Monday, Nov. 9

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The taste of Chicago is coming to the heart of Phoenix

Chicago-based Lou Malnati's Pizzeria will open its first out-of-state pizzeria in the heart of Phoenix in May 2016. The new pizzeria will be located at 100 E. Camelback Road, Suite 152, in the Uptown Plaza Shopping Center, which is undergoing a major renovation. "It's a big deal to be expanding outside of Chicago," says Marc Malnati, owner of Lou Malnati's. "We are eager to bring our authentic Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to Arizona, and we're committed to bringing the same level of quality, atmosphere and hospitality that we are known for in Chicago."

The fresh mozzarella cheese will be delivered from the same small Wisconsin dairy farm that has supplied Lou Malnati's for more than 40 years, and the tomatoes will come from the same California growers the company has used for years.

The new location will have approximately 6,800 square feet of inside space and 1,500 square feet of outdoor patio space, with an initial estimate of 240 seats. Carry-out, delivery and catering services will also be available.

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Fry’s Holiday Cooking/ Bringing hope to table food drive

Visit Fry's Food Stores Fresh Attraction Cooking School located at Tatum & Shea.  Great classes for the gourmet or novice cook.  Classes offered year-round for chefs of all ages. For more information please call 480-367-3940.

Please join Fry's Food Stores and 3-TV in the Bringing Hope to the Table Food Drive at all Fry's locations throughout the state.  Just drop off non-perishable food items or make a small donation to help our neighbors.  All proceeds will be donated to local Arizona food banks.

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Grabba Green

Grabbagreen is a fast food + juice restaurant where great tasting, healthy food meet the speed and convenience of traditional fast food. Grabbagreen has three company-owned locations. One in Downtown Phoenix at the corner of Jefferson and Central at CityScape and two locations in Scottsdale; one in Central Scottsdale at the corner of Scottsdale and Shea, and one in North Scottsdale at the SW corner of the 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright.

In addition to the current 3 locations in Arizona, the pipeline of committed franchise stores since Grabbagreen's franchise announcement in late April now contains more than 16 franchise deals signed and more than 150 development agreements that are slated to open over the next several years in Arizona, Texas, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado and Tennessee.

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Phone Number:  (602) 734-9200 

Film 43

On September 26, students from the Teachers College of Ayotzinapa in Mexico en route to a protest in Iguala were intercepted by police forces. In the ensuing clash, six students were fatally shot and 43 were abducted. Investigations over the following weeks led to the startling allegations that the police had acted at the behest of the local mayor, and had turned over the abducted students to members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel. All 43 students are now feared dead.

Charlie Minn, director of “Es el Chapo,” directs his new documentary “43.” In this movie he looks into the disappearance of the 43. He speaks to the parents, of the missing 43, journalist and experts.

This Friday, November 13th the documentary "43" opens at Harkins Tempe on Friday, November 13th for a minimum one week run. Also “43” will be shown at Harkins Spectrum 18 on November. 13th.

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