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Monday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

BY Jess Harter Monday, July 25, 2016

  • Baja Joe’s: $6 stuffed burgers all day; $5 burger and beer after 5 p.m. (cantina only).
  • The Brass Tap: Military and first responders get 25% off entire bill. Team trivia at 7 p.m. with a chance to win a $10-$30 gift cards.
  • Fibber Magees: $6 all hamburgers; $4 Fireball Cinnamon Whiskey
  • Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta: Get a large two-topping pizza (pictured), large tossed salad, and order of breadsticks with cheese for $17.50 from 4-8 p.m.; seniors get buy-one-get-one-free discount all night.
  • Hungry Monk: $11.50 all-you-can-eat wings; $2.50 Blue Moon pints.
  • Jimmy & Joe’s Pizzeria: Buy dozen wings, get second dozen for $2; 16-inch pizzas for $14.95 (up to 3 free toppings); buy any pizza, get second pizza of equal or less value for $5 ($12 for Big Jimmy).
  • El Palacio: $4 Gold Cadillac margarita, fruit margarita, or 20-ounce margarita.
  • La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen: $5 house margaritas; free kids meal with purchase of adult entree.
  • My Wine Cellar: $10 wine flights (pick any three from by-the-glass menu)
  • Nicantoni’s Pizza: $1 off manicotti, meatballs (with spaghetti or in sub), Malibu, and Merlot.
  • Rania’s Kabob Grill: $5.99 chicken platters.
  • Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants: Chicken, red or green beef chimi with drink for $7.49 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Social Box Neighborhood Eatery: Kids (10 & under) eat free with paid adult.
  • Uncle Bear’s: $2 off TC Sliders; $4 22-ounce UB beers.
  • Zappone’s Italian Bistro: $5.99 spaghetti and house-made meatballs with salad from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Friday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

BY Jess Harter Friday, July 22, 2016

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If you haven’t got your tickets yet for Real, Wild & Woody – one of Arizona’s premier beer festivals – you’re in luck.

There still are some remaining for the third annual event, which will take place 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the air-conditioned Phoenix Convention Center.

More than 60 of the country’s top craft brewers, many from Arizona, will showcase their cask (real), sour (wild), and barrel-aged (woody) beers.

Real, Wild & Woody will partner with some of the Valley’s top restaurants to provide snacks for festival-goers.

Tickets are $57, which includes souvenir tasting cup, 20 beer samples, and small bites. Designated driver tickets are $25.

Here’s the list of what will be on tap (BA = barrel aged):

  • 1912: Cerezo 2016 Cherry Gose, Sour of Discord
  • 8-Bit: Starpower, Ryan’s Temporary Insanity, Ryan’s Recurring Insanity, BA Black Mage
  • Almanac: Hoppy Sour Mandarina, Cold Brew Coffee Barrel Noir, Vanilla Cherry Dogpatch
  • Arizona Wilderness: Woolsey the Wild, Graham’s Watermelon Gose, BA American Presidential Stout
  • Ballast Point: BA Victory at Sea, BA Three Sheets Rum, Raspberry Sour Wench, Juiced Up Sculpin Cask, Juiced Up Grunion Cask
  • Barrio: NCAAle, Porter, Rojo
  • Bell’s: Honey Hearted, Wild One, Amber Ale
  • BJ’s: Tatonka Stout
  • Black Hole: Spacegasm Barley Wine: Bourbon Edition, Chardonnay Stellar Saison, Event Horizon: Rye Whiskey Edition Batch #3
  • Black Market: 1945 Berliner Weisse, Tradecraft BlackBerry Sour, Tradecraft Cherry Sour
  • Borderlands: Citrana Gose, Harvest Tucson Calamondin Lime Gose, Kentucky Sunglasses
  • Craft 64: TBA
  • Dark Sky: Bluebonic Plague, Firkin Hot Chocolate, Saison de Waffles
  • Desert Eagle: Tumbleweed, She’s A Tart, 2014 Adler
  • Destihl: Lynnbrook, Synchopathic, Blueberry Gose
  • Dogfish Head: Burton Baton, Palo Santo Marron
  • Dragoon: The Cinco, Dragoon IPA, Stronghold Session Ale
  • Dubina: Pomegranate Sour, Boys In Blueberry Sour, BA Sahti
  • Firestone Walker: UDBA, Nitro DBA
  • Four Peaks: The Prickly Turd, BA Raj, BA Sirius Black
  • Goldwater: Bourbon BA Brutus Imperial Stout, Dark Saison aged with tart cherries, BA The McClelland Scotch Ale on cask
  • Goose Island: TBA
  • Gordon Biersch: Vanilla Coffee Milk Stout, Pineapple Gose, Orange Zest IPA
  • Grand Canyon: Deep in the Green, Pistachi-Yo, Spruce Lee
  • Hangar 24: TBA
  • Historic: Prickly Pus, Blood, Sweat & Cheers, Barrel Aged Piehole
  • Huss: Raspberry Mojito, Disco Dust, Magic in a Barrel
  • Ironfire: Last Rites, American Amber Sour Ale, Collateral Damage
  • Lumberyard: Anniversary Sour, Farmhouse Sour
  • McFate: Mexican Hot Chocolate, Imperial Stout, Margarita Barley Wine, BA Horchata Porte
  • Mike Hess: BA Magna Cucurbita, Bourbon BA Deceptio
  • Mother Bunch: Blood Orange, HoppyMotto, Chocolater
  • Mother Road: BA 3rd Anniversary, BA 4th Anniversary, Wooden Spoke Pear Kolsch, Cask Conditioned Tower Station, IPA
  • Mudshark: BA Molé Stout, BA Bandito Stout, Shark Funk
  • New Belgium: Fruit Fly, Tart Lychee, Fat Wild Ale, BA Blackberry Barleywine
  • North Mountain: NIB Imperial Stout, Czech Your Mind, BA CardinAle Red
  • O.H.S.O.: Buffalo Stout, Kumquat Saison, The Jam
  • Odell: Zard Alu, Meddler, Prop Culture
  • Papago: Cherry Blossom
  • Peoria Artisan: Red Bite, Artisan Arsonist, Hunnyhal
  • Phoenix Ale: Splash 2.0, Sir Shake A Lot
  • Prescott: Raven Maniac, PB&J Bumbleberry, Palate Stomper, Mango Willow
  • Prison Hill: Our First Woody, Our Woody’s Date
  • Public: Rose Nylund
  • SanTan: Bourbon BA Sex Panther, BA Epicenter, BA Grenache Ale, Lavender Vanilla Cream Ale, Idaho-7 Dry Hopped IPA
  • Sierra Nevada: Earl’s IPA, P24 Sour Saison, Otra Vez, 2014 Maillard’s Odyssey
  • Sonoran: Burning Bird IPA, Pink Peppercorn & Fennel Saison
  • Stone: Bourbon BA Arrogant Bastard Ale, 2015 Double Bastard in the Rye, 2015 Southern Charred, Enjoy After 10.31.16 IPA
  • Sun Up: Bourbon BA White Russian 2 (squared), Young Modern, Red Flash (plus surprise casks)
  • That: Lemon Zest Kolsch, Young Modern Apple Lager aged in Gewürztraminer Barrel, Bourbon BA Red Flash, Rocky’s Revenge XXIPA w/Rakau hops, Copper Dome Pilsner w/ Manderina Bavaria hops
  • The Address: Downpour term delbac
  • Beer Research Institute: Mjango Unchained on Brett, Anniversary Ale, Morning Wood
  • The Perch: Zilla’s Cucumber ESB, Whiskey Oak Aged Belgian Peach, Blueberry Brett
  • The Shop/Cartel: Galactic Porter Patrol, Cranbretta, Birch DPA, Firkin Coffee Brown
  • Thunder Canyon: Doble Diablo, Quad the Impaler, Pantalons de Fantaisie
  • Two Brothers: Zut Alors, Foudre 42
  • Uncle Bear’s: Blasted Bear British, Ruff Night Imperial, Farm House Dog
  • Victory: Kirsch Gose Sour Cherry Beer, Dry Hopped Brett Pils, Tart Ten
  • Wanderlust: 928 Local, Gold Barrel Brett, Bahnhof Gose
  • Woodchuck: Private Reserve Cherry, Private Reserve Barrel Select
  • Wren House: Peach & Cream Wrenovation, Globe Miami Weisse Cask, Mesquite Barrel Aged DO-JO

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Utah-based Kneaders Bakery & Café opens its 16th Arizona location – and 13th in the Valley – Friday on the northwest corner of 42nd Street and Indian School in Phoenix.

The first 100 guests through the door Friday and Saturday will get a free serving of Kneaders’ famous Chunky Cinnamon French toast (pictured).

The breakfast menu also offers pancakes, omelets, and croissant sandwiches.

The lunch and dinner menus feature sandwiches, soups, and salads. In addition, Kneaders sells more than 40 kinds of artisan bread and pastries to-go.

Hours are 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

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Want to learn more about cask beers? OHSO in Arcadia will host a special ‘‘Ask the Cask Manager’’ event at 5 p.m. Friday with Sierra Nevada cask manager Zak Driscoll.

Also taking part will be OHSO’s Josh Goodstein and Scott Brady, and Sierra Nevada rep Ben VanderMeer.

(For the non-beer geeks, cask ales are unfiltered and unpasteurized, and conditioned and served from a cask without the use of carbon dioxide or nitrogen.)

For the first time ever in Arizona, a cask of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale hopped with Mosaic and Nelson will be tapped.

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is the No. 2-selling craft beer in the country, but Friday will be an opportunity to taste the so-called ‘‘real’’ version you may never encounter again.

There also will be a cask of OHSO Hoppy Ale with Nelson, mango, and grapefruit on tap.

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New Belgium brewer Chris McCombs is in the Valley today for some tappings of the Fort Collins, Colo., brewery’s ‘‘Collabeeration’’ ales.

New Belgium celebrated its 25th anniversary last month by releasing five collaboration beers that ‘‘reinterpreted’’ its flagship Fat Tire amber ale:

  • Fat Funk Ale (collaboration with Allagash Brewing)
  • Fat Sour Apple Ale (with Hopworks Urban Brewery)
  • Fat Hoppy Ale (with Firestone Walker Brewing)
  • Fat Pale Ale (with Rhinegeist Brewery)
  • Fat Wild Ale (with Avery Brewing)

All five – along with Lips of Faith Tart Lychee (American wild ale), Juicy Mandarina IPA, and Fruit Fly (passion fruit Citra sour ale) – will be on tap from 3-6 p.m. today at Papago Brewing in Scottsdale.

Papago will have $1 off all New Belgium drafts during that time.

At 6 p.m., McCombs will head to Tempe’s Boulders on Broadway, where there will be 25 New Belgium beers on tap tonight.

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Thursday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

BY Jess Harter Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Ahipoki Bowl to open 2nd AZ location Thursday in Chandler

BY Jess Harter Wednesday, July 20, 2016

California-based Ahipoki Bowl, a fast-casual Hawaiian poke restaurant, will open its second Arizona location Thursday southeast of the intersection of I-10 and Ray in west Chandler.

The building, located on 54th Street in front of Bed Bath & Beyond, formerly was home to Federico’s Mexican restaurant.

Ahipoki Bowl features ahi tuna, salmon, albacore, spicy tuna, octopus, scallops, yellowtail, or shrimp on a bed of rice or lettuce. Diners then customize their bowls with various toppings and sauces.

The first Arizona location opened in Scottsdale in April to huge crowds.

“Ahipoki is the fastest-growing poke concept in the nation with four locations in California and now two in Arizona with several more planned within the next 12 months,” says Jason Jantzen, managing partner of Ahipoki Bowl Arizona.

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Get free pizza Thursday at MOD Pizza opening in Gilbert

BY Jess Harter Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Seattle-based fast-casual chain MOD Pizza opens its 10th Valley location – and seventh in the East Valley – Thursday on the northwest corner of Cooper and Warner in Gilbert.

The first 52 people in line will receive a free pizza. Others will be entered in a drawing for free pizzas for a year and other prizes.

The doors open at noon, and 100% of pizza sales on opening day will be donated to East Valley Firefighter Charities.

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Wednesday specials & deals from MXSW sponsors

BY Jess Harter Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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