Grassroots Kitchen and Tap of Phoenix – Scottsdale AZ is worth a Fork


The decor and the cuisine is rustic American that’s slightly modern and slightly Southern American. The cuisine isn’t fancy but is well crafted and always delicious. Craft beer and wine are also on tap.

There are two locations of this restaurant. One in Phoenix AZ and one in Scottsdale AZ. I’ve been to both. The experience is similar except that the Phoenix location has a patio.

It was a perfect day for outside dining so we were seated on the comfortable patio. I ordered the Scottish Salmon with a half salad.


The salmon had a tasty char and was flaky and moist. The salad was an interesting chopped  salad with a lot of crunch textures and flavors.

My husband had the BBQ Brisket with Jalapeño Cheddar Grits. It’s one of his favorites here he’s ordered it a few times.


Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

I tasted a piece of brisket and it was tender and moist with the right amount of smoke. It seemed succulent but wasn’t too fatty. It was seasoned just right. The grits were cheesy with a little heat and a LOT of flavor.

One of the specialties of the house are the house made pies. They offer a pie of the day and always offer the key lime pie.


The key lime pie here is not too sweet but just sweet enough. It’s smooth, tangy and creamy with a great mouth feel. The crust is nice and tasty. It thin and made with graham cracker. It’s the best key lime pie I ever had.

Other plates we tried at The Grassroots Kitchen and Tap were-


Roasted Chicken Waldorf Salad – A very detailed salad with lots of ingredients such as, arugula, spinach, apple, radish, cranberries, raisins, onion, candied pecans. This salad eats like a meal and is very satisfying.

Blackened Fish of the Day Sandwich (Ono)

Blackened Fish of the day (Ono) Sandwich with Fancy Tri-Color Cauliflower Salad.


On another day  the Blackened Fish Sandwich was Maui Maui Fish with a green bean salad.


Shrimp Po Boy with Jalapeño Cheddar Grits.


Pumpkin Pie…(forking YUM!)


The Apple Pie was just as Good!

I like that this restaurants offers many fish dishes, lots of salads, interesting side dishes and they offer an assortment of meat entrees too.

Nothing is too fancy that I had so far but everything was prepared well and seasoned nicely.

Service was friendly and efficient on each visit I had.

Grassroots Kitchen and Tap is Worth a Fork

Your most likely not going to drive across town to dine here but if your in the neighborhood this place is suggested.

If you don’t have anything decent near you then you might drive across town to dine here. If your in the neighborhood this place is suggested.

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The Forking Truth

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