5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Fourth of July in Metro Phoenix

Independence Day is almost here, and if observing fireworks in the heat isn't your thing, maybe enjoying some deals on local food and drinks is. From a three-course gourmet meal to a barbecue takeout deal, head to one of these metro Phoenix restaurants to celebrate the Fourth of July. 

Sprinkles Cupcakes

For a sweet Fourth of July offering, head to Sprinkles in Scottsdale for its special holiday-themed cupcakes. Sink you teeth into red velvet and lemon blueberry cupcakes that will be decked out for Independence Day with patriotic stars. The regular cupcake menu is also available. Cupcakes cost $3.75 each. Sprinkles will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday. For more information, visit Sprinkles' website. 

Ingo’s Tasty Food

Central Phoenix's Ingo Tasty Food will be grilling up $4 burgers in honor of the Fourth. Guests can enjoy these on the restaurant's picnic garden patio or at the indoor counter. Options include the Farmer’s Daughter Burger topped with dijon sauce, fol epi, and sauerkraut, or the Paris Texas Burger that includes housemade apple barbecue sauce, cheddar, Nueske’s bacon, lettuce, and dill pickle – all served with a Strauss grass-fed beef patty. The $4 burger deal is good for one burger per customer. For more information, visit Ingo's Tasty Food's website

Social Tap Eatery 

One of Old Town Scottsdale's newest sports bars, Social Tap Eatery, is hosting a Backyard Bar B Que on July 4. The restaurant will offer barbecue plates including smoked brisket and barbecue pulled pork, $4 Red, White, and Blue frozen cocktails, $4 select beers, and a cornhole tournament on the patio. Social Tap Eatery will be open on July 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. There is no cover or event fee. For more information, call 602-432-6719 or visit Social Tap Eatery's website.  

J&G Steakhouse 

If you want to go fancy during this July holiday, head to J&G Steakhouse inside the Phoenician Resort for a three-course feast paired with sweeping view of fireworks shows from across the Valley. Sample courses include the watermelon gazpacho starter or a two-fisted braised short-rib sandwich topped with arugula, horseradish, capers, mayo, and roasted beets that's served with a side of French fries. Finish off the night with your choice of house-made desserts such as cinnamon doughnuts with strawberry-lager jam or popping cherry pie. Then wash it all down with specially priced bottles of wine, including premium sections from two of America's top wineries, Far Niente and Frank Family of Napa Valley. Or sip and savor one of J&G's Fourth of July cocktails, such as the Orange Elderflower Cosmo, Zi, or a New York Sour. This will menu will be served from 5 to 10 p.m. Tickets cost $45 per person. For more information, visit J&G Steakhouse's website


If you don't feel like cooking this Independence Day, consider ordering one of Bobby Q's special "July Four" to-go orders. One order includes one pound of hand-sliced smoked prime beef brisket, one pound of seasoned pulled pork, six large barbecue buns, and one five-ounce bottle of Bobby Q's signature barbecue sauce. The package costs $35, and Bobby Q will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit Bobby Q's website

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