11 Fourth of July Specials at Metro Phoenix Restaurants
Salty Sow Candied pork belly with collard greens
Don't feel like doing the grilling this July 4th? Get a healthy buzz of all-American pride by supporting a local business. One of these 11 metro Phoenix establishments will be happy to help you put together the perfect feast of food and beer. A couple of restaurants offer a spectacular view of fireworks displays around town, and others will pack up the food to takeaway to your boozy backyard party.
The menu crafted by executive chef Richard Valazquez at Salty Sow -- including pastrami salmon with mustard-dill crème fraiche and Green Eggs & Ham with grits and parmesan basil -- is a celebration of American flavors. Entrées including milk-braised pork shoulder, crisp chicken thighs with neck bone gravy and fried smashed potatoes, and candied pork belly with collard greens and soy balsamic syrup (pictured above) are buy one, get one free beginning at 4 p.m. Book a table by calling 602-795-9463.
Also serving buy one get one entrées is Roaring Fork in Scottsdale. You can't go wrong with all-American entrées like the Big Ass Burger with longhorn cheddar, pepper bacon, and roasted poblano peppers; spit-roasted pork chop with tomato jam and pork jus; and boneless buttermilk-fried chicken with mashed potatoes and peppercorn fried chicken. For reservations, call 480-947-0795.
Although Petite Maison will be closed on Independence Day, the French restaurant is offering a Take & Make Lobster Boil, including ingredients, cooking instructions, bibs, and picks. For $55, you can get 2 pounds of live whole Maine lobster to take home and wrestle with, garlic new potatoes, jumbo asparagus, corn wheels, clarified butter, lemons, and a peach tartlet. Lobsters can be pre-cracked by request. Order by noon on Tuesday, July 2. Pick-up on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. or on the Fourth of July from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 480-991-6887 to order. Chef James Porter has also crafted a prix fixe holiday menu to be served that weekend: Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7.