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Eureka! scratch kitchen is calling all foodies to Tempe

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Eureka! scratch kitchen is calling all foodies to Tempe


With a presence in Nevada, Texas and California, this scratch kitchen and Southwest foodie charmer is known for its commitment to providing exceptional hospitality. Eureka! creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience like no other restaurant: excellent food accompanied by a creative craft beverage program — and now, it can be experienced at its latest Tempe, Arizona location. 

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Eureka! is part of Novus Place, the new main street entertainment district in the latest phase of the Novus Innovation Corridor, adjacent to Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. Eureka! features an elevated collection of the best local craft beers, small-batch whiskeys and classic yet modern cocktails at an approachable price point that is perfect for the local community to dine, drink, and socialize. When complete, Novus Place will span 275,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment options and will serve as the central gathering place for residents and visitors who want to stroll along shaded walkways, explore on paved bike paths and people-watch at the community’s urban parks and pedestrian promenades.

“We build our restaurants always keeping in mind our values: Energy, Discovery, and Community. We strive to create an energetic environment, where guests can discover their new favorite burger or unique small-batch whiskey, while supporting the local community through our beverage program featuring the best local breweries, distilleries and wineries in California. Eureka! is the perfect destination for all. From the beer geeks to local professionals, students, and hockey fans looking for an exciting dining experience, guests should look no further than Eureka!,” says Paul Frederick, founder of Eureka!.

Eureka! specializes in American classics with a modern twist. (Photo courtesy of Eureka!)

Whiskey lockers and American fare?!

Eureka! boasts seating for 203 guests in a modern distillery look with desert design elements nearing 4,800 square feet. The contemporary restaurant is centered around a bar that highlights Eureka!’s offers, and a weatherized patio with a water feature for guests that enjoy dining al fresco. The dining room has 117 whiskey lockers that will provide whiskey lovers a chance to discover their new favorite whiskeys and own their own personalized lockers. 

Eureka! specializes in American classics with a modern twist with its diverse selection of appetizers, all-natural, carrot-fed Angus beef burgers from Santa Carota, signature plates, innovative salads and delectable desserts. Menu highlights include the Mac N’ Cheese Balls made with a scratch made beer cheese sauce and Fresno chiles; Bone Marrow Burger featuring bone marrow shiitake butter, grilled onion, horseradish mustard aioli and roasted Roma tomato; Fresno Fig Burger topped with fig marmalade, melted goat cheese, bacon, tomato, red onion, arugula and spicy porter mustard; and Bourbon Barrel Cake made with dates and whiskey, finished with pecans, caramel and paired with vanilla-bean ice cream.

Robust beverage program

The beverage program at Eureka! revolves around the restaurant’s commitment to serving premium products that are highly sought after. Eureka! offers 20craft beers on tap including the best local breweries: The Shop Beer Co., Wren House Brewing Company, Roses by the Stairs Brewing, and Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., and many more. The signature cocktail program includes guests’ favorites: Wild Child with vodka, watermelon, mint, lemon, aloe, rosé and habanero salt and the Tipsy Pig Old Fashioned with bacon-infused WhistlePig, bitters, and barrel-aged maple syrup, and The Headhunter King, a tiki cocktail featuring Jamaican rum, macadamia nut, lime, pineapple, orgeat and falernum.

More details and hours

Additionally, there are 40-plus small batch whiskeys and a special off-menu selection featuring various hard-to-get and strictly allocated whiskeys like Pappy Van Winkle and offerings from the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection available to the most discerning whiskey drinkers. Whether guests are looking to enjoy a delicious dinner or grab a craft beer during “hoppy” hour, Eureka! is the perfect restaurant for any occasion.

Eureka! is bringing high energy to Tempe at 690 S. Novus Place, Tempe, AZ 85281. The restaurant’s hours are from 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and Fridays and 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, with Monday – Friday “hoppy” hours from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Weekly events include Moscow Mules Monday, half-off wine on Tuesdays, Steal the Glass on Wednesdays, $10 Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned Thursdays, and $7.50 Bloody Marys and Mimosas on the weekends.


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