National Cheese Day
Founded during the COVID-19 shutdown, Calzone Connection is a ghost restaurant that runs out of Crust Simply Italian. To celebrate National Cheese Day (June 4), Calzone Connection will give customers $10 off any order of $30 or more through June 11. Keep it simple with a pizza calzone or mix it up with a lobster ravioli stuffed calzone.
Calzone Connection, calzoneconnection.com
Pizza Date Night
Every second Wednesday, the Queen Creek Olive Mill has a table for two waiting at its Pizza Date Night. Patrons will nosh on a three-course meal: seasonal salad, handmade pizza and a seasonal dessert. Guests will learn pizza-making techniques, from the dough onward.
Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek, 480.888.9290, queencreekolivemill.com, $75
Surf and Turf Spectacular
JUNE 18 AND JUNE 19
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill will celebrate Father’s Day weekend with a two-course surf and turf meal. Dads who celebrate at the restaurant will receive a special Ling & Louie’s Dad’s Club membership card that entitles them to a free appetizer with the purchase of any entrée through July.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, 9397 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, 480.767.5464, lingandlouies.com, $22
Dapper & Stout BOGO Father’s Day
Dapper & Stout honors dads by offering a free coffee drink with a purchase of another.
Dapper & Stout, 6409 W. Glendale Avenue, Suite H, Glendale, check website for other locations, dapperandstout.com
Steak Out at Angry Crab Shack
The Angry Crab Shack’s Steak Out hits land and sea for Father’s Day. The limited menu includes an 8-ounce filet with a Maine lobster tail; steak sandwich, fresh grilled steak served on a pretzel bun with horseradish mayo, bleu cheese and caramelized onions; steak bowl with steak strips and vegetables served over rice or noodles; and a steak salad based on house or Caesar options.
Angry Crab Shack locations throughout the Valley, angrycrabshack.com, $19-$38
Father’s Day at Roaring Fork
Available in the saloon and patio only, guests can choose from discounted menu items like chicken tinga tacos ($8.50), signature queso con puerco ($9), green chili pork stew ($9), smoked chicken wings ($11), pork wings ($14), hot chicken sandwich ($12.50) and RF nachos ($14). Meals can be paired with Roaring Fork’s signature sips, including huckleberry frozen margarita, raging ‘rita, spicy jalapeno margarita and adult Arnold Palmer (all $7).
Roaring Fork, 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 1700, Scottsdale, 4 p.m., 480.947.0795, roaringfork.com, $8.50-$14
Dads Eat Free at Crust
In honor of Father’s Day, Crust Simply Italian will serve free meals to dads. In addition, at the Chandler location, dads can step downstairs to The Ostrich and grab an $8 old-fashioned.
Crust Simply Italian, 10 N. San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480.568.5704; 8300 N. Hayden Road, Suite F101, Scottsdale, 480.386.1713, crustrestaurants.com
Wild Hare Distillery Cocktail Pairing
Wild Hare Distillery and Pesto’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar are coming together for a special cocktail event. Wild Hare Distillery owners will discuss their journey of spirit making and how they make award-winning spirits, and offer a Q&A for guests. The culinary experience includes five small plates matched with five specialty cocktails crafted with Wild Hare Distillery spirits including its recent award-winning WHD Straight Rye Whiskey.
Pesto’s Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, 1960 W. Ray Road, Suite 4, Chandler, 6:30 p.m., 480.821.2949, $65 per person
Marcellino Dinner and Movie
TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS STARTING JUNE 21
Dinner and Movie nights return to Marcellino Ristorante on June 21 and run Tuesdays and Wednesdays through September 7. Patrons gather in a private dining room for a three-course meal from the summer or regular menu. They’ll watch films like “Only You,” “When in Rome” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 5:30 p.m., 480.990.9500, marcellinoristorante.com
The Phoenix Pancakes & Booze Art Show
Since 2009, the Pancake & Booze Art Show has showcased more than 75 local artists’ works. Batter sizzles, beer foams and canvas lines the walls from ceiling to floor as hundreds of revelers indulge in endless pancakes. This is an 18 and older event.
The Duce, 525 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix, pancakesandbooze.com, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., $10 in advance, $15 at the door