EXPAND The Valley has plenty of food and drink options in honor of Memorial Day 2021. Abuelos ^ I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of the New Times free. Summer is here, unofficially: Memorial Day is this weekend. Several Valley restaurants have launched specialty food and drink specials for the big occasion, including specialty cocktails and all-day happy hours, as well as full bill discounts for military personnel. Below are 13 choices for those ready to give the summer a festive hug. Abuelo’s Multiple Locations From Thursday, May 27th through Monday, May 31st, Abuelo’s is selling its red, white, and blue margarita to celebrate Memorial Day for $ 8.95. Complement your drink with appetizers like green chilli quesadillas, guacamole, and chips and nachos. Grimaldi’s PizzeriaMulti-LocationsGrimaldi’s Pizzeria offers active and retired veterans 15 percent off all orders. This discount is available on Memorial Day, but all seven restaurants celebrate military personnel year-round. Valid military ID is required to receive the discount. AZ Women in Food Multiple Locations Support local, women-run businesses by ordering a picnic from AZ Women in Food. Pickled vegetables come from THAT Brewery, pate and jam with pickled onions and bread courtesy of Farish House, golden milk pancake mix with pistachio rose topping comes from 24 carrots and the house’s allspice chips are from The Market by Jennifer’s (and much more ). Packages are $ 80. There are four pick-up points around the valley. Packages are available from Friday May 27th to Saturday May 28th. Pre-order on the AZ Women in Food website. EXPAND Get festive donuts from Chin Up during Memorial Day. Chin Up Donuts Chin Up Donuts 7325 East Frank Lloyd Wright, # 103, ScottsdaleIn honor of Memorial Day, Chin Up makes special red, white and blue donuts. Grab yours from Friday May 28th through Monday May 31st. Oreo, fields of lavender, and other flavors are also available. Humble Pie Multiple LocationsAll Humble Pie locations offer 10 percent off year-round for all military personnel with valid ID. Choose from bespoke pizzas, salads and pastas for lunch or dinner. EXPAND Cool off with this Amalfi spritzer from The Sicilian Butcher. The Sicilian Butcher The Sicilian Butcher Multiple locations Mixologist Matt Allen presents a new summer cocktail menu at The Sicilian Butcher in time for Memorial Day weekend. Enjoy an Amalfi spritz of Prosecco, elderflower, pear liquor and Mediterranean tonic water for $ 12. Go Pops 4338 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Enjoy a Memorial Day celebration at Diego Pops. Food and drinks are available from Saturday, May 29th to Monday, May 31st. On Memorial Day, guests can enjoy $ 3 worth of tacos all day and also enjoy happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.Angry Crab Shack Multiple locationsWith valid ID, all military get 10 percent discount on meals at Angry Crab Shack ( which is offered all year round). Make a day out of it and choose from seafood with snow and king crab, prawns, lobster and lobster with signature sauces. EXPAND Multiple packages are available at the Miracle Mile Deli. Miracle Mile Deli Miracle Mile Deli 4433 North 16th StreetMiracle Mile Deli gives groups a reason to celebrate with Memorial Day Family Packages. The pastrami pack is $ 75 and contains two pounds of hot pastrami, two Kaiser buns, a pound of coleslaw, a can of macaroni and cheese, four kosher dill pickle spears, and two pieces of cake. This package serves four to six people. Other packages are also available, including the Bountiful Blitz for $ 95 and The Super Stocker for $ 125. Call 602-776-0992 to order. Roaring Fork 4800 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale Roaring Fork is serving up Summer Favorites Monday May 31st. Caesar salads are $ 6.50, guacamole and chips are $ 8.50, and entrees such as chicken tinga tacos and queso con puerco are $ 8.50. Other options include smoked chicken wings and fried chicken flatbread for $ 11, and Roaring Fork’s “Big Ass” burger for $ 12.50. Wine by the glass is $ 6 and cocktails are $ 7. These specials run until Labor Day. EXPAND Happy Hour is celebrated all day in the Pedal House. Pedal Haus Brewery Pedal Haus Multiple Locations Happy Hour will be celebrated all day on Monday, May 31st, at Pedal Haus Brewery. A bottomless breakfast for $ 12 is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes a Pedal House Beer, Mimosa, Beer-Mosa, or Bloody Mary. Veterans who order Day Drink Light Lager will receive a free day drinker t-shirt. A military ID is required. STK Steakhouse 7134 East Stetson Drive, ScottsdaleDuring Memorial Day weekend, STK Steakhouse honors veterans, active employees and key frontline workers with a 20 percent discount on the check on Monday, May 31st. Valid ID is required. Those who prefer to take it away can also order burgers for $ 7.99 on the weekend. Call 480-582-6171 for reservations. Keep Phoenix New Times Free … Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we want it to stay that way. We offer our readers free access to concise coverage of local news, food and culture. We produce stories about everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with bold reporting, stylish writing, and staff who have won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Feature Writing Award to the Casey- Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with the existence of local journalism under siege and the setbacks in advertising revenues having a bigger impact, it is now more important than ever for us to raise funds to fund our local journalism. You can help by joining our “I Support” membership program which allows us to continue to cover Phoenix without paywalls. Rudri Patel is a lawyer and author and editor. She is co-editor of the online literary magazine The Sunlight Press and a contributor to Literary Mama.