Everybody’s favorite food holiday is just over 2 weeks away (Thursday November 26th). With Thanksgiving 2020 giving us new challenges cooking shouldn’t be one of them. This list offers restaurants(and a local retailer or 2) in the Phoenix area who are preparing traditional and non-traditional meals for dining in or preparing take-out to enjoy in the comfort of your own home.
Click on each restaurants website to see the menu, pricing and ordering instructions and deadlines.
Quick bits of news about what’s going on around the Phoenix restaurant, beer & wine scene.
Arizona Restaurant Week starts tonight
You’ve probably heard about the Fall 2020 Arizona Restaurant Week starting tonight through next Sunday 9/27. Over 100 restaurants state wide serving 3 course unique menus for $33 or $44 per person. Dine in or take-out is available. For a list of participating restaurants visit the website.
Francine starts weekend brunch and weekday lunch
About a month ago Scottsdale’s newest restaurant Francine opened after afew months delay at Scottsdale Fashion Square. This weekend they start serving brunch and on Monday they start their lunch service.
Phoenix City Grille & Garrison Brothers pair a 5-course dinner
The central Phoenix restaurant and the distillery join forces Saturday September 26th for spirits pairing dinner. The occasion celebrates the release of Garrison Brothers Cowboy 2020 Bourbon. Chef Micah Wyzlic uses the bourbon in his dishes along with them sipped on with each course. Dinner is $125 per person ++ and the menu can be viewed at http://www.phoenixcitygrille.com/ with reservations made by calling 602-510-7174 or emailing Britnee Reed at Privatedining@phoenixcitygrille.com
Macayo’s popular Pumpkin Flan now available at all restaurants
It doesn’t feel like Autumn in Arizona yet but the Mexican restaurant has added the delicious dessert to the menu. Made with Fall spices, the dessert is $5.79 at all 7 locations around the valley.
24 Carrots shuts dining room to focus on take-out
Owner Sasha Raj has transformed her Tempe plant based restaurant for take out and now uses the dining room as a collection site for donations for the Navajo Nation. Donations can be dropped off every Wednesday. Raj regularly serves & donates meals and food to many other under served people and non-profits.
Love is in the air and with Valentine’s Day a couple of weeks away, Phoenix City Grille and Executive Chef Rory Hewitt will once again use a combination of fresh and local ingredients to create the following specials for the special day:
– Surf and Turf: Wood-Grilled Beef Tenderloin Filet served with guajillo chile demi-glaze, Point Reyes blue cheese scalloped potatoes, and a Grilled Shrimp and Linguisa Sausage Skewer with port wine reduction.
– Colorado Lamb Chops, rosemary crusted and served with Meyer lemon – chardonnay sauce, Arizona pecan-crusted sweet potato croquettes, and an organic roasted beet and arugula salad.
– Pan-Seared Seabass with champagne buerre blanc, strawberry-fennel salsa, and sunchoke gratin.
“Every year we try to offer entrées that, in combination with the atmosphere of our restaurant and our service, will make Valentine’s Day extra special for all of our customers,” says owner Sheldon Knapp. “It is a holiday that many of our regular customers enjoy, and it gives us the opportunity to introduce new customers to Phoenix City Grille as well.”
Every day of the week Phoenix City Grille offers a full menu of American Contemporary cuisine with an influence from the Southwest, plus daily lunch and dinner specials, and brunch on the weekends.
Set in the Madison neighborhood of Central Phoenix, at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix City Grille open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, which are highly recommended, call (602) 266-3001 or visit www.PhoenixCityGrille.com.
In addition to its regular lunch, dinner and weekend brunch menus, Phoenix City Grille this year will offer the following Christmas Eve specials, using a combination of fresh and local ingredients created by Executive Chef Rory Hewitt:
– Featured Entrée: Prime Rib, served with a red-chili jus, creamy horseradish, scallion mashed potatoes and French green beans, and garnished with crispy onions.
– Catch of the Day: Pan-Seared Seabass, served with a sunchoke gratin, pomegranate-orange salad and Meyer lemon vinaigrette.
“Christmas is one of our favorite holidays and we enjoy hosting our customers and their families on this special day,” says owner Sheldon Knapp. “We hope our ambience, specials and service make Christmas Eve gatherings even better!”
Located in the Madison neighborhood of Central Phoenix at 16th Street and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix City Grille offers American Contemporary cuisine with an influence from the Southwest, plus daily lunch and dinner specials, brunch on the weekends, and personalized, attentive service. The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information or to make Christmas Eve reservations, which will be taken until 9 p.m. and are highly recommended, call (602) 266-3001 or visit www.PhoenixCityGrille.com