“Our aim at Ironwood American Kitchen is to give guests elevated comfort food rooted in Arizona’s farmland heritage. We are casual and almost Arizona’s version of a bistro. One element that really sets us apart: Our renowned chefs are inspired by the local farmers and artisans who produce the season’s freshest flavors and highest-quality ingredients: organic fruits, heirloom vegetables, sustainable pasture-raised meats, heritage grains and farmstead cheeses. It only made sense to pair locally inspired ingredients with local beers. As such, our menu is fairly focused on showcasing the best of our local beer scene, including seasonal options from across the state and our personal favorites, including Papago Orange Blossom, Tower Station IPA, Wren House Spellbinder IPA, Helton Boysenberry Sour and more.”
—Karma Tsepal, general manager of Ironwood American Kitchen
Brewery: Wren House Brewing Company
Name: Big Spill Pils
This locally brewed Pilsner is intentionally designed to be light, crisp and flavorful. It uses Nelson and Galaxy hops. It’s unfiltered and dry hopped, which adds great color, body and a bold hop aroma. The hit of acid is also a kick to the taste buds. Together, the flavors all play off of each other, making it well balanced and perfect for the hot Arizona summers, not to mention a treat for multiple senses.
Name of Dish: Double Stack Burger
Ground in house from a brisket blend, this is the classic all-American burger with American cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion and secret sauce on a seeded bun. Despite being one of five restaurants at the 750-room Princess, Ironwood American Kitchen features local produce and purveyors, which is part of what makes this pairing a great marriage. A light, cool, crisp Pilsner paired with a hearty, locally sourced burger makes for the perfect poolside meal.
Ironwood American Kitchen
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, 480.585.4848, scottsdaleprincess.com