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Uncle Louie’s offers Sunday family night specials

Sometimes it feels good to go back to the old days, like Sunday Family Night at Uncle Louie the Restaurant.

In Uncle Louie’s old neighborhood in Brooklyn, Sunday night was the time for families and friends to get together for “pot luck” style meals. The weeknights were busy, but Sunday was for having fun.

Uncle Louie is keeping the tradition alive by offering Sunday family style dinners with entree choices of spaghetti and meatballs, penne alla vodka, or rigatoni Bolognese. All dishes come served with a large salad including house, Caesar or Greek options. Portions are ample for a family of four for $39.95. It is fun and delicious. Come join the party!

Uncle Louie the Restaurant is located in the AJ’s Marketplace at 31313 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. Call 480-595-1122 for more information and reservations.

Uncle Louie the Restaurant serves a full menu including Fresh Fish Daily and authentic Italian cuisine with New York style pizzas. Dine-in or take-away options are available. Dinner is served from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m., daily.


Oregano’s Celebrates 20-Year Anniversary

Oregano’s Pizza Bistros, the ever-popular regional  restaurant chain known for its authentic, casual Italian food, celebrates their  20-year anniversary on November 18, 2013.  In appreciation, every Oregano’s restaurant will be giving away free pizza cookies with each lunch or dinner order.   Mark S. Russell, founder and CEO said “We want to send a great big ‘thank you’ to everyone that has supported us all these years.”

Russell opened his first Oregano’s Pizza Bistro on November 18, 1993 in old Town Scottsdale — earning $777 on the opening day! Now twenty years later, his formula for success helped him grow his business from one restaurant to 13! He has also announced plans for the newest location in Cave Creek that will open in 2014. Today, Oregano’s serves about 6,000 people per day with loyal and growing dining patrons. In addition, the average staff member has worked at Oregano’s for 14 years.

Since 1993, Oregano’s menu balances straightforward Italian fare and classics with a creative regional twist.  But, the signature dessert, that has always been the favorite of local and food critics alike, is the fresh-baked “pizza cookie” served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream.  “It’s part of our culture,” said Russell.  Complimentary pizza cookies will be offered on November 18 at all locations:

  • Oreganos Old Town 3102 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale  480-970-1860
  • Oregano’s Flagstaff 605 Riordan Rd.  Flagstaff  928-773-8600
  • Oregano’s Tempe 523 W. University Drive  Tempe  480-858-0501
  • Oregano’s Tucson 4900 E. Speedway Blvd.  Tucson  520-327-8955
  • Oregano’s Phoenix 1008 E. Camelback Rd.  Phoenix  602-941-0707
  • Oregano’s Scottsdale 7215 E. Shea  Scottsdale  480-348-0500
  • Oregano’s Mesa 1130 S. Dobson Rd.  Mesa  480-962-0036
  • Oregano’s Gilbert 328 N. Gilbert Rd.  Gilbert  480-882-9336
  • Oregano’s South Tempe 1475 W. Elliott Rd.  Tempe  480-966-0401
  • Oregano’s Chandler 1960 W. Germann Rd.  Chandler  480-265-4580
  • Oregano’s Paradise Valley 4602 E. Cactus Rd.  Phoenix 602-482-0054
  • Oregano’s Glendale 6738 W. Bell Rd.  Glendale  623-223-1150

Opened November 18, 1993, the first restaurant was established as the “New Old Town Joint.”  The building was a converted adobe farmhouse which was constructed in the early 1930’s and was later turned in to a doctor’s office. In 1964 the Fant Family sold the property to the Corral Family who started selling tamales and tortillas out of the side window, and eventually opened up Hacienda Corral restaurant. In 1976, they sold it to Benito Mellino, Angelo Livi and two other partners who opened Avanti restaurant which later became Sugar Daddy’s before Oreganos opened.


Wrigley Mansion Revamp

Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge located inside the historic Wrigley Mansion Club has reopened for the season with a handsome new look and an all-new menu. The menu showcases Italian influenced steaks and seafood. The 80-plus-year-old estate is also looking better than ever thanks to a remodeling that includes,crisp new paint across the Mansion’s interiors and exteriors, while Geordie’s boasts new table settings. The wait staff wasn’t left out of the update. They received stylish new staff outfits, including classic white dress shirts offset with black ties and black vests.

The fresh look continues right into the completely modernized kitchen, where new Executive Chef Robert Nixon, a veteran of prestigious kitchens such as Christopher’s and Donovan’s Steakhouse, has planned a all new menu.

The menu incorporates house-made pastas and breads, and herbs fresh-plucked from the Wrigley’s on-property garden. Expect decadent starters such as crunchy crostini bread served with creamy Ricotta and honeycomb, from-scratch zuppas (soups) such as the Crimini & Portobello topped with a Parmesan puffed pastry, as well as an extensive selection of farm-fresh salads, and hearty sandwiches such as Italian Steak with giardiniera (pickled veggies). Plus, enjoy a daily selection of pastas, risottos, and pizza-like flatbreads from their in-house bakery.

Main courses also have a timeless Italian flare, including tagliatelle served with the chef’s daily seafood selection and pappardelle with roasted seasonal vegetables. For meat lovers, there’s an extensive selection of top-quality chops, including Pork alla Milanese (breaded, sautéed, served with arugula, olive oil, charred lemon, and shaved Parmesan), and the signature Bisteca alla Fiorentina (porterhouse for two-served with choice of three sauces and two side dishes). Meanwhile, Seafood fans, will love the ever-changing Pesce del Giorno (fish of the day), or the build-your-own Fruiti di Mare (seafood platter.) Main courses are customizable with a choice of six decedent sauces, including Peppercorn Grappa and Lemon-Pesto, while the more than a dozen family-style side dishes range from creamy Pancetta Mac & Cheese and smoky Roasted Acorn Squash, to a daily risotto special.  stk20341wnePair it all with a handcrafted cocktail or a fine wine from the Wrigley’s world-renowned collection.

The Wrigley Mansion Club is located at 2501 E. Telawa Trail in Phoenix, AZ 85016.  Due to zoning restrictions, the mansion must maintain a private club status. Social Memberships are only $15 annually, while VIP Memberships are $50 annually and includes 20% – 35% off every bottle of wine in the Wrigley’s globe-straddling collection. For more information or to make reservations please call 602-955-4079 or visit www.wrigleymansionclub.com.