It’s no secret that Salty Sow is one of my favorite places to enjoy a great meal and creative cocktails. There’s so many fabulous options, I find myself wanting to devour everything on the menu. One thing is for sure, I always start with a great cocktail and end with a decadent dessert.
Recently, I was invited to join a few of my fellow foodie friends/writers/bloggers to sample some of the tasty and innovative creations Salty Sow serves up.
We started out sampling a cocktail Wallow-Their signature Blanche Frozen margarita drenched in Sunbru. A perfect summer drink, that reminded me of a citrus kissed beer. We enjoyed our Wallow with a sampling of the Truffled Deviled Eggs which is topped with their own bacon. Not gonna lie, I always eat more than one!
The first time I fell in love with Brussels Sprouts was at Salty Sow, when I tried the Crispy Brussels Sprout Leaves with golden raisins and pecorino cheese. I’ve also turned several other people into fans after trying them. When we tried the Crispy Brussels Sprouts Salad with candied almonds, dried cranberries and Parmigiano-Reggiano. I found another new favorite and devoured every morsel.
One item on the menu that has always caught my eye was the Crispy Chicken Thighs all natural chicken, with fried smashed potatoes with neck bone gravy. The chicken thighs were tender and juicy inside with crispy skin and the neck bone gravy was packed with flavor. The Slow Cooked Beef Shoulder served with creamy Yukon Gold mashed potatoes with glazed root vegetables topped with a fried egg was melt in your mouth delicious. Speaking of melt in your mouth delicious, I’ve ended my meal on more than one occasion with their Chocolate Truffle Cake with sweet cream and berries, which is any chocolate lovers dream.
Not gonna lie, I ate at Salty Sow three times in one week last month. On all three visits I dined with different friends or family members, who also plan to go back. I suggest going during Happy Hour, so you can enjoy a great cocktail, like one of my favorites, Rosemary’s Piglet made with Pomegranate juice, rosemary syrup and bubbles. The Happy Hour menu also serves up some great bites like the Honey Rosemary Dipped Fried Chicken served with a house made biscuit or Pork Belly Tacos topped with a fried egg.
I have so many favorite dishes on the menu, it’s difficult to name them all. There’s one thing that’s for sure, whenever I dine at Salty Sow, I eat like a pig and never feel guilty.
Salty Sow is located at 4801 E Cactus Rd in Phoenix on the SE corner of Tatum and Cactus.
Happy Hour is served every day from 4-6:30pm. saltysow.com
*Although one of my recent visits was complimentary, I have dined at Salty Sow on several occasions and the comments provided are genuine and were in no way impacted by a comped meal. I will gladly go back (and hope it’s tomorrow) and pay for fabulous food.