Fired Up Grill: Happy Hour Report Card

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The Hummus Trio ($4.50 at happy hour) at Fired Up Grill is a testament to the bistro's obsession with spice: Be prepared for the rich and smoky Chipotle hummus - it bites back.

The Spot: Fired Up Grill, 7131 W. Ray Road, Suite 45, Chandler, AZ 85226. (480) 940-4040. firedupgrill.com

The Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Every Day

The Details: All 15 appetizers are half off, from the popular Mussels Marinara (regularly $9.99) to the classic Assorted Cheese Board ($11.99). Drinks are all $1 off, so you can pick from the extensive wine list or try one of the signature cocktails.   

The Interior: Fired Up Grill is located in the part of Chandler that is very nearly Tempe and very nearly Ahwatukee, just steps away from the very same Buca di Beppo where Fired Up owner (then Buca manager) Joe Busone's dismissal inspired a staff walkout that shut the restaurant down - an incident of solidarity that garnered national attention. Those same servers followed Busone to Fired Up Grill, and three years later, the restaurant still feels like one big family.

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The Baked Bruschetta ($4 during happy hour) is generously portioned and fresh.

The staff show the same cheerful investment in Fired Up as Busone himself, and can talk you through the particulars of any menu item. Inside, the space is split between an open section of tables and booths and a bar that wraps around to the extensive patio (the large glass sliding doors are often flung open to let the outside in, and misters work to cool the coming summer heat). The walls are painted soft golds and maroons, and the complimentary decor blends with the restaurant's dark woods. A flatscreen above the bar is tuned to sports.

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We listened as our server described the extensive behind-the-scenes preparation of the Chicken Flautas ($4.50) - no wonder you'll want to come back for more.

The Cost: Two appetizers and two glasses of wine (a list of $4.50's) will cost you just under $20 before tip.

Location Info

Fired Up Grill

7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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