50 Years of Pizza and Pipes
As one of the two remaining restaurants that provides organ entertainment with a side of pizza, Organ Stop Pizza is celebrating 50 years with 50 days of specials. Through October 8, customers can enjoy the $50 meal deal with two large pizzas with unlimited toppings (excluding extra cheese), two appetizers (combo basket excluded) and two pitchers of soft drink. Nightly giveaways of food and merchandise will also be available.
Organ Stop Pizza, 1149 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa, 480.813.5700, organstoppizza.com
Everything Lobster at STK Steakhouse
National Lobster Day falls on September 25, but rather than one day of specials, STK Steakhouse is celebrating all month long. Take a pick and indulge in a lobster roll ($49), lobster caviar salad ($45), Maine lobster ravioli ($42) and spicy lobster rigatoni ($62).
STK Steakhouse, 7134 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480.581.5171, stksteakhouse.com, $42-$62
Outdoor Public Market at The Thumb
Start Sunday mornings by leisurely shopping, strolling and eating at The Thumb, a market that features local vendors selling items like pasta, baked goods, vegan pies, gluten-free cookies, popsicles, kombucha, honey, salsas, hummus, cold-press juices and dog treats. The Thumb is best known for its award-winning barbeque and bakery, car wash and service, beautiful artisan gift market, and for being featured in “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
The Thumb, 9393 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale, 8 a.m. to noon, 480.513.8186, thethumb.com
Dinner and a Movie: Marcellino Ristorante
SEPTEMBER 6 AND SEPTEMBER 7
Dinner and a movie at Marcellino Ristorante is a great opportunity to have a fun night out with a date or the girls. Tuesday, September 6, watch “The Big Night” with “When in Rome” taking center stage the next night. Choose items from the regular menu or try out the three-course prix-fixe summer supper menu for $49. Reservations are required.
Marcellino Ristorante, 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 5:30 p.m., 480.990.9500, marcellinoristorante.com
Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week
SEPTEMBER 11 TO SEPTEMBER 18
After a successful launch last year, Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week returns. During the week, restaurants and food purveyors offer an exclusive multicourse prix-fixe menu or showcase a specially priced item that best represents their establishment and all things vegan. Capped at $15, breakfast offerings will feature an entrée and drink. Lunch showcases an appetizer, entrée and drink for no more than $20. For dinner, a three-course option is available for a max of $33 or a five-course meal with a cap of $44. Participating restaurants include Beaut Burger, Dilla Libre, Early Bird Vegan, Giving Tree Café, Gooder Goods, Nana’s Kitchen, Trash Panda Vegan and The Vegan Taste.
Various locations, various times, phoenixvegan.com, $15-$44
Garlic Fest at Queen Creek Olive Mill
SEPTEMBER 16 TO SEPTEMBER 25
Queen Creek Olive Mill is hosting its ninth Garlic Fest, featuring a variety of organically grown garlic, cooking demos, fun and games in the grove, Garlic 101 classes and live music. Shop everything garlic from accessories, olive oils and other garlic-flavored packaged foods like pasta, sauces and seasonings. A special garlic-inspired menu by del Piero Kitchen will be available daily that includes garlic fries, sweet garlic gelato and sweet garlic cupcakes.
Queen Creek Olive Mill, 25062 S. Meridian Road, Queen Creek, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., queencreekolivemill.com, free admission
Fall Arizona Restaurant Week
SEPTEMBER 16 TO SEPTEMBER 25
Arizona restaurants feature three-course menus at a trio of price points — $33, $44 and $55. During ARW, many restaurants present new items on their prix-fixe menus that are not normally offered at the restaurant. This lets the chefs flex their culinary muscles while giving diners a chance to get adventurous. Participating restaurants include Stockyards, Arrowhead Grill, Etta, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, Liberty Market, Obon Sushi Ramen Bar, Sante and Zinburger.
Various locations, various times, arizonarestaurantweek.com, $33-$55
Rockin’ Taco Street Fest
The 11th annual Rockin’ Taco Street Fest will be held in Downtown Chandler. A food, music and cultural celebration, this event features creative tacos from 20 local restaurants and food trucks. Wash it all down with fresh fruit fresca, beer and handcrafted margaritas and Micheladas. Entertainment includes sets by Everclear and Ozomatli, hot chili pepper and taco eating competitions, mariachi, mechanical taco ride, and activities for children.
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth Avenue, Chandler, noon to 9 p.m., forty8live.com/rockintacoaz, $25
Rosh Hashana at Miracle Mile Deli
SEPTEMBER 26 & 27
Celebrate Rosh Hashana at Miracle Mile Deli with a special of a plate of brisket or beef, potato pancake with applesauce and sour cream, and a cup of matzo ball soup.
Miracle Mile Deli, 4433 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, 602.776.0992, miraclemiledeli.com, $17
Follow the Fork
The Peoria Education Foundation hosts its fundraiser, Follow the Fork, which features complimentary samplings from 12 of Park West’s dining destinations and tenants, a live performance from Rock Lobster, 50/50 raffle and interactive art. A few of the participating restaurants and tenants include Candle Chemistry, Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria, Jalapeno Inferno, Rolling Back Boutique and Yama Sushi.
Various locations in Park West, 9744 W. Northern Avenue, Peoria, 6 to 9 p.m., shopparkwest.com, $35-$60