The Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 N.16th St., welcomes summer with new menus and dining experiences at its two signature restaurants, Rico’s American Grill and Hole-in-the-Wall.
Under the direction of the resort’s new Executive Chef and native Phoenician Rebecca Tillman, guests at Rico’s American Grill can enjoy a reenergized garden-inspired menu that celebrates fresh, locally sourced regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh herbs and produce picked from the restaurants’ urban gardens are incorporated into many dishes as each season allows.
New signature dishes at Rico’s American Grill include: the Squaw Peak Chopped Salad with roasted corn, pico de gallo, black beans, avocado, cojita cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds, and chile-lime vinaigrette; the Farm Burger, with an 8-ounce Arizona black angus beef patty, heirloom tomato, avocado, arugula, basil goat cheese, Jones Dairy Farm bacon, and fried egg on a golden brioche bun; and a Grilled Salmon filet with jalapeno polenta, piquillo-lime butter and baby green beans.
The signature summer drink is a Pomegranate Punch, featuring Grey Goose vodka, lemon juice, pure cane syrup, pomegranate juice, pineapple juice and ginger ale.
At the resort’s historic Hole-in-the-Wall smokehouse barbecue restaurant, slow-cooked meats are long-time favorites on the menu, from smoked brisket and St. Louis ribs to roasted chicken and pulled pork. While the slow-cooked favorites will continue, new menu items focus on small plates and lighter entrees that still deliver comfort food goodness.
New summer menu items at Hole-in-the-Wall include: Fried Green Tomatoes, with cornmeal-crusted green tomatoes, grilled corn succotash, and poblano buttermilk ranch; Navajo Fry Bread Salad, with grilled corn, pico de gallo, black beans, ancho honey vinaigrette served atop traditional fry bread; and a Slider Trio—one slider each of pulled pork, roasted chicken and chopped brisket.
The special summer drink, which is a must-try, is the Moonshine Beer Crawl—blackberry moonshine, lemonade, strawberry mix, and a float of Blue Moon beer.
For reservations at either location, call 602-997-2626. To view the full menus, visit www.pointehiltonsquawpeak.com and go to “Dining” under the “More” tab.