Federal American Grill to open in Scottsdale January 2023
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Federal American Grill will open in the Scottsdale 101 shopping center — found at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd. — in January 2023, complete with brunch, lunch and dinner menus.
Fans of the Houston-based dining brand know they can look forward to experiencing warm, southern hospitality with an extensive menu that ranges from comfort plates, steaks, pasta, seafood and all-American burgers, according to a press release.
“We are so honored to be opening in a community as awesome as Scottsdale,” said Matt Brice, Federal American Grill founder and CEO, in a prepared statement. “We’re eager to introduce this area to our obsessed hospitality, great food and craft cocktails. No matter what your request, yes is always our answer. We can’t wait to get involved and give back to the community surrounding our new location.”
Mr. Brice is especially excited to be working with his longtime friend and operating partner Steve Parker, who lives in Arizona and will be running the Scottsdale digs.
“I can’t wait to meet all of our new neighbors and community members as soon as we open,” Mr. Parker said.
The Federal name has been in the family since the 1960s and stems from the Brice family’s obsession with hospitality, great food and ensuring a fun environment for guests, proponents of the brand contend.
The menu is a tribute to classic American cuisine. Signature dishes include a fun appetizer selection including a half-baked chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream, fried cheeseburger egg rolls and a signature jumbo lump crab cake.
The lunch and dinner menu features favorites like the truffle-stuffed chicken with herb creamy cheese filling, mashed potatoes, broccolini and white truffle as well as Thai shrimp and cheese grits with blackened citrus shrimp, Manchego cheese grits, Thai citrus glaze and wontons.
Other standout items include a delicious selection of protein bowls, salads, steaks and seafood — and, of course, the “Federal Burger.”
The cocktail program at The Federal is crafted so that guests have the perfect drink for their meal or time of day. Diners who order the Flaming Oldie, created with Elijah Craig bourbon, house bitters, 151-brûléed orange and cherry, will be delighted by the smoky cocktail prepared tableside. Other notable drinks include the “Bourbon Peach Smash,” “Rosemary Blush,” “Paper Plane” and more.