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Praying Monk Presents "Summer School at the Monk"

Scottsdale’s Praying Monk is offering an opportunity to enjoy and learn about some of the most interesting beers from around the world, as well as the dishes that compliment them, during what they are calling “Summer School at the Monk.”

The beer café’s new general manager, David Johnson, is a beer aficionado and will be extending his encyclopedic knowledge of adult beverages to the public during four Tuesday sessions this summer, where those who attend will also be able to enjoy award-winning cuisine provided by Chef Aaron May.

“Not only do we want guests to taste this interesting beer but understand them as well; we want to expand every ‘students’ knowledge and love of beer,” Johnson said.  “The combination of great beer and Chef May’s amazing food is unbeatable.”166138907

Each class will expose the “students” to a different type of beer.

  • June 25: Ales and Lagers.
  • July 16: Geographic Styles
  • July 30: Micro Producers of the World.
  • August 13: Unique and Specialties.

“Praying Monk has rededicated itself to beer,” Chef May said.  “These classes are the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that.”

Tickets will $30 per-class, or $100 to attend all four.

For more information visit: PrayingMonkScottsdale.com.

160552281

Praying Monk Presents "Summer School at the Monk"

Scottsdale’s Praying Monk is offering an opportunity to enjoy and learn about some of the most interesting beers from around the world, as well as the dishes that compliment them, during what they are calling “Summer School at the Monk.

The beer café’s new general manager, David Johnson, is a beer aficionado and will be extending his encyclopedic knowledge of adult beverages to the public during four Tuesday sessions this summer, where those who attend will also be able to enjoy award-winning cuisine provided by Chef Aaron May.

“Not only do we want guests to taste this interesting beer but understand them as well; we 166138907want to expand every ‘students’ knowledge and love of beer,” Johnson said.  “The combination of great beer and Chef May’s amazing food is unbeatable.”

Each class will expose the “students” to a different type of beer.

  • June 25: Ales and Lagers.
  • July 16: Geographic Styles
  • July 30: Micro Producers of the World.
  • August 13: Unique and Specialties.

“Praying Monk has rededicated itself to beer,” Chef May said.  “These classes are the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that.”

Tickets will $30 per-class, or $100 to attend all four.

For more information visit: PrayingMonkScottsdale.com.

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PRAYING MONK HOSTS CELEBRITY CHEF DINNER

Praying Monk Restaurant and Bar in Scottsdale will host a rare dinner event featuring six exquisite dishes prepared by six of the regions most acclaimed chefs Sunday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Jared Allen Host Celebrity Chef Charity Dinner fThe NFL’s Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Jared Allen is celebrity host of the unique dining experience benefiting Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors. Allen founded the organization in 2010. The nonprofit provides handicap-accessible homes for wounded veterans returning from duty.

Joining Praying Monk and LTB Concepts’ Chef Aaron May, the unprecedented lineup includes:

  • Chef Beau MacMillan of Elements at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain
  • Chef Akira Back of Yellowtail Japanese Restaurant and Lounge in Las Vegas
  • Chef Matt Carter of The Mission Restaurant and Lounge, The House Brasserie and Zinc Bistro
  • Chef Christopher Gross of Christopher’s Restaurant & Crush Lounge
  • Chef Josh Hebert of POSH Restaurant

The night opens at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvre, as well as a meet and greet with Allen. The six-course experience begins at 7:15 p.m. and wraps up with a savory dessert. Each chef will prepare their signature flavor in one of six decadent courses, served with a beer, wine or cocktail pairing.

Tickets are $125 and include food and drink pairings. Tax and gratuity are not included. Tickets can be purchased online at www.PrayingMonkScottsdale.com or by phone by at 1-866-977-6849. Visit www.PrayingMonkScottsdale.com for menu details coming soon.

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Happy Hour Hot Spots: Praying Monk

All hail the beer God: Praying Monk. Happy hour at this new, Scottsdale hot spot is a beer connoisseur’s dream.


Enter hipster heaven, L.A. style: Reclaimed-wood-covered walls, leather-upholstered booths and sultry candlelight. As far as first impressions go, Praying Monk makes a very rustic-chic statement. The casual ambiance transports you from the usual Old Town Scottsdale atmosphere to a popular lounge you’d stumble into strolling down Hollywood Blvd.

An oversized bar serves as the focal point of the open-space concept restaurant, ideal for hosting large groups of beer [and wine!] lovers alike. The staff is outgoing, engaging and quick to recommend one of the many tasty boutique beers in stock (17 on tap, 39 by the bottle).

Our experience was delightful. The bartender suggested a delicious Belgium beer, Grimbergen Dubbel ($6) with just a hint of grape aftertaste. The chaser was a Russian Imperial Stout, North Coast Old Rasputin ($6) — an excellent brew for those who’ve acquired a taste for stout. Did we mention the adorable, distinct goblets assigned to each specialty?

During happy hour, all appetizers are half price. It’s doubtful you’ll find a more exotic array of small dishes close by. Plates to definitely sample next time you’re in the neighborhood include the Bavarian pretzel with grain mustard and sweet pickles ($3.50) and the crispy pig ear with rocoto chili, lime and sea salt ($5) — not for the faint of heart.

Complementing the ambience, beer and wine is, a music repertoire alternating indie contemporary and classic hits. ← Could you clarify this sentence for me? Overall,  Praying Monk is an eclectic alternative from the traditional Scottsdale scene. Grab an exceptional after-work drink, or enjoy a relaxing meal with some friends. If you haven’t already checked out this spot, make it a point to do so.

Happy Hour at Praying Monk: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

1/2 off appetizers
$3 New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner
$3 Praying Monk Pale Ale
$5 Lucky Star pinot and chardonnay
$4 well drinks

Praying Monk Restaurant & Bar
7217 E. 1st St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 398-3020
scottsdalemonk.com