Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Buzzy New Scottsdale Eateries

Scottsdale’s culinary scene is always evolving, so come taste what’s new! These popular newcomers are garnering plenty of buzz as they dish up innovative cuisine inspired by international flavors and locally sourced ingredients.


Craft 64: This hip new addition to downtown’s Main Street boasts artisan wood-fired pizzas and salads so fresh you’ll swear the ingredients were just picked that morning. Try the Kale Pear salad with creamy pumpkin dressing and pair it with a Blanco pizza, which comes topped with smooth mozzarella, burrata, fresh spinach and garlic (add some fennel sausage for extra zip). Wash down your pie with one of more than 30 local Arizona craft brews on tap.


The Upton: Located in downtown’s lively Entertainment District, The Upton offers a playful menu inspired by global culture and created with fresh seasonal ingredients. Specialties include Fried Cajun Oysters, Chinese Char Siu Ribs and Miso Vegan Ramen with Crazy Noodles.


Bink’s Scottsdale: Bink’s Scottsdale serves simply delicious, contemporary cuisine from James Beard Finalist Chef Kevin Binkley. Dig into entrées like Amy’s Bolognese or the 5 Spice Duck Breast. With an every-changing menu of farm-fresh produce, meats and seafood, these eclectic dishes are both classically satisfying and refreshingly adventurous.


Thirsty Lion: Shoppers at Scottsdale Fashion Square have a new dining option when they need to refuel. Thirsty Lion makes their upscale gastropub cuisine from scratch daily using locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Specialties include the I.P.A Beer-Battered Fish & Chips, Baja Fish Tacos and Spicy Mac & Cheese made with Italian sausage, four cheeses and chipotle cream.


Virtú Honest Craft: Located on property at downtown’s acclaimed Bespoke Inn, Virtu Honest Craft has generated a lot of buzz since its 2013 opening, including a ranking as one of the “Top 20 Best New Restaurants in the Country” by Esquire magazine. Chef Gio Osso’s menu of inspired New Mediterranean cuisine and one of the most romantic patios in town have made Virtú a must-try dining destination.


Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse: If you’re a card-carrying carnivore, you’ll love the meaty menu at Bootleggers. Start your feast with the Bacon Board – a carefully curated collection of all-natural “swine slabs” accompanied by griddled toast, sweet onion jam and housemade mustard and pickles. Other highlights include Hickory-smoked beef brisket, fork-tender ribs and smoked salmon tacos.


Hula’s Modern Tiki: This new kid on the downtown block puts a modern twist on the classic Tiki bars and restaurants of the 1950s. During nice weather (meaning most of the year), Hula’s entire glass front is open so that even the interior tables feel like patio seating. It’s the ideal setting for island specialties like Habanero Lime Chicken Tacos, Luau Pork Sandwiches and Crispy Coconut Shrimp Rolls.

from Official Travel Site for Scottsdale, Arizona | http://ift.tt/1Q4IyHc

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