Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill Hosts 8th Annual Chile Fest Special Menu Available September 4-23 to Benefit Sojourner Center

September 2012

Contact: Kristen Barrett

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                              

Phone: 623-308-2638

September 4, 2012                                                                   

Email: kristen@evolveprandmarketing.com

 

(GREATER PHOENIX, Ariz.) – Locally-based Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill invites Valley residents to enjoy their 8th annual Chile Fest using the seasonally grown favorite Hatch New Mexico green chiles! Beginning Tuesday, September 4 and running through Sunday, September 23, Z’Tejas will offer their innovative Chile Fest menu at all four Valley locations. One dollar from every entree ordered on the menu will benefit the Sojourner Center, the largest domestic violence shelter the United States, located in Phoenix.

 

Z’Tejas is also announcing that they will participate in the 2012 Bras for a Cause where they will serve as a drop off location for new and used bras in partnership with local radio station Mix 96.9. Last year, the drive collected over 3,000 bras for women of the Sojourner Center.

 

“I look forward to Chile Fest every year because it not only shows off what our chefs can do with this specialty ingredient, but it also gives Z’Tejas an additional opportunity to be active in our local community,” said president and CEO Steven A. Micheletti.

Items from the Chile Fest Menu

 

 

LUNCH

Chile Burger

Open flame grilled 8 oz. burger served on a toasted telera bun, topped with fire roasted Hatch New Mexico chiles, caramelized onions and green chile aioli, served with steak or sweet potato fries.

 

Chile Onion Rings (Lunch and Dinner)

Hatch New Mexico chile and onion rings lightly coated in seasoned flour, fried crispy, topped with Cotija cheese and cilantro, served with Cajun and barbecue dipping sauces.

 

Chile Shrimp Rolled Tacos

Sauteed chile dusted shrimp mixed with a summer slaw, Hatch New Mexico chile aioli and fried avocado, rolled in a warm flour tortilla. Served with borracho beans and seasonal rice.

 

 

DINNER

Pacific Rockfish Veracruz

Blackened rockfish served atop Hatch New Mexico chile cornbread topped with andouille Veracruz sauce, served with seasonal vegetables.

 

Green Chile Sopes

Braised chicken, shredded lettuce, Hatch New Mexico roasted chile spicy salsa atop borracho bean puree and chile cornbread with a bed of seasonal rice, black beans and green chile sauce, topped with chipole sour cream, Cotija cheese and cilantro.

 

Chicken and Crab Rellenos (Lunch and Dinner)

Roasted Hatch New Mexico chiles stuffed with achiote chicken, jumbo lump crab, Jack cheese, coconut polenta, topped with salsa fresco, Cotija cheese and drizzled with chipotle sour cream, served with seasonal rice, borracho beans and green chile sauce.

 

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ABOUT: Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill offers a wide array of fresh, flavorful and innovative menu items inspired by culinary influences from Louisiana, Texas, California and New Mexico Today, Z’Tejas owns and operates 11 restaurants in six cities throughout the Western United States.   For more information on Z’Tejas award-winning margaritas, menus, locations and hours visit www.ztejas.com.

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Z’TEJAS COOKING UP HATCH CHILES FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS

August 2012

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Z’Tejas’ Annual Chile Bash Serves As Fundraiser for LIVESTRONG

 

AUSTIN, Texas – August 27, 2012 – Starting Tuesday, September 4, Z’Tejas is celebrating all things chile with its annual Chile Bash. And for the second year in a row, Chile Bash’s flavorful and innovative dishes serve as a fundraiser for the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center.

 

The special Chile Bash menu features New Mexico Hatch chiles in each of its appetizer, entrée and dessert offerings, and runs from Tuesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 23 during lunch and dinner services. $1 of every Chile Bash entrée is donated to the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center.

 

Menu items include Green Chile Sopes (braised chicken, shredded lettuce, Hatch New Mexico roasted chile spicy salsa atop borracho bean purée and chile cornbread), a Chile Burger (open flame grilled 8 oz. burger served on a toasted telera bun, topped with fire roasted Hatch New Mexico chiles, caramelized onions and green chile aioli), Chicken and Crab Rellenos (roasted Hatch New Mexico chiles stuffed with achiote chicken, jumbo lump crab, jack cheese and coconut polenta, topped with salsa fresca, Cotija cheese and drizzled with chipotle sour cream), and Grilled Banana Cream Pie (Hatch New Mexico chile and coconut custard over a crispy vanilla wafer crust, layered with chocolate and grilled bananas, topped with fresh whipped cream ad drizzled with Patron XO caramel sauce).

 

Last year Z’Tejas patrons helped raise more than $4,000 for the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center at Dell Children’s Medical Center to help improve the health and well-being of childhood cancer survivors. Z’Tejas has a strong bond with the LIVESTRONG Foundation – 15 years ago Lance Armstrong came up with the idea for the organization over dinner at the Sixth Street location.

 

The Sixth Street, Arboretum and Avery Ranch locations are all participating in the Chile Bash fundraiser. For more information about Z’Tejas, please visit www.ztejas.com.

 

 

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About the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center

In partnership, the Cancer and Blood Disorders Program and the Lance Armstrong Foundation opened a center with two interacting locations to care for and track long-term survivors of childhood cancer. The LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center was established to improve the health and well-being of childhood cancer survivors by promoting adherence to a schedule of follow-up appointments; providing referrals to specialists; offering psychosocial support groups; transitioning patients to adult care when they are ready; and educating patients, parents and healthcare professionals about the long-term effects of cancer treatment.

LOCALLY BASED Z’TEJAS ANNOUNCES 5TH LOCATION IN CENTRAL PHOENIX. THE SOUTHWESTERN GRILL CELEBRATES NEW RESTAURANT, GROUNDBREAKING JULY 1

May 2012

Contact: Kristen Barrett

Phone: 623.308.2638

Email: Kristen@evolveprandmarketing.com

May 9, 2012


(PHOENIX, Ariz.) – On the heels of celebrating their 20th anniversary in Arizona, Scottsdale-based Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill is announcing the addition of their fifth location in central Phoenix located at 16th street and Bethany Home Road. The expansion marks their belief in Phoenix as a viable market for growth. Construction is slated to start July 2nd with an early 2013 opening. This Z’Tejas location will be one of the first “ground-up” construction projects in that neighborhood in a long time, according to Steven Micheletti, CEO & President of Z’Tejas.

“We are thrilled to move forward with our fifth location,” says Micheletti. “After over a year of planning, Z’Tejas is finally able to move ahead with our building plans which will make for a great addition to this Phoenix neighborhood.”

The new location will feature small dining rooms for an intimate feel and a greenhouse with a retractable roof. The restaurant will seat roughly 290 guests, including an outdoor patio.

The first Arizona Z’Tejas restaurant opened in December 1991 at Scottsdale Fashion Square and continues to thrive in the community. The concept then continued to grow with three other locations in Shea & Tatum in Phoenix (1996) Tempe (2000) and Chandler in (2001).

Z’Tejas is at the forefront of unique Southwestern fare with seasonal menu items and specialty cocktails, including their award-winning Chambord margarita. Visit www.ztejas.com for more information and follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ztejassouthwesterngrill and Twitter @ZTejas.

*Photos, interviews and site renderings available upon request*

About Z’Tejas
In 1989, the first Z’Tejas was born in an old Victorian house on Austin’s historic 6th Street in Austin, Texas. The menu, largely influenced by the South, signifies the bold robust flavors of Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico and Texas. Today, Z’Tejas owns and operates 11 restaurants in six cities throughout the Western United States. A fifth location in Arizona is planned for the winter of 2013.

Z’TEJAS SOUTHWESTERN GRILL HELPS LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS RAISE MONEY DURING ANNUAL CHILE FEST CELEBRATION

October 2011

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill, a popular concept whose menu was inspired by culinary influences from Louisiana, Texas, California and Mexico, will open its newest location at The Shops at La Cantera in San Antonio, TX, November 2010. The original Z’Tejas opened over 20 years ago in Austin, Texas and remains a hotspot among locals and visitors. A popular spot for lunch, happy hour and dinner and weekend brunch with both the business and leisure crowd, the new 275-seat restaurant will feature an exhibition kitchen, private dining room and al fresco dining on its 50-seat heated and covered patio with fireplace.

Z’Tejas has earned national acclaim for its diverse menu featuring such popular items as Chorizo-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Diablo Chicken Pasta, Jerk Chicken Salad and Voo Doo Tuna®. The restaurant serves a wide variety of specialty desserts such as its signature Ancho Fudge Pie and offers a full bar that is known for its award-winning 6th St. Margarita which is named after the original location in Austin.

“For years we have received requests from San Antonians about bringing Z’Tejas to their city,” said Z’Tejas President and Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Micheletti. “We are looking forward to serving our San Antonio friends and expect to open additional Z’Tejas restaurants in this market.” Micheletti added, “Many University of Texas grads are familiar with Z’Tejas from their days in Austin and we look forward to being reunited with them in San Antonio.

The interior design of the new restaurant is being realized by Janet Henrich Design of Scottsdale, Arizona and the exterior detailing by Tate Studio Architects. “The design is inspired by the memories and flavors of earlier journeys across the South and Western states of America,” said Henrich. “Recycled wood in the bar top and other furnishings, concrete portals and rusted steel detailing are among the elements that helped us achieve a classic rural American design.”

Z’TEJAS SOUTHWESTERN GRILL HELPS LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS RAISE MONEY DURING ANNUAL CHILE FEST CELEBRATION

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill, a popular concept whose menu was inspired by culinary influences from Louisiana, Texas, California and Mexico, will open its newest location at The Shops at La Cantera in San Antonio, TX, November 2010. The original Z’Tejas opened over 20 years ago in Austin, Texas and remains a hotspot among locals and visitors. A popular spot for lunch, happy hour and dinner and weekend brunch with both the business and leisure crowd, the new 275-seat restaurant will feature an exhibition kitchen, private dining room and al fresco dining on its 50-seat heated and covered patio with fireplace.

Z’Tejas has earned national acclaim for its diverse menu featuring such popular items as Chorizo-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Diablo Chicken Pasta, Jerk Chicken Salad and Voo Doo Tuna®. The restaurant serves a wide variety of specialty desserts such as its signature Ancho Fudge Pie and offers a full bar that is known for its award-winning 6th St. Margarita which is named after the original location in Austin.

“For years we have received requests from San Antonians about bringing Z’Tejas to their city,” said Z’Tejas President and Chief Executive Officer Steven A. Micheletti. “We are looking forward to serving our San Antonio friends and expect to open additional Z’Tejas restaurants in this market.” Micheletti added, “Many University of Texas grads are familiar with Z’Tejas from their days in Austin and we look forward to being reunited with them in San Antonio.

The interior design of the new restaurant is being realized by Janet Henrich Design of Scottsdale, Arizona and the exterior detailing by Tate Studio Architects. “The design is inspired by the memories and flavors of earlier journeys across the South and Western states of America,” said Henrich. “Recycled wood in the bar top and other furnishings, concrete portals and rusted steel detailing are among the elements that helped us achieve a classic rural American design.”