Opening in Scottsdale on Monday, Sept. 26, Wally’s American Gastropub, 7704 E. Doubletree Ranch Road, is a fresh new twist on a longtime Valley favorite.
Previously known as Wally’s American Pub ‘n Grille (and now owned by Wally’s son, Christopher Collins), the new Wally’s American Gastropub features a fresh-yet-familiar look and a chef-crafted menu combining the best classic Wally’s dishes with modern takes on all-American pub favorites.
Wally’s American Gastropub is just the latest addition to the Valley-based Common Ground Culinary, a fast-growing collection of neighborhood restaurants and bars. Led by chef/owner, Christopher Collins, Wally’s American Gastropub joins existing Common Ground Culinary restaurants, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap in Phoenix and Scottsdale, and Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar in Scottsdale.
Plus, Common Ground has announced plans to open an all-new concept, a gourmet ice cream shop, later this year. As for the original Wally’s American Pub ‘n Grille in Phoenix, it is not a part of Common Ground Culinary and will continue to be independently operated by Wally Collins.
“I literally grew up in the kitchen of my father’s restaurants,” says Common Ground Culinary’s Christopher Collins, “so no one knows better than me how Wally’s brings people together for great food and drinks served in a friendly atmosphere.
“But we felt it was important to evolve with today’s diners by incorporating tasty new recipes and farm-fresh ingredients into Wally’s menu of classic pub dishes.”
Most important, Mr. Collins says, “we’ve kept all your longtime Wally’s favorites, from the daily soup specials and the signature S’Macs (skillet mac and cheese), to the Classic Meatloaf and the Root’s Baby Back Ribs, while adding exciting new options like house-made pastas, shareable starters and several gourmet new Evening Entrées available after 5 p.m.”
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