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Top 5: Places to celebrate National Tequila Day

July 24 is National Tequila Day, a celebration that we find pairs best with some delicious Mexican food. We’ve rounded up five restaurants with multiple locations Valleywide that will serve a fabulous entree on the side of your margaritathon.

Macayo’s
This Phoenix mainstay — established in 1946 by Woody and Victoria Johnson — has 14 locations throughout Arizona. Even after all this time, the Mexican kitchen is still family owned and run by the Johnsons’ three kids. Macayo’s grows its own chiles, which is something we’ll toast to! Watch Macayo’s video on “How to make the perfect 1800 marg.”
Find a location near you: macayo.com

Milagro Grill
The dishes served at Milagro (“Miracle”) Grill are adaptations of Mexican-American meals they prepared in the kitchen of their childhood home on Camelback Mountain. The owners’ father, Steve Johnson, put more than 40 years of experience into operating Macayo’s restaurants and the rest of the family biz is handled by other relatives. It’s a family affair that has led to delicious food enjoyed in a cozy, modern location. On Thursdays, Milagro offers half off tequila during its happy hour (3:30 to 6:30 p.m. & 9 p.m. – close).
millagrogrillaz.com

Z’Tejas
We’re just going to start by saying that you haven’t had cornbread like Z’Tejas cornbread. It’s the single, best way to kickstart your expedition into Z’Tejas’ award-winning margaritas. Signature margaritas are $5 Monday through Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. Even though Z’Tejas’ roots are in Austin, Texas, its second location was in Scottsdale, Ariz. We’ll take it!
Find a location near you: http://ztejas.com

Arriba Mexican Grill
The Arriba difference has everything to do with a little New Mexican town called Hatch, though better known as “The Chile Capital of the World.” Arriba uses fresh chiles from Hatch to give its dishes a little snappy, fiery or meltdown umpf. Come Monday through Friday, 3 to 7 p.m., or 9 p.m. to close and get a 12-ounce marg for 99-cents! Cheers!
arribamexicangrill.com

Margaritaville Glendale
You may love tequila, but no one will love margaritas as much as Jimmy Buffet. This beachy escape-themed restaurant claims to be the “shortest route to the tropics in the Phoenix area,” and we agree. Meet a boatload of characters who will entertain you while you dine and down some tasty margaritas! Happy hour is 4 to 7 p.m.
margaritavilleglendale.com, 6751 N Sunset Blvd E109, Glendale, Ariz.

Movie Star

#ThirstyThursday: The Movie Star

This #ThirstyThursday is being brought to you by Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. This favorite happy hour spot of mine recently introduced a new drink menu and on it sits The Movie Star. It’s a tasty margarita with an added twist of pineapple and ginger. It is light and crisp, and I guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one.

If you have never been to Z’Tejas before, I highly recommend ordering some of their Movie Stardelicious food. Everything from the appetizers to their entrees are impeccable and you can’t forget about their homemade corn bread or the delightful cobbler! I have been a Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill customer for years and every experience I’ve had has been wonderful. Everything from the service you’ll receive, the food you will taste, and the drinks you will sip on will have you feeling like The Movie Star you are!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 oz Gran Centenario Reposado Tequila
  • .75 oz Domain de Canton ginger liqueur
  • .25 oz Fresh pineapple chunks
  • .5 oz of simple syrup or margarita mix
  • 2 oz Fresh lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Muddle pineapple and lime juice
  2. Add all ingredients with ice and shake vigorously
  3. Pour into margarita glass
  4. Garnish with a pineapple leaf and a piece of candied ginger

 

If that isn’t enough to tempt your taste buds, take advantage of Z’Tejas’ new happy hour. Seven days a week at all five Valley locations, people can enjoy $5 select margaritas, $2 off varietal wines and select appetizers from $5 to $7.

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Z'Tejas Announces Sunday Night Chef Dinner

 

Every Sunday, during the month of August, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill will be featuring a chef dinner straight from the creative mind of Executive Chef Brian Feirstein. The special menu is only available at Z’Tejas’ Bethany location off of Bethany Home Road and 16th Street and will start at 3 p.m. on Sundays. For $14.95 guests can choose a three-course meal from the following list:

Appetizer:

- Green Chile Deviled Eggs – Greens, Ancho Balsalmic
- Summer Tomato Gazpacho – Blistered Tomatoes, Summer Vegetables, Jalapeño Reposado Tequila Oil
- Chipotle Glazed Shrimp & Grits – Jack Cheese, Dos Equis Barbeque, Garnished with Off the Bone Ham

Entrée:

- Roasted Half Chicken – Southwestern Slaw, Watermelon Salad
- Jalapeno Maple Glazed Pork Carnitas – Raw Vegetables, Sweet Onion Marmalade, Black Bean Cake, Flour Tortillas
- Crispy Skin Ruby Trout – Braised Super Greens, Cauliflower Fondue, Romesco Sauce

Dessert:

- Honeydew & Prosecco Sorbet – Blackberry Coulis, Honey Tuile
- Bread Pudding – Braeburn Apples, Spiced Anglaise, Vanilla Ice Cream

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Today is National Tequila Day! Celebrate at Some Favorite Local Restaurants

What’s not to love about National Tequila Day? Check out this roundup of places to enjoy your favorite margarita!

Chambord Rita

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

You can’t have a margarita list without the Chambord Margarita from Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. Z’Tejas is a leader in cocktail trends around the Valley. Their popular Chambord Margarita includes Chambord black raspberry liqueur swirled into their award-winning 6th Street Margarita. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill continues to remain a popular destination for those looking for a unique experience, not only with their food, but also for innovative cocktails. ztejas.com

 

Prickly Pear

 

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

This steakhouse knows the perfect drink to quench your thirst this summer. The Prickly Pear Margarita is a refreshing blend of tequila, agave nectar and fruity juices. When you taste it, you will feel immediately replenished from those scorching summer days. It’s a perfect drink on National Tequila Day. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is a charming 5,000 square foot modern restaurant that offers exceptional prime dry-aged steaks and chops, fresh seafood, mouth-watering side dishes, decadent desserts and an impressive wine list. benandjackssteakhouse.com/az/az-Home.html

 

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill

They may be an Irish Gastropub but they know how to do margaritas. The Blood Orange Margarita (featured above) made with El Jimador Tequila, pureed blood orange, agave nectar, muddled fruit and sweet and sour is Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill’s most popular. thirstylionpubandgrill.com

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Today is National Tequila Day! Celebrate at Some Favorite Local Restaurants

What’s not to love about National Tequila Day? Check out this roundup of places to enjoy your favorite margarita!

Chambord Rita

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

You can’t have a margarita list without the Chambord Margarita from Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. Z’Tejas is a leader in cocktail trends around the Valley. Their popular Chambord Margarita includes Chambord black raspberry liqueur swirled into their award-winning 6th Street Margarita. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill continues to remain a popular destination for those looking for a unique experience, not only with their food, but also for innovative cocktails. For more information, visit ztejas.com.

 

Prickly Pear

 

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

This steakhouse knows the perfect drink to quench your thirst this summer. The Prickly Pear Margarita is a refreshing blend of tequila, agave nectar and fruity juices. When you taste it, you will feel immediately replenished from those scorching summer days. It’s a perfect drink on National Tequila Day. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is a charming 5,000 square foot modern restaurant that offers exceptional prime dry-aged steaks and chops, fresh seafood, mouth-watering side dishes, decadent desserts and an impressive wine list. For more information, visit benandjackssteakhouse.com/az/az-Home.html

 

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill

They may be an Irish Gastropub but they know how to do margaritas. The Blood Orange Margarita (featured above) made with El Jimador Tequila, pureed blood orange, agave nectar, muddled fruit and sweet and sour is Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill’s most popular. For more information, visit thirstylionpub.com.

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Summer Sangrias

What better way to stay refreshed this summer than with a cool glass of sangria, everyone’s favorite fruit-based wine punch born in Spain? These four Phoenix restaurants have put their own spins on the popular concoction, making for a tasty, thirst-quenching drink to grab during our hottest of days (meaning….today!)

· Summertime Sangria & Sangria ‘Rita at Z’ Tejas

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill features two sangria items on their menu. The Summertime Sangria has Ecco Domani Moscato, Grand Marnier, orange juice, lemon juice, fresh strawberries, oranges and mint and costs $8.50. The Sangria ‘Rita features Canyon Road Cabernet Sauvignon floated on top of their 6th Street Margarita and costs $8.25. Both drinks are essential for hot summer days!

· Signature Sangria at Kelly’s

Kelly’s at SouthBridge uses a selection of seasonal red and white wines to make their signature sangria. Each sangria drink is made with fresh fruit daily along with a 100% natural fruit juices and sweeteners. Kelly’s red and white sangria’s are mixed with premium rums, vodkas and flavored liqueurs. All the best ingredients! The rest of the recipe is Kelly’s little secret…you have to go in to experience the real deal! Kelly’s sangrias are priced at $10 by the glass or $18 by the carafe.

·  White & Red Sangria at Grimaldi’s

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria also features both red and white wines to make their sweet sangria drinks. The white sangria is made with Rex Goliath Moscato and the red sangria is made with Rex Goliath Free Range Red. Pair this fruity drink with a pizza for a perfect combination!  Grimaldi’s Sangrias are priced at $6 by the glass, $15 for ½ carafes and $28 for a bottle.

· Sake Sangria at Pearl Sushi Lounge and Bomber Bar

At Pearl Sushi and Bomber Bar, you can enjoy their unique version of the Spanish drink! It’s not your traditional sangria —this libation is made with sake, white wine and peach liquor. This drink will keep you cool during those hot summer months for only $5 a glass!

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Local Eateries Master Mint Cocktails

There’s a reason people fight for the last bite of mint chocolate ice cream or the last stick of peppermint chewing gum: mint is a crowd-pleaser. There’s nothing like a burst of fresh mint to energize your palate, cool off your taste buds, and add a little zing to the party. Here are four local favorite refreshingly minty cocktails.

·  Get your mint fix with the Cucumber Mint Cooler at Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill features Smirnoff Citrus Vodka, muddled cucumber and fresh mint, simple syrup and ginger ale and costs $8. They also have a tasty Wild Berry Mojito which is a blend of Bacardi Silver rum, triple sec, wild berry puree, mint, lime, simple syrup, soda, & Sprite and costs $7.50.

·   The Strawberry Shamrock at Kelly’s At SouthBridge features Cruzan Strawberry Ginger, Effen Cucumber, sweet and sour, fresh mint and club soda. It’s super refreshing and perfect for summer! It costs $10 regularly and only $6 during happy hour which is every day from 3-7pm, all day on Sundays.

·  The Pineapple Blossom Margarita at Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill features el Jimador Reposado Tequila, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Herradura Agave Nectar, lime juice, fresh pineapple and mint. This sweet, delicious drink costs $8.50 regularly and $7.50 during happy hour.

·  Try the Strawberry-Lemon Mojito at Uptown Alley for your daily dose of mint! This Mojito features Bacardi Superior Rum muddled with lemon, sugar, mint leaves and strawberries mixed with soda water and costs $6.99.

Mint leaves, most commonly used for breath-freshening and food and drink flavoring, actually have a number of health benefits unbeknownst to most. Mint is a plant that has been utilized in a variety of cultures such as India, the Middle East and Europe for numerous health reasons.

As delicious as mint tastes in our favorite foods and drinks, it’s even better for soothing the stomach. Eating mint cools the digestive track, making it more fluent, while also relieving abdominal pain. Even simply smelling a fresh mint aroma is a powerful medicine in treating nausea, seasickness, and motion sickness (great for summer vacations and travel).

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First Job: Steven Micheletti, CEO, Z’Tejas

What was your first job?
Delivering bread on my uncle’s bread delivery route at the age of 11. I worked every Saturday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. for two years.  When I became a teenager, it just didn’t seem like a cool job to be talking to your friends about, so I moved on to work in a fast-food restaurant called Spaghetti Bowl. Instead of serving buckets of chicken and fries, we served buckets of spaghetti and meatballs. My job was to make 500 pounds of meatballs every Saturday. It took me several months to stop longing for delivering bread.

Do you remember how much you earned at that first job?
I think my uncle paid me $5 a day and I also got tips from his customers. He had over 100 stops, so I made about $25 dollars in tips, which was a lot of money as an 11 year old.

What did you learn from your first job that still impacts you today?
Consistency. Folks expected to have their delivery occur at the same time every day and they would get quite upset if their delivery was late. Oddly enough, the consistency of time mattered almost as much as the quality of bread that was being delivered. You have to deliver on the promises you make to your guests and your team consistently or they start looking elsewhere.

You started your career as an attorney. What made you decide to evolve into the restaurant industry?
I have always worked in restaurants. My first bartending job was down the street from The Palm restaurant in Washington, D.C.  I had the worst shift, but I learned to love it because all the staff from The Palm would come in and eventually they took an interest in my classes. Eventually, if I told them I had an upcoming test, I would give them my notes and they would quiz me. It was pretty funny to see a bunch of waiters asking me question about constitutional law. When I finally graduated from law school and started practicing, I had this ache every so often and I eventually figured it out that my true vocation was being in the restaurant business.

What was your first job in restaurant management?
While studying for the bar exam, I become a weekend manager for a great little bar in D.C. called PW’s Saloon on 19th Street. The PW stood for the nicknames of the two owners, the Prince and the Walrus. I’ll leave the explanation of the nicknames to your imagination.

What is the biggest difference between the legal and restaurant industries?
This is an easy answer. Practicing law is an adversarial process; someone wins, someone loses. Someone is happy, someone is not. Restaurants exist to satisfy and please. When you do it right, it’s a win-win for just about every stakeholder.

What has been your biggest challenge and how did you overcome it?
My biggest challenge was admitting that the restaurant I opened in Portland, Maine was failing and needed to close. It wasn’t just about the money that I had lost, but the passion that went into creating it. It took me years to get over. For me, it was worse than being dumped by your first true love. Time heals all wounds and you analyze what went wrong and you learn to start over again.

If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what would you like to be doing?
I originally thought when I finished law school I would go and work for a movie studio in L.A. because I have always loved spending time in movie theaters. So I guess that would be an acceptable alternative even today. I truly believe that you are where you are because that’s where you’re supposed to be. I love the restaurant business and wouldn’t change anything.

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Z'Tejas to Open New Phoenix Location

On the heels of celebrating their 20 anniversary in Arizona, Scottsdale-based Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is announcing the opening of their fifth Valley location in central Phoenix. Located at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road, this ground-up project will open to the public April 22, 2013.

“This location is a sign of perseverance and support from the neighborhood,” says Z’Tejas CEO Steven Micheletti. “We are excited to open our doors in the heart of central Phoenix.”

The new location features five uniquely designed dining rooms each with a different feel, side panels that open to the outside, a greenhouse room with a retractable roof and ‘living wall’ inset with live plants and greenery. The restaurant will seat roughly 290 guests and conveys a light, airy design.

The first Arizona Z’Tejas restaurant opened December 1991 in Scottsdale Fashion Square and continues to thrive in the community. The concept then continued to grow with three other locations at Shea & Tatum in Phoenix (1996) Tempe (2000) and Chandler in (2001).

Z’Tejas is at the forefront of unique Southwestern fare with seasonal menu items and specialty cocktails, including their award-winning Chambord margarita.

Visit ztejas.com for more information about the five Valley locations, hours and menus.

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Z’Tejas Opens Fifth Location in Central Phoenix

On the heels of celebrating its 20th anniversary in Arizona, Scottsdale-based Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is announcing the opening of their fifth Valley location in central Phoenix located at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road, opening to the public April 22, 2013. This Z’Tejas location was one of the first “ground-up” construction projects in the neighborhood, with the restaurant modeled after famed architect, Ralph Haver, to blend in with the surrounding homes.

“This location is a sign of perseverance and support from the neighborhood,” says Z’Tejas CEO Steven Micheletti. “We are excited to open our doors in the heart of central Phoenix.”

The new location features five uniquely designed dining rooms each with a different feel, side panels that open to the outside, a greenhouse room with a retractable roof and “living wall” inset with live plants and greenery. The restaurant will seat roughly 290 guests and conveys a light, airy design.

The first Arizona Z’Tejas restaurant opened December 1991 in Scottsdale Fashion Square and continues to thrive in the community. The concept then continued to grow with three other locations at Shea & Tatum in Phoenix (1996) Tempe (2000) and Chandler in (2001).

Z’Tejas is at the forefront of unique Southwestern fare with seasonal menu items and specialty cocktails, including their award-winning Chambord margarita. Visit www.ztejas.com for more information and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ztejassouthwesterngrill and Twitter @ZTejas.

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Tax Day Deals Around Scottsdale

With April 15 around the corner that can only mean one thing—tax day! While no one likes filing their taxes, everyone loves a deal. So take the stress out of the day and enjoy it by visiting any of the places below for some great tax day deals.

Tres Chile Margarita-1Z’Tejas

At Z’Tejas, your first margarita is only $4.15 on tax da! All of Z’Tejas award-winning frozen ‘ritas are uniquely-crafted and mixed with fresh flavors, delivering satisfaction to your taste buds. The food menu, largely influenced by the south, signifies the bold robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. Visit one of six Valley Z’Tejas locations for a tax break this April 15! ztejas.com

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Buy one cupcake, get one free (limit of one per person) on tax day! Sprinkles Cupcakes are a deliciously sophisticated update on an American classic. Baked fresh in small batches throughout the day, Sprinkles cupcakes are handcrafted from the finest ingredients and contain no preservatives, trans fats or artificial flavors. Sprinkles is located at 4501 North Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale. sprinkles.com

Kelly's Burger1Kelly’s At SouthBridge

Looking to celebrate the end of tax season with a delicious meal? Kelly’s At SouthBridge in Old Town Scottsdale is offering 20% off your entire bill for lunch and dinner on Monday, April 15. Kelly’s is a staple in downtown Scottsdale’s dining district. Located on Sixth Avenue, the 8,000-square-foot swanky pub and eatery offers traditional pub classics mixed with exceptional modern cuisine. Kelly’s at SouthBridge is located at 7117 East Sixth Avenue. kellysatsouthbridge.com

Rejuvena B12 ShotRejuvena Health and Aesthetics

Feel rejuvenated after your taxes are filed with a $5 Vitamin B12 shot at Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics. Vitamin B12 shots are great for an energy boost, weight loss, fighting depression and stress. Patients have also noticed improvement in their sleep patterns, reduced allergies and less frequent and severe headaches after getting a B12 shot. To redeem this offer, call to book your appointment for the week of Monday, April 15. Must mention this tax day deal when booking! werejuvenate.com

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No need to fret this tax day! Consign your designer handbag at My Sister’s Closet or Well Suited on April 15 and the Valley’s most popular designer consignment stores will give you money back and an extra $20 gift card. My Sister’s Closet, My Sister’s Attic and Well Suited for men are always looking for designer handbags, clothing, shoes, jewelry, home décor and furnishings throughout the year for consignment. This tax day, the extra $20 gift card is to give something back to everyone who fought hard this year to hold onto more of their earnings. mysisterscloset.com

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Z’Tejas Announces Fifth Location In Central Phoenix

On the heels of celebrating their 20th anniversary in Arizona, Scottsdale-based Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is announcing the addition of their fifth location in central Phoenix located at 16th street and Bethany Home Road. Construction will begin on July 2. The expansion marks their belief in Phoenix as a viable market for growth. This Z’Tejas location will be one of the first “ground-up” construction projects in that neighborhood in a long time, according to Steven Micheletti, CEO & President of Z’Tejas.

“We are thrilled to move forward with our fifth location,” says Micheletti. “After over a year of planning, Z’Tejas is finally able to move ahead with our building plans which will make for a great addition to this Phoenix neighborhood.”

The new location will feature small dining rooms for an intimate feel and a greenhouse with a retractable roof. The restaurant will seat roughly 290 guests, including an outdoor patio.

The first Arizona Z’Tejas restaurant opened in December 1991 at Scottsdale Fashion Square and continues to thrive in the community. The concept then continued to grow with three other locations in Shea & Tatum in Phoenix (1996) Tempe (2000) and Chandler in (2001).

Z’Tejas is at the forefront of unique Southwestern fare with seasonal menu items and specialty cocktails, including their award-winning Chambord margarita. Visit www.ztejas.com for more information and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ztejassouthwesterngrill and Twitter @ZTejas.

 

Mother's Day Events

Mother's Day Events 2012

If you’re still unsure where to take the most important woman in your life on Mother’s Day, look no further. The following is a list of places with special Mother’s Day offers.


Moms eat free at Calistro California Bistro this Mother’s Day

Moms eat free at Calistro BistroThe healthy and approachable bistro that takes quality seriously celebrates moms with a very special offer. Mom will enjoy a free lunch (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) or dinner (3 p.m. – 9 p.m.) entrée at either location of Calistro California Bistro this Mother’s Day. Choose from entrees like oven roasted salmon in an aromatic tomato-coconut broth over braised local greens or pasta bolognese with hand cut pasta tagliatelle, chicken, pork and beef ragout with tomato sauce, pickled garlic, cheese and herbs. Reservations required; limit one mom per table.

DC Ranch Location
18221 N. Pima Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(480) 502-0325
Hilton Village Location
6107 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 656-5244
calistrobistro.com

Complimentary photos and dessert for mom at Z’Tejas

Photo: Z'TejasZ’Tejas Southwestern Grill is offering a wonderful brunch this Mother’s Day at all Valley Z’Tejas locations. Mothers will be celebrated with complimentary family photos plus a delicious dessert! Pair this with their $4 weekend fun bar, featuring build-your-own breakfast cocktails, and you’ll have an unforgettable brunch experience. Z’Tejas’ innovative brunch items include huevos divorciados and sweet shrimp omelet with andouille veracruz as well as classic favorites like biscuits and gravy and stuffed french toast.

Chandler
7221 W. Ray Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 893-7550
Opens at 9 a.m.
Tempe
20 W. 6th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 377-1170
Opens at 11 a.m.
Scottsdale
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 946-4171
Opens at 10 a.m.
Phoenix
Paradise Village Gateway
10625 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(480) 948-9010
Opens at 10 a.m.
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21 Cakes offers specialty cupcakes perfect for mom

Mother's Day cupcakes at 21 CakesWho doesn’t love cupcakes? In honor of all mothers, Scottsdale’s 21 Cakes is making a specialty cupcake (shown right) — a sweet treat to spoil mom with on their very special day.

Mother’s Day cupcakes can be ordered in any flavor. The following are the most popular:

  • Lemon cupcake with lemon cream cheese frosting
  • Red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting
  • Signature chocolate with vanilla butter cream

The cost is $3.35 per cupcake or $37 for a dozen.

21 Cakes
7001 N. Scottsdale Rd., #175
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 699-6220
21cakes.com

Mama-Rama: National Comedy Theatre (May 7th and 8th)

Enjoy a night of laughter on Mother’s Day week. This comedy show, fueled by audience suggestions and participation, should be the perfect destination. Take $2 off admission by wearing a “fabulous” hat. $35 for two.

National Comedy Theatre
1111 S. Longmore Rd.
Mesa, AZ
(602) 374-5638
nctphoenix.com

Make Meaning offers a variety of craft project for you and mom to make

Have a creative mom on your hands? Make Meaning is a craft lover’s dream. Get artsy with your choice of glass, candles, soaps, ceramics, paper, cake decorating and jewelry projects. Reservations are recommended. Individual memberships can be purchased for $26 online, or you can pay an upfront fee of $12 plus the cost of the project.

Make Meaning
15257 N. Scottsdale Rd., Bldg. F, #160
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
makemeaning.com