Arizona Breakfast Weekend to feature Scottsdale eateries

Photo by Grace Stufkosky

Photo by Grace Stufkosky

Often lauded as the most important meal of the day, Valley chefs and restaurateurs are uniting this spring for a first-of-its-kind event: Arizona Breakfast Weekend.

Arizona Breakfast Weekend hits eateries July 30-August 2. Diners will enjoy special dishes at breakfast and brunch spots offered at $7, $15 and $25 price points.

According to a press release, confirmed restaurants so far include: Paul Martin’s, Virtu, Distrito, Proof at The Four Seasons, Perk Eatery, Chase’s Diner, Kale & Clover: Mindful Kitchen, Rusconi’s American Kitchen and all Valley locations of Wildflower Bread Company, The Good Egg and First Watch.

A full list of participating restaurants and menus will be available in late June/early July at www.arizonabreakfastweekend.com, according to the release. In the meantime, check www.facebook.com/azbreakfastweekend for frequent updates.

Breakfast Weekend will feature three dining price points and each restaurant that participates will select what they are offering from one of these options:

  • The Breakfast Bundle will include an over-the-top bundle of breakfast favorites for $7.
  • The Brunch Lite will include a mini-brunch style dish and Bloody Mary or Mimosa at most locations for $15.
  • Brunch will be a traditional resort-style brunch offering with all the bells and culinary whistles for $25.

Some restaurants may choose to offer a “breakfast for dinner” option on July 30 and 31, according to the release.

“We see significant opportunities for operators – both independents and chains – around the breakfast day part,” stated ARA president and CEO, Steve Chucri, in the release. “This is certainly a great opportunity for casual and family dining restaurants to expand or even break into breakfast and brunch menus.”

Perk Eatery Co-Owner Pauline Martinez is offering diners a chance to taste a new dish—Chimichurri Hash and Eggs—during ABW: sweet potato and Yukon gold potatoes with spring peas, garlic and onion hash topped with two eggs, crumbled feta, chipotle crema and fresh chimichurri sauce.

“We are well known for our breakfast and I was inspired by Arizona Breakfast Weekend to create a dish that our patrons have never experienced and attract new diners to the restaurant,” stated Ms. Martinez.

Breakfast Weekend offers diners the chance to taste fresh, local ingredients from partners like presenting sponsor, Hickman’s Eggs, according to the release.

“An event like this is new to the Valley, but we are confident that it will be embraced with open arms by food-lovers,” stated Mr. Chucri.

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