“Well, I suppose it was about 8-feet tall,” says Kate Borders, president of Downtown Tempe Authority, who reported a run-in with the fabled Sasquatch. “There were rumors about a heap of lumber piling up near the west side of Downtown Tempe, but when I spotted the giant at the intersection of 1st Street and Farmer Avenue, I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
Boarders’ report mirrors dozens of others but no official announcement has been made yet.
Co-owners Chef Aaron May, Dylan Vicha and Chicago Bears linebacker Jared Allen have now confirmed those sightings signal the opening of the third location of their famous woods-inspired outpost, The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen.
Boasting a cozy “cabin in the mountains” concept and an hearty bar and food menu to match, The Lodge beckons many a backpacker to come in from the great outdoors. Yet while it may look like a lumberjack’s lair, there are plenty of modern amenities to keep visitors entertained, including prime-time sports showings, indoor and outdoor games alongside other abundant entertainment options to keep the watering hole packed wall-to-wall with patrons day and night.
It’s already the hottest spot to come in from the cold in Tucson, AZ and Fort Collins, CO and now the hunt is over for its next Arizona locale. The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen is launching in Downtown Tempe next month, and when it comes to location, co-owner and restaurateur Aaron May once again hit the bullseye. Opening in the hotspot corner known for its “west of the tracks” address turned trendy drinking and dining destination, the newest outpost of The Lodge promises a wild, one-of-a-kind experience that’s the ultimate cure for cabin fever.
The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen is set for a soft opening in early August, but a super-sized grand opening celebration will follow Aug. 19. For more, visit TheLodgeTempe.com or stay connected socially via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Address: 26 S Farmer Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Hours: 11AM -2AM everyday
Happy Hour: Monday – Friday, from 3PM to 6PM