Foodie news roundup for the week of March 5.
Help the Phoenix Children’s Hospital by eating burritos! On Wednesday, March 14, from 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., all Arizona Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants will donate half of all fundraiser sales to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the country with nearly 1,000 pediatric specialists helping children throughout Arizona. Customers simply need to mention the fundraiser to the cashier before payment.
On Wednesday, March 14 (Pi Day!), from 2 p.m. to close, at all Fired Pie locations, any one-topping pizza is just $3.14 with purchase of a drink. This deal is not valid on third party delivery services.
Match Restaurant & Lounge at FOUND:RE Phoenix is helping to give denim a new lease on life by partnering with Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling program. From March 1 through 31, when diners bring their old denim in to Match to contribute to this program, they receive 20 percent off their entire bill. (The Blue Jeans Go Green program collects denim that would otherwise end up in landfills and then partners with Bonded Logic, Inc. to upcycle it into UltraTouch Denim Insulation, a natural cotton fiber insulation. Each year, a portion of this recycled insulation is distributed to communities in need.)
This month, the Arizona Biltmore turns 89, and to celebrate, the resort’s signature restaurant, Wrights (pictured), has curated a series of exclusive pours to create a special bubbly menu of Champagnes by the glass that will be on offer now through the remainder of the year. Can’t-beat pricing for these toast-makers include $16 glasses of Domaine Carneros, Brut, $29 glasses of Veuve Clicquot, and $62 glasses of Dom Perignon Champagne.
Dina Zappone, owner of Zappone’s Italian Bistro and Catering, debuts The Cottage, on March 14 in Gilbert. The a charming wedding venue, complete with catering, vendor services and wedding packages, hosts an exclusive Open House event on the 14th from 4 to 7 p.m., featuring food tastings and preferred vendors on site. (Individual tours can also be scheduled starting at 11 a.m. that same day. Space is limited and reservations are required to attend.) Open House RSVPs can be made via firstname.lastname@example.org; individual tour appointments can be scheduled via www.thecottageweddings.com.
Join three-time World Series-winning manager and Baseball Hall of Famer Tony La Russa alongside Major League Baseball’s biggest stars for Dinner of Champions, returning to Steak 44 in Phoenix on Tuesday, March 13. Dinner of Champions benefits the Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF), a national leader in animal welfare. Guests of the event will enjoy Steak 44’s five-star cuisine, including vegetarian options and complimentary bar, while visiting with La Russa, MLB celebrities, NFL players and coaches. (Past attendees of this event include Mark McGwire, Albert Pujols, Jerry Reinhart, Bruce Arians, Bob Melvin, Ann Meyers Drysdale, Luis Gonzalez, Robin Yount, Steve Keim, Mark Grace, Sal Bando, Reggie Sanders, Joe Carter, George Brett, Barry Larkin, Danny Nelson, Jason Dundee, Brock Osweiler, CJ Procise, Mike Berkovici, Justin Turner, Joc Peterson and many more!) Visit www.steak44.com to get more information or call 602.271.4400 to make a reservation.
On Tuesday, March 14, Sauce Pizza & Wine is giving pizza lovers a reason to celebrate National Pi Day by offering $3.14 cheese pizzas, with a purchase of $7 or more for e-family members. In order to receive this deal, guests must simply mention Pi Day when ordering. Dine-in only.
TEXAZ Grill will be offering $3.14 slices of their homemade pecan pie all day long (regularly $6) on National Pi Day.
Celebrate Pi Day at MidiCi the Neapolitan Pizza Co. Enjoy any Specialty Pizza (price ranges up to $11.50) for the same price as a Margherita Pizza ($7.50) all day on 3/14.
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PHX Beer Co.’s Scottsdale location, the locally-owned restaurant and brewery, recently added a dog menu for their puppy-friendly patio.
Soon enough, you can even have the chance to meet Chef Robert Irvine as he takes part in the first-annual Nirvana, a one-of-a-kind food festival taking place at Sanctuary on Camelback April 27-30. Read on to learn about Irvine's most recent trip to Arizona and why "tiki" is the theme of his Nirvana event, Torch.