Guest Chef – SodaRush

Soda Jerk (n:) a person who serves and sells soft drinks and ice cream at a soda fountain.

If you’ve been following along on our Instagram page, then you’ve seen that we have teamed up with Boyd Harrington to create a unique concept of working behind the scenes in local shops. Our goal for the Guest Chef series is to connect better with the companies we love to support and get a feel for what they do for all of us consumers. We had a ton of fun at SodaRush learning how to make different drinks, fresh lemonade and interacting with the customers. Keep an eye out for more to come. 🙂

SodaRush is a family owned and operated Soda Shop.​ Originally from Kansas, Jim and Amber moved to the valley of the sun with their 4 children to open their own soda and cookie shop. They now have two locations in Mesa, and in Gilbert. SodaRush not only only serves their Signature Sips and Gourmet Cookies, they also serve Ice Cream Cones, Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and Coconut Limeade, and also Cotton Candy, Giant Soft Pretzels, and Fruit Puree Parfaits.

Wei Better Orange Chicken

Pei Wei (n:) Asian culinary tradition by wok-searing premium ingredients in portions that satisfy.

Just when you think Orange Chicken can’t get any better, IT DOES! This classic Asian dish is a family favorite across America and Pei Wei is turning it up a notch.

Pei Wei has defined what it means to serve fresh Asian Cuisine. Their fresh, never frozen chicken that is hand cut in-house by professional Chefs, sautéed in a 650˚ wok with fresh orange slices defines the epitome of what Wei Better Orange Chicken is all about.

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On Thursday March 29th we were able to attend an exclusive family-style dinner hosted by Pei Wei’s Director of Culinary Innovation, Chef J., to sample their newest delectable dish and other menu favorites.

🍊 Orange Chicken Dish: Chef J. and his team prepared Wei Better Orange Chicken in many different variations which included: The Original Orange Chicken, Orange Shrimp, Orange Flank Steak, Orange Tofu and Orange Vegetarian. Any of these dishes can be served with white rice, brown rice, vegetables, lettuce cups, quinoa, noodles and mixed greens.

E&K Favorites: The Original Wei Better Orange Chicken

Website: https://www.peiwei.com

Address: All Locations