Persepshen Opens in the Former Hula’s Modern Tiki Space

Helena WegnerOctober 15, 2019
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Husband and wife Jason and Katherine Dwight are bringing something new to the Uptown Phoenix area. The duo recently opened a restaurant and bakery called Persepshen – pronounced “perception” – in the space formerly known as Hula’s Modern Tiki on Central Avenue and Camelback Road.

Their menu reflects high-quality, farm-to-table recipes and will change daily to incorporate fresh, local and organic ingredients.

Persepshen spent two years at the Uptown Farmers Market selling sandwiches, smoked sausages, pickled vegetables, fresh bread and pastries made from scratch. The Dwights will continue to serve some of their popular items on the Persepshen menu including Just a Pig Stick and the overloaded chocolate chip cookie. Guests can look forward to fresh-baked pastries and desserts made in-house.

“We like to look at our menu as ordering family style, somebody can get a bite of a little bit of everything,” Katherine Dwight says.

She recommends the wood-grilled wild shrimp dish with roasted poblano, Oaxaca cheese, smashed pinto beans, flour tortillas, peanut salsa and chipotle crema.

Sustainability is also an important aspect of the restaurant. All take-out boxes and leftovers will be compostable. Katherine Dwight says it is important to “leave the world better than we found it.”

Dinner will be served Wednesday through Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. They plan to open the restaurant for brunch and lunch in the future.

4700 N. Central Ave.
602-935-2932, @persepshen


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