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Arizona Restaurant Week

September 15 – 24

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Fall Arizona Restaurant Week ( ARW) is just days away. Channel your inner foodie and book reservations at some of the Valley’s premiere restaurants. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a dinner out, schedule a long overdue get together, revisit a favorite spot or finally try that restaurant on your wish list.

The 2017 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week will kick off 10 days of dining, from September 15 through September 24. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of this culinary tradition, Celebrating a Decade of Delicious.

Participating restaurants are known for their exceptional cuisine, pleasing atmosphere and superior service. About 200 restaurants will showcase three-course prix-fixe meals for just $33 or $44 per person.

In a press release, Arizona Restaurant Association president and CEO Steve Chucri says, “Arizona Restaurant Week gives Valley diners a unique opportunity to try some of the state’s finest and most popular restaurants featuring special menus designed to let their culinary staff shine. We are proud to have contributed to the interest, development and support of the local culinary scene for the past 10 years — and counting.”

Participating restaurants include SumoMaya, Marcellino Ristorante, Sonata’s, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Artizen, MATCH, Nobuo at Teeter House, ZuZu, Virtu Honest Craft, The Keg, El Panzon y Frida, Christopher’s Restaurant & Crush Lounge and The Capital Grille (Phoenix and Scottsdale) among many others.

Several of our staff writers reviewed ARW menus and selected their five favorites. See below. A complete list of participating restaurants and ARW menus can be found at www.ArizonaRestaurantWeek.com.

FAT OX

6316 N. Scottsdale Road

Scottsdale

www.ilovefatox.com

CUISINE: CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN

PRICE: $44 PER PERSON

Named after the iconic Italian Bue Grasso cattle, food & wine festival, Fat Ox is the buzzy new restaurant. Chef Carter serves up his modern takes on the authentic, ingredient-driven and hearty recipes of rural Italy.

First course selections include Mozzarella di Bufala, San Marzano Tomato, Linguine Pork Sugo or Insalada di Casa.

Secondi Piatti choices are Creekstone Skirt Steak, Charcoal Grilled Swordfish,

Brick Grilled Jidori Chicken or Fregola Sarda.

Dolce selections include Gianduja Franjelico Tiramisu, Amaretto Gelato, Bronte Pistachio Gelato Toasted Pistachio Crumble or Affogato.

Beckett’s Table

3717 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix

www.beckettstable.com

CUISINE: AMERICAN

PRICE: $33 PER PERSON, BEVERAGE INCLUDED

Chef Justin Beckett invites you and yours to gather around his kitchen to indulge in a hearty assortment of seasonal, American dishes. This neighborhood restaurant is a safe haven for sophisticated foodies and families alike.

Appetizers include Mushroom and Bacon Arancini, Potato Leek Soup or Vegetable Chop Salad.

Entree choices are Short Ribs, Osso Bucco, Roasted Vegetable Enchilada or East Coast Cod.

Dessert selections are Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee or Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Choose white wine, red wine or draught beer.

MATCH

1100 N. Central Ave, Phoenix

www.matchphx.com

CUISINE: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

PRICE: $33 PER PERSON

MATCH is downtown Phoenix’s go-to restaurant and lounge. Through the magic of his wood-fired oven, Chef Alex Stratta transforms locally sourced ingredients into savory global street cuisine, perfectly designed for sharing.

Appetizer choices include Maine Lobster, Quinoa Tabbouleh w/ citrus marinated Ahi or Potato Gnocchi.

Main Course choices are Roasted Halibut, Baked Adobo Chicken and Braised Short Rib.

The dessert is Coconut and Passion Fruit Tapioca.

ST. FRANCIS

111 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix

www.stfrancisaz.com

CUISINE: AMERICAN

PRICE: $33 PER PERSON

A celebration of sustenance may best describe Chef Aaron Chamberlin’s restaurant, St. Francis.The family-owned, family-built and family-run restaurant welcomes patrons to a neighborhood gathering place.

First bites include Halibut Crudo or Baked Rigatoni.

Main E vent choices are Roasted Swordfish, NY Strip and Forbidden Rice Bowl.

Sweet Stuff selections include Peach Crumb Tart or Sticky Toffee Pudding.

Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

6114 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

www.scottsdale.andaz.hyatt.com

CUISINE: CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN

PRICE: $33 PER PERSON

Offering the fine cuisine in an innovative desert setting, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen turns dining into a unique culinary experience.  With a view of Camelback Mountain, Weft & Warp combines tradition and innovation.

First Things First are Sweet Corn Soup, Roasted Bone Marrow or Blistered Shisito Peppers.

Seconds are Roasted Game Hen, Mole Braised Beef Short Rib and Roasted Cauliflower Steak.

Sweet Things choices are Dark Chocolate Cremeux or Burnt Honey Flan.