Arizona's Best, Food & Drink — March 19, 2014 8:48 am

Restaurant of the Week: Second Story

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Driven by passion and storytelling the Second Story Liquor Bar delivers outstanding cocktails and cuisine. Where Mad Men meets Soho House this restaurant hardly feels like your typical Scottsdale eatery.

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From the moment you walk in the door and travel up the steps to the Second Story your experience begins. Every detail including Servers adorned in black lace, custom aprons and pearls, appears well thought out and adds to the overall ambiance that is reminiscent of speak-easy’s in the 1920’s. The Bartenders with undone bow ties add an element of Don Draper, giving the overall feel a more modern twist.

Once seated the cocktail menu will satisfy even the most picky patrons with locally sourced ingredients and top shelf liquor. Whiskey man John Christie knows his craft well and has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Each cocktail has a story behind it which is shared when served. I was personally impressed by the Divine Intervention and Diablo Del Sol to name a few. Even their Champagne Cocktails are incredibly flavorful and complimentary to the meals.

The plot thickens when you set your sights on the menu prepared by up and comer Chef Josh Bracher. Each appetizer and dish is plated to perfection and contain ingredients that allow your senses to fully envelop many flavors and textures. I was particularly impressed by the Butternut Squash Agnolotti and Braised Beef Short Ribs.

When you have finished dining continue your night on their incredible patio and help yourself to another cocktail, once you start the story you will wish it was never-ending!

Second Story Liquor Bar is open Wednesday through Sunday at 4pm. For more information and complete hours, visit secondstoryliquorbar.com.

Second Story Liquor Bar
4166 N. Scottsdale Rd, 2nd Story
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

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