A Special Thanks to Z’Tejas from The American Widow Project

Special Thanks to Z’Tejas by Taryn Davis, Military Widow and Founder of The American Widow Project

Hope comes in many forms.

A helpful stranger, an inspiring video, a survivor sharing their story….but for us, hope has most recently come in the form we least expected…

After losing my husband in Iraq when I was 21, I had lost all hope in life….in living…but inspired by my husband’s service to our country, I decided I need to at least try and live for him until I could find a reason to live for myself.

That inspiration would lead me to start the American Widow Project., a National non-profit that educates, empowers and connects military widows. We’ve held nearly 100 National healing retreats, free-of-charge, and have seen the impact it has had in a slew of ways: Going back to school, creating lifetime bonds and connections, losing weight, creating closer connections with their children and most importantly: SEEING THAT THEY CAN NOT ONLY CARRY ON THE LEGACY OF THEIR FALLEN HERO, BUT CREATE A LEGACY FOR THEMSELVES.

Next year will be the AWP’s 10 year anniversary, and we are still here because of people and companies like Z’Tejas and their customers.

Their Cornbread for a Cause Initiative raised over $12,000 for the AWP! As a boots-on-the-ground non-profit, this will directly impact the lives of over 20 military widows through our next two retreats in September and December. Those our twenty women who will remember what it is to hope and laugh and live after the worst of tragedies.

That is hope brought to them by cornbread 🙂

And we are so grateful!

Thank you, Z’Tejas and all that bought their delicious cornbread!

Taryn Davis,

Founder, American Widow Project



Mexican Restaurant in Phoenix Turns Up the Heat with 12th Annual Chile Feast

Famous Mexican Restaurant Phoenix, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill  rolls out their 12th annual Chile Feast beginning August 1 to October 15.  The Chile Feast will use the seasonally grown favorite Hatch New Mexico green chile. Z’Tejas will offer their innovative Chile Feast menu at all Arizona and Texas locations. While you sink your teeth into the Green Chile Queso, remember the Prime Pork Chop Milanesa stuffed with roasted pepitas, hatch green chiles, goat cheese and crispy jalapeño bacon!

A favorite Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Z’Tejas is known for providing fun and delicious events.  This is a perfect time to meet your coworkers after a long week or take the family there any day of the week.

“Our chefs and entire culinary team have outdone themselves on this exciting new menu for our Chile Feast,” said General Partner Mike Pottorff. “We are excited to celebrate the Southwestern cuisine by creating exceptional specialties with a seasonal ingredient”.

The savory menu for the Chile Feast is below and be sure to see our regular menu for the best Mexican restaurant in Phoenix here.

Items from the Chile Feast Menu at our Mexican Restaurant Phoenix

Green Chile Queso – With roasted jalapeños, grilled green onions, Hatch chile relish.

 The Hatch Chile Burger – Fresh ground chuck topped, with roasted Hatch chile relish, green chile queso, pickled red onions, and crispy tortilla strips, on a toasted ciabatta bun accompanied with cotija and cilantro fries.

 Achiote Marinated Mahi Mahi – Topped with a roasted Hatch chile and fresh strawberry relish, served over saffron chile rice, tender asparagus and finished with a balsamic drizzle.

 Pepper Crusted Center Cut Beef Filet – Stuffed with Hatch chiles, caramelized onions, crimini mushrooms and goat cheese, served with green chile mash, tender asparagus and a sweet and sour black bean sauce, topped with pickled red onions.

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Stuffed Roasted Jalapeño – With Z BBQ sauce and Hatch chile relish.

Cornmeal Crusted Stuffed Hatch Chile Relleno – Stuffed with roasted shrimp and gulf crab meat, served with saffron green chile rice, roasted red pepper cream sauce and chipotle oil.

Prime Pork Chop Milanesa – Stuffed with roasted pepitas, Hatch green chiles, goat cheese and crispy jalapeño bacon, topped with a blueberry pineapple relish and finished with a roasted tomatillo sauce.

mexican restaurant phoenix hatch chile feast menu