Miracle Mile Deli Archives

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Hard Pumpkin Spice Latte from Mavrix | Photo courtesy The James Agency   ‘Tis the season! Pumpkin season, that is. Local restaurants are utilizing everyone’s favorite gourd to concoct gourmet goodies of both the sweet and savory variety. Here’s a few we’re looking forward to. Pumpkin Hummus from Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen Though it’s not officially available until October 1, we’re already drooling over Picazzo’s seasonal twist on its traditional creamy hummus. Blended with “a...

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Photo courtesy Pronto   All the news that’s fit to nosh.  Taco the Town: Love the customizable menu, fast service and efficiency of Chipotle, but long to support a local restaurant over a chain? East Valley institution Serrano’s Mexican Restaurants has a new fast-casual concept for you. Pronto will open in Serrano’s Tempe location (6440 S. Rural Rd.) this fall. “We’ve learned a lot over the past two years, and we know that fast-casual concepts have experienced significant recent growth,” says CEO Ric Serrano. “Our Pronto concept will offer...

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All the news that’s fit to nosh.   Suns Mania: The Valley is rallying, indeed – with food and drink specials inspired by the Phoenix Suns’ arrival in the NBA Finals. Grab these deals while they last:  PHX Beer Co. released a limited-edition craft brew called Shazaaam! West Coast IPA, in honor of beloved Phoenix Suns announcer Al McCoy’s famed catchphrase. Notes of mango and papaya energize this beer, which is available as a four-pack or on draft.  Humble Pie and Humble Bistro are offering a “baller deal”...

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Photo courtesy Huss Brewing Co.    All the news that’s fit to nosh.  Nursing a Drink: In honor of National Nurses Week, Huss Brewing Co. is offering free beer flights for all nurses from May 6-12. Upon providing official identification, each nurse can enjoy a gratis flight of four 4-ounce pours at the brewery’s Tempe flagship or at its Uptown Plaza taproom in Central Phoenix. After battling COVID-19 for more than a year, who deserves a free round more than nurses?   Pizza Party: Speaking of...

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Preparing a Passover seder (festive holiday meal that includes a retelling of the Jewish people’s exodus from slavery to freedom) can be an overwhelming task. While recounting the story, participants taste certain foods that symbolize parts of the journey. For example, matzah represents the bread that the Israelites ate while fleeing slavery. All that to say, there are a lot of moving parts and different foods to prepare. Most grocery stores carry the basics, but if you’re...

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Local restaurants are getting in the St. Paddy’s Day spirit with special drink and dining deals. Whether you want a Kelly-green brew or some classic corned beef and hash, here’s where to dine in or take out this Wednesday, March 17.   Photo courtesy Evolve Public Relations & Marketing    Pedal Haus Brewery This East Valley (and soon-to-be Downtown Phoenix!) gastropub pairs elevated pub grub (think burgers and pizza plus an extensive gluten-free and vegan...

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Wildflower The beloved local bakery chain offers comforting carbs, including pies ($17-$20), rolls ($4.75-$5.75/half-dozen), specialty breads ($6-$13) and stuffing loaves (starting at $12.99). wildflowerbread.com Southern Rail & Beckett’s Table Let chef Justin Beckett take care of the sides (bacon-cheddar biscuit stuffing!) and pie (fig-pecan!). New this year: six-packs of wine. Inquire for pricing. southernrailaz.com; beckettstable.com Miracle Mile Deli Pies ($16) and sides ($4-$15) are the order of the day at this family-owned delicatessen. We love...

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With football season in full swing (at least for now), you might have occasion to gather your family together or maybe that small pod of friends that you’ve quarantined with for the last few months to watch a game. And if you’re tired of serving boring chips and dips or your brother-in-law’s famous chili and cornbread, we’ve rustled up a new idea for you: Hot pastrami bar from Miracle Mile Deli. The local, family-owned deli...

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Postino Food for the Crew takeout platters serve four to six ($22-$40). Our favorites: antipasti, panini and chicken and petite filet skewers with Sicilian garlic yogurt. postinowinecafe.com Phoenix City Grille Save on macaroni and cheese ($22) or splurge on 16th Street beef short rib with mashed potatoes, broccolini and red wine reduction ($55). Both serve four. phoenixcitygrille.com Chompie’s Indulge in brunch for four ($59.99) or eight ($109), with options including scrambled eggs, bacon, ham steak,...

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Josh Garcia, vice president of the family-owned Miracle Mile Deli in Central Phoenix, settles an age-old deli debate: Is corned beef more popular than pastrami? Pastrami wins by a lot, Garcia says. “We sell over 5,000 pounds of pastrami a month.”

But for the record, Miracle Mile also sells anywhere from 3,000-3,500 pounds of corned beef each month, which is not exactly small potatoes. And speaking of potatoes, Garcia has graciously shared the restaurant’s number one breakfast item: pastrami hash loaded with red potatoes.

Garcia likes the eggs to be cooked over medium because “they get a little crisp around the edge” and add texture to the dish. Most restaurants offer corn beef hash, but Garcia thinks Miracle Mile is the only restaurant locally to offer a pastrami hash. “It’s really phenomenal.”

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