By Michelle Talsma Everson
If you’re looking for a local place with delicious drinks, superb food, and a great vibe, look no further than The Boozy Breakfast, located on High Street.
“A proper breakfast/brunch eatery on High Street has been one of the most frequent requests over the past several years,” says Charles Ferguson, senior vice president at ScanlanKemperBard / High Street. “The opening of The Boozy Breakfast has successfully filled that void with their incredible menu and inviting décor. Add their unique drink menu to the mix and it’s become an instant hit with High Street and Desert Ridge area residents.”
Clark Penney, managing partner at The Boozy Breakfast, says that the restaurant opened fairly quietly toward the end of July—when restaurants were allowed to open again at limited capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions. Since then, the unique eatery has quickly become a fan favorite for its breakfast and brunch options, not to mention its signature drinks, including espresso, juice and, of course, booze.
“We are a scratch kitchen and one of our most popular dishes is the Dirty Bird; it’s our take on chicken and waffles with house-made waffles with a lightly spiced breaded chicken covered in our amazing sausage gravy with a spicy maple syrup on the side,” Penney says. “From crepes with sous vide pork belly to benedicts with smoked salmon, we have many unique twists on classic dishes.”
Of course, patrons don’t come just for the eats. With a name like “Boozy,” there’s also an emphasis on the adult beverages.
“When it came to our cocktails they cater to a wide range of guests and to also live up to the Boozy name,” says owner Gererdo Moreno, Boozy’s executive chef and managing partner. “Each one of our mimosas comes loaded with some extra love such as our Peach Bellmosa is a classic orange mimosa with Deep Eddy Peach. Our Boozy Bloody Mary is a house batched infused vodka to compliment our scratch Bloody Mary mix for a perfect balance of heat and flavor. Our cocktails mimic the kitchen’s uniqueness and pair well together.”
For those who have not been yet, the menu is split into breakfast, lunch and drinks categories. For breakfast, some options include creplettes, overnight waffles and French toast, benedicts, and more. There’s also an ample coffee menu. In the mood for lunchtime eats? Ask for the lunch menu, with a variety of salads, bowls, and paninis.
When it comes to delectable drinks, the drink menu has options upon options. Delight in a Booze Bloody, try out a mimosa (so many flavors!), enjoy a cold “brooze,” try a Boozy Beauty, or an About Last Night Mind Eraser. On the weekends, enjoy Keep ‘Em Coming Mimosas or an Arizona Light Lager Boozy Bucket.
Both Penney and Moreno emphasize that it’s not just the food and drinks that bring diners in once and keep them coming back for more.
“What stands out about Boozy is not only the food and drinks and high energy environment, but the owner ‘Q’ is larger than life and the life of the party,” Penney shares. “He personally goes around and introduces himself and has fun with every table he can. The bright atmosphere and upbeat music always makes it feel like it’s time to brunch.”
And, while the eatery has ‘breakfast’ in its name, you can have your favorite meal as long as the doors are open.
“We definitely want people to know that even though our name is Boozy Breakfast, we are more like Boozy Brunch; you can get lunch at 7 a.m. and breakfast at 4 p.m.—whatever your heart desires,” Moreno says.
Locals can join Boozy for any meal they like seven days a week. Located at High Street (5450 E. High Street, to be exact), Boozy is open from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
“We want to be known for our welcoming service and spirit, fun environment, and whether it’s Saturday or Tuesday we are always ready for a brunch day party,” Moreno shares. “At Boozy, you don’t need to wait until the weekend to have an awesome brunch, we are ready for you every day.”
For those with concerns about dining out during the current health crisis, both Moreno and Penney assure that the restaurant adheres to the strictest national and local health recommendations and requirements.
“We follow strict COVID-19 guidelines,” Penney assures. “Our tables are spaced out well, even if every seat is filled, we are well below our half capacity limit, and all of the staff is temperature checked and always masked up.”
For those who haven’t been yet, now is the perfect time to come in and try Boozy Breakfast.
“This month, we are partnering with some local vendors for specials and features that will make you never want to leave and we will be introducing a Happy Hour Menu and making additions to our current menu to keep things fresh and exciting,” Moreno says. “And even more is on the plate for the very new future!”
To learn more about The Boozy Breakfast, give them a call at 480-590-4278 or visit their website at theboozybreakfastaz.com. You can also follow the buzz on social on Facebook and Instagram @theboozybreakfast.az.