The Arrogant Butcher

The Arrogant Butcher
CityScape Downtown, 2 E Jefferson #150
Phoenix, AZ 85004

We have a confession, we love the Fox Concepts restaurants, and the Arrogant Butcher is no exception! Located in Downtown across from US Airways Center, we would make a point to stop here before or after and event. The setting is perfect for a girls night out, a dinner date before a game, or a people watching lunch. What we love about this new Downtown hotspot is the elegant spin on comfort food. If you like pretzels, you must try the Soft Pretzel & Provolone Fondue. You don't even want to know the calorie count, but we're skipping lunch before we go here again just so we can eat them all and still have room for dinner!

I crave salty and savory food more than sweets, and the Crab Stuffed Chicken, with it's lemon caper sauce on top of a bed of spinach was so amazing I kept picking at it long after I was full (finally I told the waitress to take it away from me so I'd stop trying to eat more - and I'm not a girl that's afraid to actually eat and enjoy food in front of a guy!). My date had the Beef Short Rib Stew, and what a punch of flavor! There was an intensity to the stew without being overwhelming, and the fried egg on top made it more exotic than just a bowl of soup.

The biggest question in my mind is not whether I'll be coming back to the Arrogant Butcher (you better believe this is the before AND after plan if I can get someone to go to the NKOTB/Backstreet Boys concert with me), but rather what I'll try next even though I still want another bite of the crab stuffed chicken! In fact, I may have to make sure I visit on different days over the next few months so I can sample some of the daily specials, like the Monday Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes or the Thursday Fried Chicken and Honey Biscuits. Next time, I'm also saving room for dessert, because this butcher has a reason for his arrogance, and I'm coming back for more!
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