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Horny Toad Plans its 40th anniversary

The Horny Toad, Cave Creek’s oldest originally owned restaurant, plans its 40th anniversary

July 19, 2016, Cave Creek, Arizona – Few restaurants and saloons survive four successful decades in business. However, not The Horny Toad, which is preparing to celebrate its 40-year anniversary on Saturday September 17, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

The popular establishment’s big day will feature prices rolled back 40 years on its world famous fried chicken and strawberry shortcake (11:00 AM to 6:00 PM); there also will be drink specials.

In addition to the price roll back, The Blues Hounds will entertain from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, taking guests back to the musical excitement of the 1970s when The Horny Toad first began doing business. To add to the fun event, guests are encouraged to wear their favorite attire from the 70s era and can compete to win one of three prizes being offered for best wardrobe from the timeframe.

But that’s not all. Members of the Cowboy Fast Draw Association, known as the Arizona Gunslingers, who share a common interest in preserving the history of the Old West, will demonstrate their shooting skills and assist event visitors interested in learning to shoot. Managing partner Jeff Price says the restaurant also will be graced by characters in wardrobe to add a western feel to the day-long one-of-a-kind anniversary.

“The Horny Toad is the oldest, originally-owned restaurant in Cave Creek,” says Price. “Years ago, people rode their horses to our establishment and tied them right outside. From the beginning to today, I have been blessed with a dedicated management team and the most committed wait staff around,” says Price.

Approximately 35 employees work for the historic establishment, which can seat 234 customers.

World Famous Food

The Horny Toad offers world-famous signature dishes including made-from-scratch fried chicken, scrumptious barbecue and homemade secret barbecue sauce, pork and beef ribs and mesquite-grilled porterhouse, top sirloin and rib eye steaks, prime rib and strawberry shortcake. The restaurant has earned numerous awards for its food including Best Fried Chicken, Best Steakhouse, Best BBQ ribs and Best Dessert (strawberry shortcake).

The Horny Toad is located at 6738 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek Ariz.; the phone number is 480.488.9542 and the restaurant and bar website is thehornytoad.com. The Horny Toad is open Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Friday and Saturday, 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.