Teachers are the world’s unsung superheroes and they play a critical role in educating and shaping our future leaders. In an effort to say “thank you” to all of the exceptional teachers in our Valley, local restaurants are offering deals in honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 7.

Fired Pie

On National Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7), Fired Pie will offer all teachers a free pookie with purchase of any entrée.  Fired Pie’s Pookie comes in either chocolate chip or macademia nut half-baked cookie dough topped with vanilla bean ice cream. Teachers must present their ID to redeem offer.  Valid on dine-in orders only, one per person and no 3rd party delivery.

The locally owned restaurant allows you to take on the role of chef by picking and choosing your own type of dough, sauce and topping. Fired Pie is open for lunch and dinner and offers something for every pizza lover every day of the week. Now with 19  locations in the Phoenix metro area, and two in Tucson, they are the perfect place to enjoy a warm slice of pizza! You can find a location nearest you by visiting Firedpie.com.

Parma Italian Roots

Parma Italian Roots wants to thank all the hard-working and exceptional teachers and nurses! From May 6 through May 12 these local heroes will receive 25% off their order with a valid ID. This offer is not valid during happy hour. Parma Italian Roots, locally owned and operated with one location in North Scottsdale, is home to a seasonal menu of West Coast Italian fare. Parma takes pride in serving the community and using locally sourced, premium ingredients and daily handmade pasta. For more information, visit parmaitalianaz.com or call 480-292-9900.

Mora Italian

Mora Italian will celebrate teachers on National Teacher Appreciation Day (May 7), with a complimentary glass of wine or antipasti with any purchase. Teachers must present their ID to redeem offer.  Valid on dine-in orders only, one per person. 

Under the creative direction of celebrity chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Scott Conant, Mora Italian delivers a modern osteria experience to the Valley. Conant’s cooking style, described as easy-to-love Italian fare with firepower, is evident throughout a menu that features irresistible blistered Neapolitan-style pizzas, unforgettable pasta dishes, enticing entrees and memory-making desserts. Thirsty diners enjoy a sharp, progressive cocktail program and thorough wine list. Located on the bustling Seventh Street corridor, Mora Italian offers a world class culinary experience. Visit www.moraitalian.comfor more information. 

Uptown Alley

Uptown Alley applauds our local heroes for Teacher Appreciation week by offering 20 percent off of bowling, gaming, food and non-alcoholic beverages for any school employee. This special discount will be honored the entire month of May! Uptown Alley is  the entertainment destination in Surprise with 42 bowling lanes, two-story laser tag, huge arcade, full-service restaurant and more! Located at 13525 N. Litchfield Road in Surprise. For more information visit www.uptownalleysurprise.com 

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is here to help you show your child’s favorite teacher just how truly amazing they are by throwing them a pizza party! Parents can nominate their child’s favored teacher now through May 10th.  Winners of the Teacher Appreciation pizza party will be announced on May 31. To nominate, visit grimaldispizzeria.com/teachers. 

In addition, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will be offering 15% off for all teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week on May 6-10. Teachers must present their ID to redeem offer.  Valid on dine-in and takeout orders only.