Cardinals spotlight local eats in ‘Cardinals Carry-out’ campaign
The Arizona Cardinals have donated to the state’s coronavirus initiative, hosted blood drives and aided food banks. Now, they want to do something for local businesses affected by the COVID-19 social distancing practices.
The “Cardinals Carry-out” campaign includes several measures to put a spotlight on local restaurants and coffee shops.
The team website has posted an interactive map of local restaurants that are favorites of team players and personnel. Clicking on the restaurants shows their hours, details and which players frequent them.
Fans can submit their favorite spots to be posted on the map as well.
Additionally, the team will spotlight local restaurants from April 13-24. The Cardinals also plan to pick restaurants and purchase food from them to distribute to health care workers on the frontlines of fighting the coronavirus.
“Locally-owned restaurants are the heart and soul of a community,” Cardinals president and chairman Michael Bidwill said in a press release. “They are what make the places we live special and give them their identity.
“We know they are hurting right now and we are calling on Cardinals fans to not only support them as customers but also share their favorites with the Red Sea as well. This also gives us the chance to show our gratitude to those in the medical community working tirelessly each day to care for those affected by the coronavirus crisis.”
Here are a few local restaurants that are favorites of Bidwill and Cardinals players.
Owner and chairman Michael Bidwill — The Nest, Dolce Vino, Beckett’s Table
CB Patrick Peterson — Forefathers
RB Kenyan Drake — North Italia
WR Christian Kirk — Fellow Osteria
OT D.J. Humphries — Island Vybz Bar & Grill
S Budda Baker — Thai Coconut
LB Devon Kennard — Salad and Go
WR Trent Sherfield — Espo’s Mexican Food
OG Justin Pugh — The Henry
LB Jordan Hicks — Lola Coffee
C/G Mason Cole — Chula Seafood
QB Brett Hundley — Sushi Brokers
DE Zach Allen — Perfect Pear Bistro
LS Aaron Brewer — Soda Bun Thai Food
RB Chase Edmonds — Riliberto’s
LB Dennis Gardeck — Lunch Break
CB Robert Alford — Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant
RB D.J. Foster — DeFalco’s Italian Eatery & Grocery