Autumn in the Valley of the Sun means two things — it’s still hot and Fall Arizona Restaurant Week (ARW) is back! The Arizona Restaurant Association (ARA) is pleased to announce its bi-annual 10-day culinary event, offered at participating dining establishments around the state, takes place Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 25.
“Our Arizona Restaurant Week events are a fantastic deal for diners that want to explore Arizona’s culinary scene at a fraction of what they would pay on a normal visit,” says Arizona Restaurant Association president and CEO Steve Chucri. “This allows the dining community to support the hospitality industry — which is still recovering from the devastating impact of COVID-19, price increases and labor shortages — while enjoying a fantastic menu not usually offered at these establishments. It’s a win-win for everyone and we greatly appreciate the support of our loyal culinary enthusiasts.
Arizona Restaurant Week serves as a culinary tasting tour around the state. Not only is this a time for restaurants to highlight the incredible and widely varying talents of their chefs, but it’s also an opportunity for the ARA to showcase the vast array of unique dining choices the state has to offer — all while presenting diners with an incredible meal for a great value.
Fall Arizona Restaurant Week features specific three-course menus offered at three price points — $33, $44 and $55 per person. During ARW, many restaurants present new items on their prix fixe menus that are not normally offered at the restaurant. This allows chefs to really flex their culinary muscles, and use limited supply ingredients and very seasonal items, while giving diners a chance to get adventurous and try something new.
In addition to the three-course ARW menus, many restaurants also offer wine pairing selections to accompany each dish for an additional cost. Takeout is also available at participating restaurants.
More than 100 restaurants are already committed to the 2022 Fall Arizona Restaurants Week. Returning ARW establishments include:
• Ajo Al’s (multiple valley locations)• Arrowhead Grill • Buck & Rider • CIELO Restaurante • Grassroots Kitchen & Tap • Hearth 61 • Liberty Market • MATCH Market & Bar • Rusconi’s American Kitchen • Sante • Urban Margarita • Zinburger… and many more!
The ARA is also pleased to welcome first-time ARW participants including Etta, Huss Brewpub + To-Go, Bisutoro and Obon Sushi Ramen Bar. Other newer restaurants joining the line-up include the larter and the delta and Neighborly Public House. ARA always welcomes new and returning restaurants to participate in Arizona Restaurant Week.
A complete list of Fall Arizona Restaurant Week participants and their menus will be posted via arizonarestaurantweek.com. As new restaurants are added, the website will be updated to reflect the most comprehensive list of choices.