Ling & Louie’s Ready for a Shot at the Title as Sole Chinese Restaurant at Scottsdale Charity Event

Challenging All Comers at Bite Nite Event Benefitting ALS and Spark of Hope on June 11

Online PR News – 05-June-2011 – – The popular Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill, located at 9397 East Shea Boulevard, is ready to knock out the competition at the “Bite Nite” event benefitting the ALS Association Arizona Chapter and Spark of Hope on June 11.

Ling & Louie’s will be in hand-to-hand culinary combat with five other area restaurants in search of the Bite Nite title, which will be decided for the first time by a vote of those attending the event. The winner will be named “Bite Nite Heavyweight Champion,” a title that Ling and Louie think would be right up their alley.

“It’s go time,” said E. John Banquil, Regional General Manager of Ling & Louie’s. “We’re ready to put up our unique mix of modern Asian and American comfort food against anyone who wants a shot at us. We’re confident that when it comes time for the stir fry to fly, we’ll emerge with the Bite Nite Heavyweight Champion belt.”

“But in all seriousness, Bite Nite is a great event and a wonderful opportunity for those in attendance to sample some great food from local restaurants,” he said. “We’re very happy to be part of the lineup and encourage everyone to attend to help these important charities.

The culinary event featuring signature appetizers, entrées, desserts and drinks will take place Saturday, June 11, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center. It will feature Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill, Humble Pie, Wildfish, Cien Agaves and 5th & Wine.

VIP Bite Club Premium tickets, with overnight accommodations, are available for $349 a couple or $229 for individuals. VIP Bite Club event only tickets are available for $279 a couple or $159 for individuals. Regular admission tickets to the Bite Nite main event are $149 a couple or $79 for individuals. For more information please visit or
There is currently no known cause or cure for ALS and it is 100% fatal. In 2011 The ALS Association Arizona Chapter will provide services to over 350 families throughout Arizona. The ALS Association Arizona Chapter will use the funds to provide equipment, information, resources, programs and fund research. Spark of Hope will use benefits from the 2011 Bite Nite to fund the implementation of an ALS children’s program. 2010’s inaugural event raised more than $82,000.

Ling & Louie’s offers a casual dining experience where Modern Asian meets American Comfort and a menu that is thrilling, filling, with minimal billing™. All menu items are made with quality, fresh ingredients and prepared in-house. In addition to dining in, Ling & Louie’s also offers take-out, catering and a full bar featuring beer, wine, sake and specialty drinks like the “Frozen Thai Mai” and “Ling’s Ginger-Lime Margarita.” Daily specials are featured on chalk boards throughout the restaurant.

For more information, please call Jason Jantzen at 602.282.0202 or Tom Evans at 602.448.5483.

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Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill was created and founded in 2006 by veteran and award-winning restaurateur Randy Schoch, owner and CEO of Desert Island Restaurants. Ling & Louie’s currently has locations open in Denver, Scottsdale and Chandler, with more locations opening in 2011 and plans to franchise and expand nationwide. For more information, please visit

Desert Island Restaurants is a management entity that oversees operations of five franchised Ruth’s Chris Steakhouses® and 2 Romano’s Macaroni Grill® locations throughout the Hawaiian Islands, the Thaifoon-Taste of Asia® in Salt Lake City, Utah, and, most recently, Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar and Grill. For more information on Desert Island Restaurants, visit

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Jason W. Jantzen
Phoenix Marketing Associates