The Daily Scoop from Charlotte Shaff

Free Meal for Vets at Famous Dave’s in Valley October 22, 2010

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To commemorate Veterans Day 2010, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que of the Valley is offering all Veterans a FREE meal. From 11 AM to 10 PM on Thursday, November 11, Veterans of military service can visit one of the four (4) Famous Dave’s locations in the Valley for a complementary entrée off their special menu. The Veteran must provide some kind of identification proving that he/she is a Veteran, such as an old Military ID, dog tags with a picture ID, photo of them in uniform or some sort of memorabilia from their time in service.

“Honoring our local Veterans is very important to me,” said John Erlandson, owner of the Valley’s Famous Dave’s, Army ReservesVeteran and Ranger School graduate.  “This is just a small way for my wife and me to salute Veterans’ and show our appreciation to them for serving our Nation.  We want to recognize and honor them for their selflessness, not just on Veterans Day but throughout the year.”

Erlandson added that all Valley Famous Dave’s always offer “Military Monday’s,” which is a year-long promotion in which all Famous Dave’s Valley locations provide anyone with a military ID or family military ID a 20% discount on their meal every Monday, at any location in the Valley.

There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley including Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue, SanTan Village in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road.  Go to for full offer details.

Famous Dave’s offers a variety of signature menu items, including award-winning St. Louis-Style Ribs brushed with Rich & Sassy® Sauce, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, Santa Maria Tri-Tip, Country Roasted Chicken, Wilbur Beans, Creamy Coleslawand Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding. Guests can also enjoy the delicious char-grilled burgers, salads, lip smackin’ sandwiches andhome-style desserts. A Lil’ Wilbur Kid’s Menu includes classic kid favorites, such as Macaroni & Cheese, Chicken Tenders and Root Beer Floats. For more info, visit or


Boo-tox and Wicked Lashes Event OCT 14 October 5, 2010

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On October 14th join all four Valley locations of Derma Health Institute for
“Boo-tox & Wicked Lashes.”

Enjoy fantastic deals on Botox, Juvederm, Latisse!
Halloween is the “unofficial” kick-off of the holiday season, so start thinking now about those holiday parties and looking great for events with co-workers, friends and family. There will be contests and drawings for the products you love and special deals on other Derma Health Services as well.
Of course there will be festive refreshments, so join us. Hours vary per location.

Enjoy Wicked Lashes by the Holidays with LATISSE
25 units of Botox & 2 Latisse $350*
Juvederm XC & 2 Latisse for $525*
Get rid of those scary spots with Photofacials
Buy any photofacial and get a FREE express facial
Pumpkin Facials are back –  $75
*After $100 mail in rebate. Quantities are limited.

For more information, contact Derma Health Institute at (480) 539-0777 Mesa/Gilbert, (480) 730-9000 Chandler/Tempe, (480) 460-1505 Ahwatukee/Phoenix or (480) 991-7900 Paradise Valley/Scottsdale, or go to


RIBZILLA is here!

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Famous Dave’s in the Valley will offer a Beef Short Rib called the “Ribzilla” as a special feature on the menu beginning October 4 and ending November 21.

Dr. Pepper Glazed Beef Short Rib Platter: Beef Short Rib, 2 sides of choice, corn on the cob, corn muffin. $18.99

Dr. Pepper Glazed Beef Short Rib Sandwich: Sandwich with 1 side. $10.99

Wedge Salad with muffin: Lettuce wedge, Bleu Cheese Crumbles, grape tomatoes, Jalapeño bacon, Bleu cheese dressing and a muffin. $5.99

Cherry Cobbler: Served warm with vanilla ice cream. $5.99

LOCATIONS: Valley Famous Dave’s in Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue; Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road and in Gilbert at SanTan Village at 2206 East Williams Field Road.


Latest liposuction technology has little downtime and no general anesthetics

Filed under: DERMA HEALTH INSTITUTE — themediapush @ 5:32 pm
LipoVibe is the newest and latest advancement in liposuction.  It just debuted in Arizona at the Paradise Valley office of Derma Health Institute this September. The procedure is nicknamed “Tickle Lipo” because patients report a tickling feeling when it is administered.
  • Lipo Vibe is an FDA approved, safe and effective way to eliminate unwanted stubborn areas of fat.
  • Unlike traditional liposuction and laser liposuction that risk trauma to the surrounding tissue, our gentle 3-dimension technology contours the body for dramatic results with little to no downtime and all under a local anesthetic.
  • This state of the art procedure can be used on virtualy any area of the body that is resistant to diet and exercise with fantastic results.
  • The energy used to emulsify fat also stimulates collagen and facilitates skin tightening.
  • Lipo Vibe is available at the Paradise Valley Derma Health Institute location and administered by Dr. Gael DeRouin. (Board Certified  in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology. He is a well-accomplished physician with over 30 years of training and experience. )

With Betsy Donley’s help, you can go to outer space

While specializing in amazing journeys such as trips to the Australian outback, African safaris or fly-fishing in the remotest of places, the most adventurous vacation offered by Betsy Donley of Camelback Odyssey Travel will be out of this world – literally! Donley is Arizona’s only Accredited Space Agent. She has been specially selected and extensively trained over the last four years by Virgin Galactic, the world’s only commercial space line, to handle bookings for suborbital space flights. That’s right – with Betsy’s help anyone can make the trip into space.

“Being a part of the maiden voyages on Virgin Galactic would be the ultimate adventure,” said Donley. “Being one of the first to experience this commercial passenger venture into the unknown, seeing the earth’s surface, the darkness of space and realizing the fragility of the planet will be the thrill of a lifetime!”

Virgin Galactic’s revolutionary VSS Eve is a six-passenger space vehicle that will take travelers on a suborbital flight to outer space. She will be ferried to an altitude of 52,000 feet by a unique carrier plane, WhiteKnightTwo where, after being released for a short free-fall, she will light a rocket for a 90 second burn, launching her passengers at over twice the speed of sound to an altitude around 70 miles above the earth’s surface for several minutes of weightlessness and an amazing view of Earth before re-entering the atmosphere for a glide landing at Spaceport America in New Mexico.

Sound unbelievable? In 2004, the prototype system for Virgin Galactic won the $10 million Ansari X prize by being successfully piloted into space and returning safely twice within two weeks. Flight-testing of the scaled up commercial system is now well underway. “It’s a safe race, not a space race!”, chimes Carolyn Wincer, Head of Astronaut Sales with Virgin Galactic. She continues by telling us, “Commercial operations will commence as soon as we feel comfortable it is as safe as possible for tourists to fly.”

So far, about 370 “early adopters” have reserved their place in history by depositing anywhere from a $20,000 minimum deposit to the full $200,000 ticket price. Betsy Donley adds, “There are only 150 slots left now for people who want to fly in the first year of operation. As awareness of this venture grows, the faster these early seats are selling!”

Says Wincer, “A lot of people don’t realize how involved they can be by booking early. All of our customers are kept apprised of the project’s progress as we go along. We have hosted numerous private access events along the way and of course have celebrated every step of the way in Virgin style as we reach successive milestones.” For example, Betsy Donley joined her fellow Accredited Space Agents and 800 other VIP guests and international media at the unveiling of the spaceship in December, 2009. “It brought tears to my eyes and chills down my spine when I first laid eyes on her!”

In early October, Betsy and her fellow space colleagues will head out to Spaceport America in southern New Mexico for a first look at the new Virgin Galactic terminal, which is nearing completion.

To contact Betsy Donley about booking your next travel adventure, call 602-266-4000 or