ARMITAGE PRESS RELEASE - JULY 7, 2009
FOR IMMEDITATE RELEASE
Armitage Celebrates their Two Year Anniversary
Tucson, AZ - July 7, 2009 –Armitage
Wine Lounge & Cafe
is celebrating their two year anniversary of the Tucson
location on Wednesday, August 12th with complimentary wine,
cocktails and appetizers from 6pm to 8pm and reverse happy
hour from 8pm to close. This is a very important milestone
for Armitage, as it signifies their established recognition
and patronage in the Tucson market.
“We are extremely grateful to our
customers and the numerous individuals who have contributed
to the success of Armitage in Tucson and we are thrilled
to be celebrating with them," said
Matt Ronnfeldt, owner of Armitage.
Armitage’s plush ambiance, combined with savory selections
of complimentary light fare, eclectic cocktails and wine,
and a mix of music provided by a DJ is certain to draw
a large crowd of both loyal and new customers. Last year’s
anniversary celebration brought in over 250 customers,
all who enjoyed celebrating the success that Armitage has
had since the restaurant opened in August 2007.
The Armitage group owns & operates two locations in
the State of Arizona. The Armitage Bistro is located in
DC Ranch Market Street. The Armitage Wine Lounge & Café
in Tucson is located at La Encantada.
For both locations, the ambiance changes character as the
night lengthens, with its Old World ambiance and intimate
conversation areas providing a relaxing setting for winding
down after the workday or enjoying a pre-dinner drink.
As the evening progresses, the lights dim and the music
pick’s up tempo, transforming into an energized nightspot.
Armitage Bistro will be open every day including most holidays
and is handicapped accessible. Armitage is located at 2905
E. Skyline Drive, Suite 168. Phone: 520-682-9740. For more
information, please visit the web site at www.armitagewine.com.
ARIZONA FOOTHILLS MAGAZINE
- JUNE 10, 2009
There is a very special birthday
party happening tonight: Market Street on DC Ranch’s Armitage
Wine Lounge & Cafe is celebrating its fifth birthday.
If you haven’t visited this Scottsdale wine bar just yet,
tonight is a great time to go. From 6 to 8 p.m., Armitage
will dish out complimentary wine, cocktails and beer. If
you can’t get there at that time, swing by at 8 p.m. and
the aforementioned drinks will be half-price. And though
you’re coming from the brew, we suggest you stay for the
bruschetta (and more)…
The lunch/dinner menu (it
doesn't’t change depending on the time of day) is on the
small side; however, it is packed with great eats. The
bruschetta is a must-order. There are eight varieties to
choose among, with the brie and green apple and smoked
salmon, dill cream and caper options being my favorite.
Though you only get one slice of each type of bruschetta,
they are very hearty and large enough to cut down the middle.
The daily cheese board is another popular starter, though
I’d order it after dinner. My cheese-loving co-worker often
orders the small cheese board–and only that–for dinner,
which says a lot about the size and quality of ingredients.
Aside from appetizers, salads
and sandwiches make up the majority of the menu. Though
the smoked salmon salad sounded great (the salmon bruschetta
was tasty, how could I go wrong with the salad?), I opted
for the Armitage panini–a crisp sandwich made of proscuitto,
chicken, asparagus, roasted red peppers and mozzarella.
Apart from the taste (and the yummy olives served on the
side), I appreciated how manageable the sandwich was. It
might sound silly, but who wants a big, sloppy sandwich
during a lunch meeting or a happy hour? My co-worker enjoyed
her three-cheese panini which she described as a “really
fancy grilled cheese.” The Armitage menu also makes room
for about six or so more substantial entrees, like pasta
and pork tenderloin if you’re really hungry.
We ended our meal with not
one, but two, of Armitage’s delectable desserts. The chocolate
rush cake was rich but didn’t require gulps of milk, and
I like the varying textures of the creamy, crunchy and
moist layers. And the Armitage half-baked cookie should
not be overlooked. This sinful, and utterly delicious,
treat features an underbaked chocolate chip cookie, topped
with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, whipped cream and
chocolate and caramel sauces. I’m pretty sure I’ll never
be able to eat another chocolate chip cookie without dreaming
of this over-the-top dessert. 20751 N. Pima Rd., Ste. 120,
Scottsdale, 480.502.1641, http://www.armitagewine.com/.
By Melissa •
Jun 10th, 2009 | www.arizonafoothillsmagazine.com