71 American Grille
28615 N. El Mirage Rd., Peoria
Old Glory was displayed at the Washington Monument only after a 1971 presidential proclamation. 71 American Grille, on the other hand, has been star-spangled ever since opening in mid-2013. Red, white and blue-painted walls and tables coated with U.S. travel memorabilia smack of national pride, as does
Take your mouth on a
Southeast Asian tour while getting more Bangkok for your buck at these flavorful happy hours.
Sa Bai Modern Thai
4121 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix
First-time restaurateurs Eric and Atchara “Holly” Willis bucked convention when they transformed a cookie-cutter fast food building into a chic Asian bistro. Happy hour brings soft candlelight and $2 off
Breaking baguettes at a café on the Seine may be out of reach, but you can experience joie de vivre on the cheap at these local Francocentric restaurants.
36889 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree
As the casual outpost of Kevin Binkley’s eponymous fine dining restaurant, Café Bink boasts panoramic views of Carefree’s boulders breathtaking enough to rival the scenery at a Parisian
Skinny cocktails, healthy sliders and organic ingredients make for happy hours that do a body good.
525 S. Central Ave., Phoenix
The ghosts of blues legends and schoolgirls mingle at Steve and Andi Rosenstein’s hip warehouse hangout, where you’ll find a vintage resale