Thursday, October 27

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Prescott Police Department Announces Coffee with a Cop

Coffee with a Cop event will be held Thursday October 27th, 2016 at 7:30 A.M. at the Panera restaurant located at 3065 Gateway Blvd. There is no agenda, no planned speeches, just a chance for our community to meet the men and women of the Prescott Police Department, ask questions, voice concerns and get to know each other.

Each of the meetings will feature several members of the Prescott Police Department, including patrol, investigations, traffic enforcement, SWAT, dispatch, volunteers and Command Staff.  Join us for coffee and light refreshments, as together we work to make the City of Prescott a better place to live, work and play. 


Teens and Police Officers Take on Zombies in a Nerf War

Two great Halloween events are taking place in Peoria. The Peoria Main Library is having an after-hours Nerf event for teens ages 12 to 18 on Friday, Oct. 28 from 6:05 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit or call 623-773-7137. 

The city of Peoria's annual Halloween Monster Bash, featuring a variety of family fun like trick or treating and costume contests, returns this year to the Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 to 9 p.m.

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Grand Opening of Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse

Riot Hospitality Group is proud to announce the Grand Opening of their latest venture Hand Cut, located at 7135 E. Camelback Road. Hand Cut, which is set to open in late October, will be serving 100% grass finished beef from a local Arizona based farm. The unique grind of meat is exclusive to Hand Cut restaurants, and most importantly there are no added hormones or antibiotics in any of their beef.   

The dining experience at Hand Cut is dedicated to an elevated level of service and quality. Hand Cut offers a fast casual dining experience for guests during the day. By sundown, Hand Cut not only serves burgers but also becomes a full-service chophouse with fine steak cuts, pork chops, other quality meats and amazing steak house sides. Hand Cut also continues with the tradition that the Riot Hospitality name has carried with it of a craft beer program, mixology cocktails and a prominent selection of fine wines.  

The design for Hand Cut will really stand apart from others in the restaurant industry. Hand Cut will have an enclosed butcher prep area where guests can watch the professional staff and chef prepare the daily offerings, making it an interactive experience for all. 

For more information, visit:

Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse
7135 E. Camelback Road
Cross Streets: Camelback & Scottsdale road

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy

Garden Guy, Dave Owens joins Sandpiper Elementary school for their organic gardening program. The kids learn all about organic soul and mulch, and use Dave's extreme garden and plant growth fertilizers, since it's safe for kids. The program was founded by three parents to give all students gardening opportunities to learn about sustainable foods. 

Our garden/Sustainability Lab
-Started 5 years ago with 5 small beds under the leadership of 3 parents, and it continues as a parent run program. 
-We try to do organic gardening, with all organic soil and mulch.
-We use Dave's extreme garden and plant growth fertilizers; I know they are safe to use with the kids around. 

-We only use ladybugs, insecticidal soap and DE to control insects.
-Kids sample the produce throughout the year and take home bags 
-We have harvest feasts where parents cook foods made with our produce 
-All students have garden opportunities during the week at recess, after school and weekends, and family community gardening days 
-At least once a year we donate a harvest to PV Emergency Food Bank, serving families in our Paradise Valley Unified School District. 

-Our 2-4 grade self-contained special needs (Learning For Independence) class gardens every day, taking responsibility for their own garden bed, constructing and growing a living tee pee, and watering most of the garden and sweeping the area.  

-All grade levels have a garden bed to use in their daily learning.

Contact Dave at, or visit 

All day breakfast at Sassy's and Leftover Candy Desserts

How do pumpkin pancakes sound all day long? Sassy's in Mesa is now featuring breakfast all day.

Now serving breakfast until 3 p.m.

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Kids consider their stash of hard-earned Halloween candy sacred, so the concept of leftover candy is a fantasy in a lot of households. Before making any of these spooky desserts, you might need to hit the post-trick-or-treat sale aisles. Be prepared to receive a hero's welcome when you bestow these bonus Halloween candy-based treats upon your loved ones this weekend.

Store-bought cake, frosting and brownies can be used as timesavers, or you can make your own. Do frost the cake and brownies yourself, because the frosting needs to be wet for the toppings to adhere properly. Incorporate Halloween-themed sprinkles into each recipe to up the fun factor even higher.

Chocolate Cake Decorated with Halloween Candy
This chocolate cake covered entirely with Halloween candy is a real showstopper. The amount of candy needed will vary depending on the size of the cake used. It will take about 4 cups of candy to cover a two-layer 8-inch round cake. Organize all of the candy into piles so you know how much you have of each kind to work with. You can cut some of the bigger candy into pieces for variety.

Cyclops Brownies
For these cyclops brownies, press a gummy eyeball into the center of each frosted brownie, then cover the rest of the brownie with sprinkles. Try using purple and black candy pearls, and orange and black jimmies from Williams-Sonoma's Halloween decorating kit.

Halloween Candy Trifle with Brownies, Hot Fudge and Ice Cream
For this somewhat more elegant Halloween dessert, smash the remaining brownies into the bottom of individual trifle bowls, then top them with layers of ice cream, chopped-up candy, hot fudge and whipped cream. You will need one 4-inch brownie for each person, 1/3 cup unwrapped chocolate candy pieces (such as Tootsie Rolls, mini candy bars, Rolos and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups), 2 tablespoons hot fudge, 1/2 cup ice cream and 1/3 cup whipped cream. Accent the trifle with jack-o'-lantern-shaped candy quins and orange jimmies by Wilton.

Spooky Chocolate Bark
Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Pour a bowl of melted chocolate onto each sheet and spread with a spatula to an even thickness. Sprinkle with toppings while still warm, pressing them in slightly to adhere. Let set for about 1 hour to cool completely before breaking into pieces with your hands or a chef's knife.
Read more at:

Sassy's Cafe and Bakery
4210 E. Main St.
Mesa AZ 85213
7 AM - 5 PM
Monday through Saturday
Closed Sundays
Breakfast now served until 3 p.m.
(480) 649-3067

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P.F. Chang's is rolling out a nationwide Free Sushi Day, all day Thursday, Oct. 27

  • This one-day-only promotion invites dine-in guests to enjoy a free Spicy Tuna Roll or California Roll. (Dine-in only.)
  • All of P.F. Chang's sushi rolls are hand-rolled to order and made with sushi-grade seafood, fresh julienned vegetables and 100% U.S.A-grown rice. 
  • Guests can take advantage of the offer by simply mentioning the promotion to their server

For more information, visit their website and social media platforms:


Dr. Phil's new season includes who killed Chandra Levy and an interview with Gary Condit

In Dr. Phil's new season, he takes us inside the real life Washington D.C. murder mystery that made national headlines and rocked Capitol Hill. Chandra Levy, a young D.C. intern, vanished in 2001 and was later found murdered. Although never a "formal" suspect, the spotlight was on California congressman, Gary Condit. He breaks his silence, granting Dr. Phil his first interview in 15 years. 

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Dr. Phil airs at 3 pm on ch.3.