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Revving Up Your Restaurant Menu For Barrett-Jackson

On Monday, January 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sapporo Scottsdale has partnered with Barrett-Jackson — the World’s Greatest Collector Car Auction — for the first-ever Barrett-Jackson Dine and Drive In Week, an official kick-off to the 2013 event. During the event, Sapporo will offer its signature happy hour menu, which includes more than a dozen regional and international wines by the glass, as well as a specialty-themed Barrett-Jackson signature menu sure to get guests’ motors running — and mouths watering.

Barrett-Jackson signature menu at Sapporo Scottsdale:

The eats:

  • Supercharged Sushi Roll with lobster, lemon, asparagus and tempura crab, topped with big-eye tuna and spicy mayo — $12
  • The Cruising Cougar Roll with seared yellowtail, crab mix, avocado, jalapeno and a garlic butter sauce … the Cadillac of sushi! — $10
  • Sapporo’s Turbo-Charged Pad Thai Tacos with choice of seared seabass or hoisin BBQ pork and filled with Asian slaw, avocado and remoulade aioli — $10

The drinks:

  • Clementine Coupe Devile: A perfect blend of Hendricks Gin, triple sec, simple syrup, sour, clementines and mint — $9
  • NOS Punch: A fuel injection of orange, cranberry, Woodford Bourbon, sour and spiced syrup — $8
  • Supercharged Sangria: An infusion of Shiraz, brandy, apples and cinnamon — $5

In addition to the revved up menu, classic and collector cars much like those being auctioned at Barrett-Jackson will be on display from car clubs across Arizona, and the team from Barrett-Jackson will be on hand with free tickets to the event, gift cards and more.

And we’re not the only ones. Several venues Valleywide are “gassing up” their menus in clever ways — many recipes you can do at home, too!

A sampling of additional fuel-up January 2013 menus:

January 8
The Living Room and The Sushi Room in Chandler
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The eats:

  • Chavelle SS – Prime rib sliders for a little muscle
  • Hemi – A prime rib sandwich for those who like it big
  • Barracuda – The exotic Tropic Tornado Roll
  • Mach 1 – Any maki on the menu

The drinks:

  • Shelby Fastback – Premium liquor for those who appreciate the finer things
  • GTO – Size “0” vodka or gin, fresh cucumber, lime, soda

January 9
Humble Pie in Peoria
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The eats:

  • GTO BLT: Crisp bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo served on sourdough
  • Challenger Meatball Sandwich: Meatballs, Romano, Parmesan, provolone and red sauce served on a hoagie roll
  • Studebaker Wedge: Shaved red onions, tomatoes, ranch dressing, gorgonzola crumbles
  • Steak and Turkey Chili: Black and white beans, tomato, onion, spices, sour cream

The drinks:

  • The Cadillac: Jose Cuervo gold tequila, Cointreau, sweet and sour with a Grand Marnier float
  • Old Fashioned: Bulleit Bourbon, bitters, sugar, fresh orange and cherries
  • Mustang Sally: She’s hot! Jalapeno-infused vodka, Bloody Mary

January 11
Four Seasons Troon North’s NEW Proof Cantina
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The eats:

  • Taps & Apps:  Happy-hour pricing all night

The drinks:

  • Original Octane featured cocktail of the night
  • Crafted cocktails

The bonus:

  • Four Seasons will also be extending a special room rate of $339 for the night of January 11, which is more than $100 off the nightly rate.

For more information about Barrett-Jackson, please visit facebook.com/barrettjackson.

AZ Wine & Dine

AZ Wine & Dine Makes Use Of Forks, Corks [PHOTOS]

The mission of first-ever AZ Wine & Dine on April 12 at Scottsdale Quarter, which took the place of the Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association’s long-running culinary event Forks & Corks, was to highlight the distinct variety of culinary outlets at Arizona hotels, resorts and restaurants while offering a variety of wines and craft beers designed to satisfy any palette.

Judging by the more than 750 guests who enjoyed tantalizing tastes from the renowned chefs at the Four Seasons Troon North, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Montelucia, Arizona Grand Resort and many more, as well as the sumptuous sips provided by Hensley, Young’s Market Company and others, it was a mission well-accomplished.

And then some.

While the final numbers are still being tallied, organizers estimate that the event raised about $20,000 to support the Arizona tourism industry.

Arizona tourism’s impact, by the numbers:

  • 36.9 Million: Number of domestic and international overnight visitors who experienced Arizona as a travel destination.
  • $48 Million: Amount of direct traveler spending being contributed to our state’s economy every single day.
  • $2.5 Billion: Amount of local, state and federal tax revenues generated as a result of direct traveler spending.
  • $1,040: Tax revenue generated by the tourism industry lessens the tax burden by $1,040 for every Arizona household.
  • No. 1: Where the travel and tourism industry ranks among Arizona’s export-oriented industries.

According to guest feedback, among the biggest and brightest highlights of the event:

  • Live music, which was provided by The Shining Star Band
  • Silent auction, which offered amazing vacation packages from the state’s top resorts, restaurants and spas
  • “Foodie” food, including short ribs from Westin Kierland, Kobe sliders from the Phoenician, and cioppino from the Montelucia
  • Libation innovations, including Moet Champagne from Narcisse, flaming coffee drinks from La Hacienda, and sangria from New Age Winery

Based on the event’s overwhelming success, plans are already underway for next year.

For more information about AZ Wine & Dine, please visit azwineanddine.com.

AZ Wine & Dine

Photos: Cory Bergquist