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Pink Pony kicks off Summer Crafty Dinner Series

This May through August, Pink Pony in Scottsdale will be kicking off its Summer Crafty Dinner Series.
Each Crafty Dinner will pair craft beer, local spirits and ingredients with Executive Chef, Stephen K. Eldridge’s, playful contemporary comfort cuisine. Each dish on the menus will be custom crafted to specifically partner with each crafty beer or cocktail.
Each meal will be prix fixe and will include multiple courses of individual and family style plates.

The Lineup:
Thursday, May 14, 2015 – SanTan Brewing Company, Chandler, AZ
Thursday, June 4, 2015 – Green Flash Brewing Company, San Diego, CA
Thursday, June 25, 2015 – AZ Bitters Lab, Chandler, AZ
Thursday, August 6, 2015 – Uncle Bear’s Brewery, Phoenix, AZ
Thursday, August 27, 2015 – Rare Beers from Around the Land

Stay tuned for the menus and additional information at www.pinkponyscottsdale.com
If you choose to participate, there will be live campaigns running on social media using these hashtags:

#CraftyBeerDinner
#PinkPonyAZ
#EatAndDrinkAtThePony
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Fogo de Chão adds spring menu items

With the official first day of spring on March 20, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse just launched and is celebrating the season of renewal by introducing unique and inviting menu items. Fogo’s culinary innovation team created light and healthy salads and a refreshing cocktail inspired by the abundance of seasonal produce.

“We know our guests associate the Fogo de Chão name with variety, fresh ingredients, choice meat and an authentically Brazilian experience,” says Director of Marketing Andy Feldmann. “I’m confident that this season’s new additions will perfectly complement our menu and rival our house specialties in taste and popularity.”

Spring menu additions include:

vcsPRAsset_2525997_143314_77091a98-93c4-48b1-9c79-8b42524b790c_0Sugar Snap and Purple Cabbage Salad:

A perfect complement to the spring and summer seasons, the Sugar Snap and Purple Cabbage Salad is a refreshing start to an elegant meal at Fogo. This light and vibrant salad features a healthy combination of green peas, sugar snap peas, red cabbage, red grape tomatoes and red onion topped with a green onion vinaigrette.

vcsPRAsset_2525997_143315_cb5699ec-e889-42ba-af66-f1a38bebaf60_0Watermelon, Feta and Cucumber Salad:

 The Watermelon, Feta and Cucumber Salad balances the sweetness of seasonal watermelon with the crispness of cucumbers. Tossed with feta cheese, garnished with fresh mint and topped with a balsamic glaze, this salad is a distinctive and delicious addition to the Market Table.

vcsPRAsset_2525997_143313_7656aeb1-3419-4c4b-b97d-4716aed1f329_0Cucumber Smash:

Combining the smooth finish of Hendrick’s Gin with crisp cucumber, the Cucumber Smash is the perfect beverage to unwind with after a long day. This cool, refreshing cocktail is balanced by fresh mint, lemon juice and simple syrup.

Additionally, Fogo will continue to serve cured, center cut bone-in pork chops, which are butchered in-house, enlivened by a Brazilian spice rub and carved tableside by gaucho chefs. The fire-roasted meat emerged as a guest favorite after its debut on the fall/winter menu.

The full menu at this authentic Southern Brazilian steakhouse features an extensive variety of delectable, fire-roasted meats that are specially carved by gaucho chefs to each guest’s preference. Diners can enjoy selections such as the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, lamb chops, the center cut bone-in pork chop, and chicken wrapped in bacon, to name a few.

Fogo offers a colorful gourmet Market Table with an abundance of seasonal salads, the freshest vegetables, hot side dishes, a charcuterie area, smoked salmon and much more. Southern Brazilian side dishes such as pão de queijo (warm cheese bread), crispy hot polenta, and caramelized bananas are served family style. A tempting dessert menu, creative and classic cocktails, and an award-winning wine list complement the dining experience. Guests can also try the newly-introduced lighter seafood selection or enjoy the gourmet Market Table only option.

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Fleming’s renovates decor and menu

Fleming’s Scottsdale, located at 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd., has renovated its property to a more modern and architecturally hip environment. To go along with the new space, it has also released a few new items on an extended happy hour menu.

IMG_2129The location’s most unique new factor is the wood flooring in the entry way – it is made of wine barrels! They took barrels that had previously contained their wine selections and had them refinished and flattened into an attractive flooring.

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The new bulb lights, add a new and hip vibe that is perfect for both business meetings or date night, for both retirees and millennials.

Fleming’s has always had a happy hour menu, known as “5 for $6 until 7PM” where there are five selections of each: cocktails, wine and appetizers. Because of the success of this menu, management has decided to extend this idea to a later, but just as delicious, happy hour.

This new menu is called “8 for $9 ’til 10PM” and has the same idea: it offers eight different selections off cocktails, wine and food.

Some of these selections include:

IMG_2140Wine and Cocktails:

  • PROSECCO, Mionetto, Italy
  • BOURGOGNE, Jean-Claude Boisset, France
  • WINTER CHAI MULE, Svedka Vanilla Vodka
  • SPICED MANGO SMASH, Kraken Black Spiced Rum
  • BOURBON PEACH MARTINI, Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • CHOCOLATE LAVA MILKSHAKE, Bulleit Rye Whiskey

 

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FLIGHT OF THE BALVENIE SINGLE MALT SCOTCH DRAMS: DoubleWood 12 Year Old, Caribbean Cask 14 Year Old and DoubleWood 17 Year Old

 

 

 

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HOUSEMADE BURRATA – This is a perfect item as a family-friendly appetizer. They are fried cheese balls with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce.

FILET MIGNON FLATBREAD – The quality of steak at Fleming’s never falls short, so ordering this fair-sized serving on-top of a flatbread is never a wrong choice.

AHI TUNA TACOS – These are the favorite on the menu. The quality of the tuna is high, the veggies are fresh and flavorful, and the tortilla has the most gentle crunch.

SHORT RIB EMPANADAS – What a joy to bite into with rich and spicy flavors of chile and beef. The creamy, green dipping sauce served on the side is a must for every bite!IMG_2132

LOBSTER LETTUCE WRAPS – Wow. That is all that needs to be said. (See picture to the left)

WARM CINNAMON-DUSTED DONUTS – These are literally fluffy, round bites of joy. They are the best donut hole that can be imagined, with the option of lemon curd or cherry sauce topping – or both!

DECONSTRUCTED BALVENIE S’MORE – In order to believe it’s magic, this dish must be tried in person.

 

 

 

 

 

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NYPD launches summer menu

NYPD Pizza, a locally owned and family operated pizza kitchen with ten locations throughout metro-Phoenix, released its spring/summer seasonal menu today. The menu features Roasted Caprese Pizza topped with fresh rosemary, Strawberry Fields Forever Salad mixed with almonds and Gorgonzola, and a sweet twist on cannoli for dessert, the Strawberry Pizzoli:

Roasted Caprese Pizza
The seasonal Roasted Caprese Pizza is topped with slow roasted, vine-ripened tomatoes and a hint of fresh rosemary. Add delicious smoked mozzarella, a drizzle of sweet and tangy balsamic glaze and freshly chopped basil, and the Roasted Caprese Pizza is a refreshing take on summer.

Strawberry Fields Forever Salad
Back for an encore performance! Mixed greens, fresh strawberries, Fuji apples, sliced almonds and Gorgonzola tossed with tangy, low-fat Zinfandel vinaigrette.

Strawberry Pizzoli
NYPD Pizza has taken its famous homemade cannoli recipe and turned it into a tasty pizza dessert pie. A thin and delicately flaky sweetened pizza crust is topped with NYPD Pizza’s authentic cannoli filling, layered with sliced strawberries, sliced almonds and finished with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Perfect for sharing.

“We selected dishes that are both fresh and sweet,” said Rich Stark, CEO of NYPD Pizza. “Our Roasted Caprese Pizza is topped with fresh ingredients like chopped basil, rosemary and vine-ripened tomatoes, and we are sweetening up our seasonal salad and dessert with fresh strawberries. The spring and summer menu offers a refreshing escape from the heat.”

In addition to its seasonal menu launch, NYPD Pizza recently announced its plans to open two new locations. This spring, NYPD Pizza will open at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 2. This summer, NYPD Pizza will open a new location in the heart of Tempe’s Mill Avenue District on the Northwest corner of 3rd Street and Mill Avenue (222 S. Mill Avenue, #127, Tempe, AZ 85281).

For more information or to learn more about NYPD Pizza’s ten locations throughout metro-Phoenix, visit www.aznypdpizza.com, or follow on Twitter: @NYPD_Pizza and Facebook.

About NYPD Pizza
NYPD Pizza has served more than 2.5 million pizzas to families throughout the Greater Phoenix Area for more than 17 years. Locally owned and operated by Richard Stark, CEO and majority shareholder, NYPD Pizza has ten neighborhood restaurants and is the only pizzeria in the metropolitan area that offers a private-label beer, called NYPD Uptown Amber Ale™, custom crafted by The Phoenix Ale Brewery. NYPD Pizza is the proud winner of the 2013, 2012 and 2011 Phoenix New Times Readers’ Choice award for “Best Pizza Slice.” Carryout, delivery, express lunch specials and catering services are available at all ten Valley-wide locations. For more information please visit www.aznypdpizza.com.

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McDonald’s will add calorie count to menu

McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries.

The world’s biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on restaurant and drive-thru menus nationwide starting Monday. The move comes ahead of a regulation that could require major chains to post the information as early as next year.

“We want to voluntarily do this,” said Jan Fields, president of McDonald’s USA. “We believe it will help educate customers.”

In cities such as New York and Philadelphia where posting calorie information is already required, however, Fields notes that the information has not changed what customers choose to order.

“When it’s all said and done, the menu mix doesn’t change,” she said. “But I do think people feel better knowing this information.”

The chain also plans to announce that its restaurants in Latin America, which are owned by a franchisee, will start providing calorie information on menus this spring.

McDonald’s, based in Oak Brook, Ill., already posts calorie information in Australia, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

The decision to post calorie information in the U.S. follows the Supreme Court’s decision this summer to uphold President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, which includes a regulation that would require restaurant chains with more than 20 locations to post calorie information. The timetable for carrying out that requirement is being worked out.

Corporate Accountability International, which has urged McDonald’s to stop marketing its food to children, notes that the chain has fought efforts to institute menu labeling in local jurisdictions in the past and said its latest move was “certainly not voluntary.”

The posting of calorie information isn’t a magic bullet in fighting obesity but could have a big effect over time, says Margo Wootan, director of nutrition at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which advocates on nutrition and food safety issues.

“Obesity isn’t the kind of thing where one day you wake up and you’re fat. We gradually and slowly gain weight over time,” she said.

So even if only some people are swayed to make slightly better choices, Wootan thinks there’s a big benefit to providing calorie information.

Another upside is that companies tend to work harder to provide healthier options when they’re forced to display calorie information.

“It can be embarrassing, or shocking, so they end up changing the way the product is made,” Wootan said.

Joe Finn, a sales manager from Oconomowoc, Wis., said he was surprised at the calorie information posted at a hamburger restaurant when he flew out to California earlier this year for the Rose Bowl.

“All the calories were up there, and I thought, well, I’m not going to order that,” said Finn, 51, who’s trying to watch what he eats. He ended up picking the most basic burger, without cheese. Back at home, he tries to stick to options where he knows the calorie information, such as Subway sandwiches.

“Otherwise you could be ordering a gut bomb,” he said.

The move by McDonald’s could spur other restaurant chains to move ahead of the federal regulation.

The Wendy’s Co. did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Representatives for Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Yum Brands Inc, which owns Taco Bell and KFC, said they’re waiting for further guidance from regulators before updating their menus.

McDonald’s is also testing healthier options for next year, such as an Egg McMuffin made with egg whites and a whole grain muffin. The sandwich has Canadian bacon and white cheddar cheese and clocks in at 260 calories. It will be called the Egg White Delight.

The chain is also testing versions of the McWrap, which is a bigger version of its chicken Snack Wrap that is already sold in Europe. The wraps have sliced cucumbers and range from 350 calories to 580 calories.

The moves reflect the pressures McDonald’s and other fast-food chains are facing amid growing concerns about obesity.

A meal consisting of a Big Mac and medium fries, for example, has 920 calories. Add a 16-ounce Coca-Cola, and the count rises to 1,140 calories.

As for the company’s move earlier this year to automatically include apple slices in its Happy Meals, Sara Deon of Corporate Accountability said it amounted to a “PR scheme designed to drive traffic to stores to sell burgers and fries.”

McDonald’s also faces competition from chains such as Subway, which positions itself as a healthy alternative to traditional hamburger chains.

McDonald’s, which has 14,000 locations in the U.S., doesn’t plan to advertise the posting of the calorie information. Fields said it’s something the chain is doing as a “customer convenience.”