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Liberty Station to Open in February 2017

Posted on: January 16th, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

With the transition into a new year, excitement always flourishes when we find out of a new restaurant opening. 2016 was a big year for new restaurant and we already have an inkling that 2017 is going to bring even bigger news and changes. One of those restaurants is sure to be Liberty Station.

The new restaurant is being promoted as an American tavern and smokehouse and is set to open up in February. Liberty Station comes to us from the same founders of Market Street Kitchen in DC Ranch and Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops in Omaha, Nebraska.

Liberty Station Chef Michael Hunn

Photo Credit: Christina Barrueta

The restaurant will be open everyday for lunch and dinner, Liberty Station will serve American comfort food with local touches, including several nods to the Keeler family’s Boston roots. The bar at Liberty Station will offer vintage cocktails created in an absolutely classic fashion, and regional craft beers, plus a full collection of wine selections.

Acclaimed Executive Chef Michael Hunn and Chef de Cuisine Dan Watts will head the kitchen. The pair has formed a menu using many locally sourced ingredients, which involve creative “shareable” appetizers, sandwiches, pasta and salads. Entrees will present fresh seafood, steaks and chops. Liberty Station will smoke many of their high quality meats from Creekstone Farms on a custom-made smoker (made by Camelback Smokers), openly featured on the west side patio of the restaurant.

What about the menu at Liberty Station?

With a vast assemblage of menu offerings, we have a sneak peek at some of the highlights for you.

Tavern Mac & Cheese with cheddar cream, bacon breadcrumbs and Pasilla chiles, $10 (shared appetizer).

Piggy Wings, grilled pork shank with sticky BBQ sauce, $9 (shared appetizer).

Liberty Chopped Salad, with white balsamic dressing, roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds and pepitas, $8

Boston Lobster Roll with lemon aioli and celery on a brioche roll, $18 (lunch menu).

All American Chicago Hot Dog with mustard, tomato, onion, house relish and sport peppers, $8 (lunch menu).

Chopped Brisket Grilled Cheese with smoky cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese and a grilled tomato, $12 (lunch menu).

New England Clam Boil with Littleneck clams, rock shrimp, new potatoes, corn and hot link sausage, $24 (dinner menu).

Kobe Meatloaf with shoestring onions, ketchup vinegar glaze and mashed potatoes, $17 (dinner menu).

The smoker will produce delicate and mouth-watering Texas brisket, Carolina pork shoulder, St. Louis spare ribs, Jidori chicken, turkey breast, seasonal squash, hot links and beef ribs.

Vegans and vegetarians will find tantalizing options at Liberty Station including a vegan gnocchi with smoked squash, roasted bell peppers, fried sage and roasted mushrooms, $17 (dinner menu) or the vegan pulled Portobello sandwich on Udi’s bread. Many salads can be prepared vegan or vegetarian as well. In addition, Liberty Station offers more than 20 gluten-free options on the menu.

“Liberty Station is truly the definition of ‘neighborfood.’ You will enjoy a scratch-made meal that is relatable and incredibly tasty, while greeting friends and neighbors in our very comfortable dining room. We’ll have community tables, a very large bar and two patios. We want our neighbors to become friends at Liberty Station,” said Paul Keeler, President of Keeler Hospitality Group.

Job Fair at Liberty Station

If you are looking for a new gig, Liberty Station will be holding a job fair on January 23rd and 24th from 10am until 12pm and at 6pm until 8pm. They will be hiring for the front and back of the house, about 40 positions overall. Applicants are asked to bring their resumes and be prepared for an interview.

Liberty Station | 34522 N. Scottsdale Road | Scottsdale | 85262

Liberty Station will open daily for lunch at 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Dinner service begins at 5:00 p.m. nightly. Happy Hour is offered at the bar Monday – Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Brunch will be served Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Are you excited for the opening? Already have a dish you can’t wait to try? Let us know!

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© Taryn Jeffries 2017

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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