Rise & Dine: Arizona Breakfast Weekend Celebrates the Most Important Meal of the Day

Top: Brunch Omelletes and French Toast. Photo courtesy Paul Martin’s

1. Chilaquiles. Photo courtesy The Market by Jennifer’s
2. Herb Fried Chicken and Waffles. Photo courtesy Hash Kitchen
3. Carne Asada Scramble. Photo courtesy Ticoz
4. Breakfast Tacos. Photo courtesy Perk Eatery
5. Raspberry Chocolate Chip Pancakes. Photo courtesy Original Breakfast House

Writer Lara Piu

The great thing about breakfast is that it comes with a side of promise for a new day. This month, breakfast will be even more promising thanks to the third annual Arizona Breakfast Weekend. Held July 27 through 30, the weekend celebrates the first meal of the day with uniquely crafted dishes and special prices at some of Arizona’s best early morning spots.

“For two years now, Arizona Breakfast Weekend has been wowing diners around the state,” ARA president and CEO, Steve Chucri says. “We look forward to its continued success and growth for years to come.”

More than 50 restaurants across the state are expected to participate. Popular breakfast restaurants like Hash Kitchen’s Scottsdale and Arcadia locations, the Original Breakfast House, Paul Martin’s, Ticoz, Perk Eatery, and The Market by Jennifer’s will offer fare at three price points: $7, $10, and $15. July 28 and 29, some will also offer “breakfast for dinner”; check the website for details.

Ticoz will offer signature breakfast items such as corn tortillas in a green chile sauce topped with three eggs, diced tomatoes queso fresco, black beans. with a choice of a bloody mary or mimosa at Ticoz for $15.

The Market by Jennifer’s features stacked enchiladas made with carne adovada, pinto beans, crispy corn tortilla, organic eggs, creme, queso fresco, avocado, pickled shallot, lime and cilantro for $15.

Perk Eatery will serve bacon breakfast tacos with bacon, eggs, pico and cheese, also for $15.

Produced by Arizona Restaurant Association, the weekend provides a platform for Valley chefs to feature elevated, fresh, new breakfast ideas. According to its website, the organization’s goal is to “position Arizona as one of the top culinary destinations in the nation by increasing awareness of the many dining opportunities available in the state, as well as stimulating business and revenue for restaurants throughout Arizona.”

“We like to think that Arizona Breakfast Weekend presents restaurants with new opportunities — whether to offer diners a totally new menu or to tweak and expand their existing breakfast and brunch menus,” Steve adds. “Arizona Breakfast Weekend brings the same level of culinary excellence, creativity and diversity as diners have come to expect from Arizona Restaurant Week — but with the added benefit of starting off your day with us.”


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