Sips & Bites: News you can use from the Phoenix restaurant community

Quick sips & bites of news about what’s going on around the Phoenix restaurant community, breweries and wineries.

Start 2021 off celebrating National Bloody Mary Day

New Year’s Day lands on a Friday in 2021 so nobody is in a hurry to get back to work so continue celebrating the New Year with a Bloody Mary. U.S. Egg, Pedal Haus Brewery, Angry Crab Shack, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria and Twin Peaks are all celebrating the A.M. cocktail favorite. Signature Bloody Marys are shaking up your morning as you get ready for what 2021 has in store.

Restaurants continue open new locations around the valley.

Not only is Dog Haus opening a new location but so are Z’ Tejas, Angry Crab Shack & Thai Chili 2 Go. The popular Southwestern & Mexican cuisine restaurant is opening a new lakeside restaurant in February at Scottsdale’s Mercado de Lago on Hayden Rd. at Via de Ventura. Angry Crab Shack has already started serving seafood and its popular Seafood Boils at its 12th Arizona location in Laveen. Thai Chili 2 Go is opening its 11th quick casual restaurant in Gilbert on December 30th.

Still time to order take-out or make a reservation for NYE.

Restaurants continue to take reservations and planning for take-out food as we say good bye to 2020. This updated list has restaurants around the valley serving up your last meal of 2020.

Restaurants continue to give and give in the holiday season.

In November Dominick’s Steak House, Ocean 44 and Steak 44 raised over $64,000 for local charities. Make A-Wish Foundation Arizona, PANDA and The Phoenix Heart Ball/ American Heart Association will benefit from the money raised.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has raised over $110,000 in 2020 for No Kid Hungry through its fundraising initiatives. May 2021 be as generous to the local community from Phoenix restaurants.

Fired Pie celebrates National Cheese Pizza Day & supports No Kid Hungry campaign.

As Americans we love our pizza, some of us more than others, so much so we eat about 350 slices of pizza per second. That’s the reason why all 15 Phoenix area locations of Fired Pie will be celebrating National Cheese Pizza Day on Monday Sept. 5th with 1/2 off Cheese Pizzas with the purchase of a drink.

Photo credit Kris Moony
Photo credit Kris Moony

Donate & get a free Pookie

All through the month of September you can help a hungry kid as Fired Pie will be participating in the No Kid Hungry campaign. For every $2 you donate to No Kid Hungry, Fired Pie will give you a voucher for a FREE Pookie on your next visit. You will have 2 months to redeem your voucher.  Last year Fired Pie raised $8,000.00 for No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry connects kids to good meals at school or at home and teaches low-income families to cook healthy, affordable meals. The No Kid Hungry network consists of private citizens, non-profits, public officials and business’s to provide innovative ways to solve the hunger issues of today’s youth.

Fired Pie

The locally owned Fired Pie allows you to build your own pizzas by picking the dough, sauce and toppings then bakes the pizza for you. There are currently 15 restaurants in the Phoenix area with a new Mesa restaurant open before year’s end. There are 2 locations in Tucson with their 1st out-of-state restaurant set to open in Las Vegas next year.