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Remember it’s Facebook Friday, which means you get 10% off your bill if you mention the word of the day (found on the pizzeria’s Facebook page), like them on Facebook, or check in on Facebook.

Other specials today include an eggplant dinner and salad for $9.95, and $3.25 Strawberitas and Summer Shanty.

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Post image for Tonight: Historic Brewing tap takeover at Craft 64 in Old Town Scottsdale

Starting at 6 p.m., the pizzeria and bar will have several of the Flagstaff brewery’s ales on tap, including:

  • Piehole Porter, a cherry vanilla porter (nitro version)
  • Short Shorts Session IPA
  • Opposable IPA
  • Joy Ryed, a rye pale ale
  • Undercover Cucumber, a cucumber-basil lager

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Post image for MXSW’s newest sponsor: El Palacio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Chandler

Please welcome El Palacio, which is located on the northwest corner of Gilbert and Germann roads in the Crossroads Towne Center, as MXSW’s newest sponsor.

The sit-down Mexican restaurant offers a huge selection of 38 lunch specials and a dinner menu with traditional favorites like burritos, tostadas, and even fajitas.

A salsa bar offers a wide range of chef-owner Anthony Serrano’s award-winning salsas. (Among Serrano’s trophies: My Nana’s Salsa Challenge, the Arizona Taco Fest, and the Maricopa Salsa Festival.)

There are a slew of weekly specials. Two of the best are $1.50 tacos and $3 Mexican drafts on Tuesdays and $2 street tacos and $3 Mexican drafts on Thursdays.

Please thank El Palacio for its support of local food and drink coverage.

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

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Post image for Tonight: Founders beer dinner at House of Brews in Gilbert

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Post image for Tonight: The Brass Tap in Mesa to host Bell’s Beer Skool

Bell’s rep Beer Kristine will be explaining and sampling several of the Michigan brewery’s offerings, including:

  • Oberon wheat ale
  • Two Hearted IPA
  • Expedition Stout
  • Lager of the Lakes (just the second keg in Arizona)

The 6 p.m. class is $8.

The Brass Tap is located at Mesa Riverview.

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Post image for Longtime East Valley restaurant The Landmark in Mesa to close May 31

Owners Don and Candy Ellis, New Hampshire natives who bought the iconic restaurant in 1981, announced it will close May 31.

The Landmark truly is a landmark, listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Located on the southwest corner of Extension and Main, about a half-mile west of downtown Mesa, the red building began life as a Mormon church in 1908.

The small complex — the original building was joined by a recreational hall in the 1920s and a smaller meeting hall in the ’30s — has gone through several incarnations.

In 1963, it housed Phoenix College’s first Mesa branch, which later became Mesa Community College.

Since 1972, though, it’s been a restaurant. It was called Roach’s Schoolhouse Restaurant when taken over by the Ellises, who gave it the most recent name.

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For the past 30 years, the menu has featured old-fashioned American comfort foods, such as beef stroganoff, braised pot roast, and stuffed meatloaf.

Its signature menu item, though, has been its award-winning salad bar, a cornucopia of hot and cold salads, side dishes, soups, and pastries that takes up an entire room (partially shown above).

The Ellises have sold the complex to a Peoria company that will use it as a wedding venue.

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