Monthly Archives: June 2016

    This Summer in Scottsdale, Get Ready to Think Outside the Wok!

    True to our “Not for Boring People” philosophy, we’ve taken this summer as an opportunity to try some new things. Everyone pretty much knows we rock the wok, but as a true testament to our adventurousness in the kitchen, we’re introducing guests to some dishes we created in an effort to “think outside the wok.”

     

    From now until July 13th, we’re featuring a very special “Think Outside the Wok” menu where we get to explore some new flavors and combinations made sans wok. The menu features some delicious and unique appetizers, entrees and a dessert, while the drink menu features some signatures cocktails and brews for guests to enjoy.

     

    The Appetizers:

    The “Think Outside the Wok” appetizers are nothing short of original. The Holy Toledo Wings and Baconator Roll take some of the most traditional American comfort foods and toss them into a mix of some of our favorite signature Asian ingredients. Get ready to experience the wing you know, reinvented. This recipe tosses your everyday wings in a mix of Kung POW! Sauce or the extra hot Cry Baby sauce to make you reevaluate your decisions later (with no regrets of course).

     

    The Entrées:

    To the untrained eye, these may sound like regular American dinner dishes, but don’t be fooled; each packs its own Kung Fu kicks! Louie’s Hophead Burger ain’t your average BLT. This burger comes drizzled with a bleu cheese-IPA sauce that makes it ideal to pair with your favorite brews.

     

    Along with this original burger, the entrée menu offers some tasty Firecracker Chicken Sliders and fresh Steamed Sea Bass served with shitake mushrooms, lap cheong, and a light soy-mirin sauce flashed with sesame oil. Hashtag yum.

     

    Hoptails and Brews:

    This specialty menu doesn’t just flex its creativity in the kitchen, but the bar too! Our “Hop-tails” take some of the tastiest summer brews and quality drink ingredients to make some of the most unique beer-cocktail drinks around. From the Shanghai Shandy, which takes Deep Eddy Grapefruit Vodka (can you say summer?), ginger-lime citrus topped with Widmer Hefeweizen, to the Thai chili and citrus infused Muay Thai Michelada, we’ll bet you’ve never had a drink like these.

     

    If you’re in for just a good old fashioned beer, the ”Think Outside the Wok” menu features four summertime brews including the ‘Freestyle’ Czech-Style Pilsner from Santa Fe Brewing and the ‘Gostrider’ White IPA from Wasatch Brewery.

     

    To see the full menu, visit http://lingandlouies.com/think-outside-the-wok-summer-menu/.

     

     

     

     

    #Beerbrawl Beer Pairing Dinner

    #BeerBrawl
    Event on Thursday, July 14th 2016 at 6:30

    Featuring Santa Fe Brewing Company and Fort Collins Brewery

    PRE-FIGHT WARM-UP
    Santa Fe Brewing ‘Freestyle’ Czech-Style Pilsner
    Fort Collins Brewery ‘Major Tom’s’ Pomegranate Wheat

     

    ROUND 1: EPIC IPAs

    Thai Mussel Bowl
    Green curry-coconut broth, garlic-parmesan bread
    Santa Fe Brewing ‘Happy Camper’ IPA   VS.   Fort Collins Brewery ‘Far Away’ IPA

     

    ROUND 2: MALT MANIA

    Mongolian Shrimp & Chicken
    Red and green onions, Thai basil, rice noodles, sweet ginger-garlic soy

    Santa Fe Brewing Nut Brown Ale   VS.   Fort Collins Brewery ‘Red Banshee’ Red Alt Ale

     

    ROUND 3: WILD CARD

    Duo of Duck Sliders
    Braised duck slider with drunken slaw
    Crispy duck breast with steamed lotus bun

    Santa Fe Brewing Black IPA   VS.   Fort Collins Brewery ‘Scarlett on Brett’ Wild Ale

     

    ROUND 4: STRIKING STOUTS

    Hoisin-Glazed Ribs
    Wasabi mashed potatoes

    Santa Fe Brewing Java Stout   VS.   Fort Collins Brewery ‘Shot Down’ Chocolate Stout

     

    ROUND 5: BARLEY BLEUS

    Bleu Cheese Creme Brulee
    Trust us on this one

    Santa Fe Brewing ‘Chicken Killer’ Barley Wine   VS.   Fort Collins Brewery Barley Wine

    *Menu subject to change.

    Ling & Louie’s Takes Home “Best Bite” at ALS Bite Nite!

    This past Saturday, Ling & Louie’s proudly took home the “Best Bite” award at ALS Bite Nite! The annual event, which benefits the ALS Association Arizona Chapter, took place at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. This is the second year that Ling & Louie’s has taken home the title of “Best Bite” since they began participating when the event first kicked off.

     

    The ALS Association Arizona Chapter first launched Bite Nite in 2008. The event sought to raise money and draw awareness to ALS disease, otherwise known by many as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. This exciting foodie event draws together some of the hottest chefs and restaurants in Arizona and allows them to showcase their original culinary creations. Each year, the event attracts upwards of 700 guests and features live entertainment, refreshments and many fundraising opportunities such as their takeout boxes, live and silent auctions.

     

    In addition to the charitable donations given to the cause through their participation, Ling & Louie’s also donated $500 cash during the live auction. Aside from Bite Nite, Ling & Louie’s has also pledged its support to the fight against ALS through promotions like their “Wok for the Cure” limited time menu which raised proceeds for the ALS Association Arizona Chapter.

     

    What Is ALS?

    ALS is a disease Ling & Louie’s has come to be familiar with through its involvement with ALS Association Arizona Chapter, but we recognize that all too many people are still unfamiliar with the disease and the toll it takes on those who suffer from it and their families.

     

    ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, affects as many as 30,000 Americans at any given moment. The disease works by rapidly attacking the nerve cells in our body that make voluntary movement like walking, standing and even breathing possible. By the time the disease is diagnosed, only half of those individuals will go on to live at least three more years, while 20% might live for five years and only 10% will live more than 10 years.

     

    The average cost of caring for a loved one with ALS is a staggering $200, 000 a year, weighing additionally on the already difficult time for patients and their families.

     

    We hope that through our combined voices and community reach, we can continue to help ALS Association Arizona Chapter create an impact that is significant enough to ease some of the hardships of our friends and neighbors in Arizona.

     

    For more information about ALS Bite Nite, visit BiteNite.org/phoenix or to donate to the ALS cause, visit www.ALSAZ.org.

     

     

     

     

     

    A Marco Polo Affair Wine Dinner

    Event on 6/16/2016 at 6:30

    Join Ling & Louie’s And Classico Fine Wines as we present a Marco Polo-inspired dinner. We will be pairing our Modern Asian cuisine with fine wines from across Italy!

    FIRST COURSE

    Bruschetta

    Marinated roma tomatoes, toasted baguette, parmesan cheese

    Canaletto Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie IGT, Italy

    SECOND COURSE

    Seared Jumbo Scallops

    Wok’d spinach, citrus-lemongrass butter 

    Scaia Garganega-Chardonnay Blend, Delle Venezie IGT, Italy

    THIRD COURSE

    Asian Puttanesca

    Mussels, shrimp, fresh fish, asian-spiced tomato sauce

    Villa Pillo ‘Bogoforte’ Super Tuscan, Toscano IGT, Italy

    FOURTH COURSE

    Chicken Not-Marsala

    Yaki soba noodles, red wine-mushroom sauce

     San Felice, Chianti Classico DOCG, Italy

    HAPPY ENDING

    Ginger-Lemon Panacotta

    Homemade sugar cookie

     Vietti Cascinetta, Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Italy

     

    *Menu subject to change.

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