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Veterans Day at Ling & Louie’s

On Veterans Day, we salute all the brave service men and women of the United States Military. When you dine at any of our locations on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, present your military ID to receive a FREE* entree.

“We feel this is the least we could do for the brave men and women who have served and are serving,” says John Banquil, Director of Brand Development for Ling & Louie’s. “We’ve offered specials in the past to raise money for Veterans charities, but we wanted to do something more personal. We wanted to invite Veterans into our restaurants and thank them personally and let them know how much we appreciate them.”

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11th, 1919, as the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1938, November 11th became a national holiday, paying tribute to living veterans who served their country.

We look forward to seeing as many veterans as possible this Veterans Day!

 

* Veterans may choose any entree under the “From the Wok” section. Please present a military ID to receive discount

** Meridian, Idaho location will offer this special from 11AM – 6PM

 

Join Ling & Louie’s for a “Not Boring” November

We at Ling & Louie’s are always looking for ways to provide our guests with fun and excitement. This November will be no different as we celebrate NOT BORING NOVEMBER!

We will be giving away a $25 gift card every single day throughout the month of November. If you want to win, simply follow the directions below:

Winners will be announced daily on Facebook and Instagram. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see you’ve posted the winning picture!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/lingandlouies

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Ling & Louie’s Teammate Wins at 2017 Foodist Awards

“At the heart of it all, we are a human resources company. Our people separate our restaurants from the pack.”

– Randy Schoch, CEO Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill

On Thursday, October 19th, 2017, Head Server and Trainer, Sherry Dierauer, received a prestigious award at the Foodist Awards in Arizona. Sherry, team member at Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill in Scottsdale, received the award for “Best Restaurant Employee.” She beat out finalists from other highly acclaimed restaurants throughout Arizona.

Sherry, who started with Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill in 2008, has worked passionately to create the warm and inviting atmosphere for guests that CEO Randy Schoch envisioned years ago when developing the concept. Her hard work and dedication has helped mold the restaurant’s service standards for years. Her warm personality and great care for hospitality has allowed her to create long-lasting relationships with her teammates and guests alike. Upon receiving the award, Sherry thanked both her co-workers and guests for affording her the opportunity to win the Foodist Award.

“We have always instilled a sense of individuality in our teammates,” says Greg Smith, Director of Operations for Ling & Louie’s. “Sherry has gone above and beyond to embrace that and let her personality shine. She understands what true hospitality is and is a great example of what we love to see from all Desert Island employees.”

The Foodist Awards is an annual event hosted by the Arizona Restaurant Association honoring the best tastes, faces and places in Arizona food and beverage. The event, hosted at Young’s Market Company, brought together the best of Arizona’s food and beverage scene for a fun-filled evening.

We at Ling & Louie’s would like to send a big congratulations to Sherry and all of the award winners at this year’s Foodist Awards!

The Japanese Whisky Craze

When most people walk into a bar with the thought of ordering whisky, their minds are usually set on a spirit from the US or Europe. However, these days, Japan is making a big play for the modern whisky drinker’s piece of mind.

Whisky production began in Japan around 1870, with the first commercially produced whisky debuting in 1924. There are two historic figures  who influenced the whisky industry in Japan: Shinjiro Torii and Masataka Taketsuru.

Torii founded Kotobukiya, which would eventually become Suntory. Taketsuru studied the art of distilling in Scotland and brought his knowledge back to Japan, where he was hired by Torii as a distillery executive. Torii established the now-famous Yamazaki distillery, near Kyoto, with the help of Taketsuru. In 1934, Taketsuru left Kotobukiya to form his own distilling company, now known as Nikka, in Hokkaido.

Japanese whiskies began earning critical acclaim in the early 2001 when Nikka’s 10-year Yoichi Single Malt was awarded “Best of the Best” at Whisky Magazine’s annual awards. Since then, Japanese whiskies have continued to garner international attention and acclaim.

As of 2011, there were nine active whisky distilleries throughout Japan. Included in these are the highly acclaimed Yamazaki and Hakushu distilleries (owned by Suntory), Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries (owned by Nikka), Shinshu distillery and White Oak distillery.

You can enjoy many of the acclaimed whiskies from these distilleries at Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill. Each location offers a different selection of Japanese whiskies that you can enjoy served in one of four different ways.

And if you’re really looking for a treat, our Scottsdale location will be hosting a special Japanese Whisky Pairing Dinner on Thursday, September 21st, 2017! This special 4-course dinner will pair whiskies from different Japanese distilleries to highlight the diversity and uniqueness of some of the world’s finest whiskies. Seating for this event is limited, so call 480-767-5464 to make your reservations today!