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Ready for the Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl?

Posted on: July 12th, 2016 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

There are not many things that get me out of bed early on a weekend, let alone to make myself presentable and leave my house. There is one thing, though, that can tempt me and that is a great brunch and if you’re like me prepare to be quadruple-y tempted with one of the most exciting foodie events in downtown Tempe.

The Downtown Tempe Authority is hosting their second annual Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl on July 23rd. The event will feature a tour of four different brunch spots with food and drink specials at each stop. You have two different check in times, depending on where you stand on the whole “morning person” situation. You’ll be transported via air conditioned trolley, where you will find carafes of mimosas on board* to ensure that the fun and festivities will be non-stop. While the Brunch Crawl is an all ages event, you’ll obviously need to be 21 or over in order to partake in the cocktails!

Downtown Tempe Brunch CrawlHow Does the Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl Work?

All you need to do is visit the event website and RSVP for your start time of choice. There is no cost to RSVP, you’re just holding your space at the restaurants and on the trolley. All of the participating restaurants feature their own specials and you will pay as you go, based on your selections.

What Restaurants Are Participating in the Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl?

Delice Bistro
690 S. Mill Ave.| Tempe| 85281| 480.656.8847
Delice Bistro features a variety of European pastries that they incorporate into their breakfasts, quick lunches and substantial dinners. You’re invited to come in and enjoy their classic dishes in an easy going environment without ever feeling rushed. Their Croissant French Toast options are light and airy with the perfect amount of sweetness. They also serve a variety of espresso based beverages along with specialty morning drinks. Their Hangover Cure is a must have, maybe for the day after the Brunch Crawl!
Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl Special: Delice will offer crawlers a mini juice and chocolate croissant for only $4

Ncounter
310 S. Mill Ave.| Tempe| 85281| 480.968.9288
This family owned restaurant is an urban oasis specializing in amazing fresh food in a fun and inviting environment in the heart of Tempe. The menu features soups made daily, unique sandwich creations, and house made baked goodies. Some of our favorite breakfast items are their bananas foster waffles and their chilaquiles. Their ranchero sauce is amazing! They also have some great smoothies that feature whole ingredients and provide all the energy you need to justify being up so early in the morning.
Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl Special: Ncounter is offering $3 Bloody Mary’s and $3 Breakfast Street Tacos

Caffe Boa
398 S. Mill Ave.| Tempe| 85281| 480.968.9112
I remember going to Caffe Boa when I was attending ASU and while I won’t tell you when exactly that was, they have been a fixture in Tempe for over 20 years. Knowing that the restaurant is ran by two certified sommeliers with the Court of Master Sommeliers and Certified Specialists of Wine, you know that the wine selection is going to be stellar. Their brunch menu features all the expected items with an European flair, like their Pasta Fritatta, Egg Ciabatta, a delightful Croissant Croque Monsieur and a Breakfast Burger. You’ll also find an array of bruschetta boards, house flatbreads and charcuterie boards along with a variety of house made pasta dishes.
Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl Special: Caffe Boa hasn’t released their special at this point, but as soon as we know all the details we will let you know!

Postino Annex
615 S. College Ave.| Tempe| 85281| 480.927.1111
At this point, you really can’t get away from Postino’s, with 6 Valley locations, people all over Arizona are in tune with all that they provide. Each location has the same homegrown vibe, unique wine list, delicious approachable menu and a culture that easily brings people from all walk of life together with ease. The Postino brunch menu features a variety of rustic dishes, sure to please anyone in your party. Their B.E.L.T. is standout favorite and features the perfect balance of Applewood smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, dijonnaise, lettuce and tomato on ciabatta. Prefer a quick nosh? Try their Walnut Toast with triple crème brie and a house made berry preserve.
Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl Special: Postino is offering a drink and an item from their small bites menu for only $10

What Are the Schedules Available for the Downtown Tempe Brunch Crawl?

9:45am Crawl

Get an early start on your brunching with this 9:45am crawl. You’ll need to check in at Delice Bistro at 9am. You’ll head over to Ncounter at 9:45am, Caffe Boa at 10:45am and then Postino at 11:45am.

10:30am Crawl

Want to start a little but later? Sign up for the 10:30am Crawl and make sure to check in at Delice Bistro at 9;45. If you are in need of a wheelchair accessible trolley, this is the Crawl you want to sign up for. You’ll head to Ncounter at 10:30am, Caffe Boa at 11:30am and then to Postino at 12:30pm.

*Please make sure that if you are going to be taking advantage of the on-board trolley mimosas that you bring along a designated driver for after the event or schedule a safe ride home.

Downtown Tempe Brunch CrawlWant More Downtown Brunch Crawl Awesomeness?

We have a great giveaway full of Ncounter goodies! Enter below to win the following:

Ncounter Loyalty Cup
LRG House Made Granola
House Made Cinnamon Apple Jelly
Ncounter Coffee Mug
$20 Downtown Tempe Gift Card

The total prize package is worth $51 and could be yours, easy peasy!

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**We would never try to trick you, we received compensation to help promote this event. We never take payment in exchange for positive reviews, kind words or social amplification. We only promote companies and events that we strongly believe in – and who doesn’t believe in brunch?! Check out our disclosure policy for additional information.** 


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© Taryn Jeffries 2016

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance wirter, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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