National Sandwich Month
August is National Sandwich Month and Miracle Mile Deli is geared up to celebrate all month long. Each week a sandwich will be featured for $12 along with a side and dill pickle. The weekly sandwiches include corned beef (August 1 to August 6), brisket (August 8 to August 13), combo of pastrami and corned beef (August 15 to August 20) and The Straw (August 22 to August 27)
Miracle Mile Deli, 4433 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602.776.0992, miraclemiledeli.com, $12
Summertime and the Eating is Healthy
Pita Jungle is serving a seasonal summer menu to beat the heat in a healthy fashion. The new menu features a variety of Mediterranean-inspired dishes with light, fresh and unprocessed ingredients. Some of the Summertime and the Eating is Healthy menu items include Moroccan gazpacho, chicken asada super greens ’n’ grains Southwest bowl, and kataïfi cookie made with shredded filo dough and crushed walnuts.
Various locations, pitajungle.com
Grill to Go
Summertime is made for grilling, and Match Market & Bar is making it quick and easy with its Grill to Go packages that serve four or eight. Packages include 7-ounce Angus beef patties, brioche buns, American cheese, Muenster cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pickles, Match beef spice, chef sauce, mayo, bacon barbecue, potato salad and fresh assorted melon.
Match Market & Bar, 1100 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, matchphx.com, $29.99-$49.99
Kids Eat Free @ Morning Squeeze
Morning Squeeze is helping parents by offering kids 12 and younger free items off the kids’ menu during weekdays. No purchase required. The Squeeze Kids menu entrees come with a soda, juice or milk, which otherwise sells for $8. Options include “I Don’t Care” (grilled cheese sandwich with fries), “I’m Not Hungry” (eggs, bacon and potatoes), “I Don’t Want That” (French toast sticks) and “I Want to Go Home” (mouse pancake).
Morning Squeeze, 4233 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 690 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 110, Tempe; 1 N. First Street Phoenix, morningsqueeze.com, free
Chimi Challenge Championship
Chimichanga lovers can put their money where their mouth is and have a chance to win big. Macayo’s inaugural Chimi Challenge runs through Friday, September 16, where diners can try their chance at being named one of the 10 finalists to compete in the championship round on Monday, September 26, the brand’s 76th anniversary. The chimi challenge features a 5-pound chimichanga filled with guests’ choice of shredded beef, shredded chicken or ground beef mixed with Mexican rice and refried beans topped with red enchilada sauce, Macayo’s famous Baja sauce, fire-roasted tomatillo sauce, guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, mixed cheese and Jack cheese. The behemoth chimi must be finished in 20 minutes. The winner will receive Macayo’s meals for a full year.
Various locations, macayo.com/chimi-challenge, $30
Tomaso’s Summer Menu
Tomaso’s has three new Italian dishes inspired by various regional areas of Italy. The courses include mozzarella, prosciutto and melon for the first course, followed by lobster cioppino and finishing with cannoli siciliano. The menu offers the option to pair the meal with a prosecco, red or white wine for an additional $20.
Tomaso’s, 3225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, 602.956.0836, tomasos.com, $50
Back to School Drive
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill Scottsdale is helping Valley students get ready for the new school year. Throughout August the restaurant is giving away free appetizers with the purchase of any entree in exchange for new school supplies to be donated to Arizona’s Children Association. Needed items include backpacks, lunchboxes, pens, washable markers and notebooks. See website for full list.
Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill, 9397 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, lingandlouies.com
Marcellino Dinner and Movie
TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS
Dinner and movie nights at Marcellino Ristorante 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,” “Roman Holiday,” “Eat Pray Love” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley.”
Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 5:30 p.m., 480.990.9500, marcellinoristorante.com
All Night, All Summer Happy Hour
SUNDAYS TO THURSDAYS
All Night, All Summer Happy Hour returns to Roaring Fork through Labor Day. Between 4 and 9 p.m., guests can receive happy hour pricing in the bar and saloon on the Caesar salad ($6.50), mixed market greens ($6.50), green chili pork ($9), crispy chicken bites ($9) and rotisserie chicken flat bread ($11), not to mention $6 glasses of wine and $7 roaring cocktails.
Roaring Fork, 4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, roaringfork.com, $6-$11