Ever since New Orleans found the wormhole in the depths of its grandmother's armoire, it's been hopping by Scottsdale in hopes of turning the town Cajun. Take a bite out of its base camp with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of authentic Louisiana cuisine at Jaspers Peak Bistro Bar & Grille, located in North Scottsdale.
Spicy up a day with Jaspers' authentic menu offerings, starting out with a southern classic such as deviled eggs (crab, capers, shallots, Creole mustard, and mayonnaise, $4). For a Cajun combination, try the blue bayou burger, with ground chuck, melted blue cheese, pickle, lettuce, tomato, Dijon, and remoulade served with fries or Jaspers gumbo ($11), or take on a house specialty with a dinner order of jambalaya (andouille sausage, gulf shrimp, chicken breast, onions, and green peppers over rice, $18). Trade the dolls and needles for a voodoo chicken pasta plate—boneless chicken breast, Cajun spices, pesto, garlic, spinach, bacon, white wine, and fire-roasted tomatoes over penne with parmesan ($17) alongside a cup of red beans and rice soup ($4).
Jaspers' upscale yet casual atmosphere allows diners to enjoy a meal without the twin horrors of the restaurant spectrum—panic attacks from forgetting one's monocle and panic attacks from being seated near a party of pantsless diners. Slip out to the patio for some atmospheric dining or cozy up to the full bar after dinner to further enhance the experience.
Valid for dine-in only.
Phoenix magazine named the bacon-wrapped meatloaf sandwich at Jaspers Peak Bistro Bar & Grille one of the best sandwiches in the valley. The Arizona Republic gave the restaurant a mixed review in 2007 but praised the appetizers. Yelpers award Jaspers Peak an average of 4.5 stars:
- What's not to like about the beignets ($6), crunchy, deep-fried fritters in daily savory flavors like cheese and tomato, or bacon, corn and cheese? – Howard Seftel, Arizona Republic
- They had us at “bacon-wrapped.” Meatloaf can be decadent on its own, but Jaspers ups the wow factor by using a mix of ground beef and ground pork along with a handful of grated Parmesan cheese. The loaf is wrapped in smoky bacon and baked to juicy perfection. But that’s not all. A slab of cheddar cheese is melted on top. The umpteen-calorie sandwich arrives open-faced, with a toasted ciabatta bun slathered with Dijon mustard and creamy remoulade and garnished with lettuce, tomato and pickle. – Gwen Ashley Walters, Phoenix