This weekend, Cardinals fan have one thing on their minds–and televisions: the Cardinals season opener on Sunday. If you’re hungry for even more Cardinals-ness, check out these local specials catered to Cardinals fans.
Free cupcakes at Sprinkles Cupcakes: On Sunday, Sept. 9, anyone wearing Cardinals gear including jerseys, shirts and hats will get a free Cardinals red velvet cupcake at Sprinkles. Limit one cupcake per guest wearing Cardinals apparel. Sprinkles Cupcakes is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. www.sprinkles.com.
Breakfast specials at Rico’s American Grill: Rico’s American Grill in Phoenix is launching an NFL-inspired breakfast happy hour this weekend, coinciding with the first Cardinals game. The menu features new $5.99 menu with specialty breakfast cocktails for $6 each. This daily breakfast happy hour will run through the football season from 7 to 11 a.m. The gridiron menu includes the Arizona Cardinals omelet, filled with chorizo, jalapeño peppers and pepper jack cheese. But the Rico’s menu doesn’t just have goods for Cardinals fans: the Chicago Bears omelet comprises sausage, onions and mozzarella cheese; and the Seattle Seahawks omelet has maple-smoked salmon and white cheddar cheese. This breakfast happy hour menu also includes classic a.m. eats, like pancakes, fried egg sandwich, breakfast tots and a berry parfait. To quench your thirst, the cocktails are also football-themed, with “The Cardinal,” “Half-Time Show,” “Touchdown” and “4th Down.” www.squawpeakhilton.com/dining/ricosag/.
Saturday Tailgates and Sunday Brunches at El Santo: To kick off the football season–and continuing all season long–El Santo in Scottsdale offers tasty specials including $25 pre-game brunch with bottomless mimosas, all-days $2 mimosas, $2 tacos, $3 drafts, $5 Bloody Marys, $6 beer-garitas and much more. www.elsantocantina.com.
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