Each month, Local First Arizona + Get Your PHX meet up at new and emerging businesses around downtown Phoenix. Always free to attend, these gatherings encourage folks to discover, connect and support the places and business owners that make us proud to call Arizona home.
Visionary developers Tom Jetland and Mark Dillon continue to build exciting restaurants and bars in midtown... and we're totally okay with that! Join us on May 21st as we head out to their newest concept, Corduroy.
Inspired by the beautiful 1920’s architecture, the duo decided to theme their newest restaurant, Corduroy, after the iconic era. The kind of place where you’d find Jay Gatsby enjoying scallops and pancetta.
“We tried to respectfully design the building to retain it’s flair of the early era by allowing the rugged brick to shine through with era lighting, 20’s jazz music, time honored color schemes and a new art-deco tin ceiling to bring it back to it’s glory days.”
With more than a few successful restaurants under their belt, including Fez, Ticoz, Switch and Ibiza Café in Scottsdale, Jetland and Dillon continue to provide an unpretentious and approachable environment, starting with small plates. Portuguese Corn Dogs, Potato Croquettes and Spanakopita are just a few of the incredible choices and are an easy excuse for an after-work meet up with friends. The menu features shareable and creative smaller plates for a sense of communal dining. Making a splash are modern cocktails and prohibition classics. A Bees Knees, High Ball and Aviation are a surefire way to reset and unwind after a long day. Looking for something more “21st century” in the cocktail shaker? Corduroy’s Zurracapote combines Red Wine with Stone Fruit, Raisin Syrup, Triple Sec and Brandy… one sip and you’ll be a fan for life!
It’s true that Tom and Mark have their finger on the pulse of our city and they use that insight to create a more vibrant downtown. Corduroy is more than a restaurant, it’s a reason to meet and gather. Corduroy breathes new life into a historic space and is where new memories form. We’re excited to have Tom Jetland and Mark Dillon leading the way for how we interact with midtown Phoenix.
So break out your wingtips, fringe flapper dress and take a jorum of skee with Get Your PHX this May as we check out Corduroy, the best thing in Phoenix since prohibition was lifted.
When: Thursday, May 21st, from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Where: Corduroy: 2601 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 85004 Details: Light appetizers provided, cash/credit bar available. Free raffle ticket to all attendees. Click to sign up!