April 24, 2014

Scottsdale Living

Zinburger beefs up presence with Scottsdale Quarter location

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, an upbeat, contemporary gourmet burger eatery and wine bar from Fox Restaurant Concepts, opened its fourth Arizona location on April 22, 2014 at Scottsdale Quarter. This popular eatery has been featured on the Food Network and has won Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s Burger Battle each year since inception.

“We are confident that the fun and casual atmosphere of ZInburger will fit in perfectly with Scottsdale Quarter’s undeniable energy,” said founder Sam Fox. “The large patio overlooks the quad perfect for enjoying a meal with your family, people watching and enjoying the warm Arizona weather.”

Burger lovers will enjoy 17 signature burgers including the award-winning Zinburger made with certified Angus beef and topped with manchego cheese and Zinfandel braised onions, the Kobe Burger with cheddar and wild mushrooms, and Zinburger’s reinvention of the Breakfast Burger, which combines certified Angus beef with Neuske’s applewood smoked bacon, fried egg, avocado and American cheese, for a matchmade in heaven. Can’t find your perfect match? Build your own burger with topping varieties ranging from goat cheese and jalapeños to roasted peppers and fried egg, resulting in more than 4 million potential combinations of proteins, cheeses and toppings.

Zinburger caters to every appetite by offering non-carnivores several entrée-size salads and a lineup of beefless burgers including a Turkey Sloppy Joe, Seared Ahi Sandwich, veggie and turkey burgers and two chicken sandwiches. No experience is complete without a flavor-packed sharable side like Double Truffle Fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or perfectly crisp zucchini fries. Newly added to the roster are the “Loaded” Fries topped with Applewood smoked bacon, gooey melted cheese, sour cream and chives, and the Spicy Green Chili Fries smothered in green chili cheddar cheese sauce, roasted jalapenos and Cotija cheese.

Zinburger’s beverage selections are as equally varied. According to Fox, “Burgers and wine make an excellent combination, which is why we’ve hand selected each wine to pair perfectly with every style of burger on the menu.” You’ll find light and refreshing white varieties like Tangent Pinot Grigio (Edna Valley, Calif.) and Crossings Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand), and food-friendly reds including Manifesto Zinfandel from California, Terrazas de los Andes Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina), and Fox Restaurant Concepts’ own private label pinot noir, Fox Block 9 (Santa Barbara, Calif.). As an alternative, you’ll find an ample selection of beers and microbrews available on tap or by the bottle, and a well-crafted cocktail list, including the Bacon Bloody made with bacon-infused Smirnoff Vodka, Worcestershire, pepper and a bacon strip garnish.

Zinburger’s sweeter side features delectable hand-dipped milkshakes blended to perfection in flavors like salted caramel, Nutella Hazelnut Crunch, Butterfinger and strawberry; root beer and orange cream soda floats; and rich and delicious pies including chocolate cream and banana cream.

The restaurant itself is filled with bright and youthful energy. ZInburger’s décor is minimalistic, yet playful, featuring earth tones, light polished wood, steel fixtures and comfortable, stylish seating. A splash of color is added with the use of chartreuse accents. Much like the concept’s existing locations, Zinburger at Scottsdale Quarter has the familiar, lighthearted mural of cows grazing in a vibrant green pasture under the clear blue sky.

The original Zinburger opened in Tucson in the winter of 2007 followed by a second Tucson location in 2011. The contemporary burger spot was brought to Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix in the spring of 2010. The new location at Scottsdale Quarter joins existing Fox Restaurant Concepts, True Food Kitchen and Juby True, at the center.

Zinburger serves lunch and dinner daily, along with happy hour specials from 4-6 p.m. on weekdays. The new location is at 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, #F150, Scottsdale. For a current menu, hours of operation and more information, visit www.zinburgeraz.com.