HOTLINE: Wednesday, July 17

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

Chompie's Sliders
On Wednesday, July 17, Chompie's, Arizona's New York Deli Since 1979, will host their Fourth Annual Customer Appreciation Ultimate Slider Celebration, offering Jewish Sliders™ for just $.99 each (regularly $3.99)  from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., or while supplies last, at all four of their Phoenix area restaurants. This annual event is Chompie's way of thanking customers for their support for more than 34 years.
Blueberry Salad
This July, the Valley's three Sandbar Mexican Grills are celebrating National Blueberry Month with farm-fresh food and drink specials, while donating a portion of their proceeds to worthy neighborhood charities. Drop by all month long to enjoy a crisp, refreshing Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad with feta cheese and blueberry compote dressing for $13. Pair it with a Blueberry Lemonade cocktail, a Blueberry Margarita or a bottle of Blueberry Wheat Ale as each drink is available for $5, all month long. The best part, each of the Valley's three Sandbar locations (Chandler, Peoria, and Phoenix) will be donating a portion of proceeds from this month's blueberry specials to a charity that is relevant to nearby communities. See below for the specific charities each Sandbar location is supporting.
Sandbar Chandler will be donating to ICAN (Improving Chandler Area Neighborhoods) (, which promotes positive programs for local youths.
Sandbar Peoria is partnering up with Peoria Firefighters Charities ( to support local first responders. Sandbar Phoenix will be donating to the Lodge 2, the Phoenix Chapter of the Arizona Fraternal Order of Police ( in support of the families of two recently fallen officers

Sandbar Peoria  Sandbar Chandler  Sandbar Desert Ridge
9868 W. Northern Ave            7200 W. Ray Road                   21001 N. Tatum Blvd
Peoria, AZ 85345                     480-961-1700                        480-585-5900

Blueberry Almond Chicken Salad
Blueberry Compote Dressing
1-¼ cup Fresh Blueberries, Or Frozen Thawed
¼ cups Balsamic Vinegar
¼ cups Honey
3 Tablespoons Water
2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoons Black Pepper
¼ teaspoons Granulated Onion Powder
¾ cups Olive Oil
6 oz of spring mix
6 oz romaine
¼ cup of shaved almond
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
½ cup fresh blueberries
Grilled Chicken
1 lb. thinly sliced chicken breast
1 cup orange juice
¼ cup water
2 tablespoons Achiote Paste

1. To marinate the chicken, pour orange juice, water, and achiote paste into a medium bowl. Add chicken and toss. Cover and let sit in refrigerator overnight.  

2. To prepare the dressing, add all ingredients except the EVOO into a blender and blend on medium-high. Lower speed and begin to gradually add EVOO to emulsify the dressing. Set aside.

3. To prepare chicken, heat sauté pan or iron grill skillet over medium-high heat. When it is hot, add some EVOO. Lower heat to medium and add chicken. Cook for 1 minute or until golden brown, and flip. Turn the heat to low. Put cover or lid over pan and let sit for 10 minutes. Afterward, turn heat off and let sit covered for an additional 10 minutes.

4. To prepare the salad, toss cleaned lettuce with dressing, shaved almonds, and ½ of the fresh blueberries. Slice chicken on an angel and place atop the bed of greens, top with remaining blueberries, crumbled feta and an additional drizzle of the dressing.


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Kidlee App
The link to the app: :

Make Your Own App Kidlee Couple
Elaina and Gary Verhoff created the Kidlee app to quickly and easily save and share special moments in their kids' lives. They realized they were so busy feeding, changing and playing with their kids that precious moments slipped by, forgotten.
The Verhoffs knew there had to be a way to use technology to quickly capture their kids' funny quotes and stories, and to privately share them with family and close friends. So they got to work, and created Kidlee. The goal was to keep Kidlee simple, while providing the key features parents are looking for - including ease of use and privacy.
Kidlee's user-friendly interface gives busy parents a quick and simple way to save the memorable things their kids say and do. Kidlee entries can include everything from sonogram images and first year milestones to funny quotes and photos of artwork and awards. The free Kidlee mobile app for iPhone and iPod is available in the Apple iTunes store, or as a web app at
Kidlee is completely private. Only registered users can see their entries, unless they choose to privately share with family and close friends. (Grandparents are some of Kidlee's biggest fans, and they love receiving automatic email updates with photos and stories about the grandchildren!)
The Kidlee app lets parents create a printable, searchable memory bank that their children will cherish forever.
Make Your Own App
1027 E. Washington St., Ste. 107, Phoenix, AZ 85034