Tonight: TK's Urban Tavern Debuts at Scottsdale Quarter

I think I'd like to stop in soon for a glass of wine at TK's Urban Tavern, which opens to the public tonight at the Scottsdale Quarter (and has really been on a roll this week, with three other openings, and a closing. Whew!).

"People are doing backflips when they see our prices" on wines by the glass, says Brian Pierce, who co-owns the relaxed American eatery with Tom Kelly. He says he's picked some good ones, all going for $8 to $10 a glass, and an average of $30 a bottle.

Not to mention, I'm looking forward to trying chef Patrick Fegan's casual, tasty-looking American menu. (Fegan's an alum of such places as Fiamma, Olive & Ivy, and Gallo Blanco).


How about starting off with melted leeks, onions, bacon, and chipotle crema, some ale-battered onion rings, or maybe a pretzel from MJ Bread, served with mustard dip? Yes, yes, and yes.

There are also thin-crust pizzas, several sandwiches (pulled pork with apple slaw, and a BLT with applewood bacon and a fried egg), and entrees like pan-seared ahi with soy caramel; grilled steak salad with truffled balsamic dressing; crispy mozzarella on a bed of arugula; and housemade pasta with braised short rib, oven-dried tomato, spinach, and Parmesan. There are also $5 kids' meals that include an entree, side dish, and scoop of ice cream.

Half a dozen beers on tap include Flagstaff's Lumberyard IPA and Four Peaks' 8th St. Ale; there are 12 more by the bottle.

For now, TK's is doing dinner only from 5 to 10 p.m., but will start lunch by the end of next week, with hours from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more info, call 480-664-0873.

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