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FREE BBQ FOR VETERANS AT VALLEY FAMOUS DAVE’S on NOV 11 October 30, 2012

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In observance of Veterans Day on Sunday, November 11th, Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in Phoenix would like to thank all former and current Military personnel for their dedication and commitment to our country by offering a FREE “Two Meat Salute.”

The “Two Meat Salute” is a choice of two different meats, including St Louis-Style Ribs, Georgia Chopped Pork, Texas Beef Brisket, Country Roasted or Barbeque Chicken, Traditional or Boneless Chicken Wings, Southside Rib Tips, Hot Link Sausage, Chicken Tenders or Beer-Battered Cod, served with a Corn Bread Muffin and a choice of one side.

The Veteran must provide either a U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card, form DD-214 or current leave and earnings statement w/photo ID, dog tags w/ a picture ID, or photo of them in uniform.

“Supporting our local Veterans is very important to me and our staff,” said John Erlandson, owner of the Valley’s four Famous Dave’s Restaurants and Catering company. Very important in part, because Erlandson is not only a Army Reserves Veteran, but also a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School. He is proud to be able to give back. “This is just a small way for all of us at Famous Dave’s here in Phoenix to show our appreciation for their selflessness and service to our country,” said Erlandson.

There are four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley including Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; Peoria at 16148 North 83rdAvenue, SanTanVillage in Gilbert at 2206 E Williams Field Rd and Mesa Riverview in Mesa at 1011 Dobson Road.  Go to www.famousdavesbbq.com 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 Coleslaw and Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding. Guests can also enjoy the delicious char-grilled burgers, salads, lip smackin’ sandwiches and home-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 www.famousdavesbbq.com or www.facebook.com/phoenixfamousdaves.com

 

DeRosa Medical expanding to East Valley to help women with hormonal problems August 21, 2012

Women of all ages, from their twenties through their eighties, can experience hormonal problems. Younger women can be affected by the use of birth control pills, antidepressants and other medications. And most women will experience hormonal deficiencies from the time they begin menopause (typically in their thirties and forties) through and beyond post-menopause. That’s a long time spent being ill.
Most doctors either don’t diagnose hormonal issues properly, or accept them as a normal stage of life causing minor discomfort such as temporary hot flashes and sleep problems. But these imbalances and hormonal deficiencies lead to serious, debilitating health issues – everything from extreme fatigue, chronic aches and pains, sleep disorders and premature aging to pre-diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, strokes and heart attacks.
Dr. Angela DeRosa, founder of DeRosa Medical, has devoted her life to the serious issue of women’s hormone health, and she’s bringing her expertise to Chandler, Ariz., starting Sept. 17 with a new office at 1727 Frye Road, Suite 120, in the Halstead Medical Plaza. She will practice one day a week, and a well-trained, experienced physician assistant will see patients full-time Monday through Friday. Though the practice began with a focus on women’s health, it has expanded to serve a large number of men as well.
DeRosa Medical also has offices in Scottsdale and Sedona, which attract men and women from all over – even as far afield as Alaska, Hawaii and Germany. Now, East Valley patients are ecstatic an office is coming to their neighborhood. An open house meet-and-greet is scheduled for 3-7 p.m. Sept. 20 to talk to staff, learn about services and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments.
DeRosa Medical is a “one-stop shop” for most medical needs, including primary care. But Dr. DeRosa is one of few physicians in the country who fully understand the complexities of hormones and can accurately examine, diagnose and treat patients with safe, biodentical hormones.
The topic of hormones is dear to Dr. DeRosa, because she started having menopausal symptoms in her twenties and wasn’t sure what was happening. Now, she sees patients of all ages who have been misdiagnosed many times over. They’re grateful for her and her staff’s understanding, thoroughness and effective treatment.
On the web: www.derosamedical.com. Chandler office number: 480-619-4097 or toll-free at 855-619-4097.
Dr. De Rosa and East Valley patients are available for interviews in person, by telephone and on the air. To arrange, please contact Charlotte Shaff, The Media Push, 602-418-8534charlotte@themediapush.com.
 

Red vs Blue Heroes Pizza Challenge! August 16, 2012

I am so excited to announce this great collaboration! Support The 100 Club of Arizona and vote with your taste buds at Organ Stop Pizza by enjoying delicious custom-created pizzas by Mesa Fire and Police!
RED vs. BLUE HEROES PIZZA CHALLENGE
WHO: Organ Stop Pizza and 100 Club of Arizona
WHAT: Police vs Firefighters – Show Your Support Pizza Contest
WHEN: August 18 to September 15, 2012
WHERE: Organ Stop Pizza (Southern/Stapley) in Mesa
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WHY: To honor our local heroes, the police and firefighters in the Valley, Organ Stop Pizza is holding a friendly competition between the two Mesa organizations to support The 100 Club of Arizona. Between August 18 and September 14th, 2012, customers of Organ Stop Pizza are encouraged to vote with their taste buds and choose between the four pizzas in the competition, selected by the Mesa Fire and Police. The Mesa Police will have the Smokey BBQ Chicken Pizza and their own Hawaiian Five-0 Pizza, with toppings of pepperoni, bacon, pineapple and onion to choose from. The Mesa Firefighters will be represented with a Buffalo Chicken Pizza and a 5-Alarm Pizza, complete with pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and jalapeño. For every purchase (in restaurant or carry out), 20% will be donated to the 100 Club. At the end of the competition, the total of pizzas purchased will be compiled and a winner will be announced at a Community Safety Fair. That winning pizza, announced September 15th, will be added to the Organ Stop Pizza menu until the end of October and every purchase of that pizza, will continue to bring 20% of proceeds to the 100 Club of Arizona.
 
On Saturday, September 15th from 2-5pm in the Organ Stop Pizza parking lot located on the SW corner of Southern and Stapley in Mesa, the community is invited to a free, family-friendly safety fair put on by the Mesa Fire and Police Departments and local organizations. Parking and admission are free for live entertainment, fire and bicycle safety demonstrations, giveaways, health information and a pizza eating contest between police and firemen. There will also be fire trucks and police cars to check out, plus police dogs and treats from Blue Bell Ice Cream.

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Organ Stop Pizza is celebrating 40 years in the Valley. Home to the nation’s largest Wurlitzer pipe organ, the unique pizza restaurant is a favorite entertainment destination for all ages. Along with pizza, they offer pasta, appetizers, a salad bar, ice cream and beer/wine and soft drinks. Everything from Bach to rock is played by professional organist to crowds of up to 700 people every night. They are a cash or check business. No debit or credit cards accepted but an ATM is available in the lobby. For more information, go to www.organstoppizza.com or email admin@organstoppizza.com
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The 100 Club of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to public safety officers and firefighters when they are seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. It was started in 1968, and has given more than 6 million dollars in financial support to Arizona’s men and women who stand behind the badge. For more information, go to www.100club.org or email info@100club.org

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Famous Dave’s Competes in Food Network’s Best In Smoke BBQ Showdown May 2, 2011

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Famous Dave’s in the Valley (Mesa, Chandler, SanTan and Peoria) will be serving Blackberry BBQ Ribs and Blackberry BBQ Lettuce Wraps that were introduced by Dave during the Best In Smoke competition. 

 Founder of Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que Competes in Food Network’s Best In Smoke BBQ Showdown

Dave Anderson, Famous Dave’s Founder, shows off BBQ expertise and passion

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., April 26, 2011– Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) announced today that Famous Dave Anderson, BBQ legend  and founder of Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que, along with Charlie Torgerson, Directory of Culinary, will be featured in Food Network’s Best In Smoke competition, a new four episode program that premieres Sunday, May 8, 2011.

Aric Nissen, Famous Dave’s Vice President, Marketing and R&D said, “Famous Dave’s is extremely proud that Food Network has recognized Famous Dave Anderson as one of six of the best BBQ masters in the country to compete in Best In Smoke. In fact, the four Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley (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) will be serving Blackberry BBQ Ribs and Blackberry BBQ Lettuce Wraps that were introduced by Dave during the Best In Smoke competition.”

Dave Anderson founded Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que in his quest to serve authentic, legendary pit BBQ to people across the country.  “Dave’s passion for BBQ is unmatched,” continued Nissen.  “Most people are surprised to learn that we have ‘scratch’ kitchens, using the freshest of ingredients and that we smoke, cook, and grill our menu items right there in the kitchen. Our BBQ is smoked for up to 10 long hours in smokers on site at each location. That is what makes all Famous Dave’s locations authentic BBQ joints.”

The Best In Smoke series premieres on Sunday, May 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.  Six of the best barbecue masters hailing from cities across the U.S. meet in New York City to face off for a $50,000 grand prize and the right to claim the title of Best In Smoke. Hosted by Bryan Caswell (season three contestant on The Next Iron Chef), this competition tests the competitors’ endurance and skill as they take on multiple challenges in a day with limited resources and cook for vastly different audiences.

From barbecue to desserts to single bite hors d’oeuvres, no food is off limits. Contestants show off their personal style and quick wit throughout the competition, but a final mad dash to three separate venues around Manhattan and Brooklyn will determine which competitor will be awarded the coveted title of Best In Smoke.  At the end of each week’s episode, viewers will learn which competitors advance to the next round of the competition.

Host Bryan Caswell kicks off the competition on the premiere show by challenging the six teams to create their best “single bite” for the judges. Once the clock starts, it’s an all-out scramble and the competitor who cooks up the best “single bite” wins immunity from elimination and joins the judging panel for the next round. Then, the competitors devise the ideal BBQ hors d’oeuvre for an upscale art gallery opening. The fate of the finalists hangs on the opinions of the gallery guests who decide which competitor is safe from elimination.

Famous Dave’s will use innovative social media to make the show more available to Guests and fans.  Founder Dave Anderson and Charlie Torgerson will host an “After the Show ‘Que & A” on Monday, May 9, that will be live-streamed from a Minneapolis Famous Dave’s restaurant.  The show will be hosted online on the Famous Dave’s website so fans from all over the world will be able to view the after show live at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT.  Fans will be able to submit questions, and Dave and Charlie will answer them live, along with sharing special moments and behind-the-scenes insights.  If Dave and Charlie make it to the next round, the live-streaming after shows will continue airing online on Monday nights.

About Famous Dave’s

Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: DAVE) was founded by ‘Famous’ Dave Anderson, whose passion for BBQ led him on a 25-year cross-country trek to find the best regional BBQ recipes in the country before opening the first Famous Dave’s in Hayward, WI.  As of today, the company owns 52 locations and franchises 130 additional units in 37 states, and is known for its on-premise real pit smokers, scratch-recipe cooking, and 500 national and regional awards for everything from best ribs to best Bar-B-Que sauce to best cookbook.  They offer a wide variety of BBQ favorites including signature award-winning St. Louis-Style Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Georgia Chopped Pork, and Country-Roasted Chicken.  Each seasoning blend was personally developed by Dave himself after years of trial and error to bring flavorful and authentic BBQ to his Guests.  Scratch-recipes round out the menu with delicious sides and desserts that include meaty Wilbur Beans, Drunkin’ Apples, and Dave’s Famous Bread Pudding.

For more information, please visit www.famousdaves.com.

Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical, including but not limited to statements regarding the timing of our restaurant openings and the timing or success of our expansion plans, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from expected results. Although Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. believes the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that its expectation will be attained. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Famous Dave’s expectation include financial performance, restaurant industry conditions, execution of restaurant development and construction programs, franchisee performance, changes in local or national economic conditions, availability of financing, governmental approvals and other risks detailed from time to time in the company’s SEC reports.

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Note to Editors: Contact Jean Golden (612-385-2324 or jean@goldenpublicity.com) for Dave Anderson interviews, photography and other requests.

 

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 www.famousdavesbbq.com 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 www.famousdavesbbq.com or www.facebook.com/phoenixfamousdaves.com

 

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. www.dhiskin.com

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
“It’s the GREAT PUMPKIN!”
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 www.dhiskin.com.

 

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. www.famousdavesbbq.com.