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scottsdale happy hour and summer specials update

It's been a while since this topic has been updated. What's the latest on summer happy hours and summer specials?

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    1. Roy's has a good Aloha happy hour: a boatload of tropical cocktails, martinis and mojitos for $5 as well as about 6 apps for $5 each. We had the lobster potstickers, spicy tuna roll and wagyu beef sliders with sweet potato fries. Some real nice sauces on the plates, good presentation and their drinks are quite good. I do like their classic Mai Tai, I think it has a hint of ginger, a nice twist.

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      Roy's
      5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054

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      1. re: mwest9

        Which Roy's? We called the Roy's at Desert Ridge a few months ago and were told in AZ the Aloha Happy Hour was only at the one in Chandler. I'm hoping now that it's summer, the Desert Ridge location has it too, much more convenient for us.

        Somewhere I've been jotting down the current Phoenix summer deals, I'll have to find it and post. One I remember is Sassi. They're doing a prix-fixe 3-course menu for $35, and we're planning on visiting for their $7 Summer Bar Menu:
        http://www.sassi.biz/images/file/Summ...

        We were at Prado and BLT Steak this past Thursday night, and notice they both also have a summer 3-course prix-fixe, $39 at Prado, and $36 at BLT Steak.

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        Sassi
        10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

        Prado
        4949 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

        Roy's
        7151 W Ray Rd, Chandler, AZ 85226

        BLT Steak
        5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

        1. re: Rubee

          Yep, we had Aloha Hour at the Desert Ridge Roy's (in the J W Marriott hotel) this past Friday. Enjoy!

          1. re: mwest9

            I think the Roy's up north had to wait for dispensation from Marriot before they could discount their happy hour. The Chandler location had been running it a long time -- it's one of my favorites. The chef will sometimes send out little culinary experiments to the people in the bar -- some very tasty an inventive bites have come my way, gratis. Both locations are still doing their 3-course summer prix fixe, as well.

            1. re: mwest9

              Thanks for the update on Roy's Aloha Hour at Desert Ridge. We finally got there yesterday (Labor Day). What a great Happy Hour! The $5 cocktail list: http://www.roysrestaurant.com/cuisine...
              Also wine (reds, whites, and a sparkling rosé), and a pale ale for $3. Some menu options were calamari with Thai basil dipping sauce, tempura-crusted ahi roll, wagyu beef sliders with sweet potato fries, tenderloin skewers, and lobster potstickers (my favorite).

              They say they're pretty much busy every day (Aloha Hour is daily) and HH prices are in the bar and on the lanai.

              1988 Martini with lychee, Strawberry-Basil Martini (E ordered it without basil), and Fred and Ginger (Hennessy cognac Sidecar with Canton ginger liqueur):

               
               
               
          2. re: mwest9

            Went to Roy's last night...just want to hop on the bandwagon, it is very good - solid drinks, but they could use a bit heavier pour...but maybe that is just me :)

            I like Daily Dose as well...cant beat a dr hendricks

            roaring fork / wildfish also have a pretty good happy hour

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            Daily Dose
            4020 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

            1. re: Dapuma

              Dapuma - Thanks for the Daily Dose tip, I didn't know they had happy hour and man does it look tasty! Lots of interesting apps for half off 4-8 daily. I have yet to try this place but I loved Fusion so I'm assuming the food at DD is pretty good.

              Have you tried any of the DD apps? Do you know if happy hour is only at the bar and/or if it's tough to get a spot? Thanks!

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              Daily Dose
              4020 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

              1. re: hungryinaz

                Happy Hour is anywhere you sit, their Chicken Nachos are awesome...so far i havent had anything bad there, most of it is really good - havent had any other apps - but their sandwiches, burgers, breakfast are all great - don't think you can go wrong

                Another nice thing is that their apps are the full apps you would get during non-happy hour, so it is just a smoking deal IMO

                If you are getting a drink order the dr hendricks...pure awesomeness :)

                1. re: Dapuma

                  Thanks for the info! I actually ended up checking out Daily Dose's HH on Sunday and loved it. Two key things make it easy to hit - 1. It's every single day! and 2. It lasts until 8 p.m.! No need to really "plan" in order to make it to this HH which is really nice. As for the food, we tried the jalapeno/cilantro hummus (really good/spicy with tasty/herbed pitas), mac and cheese w/ chorizo (naughty but yummy, large portion), calamari (ok) and meatballs (another huge portion, good but think we were too full to enjoy). Next time, I'd order the hummus and probably the chicken nachos as they sound really good and have Dapuma's thumbs up.

                  I highly suggest checking this HH out, it's one of the better food-based HH's I've tried (haven't hit Roy's HH but that one sounds pretty great as well).

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                  Daily Dose
                  4020 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

                  1. re: hungryinaz

                    I have tried alot more of the HH menu now, i would say the calamari is just ok...meatballs pretty good and are huge, havent tried the mac and cheese yet (sounds awesome that is my next item to try), the pulled chicken mushroom thing is pretty awesome, would certainly get that again

                    Fridays is great because burgers are half price...if you are looking for low key and inexpensive - cant be 5-6 burgers and if you want to stick cheap 13 for 6 domestic drafts...ill stick with the dr hendricks though :)

          3. Roy's is very good. Best overall value I'd say is between Fleming's and McCormich & Schmick. Both have reduced prices on beverages and food including great burgers. I believe Fleming's is $5 and M&S $2. Wildfish used to have excellent prices on appetizers but I'm not sure where they are anymore. Marcellino's at Scottsdale Fashion Square has a good happy hour program in the lounge.

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            Marcellino
            7114 E Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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            1. re: Phoenix99

              Marcellino's is on the other side of the canal from Scottsdale Fashion Square. Do you perchance mean Marcella's?

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              Marcellino
              7114 E Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

            2. double-post...you will have to contact the restaurants for times...this is off the top of my head.

              $6 merguez sausage @ MBar (Prado)
              $5.50 burger and $3.50 red pepper soup @ Christopher's / Crush
              $5 buffalo shrimp and free popovers @ BLT Steak
              $3 mini pork shanks @ Cafe ZuZu
              $6 lobster bisque and $6.50 moules frites @ T. Cooks

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              BLT Steak
              5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

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              1. re: azhotdish

                Humble Pie has some good summer specials
                http://www.humblepieusa.com/pdf/summe...

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                Humble Pie
                6149 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

              2. "summer specials" ...

                J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician (where Mary Elaine's used to thrive) has a $35 three course early bird menu, listed at the "Neighborhood" on their web site. The catch is it's only offered between 5-7 PM and selection is a bit limited (choose between 3 apps, 3 entrees, 3 desserts). http://www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com...

                T. Cook's at the Royal Palms Resort has a $40 three-course dinner menu from Sunday thru Thursday. Looks like all the normal first courses and desserts are available at this price, as are most of the entrees, with a $5-15 add-on for three entree items (lobster and larger steaks). http://www.royalpalmshotel.com/pdfs/S...

                Good chance to check out some of these pricier fancy places at bargain rates.

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                J&G Steakhouse
                6000 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251