National Hot Dog Day at Wimpy’s Paradise

Jess Harter | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Wimpy’s Paradise, downtown Chandler sibling of the soon-to-reopen Pittsburgh Willy’s hot dog shop, is celebrating National Hot Dog Day today with several deals:

  • The specialty dog of the day (today: The Freddie G Dog) with chips and soda for $5
  • The world-famous, Twinkie-cradled Twilly Dog (pictured) for just $2.50
  • A regular 6-inch Hebrew National all-beef kosher hot dog on a no-seed bun for $2.

The first two deals will run through Sunday. Check Wimpy’s Facebook page to find out the specialty dog of the day.

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Post image for Get 4 pot pies for $20 this week at Piefection in Mesa

Piefection in northeast Mesa is offering a special deal this week as part of its Customer Appreciation Month: Get four pot pies for $20.

The pot pies come in five varieties – pizza, green chile por, Italian beef, turkey, and chicken – and are available hot or frozen to bake at home. 

Pot pies normaly are $5.50-$7. Customers must mention “customer appreciation” and buy in multiples of four for the deal.

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Post image for Wednesday: Valley breweries & bars giving away 80 stainless steel growlers

It’s less than 48 hours until you’ll be able to (legally) fill your stainless steel, aluminum, or ceramic growlers with beer in Arizona.

Eight local venues will be giving away Arizona Craft Brewers Guild stainless steel growlers – 10 at each location – Wednesday night at midnight:

World of Beer will fill all winners’ growler with an Arizona craft beer for free.

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Saturday: Firestone Walker event at Taste of Tops

Jess Harter | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Taste of Tops in Tempe will be tapping seven Firestone Walker beers at 3 p.m. Saturday:

  • FW 16th Anniversary
  • FW 17th Anniversary
  • Parabola
  • Stickee Monkee
  • Velvet Merlin
  • Union Jack
  • Wookey Jack

Firestone Walker rep Jeff Prior will be on hand from 5-7 p.m. to talk about the Paso Robles, Calif., brewery.

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It’s Tuesday, which means taco deals…

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Post image for This week’s ‘Taste of Romeo’s’ menu: Risi Bisi con Milanesa & Kasseri Chicken

Risi Bisi con Milanesa and Kasseri Chicken will be the featured entrees at this week’s “Taste of Romeo’s Euro Cafe” dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The five-course dinners, hosted by chef Romeo Taus and his wife, Janice, highlight a rotating selection from the Gilbert restaurant’s regular menu.

July 24 ‘Taste of Romeo’s’ menu

  • Feta Dill Fritters: A blend of gyros meat, feta cheese, fresh dill, spinach, and pine nuts with yogurt sauce.
  • Panzanella Salad: Arugula, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, red onions, piquillos, capers, sugar snap peas, fresh basil, homemade croutons, goat cheese fritter.
  • Risi Bisi con Milanesa: Brown rice, black beans, peppadew peppers, hominy, onions, peas cooked in chicken broth, lightly breaded pan-fried pork cutlets, parsley-cilantro salad, and lemon wedges.
  • Kasseri Chicken: Sauteed chicken breast, pepperoncinis, kalamatas, roasted garlic, kasseri cheese, and black peppercorns layered with roasted red peppers in a marsala cream sauce.
  • Dark Desire: Dense roasted hazelnut-chocolate cake soaked in a Frangelico syrup and layered with dark chocolate
  • mousse, covered in chocolate ganache and roasted hazelnuts.

Cost is $25 per person, and you can add five wine tastings for another $10. RSVP: 480-962-4224.

Related: Romeo Taus ‘engineers’ culinary success with Euro Cafe

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Post image for Get free coffee drink Tuesday at Liberty Market in Gilbert

When restaurateur Joe Johnston (pictured) renovated and preserved much of Gilbert’s historic Liberty Market back in 2008, one decidedly un-Arizona addition was a vintage Faema E61 espresso machine.

For an Italophile and coffee expert like Johnston (he founded the Valley’s Coffee Plantation chain back in 1989), the Faema E61 not only is one of the best espresso machines ever built, it’s also a work of art.

Liberty Market’s E61 was bought used in Milan, Italy, then painstakingly refurbished by Mr. Espresso in Oakland. When Liberty opened in October 2008, it became the centerpiece of the eatery’s E61 espresso bar.

To celebrate the 49th birthday of Liberty’s E61, the downtown market will be giving away free classic Italian coffee drinks – espresso, macchiato, and cappuccino – from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday. No to-go cups are allowed.

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If you’re looking for a last-minute idea for something to do tonight, seats are still available for the Four Peaks beer dinner at Chao Urban Asian Eatery in Chandler.

The menu has been changed from the one originally announced – it’s now five courses instead of four – but the cost still is $40 per person. RSVP: 480-855-0522.

Four Peaks beer dinner menu:

  • Our Favorite App Platter with Peach Ale
  • Thai Sausage Salad with Hefeweizen
  • Dover Sole and shredded fruit with Short Hop
  • Spicy Pineapple Curry with Hop Knot
  • Green Tea Ice Cream with Lefty Lager

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