First Taste

Apple Pie Moonshine, Brisket Hash Nachos, and Quite Possibly the Best PBLT in the Valley at Bootleggers in North Phoenix

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: Bootleggers Location: 3375 East Shea Boulevard Open: About a month Eats: American Price: $11 to $30 per person

The first thing you should know about Bootleggers in North Phoenix is that there is a house made, 151-proof, apple pie moonshine so warm and smooth that when it knocks you on your ass (and it will), it's a little like getting loaded at meemaw's house.

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The second thing to know about Bootleggers is meat -- glorious, glorious meat.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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