The Whining Pig Beer & Wine: Now Open
The Whining Pig, established in 2013, just opened its newest location at Desert Ridge Marketplace. Other locations include Gilbert, Arcadia, Ahwatukee, and two locations in Phoenix.

This neighborhood beer and wine bar features an extensive selection of beer and wine in a laid-back atmosphere. Offering a friendly environment for all, they specialize in craft beers, great wines and wonderful service. Their stock is constantly rotating and continues to surprise even their most loyal patrons.

Already popular among downtowners is the Pig’s happy hour which runs from 1-8 p.m. Specials include $2 off all drafts, $1-2 off all cans and bottles, and $3 off most glasses of wine. The grilled cheese menu has five options all at $6. Fillings range from fig spread, prosciutto and goat cheese to pepperoni, Sriracha and Italian cheese.

Locally owned and operated with knowledgeable bartenders, they know how to serve the locals and any other friends that would like to join them. They offer a variety of unique grilled cheese sandwiches and a meat and cheese plate that changes based on seasonal availability. Come in for a drink! There are plenty of HOPTIONS!!! Find your favorites at

Tikka Shack – Indian Grub: Opening in December
Get grubbin’ on some downright delicious Indian food in The District near the splash pad. Tikka Shack chose Desert Ridge Marketplace as their second location, coming to us from Lubbock, TX. Tikka Shack is the latest fast-casual concept for Indian Food where you can experience a modern and chic vibe while slinging samosas in a friendly, casual atmosphere. Both the dining environment and the menu have been carefully curated to captivate guests with the aromatic flavors of India through the artful creation of blended spices.

Diners can expect customizable bowls of masala, tikka, and curry, as well as kebabs and fresh naan. The flavors—bold and spicy with an American sweetness—are a great introduction to Indian food for the uninitiated. The wide variety of options are available for both the newbie foodie and the curry connoisseur. Their full menu can be found at