The Denver-based fast casual restaurant Birdcall will be opening its first all-natural chicken restaurant in Scottsdale in April. Once opened in the former Jason’s Deli near the northeast corner of Scottsdale & Shea it will be the first of 10 planned locations in Phoenix. The company was founded in 2016 and the Scottsdale location will be the company’s ninth location.
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Peter Newlin said that the new Phoenix area locations align with the company’s growth strategy. “We’re trying to change the way that people look at fast food,” Newlin said. “We’ve incorporated cutting-edge technology to deliver delicious natural foods and beverages quickly, without sacrificing quality. Our customers appreciate the fact that they can either grab a meal to-go or dine in with family and friends in a casual, hip setting that conveniently works around their schedules and any time constraints.”
Once opened, Birdcall will serve lunch and dinner that will feature 100% all-natural chicken sandwiches, fresh salads, crispy tenders, gluten & dairy free chicken nuggets along with vegetarian options. Phoenix’s Noble Bakery will provide fresh buns and sauces will be made from scratch in-house using 100% all natural ingredients. Local beers from SanTan Brewing and Greenwood Brewing will be served as will organic teas & sodas and milkshakes.
A community minded Birdcall
Birdcall is very focused on the communities it enters and gives back at least 1% of sales to the community. “Community is the heart and soul of everything we do at Birdcall,” Newlin said. “We want to be measured by the impact we create, not the money we make, and that’s why our beneficiaries range from local street artists and musicians to schools and nonprofits.”
Inside will be spacious with a contemporary design and outside will be a mural inspired by Arizona and shaded tables on the dog-friendly patio. Technology will make ordering easy with kiosks for dine-in & take-out and a double lane drive-thru is available for those on the go. A second location at SanTan Village is planned for Fall 2022 and a Phoenix location planned in early 2023. For more information and to view their menu visit their website.
Scottsdale’s Brat Haus will be hosting Sausage Fest in their outdoor beer garden on Sunday April 26th from 12 noon- 8pm. The sausage themed celebration will include the Arizona longest Brat and largest pretzel along with exotic Brats and sausage themed shenanigans such as a Stein holding contest, pretzel toss, eating contests and more. Yelp will be hosting selfie zone where festival goers can post pictures for a chance to win $100 Brat Haus gift card and Yelp schwag.
Brat Haus will create & grill an 80 + foot Brat and will sell portions to patrons for $1 per 6 inches with a 6 inch minimum with 50% of the proceeds going to the ALS Association of Arizona.
Ice cold beers from SanTan Brewing, Mike Hess Brewing, Krombacher and New Belgium will be on tap and available for purchase to wash down your brats, pretzel and more.
Tickets for this all ages festival can be purchased in advance for $8 at Brat Haus or $10 on the day of the event. Tickets can also be purchased on their website www.brathausaz.com
Brat Haus is at 3622 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale 85251
Time to bust out your favorite pair of lederhosen as we are smack dab in the middle of Octoberfest and there’s no better way to celebrate than with beers, Brats and beer maids. That and more are in store this Saturday, October 12th as World of Beer Tempe celebrates WOBtoberfest. Starting at 4 p.m. and going until closing at 2 a.m. Customer can enjoy 20 Oktoberfest and seasonal beers that include selections from Arizona breweries including SanTan Brewing, Four Peaks, Grand Canyon Brewing and Mudshark Brewing.
World’s Craft Beer Buyer, JP Watts said, “Our WOBtoberfest coincides with Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lakes so folks can hit us up on their way or come and chill out after their done. Either way, we’re planning a free festive event with bands, tavern fare and craft beer for all.”
Traditional Brats and Bavarian pretzels along with other tavern fare will be available to pair with your beers. Live entertainment starts at 4 p.m. with Catfish Mustache taking the stage followed by Pride Through Strife, Fred Green and DJ Hanzerelli going on every 2 hours.
This is a 21 and over event and is free. for more information check out http://www.facebook.com/WOBTempe
Graze Desert Grille has some great craft beer & food pairings this month every Wednesday evening. With representatives on hand to speak about the beer paired with executive chef Keith Osmundson’s locally sourced cuisine should make for a cool and refreshing evening on these hot summer nights. Hurry, seats are limited to 18 people per week.