Minnesota-based Famous Dave’s Legendary Pit Bar-B-Que opens its second East Valley restaurant Monday at Mesa Riverview.
The new location, next to Bass Pro Outdoor World, will celebrate with a “Passing the Fire” ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
The tradition, which honors founder Dave Anderson’s American Indian heritage, transfers a flame to each new Famous Dave’s from the previously opened location.
Besides award-winning barbecue, Famous Dave’s — which also has a restaurant at Chandler Fashion Center — offers burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Info: 1011 N. Dobson Road, Mesa, (480) 615-1444, www.famousdavesbbq.com.
FREE FOOD AT CHIPOTLE
Chipotle Mexican Grill is holding its annual Boo-rito promotion today, offering free food to any customer whose Halloween costume is one of the chain’s menu items.
Go to any Chipotle location between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. today dressed as one of its foil-wrapped burritos, tacos, bowls or salads and you’ll win a menu item of your choice.
STREETS OF N.Y. IN EAST MESA
Streets of New York opened its newest pizzeria Monday on the northeast corner of Signal Butte and Baseline roads in east Mesa.
The Phoenix chain, which opened its first restaurant in 1976, has more than two dozen Valley locations.
Besides hand-tossed pizzas, Streets of New York’s menu includes pasta, calzones, subs and salads.
Info: 1959 S. Signal Butte Road, Apache Junction, (480) 986-6175, www.streetsofnewyork.com.
LONGHORN OPENS IN CHANDLER
LongHorn Steakhouse, a chain with most of its restaurants in the southeast United States, has opened its first Arizona location on the northwest corner of Germann and Gilbert roads in Chandler.
More than 10 types of steak are in the menu, as well as grilled chicken, seafood, ribs and burgers.
LongHorn Steakhouses were purchased in August by Darden Restaurants, whose other chains include Red Lobster, Olive Garden and Bahama Breeze.
Info: 2950 E. Germann Road, Chandler, (480) 857-6500, www.longhornsteakhouse.com.
FARM RESTAURANT DELAYED
Fresh from the Farm, a restaurant scheduled to open this week at Schnepf Farms in Queen Creek, has been delayed a couple of weeks.
Farm owner Carrie Schnepf says final permits are being processed and the opening will be mid-November.