Let’s face it, sometimes the time gets away from us and before you know it, it’s ten o’clock and all of your favorite restaurants are closed. So where does one go to get a late night meal in Phoenix? Here’s a list of places where you can dine late into the night.
Open until 1:30 a.m. seven nights a week, Hanny’s serves food like appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches and dessert until 1 a.m.
Copper Blues may be known for its more than 60 taps and live music, but they also serve a tasty bites late-night menu midnight to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Enjoy Irish fare like Shepherd’s Pie, corned beef and cabbage or one of their salads or sandwiches until midnight. Stay and enjoy a Guinness to wash it all down until 2 a.m. seven days a week.
Another downtown Phoenix Irish pub, Turf serves their regular menu until 10 p.m. and appetizers until 12 a.m., Sunday – Thursday, then Friday and Saturday you can enjoy the regular menu until 11 p.m. and appetizers until 1 a.m. The bar serves drinks until 2 a.m daily.
Popular food truck Short Leash Dogs now has a permanent eatery where you can enjoy their naan wrapped gourmet hot dogs. Sit…Stay is located on Roosevelt Row and has an expanded menu of gourmet hot dogs, corn pups, soups, salads and more. They also share space with The Pie Hole, the permanent location of Mama Toledo’s food truck.
With the nearest beach being just over 200 miles away, there are not many seafood based restaurants in Phoenix. Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend restaurant, located at The Yard brings fresh seafood to Phoenix with a retro New England flair.
My husband and I decided Little Cleo’s would make for a nice little date night. We made reservations ahead of time since it’s a small restaurant and it had been busy the last time we went by. When you walk in, you’re greeted by fresh oysters placed in an iced display case. The feel of Little Cleo’s is what you would expect of a fish house, albeit a little more sophisticated.
We had heard rave reviews of the Warm Jar of King Crab and Butter w/ Grilled Bread ($21) so we started our meal with that. It was delicious and the crab meat was perfectly sweet.
Although fall temps have officially arrived in Phoenix, locals are often alerted to the start of the season by the appearance of pumpkin flavored food and drinks. Now that we’re well into October, there are plenty of places in Phoenix to get your pumpkin fix.
(Please keep in mind many of these items are seasonal and may or may not be available when you visit. It’s best to call and check first.)
During the month-long CALA Alliance Festival, the area's Latino community is celebrated with a variety of artistic, culinary and musical events. One of the highlights of the festival is ¡Sabor! A Culinary Journey of the Americas, where top chefs from around the state put their personal touches on signature dishes from the Americas.
We'll be bringing you sneak peeks of ¡Sabor! over the coming weeks with recipes from some of the chefs participating in the event. So don't fret if you can't make it to the event, as you'll be able to whip up these tasty dishes yourself. Today we feature Roberto Madrid, Executive Chef at deseo.
Chef Madrid hails from Northern Mexico and began his culinary career in Scottsdale over 30 years ago. He has lead the culinary team at deseo since 2006 where his passion for Latino cooking is reflected in their fare.
4 oz Ahi tuna, ¼” dice
4 oz Lobster meat, chopped
4 oz Yellowtail, ¼” dice
4 Tbsp Fried onions, chopped
1 oz Small diced ripe mango
2.5 oz Kewpie sauce (recipe follows)
2 ea Limes (juice)
4 Tbsp Chives
4 Tbsp Green
2 Tbsp Slicked pickled jalapeños
1 oz Chili oil
1 Taro root, medium
4 oz Japanese mayonnaise
1 oz Ponzu
1 oz Yuzu juice
1 tsp Togarashi
In a medium size mixing bowl combine yellowtail and lobster, marinate in fresh lime juice; add kewpie sauce, fried onion, mango and chives. In a separate mixing bowl, mix diced Ahi tuna with chili oil, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper. In each taco shell place yellowtail and lobster mix, top with tuna and finish with a slice of pickled jalapeño.
Kewpie Sauce Directions:
Combine all ingredients well
Labor Day means a break from work, so no brown bagging it or braving the lunch rush that day. Whether you’re relaxing at home or throwing a party, Salty Sow, District American Kitchen and Wine Bar, and The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort have provided these tasty Labor Day recipes which make a perfect 3-course meal for your day of relaxation.
Appetizer: Summer Farm Salad from Salty Sow
½ ounce - baby kale
½ ounce - baby arugula
½ ounce - baby spinach
1 ounce - pt. reyes blue cheese crumbles
1 ounce - pickled red onions
½ ounce - candied almonds
1 ounce - bacon lardons, warm
1 ounce - avocado
1 ounce - white balsamic vinaigrette
1 each - soft boiled egg