Jerry’s Restaurant was a comfort food staple in Phoenix dating back to the 1960’s when it closed a few years back. With the popularity of comfort food in 2020 Jerry’s is re-opening this month in Mesa but with a catch. It will be a delivery only restaurant with food prepared in another restaurant. Last month I reported on Carnitas Way, the cloud kitchen from the owners of Los Sombreros and now Jerry’s Restaurant, where they will be preparing food out of the new Mesa location.
“We like to refer to it as Jerry’s 2.0,” says Kurt Riske, head of Rooted Concepts. “I’ve been around Jerry’s Restaurant for years. My dad worked at the Phoenix Jerry’s since 1991, so I have gotten to know many of Jerry’s loyal customers and it’s incredible to see the following Jerry’s has here in the Valley. For the moment, we are opening Jerry’s as a delivery only concept, which suits today’s times, since a large percentage of restaurant customers are ordering out and dining at home.”
Much of the menu will stay the same as the original restaurant that was located on E. Thomas Rd. in Phoenix. Burgers, meatloaf, pot roast, chicken fried steak and breakfast menu along with the popular burritos will be available for delivery.
“This is an unusual year, and we’ve gotten comfortable thinking outside the box,” says Riske. “We’ve been intrigued with the rising trend of cloud kitchens, and this year seemed right for testing it out. We’re using our Mesa Los Sombreros as the home base for delivery of Los Sombreros, our new burrito concept Carnitas Way that launched last month, and now Jerry’s as well.”
Delivery will be available from Grubhub and DoorDash. There is also a Jerry’s Restaurant in Safford AZ and Fallon NV. To view the menu and order visit their website.
One of Arizona’s favorite breakfast and lunch spots continues to expand as Over Easy will be opening in the Biltmore Center II at 24th St. & Camelback Rd. in September.
Know for its Chicken Fried Steak and Nut Banana French Toast. The restaurant and its chef & owner Aaron May are a favorite on The Food Network and on the national culinary scene.
The 3,000 sq. ft restaurant will be the fifth Over Easy in the Phoenix area along with locations in Washington and Florida. When it opens the Biltmore location will serve scratch made classic breakfast and lunch fare like the other locations have been doing since 2008.
Over Easy at the Biltmore will be at 2398. E Camelback Rd. (NW corner) Phoenix 85016.
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