Calling all desert-dwelling dessert lovers! Celebrate National Root Beer Float Day (Saturday, August 6th, 2016) at TEXAZ Grill, where you can scoop up a gourmet root beer float for only $5. Made with rich, craft-brewed Abita Root Beer and creamy Vanilla Ice Cream, it’s the perfect complement to TEXAZ’s menu of hearty American comfort foods.
Although opinions vary on who first floated ice cream in their root beer, there’s no doubting that it’s an American original. For the history buffs out there, the story goes that Philadelphia pharmacist Charles Hires first perfected root beer in the 1870s. His concoction, with a mix of tree and plant extracts, proved so popular that in 1927 a young man named John Marriott opened a small root beer stand in Washington D.C., which eventually grew into the worldwide hotel chain. Meanwhile, rival root beer purveyors, A&W, helped invent the franchised fast food restaurant – up until the 1960s, there were actually more A&Ws than McDonalds in America.
TEXAZ Grill’s root beer float recipe is also a nod to owner/cook, Steve Freidkin’s Texas and Louisiana roots as Abita Brewing Company is a beloved Louisiana craft brewer. Meanwhile, TEXAZ Grill has been serving up the Valley’s best hand-cut steaks and other Texas-style classics since 1985, including nearly 895,820 Chicken Fried Steaks … and counting! So stop by TEXAZ Grill on August 6th and savor a delicious sip of history in a glass.
About TEXAZ Grill
For 31 years Steve Freidkin, owner, chief cook and bottle washer at TEXAZ Grill, has been cooking up Chicken Fried Steak after Chicken Fried Steak, with more than 895,820 steaks having been served to date… and counting. TEXAZ Grill’s unique setting is a tribute to the things that Texas devotees love about the Lone Star State. The award-winning restaurant has been recognized locally as the Best Local Treasure, Best American Restaurant, and Best Affordable Steak Dinner, and nationally for Tops for Value.
TEXAZ Grill is located at:6003 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016