Quesa Birria Tacos at The Mexicano.
12 places to eat on Labor Day this year
If you’re looking for some great places to eat on Labor Day and over the holiday weekend, we’ve got you covered. Below is a list of restaurants that will be open this holiday to help you celebrate.
READ ALSO: Here are the Ranking Arizona Top 10 lists for 2022
This Labor Day Weekend, you can enjoy authentic and quality Sonoran-style Mexican cuisine from any Someburros location. The restaurant‘s quick-casual Mexican food is the perfect to-go choice for Labor Day pool gatherings and parties. From Friday, September 2, to Monday, September 5, Someburros is offering $10 off of their Fiesta platters, a delicious to-go platter featuring a variety of Someburros’ signature bites including 10 mini red chili beef burros, 10 mini green chili beef burros, 10 mini bean chimichangas, 5 beef taquitos and 5 chicken taquitos. The Fiesta Platter comes with a large bag of chips, a pint of the signature hot sauce and half pint of guacamole. The code “LABORDAY” can be utilized online through the Someburros app and website: www.someburros.com or mention the code in-person at any Someburros location. The promotion is not applicable or available through third party delivery apps.
Support a family-owned business this Labor Day Weekend by visiting The Taqueria Factory, a quick-casual authentic taqueria in Chandler serving authentic tacos and micheladas. Its signature quesabirrias ($4.49) are loaded with cheese and birria-braised beef all folded in a warm homemade tortilla and is served with a birria consommé which is a savory beef stew made with dozens of different spices to submerge the quesabirrias. Some other standout menu items include favorites like tacos al pastor ($3.49) or micheladas ($8.50), a beer-based cocktail made with Taqueria’s made-from-scratch michelada mix consisting of select spices, herbs, chili peppers, secret hot sauces and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Tarbell’s Wine Store
Enjoy your long weekend with a bottle of premium agave-based spirits from Tarbell’s Wine Store. This locally-owned neighborhood boutique wine and spirits store located next door to Tarbell’s will help guests celebrate the holiday weekend with a variety of high quality tequilas. Through its wine and spirits membership program, Tarbell’s Wine Store benefit members can utilize their membership to celebrate the end of summer with special Margaritaville summer discounts on El Tesoro handcrafted tequila and El Tesoro margaritas. All El Tesoro margaritas are 30% Off for wine club members and 25% off for non-club members. Tarbell’s Wine Club members can take advantage of a 30% discount (or 25% for non-members) on full bottles of El Tesoro X Tarbell’s Reposado Tequila ($75.99 before discount) – a collaboration tequila artfully crafted by Tarbell’s and El Tesoro. A variety of membership options are available for wine and spirits aficionados including TWS Club Annual Membership ($199.99) which includes a retail wine discount of 25% on all in-store wines and a liquor discount of 20% off all the spirit products.
Note: Tarbell’s Wine Store and Tarbell’s Restaurant are closed on Sundays and Mondays, so to get the Labor Day discounts, visit prior to Sunday.
The Sicilian Baker
Labor Day festivities are never complete without the perfect dessert! The Sicilian Baker is a grab-and-go Italian market and Italian-style pasticceria next to The Sicilian Butcher, where guests can choose from various sweet and savory pastries. The Sicilian Baker offers Italian dessert options, with some popular favorites including tiramisu and chocolate budino along with an espresso bar, to make your holiday celebrations sweeter. With a dozen sweet cannoli cream options for building your own cannoli, you can create your perfect treat at the build-your-own-cannoli bar. You can also cool off with fresh gelato from the bakery’s gelato bar, which features rich and fruity flavors.
Celebrate Labor Day with an over-the-top brunch experience at Hash Kitchen. Phoenix’s buzziest brunch spot is not only home to the state’s most extensive Bloody Mary bar but is nationally recognized for its craft mimosas. You can start your weekend off right with these renowned morning beverages, or you can cool down with any of the restaurant’s other extravagant drinks, such as the brand-new Coco Cooler Booze Bag ($14). This Booze Bag is a flavorful mix including coconut-flavored Red Bull, vodka, blue curacao, pineapple, coconut, and lime. Make sure you pair your drinks with some delicious holiday treats like the Loaded Baked Potato Hash ($18), a twist on an American classic made with a one-pound baked potato, carnitas, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, chives, crema, green chilies, poached eggs and crema. If you prefer something sweet, try the Banana Fosters Pancakes ($12) with caramelized bananas, candied pecans, and cinnamon whipped cream. You can spend quality time with friends and family while listening to live, energetic DJ music at the Valley’s most Instagrammable restaurant.
Pedal Haus Brewery
Pedal Haus Brewery is offering its new “World’s Best Happy Hour” for extended hours on Labor Day, from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Phoenix and Chandler locations. The
Happy hour specials include: $4 select Haus beers, $5 well drinks, $6 Haus margs/Haus wine and $7 steins. Plus, $3 bacon popcorn, $4 Haus mac & cheese, $5 loaded fries, $6 Haus smoked wings, $7 happy burgers.
Pedal Haus is a locally owned and operated award-winning brewery serving scratch made food with three Valley locations – 730 S. Mill Ave in Tempe, 214 E. Roosevelt St. in Phoenix and 95 W. Boston St. in Chandler and is open daily. For more information about Pedal Haus Brewery visit pedalhausbrewery.com.
This Labor Day Weekend, escape the summer heat with a Euro-inspired breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Zinqué located nearby the luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square. With its posh eats and refined cocktails, the cafe, bistro, and wine bar has an effortlessly chic atmosphere perfect for an elevated celebration and pre or post-shopping. You can toast to Labor Day festivities and Labor Day shopping finds with a glass of Veuve Clicquot ($24 per glass), a French champagne brut that is perfect as an aperitif or enjoyed with a meal. You can pair it with favorites like the vegetarian lasagna ($18) or steak frites ($29) – there’s an endless selection of delectable dishes to fuel your shopping trip.
If you’re searching for a fun-themed experience this holiday weekend, look no further than this comic book and superhero-themed restaurant, bar, and store at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Featuring comic book and superhero offerings for all ages, ComicX is the perfect place for fans to gather and dine between character memorabilia and life-size comic book figures. ComicX will offer holiday deals all weekend long with 10% off all to-go orders on Sunday, September 4, and Monday, September 5! Additionally, enjoy a $1 national draft beer with the purchase of an entree on Labor Day (September 5) for dine-in only. Limit is two per customer. The menu is full of exciting favorites like the Hen Solo ($14.50), a juicy chicken sandwich built with home-made pickles, buttermilk ranch, and hot and flaky chicken thighs tossed in a tangy wing sauce, or Lantern’s Avocado fries ($12.60). Adult guests can also enjoy unique, on-theme cocktails in the bar area, while guests of all ages can participate in the complimentary video game station.
The Sicilian Butcher
With craft charcuterie boards, fresh pasta dishes, hand-rolled meatballs, and more from The Sicilian Butcher, you’re sure to have a great Labor Day picnic or dine-in experience. The modern-casual restaurant offers built-your-own meatball meals, where guests can customize their meal by selecting the meatball type as well as the sauce and pasta of their choice. The restaurant‘s signature Sicilian-style charcuterie boards are perfect for larger gatherings including the cured meat and cheese board ($12 per person with two-person minimum) made with artisanal cured meats and cheeses, Marcona almonds, pickled fennel, pickled cauliflower, Sicilian olives, fig jam, grapes and toast points. Enjoy more authentic Italian dishes like The Sicilian Butcher’s Italian Saganaki ($15), served with imported Kefalotyri cheese and flambéd tableside for a show stopping presentation, or the Meatball Ferris Wheel ($28) with six pre-selected meatball and sauce combinations to try a variety of meatballs when you can’t choose just one.
Enjoy your three-day weekend with a night out at a Phoenix hot spot, The Mexicano. This restaurant caters to all your holiday festivities with a sophisticated, reimagined Mexican culinary experience and an immersive social dining experience. Start your meal with The Mexicano’s signature and expansive build-your-own margarita bar ($15/drink), which features over 30 craft ingredients for guests. In addition to margaritas, the restaurant also serves over-the-top and festive options like the Al Pastor Machete ($32), which is a three-foot long quesadilla and features fresh ingredients including crema fresca, roasted pineapple, avocado salsa and cotija. Another over-the-top option is one of the restaurant‘s signature tacos, The Best F##% ing Quesa Birria Taco ($5.50/each), containing hand-made corn tortillas, chile braised beef, diced white onions, cilantro, as well as cheese, and is served with consommé for dipping. With custom margaritas, creative Mexican dishes, and an energetic atmosphere, The Mexicano is an excellent place for Labor Day celebrations!
Location: 4801 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix; (602) 812-2100; www.themexicano.com
Fired Pie is offering 20% off an entrée on Labor Day with code LBR20. Applicable online or in-store.
Fired pie provides a fast-casual dining experience where you can invent your own pizza or create your own custom salad or fired mac. Every store makes their pizza dough and sauce daily using only the freshest ingredients and a secret family sauce recipe. Enjoy craft brews, wine and a truly one-of-a-kind old-fashioned pie using new-age oven technology to cook your pizza in 3-4 minutes. Locally owned and operated, Fired Pie’s industrial modern-edge décor, hip staff and attention to detail continue to separate them from our competitors. “You Inspire, We Fire.” For more information on Fired Pie, visit https://firedpie.com/.
Frutilandia is the perfect stop for Labor Day desserts and refreshing drinks inspired by Mexico and parts of Latin America made with authentic ingredients and natural housemade fruit syrups. Try the must-have tropical drinks including the Macedonia ($7.99 to $11.99) piled with vanilla shaved ice, chopped mango, strawberry slices, condensed milk, and strawberry ice cream or if you are a lover of sour flavors, try the Mango Loco ($10.99 to $13.99) made with fresh mango and chamoy. These refreshers are perfect served alongside Frutilandia’s Mexican snacks like the Tostiloco ($12.99/large), piled high with cured pork skin, clamato, pepino, cabbage, tomato, and peanuts over crunchy salsa verde tortilla chips. The Tosti-Elote ($12.99/large) is another spicy favorite served over salsa verde tortilla chips. This antojito includes corn smothered in sour cream, nacho cheese, cotija cheese, mayo, and an option to add Flamin’ Hot Cheeto dust for $0.99.
Bonus: Get it to go
With summer coming to an end, there is no better way to host one last backyard barbecue cookout for Labor Day– and avoid the cooking and clean up afterwards – than with the iconic menu at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Celebrate Labor Day 2022 this year with the best barbecue in the nation! With Labor Day being a 3-day weekend, there is more time (and room) to enjoy Dickey’s Legit. Texas. Barbecue.
Dickey’s Big Yellow Box and Party Pack options are a convenient, self-contained way to serve slow-smoked Texas barbecue to you and your loved ones while celebrating the upcoming holiday. Dickey’s award-winning catering offerings are perfect for any gathering of any size, at any time. The affordable catering and carry out options have the perfect proportions that feed up to 12 people. The Big Yellow Box and Party Pack options include:
Big Yellow Box Classic Sandwich Pack ($105) – 12 Classic Sandwiches with choice of meat, large Caesar salad, large potato salad, pickles, onions and Dickey’s Barbecue Sauce.
Big Yellow Box Original Party Pack ($125) – Two pounds of chopped brisket, two pounds of pulled pork, large coleslaw, large potato salad, large barbecue beans, pickles, rolls, relish and Dickey’s Barbecue Sauce.
Big Yellow Box Texas Brisket Party Pack ($166.50) – Four pounds of brisket, choice of three large sides, rolls, relish and Dickey’s Barbecue Sauce.
Big Yellow Box Wings and Ribs Party Pack ($120) – 18 ribs and 24 wings with choice of sauce, mac and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, Dickey’s Barbecue Sauce and ranch dressing.
Classic Family Pack Special ($46.50) – One pound of brisket, one pound of pulled pork, medium potato salad, medium coleslaw, medium baked beans, six dinner rolls and choice of sauce.
Family Pack ($55) – Choice of two one-pound servings of meat; choice of three medium sides; six rolls and Dickey’s Barbecue Sauce.
XL Family Pack ($75) – Choice of three one-pound servings of meat; choice of four medium sides; eight rolls and Dickey’s Barbecue Sauce.
Z’Tejas Southwest Grill
Z’Tejas is famous for its margaritas and now you can bring them home with you. The Southwestern restaurant now offers a new to-go margarita membership aka The Jug Club! Guests can subscribe to a weekly or monthly option. This gets you 12 or 52 gallons of margaritas! The great thing is, is you can pick up more than 1 jug at a time – perfect if you’re having a Labor Day party. When you break it down, it’s a great savings at ~$4.00 for a 12oz margarita! Each gallon (128oz) serves 10-12 people. The annual monthly membership (12 gallons) is $500. The annual weekly membership (52 gallons) is $2,000. And each jug comes with chips and salsa. The jugs are available for pick-up curbside at either Z’Tejas location. For more info visit www.ztejas.com