Friday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

Jess Harter | Friday, September 12, 2014

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

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Post image for Arizona Beer Class canceled this week, but not for lack of trying

Maybe it was fallout from Monday’s record-setting storm. Maybe it was a delayed hangover from the Labor Day weekend.

Whatever the reason, there’ll be no Arizona Beer Class this week.

It wasn’t for lack of trying. The Arizona brewery I wanted to feature left me in the lurch three times this past week, never getting back to me as promised each time. It happens sometimes in this business, so I had a Plan B.

Unfortunately, interviews with another brewery that was my backup also fell through three times. And a third brewery – Plan C – didn’t even respond to an interview request.

Arizona Beer Class will return next week – brewery willing.

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Post image for A ‘tail’ with a happy ending: Toby is back on the farm

Some happy news on an otherwise somber day: Superstition Farm has found Toby.

The black lab disappeared from the family-run dairy farm in southeast Mesa more than a week ago, prompting friends and fans to comb the area, local shelters, and social media.

Now, the farm just announced on its Facebook page, Toby is safely back on the farm.

No word on where he was found, only that he’s “muddy, thinner and missing his collars.”

As you can see in the photo, though, he seems quite happy to be home.

Update: Glenda McNeal Stechnij from Superstition Farm commented on MXSW’s Facebook page:

Toby was taken by dove hunters…The nice thing about them was that they brought him back to hunt. A family living here at the farm notice them with Toby…called his name..His ears lit up and he came running. The hunter did say that he had tried to find his owner. We are not holding any grudges or suspicions….we are just so happy to have our dog back.

Earlier: Superstition Farm offers $1,500 reward for missing dog Toby

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Post image for Opening today: ZK Grill in Gilbert (with 50% off menu all week)

ZK Grill, a local chain of Mediterranean eateries, opens its fourth Valley location today on the northeast corner of Gilbert and Guadalupe in Gilbert.

From today through Sept. 18, customers will receive 50% off their bill at the new location, according to its Facebook page.

ZK Grill offers a variety of kabobs, gyros, shawarma, and falafel. Entrees range from $6.99-$13.99.

The chain has another location in Ahwatukee and two in Phoenix.

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Thursday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

Jess Harter | Thursday, September 11, 2014

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Wednesday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

Jess Harter | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

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Today’s specials and deals from MXSW sponsors:

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Post image for House of Brews to tap Beer Camp’s All Systems Gose at 4 p.m. Wednesday

House of Brews in Gilbert will tap a special limited-release beer, dubbed All Systems Gose, at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The beer (4.5% ABV) was created at Sierra Nevada’s pro-am “Beer Camp” by House of Brews staffer Billie McGovern, among others.

Gose is a German-style ale characterized by lemon tartness and a strong saltiness, but very little hop bitterness.

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Post image for Superstition Farm in SE Mesa offering $1,500 reward for missing dog Toby

Superstition Farm is offering a $1,500 reward for the safe return of Toby, the family farm’s friendly black lab who has been missing for a week now.

The family suspects someone – perhaps dove hunters whose shooting near the farm could have drawn Toby’s attention – picked up the dog, which is microchipped.

Superstition Farm is located near Sossaman and Elliot in southeast Mesa, about a mile north of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

When last seen, Toby was wearing a red collar and a silver chain collar. He has no other identifying marks.

Anyone with information is urged to call 602-228-5600, 602-509-8000 or 602-432-5600, or email Mooster@aol.com.

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