4 Phoenix area restaurants to take dad on Father’s Day

Mimosa & beer at 32 Shea in Phoenix
Mimosa & beer at 32 Shea in Phoenix

Spare him the tie, the tool set and the beard trimmer, what dad really wants is to fill his belly with good food and drink and spending it with family and friends. Whether he’s a jonesin’ for sushi or craving a rack of ribs these Phoenix area restaurants will want dad to celebrate Father’s Day everyday.

Paul Martin’s American Grill:
On Father’s Day, Paul Martin’s American Grill is serving up a prix fixe brunch, a prime rib dinner special, and is offering a special gift to all dads who dine on Father’s Day. Served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the three course brunch is only $16 per person and includes fresh baked millet drop biscuits, a bowl of seasonal fruit, a choice of one entrée, plus an alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverage. Select from a variety of entree choices, including French Toast with vanilla bean infused cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and maple-bourbon syrup, or a traditional Eggs Benedict with poached eggs, canadian bacon, and housemade hollandaise sauce. A gluten-free option, the Applewood Smoked Bacon Omelet features three eggs, bacon, mushrooms, tomato, Tillamook cheddar and sour cream. The brunch comes with a choice of coffee, fresh squeezed juice or a brunch-time cocktail, such as a Bellini or Bloody Maria.

For dinner, Paul Martin’s American Grill will also be serving a Prime Rib Dinner special for only $25. The meal features an organic green salad, all natural prime rib with mashed potatoes, and homemade ice cream for dessert. From the dinner menu, dad can choose from a variety of other hearty dishes, including a Prime New York Steak ($39), topped with pt. reyes blue cheese butter and served with pan roasted cauliflower; the California Lamb Sirloin ($37), paired with wild mushroom farro, bloomsdale spinach, and cipolline onions; or BBQ Pork Ribs ($25), served St. Louis style with house slaw and fries.

All dads who dine at Paul Martin’s American Grill on Father’s Day will receive a $25 gift card to Paul Martin’s (one per table, while supplies last).

Paul Martin’s American Grill is located at 6186 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz., 85253. For more information, call 480-991-9342 or visit www.paulmartinsamericangrill.com

Sierra Bonita Grill:
On Father’s Day, Sierra Bonita Grill will be serving its signature Southwestern brunch from 9 to 3 p.m. Popular selections include the Southwestern Benedict ($14): panko crusted eggs atop green chile beer biscuits, topped with Cure 81 Ham, and roasted poblano hollandaise, served with roasted root vegetables. The Steak and Eggs ($14) features wood grilled carne asada, two eggs, plus a side of roasted root vegetables and sourdough toast. The breakfast enchiladas ($14) are filled with scrambled eggs, carne asada, chorizo, and manchego cheese, then topped with a guajillo chile sauce and served with a side of charro beans. Complete the brunch with a Bloody Mary or Mimosa special for only $15.

For dinner, Sierra Bonita offers up rib sticking comfort food, featuring plenty of flavorful Southwestern ingredients. The traditional Carne Asada ($16/$26) features grilled marinated bistro tenders, charro beans, roasted tomato rice, guacamole, salsa fresca, and a flour tortilla. The Steak and Shrimp ($29) dish is a wood grilled California cut sirloin, topped with a roasted guajillo chile sauce and served with herb pesto shrimp and corn pudding. The Pork Tenderloin ($25) features an espresso and Oaxacan chocolate rubbed pork tenderloin, accompanied by mixed vegetables and a serrano chile vanilla bean butter sauce.

Sierra Bonita Grill is located at 6933 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85014. For more information, call 602-264-0700 or visit www.sierrabonitagrill.com

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant:
With RA Sushi’s all day happy hour on Father’s Day, treat dad to an amazing sushi spread for lunch or dinner without breaking the bank. He can take his pick from more than 25 appetizer and sushi selections ranging from $3.49 to $8.99, and dad can pair his meal with a wide variety of beer, wine and signature cocktails ranging from $3.75 to $8. Happy hour dishes include the Viva Las Vegas Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll, “RA”ckin’ Shrimp, and Pork Gyoza, plus many more options.
Raise a glass to dad with a happy hour drink special, such as a Kirin and Sake, an Emperor’s Margarita, or an Early Times Kentucky Whisky premium cocktail. All day happy hour is located throughout the entire restaurant from open to close. For more information, visit www.RAsushi.com

RA Sushi has five Valley locations:

Ahwatukee: 4921 E. Ray Road; Phoenix, 85044; 480-940-1111
Dana Park in Mesa: 1652 S. Val Vista Drive; Mesa, 85204; 480-632-9500
Kierland Commons: 7012 E. Greenway Pkwy; Scottsdale, 85254; 480-951-5888
Old Town Scottsdale: 3815 N. Scottsdale Road; Scottsdale, 85251; 480-990-9256
Tempe: 411 S. Mill Ave.; Tempe, 85281; 480-303-9800

32 Shea:
Enjoy a delicious Manmosa and Burrito for just $10 on Father’s Day from 6 a.m. to 12 noon.
New Mexico Burrito:
Egg, Potatoes, Cheese, Avocado, Bacon + Homemade Green Salsa

Manmosa is a refreshing “manly” twist on a traditional mimosa—combining hefeweizen beer and orange juice.

This $10 deal isn’t just for your favorite dad, this is good for anyone who comes in on Sunday, June 21, 6 a.m. to 12 noon.

32 Shea 10626 N 32nd Street. Phoenix, AZ 85028. 602-867-7432 www.32shea.com

Dinner at Marcellino Ristorante in Scottsdale

Marcellinos presentation
When Sima and Marcellino Verzino met in Rome, where Sima was a singer/performer and Marcellino was a chef, in the 1990’s they never knew they’d settle Arizona with a successful restaurant. It wasn’t until early in the 2000’s while living in New York City and owning a successful restaurant that they visited Phoenix to see friends that they knew Arizona was the place for them. Having moved to Scottsdale’s Southbridge after 7 years at the original location on Northern and 12th St. in Phoenix they couldn’t be happier with the Piazza(plaza) feel of downtown Scottsdale. Despite a downturn in the economy & the summer heat Marcellino Ristorante is still wowing tourists, snowbirds and locals, some who make the drive from their old neighborhood, with homemade pastas & sauces, fresh seafood and they hospitality one might expect when dining in Italy.

I had the chance to dine as Sima & Marcellino’s guest recently and the food, ambiance and company made it a memorable evening making me wanting more. Whether your sitting on the patio, in the dining room or at the chef’s counter your in for an fun and filling dining experience as the experienced staff delivers dishes made with Sima and Marcellino’s passion for food and friends. Since they say pictures are worth a 1,000 words I present to you a few of Marcellino’s signature dishes…Mangia! Mangia!

Atlantic Salmon tartare resting on an orange round
Atlantic Salmon tartare resting on an orange round

Hand crafted pasta duo...beef tenderloin stuffed Tortelone and Gnocchi Sorrentina
Hand crafted pasta duo…beef tenderloin stuffed Tortelone and Gnocchi Sorrentina

Pollo Saporito- Chicken sauteed with mushroom, pine nuts, sun dried and fresh tomatoes over pureed potatoes
Pollo Saporito- Chicken sauteed with mushroom, pine nuts, sun dried and fresh tomatoes over pureed potatoes

Trio of desserts including Italian Cheesecake, Tiramisu & Biscotti Di Noci
Trio of desserts including Italian Cheesecake, Tiramisu & Biscotti Di Noci

Marcellino’s Ristorante is at 7114 E Stetson Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona 85251.(480) 990-9500