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Del Frisco's Grille in Phoenix Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Everybody’s favorite place to “Meat Up & Drink Up” is honoring its one-year anniversary with a can’t miss blowout bash. Drop by Del Frisco’s Grille Friday, June 28 and enjoy a gourmet three-course dinner for only $36.50, (celebrating 365 days of being open). But why wait for dinner when you can enjoy Happy Hour pricing all day long? The specials include $6 starters, $5 signature cocktails and wines, $3 draft beers and honey badger shots. Plus, from 6:30 to 111:30 p.m. enjoy a live performance by renowned Valley blues, jazz and rock band, Cold Shott & The Hurricane Horns.

Del Frisco’s Grille (at The Camelback Esplanade) is located at 2425 E. Camelback Road.

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New Phoenix Restaurant Wins ‘Hot Concept’ Designation

Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, is pleased to announce that the company’s newest offering, Del Frisco’s Grille (which opened locally June 9th at the Camelback Esplanade) has been named one of this year’s “Hot Concepts” by Nation’s Restaurant News.  Del Frisco’s Grille serves contemporary American cuisine and features an approachable menu, a vibrant atmosphere, an expansive wine list, hand-crafted cocktails and genuine hospitality.  Nation’s Restaurant News’ 18th annual Hot Concepts Awards recognize four emerging companies showing innovation, bold tactics and tremendous potential for growth.  Local favorite True Food Kitchen took home the award in 2011.

“We are thrilled to be honored as a Hot Concept by Nation’s Restaurant News, an award we deem very prestigious in the foodservice industry,” said Mednansky.  “We built Del Frisco’s Grille to feel modern, inviting, stylish and fun for our guests, and I think the editors at Nation’s Restaurant News saw those qualities come together in a unique way at our restaurant.  This award is a tremendous honor and a strong validation of the Del Frisco’s Grille concept, and we look forward to continuing to build on this momentum.”

Del Frisco’s Grille is rapidly expanding, opening at The Esplanade in Phoenix on June 9, preceded by the first two Grilles last year in Manhattan at Rockefeller Center and in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood.  Hot on the heels of the success in Phoenix, the Grille also opened July 14 on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. and the next Grille will open in October in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood.    At approximately 7,500 square feet, Del Frisco’s Grille works well as a stand-alone restaurant and also has potential as a restaurant within a hotel.

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group — the leading steakhouse company in the country — owns and operates more than 30 restaurants across the country, including the Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse brands.  The Del Frisco’s team created Del Frisco’s Grille as a nimble third brand for the company, presenting a varied menu of easy-to-share dishes such as wood oven-baked flatbreads and hearty salads, while carrying over the Del Frisco’s hallmarks of quality foods, excellent preparations and a lively, fun environment marked by genuine hospitality.

For guests, the varied menu means digging into signature dishes such as Ahi Tacos and Cheesesteak Egg Rolls.  For traditionalists, the Grille serves prime steak, and the diverse, 500-selection wine list is much more extensive than those found in the typical bar and grill.  Other favorites at the Grille include imaginative and memorable cocktails like The Kilt Lifter, Apt. 5D, and shots on tap.  Guests can enjoy these at the restaurant’s energetic bar, a destination its own right.

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Camelback Esplanade Has A New Addition: The Del Frisco's Grille

Camelback Esplanade, once the unofficial headquarters for Valley power lunches, is now mentioned most often for slowing revenue and high turnover rates. This June, however, the storied mixed-use center will welcome a newcomer to the table.

In its first restaurant venture in Arizona, Del Frisco’s Grille will fill the now-vacant booths of the venerable Houston’s Restaurant, which relocated in December 2010.

Del Frisco’s Grille, a high-end steakhouse and bar, serves contemporary American cuisine.

Del Frisco’s Grille is exactly what the landlord hoped for, says Jon Cowen, senior director at Cushman & Wakefield of Arizona. Cowen was the property’s listing agent, representing the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company of New York in the lease transaction.

“MetLife, the owner of the property, is very pleased to be leasing space to a high caliber brand like Del Frisco’s Grille,” Cowen says. “This mixed-use restaurant and retail project is the perfect home for a destination restaurant of this quality and reputation.”

Camelback Esplanade lost major tenants in Houston’s Restaurant and McCormick & Schmick’s, which closed abruptly in early January. In an effort to revamp the property’s appeal, Camelback Esplanade plans to amend its image, Cowen says.

“This lease is a critical first step in our plans to re-merchandise the retail space at Camelback Esplanade,” Cowen says.

Despite the center’s dwindling headcount, Del Frisco’s Grille is eager to make the move.

“This Camelback location is ideal,” says Bill Martens, director of development at Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. “It has a good balance of strong office and residential density to support this dining experience, making us a convenient choice for our local guests.”

Del Frisco’s Grille plans to extensively renovate the 7,379 SF restaurant space, including the installation of a roof deck patio for extended dining capacity. Located at 24th Street and Camelback, the restaurant will be the third Del Frisco’s Grille location nationwide.

To find out more about Camelback Esplanade’s restaurants, camelbackesplanade3.com.