Root Beer has a long history dating back to the 1870s when Charles Hires concocted it in his Philadelphia pharmacy. Who added vanilla ice cream to it and created the first Root Beer float is still a mystery. Considered by many as an All American comfort food, the Root Beer float is summertime favorite and Saturday August 6th is National Root Beer Float Day and TEXAZ Grill in Phoenix is celebrating with $5 from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Louisiana craft brewer’s Abita Root Beer will be combined with creamy Vanilla ice cream to create a sweet treat and will compliment anything on TEXAZ’s comfort food driven menu such as their famous Chicken Fried Steak.
TEXAZ Grill is at 6003 N. 16th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 602.248.STAR (7827) www.texazgrill.com
Just in time for Fat Tuesday & Mardi Gras, Tom’s Thumb Fresh Market says “Laissez les bon temps rouler” …. “Let the good times roll!” Chef Tudie Frank-Johnson taps into her Southern roots for a Cajun Beer dinner Chef Tudie is preparing a four-course meal to be paired with beers from Abita – a Louisiana brewery. This dinner will take place on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 6:30 – 8 pm for only $36 (plus tax & gratuity) so your wallet stays fat too.
Ross Strozewski from World Class Beverages will lead the pairings of Abita’s beers with Chef Tudie’s Cajun cooking. Guests will enjoy a four-course meal including:
Pan Fried Blue Crab Cake
Served over Field Greens with Pico de Gallo and Chipotle Sauce
Abita Purple Haze
Chicken and Andouille Sausage Gumbo
Tudie’s delicious rendition of a Louisiana favorite
Thick Sliced Smoked Brisket over Red Beans and Rice
Tom’s 12 hour smoked beef served with “Wash Day” beans!
Abita Turbo Dog
N’awlins Bread Pudding
Rich egg custard and cinnamon round out this buttery, rich pudding.
Abita Andy Gator
Reservations are required and will be held with a credit card. Guests can cancel up to 48 hours if needed. Make reservations by calling 480-513-8186 or visiting the market at 9393 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale. www.TomsThumbFreshMarket.com
For those who prefer wine, a separate wine pairing will be available for an additional cost.