Rusty Spur Saloon celebrates its 70th anniversary with new owners

Walk through the swinging doors of Scottsdale’s Rusty Spur Saloon and you have an idea of what life was like in the good ‘ol days of early Arizona life. As the oldest bar in Scottsdale celebrates its 70th anniversary it also celebrates a new group of local owners to keep the legendary bar going the years ahead.

Housed in what was Farmer’s Bank of Scottsdale the building was built in 1921 and renovated in 1951 and has been given historic landmark status and the safe is no longer filled with money but beer and liquor. Its other claim to fame is it can be a stop for country music superstars when the pull into town. Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Post Malone and others have been known to stop in for a drink and to listen to some country music.

Former owner Susan Anderson wanted the new owners to be local and have the “if it’s not broken, don’t fix it attitude”. She found that attitude in full- time Arizona resident and new owner Bill Toole, who also owns Red, White & Brew, 32 Shea, Bill’s Grill and Lakeside Bar & Grill. “Our company mantra is ‘Local Places, Happy Faces’ and the Rusty Spur Saloon embodies this to a tee. The previous owner, Susan, did a fantastic job honoring and elevating the legacy of the Rusty Spur Saloon over the past 19 years. We’re humbled by the opportunity to lead this historic business into the future,” said Toole.

The Rusty Spur Saloon serves lunch 7 days a week and live entertainment during the days and nights. The saloon is at 7245 Main St. Scottsdale 85251. For more information, to see the menu and hours visit their website.

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

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