TEXAZ Grill owner Steve Freidkin has been serving food in Arizona for over 30 years but he’s loyal to his home state of Texas. So much so he serves up Lone Star State favorites year round at his restaurant known for Chicken Fried Steak. Once a year he adds to the menu dishes made famous at the Texas State Fair. Guests can enjoy this years Texas State Fair Fare menu daily from September 28- October 21st.
This year’s dishes include a cocktail and 2 fair favorites both with a little history lesson of their origins.
“Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dog” ($6)
As perfected by vaudevillians Neil and Carl Fletcher of Dallas, TX, “Fletcher’s Original State Fair Corny Dog” has been a State Fair of Texas staple since 1942. Two Corny Dogs served with a bag of Frito’s.
Frito Pie ($5.50)
Said to be invented in the 1930’s by Daisy Dean Doolin, mother of the founder of the Frito-Lay Company, this dish is a Texas original. TEXAZ Grill’s version features its homemade chili presented in a small bag of Fritos corn chips, topped with onions, cheese and served with a plastic spoon-now that’s authentic!
Cotton Candy Lemonade ($7)
Everyone’s favorite spun sugar in liquid form! The cocktail is made with cotton candy vodka, lemonade, Blue Curacao and garnished with a lemon slice. For the adults who are kids at heart!
In the wake of this weeks flooding in Texas from Hurricane Harvey the Phoenix food community are working to raise money to send to victims of this natural disaster.
Here is where and how you can help…..
Tacos for Texas
All day today, Sept. 1st 100% of General Admission tickets purchased for The Rockin’ Taco Street Fest will be donated to the Houston Food Bank. To purchase your tickets click here. The festival itself is schedule for Sept. 16th.
Texas native and owner Steve Friedkin will be donating $1 from each of their famous Chicken Fried Steak’s ordered during lunch and $2 from each during dinner. A donation jar will be available to drop in cash and anyone donating cash will receive a free Vanilla Ice Cream Dixie Cup courtesy of Blue Bell Ice Cream.
Donations will be collected now through Sept. 6th and will be given directly to Global Giving to assist emergency supplies and long-term relief help. Donations can also be made by going to TEXAZ Grill’s website TEXAZ Grill is at 6003 N. 16th St. Phoenix 85016.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Texas-based Hopdoddy will be donating as part of their Good Night for a Good Cause Program. All sales on Sept. 4th & 5th from the Good Night/Good Cause burger will be donated to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. After Sept. 5th $1 from each burger sold through the end of Sept. will be donated.
Tito’s Handmade Vodka will donate $1 up to $10,000 of each drink sold made with Tito’s sold at all Hopdoddy’s.
Customers are encouraged to order a Good Night/Good Cause Burger on Labor Day from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at their Scottsdale & Phoenix locations as they have a Pop-Up Beer Garden to introduce their new Happy Hour menu. Free samples of local craft beers will be poured at both locations.
TEXAZ Grill is known for its Chicken Fried Steak having sold almost 1 million in the restaurants 31 years and with Thanksgiving almost here owner Steve Freidkin thought it would be a good idea to combine the two giving his signature meal a Texas twist. From Nov. 20-23 diners can order Chicken Fried Turkey for lunch and supper.
At lunch ($10) diners can order the seasoned and lightly breaded turkey cutlets that is fried to a golden, tender and crisp perfection. Top it with a savory, slow cooked brown gravy and serve it with a side of mashed potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce and you’ll start your Thanksgiving holiday off early with a unique meal to the traditional. At supper ($15) your Chicken Fried Turkey comes with fresh bread & butter and a side salad.
With a day or 2 to come out of your turkey coma you’ll be ready for your traditional Thanksgiving feast with friends and family.
Chicken Fried Turkey will be available 10am-10pm on Sun. Nov. 20th and from 11am-10pm on Mon., Tues. & Wed. TEXAZ Grill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.
TEXAZ Grill is at 6003. N. 16th St. Phoenix 85016 (602)248-7827 http://www.texazgrill.com
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