Now that we’ve all dusted off the ol’ grill and eaten our fair share of barbecue (not to mention all of the seasonal sides, deserts and drinks) in a feeble attempt to enjoy the summertime like the rest of the country, here comes July. Not to worry, it’s all about grand openings and summer menus this go-round. Here’s a redux of this week’s happenings in our favorite food blogs:
First, the newly opened and soon to open:
Chow Bella has introduced us to Mad G’s Grill & Tavern in Tempe. Brought to you by Allen and Traci Thompson, owners of The Grind and Chick Rotisserie & Wine Bar, this new spot off of Broadway and Mill opened June 15.
This past week marked the opening of The Habit Burger Grill‘s fourth Phoenix location, which nearly rounds out the new assortment of eateries at the corner of 7th Avenue and McDowell Road in Phoenix.
On the list for July grand openings is Squash Blossom, a dog-friendly patio cafe and urban grill in downtown Phoenix.
Second, get out of the kitchen and break up your routine by choosing from a seasonal menu for a limited time:
This week Mouth By Southwest has the deets on new menu items and summer exclusives, including the return of the Summer Sampler at Sauce. This includes a pizza, a salad, and two glasses of wine for $20. The offer, available all day every day, runs through Sept. 11. Dave & Buster’s has also introduced new menu items, including the South Philly Burger, a Black & Bleu Burger, Pretzel Dogs and a Lawnmower Salad.
Phoenix Bites spotlights the summer fare of Elements at The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. Iron Chef America winner, Beau MacMillan, features his three amazing courses for $39 per person (excluding tax, gratuity and beverages). Offer in effect through August 31. If it’s brunch you’re after, SOL Mexican Cocina in now offering weekend baja brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Get the menu and details here, courtesy of Phoenix Bites.