“Lovecraft has transformed its concept since it opened just over a year ago. Starting as a craft beer bar offering over 130 rotating beers, we realized quickly that our New Mexican menu was a hit and changed our small tapas-style menu into a full dinner menu. We combine our spicy, authentic New Mexico cuisine with smoked meats including prime rib, brisket, pork, chicken, and mushrooms for vegans. From carne adovada, green chile burrito, chimichangas to enchiladas, our menu pairs perfectly with a number of local brews, depending on the season and heat of the chiles.”
—Rebecca Golden, owner and chef
Brewery: Wren House
Name: Valley Beer
A real American lager. Brewed with flaked corn, American lager yeast and a touch of Saaz hops, this unfiltered American lager is incredibly sessionable yet equally memorable.
Name of Dish: Carne adovada
Cost of dish: $13
Carne adovada, a traditional dish of New Mexico is made with New Mexican hot red chile and its 12-hour pulled smoked pork. Once the pork is smoked, the cooks combine their homemade red sauce along with a number of different spices and lots of garlic and allow it to stew for hours. Served with fresh flour tortillas and homemade frijoles. Cool the spice off with a nice local American lager, Valley Beer from Wren House.
Lovecraft // Ale House. Bottle Shop. Smoke Kitchen., 3128 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix, 602.237.5046, lovecraftphx.com.