Backyard BBQ at The Porch with Arcadia Meat Market & Huss Brewing Co.

Memorial Day weekend brings thoughts of cold beers and finger licking BBQ and The Porch will be the place to be on Saturday May 26th for it’s first Backyard BBQ. The Porch partners with their neighbors across the street Arcadia Meat Market for its meats and Tempe’s Huss Brewing Co. beers.

The dog friendly restaurant(on the patio) will offer an a la carte menu from 1-5 p.m. where chef Paul Lindsey will be grilling up a special menu just for the BBQ.

A DJ will be there spinning tunes and backyard games will be played with prizes available.

The Porch Backyard BBQ menu

Guest can pick and choose from grass fed beef burgers and pork sausages & brats made with beers as one of the ingredients. The menu is as follows.The brunch food & drink menu will also be available.

“Porky’s 21” $7                                                                                                             Pork bathed in Orange Blossom ale, smoked and pulled, napa spicy & sweet slaw, beer BBQ sauce, Porch pickled veg

Blondes and Brats $7                                                                                                Huss Brewing “Scottsdale Blonde” meets Arcadia’s sweet Italian Stallion sausage, peppers, onions, dash of chili flake

Husstler American Ale Grass Fed Grass Finished Burger $7                                                                                                                                           O.G. Buddies backyard style, LTO, ‘Merica cheese, BBQ aioli

AZ Green Chili Burger GF+GF bun $9                                                      Porky’s smoked Orange Blossom Ale pork, burger, roasted green chili, smoked cheddar, carm onions (cooked down with Scottsdale Blonde) sriracha aioli

Sides (choice 1 per above)                                                                                   House BBQ Chips                                                                                                       Grilled Local Veggies                                                                                                    Lisa’s Famous Potato Salad

Huss Brewing Co. Menu                                                                                                   Orange Blossom, vanilla mandarin wheat ale                                                       Scottsdale Blonde, German style kolsch                                                                  The HUSSTLER American Lager

The Porch is at 4017 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix 85018.



Bartlett Lake Marina opens Bartlett Lake Grill in time for summer fun.

Bartlett outdoor seating

With the un-offically start of summer this Memorial Day weekend it means that many Phoenicians will be heading to one of the 6 lakes within an hours drive of Phoenix. Many lake goers consider Bartlett Lake to be a quieter, safer and family friendly lake north of Scottsdale. Just in time for the summer season the Barlett Lake Marina has opened the Bartlett Lake Grill just in time for Memorial Day weekend over looking the lake.
 Apple grilled chicken salad
The Grill is open Wed. – Sun.(Mon’s on holidays) from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and it’s menu include appetizers, salads, and sandwiches such as Strawberry Spinch salad, Buffalo Chicken sandwich and a Catfish plate with everything costing no more than $12. There is also a kid’s menu and full bar and Mock cocktails for the driver of the boat.

The Grill is available for special events in the evenings and on non-holiday Mon’s.
There is no better way to beat the heat than lakeside dining while capturing the beautiful scenery surrounding the lake.

Bartlett Lake Grill at Bartlett Lake Marina 20808 E. Bartlett Dam Rd. Carefree, AZ 85377 (602) 316-3378

San Tan Brewing Co.’s Memorial Day Canal Ride

San Tan Canal ride

It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend is only 2 weeks away and San Tan Brewing Company is kicking off the unofficial start to summer with canal bike ride on Sunday May 26th. The ride will begin at Kelly’s at Southbridge (7117 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale 85251) in Scottsdale at 3:00 p.m. where riders will grab a bite to eat and cold beer with the ride to start at 3:30. Once fueled up riders will head down the canal to Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn for cold beer before heading back to O.H.S.O Nano Brewery for more beer and then back to Scottsdale to Dos Gringos for the final stop which concludes with another San Tan beer and time to hang out.

Cost is $25 per person and includes food at Kelly’s along with a San Tan beer at all 4 stops. With the Memorial Day Weekend ride expected to sell out registration is on San tan’s events page