At Mad G’s Grill & Tavern, beer is considered the universal mixer, which is why the chefs pour it into pint glasses, cocktails, and pizza. Traditional drinkers can grab a domestic, craft, or bottled brew from the menu of more than 40 beers—including Deschutes Obsidian stout and The Lost Abbey—and those looking for a modern twist on the classic beverage can turn to the menu’s 12 beer cocktails, which come blended with other beers, liquors, and spices.
Mad G’s chefs also pour the hoppy drink into many of the menu’s pub-grub meals, which are served nightly until 2 a.m. Pabst Blue Ribbon makes an appearance in beer-battered appetizers, and Lumberyard IPA simmers around braised mushrooms. Even the crusts of the house pizzas are mixed with Mad G’s house brew, creating a distinctive taste beneath toppings of roasted garlic, marinated artichokes, and house-pulled mozzarella. As patrons appreciate brews in their medium of choice—whether it's in a cocktail glass, a slow-cooked chili, or impressionistically dribbled onto a napkin—they can partake in weekly events including pool tournaments, trivia nights, and fish racing.
Brosenbrus Cafe combines the convenience of a coffee bar with the cuisine of a refined sandwich shop, creating an ambiance that azcentral.com described as “young, hip and summer-session sedate.” In addition to brewing Cartel coffee, the cooks also artfully layer pulled pork, pickled vegetables, or hummus between slices of ciabatta or focaccia bread. Steven Gross described the culinary passion that he and co-owner Brad Stewart share, telling State Press Magazine, “whenever we’re around food we always want to experiment.”
This creative energy extends beyond the menu to the café’s clean, modern decor. Seating fills the high-ceilinged space, allowing patrons to enjoy their orders while sitting at one of the gleaming wooden tables, in a plaid armchair, or on the shoulders of an obliging employee.
Until the staff at Water 'n Ice can create a delicious mist, they'll continue to specialize in the water and ice forms of H2O. Transforming water into an impressive array of sweets, they whip up 40 flavors of ice cream and 60 flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice. They also craft treats including smoothies, milk shakes, italian ice, and strawberry pop rocks, which when mixed with soda results in earthquakes. Their BPA-free water bottles and reverse-osmosis-purified water keep clients healthy as they hydrate.
As a family-run restaurant in business since 1988, Kohinoor Cuisine of India treats guests as kin with a bounty of Indian dishes available buffet-style or a la carte. The array of entrees ranges from chicken and lamb dishes to plentiful vegetarian and vegan options. Indian beers help diners refresh their palates after taking a bite of a spicy entree or seeing how many sugar packets can balance on a tongue.
Twisted Sisters Sports Grille is a home-away-from-home for fans of the Denver Broncos, but fans of ASU, drink specials, Angus burgers, and hot wings will also find plenty to cheer about. Half-pound patties flip onto pretzel rolls, accompanied by smoked bacon, barbecue sauce, provolone, and other burger-friendly treats. Turkey, italian, ham, and club grinders, served with house-made potato chips, combine gooey cheese with crisply toasted bread, adding crunching sounds to the cheers of Sun Devils and Broncos fans and despairing wails of those who wanted to watch CSPAN.
Using local ingredients, Executive Chef Ryan Praedel incorporates classic Chinese flavors into dishes such as braised pork feet, garlic cabbage, and chicken gizzard skewers. To complement the chef's cuisine, Gluttons' bartenders man taps full of beer from local breweries and mix seasonal and custom cocktails such as the Angry Ginger, a blend of cinnamon-flavored whiskey, hard cider, and ginger ale. For an infusion of whatever scientists claim are in fruits and vegetables, the eatery blends smoothies chalk full of strawberry, banana, and avocado.