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Drunk In Love: Valentine's Day Cocktails

Are you still looking for that romantic Valentine’s Day date idea? Maybe a classy, romantic night on the town? A steakhouse with a special Valentine’s Day cocktail is the perfect choice. Both J&G Steakhouse and Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse have come up with some deliciously romantic cocktails for the occasion.

J&G Steakhouse at the Phoenician created the Fraise Sauvage cocktail. This drink is delectably pink and refreshing on the lips. It is not sugary sweet but has a bit of tartness to keep you interested and wanting more. On the other hand, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse’s cocktail, Sweet Love, is the epitome of a chocolate-covered strawberry. With a chocolate liqueur and strawberry puree you will never have tasted anything so perfect. It is even garnished with a chocolate-covered strawberry.

Make these yourself with the following recipes or go out on the town for a lovely Valentine’s Day date!

J&G- Fraise Sauvage PhotoFraise Sauvage at J&G Steakhouse – $15

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ oz Plymouth Gin
  • ½ oz Strawberry vanilla puree
  • ¾ oz Lemon juice
  • ¼ oz Simple syrup
  • 2 oz Prosecco

Directions:

  • Pour all ingredients except sparkling wine into a mixing glass
  • Add large, cold ice
  • Shake vigorously
  • Pour sparkling wine into a Martini glass
  • Top the sparkling wine with shaken mixture
  • Garnish with half a strawberry on the rim

DSC_0382 (1)Sweet Love – $12 regular menu, $7 happy hour

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ ounces chocolate liqueur
  • 1 ounce Malibu rum
  • 1 ounce strawberry puree
  • ½ ounce Vanilla vodka
  • ½ ounce crème de cacao

Directions:

  • In a shaker tin with ice, add all ingredients and shake vigorously
  • Pour into a chilled sugar rimmed martini glass
  • Garnish with chocolate covered strawberry and whipped cream in the center
Pumpkin Cocktail

Thirsty Thursday: Pumpkin Cocktail

Taste the flavors of fall! This #ThirstyThursday we’re craving the ever-popular flavor of pumpkin. This cocktail, courtesy of Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse, is sweeter than your aunt’s Thanksgiving pie. No need to thank us, but you’re welcome.

 

What you need:

1 ounce maple whisky

2 ounces vanilla vodka

1 tsp. pumpkin spice

½ ounce simple syrup

Splash hazelnut liqueur

graham cracker crumbs to rim glass

Ice

Cinnamon stick (optional garnish)

 

How to make a pumpkin cocktail:

Step 1: Rim cocktail glass with graham cracker crumbs.

Step 2: Add simple syrup, whiskey, vodka, pumpkin spice, liquer in shaker tin with ice.

Step 3: Shake vigorously and then double strain into cocktail glass.

Step 4: Add cinnamon stick for garnish

 

 

Make it yourself or enjoy while out at Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse. Regularly priced at $12.95 or $7.95 during happy hour. Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is located at 4180 N. Drinkwater Blvd. in Scottsdale 

BloodOrangeMargarita

Today is National Tequila Day! Celebrate at Some Favorite Local Restaurants

What’s not to love about National Tequila Day? Check out this roundup of places to enjoy your favorite margarita!

Chambord Rita

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

You can’t have a margarita list without the Chambord Margarita from Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. Z’Tejas is a leader in cocktail trends around the Valley. Their popular Chambord Margarita includes Chambord black raspberry liqueur swirled into their award-winning 6th Street Margarita. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill continues to remain a popular destination for those looking for a unique experience, not only with their food, but also for innovative cocktails. ztejas.com

 

Prickly Pear

 

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

This steakhouse knows the perfect drink to quench your thirst this summer. The Prickly Pear Margarita is a refreshing blend of tequila, agave nectar and fruity juices. When you taste it, you will feel immediately replenished from those scorching summer days. It’s a perfect drink on National Tequila Day. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is a charming 5,000 square foot modern restaurant that offers exceptional prime dry-aged steaks and chops, fresh seafood, mouth-watering side dishes, decadent desserts and an impressive wine list. benandjackssteakhouse.com/az/az-Home.html

 

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill

They may be an Irish Gastropub but they know how to do margaritas. The Blood Orange Margarita (featured above) made with El Jimador Tequila, pureed blood orange, agave nectar, muddled fruit and sweet and sour is Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill’s most popular. thirstylionpubandgrill.com

BloodOrangeMargarita

Today is National Tequila Day! Celebrate at Some Favorite Local Restaurants

What’s not to love about National Tequila Day? Check out this roundup of places to enjoy your favorite margarita!

Chambord Rita

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

You can’t have a margarita list without the Chambord Margarita from Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. Z’Tejas is a leader in cocktail trends around the Valley. Their popular Chambord Margarita includes Chambord black raspberry liqueur swirled into their award-winning 6th Street Margarita. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill continues to remain a popular destination for those looking for a unique experience, not only with their food, but also for innovative cocktails. For more information, visit ztejas.com.

 

Prickly Pear

 

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

This steakhouse knows the perfect drink to quench your thirst this summer. The Prickly Pear Margarita is a refreshing blend of tequila, agave nectar and fruity juices. When you taste it, you will feel immediately replenished from those scorching summer days. It’s a perfect drink on National Tequila Day. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse is a charming 5,000 square foot modern restaurant that offers exceptional prime dry-aged steaks and chops, fresh seafood, mouth-watering side dishes, decadent desserts and an impressive wine list. For more information, visit benandjackssteakhouse.com/az/az-Home.html

 

Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill

They may be an Irish Gastropub but they know how to do margaritas. The Blood Orange Margarita (featured above) made with El Jimador Tequila, pureed blood orange, agave nectar, muddled fruit and sweet and sour is Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill’s most popular. For more information, visit thirstylionpub.com.

Easterdining

Phoenix Valley Easter Sunday Dining Guide

Phoenix Valley Easter Sunday dining is full of opportunity. One of these restaurants is sure to have what you’re looking for!

Caballero Grill’s Easter Champagne Brunch

In addition to Caballero’s usual items, which include a seafood bar, taco bar, Ceviche and omelet station, they will be featuring dishes to honor of the Easter holiday. The carving station will have both roast beef and ham, and eggs will also be in the spotlight with eggs Benedict and deviled eggs, in addition to the made-to-order omelet station.

When: March 31 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: 1800 N. Litchfield Rd in Goodyear 85395

Cost: $20 for adults and $12 for kids under 12

 

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa

This special holiday menu will feature entrees including the Mediterranean Benedict with fingerling potatoes, Tuscan olive relish, roasted tomato relish; Marscapone Stuffed French Toast with vanilla butter, warm maple syrup, powdered sugar; and Campari Tomato & Proscuitto Frittata with estate oranges, spiced arugula salad, fleur de sel.

When: March 31 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: 5200 East Camelback Rd., Phoenix 85018

Cost: $75 per person, $25 for children 12 and under, free for children five and under

 

Sassi’s Easter Brunch

Enjoy a classic Italian Easter brunch this year at Sassi. Chef Chris Nicosia will inspire your taste buds on a tour through Italy with handmade pastas, artisanal cheeses and salumi. Highlights include:

  • Caprese Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Frittata with Artichokes, Goat Cheese and Herbs
  • Poached Egg Bruschetta, Asparagus, Prosciutto, Sundried Tomato Zabaglione
  • “Italian Toast”, Nutella, Hazelnut Syrup
  • Wood Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb, Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Artichokes
  • Porcini Roasted Beef Strip Loin
  • 
Apricot Columba with Apricot Amaretto Sauce
  • 
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cream, Raspberries

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale 85255

Cost: $50, children under 12 are $25 (not including 20% service charge, alcohol and tax)

 

Easter Brunch at McDowell Mountain Golf Club

Join friends and family for a traditional Easter brunch at an affordable price. Options at McDowell Mountain Golf Club are endless with a bakery variety, omelete station, a carving station, fruits, desserts and complimentary mimosas.

Where: 10690 E. Sheena Dr., Scottsdale 85255

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children (not including tax and gratuity)

 

Scottsdale Grille at Starfire Golf Club Easter Brunch

This brunch at Scottsdale Grill at Starfire Golf Club is fit for a king and includes a made-to-order omelet station, carved prime rib, ham and lamb, and a build-your-own bloody mary and mimosa bar. Entrees include Bacon & Sausage, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Southwest Egg Frittata, Pan Seared Salmon, Smoked Chicken Breast with Mixed Vegetable Hash, along with an array of side dishes and sweet endings. Enjoy your Easter brunch feast with the whole family.

Reservations are required! Please call 480.948.6000, ext. 109

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale 85260

Cost: $31.95, Children 6-12 are $13.95, Children five and under eat free. (Does not include 20% gratuity and tax.)

 

Dinner at Roka Akor

Roka Akor is serving a five-course Easter dinner unlike any other. Executive Chef Jason Alford is straying away from traditional and cooking up innovated dishes including Japanese-style grilled rabbit, sashimi and short ribs.

  • Course 1: Kanpachi Sashimi with Compressed Watermelon and Avocado
  • Course 2: Bison Short Rib with Braised Daikon and Japanese Mustard
  • Course 3: Robata Rabbit Loin with Aka Miso and Baby Gold Beets
  • Course 4: Roasted Duck and Mushroom Rice Hotpot
  • Course 5: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Cashew Ice Cream

When: March 31, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85258

Cost: $55 per person

 

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

Dine in a charming 5,000-square-foot modern restaurant this Easter, Ben & Jack’s invites you to experience a delicious meal with your friend and family. The steakhouse is offering a three course pre-fixed menu which includes the following items:

  • Your choice of one starter — Mixed Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Mozzarella & Tomatoes, Maryland Crab Cake or Soup of the Day
  • Your choice of entrée — Rack of Lamb, Prime New York Sirloin Steak, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, or Veal Chop
  • One side item — Creamed Spinach, Broccoli (Steamed or Sautéed), Peas and Onions, German Potato, or 1/2 Cottage Fries & 1/2 Fried Onion Rings
  • Your choice of dessert — Apple Strudel, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, or Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Coffee and Tea

Where: 4180 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale 85251

When: March 31, beginning at 4 p.m., Reservations recommended

Cost: $65.95 per person (not including tax and gratuity)

 

Olive & Ivy

Sip on mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice at Olive & Ivy while nibbling on specialty Easter features like sea scallops, sweet potato cannelloni, smoked salmon benedict, caramel apple flapjacks and more. Or, enjoy an assortment of breakfast items, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and entrées. Call (480) 751-2200 for reservations.

Where: Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 195, Scottsdale

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Modern Steak

At Modern Steak, enjoy an array of heavenly brunch items including a delectable asparagus frittata, crispy French toast, prime sirloin and eggs and brioche doughnut holes, or choose from a number of starters, salads and mouth-watering entrées. Book reservations by calling (480) 423-7000.

Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Ste.1433, Scottsdale

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

The Greene House

Offering California-inspired brunch specials including items like French toast with caramelized bananas and almond streusel and a spring vegetable frittata, The Greene House will have the regular lunch menu. Call (480) 889-9494 for reservations.

Where: Kierland Commons, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 160, Scottsdale

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

North

Easter Sunday brunch menu the whole family can enjoy. Order the decadent baked French toast with vanilla maple syrup for the kids while the grown-ups nibble on sweet and savory items like nonna fried eggs and granola parfait with local honey, Greek yogurt and dried fruit at North.

Where: Kierland Commons, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste.160, Scottsdale, (480) 948-2055; and Arcadia, 4925 N. 40th St., Phoenix, (602) 324-5600

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

True Food Kitchen

Cooking up their regular brunch menu at True Food Kitchen filled with favorites like quinoa Johnny cake and tofu scramble, or feast on specials only available on Easter Sunday from including grilled rainbow trout or chicken sausage scramble.

Where: Scottsdale Quarter, 15191 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, (480) 265-4500; and Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 135, Phoenix, (602) 774-3488

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

 

Culinary Dropout

Stop in for brunch and stay and play at The Yard all afternoon. Brunch at The Yard will feature cap’n crunch crusted French toast and biscuits with sausage gravy served with sunny side up eggs. Scottsdale will be open for lunch.

Where: The Yard, 5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, (602) 680-4040; and Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 125, Scottsdale, (480)970-1700.

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.(Phoenix), Opening for lunch at 11 a.m. (Scottsdale)

 

Monti’s Steakhouse

One of the Valley’s most traditional restaurants is whipping up several specialties for you to indulge in on this special day. Executive Chef Jimmy Hernandez has created a wallet-friendly menu filled with delectable choices for your Easter Sunday. Highlights include:

  • Smoked salmon rolls
  • Stuffed squash blossom
  • Arugula salad
  • Lamb chops with pomegranate ancho chili sauce
  • Butternut squash and spinach
  • Salmon served with wild caught Pacific shrimp, roasted fingerling potatoes, candied snap peas, bacon and truffle cream sauce
  • Strawberry shortcake

Where: 100 South Mill Avenue, Tempe 85281 (480) 967-7594

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Cost: Most appetizers remain around or under $10, while entrees range from the low to mid-twenties

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Scottsdale's Easter Sunday Dining Guide

Scottsdale’s Easter Sunday dining is full of opportunity. One of these restaurants is sure to have what you’re looking for!

Sassi’s Easter Brunch

Enjoy a classic Italian Easter brunch this year at Sassi. Chef Chris Nicosia will inspire your taste buds on a tour through Italy with handmade pastas, artisanal cheeses and salumi. Highlights include:

  • Caprese Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Frittata with Artichokes, Goat Cheese and Herbs
  • Poached Egg Bruschetta, Asparagus, Prosciutto, Sundried Tomato Zabaglione
  • “Italian Toast”, Nutella, Hazelnut Syrup
  • Wood Oven Roasted Leg of Lamb, Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Artichokes
  • Porcini Roasted Beef Strip Loin
  • 
Apricot Columba with Apricot Amaretto Sauce
  • 
Flourless Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Cream, Raspberries

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Cost: $50, children under 12 are $25 (not including 20% service charge, alcohol and tax)

Easter Brunch at McDowell Mountain Golf Club

Join friends and family for a traditional Easter brunch at an affordable price. Options at McDowell Mountain Golf Club are endless with a bakery variety, omelete station, a carving station, fruits, desserts and complimentary mimosas.

Where: 10690 E. Sheena Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Cost: $35 for adults, $15 for children (not including tax and gratuity)

Scottsdale Grille at Starfire Golf Club Easter Brunch

This brunch at Scottsdale Grill at Starfire Golf Club is fit for a king and includes a made-to-order omelet station, carved prime rib, ham and lamb, and a build-your-own bloody mary and mimosa bar. Entrees include Bacon & Sausage, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Southwest Egg Frittata, Pan Seared Salmon, Smoked Chicken Breast with Mixed Vegetable Hash, along with an array of side dishes and sweet endings. Enjoy your Easter brunch feast with the whole family.

Reservations are required! Please call 480.948.6000, ext. 109

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: 11500 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Cost: $31.95, Children 6-12 are $13.95, Children five and under eat free. (Does not include 20% gratuity and tax.)

Dinner at Roka Akor

Roka Akor is serving a five-course Easter dinner unlike any other. Executive Chef Jason Alford is straying away from traditional and cooking up innovated dishes including Japanese-style grilled rabbit, sashimi and short ribs.

  • Course 1: Kanpachi Sashimi with Compressed Watermelon and Avocado
  • Course 2: Bison Short Rib with Braised Daikon and Japanese Mustard
  • Course 3: Robata Rabbit Loin with Aka Miso and Baby Gold Beets
  • Course 4: Roasted Duck and Mushroom Rice Hotpot
  • Course 5: Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Cashew Ice Cream


When: March 31, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Cost: $55 per person

Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse

Dine in a charming 5,000-square-foot modern restaurant this Easter, Ben & Jack’s invites you to experience a delicious meal with your friend and family. The steakhouse is offering a three course pre-fixed menu which includes the following items:

  • Your choice of one starter — Mixed Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Mozzarella & Tomatoes, Maryland Crab Cake or Soup of the Day
  • Your choice of entrée — Rack of Lamb, Prime New York Sirloin Steak, Grilled Norwegian Salmon, or Veal Chop
  • One side item — Creamed Spinach, Broccoli (Steamed or Sautéed), Peas and Onions, German Potato, or 1/2 Cottage Fries & 1/2 Fried Onion Rings
  • Your choice of dessert — Apple Strudel, Carrot Cake, Cheesecake, or Chocolate Mousse Cake
  • Coffee and Tea

Where: 4180 N Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

When: March 31, beginning at 4 p.m., Reservations recommended

Cost: $65.95 per person (not including tax and gratuity)

Olive & Ivy

Sip on mimosas made with freshly squeezed orange juice at Olive & Ivy while nibbling on specialty Easter features like sea scallops, sweet potato cannelloni, smoked salmon benedict, caramel apple flapjacks and more. Or, enjoy an assortment of breakfast items, flatbreads, salads, sandwiches and entrées. Call (480) 751-2200 for reservations.

Where: Scottsdale Waterfront, 7135 E Camelback Rd., Ste. 195, Scottsdale, AZ

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Modern Steak

At Modern Steak, enjoy an array of heavenly brunch items including a delectable asparagus frittata, crispy French toast, prime sirloin and eggs and brioche doughnut holes, or choose from a number of starters, salads and mouth-watering entrées. Book reservations by calling (480) 423-7000.

Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Rd., Ste.1433, Scottsdale.

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Greene House

Offering California-inspired brunch specials including items like French toast with caramelized bananas and almond streusel and a spring vegetable frittata, The Greene House will have the regular lunch menu. Call (480) 889-9494 for reservations.

Where: Kierland Commons, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 160, Scottsdale

When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

North

Easter Sunday brunch menu the whole family can enjoy. Order the decadent baked French toast with vanilla maple syrup for the kids while the grown-ups nibble on sweet and savory items like nonna fried eggs and granola parfait with local honey, Greek yogurt and dried fruit at North.

Where: Kierland Commons, 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste.160, Scottsdale, (480) 948-2055

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

True Food Kitchen

Cooking up their regular brunch menu at True Food Kitchen filled with favorites like quinoa Johnny cake and tofu scramble, or feast on specials only available on Easter Sunday from including grilled rainbow trout or chicken sausage scramble.

Where: Scottsdale Quarter, 15191 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, (480) 265-4500.

When: March 31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.