There are dozens of great events happening around the Valley this weekend to celebrate Independence Day. And if your schedule isn't already packed with picnics, barbecues, and fireworks displays, here are our picks for some not-to-be-missed food and drink deals.
74 Cent Tacos at Taco Guild
Taco Guild in Central Phoenix is bringing Southwestern flair to everyone's favorite American holiday with 74-cent red, white, and blue tacos. Made with blue corn tortillas and topped with red salsa picante, salsa fresca, beef picadillo, and white sour cream, the tacos will be best washed down with a bucket of PBR, specially priced at $7.40. The deal will be available all day on the 4th, with unlimited amounts of tacos for guests. More information about Taco Guild, including its full menu, can be found online
All American Eat and Play Classic at Uptown Alley
If you like to play while you eat, Uptown Alley's 1776 Specials may be just what you're looking for. From 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., the All American Eat and Play Classic will get you a large, single topping pizza, four sodas, and $20 in game play. Alternately, the Play Day for 2 deal includes two $5 game cards, four games of bowling, shoe rentals, and two games of Laser Tag. Both deals are priced at $17.76, with an $8 per person add-on for the Play Day special. Find more information on Uptown Alley's website
Extended Social Hour at SumoMaya
For optimal socializing opportunities this Saturday, SumoMaya in Scottsdale is offering Social Hour pricing from 3 p.m. to close. Guests can order items including a spicy tuna handroll for $3, shishito peppers or chicharron de pollo for $5, and any specialty cocktail for $2 off regular pricing. Find the entire Social Hour menu online here
Chicken Dinner to Go at Jewel's Bakery
If firing up the grill in 105-degree weather doesn't sound like your cup of tea, liberate yourself from the tyranny of cooking and get over to Jewel's Bakery. For $87.50, order one breaded and deep-fried Redbird chicken, eight biscuits with honey butter, four cheese mac 'n' cheese or garlic mashed potatoes, Jewel's classic slaw, and a fresh apple pie. The dinner — which is entirely gluten-free — serves six to eight people and can be ordered alternately with all-white-meat boneless breast strips for an additional $20. Availability is limited, so call 602-714-5243 to reserve your dinner ahead of time. More information can be found online
Buy One Entrée, Get One Free at Central Bistro
Get in on a sweet Independence Day deal at Central Bistro with the restaurant's buy one, get one free deal. The purchase of one entrée such as crispy seared salmon or farro risotto entitles guests to another entrée of equal or lesser value for free. To see the full menu, visit Central Bistro online
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