Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. It is a day to thank all those who have given so much to support our country.
It is a day to spend with friends, family and good food.
If you have the day off or want to grab happy hour or dinner, here are six dining offerings in the Phoenix metro area to help you celebrate.
4338 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale’s Mexican restaurant, Diego Pops, will have $3 tacos all day, plus happy hour specials from 3-6 p.m. These include $6 Diego Margaritas and half-price appetizers, so be sure not to miss out. this party.
Pedal Haus Brewery
At any of the many Pedal Haus Brewery locations in the Valley, in Tempe, Chandler and downtown Phoenix, celebrate Memorial Day with a Brat and Tots special with your choice of beer for $14. Military guests will also receive a 15 percent discount on all purchases with proof of ID.
If you don’t feel like cooking on the last day of this long weekend, Pita Jungle has healthy family meals to go starting at $43. Choose an entree, side or salad, pita or bowl, a selection of vegetables, sauce and protein, and dessert. Lemonade or iced tea are available by the gallon. The special feeds four people.
Modern Mexican Salt and Lime Grill
9397 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale
House margaritas are $5 at Salt and Lime Modern Mexican Grill on Memorial Day. You can get them frozen or on the rocks. Don’t forget to check out the transformation of the restaurant’s Cinco de Mayo decor from head to toe through the end of the month.
4800 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
At Scottsdale’s Roaring Fork, a restaurant known for its wood-fired cooking, patrons can participate in a buy one, get one free offer starting at 4 pm on Memorial Day. Entrées available with the deal include pepper-smoked bacon, cheddar and poblano burger, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, and sugar-cured duck, among others.
4360 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Enjoy Memorial Day Brunch at The Montauk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live music starting at 11 a.m. Popular brunch items include the McMontauk Sandwich and Short Rib Huevos Rancheros. The Montauk Frose is the perfect match for what is sure to be a hot day.