I finally made it out to Stock & Stable with my sweet friend Allison, who you may know better as Teaspressa. I don’t know about you guys, but I had been waiting, somewhat impatiently, for the opening of this restaurant. And I couldn’t wait to get in to check it out. We showed up around 7 on a Friday and it was still quite busy, I would suggest calling to see if you need a reservation. That way you don’t end up waiting forever or leaving because you don’t want to wait. I don’t know about the rest of the times there but it seems to be becoming a neighborhood favorite. I loved the space, I think the Colony is pretty amazing in general with the architecture of each space. The restaurants have an open feel, even when they are packed and they’ve got a great patio, which will be perfect for the cooler weather. And don’t forget about Honor Amongst Thieves upstairs from the restaurant.
Back to the important stuff, Allison and I decided the best option for the night was to try a few of their shared plates. We started with the beef tongue pastrami, roasted cauliflower with guanciale cream, herbs, bread crumbs and egg yolk jam and the smoked corn manti. We then ordered the carpaccio with watermelon, campari, asparagus and parmigiana and finished our meal with double chocolate tiramisu. Allison also ordered the spicy mint julep, which she enjoyed and shout out to John who recognized me and ordered me up a Rose!
Our favorite dishes of the night were the beef tongue pastrami, with pickled endive, thousand island, fingerling chips and rye, we could have eaten a plate of each. This was a deconstructed version of the sandwich and the texture of the meat was out of this world good. It was crispy on the outside but when you bit into it, it was tender and melted in your mouth. In fact, we could have ordered a plate of that for each of us and been happy. Which leads me to the other dish we loved, the smoked corn manti with asparagus, radish, pepita and feta. Light, bright and summery.
To end the meal we had to decide between the tiramisu or the key lime pie. We let our server decide and it was a great choice. The tiramisu was rich and a delicious way to end the meal.
Overall, I can’t wait to go back and check out more of the dishes, I think they’re going to be a hot spot and if you go in, let me know what you think and what dishes I should try out. I think next time I want to go for their brunch, I’m always looking for a great brunch spot close by, fingers crossed this is it!
- 5538 N 7th St
- Phoenix, AZ