I usually think of eating something barbecued or smoked when visiting Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, but Chef Stephen Jones and his team are serving some lighter and healthier fare for the spring season that make a trip to this Downtown Phoenix establishment equally worthwhile. The ingredients for their avocado, blood orange, grapefruit, and wild greens salad are sourced locally. And the entree you shouldn’t miss at the moment is the crudo which is spiced up with pickled chiles and radishes. As always, their cocktail menu makes the meal complete with some of the best craft cocktails in town! I’m particularly fond of the Whiskey Richard and Lost Melody (which pairs particularly well with the lighter menu).
Local First Arizona and Get Your PHX are joining forces to introduce individuals to one-of-a-kind locally owned businesses opening up on a regular basis in central Phoenix. The goal is to show up, en masse, to support entrepreneurs who pioneer new restaurants, stores, bars, event spaces and good things for Phoenix.
On March 20th, Local First Arizona and Get Your PHX will host an event at the Groove on Grand to celebrate the re-birth of Grand Avenue.
Owners Laurie and Tom Carmody fell in love with the look and feel of Phoenix early on and have owned many recognizable locations in downtown Phoenix including what are now Modified Arts Gallery, Made Art Boutique, Shine Coffee, Carly’s Bistro, Eye Lounge and Oasis on Grand. They envision Grand Avenue growing as an integral piece to the arts district in downtown Phoenix.
The Groove is home to a collection of businesses including the Red House Pub, Kustumz Hairshop, Grand Ol’ Optics, Muse Gallery Boutique, ib2 Chocolate and a coffee roaster. The businesses are housed in small cabins that once served as German POW housing for soldiers during World War II.
WHAT: Get Your PHX March Meet Up
WHEN: March 20, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Groove on Grand, 1028 W. Grand Ave., Phoenix, 85003. Street parking is available.
MORE INFO: Free to attend. Drinks will be available for purchase. Raffle prizes will be given away including event tickets, a Localist membership to Local First Arizona and gift certificates to locally owned businesses.