Tucson: New Restaurant, The Abbey Eat + Drink, Halloween Happy Hour, Food Drive
The Abbey Eat + Drink officially opens Tuesday, Nov. 2. But starting Friday, Oct. 29, a limited menu will be available for those Tucsonans who absolutely must be the first in their crowd to try a new restaurant.
As a food blogger, local restaurant cheerleader, and bon vivant, I along with a throng of other media types were invited to a cocktail party at The Abbey earlier this week. Here’s an insider’s viewpoint: The decor was rather austere but the finger food* pure fun. Some of that fun food will be on the menu like the Happy Burger and the divine chocolate truffles with sea salt, or so the waiter said. The entire north side of the building opens up (like Blanco). The bar is open and cocktail lounge seating will spill out on the west side of the building.
On Halloween night, head to The Abbey for complimentary Abbey snacks from 4 to 7 p.m. while being introduced to their new house brew — New Belgium Brewing company’s Abbey Belgium Style Ale.
Bring at least two cans of food for the Community Food Bank during the Halloween Happy Hour and you’ll be entered into a drawing for:
• Dinner for two at The Abbey Eat + Drink
• One night stay at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (good until 10/31/2011)
• A Gadabout gift certificate for the Kolb/Sunrise location
The Abbey Eat + Drink, opening with a full menu on November 2, 2010, offers distinctive American comfort food in a warm, neighborhood setting. The Abbey is the second eatery in Tucson owned by family restaurateurs Brian and Sandy Metzger, who also own and operate Jax Kitchen on North Oracle Road. Jax was named for the Metzgers’ youngest child, Jackson, whose older sister, Abbey, has been waiting patiently (most of the time) for a namesake of her own. The Metzgers conceived of The Abbey as an extension of their well-known local brand, which centers on exceptional food and personal service – creating an intimate atmosphere that invites guests to forget everything else for an hour or two and enjoy themselves.
The Abbey is located at 6960 East Sunrise Drive, on the southeast corner of Sunrise & Kolb.
*Back to the fun finger food — Maybe The Abbey will serve some of the cocktail party finger food as an appetizer for two during Happy Hour. I love different tastes and that Nutella with strawberries was simply decadent. Yum.