When someone's getting all up in your grill, the best thing to say is "You better step off! The surface temperature of grills can approach 550 degrees Fahrenheit—you shouldn't be standing on that thing!" Today's deal demonstrates a high regard for safety by leaving the grilling to the professionals: for $15, you get $30 worth of southwest-style cuisine and drinks at Fire & Spice Grill, located in the Sheraton Phoenix Airport Hotel Tempe.
Fire & Spice Grill features a full menu of regionally inspired cuisine, adding modern twists to traditional Native American artisan recipes, peppered with the robust flavors of Spain and Mexico. Countdown to the entree launch with a round of small plates to share, such as the Don Julio ravioli (tri-colored ravioli stuffed with queso fresco in a garlic white-wine cream sauce, $10) or the gambas al fuego (seared tiger prawns tossed with habanero butter and spicy southwest herbs, $11). For dinner, sink your teeth into an AZ spicy chicken sandwich (pan-seared chicken breast in a spicy red-chili sauce and sautéed celery, $10) or the Baron's burger with your choice of cheese ($11), or you can apply your chompers more cautiously to a succulent rack of Valley of the Sun Ribs (ancho-rubbed, hickory-barbecue-smothered ribs, slow roasted and finished on the grill, $24). Avoid accidentally poking your eye out with a piece of meat by poking your eye out with one of multiple vegetarian options such as the portobello enchiladas (zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, green onion, and poblano peppers, topped with asadero cheese and ancho sauce, $17).
The restaurant's cozy atmosphere mimics the old-world flair and innovation of its culinary counterpart. The décor is chic and contemporary while maintaining the warm comforts of home, without all the toys and husbands lying around. As you enjoy your meal from the delightful dining room, peruse Fire & Spice's full drink menu for something frozen and tropical, frothy and beerlike, or special and margarita-y to pair with the edible palate pleasers.
- Flavors inspired by Arizona lands fuse together to present exotic Southwestern dishes. Spices from Native American cuisine to Mexican fare combine to produce plates such as Chilean mango halibut, guacamole chicken pasta and an Arizona prime rib melt. – azcentral.com
- My beef enchiladas were very good, my date's filet was perfectly cooked, and the potato chowder and Gambas al Fuego that started the meal were excellent. – OpenTable VIP who dined on 2/12/2010