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December 18, 2015 – Salty Sow

Salty Sow

4801 E Cactus Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

602-795-9463

http://saltysow.com/phoenix/

Organized by: Ann and Jay

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the DDs!

We celebrated the end of 2015 with an homage to our love of all things bacon! Salty Sow is another restaurant expansion from Austin, TX that is making its second home in Phoenix right behind

We sat at a great large community table right next to the open kitchen which gave a great viewpoint of watching the magic of Chef Brady Cohen in action. On a fun side note, Chef Cohen was recently named on of Marie Clare’s most eligible bachelors check it out here!

Even the cocktails have a nod to little piggies like the CurlyTail with tequila, serrano, cilantro, blood orange, and smoked salted rim, or the Smokey Sow Martini made with Tito’s (of course!) stuffed bacon and cream cheese olives, or my favorite the Salty Sow’r with Copper City Bourbon, agave, lime, and tamarind.

First of all they have happy hour every day from 4-6:30 so make sure you get there early and take advantage of some of the $5 noshes. Do not miss the Truffled Deviled Eggs, the Duck Fat Fries, or the Crispy Brussel Sprout Leaves. We ever ordered a second round of a few of them because we couldn’t get enough!

Next on the must order list are the Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms (insert foodgasm) or the Farm Salad which is not your ordinary salad. Instead it has bacon lardons, pork belly, 110-minute egg, avocado, roasted beets, mushrooms, frisee, baby spinach, radish, and goat cheese croutons lovingly covered in a white balsamic vinaigrette. Oh my!

We wrapped up the night saying good bye to 2015, happy birthday to Don and Ann, and happy retirement to our favorite English teacher, Karna.

Cheers!

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July 25, 2015 – Pig and Pickle

Pig and Pickle

2922 N Hayden Rd.

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

480-990-1407

http://pigandpickle.com/

Organized by: Jenn

Pig and Pickle is described as “eclectic comfort food gets the gourmet treatment at this chic gastropub with late-night hours”. Really they should say, “have food, will pickle”. Want to find pickled eggs? They have it. Pickled olives? Sure thing! Pickled radishes? You know it!

But they aren’t just about giving them the pickle. There is also the pig. They dish out the pig in some many numerous delicious ways like the BLT with pork belly, ‘apocalypse sow’ pork burger, pork liver smear, pork shoulder tostadas, and the Cuban sammy … just to name a few.

This is a clever and tasty place that lives up to their own slogan – simple, humble, good.  Word.

ann at pig and pickle

 
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Posted by on 07/25/2015 in American

 

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