Though nearly everyone enjoys indulging in childlike comfort fare, dipping into chicken fingers hidden under your mattress since actual childhood might inadvertently bring Legomania out of remission. Rekindle a kid's palate with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of modern comfort cuisine and drinks at Jax Kitchen on North Oracle Road. Jax Kitchen is open for dinner every day but Monday.
Dinner diners flock to Jax to treat themselves to fresh, seasonal fare infused with year-round coziness. Feasts may launch with the soup of the day ($7) or a summer arugula salad, a host of roasted golden beets, fresh mozzarella, and toasty pine nuts drizzled in orange olive oil ($9). Duck-leg confit salad gratifies gourmet palates ($17), and fine-tuned favorites such as the hangar steak with rosemary mashed potatoes and lemon grilled rapini ($21) settle into comfort-craving stomachs as flawlessly as Cinderella's foot slips into a fuzzy house slipper. To satisfy a Janus-faced date, opt for an all-natural salt-crusted chicken for two, roasted to order and served with veggies and fries ($44).
While enjoying Jax's chic, welcoming interior with a friend, loved one, or awkward coworker, complement the cuisine with a glass of fine wine or a specialty cocktail from the enticing drink menu. Jax's Ice Water quenches Saharan thirst with refreshing Three Olives Citrus, New Amsterdam gin, fresh lemon, and lime ($9.50), and The Little Piggy, a concoction of apple-infused whiskey, honey simple syrup, and lemon, provides a sweet meal topper that beats a pixy stix–infused can of Mr. Pibb ($9.50).
Hailed by Phoenix magazine, among others, for its "mix of whimsy, talent, kitchen smarts and great service," Jax Kitchen concocts upscale comfort fare that blends the familiar with the sophisticated. The eatery’s seasonal dishes, featuring favorite foods of the owners and head chef Virginia Wooters, dress up new york strip steak with sunny-side quail eggs and load sea-scallop chowder with poblano peppers and house-made cornbread croutons. Inside the dining area, soft lighting illuminates each bite, and brick archways form the entrance to an outdoor patio area where patrons can sip cocktails and wines and inhale uninhibited amounts of oxygen.
7286 North Oracle Road
Tucson, AZ 85704