JULY 1, 2020
The Pacheco family’s Arizona roots go back 10 generations and since spending his summers pulling weeds and driving the tractor to the field and spraying weeds – “we broke a lot of stuff,” Jeremy admits – Jeremy has traded his weeding gloves for a white, crisp chef’s jacket embroidered with the title “Executive Chef.”
Having worked for several renowned establishments throughout the Valley, including the Phoenician and LON’s at the Hermosa Inn… Jeremy is now the executive chef and culinary director for Genuine Concepts.
OCTOBER 1, 2019
The Vig is using the change in season to debut a brand-new menu that dishes up elevated favorites by offering delicious out-of-the-box options for vegan and gluten-free diners. And no worries, we didn’t forgo any of our most popular dishes!
AUGUST 8, 2019
With five Vig locations throughout the valley, three in Phoenix and two in Scottsdale, these upscale neighborhood taverns are best known for their unique and price-conscious menus, their mix of live music and DJs and most importantly, their craft cocktails.
JUNE 27, 2019
The Sonoran Burger is an eye-popping, attention-getting entree that could be considered an Arizona signature burger. It is extraordinarily unique and will hopefully propel executive chef Justin Woodard straight to the top of the James Beard Foundation’s Fifth Annual Blended Burger Project competition.
MAY 14, 2019
The Vig knows what you’re after for brunch – booze or a way to deal with last night’s booze. Day drinks include the Vig Bloody Mary, Cold Brew Old Fashioned, and Morning Mules – even a build-your-own mimosa. And for food, think coconut French toast, the chorizo burrito, and the aptly named Hangover Helper – pork carnitas and over-easy eggs with white cheddar, guajillo salsa, pico de gallo, crema, and tortillas to sop up what’s left.
MAY 6, 2019
Of their five Valley restaurants, The Vig Fillmore – located within the historic Roosevelt South neighborhood outside of downtown Phoenix – is my favorite. The location greets you with a charming front porch and renovated bungalow that houses the Vig’s main restaurant and bar.
JANUARY 25, 2019
The Vig McDowell Mountain: Modern tavern meets backyard barbecue – the perfect stop for a post-hike nosh. With views of the McDowell Mountains
in the distance, the desert setting of The Vig makes a prime location to watch a Scottsdale sunset while taking in some acoustic and indie rock tunes. Every
Tuesday and Thursday night guests can snag a seat inside at the restaurant’s expansive bar or gather around one of the outdoor community tables for a night
filled with live music, yard games and craft food and drinks.
JANUARY 11, 2019
Did the holiday season leave you rundown? Whether eating healthy in 2019 is your new year’s resolution or not, most of us can use some help in these area. But where do we start? How about a power bowl?
DECEMBER 27, 2018
The VIG Restaurants, which includes two restaurants in Scottsdale, has donated funds throughout 2018 in support of local charities, schools and other organizations.
Every month, the VIG Restaurants’ present a “Community Handle” with a corresponding brewery to offer support to local organizations with a percentage of sales being donated to the charity, according to a press release.
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
The downtown location of this local chain of taverns offers a spacious back patio complete with an outdoor bar, televisions, bocce ball, misters, a fireplace and plenty of seating.
OCTOBER 22, 2018
Guests can enjoy 25 percent off of their entire bill after 6 p.m. on Halloween night at the Vig Restaurants on Oct. 31. The offer will be valid at any of the five Vig restaurant locations: Arcadia, Fillmore, McCormick Ranch, McDowell Mountain and Uptown.
OCTOBER 16, 2018
At the Vig – Gingerbread cake is served with pumpkin mousse, cranberry crumble and molasses caramel ($10).
OCTOBER 12, 2018
Located in the century-old Cavness House in the historic Roosevelt District, just blocks from the Phoenix Convention Center, The Vig is a friendly, upscale neighborhood tavern that serves as a gathering spot for the community who come to enjoy great food and drinks in a convivial atmosphere.
OCTOBER 2, 2018
One of the top socializing tables in town just got on the poke bandwagon with a low-carb poke bowl featuring sushi-grade tuna, mixed greens, avocado, snow peas, carrots, and snow radish ponzu sauce, with wonton crackers for texture. Drizzled with a ginger lime vinaigrette, it’s a healthy add-on to the menu.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
What’s the best choice for Happy Hour? There are so many bars and restaurants in the Valley, it can be a challenge to know which Happy Hour to choice from after work. Check out New Times 2018 choice for best happy hour in the valley!
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
Ready for a great brunch experience this weekend? With so many fantastic restaurants in the Valley, it’s difficult to know where to start when you’re planning a great brunch with family or friends. Check out New Times 2018 choice for best brunch in the valley!
SEPTEMBER 15, 2018
This September, The Arizona VIG Restaurants will be supporting neighborhood elementary, middle and high schools through their annual “The VIG Gives” fundraising campaign.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
This September, Arizona Vig restaurants including location at the Vig Fillmore, The Vig Uptown, The Vig Arcadia, The Vig McDowell Mountain and the Vig McCormick Ranch will be supporting neighborhood elementary, middle and high schools through their annual “The Vig Gives” fundraising campaign.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
Tucked away in the arts district, the Vig is more than an upscale neighborhood tavern. Besides having a lively patio packed with games and live music on any given day, the extensive food and drink menu appeals to foodies throughout the valley – in fact, there are five locations in town.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
September 1-30. When guests dine at their local Vig restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner, the restaurant will donate a portion of its proceeds to the schools’ PTO/PTA within the surrounding area, in addition to giving $500 in gift cards to one lucky school to assist in school fundraisers and events.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
This September, the Arizona Vig Restaurants will be supporting neighborhood elementary, middle, and high schools through their annual “The Vig Gives” fundraising campaign.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
From September 1-30, when guests dine at their local Vig restaurant for brunch, lunch or dinner, the restaurant will donate a portion of its proceeds to the PTO/PTA at the school within the surrounding area, in addition to giving $500 in gift cards to one lucky school to assist in school fundraisers and events.
AUGUST 14, 2018
The Vig is a stylish tavern offering a bocce ball court, a patio, DJ tunes, and southwestern spins on pub grub. Sip Coffee and Beer Garage is a neighborhood spot providing specialty coffee, craft beer, and locally-sourced food. They also feature live music from local artists including indie, bluegrass, folk, deep funk, and house music.
JULY 30, 2018
If escaping to cooler spots like San Diego and Flagstaff isn’t in the cards, there’s comfort in knowing summer in Phoenix has its perks — namely, hot happy hour deals. Through Sept. 1, quench your thirst with $5 Tito’s anytime and reverse happy hour daily, starting at 9 p.m.
APRIL 24, 2018
What is it about pretzel buns that elevate a regular, ol’ turkey sandwich into one fit for a king? All hail the king of sandwich buns at The Vig: Savor the handful of warm roasted turkey breast with cranberry chutney, roasted tomatoes, fresh coleslaw, dill havarti and dijonnaise served on a soft pretzel bun.
FEBRUARY 27, 2018
If you’ve done even one hike in the greater Phoenix area, it was likely Camelback Mountain. With its sheer, red cliffs and iconic, camel-shaped profile, the 76-acre park in suburban Scottsdale is a favorite spot. Yet every local—from hiking guides to restaurant owners—caution that the two trails leading up to its peak are not for beginners, even the physically fit. Instead, they’ll recommend treading on some of the many other paths forged through a state rich with desert flora and fauna, protected and enjoyed by visitors and locals alike..
DECEMBER 7, 2017
PHOENIX – Have you ever thought about the places where Lyft drivers travel to most to pick-up or drop-off riders?
The ride-share company sorted through its data to come with a list of the most visited destinations around the Phoenix area. They are listed in no particular order.
NOVEMBER 9, 2017
Wings are the kind of seductive comfort food that hit the spot just about every time. We have with a wealth of strong wing options here in the Valley. With so many fantastic bars, grills, pubs, and restaurants to choose from, it can be hard to know where to go to get a spicy fix.
JUNE 30, 2017
The Vig has finally arrived in North Scottsdale. Since it launched its first location in Arcadia in 2006, the Vig and its modern-meets-backyard barbecue vibe has been a hit with the community and media alike, praised for its perfect patios, eclectic menu, creative cocktails and thoughtful touches, such as bocce ball courts and live music.
JUNE 8, 2017
Genuine Concepts introduced the fifth location of The Vig, opening at McDowell Mountain this summer (other locations include Arcadia, Uptown, Fillmore and McCormick Ranch). The Vig McDowell Mountain sits at the corner of Bell Road and Thompson Peak Parkway in North Scottsdale and will be a new hot spot for brunch, lunch, dinner and all-day cocktails. This location boasts spectacular views of the McDowell Mountain range, and the open floor plan is heavily inspired by the timeless design of Frank Lloyd Wright.
MAY 30, 2017
The Vig McDowell Mountain will open its doors to the public at 11am on Monday, June 5th, 2017. Come see this beautiful, new addition to the Genuine Concepts family for yourself! From the gorgeous and stately Frank Lloyd Wright design, convenient access to activities of the outdoors and the delicious Vig food and cocktails that Phoenix has loved for over ten years, VMM is sure to become a neighborhood landmark.
MAY 26, 2017
After months of searching for the right location and construction Genuine Concepts is ready to open its new location of The Vig in north Scottsdale. With the McDowell Mountains serving as a backdrop the restaurant is set to open June 5th and will be the 5th location of the successful modern tavern and the 2nd in Scottsdale.
MAY 4, 2017
Located inside an old neighborhood house, The Vig Fillmore is the top destination for a boozy brunch in Downtown Phoenix. With a spacious patio and lots of space for yard games like cornhole and bocce, this spot may just turn into your regular Sunday hangout.
APRIL 21, 2017
North Scottsdale residents in the McDowell Mountain Ranch area will get a popular neighborhood hangout when The Vig opens in May. Less than a mile from the McDowell Sonoran Preserve Gateway Trailhead center, The Vig is banking on serving as a refreshment pit stop before or after outdoor recreational activities.
APRIL 2, 2017
While dining is a journey for all the senses, we actually eat with our eyes long before we touch, smell or taste a dish. And what’s more appetizing than pops of color, especially during spring? This month, we sought out some of Phoenix’s most vivid menu items to wet your visual appetite. But please, don’t eat the page!
MARCH 2, 2017
The Vig will open a fifth location in the Valley later this spring. The new location will be called The Vig McDowell Mountain Ranch (VMMR) and be located in north Scottsdale near the corner of Bell Road and Thompson Peak.
JANUARY 18, 2017
The picturesque patio at this neighborhood restaurant is an ideal spot to enjoy this drink on a crisp fall evening. The Autumn Royale features Crown Royale vanilla whiskey, Bohl’s Pumpkin Smash liquor, Solerno Blood Orange liqueur and cinnamon simple syrup. It’s served over an ice ball and garnished with a flamed orange peel.
OCTOBER 3, 2016
The Vig has partnered with Four Peaks Brewery’s 8th Street Pale Ale to support Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s ‘Go Gold’ campaign for the September edition of their Community Handle program.
AUGUST 3, 2016
Let’s be honest – it’s tough to remember where to find good food after midnight that isn’t delivered in a greasy bag through a drive-thru window. – We decided to take a look and see which restaurants around Phoenix keep their kitchens open beyond midnight, and we were surprised to find quite a few.
JUNE 26, 2016
What’s better than an hour of happiness? All the hours of happiness. The Vig is stretching the boundaries of grammar by making “happy hour” last for seven hours. Drinks are on special from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., food from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. We’re not even mad about it.
JUNE 6, 2016
Some of us feel like we could eat wings every day, and some of us do just that. And with so many fantastic bars, grills, pubs, and restaurants in the Valley, it’s difficult to know where to start when you’re in the mood for some deep-fried, grilled, or golden beauties.