Old World Brewery ferments European-style brews with the occasional American twist ranging from light honey wheats to chocolaty dark porters. European malts give the crisp and light Nitro Blonde ale a semi-sweet taste and cryptic accent, and Columbus and Saaz hops characterize the floral essence and malty finish of the Four-Leaf Irish Red Ale.
A plug-and-play wine-tasting service, Raising Glasses LLC helps local nonprofit organizations, sports teams, and individuals navigate the choppy waters of today's economy with professional wine-tasting fundraisers. The Raising Glasses staff handles all aspects of each event, including securing a venue, providing the wines, and developing a marketing campaign to get the word out. In addition to its fundraisers, the company draws from a deep barrel of knowledge to pour wine education into open ears at in-home tastings and informative series. Customers can also use Raising Glasses for party-planning assistance, during which an expert will help chefs pair wines with meal courses and explain regional differences in tastes so hosts know what language to speak when asking a bottle to attend the party.
With its table and bottle service, live dance music, and 50-cent Corrona specials, El Parral is everything you'd want in a club. But that doesn't mean it's exclusive. Anybody can get down to boogie town on the dance floor, especially with the deep neon blue lights setting the scene. Should you want the presidential treatment, however, El Parral is more than happy to oblige. The club offers VIP treatment and bottle service, which is when your waiter is made entirely of bottles.
1,800 miles separate Jimmy's Red Hotz from classic hot dog stands in Chicago. Yet the menus would be nearly identical if compared side-by-side, even down to their broad shoulders and secret crush on Mike Ditka. That's because the house chefs specialize in Chicago's favorite street foods, from the Maxwell street polish topped with grilled onions and mustard to the Italian beef sandwich topped with sweet and hot peppers. The most famous food at this casual eatery is the classic Chicago-style Vienna Beef dog, which is dressed in a tuxedo of mustard, onion, relish, sport peppers, a pickle spear, a tomato, and a dash of celery salt. Outside of the Chicago staples, Jimmy's Red Hotz also offers burgers, salads, and chili cheese fries.
Though the flavors of the sea shine through on their menu, the chefs at Crab Zone decided to add a little more zing to their recipes. That's why the chefs give control over to the diners, letting them mix and match seasonings and spice levels on orders of boiled king crab and snow crab. Guests can create mild plate of Cajun-spiced shrimp or see whether crab with super-spicy garlic butter can make steam shoot out of their ears. Alongside these customized dishes, the kitchen serves up barbecued filets of sea bass, grilled salmon, and fresh raw oysters. The staff can also fry up batches of shrimp or calamari, a perfect pair for buckets of beer and pitchers of margaritas while watching sports on HDTVs throughout the restaurant.
Born from a vacant city morgue and an old pipe shop in 1929, Tom Higley's original burger joint and gin mill spent its existence harboring the discussions of local politicians. Today, having re-invented itself alongside an ever-developing downtown Phoenix, Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill persists as a spot where governors, mayors, and city-council members meet to trade neckties and dine among their community. The menu of the modern incarnation lodges original recipes, such as the 1929 brisket chili, along with meats prepared using one of the eatery's modern additions—an in-house smoker. A black-and-white-striped canopy shades guests relaxing on the balcony outside, and inside, a spacious bar gives way to the dining area, which stretches back past black-framed photos of some of the tavern's esteemed visitors.