New Mexico Restaurant Week 2013

February 13, 2013 by  
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New Mexico Restaurant Week 2013 offering savings at fave restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos. Don’t be confused by the name though, as the Restaurant Week promotion actually runs over three weeks from February 24 to March 17. Who says we can’t count in New Mexico? Hmm, we may not count so well, but we eat FABULOUSLY, especially when it’s on the cheap!

The 2013 New Mexico Restaurant Week promotion offers multi-course menus for a flat rate, with several options in each course, including vegetarian choices at some restaurants.  Dinners are usually three courses, and some restaurants offer lunch menus too. Depending on the restaurant, dinners are priced at $20, $30, or $40 per person, and some restaurants will offer a super-bargain meal at $25 for two people.

It’s a great opportunity to eat out at some places you haven’t tried before, and the fixed price menus are especially good value at the more upscale places, compared to their regular à la carte menus. Reservations are heartily recommended where possible.  Participating hotels in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Taos are also offering special rates during Restaurant Week.

NM Restaurant Week 2013 runs in a different city each week.

Santa Fe Restaurant Week is from February 24 to March 3. Participating Santa Fe restaurants include Restaurant Martin (one of my favorites), The Compound, Geronimo, Anasazi Restaurant, Jambo Cafe, Blue Corn Cafe, the always lively Cowgirl BBQ, and both Plaza Cafe locations.

Taos Restaurant Week is from March 3 to March 10. Choices include El Meze, where Chef Fred Muller can be relied upon to serve up the sublime; Doc Martin’s Restaurant in the Taos Inn (I’m pleased to see their delish Chile Relleno is on the menu); El Monte Sagrado Resort and Spa, and The Gorge Bar & Grill, which is owned by the same folk who run Seasons/Zinc/Savoy in Albuquerque.

Albuquerque Restaurant Week is from March 10 to March 17. They’re saving the best till last, huh? Some of my fave participating restaurants include Artichoke Cafe, Scalo, Lucia at Hotel Andaluz, Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, Gold Street Caffe, Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tramway and High Finance at the very t-o-p of the Tramway, and both locations of Jinja Bar & Bistro.

Other restaurants are still joining the party, so no doubt there will be more options for dining on the cheap nearer the time. Some foodie and cooking events are also planned, although right now they are only listing Santa Fe cooking events, and I wouldn’t call them bargain basement, although they look like fun experiences.

For example, How to Make Gnocchi Like an Italian Grandmother (Feb 24) and How to Make Fresh Pasta (Feb 26), both at Terra Restaurant at the Four Seasons Rancho Encantado resort, and The Art of Making Empanadas at Anasazi Restaurant (Feb 26). These Santa Fe events all cost $20. I’m sorely tempted by the Sake Seminar and Tasting at Shohko Cafe on February 26, with admission at $18 and if you stay for dinner you get $5 off a bottle or a demi of sake.

Online reservations are required for events as tickets are limited. Find out more at the New Mexico Restaurant Week website.

–Tania


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Food Freebies & Deals: March 23 – 30, 2012

March 23, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals at Starbucks, Arby’s, Weck’s, Ezra’s Place, Quiznos, Chick-fil-A, Macaroni Grill, Dairy Queen, Coolwater Fusion, a sale on shrimp, and more, plus meet a pro bull rider!

Whole Foods Market Shrimp Sale today, Friday March 23, at $5.99 per pound compared to the usual $10.99 to $12.99 per pound. This is for 31/35 farm-raised, shell-on, white shrimp.

Get a free Starbucks tall handcrafted beverage (12 oz.) when you buy a pound of their Starbucks Tribute Blend or Starbucks VIA Tribute Blend coffee. Offer is good till March 25, so if you need coffee, now’s the time to buy and get a freebie!

Chow down on a Free Chick-fil-A breakfast on Wednesday March 28, only at the Cottonwood Corners location. The free breakfast runs from 6:30 – 10:30 am, and the offer is for a three free Chick-n-Minis.

Quiznos Coupon for $2 off a $10 purchase, valid until March 28, 2012. That coupon is for everyone, while only Facebook  users can get a Quiznos Free Sub when you buy another sub and a drink. You have to Like the Quiznos Facebook page to get the coupon.

Get 50% Off the Entertainment Book with free shipping. The sale brings the price down to $20 (from $40) for the Albuquerque / Santa Fe Entertainment Book 2012 book, with discount coupons, 2-for-1 deals, freebies with purchase, etc for restaurants, attractions, entertainment and shopping, plus 240 restaurant coupons (gulp!). The 50% discount sale is good on any city’s book  (search here by zip code) for about 140+ locations nationally – they vary by price.

Get 20% off Albuquerque Blues and Brews tickets if you buy online though April 1, using the promo code: PAL (all in capital letters). The offer is only good on general admission tickets. Regular price is $25, discounted to $20 with the promo code.  Albuquerque Blues and Brews Festival takes place at the Sandia Resort & Casino from 3 – 6 pm on May 27. 

Meet Professional Bull Rider Rocky McDonald at the Texas Roadhouse in Albuquerque on Saturday, March 24 from 4 – 6 pm. According to an email from Texas Roadhouse, Rocky McDonald will sign autographs and meet fans, with the change to enter to win prizes. The Albuquerque Texas Roadhouse is located at 5900 Pan American NE.

50+% off CoolWater Fusion Restaurant in these time-limited deals. Choose either a $35 dinner for two with one appetizer, two entrees and two wine or beer drinks, or a dinner for four at $69 with two appetizers, four entrees, and four drinks. Finally you can just pay $10 for $20 worth of lunch. All these deals are available today via Living Social, and the certificates must be used by July 25.

Free Einstein Bros. Coffee with any purchase, using the coupon valid for one free regular cup of coffee in four flavor choices, through March 26. Or use this Einstein Bros. coupon for 50% off a caffe latte or a vanilla hazelnut latte, until April 1.

Get a 2-year Parents Magazine subscription for $7.99 plus a free Ultimate Birthday Party Planner. That’s 24 issues of the mag plus the planner in an offer via MySavings. This is a limited time deal but I’m not sure how limited.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill has a Two Italian Dinners for $25 deal running, with your choice of two tapas and two entrees from a set menu until April 22.  Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana.

Weck’s Free Chips and Salsa with the purchase of an entree, using the coupon via Valpak.

Arby’s Coupons include a free roast beef sandwich or beef and cheddar sandwich when you buy any combo; Get a $1 Double Cheese Melt;  Get a free chicken sandwich when you buy another chicken sandwich, and more Arby’s deals, via Premium Shopping Guide, and all valid through March 31, 2012.

Buca di Beppo $10 Discount Coupons to get $10 off a $20 dine-in purchase at Buca di Beppo, and $10 off a Buco To Go order of $30, both valid until April 1.

Black Angus Steakhouse coupons to get a Filet Mignon dinner with two sides for $15.99, or a campfire feast dinner for two people for $39 including entrees such as prime rib, ribeye, salmon, and chicken, plus appetizer and dessert. Coupons are valid for up to 6 people, until April 2.

Among many other Freefly’s coupons and free samples this week, I spy:

Ezra’s Place BOGO Free Entree at lunch, using the coupon via Valpak. The offer gives you a free entree when you buy one entree from 11 am to 3 pm, for dine-in or carry out, excluding lunch specials. 

Street Food Asia Coupons to get a free $10 gift card with a $20 purchase, and BOGO deals for a free small plate or a free entree when you buy the same plus two drinks, using the Premium Shopping Guide coupons until March 31.

Brasserie La Provence will donate 10% of their sales on Tuesday April 3 to Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer research in a Dine for the Cure fundraiser. So you might want to save the date and make reservations!

It’s the last few days of Albuquerque Restaurant Week – finishing on March 25. I gave you the skinny-at-a-glance on some of the highlight deals in a previous ABQ Restaurant Week post (to save you trawling through every page at the official site).  The promotion offers multi-course menus for a flat rate, with several options in each course. Dinners are usually three courses, and some restaurants have special price lunch menus too. Heading north? The promotion switches to Taos Restaurant Week March 25 to April 1.

Nothing Bundt Cakes Freebie Buy three bundlets and they’ll give you one free bundlet in participating stores through March 31, according to an email we received from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through March 31. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

NOTE: Not all locations may be participating in all offers – call ahead if you want to be sure.

–Tania. FYI I’ve given my LivingSocial, MySavings, and Entertainment Book affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks

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Albuquerque Restaurant Week

March 15, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque Restaurant Week offers fixed price menus so you can try some new restaurants or get a good deal at old favorites. 

This year’s Albuquerque Restaurant Week is from March 18 – 25, 2012, and the promotion offers multi-course menus for a flat rate, with several options in each course. Dinners are usually three courses, and some restaurants have special price lunch menus too.

Some of my favorite participating restaurants include:

  • Artichoke Cafe ($35 dinner / $18 lunch)
  • Scalo ($22.50 lunch)
  • Pars Cuisine ($26 dinner including wine/tea/coffee and $13 lunch)
  • Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro ($34 dinner)
  • Jinja Bar & Bistro  both locations ($21 dinner / $13 lunch)
  • St Clair Winery & Bistro ($30 dinner including wine sample with each of three courses!)
  • Seasons Rotisserie & Grill ($30 dinner / $15 lunch)
  • Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar ($29 dinner)
  • Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tramway, which you’ve just got to love for the sunset views… and the $20 dinner menu. (Although when I last mentioned this, the listing at the ABQ Restaurant Week site said it was $20 per couple, not per person. So that was apparently a mistake as they’ve now changed it. Might have known it was too good to be true…)
  • High Finance at the top of the Tramway, which of course has even better views, with a $30 dinner menu.

See all the Albuquerque Restaurant Week offers, as part of this month’s New Mexico Restaurant week promotion. It’s probably best to make reservations where possible, because anyone with the remotest interest in food will belly up to take advantage of some of these restaurant deals.

–Tania

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Food Freebies & Deals: March 9 – 16, 2012

March 9, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals are rocking this week, including Chick-fil-A, Buca di Beppo, Coldstone Creamery, Dairy Queen, Pizza Nine, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Starbucks, Quiznos, Scalo, Pizza Nine, Zinc, Arby’s and more…

Get a Free Chick-fil-A breakfast on Wednesdays through March 2012, only at the Cottonwood Corners location. The free breakfast runs from 6:30 – 10:30 am, and on March 14 it’s a free multigrain oatmeal.

$15 for $30 worth at Umami Sushi and Asian Restaurant. Buy the half off certificate in the limited time Groupon offer, and use it by September 12, 2012. The restaurant is located at 6601 4th Street NW.  

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse is giving a $25 credit for your next meal when you dine at Vernon’s on Friday night (March 9) through March 11 and tell your server this password: Show me the dough. This is according to an email we received. Reservations for Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse are advisable!

Starbucks Espresso Twice, Half the Price  Customers who buy any regular priced Starbucks espresso drink by 11 am, can zip on back the same day after 2 pm with their receipt to get half off any hot or iced espresso beverage. The promo runs through March 14 at participating locations.

Coldstone Creamery BOGO Free Creation Buy a Creation, get the second one free using the coupon until March 14. I really can’t face ice cream right now (too chilly!) but this deal could tempt me to change my mind.

Einstein Bros. Bagels 50% Off a Caffe Mocha or White Chocolate Mocha using the coupon valid until March 18.

Dairy Queen Blizzard BOGO 99 Cents Buy one Blizzard at the regular price and get the second one for 99 cents through March 31. No coupon needed, just turn up drooling.

Quiznos Coupon $2 Off a $10 purchase and the coupon is valid until March 14.

Scalo Wine & Dine at 6:30 pm on March 14 serves a four course meal with wine pairings in the private Cipriani room, and Scalo’s wine expert Scott Murray tells you about the wines. The price is $22.50 per person, plus tax and tip. You can see the food and wine menu at the link and these events fill quickly, so reserve in advance with Scalo Northern Italian Grill (505) 255-8781. 

Get a free sample of Miracle Whip, courtesy of Freefly.

Among many other Freefly’s coupons and free samples, you can get a free PF Changs Lettuce Wraps coupon, a free sample pack of Nescafe Taster’s Choice, and free Dunkin’ Donuts drink. These are all under the FOOD button at the link (scroll down a little), but offers change frequently.

Keva Juice 50% Off any Yo Keva Yogurts after 7 pm each day at any of the Albuquerque Keva Juice locations. No coupon required! Just make sure you go from 7 pm.

Buca di Beppo $10 Discount Coupons Get $10 off a $20 dine-in purchase at Buca di Beppo, and $10 off a Buco To Go order of $30, both valid until March 31, 2012.

Pizza Nine $10 = $20 Deal Get $20 worth at Pizza Nine for $10 in an offer via QponABQ.

80% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code EXPLORE at checkout till March 12, 2012. With the bonus 80% off, a $25 value certificate (usually discounted to $10 or $15) now costs $2 or $3. Other denominations are available, check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend). Sample restaurants include Red Brick Pizza,Sophia’s PlaceEzra’s Place, Olympia Cafe, Coolwater Fusion Restaurant, Cosmo Tapas, Cafe Trang, Forque Kitchen and Bar,  True Sushi Co. and many more.  Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 80% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code EXPLORE.

Souper Salad printable coupon to get a free fountain drink when you buy an adult buffet at participating locations through March 21.

15% off Artichoke Cafe Take in a ticket stub from any Landmark production to get a 15% discount on your Artichoke Cafe meal.

Zinc Cellar Bar Beer, Brat & Pretzel Night on Thursdays. $8.50 gets you a pint of tap beer, a salt-crusted hot pretzel, and a beer-braised bratwurst in a baguette bun with chipotle. Other Zinc Cellar Bar deals include $2 Bison Sliders on Tuesday, and 20% off bottles of wine on Wednesday, served with a free cheese platter!

Bandido Hideout Mexican Food Pay $25 for $50 worth of dining certificates thanks to Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. You get two $25 certificates for the restaurant, although you can only use one certificate per visit. (Shipping cost is $3.75, check the deal details for how you may use the certificate). Quantities are limited!

Nothing Bundt Cakes Freebie Buy three bundlets and they’ll give you one free bundlet in participating stores through March 31, according to an email we received from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

New Mexico Restaurant Week shifts from Santa Fe to Las Cruces before heading to the Duke City on March 18, Participating restaurants serve various lunch and dinner fixed price menu deals – advance reservations recommended. See our earlier New Mexico Restaurant Week post for more details.

Waffle House Free Slice of Pie using the coupon until March 9. It scores you a small slice of pie for dine-in eating, at participating locations.

Print this KFC coupon for $3 off any 12-piece KFC meal, with your choice of chicken, plus three large side items and six biscuits. The coupon is good until March 15, one coupon per person per visit.

Firehouse Subs Free Bag of Chips with any purchase, using the printable coupon until March 11.

And finally, some Facebook deals:

Quiznos Free Sub when you buy another sub and a drink. You have to Like the Quiznos Facebook page to get the coupon.

Baskin Robbins BOGO Deal Buy any ice cream cone (excluding waffle cones) and get a second cone for 99 cents, using the coupon via Facebook.

Arby’s Free Small Drink and Curly Fries with the purchase of a Reuben, also for Facebook users only. Answer three questions (Yes is probably the wise choice for all three, although I don’t know if No also works!) to get the coupon.

NOTE: Not all locations may be participating in all offers – call ahead if you want to be sure

–Tania. FYI I’ve given my Freeflys, Groupon, and Restaurant.com affiliate links to plug you direct to those deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links. Thanks

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New Mexico Restaurant Week

March 1, 2012 by  
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New Mexico Restaurant Week actually runs over four weeks in March – offering savings at fave restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos. (Who says we can’t count in New Mexico? Hmm, we may not count so well, but we eat FABULOUSLY, especially when it’s on the cheap!)

The 2012 New Mexico Restaurant Week promotion offers multi-course menus for a flat rate, with several options in each course, including vegetarian choices at some restaurants.  Dinners are usually three courses, and those restaurants offering lunch vary between two or three courses.

It’s a great opportunity to eat out at some places you haven’t tried before, and the fixed price menus are especially good value at the more upscale places, compared to their regular a la carte menus. Reservations are heartily recommended where possible.

NM Restaurant Week 2012 runs in a different city each week.

Santa Fe Restaurant Week is from March 4 – 11. Participating Santa Fe restaurants include:

  • Vinaigrette ($25 dinner)
  • Vanessie of Santa Fe ($35 dinner)
  • Anasazi Restaurant ($30 dinner / $20 lunch)
  • Restaurant Martin is one of my favorites ($35 dinner / $20 lunch)
  • The Compound ($45 dinner)
  • Geronimo ($45 dinner)
  • Jambo Cafe ($19.95 dinner / $16.95 lunch)
  • The Palace Restaurant – another personal fave with excellent flavors by chef Joseph Wrede ($30 dinner)
  • Santacafe ($35 dinner includes a glass of Gruet fizz or sparkling cider plus tea or coffee)
  • Cowgirl BBQ ($19.95 dinner)

Albuquerque Restaurant Week is from March 18 – 25. Some of my fave participating restaurants include:

  • Pars Cuisine ($26 dinner including wine/tea/coffee and $13 lunch)
  • Artichoke Cafe ($35 dinner / $18 lunch)
  • Scalo ($22.50 lunch)
  • Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro ($34 dinner)
  • Jinja Bar & Bistro  both locations ($21 dinner / $13 lunch)
  • St Clair Winery & Bistro ($30 dinner including wine sample with each of three courses!)
  • Seasons Rotisserie & Grill ($30 dinner / $15 lunch)
  • Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tramway, which you’ve just got to love for the sunset views… and the $20 PER COUPLE dinner menu!

I know more Albuquerque restaurants participated in Restaurant Week last year than I see in the list for 2012. Some heavy-hitters are sadly missing. But maybe they’ll come on board later. I’ll update nearer the time!

Taos Restaurant Week is from March 25 – April 1.  The knockout choice here among participating Taos restaurants so far is El Meze, where Chef Fred Muller can be relied on to serve up the sublime ($35 dinner).  I can’t see a menu price yet for The Gorge Bar & Grill, but it’s in a cool spot and it’s owned by the same folk who run Seasons/Zinc/Savoy in Albuquerque.

If you’re wondering about the missing week? That’s Las Cruces Restaurant Week from March 11 – 18, but there’s only one restaurant playing (Double Eagle) and it’s a bit out of the way for most of us anyhow.

The promo mentions New Mexico lodging deals and foodie events to coincide with these weeks, but right now most of the action is around Santa Fe and even they’re pretty vague on hotel deal details. Maybe we’ll get more on board for Albuquerque, and I’ll keep you posted of anything super-special. Meanwhile, if you’re interested, keep an eye on the details at the New Mexico Restaurant Week website.

–Tania

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New Mexico Restaurant Week

February 24, 2011 by  
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New Mexico Restaurant Week actually runs over four weeks – offering savings at fave restaurants in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos. (Who says we can’t count in New Mexico? Well, we may not count so well, but we eat FABULOUSLY, especially when it’s on the cheap!)

The 2011 New Mexico Restaurant Week promotion offers three course (or more) meals for a flat rate, with several options in each course, including vegetarian choices at many restaurants.  It runs in a different city each week from now to March 20, 2011, and the restaurant deals range from $20 to $40 per person.

It’s a great opportunity to eat out at some places you haven’t tried before, and the fixed price menus are especially good value at the more upscale places, compared to their regular a la carte menus.

Right now they’re celebrating down south with Las Cruces Restaurant Week through February 27. Closer to home, we’re looking forward to:

Taos Restaurant Week from February 27 to March 6.  Participating Taos restaurants include:

  • Doc Martin’s Restaurant in the Taos Inn ($20)
  • Antonio’s ($20)
  • El Meze ($30)
  • Chef Damon’s ($30)
  • Graham’s Grille ($30)
  • El Monte Sagrado ($40)
  • The Stakeout ($40)

Santa Fe Restaurant Week from March 6 – 13. Participating Santa Fe restaurants include:

  • Zia Diner ($20)
  • Vinaigrette ($20)
  • Vanessie of Santa Fe ($30)
  • O’Keeffe Cafe ($30)
  • Anasazi Restaurant ($30)
  • Restaurant Martin ($30)
  • The Compound ($40)
  • Geronimo ($40)

Albuquerque Restaurant Week from March 13 – 20. Of course they saved the best till last 😉 Some of my fave participating restaurants include:

  • Pars Cuisine ($20)
  • Nob Hill Bar & Grill ($20)
  • Nicky V’s Pizzeria ($20)
  • Artichoke Cafe ($30)
  • Brasserie La Provence ($30)
  • Lucia at Hotel Andaluz ($30)
  • Scalo ($30)
  • Casa Vieja ($40)
  • Marcello’s Chophouse ($40)
  • Also the Corn Maiden at Hyatt Regency Tamaya ($30) although there’s only one choice per course at Corn Maiden – but it looks like they include a glass of wine too!

Reservations heartily recommended where possible, because anyone with the remotest interest in food will belly up to take advantage of this deal.

There are also New Mexico lodging deals and hotel packages in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos, plus some special events including cookery demonstrations, tastings, seminars, and other foodie fun in the various cities at various prices. We’ll let you know of anything super-special that we spot, but meanwhile check out the details at the New Mexico Restaurant Week website.

–Tania

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Savoy Bar and Grill 3 Course Menu Special

January 19, 2011 by  
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To celebrate its 4th anniversary, Savoy Bar & Grill is offering a special $25 three course menu for one week, so it’s happy birthday to all of us!

The Savoy Bar & Grill $25 menu is available for one week only, starting this Sunday, from January 23 – 29, 2011.

There are several options for each of the three courses, including:

  • Caesar Salad and Smoked Chicken Chowder as a starter
  • Entrees of Cedar Planked Salmon, 10 oz Herb Roasted Prime Rib, and Pan Roasted Chicken Breast
  • And for dessert: Warm Apple Strudel with ice cream, and Coconut-Chocolate Torte.

These are just some of the choices, see the full Savoy Bar & Grill $25 anniversary menu. Not bad for 25 bucks!
Tax and tip are extra.

The special price menu is available daily from Sunday January 23 to Saturday January 29.  Make a reservation by calling (505) 294-9463.

Last time I was at Savoy Bar & Grill I had a lovely meal with a good friend and her husband (excellent company always makes a great meal even better) and I find the staff there very helpful.

Savoy Bar & Grill is located at 10601 Montgomery Blvd. NE.

–Tania

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Friday Food Freebies & Deals: May 7-14, 2010

May 7, 2010 by  
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Mother’s Day feasts, half price Starbucks Frappuccino, free choc chip cookies, military eat free, BOGO Quiznos Sub, 50% off  Porky’s Pride Real Pit BBQ, 50% off Cecilia’s Café, Savoy wine tasting, and more deals for the week ahead.

  • Half Price Frappuccino at Starbucks Happy Hour through May 16, between 3 and 5 pm at participating locations. No coupon needed….Froth on!
  • Free Chocolate Chip Cookies on May 15, to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. That’s the kind of national celebration we like…. According to New Mexico Business Weekly, the Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip at the ABQ Uptown location ONLY will give away 2,000 mini cookies to mark its second anniversary there – plus opportunities to win prizes and see the Nesquik Bunny.
  • Free Quiznos Sub with a Buy one Get one Free coupon to score a free sub when you buy one of equal value and a regular fountain drink. Valid till May 14, 2010.
  • Military Eat Free at Chick-fil-A on May 15 in honor of Armed Forces Day, at both ABQ locations: Chick-fil-A  Cottonwood Corners and Chick-fil-A Paseo del Norte. We’re told that anyone in uniform or carrying a military ID will eat free. Yay on Chick-fil-A! And our military men and women… there aren’t enough Yays – we thank you for your service.
  • Free breakfast at Chick-fil-A Cottonwood Corners on Saturday May 8 from 6:30 to 10:30 am. If you didn’t see our post LAST Friday about free breakfast week, you’ve still got one more day to nab a free breakfast item on Saturday, the final day of the promo. No link, we’ve just been reliably informed! Only at Chick-fil-A 3801 Ellison Rd NW.
  • Save 50% at Porky’s Pride Real Pit BBQ and Cecilia’s Café thanks to Good Day New Mexico’s Half Price Thursday. Buy $50 worth of gift certificates for only $25
    50% off Porky’s Pride Real Pit BBQ certificates – use them through October 31, 2010.
    50% off Cecilia’s Café certificates –  use them till November 28, 2010
    Quantities are limited, don’t wait too long to purchase.
  • Wine Tasting at Savoy Bar & Grill – California Icons on Saturday May 8 at 2:45 pm. Try a variety of featured Californian wines paired with “small bites” for $30 a head plus tax and tip. Places are limited – you need to make a reservation before they fill.
  • $1 off Carl’s Junior – final week to print out the coupons for:
    $1 off Big Country Breakfast Burrito Combo to May 12
    $1 off Banana Chocolate Chip shakes and malts  to May 12
    $1 off any size Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger combo to May 19
    One coupon per person per visit. Find Carl’s Junior Albuquerque locations.

Mother’s Day Feasts

If you haven’t got your groove on for Mother’s Day yet, then here are a few places where you can TREAT that lady!

All seem reasonable deals for the locations, all on Sunday May 9, 2010. Tax and tip are extra, and reservations are generally recommended:

Other treats for mom?

See our posts on the $10 tour with ABQ Trolley Co. on Sunday May 9 and $5  magazine subscriptions as a gift – order by May 9.

NOTE: Not all locations may be participating in all offers – call ahead if you want to be sure.

Thanks for tips from Ed at Large Ron, our Southwestern buddies at Tucson on the Cheap , and our surfer buddies at Miami on the Cheap.

–Tania

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Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 8/28/09

August 28, 2009 by  
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What would the weekend be without some cheap chow? Here’s the lowdown on how to save money when eating out this weekend!

  • Two Dollar Tuesday Bluesday: Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro has rolled out this new promotion. Get Bison Sliders or a mini pint of any beer on draft for just $2 each every Tuesday. Plus, hear live blues from 8:00 – 11:00pm. Nob Hill.
  • Highly Rated Wines Under $10: World Market has several fab wines on sale for $8.99. And all of them have won awards or high ratings from Wine Spectator. Expires 8/30/09, so hurry. Two locations in Albuquerque.
  • Three Course Meal $11.99: Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza enters the prix fixe dining fray with this offer. Choose one starter, one entrée, and one dessert for just $11.99. Plus, they’re currently running a contest where you can “text to score” from within the restaurant. Win $1 off, $2 off, or win a free meal! North I-25 corridor on The 25 Way.
  • Entrées under $10: Some of the places we love aren’t so cheap. Take Romano’s Macaroni Grill, for example. But now they’ve rolled out some new Italian Mediterranean recipes that are all priced under $10 each. Plus, check the Sunday paper for a $5 off coupon. Not available in all markets. Near Winrock Mall.
  • Wine Tasting: Jubilation lights up the weekend with an “End of Summer” tasting on Saturday, August 29, from 2:00 – 4:00pm. From Chardonnay to Zinfandel, they’ve got the wine alphabet covered with these eight varieties. Plus, each of these wines will be sale priced during the tasting. Time to stock up! Near UNM.
  • Free Chicken Sandwich: We’re giving you advance notice on this one, thanks to Matt and our newly appointed Editor-at-Large, Ron the Freebie King. On Labor Day (that’s September 7 this year), wear your sports team logo to Chick-fil-A between the hours of 10:30am to close and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A Original Chicken sandwich! Plus, be one of the first 250,000 to register at the Chicken Wave site, and you’ll also receive a free chikn sandwich plus be entered to win a $50 gift card.
  • Half Price New Mexico Food Products: It’s not too early to stock up on local food gifts to give your out-of-state friends this holiday season. Buy $50 worth of gift certificates to The Chile Casa for just $25! Get chiles, salsas, jams, ristras, and so much more — and get it all for half price! Old Town.

And that’s it for this week! Have a great weekend!

–Elizabeth Hanes

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