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Arizona Restaurant Week Spring 2018

Arizona Restaurant Week returns May 18-27 and FabulousArizona.com is your guide to finding your new favorite restaurant or revisiting some old favorites.

Whether you dine out all the time and consider yourself an expert on the Arizona food scene, or you only venture out for special occasions and when deals come your way; Arizona Restaurant Week provides a perfect opportunity to take in all that participating restaurants have to offer. With so many great places to choose from, how do you decide where to spend your evening(s)? Start right here with this list of our top choices for Arizona Restaurant Week-Spring 2018.

During Arizona Restaurant Week, restaurants offer a prix fixe meal for diners, charging either $33 or $44 per person or occasionally, per couple. In some instances, a beverage may be included but tax and gratuity are not. Enough about the details, let’s get to the food!

Barrio Queen ($33/person w/ drink) – Three locations throughout the Valley means you’re never far from a Barrio Queen and they’re all participating in Restaurant Week. Your $33 includes your choice of house margarita, draft beer or the daily agua fresca.

Can’t-miss dish: One of the dessert options is a barrio buñuelo that brings together the best aspects of an ice cream sandwich and a churro in one… and then adds strawberry compote and chocolate sauce. Check the full Restaurant week menu here: https://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/barrio-queen-scottsdale/

Bourbon & Bones ($44/person) – Fabulous Arizona featured Bourbon & Bones as Restaurant of the Week recently and Restaurant Week gives us the perfect excuse for a return visit.

Can’t-miss dish: Petite Filet. You gotta go with the steak. Full ARW menu: https://www.bourbonandbonesaz.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/AZRestaurantWeek_BB.pdf

EVO ($44/person w/drink) – EVO recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and in that time its modern take on classic Italian has become a staple of the Scottsdale dining scene.

Can’t-miss dish: Chicken Piccata – with the cacio e pepe a close second. Full ARW menu:

Fat Ox ($44/person) – Fat Ox is giving plenty of options on their “ARW” menu. All three courses have at least five dishes to choose from. You can hit Fat Ox two or three times during Restaurant Week and not have a single repeat course.

Can’t-miss dish: Tagliatelle with veal, vegetables, tomato sugo and parmesan. Full ARW menu: https://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/fat-ox/

Hand Cut Burgers + Chophouse ($44/person) – Easily my favorite thing about Hand Cut is their dedication to serving sustainable, responsibly-raised beef. It’s hard to be a steak lover and an animal lover – but they make it a little easier.

Can’t-miss dish: New York (but Arizona-grown) Steak. If we’re going to a steakhouse, I’m getting a steak, damnit. Full ARW menu: https://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/hand-cut-burgers-chophouse/

Hearth ‘61 ($44/person) – If you haven’t had a chance to visit Mountain Shadows’ signature restaurant yet, Restaurant Week presents the perfect opportunity. Leave extra time to wander a bit around the stunning premises.

Can’t-miss dish: Niman Ranch Prime Tenderloin. I hate to select another steak, but not only is it one of Hearth ‘61’s standouts, it’s one of the best steaks in the region. Full ARW menu: https://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/hearth-61/

Prado ($44/person) – From one beautiful resort restaurant to another, Prado is situated among the sprawling Omni Montelucia. Their Spanish influences are present in every dish and the excellent wine list.

Can’t-miss dish: Baked Triple Creme Brie with Meyer lemon jam, almonds and served with Prado’s house-made sourdough. Full ARW menu: https://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/prado/

Six Degrees Urban Kitchen ($33/person) – If not for ARW, our discovery of Six Degrees’ cuisine may have been delayed. Thankfully, they’re participating once again.

Can’t-miss dish: Stuffed Squash Blossoms. The more eclectic Chef Jose Morales gets, the better the dish seems to taste. Stuffed squash blossoms should be right in his wheelhouse. Full ARW menu: https://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/6-degrees-urban-kitchen/

Tavern Americana ($33/person w/drink) – Any place that serves Brooklyn Brown Ale has a special place in my heart. When they’re including it in their Restaurant Week drink options, you’ll be sure to see me.

Can’t-miss dish – You mean besides the Brooklyn Brown? Cajun Shrimp & Grits seems like an excellent pairing. Full ARW menu: https://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/tavern-americana/

TRES Tempe (TBD) – We’re finishing up with the only restaurant we don’t have a menu for yet. We don’t need to see it to recommend it. When we visited, the food and atmosphere was that good. Whatever dishes they select and whichever price option they go with, it’ll be worth a visit to one of our favorite new restaurants. And isn’t finding your favorite new restaurants what Restaurant Week is best for?

To see more information and view the full list of restaurants participating, visit arizonarestaurantweek.com.

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