Our educators are important people, and instead of a simple single holiday on the calendar to commemorate their efforts, they get a whole workweek (yes, we realize it’s still not enough). Teacher Appreciation Week is Monday, May 6, though Friday, May 10, and there are definitely some dining deals our teachers may take advantage of — or, wait — of which they may take advantage.
Arizona locations of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria are offering 15 percent off for all teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. Teachers just have to present they’re ID to redeem the offer.
Nico Heirloom Kitchen
366 North Gilbert Road, Gilbert
During the week, teachers get a free appetizer — like calamari, prosciutto bruschetta, artichoke fritte, and the meatballs — with the purchase of any entrée at Nico Heirloom Kitchen. Show credentials and it’s yours.
Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row
323 North Gilbert Road, Gilbert
For Teacher Appreciation Day proper — so Tuesday, May 7 — Gilbert’s Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row is giving teachers a free entrée with any purchase starting at 4 p.m. Just present ID.
Educators with their school identification in town will get a 20 percent discount on any item. Offer is valid at all five Chompie’s locations.
On National Teacher Appreciation Day, all 19 locations of Fired Pie will offer all how-ever-many teachers a free pookie with entrée purchase, pookie being its pizza cookie in either chocolate chip or macadamia nut. Teachers only have to present their ID and dine in to get the deal.
5651 North Seventh Street
On National Teacher Appreciation Day, Mora Italian is offering a complimentary glass of wine or antipasti with any purchase. And you know the drill — teachers must present their ID to redeem for an in-house experience.
13525 North Litchfield Road, Surprise
For the entire month of May, Uptown Alley is offering teachers 20 percent off of bowling, games, food, and nonalcoholic beverages. And that’s not just for teachers, but any school employee.
Modern Market Eatery
Teachers (and nurses) will get 20 percent off at any Modern Market Eatery restaurant (except airport and university locations).
Parma Italian Roots
20831 North Scottsdale Road, #117, Scottsdale
During National Teacher Appreciation Week, as in Monday, May 6, through Sunday, May 12, teachers (and nurses) get 25 percent off with ID at Parma Italian Roots. Only catch? The offer is not valid during happy hour.
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748 North Gilbert Road, Gilbert
At Panda Libre, an Asian and Mexican fusion eatery, teachers get a complimentary meal with one purchased meal.
West Alley BBQ
111 West Boston Street, Chandler
Teachers in the mood for Tennessee-style barbecue at West Alley BBQ in downtown Chandler will receive a complimentary appetizer with a $10 purchase.
Ginger Monkey Tavern
135 West Ocotillo Road, Chandler
It’s a buy one appetizer, get one free deal at Ginger Monkey Tavern, a Chandler pub, for teachers this week.
From May 6 to 10, teachers will receive 33 percent off regular entrées with a valid ID for in-restaurant dining at Pei Wei.