With the launch of its Pie Fights, the “Sweet Sixteen” takes on a whole new scrumptious meaning at Proof, An American Canteen at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.

Known for its home-style comfort food, craft beer, bourbons and cocktails sourced exclusively from the fifty states, Proof is adding to its all-American traditions with its weekly Pie Fights.  Freshly baked pies, already a popular staple of the Friday dessert menu, are taking center stage this fall.

Guests will be able to choose Proof’s most popular pie from a sweet sixteen selection. Each week’s competition will pair two pies for a race to the final four and finally to the championship culminating in time for Thanksgiving.

“With Proof’s great food and live music on Friday nights, dinner here is already a fun night out,” said Executive Pastry Chef Lance Whipple. “The Pie Fights simply throw a little competition into the fun,” he said.

Freshly baked by Chef Whipple and his talented team, the delicious pie selections now through Oct. 5 will be:

Aug. 25 (The first pie fight this Saturday)  – S’mores Pie vs. Key Lime Pie

Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 (Extra day for Labor Day Weekend) – Caramel Banana Cream Pie vs. Lemon Meringue Pie

Sept. 7 – Dutch Apple Crumb Pie vs. Chocolate Silk Pie

Sept. 14 – Boston Cream Pie vs. Apple Lattice Pie

Sept. 21 – Caramel Turtle Pecan Pie vs. Apple Cranberry Pie Fries

Sept. 28 – Caramelized Pumpkin Pie vs. Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Oct. 5 – Nutella® Pumpkin Pie vs. Bourbon Pecan Pie

The top eight challengers will move ahead through pie fights over four consecutive weeks: Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. The final four will then advance on Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 with final tallies determining the two top finalists and ultimate winner on Saturday, Nov. 17.

Those who enter winning brackets in the Pie Fights will have the chance to win a fully prepared Thanksgiving Dinner (sans cooking and cleanup) with Proof’s Turkey-to-Go Thanksgiving Dinner featuring a cinnamon apple & sage roasted turkey, traditional sourdough stuffing, maple-ginger glazed sweet potatoes with bourbon marshmallow, traditional French-style mashed potatoes, roasted brussel sprouts, dinner rolls, two salads, and pumpkin pie and chocolate bourbon pecan pie.

Each week’s winning pie will be announced on Proof’s Instagram page @proofcanteen.

Proof, an American canteen, serves up American home-style comfort food and beverages sourced exclusively from the 50 states.  The décor of the restaurant draws upon the area’s history as a stagecoach hitching post and the frontier spirit of the Wild West, with a railroad track running through the dining room as well as vintage Edison-style lighting. Mercantile-inspired shelving houses all-American liquor for craft cocktails and glass apothecary jars hold sweets for use at the soda jerk counter.  Guests can take in the outdoors from every angle with walls that open to views of Pinnacle Peak and extensive patio dining.  Proof is open daily for breakfast from 7 – 11:30 a.m., lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., happy hour from 3 – 5 p.m. and dinner from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Information: www.proofcanteen.com or 480-513-5085.