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Get down and ‘derby’ deals in the Valley

If you are looking for something other than Cinco de Mayo celebrations this weekend, maybe the Kentucky Derby is more your style. Saturday, May 3, presents the 140th Kentucky Derby, which some describe as the most exciting two minutes in sports. There are several Kentucky Derby parties for women to dress up in spring dresses and giant hats and men to dress in their best seersuckers suits.

    Turf Paradise: This huge, spring party has all the Kentucky Derby musts including mint juleps and a fashion judging of traditional Derby clothes of bonnets, sundresses and suits. There are a variety of choices, depending on your budget, including a “Top of the Park” suite that encompasses a view of the infield lakes and two racetracks, a Turf Club Buffet that includes private televisions for viewing, a Clubhouse and Players’ Buffet that get you closer to the horses and the cheering crowd and finally, a Party on the Rail that lets you get up close to the race. All areas include Kentucky Derby food and drinks. Don’t forget to stay for the Hat and Ensemble contest!
    Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess: This party is comprised of a Kentucky Derby Brunch and Lawn Party. Live blues music will accompany the mint juleps, bourbon tastings, buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, crab Louie, shrimp and grits and truffled mac ‘n’ cheese. If you haven’t divulged enough, then continue on to dessert with lemon meringue tarts, red velvet cupcakes and chocolate bourbon pecan pies. You can also try signature cocktails including a “Seersucker” cocktail with bourbon, peach and mint, “The Derby” with bourbon, sweet vermouth, orange curaçao and lime or the “Kentucky Cousin” with Know Creek Bourbon Cherry Herring, lemon and black tea. Once you have eaten your fill, you can play horseshoes and lawn games, take pictures with four-time National Champion racehorse, Saul, or enjoy the women in their stylish hats and men in their suits.
    The Phoenician in Scottsdale: Like the other two events, The Phoenician will host a Kentucky Derby Party with a special viewing party on the Orchid Lawn. The party will include flat screen TVs covering the pre-race festivities and the race itself. Women can compete in the best hat contest and men can win the best Southern fashion contest. Festivities will also include a Winner’s Circle raffle and a delicious Southern menu.

If you want a more low-key atmosphere to watch the race, visit one of these local restaurants to try a Kentucky Derby-inspired cocktail:
    Phoenix Public Market Café: The TNT, $8, contains Arizona Distilling Company Copper City Bourbon, tamarind paste, pequin chili simple syrup and fresh-squeezed lemon
    J&G Steakhouse: Whiskey Passion Fruit Fizz, $13, is composed of Passion Fruit Chili Bar syrup, bourbon and ginger ale
    Crudo: No Name, $12, is made of Smooth Ambler Old Scout Bourbon, Montenegro, Bonal, St. Elizabeth allspice Dram and Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitters, served in a chilled coupe
    Central Bistro: Old Fashioned, $10, has Wild Turkey Rye, Demerara syrup and old fashion bitters
    Del Frisco’s Grille: Tennessee Peach, $5, mixes Jack Daniel’s, fresh peaches, honey and fresh lime juice
    American TapHouse: Mint Julep, $3, is a classic drink that can be paired with a delicious BBQ pulled pork sandwich

So whether you are watching the races or just want to try something new, check out these local events and specials this weekend!

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American TapHouse rolls out new happy hour

American TapHouse, a high-energy, family-oriented restaurant, is rolling out a brand new happy hour that offers delicious award-winning food at a price everyone can smile about. Open since November of 2013, the Gilbert restaurant is a great dining spot in the East Valley with plenty to offer.

Seven days a week at American TapHouse you can enjoy their new happy hour from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Choose their Award Winning Wings for $3 served in your choice of buffalo, BBQ or house dry rub. Also on the menu is their Beer Queso Cheese Dip for just $4. This bowl of cheesy goodness is served with three warm pretzel sticks. Sink your teeth into their Carnitas Sliders for $5. This tender shredded pork is served on three soft jalapeno rolls with pepper jelly and fries.

Three Olives drink specials are offered for $3 all day every day and from 9:00 p.m. to close American Taphouse’s reverse happy hour offers $3.00 well drinks and food specials seven nights a week.

If you can’t make it out to happy hour, American TapHouse will deliver any of their mouthwatering dishes off their regular lunch or dinner menus to your door. All of their burgers are charbroiled to order with Certified Angus Beef ®. Try their Caballero Burger, stacked with lightly fried onion and poblano strings. American TapHouse also serves farm fresh salads and American comfort foods like their Mom’s Meatloaf, Chicken Fried Steak and Adult Mac & Cheese. In addition,American TapHouse has a full list of award winning pizzas. For those who want to try any of their 24 beers on tap or selection of wines, American TapHouse offers FREE delivery for everything on their menu if you live within a three mile radius. Located at 1026 S. Gilbert Rd., American TapHouse is one of the few restaurants with this special delivery permit.

For menus and more info: AmericanTH.com.