Think you can’t have summer barbecues in the hot desert? Think you can’t afford a visit to a Four Seasons resort property? Think again. Proof, an American canteen, at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale is hosting them all summer long — and you don’t have to be an overnight guest to enjoy it.
These family-style barbecues come with everything you’d love in your own Phoenix backyard: food, drink, live musical entertainment with Jared Blackstone and local Arizona beer. Just drive over on one of every other Friday this June, July and August for the family-friendly fun. It’s for locals and visitors alike.
Executive Sous Chef Jesse Hansen developed the down-home menu, which includes rotating choices of cornbread hush puppies, mixed greens, charred corn and baked beans, barbecue ribs, honey-garlic grilled chicken, pulled pork and shrimp skewers. For dessert, you might be served a slice of peach strawberry pie. Drink it all down with an Arizona beer, among them the restaurant’s own signature Proof Pilsner or Mother Road Black IPA from Flagstaff.
The barbecues take place out on Proof’s patio, and casual dress is the appropriate attire. Indoors, the restaurant features an old-fashioned soda fountain, serving milkshakes, malts and floats, and also televisions and games for the entire family to enjoy.
Barbecue dates are as follows: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, August 1, August 15, and August 29.
Reservations: $38/per person; $6/per beer. Call (480) 513-5088.