(Photos courtesy of Redbird)

Redbird Scratch Kitchen + Bar is Now Open on Oracle Road


December 11, 2023
By Matt Sterner

The new restaurant Redbird Scratch Kitchen + Bar is opening its doors to the public at 4 p.m. on Monday, December 11. The hardworking team behind the new concept at 6444 N. Oracle Rd. is looking forward to welcoming everyone in after a successful soft opening.

“After more than two years of conceptualizing, location scouting, lease signing, menu building, construction, branding, hiring, training, and much more, we are finally ready to welcome the community through our doors,” the Redbird team shared.

a close up of a wine glass
Assorted Cocktails (Photo courtesy of Redbird

There’s plenty of history in the building at the corner of Oracle Road and Orange Grove Road. The restaurant was originally a Swensen’s and opened up back in 1977 and years later, it became Sullivan’s Eatery & Creamery before closing in June 2022. Both of these concepts came equipped with comfort food, ice cream, and a model train truckin’ around near the ceiling.

The new family-friendly restaurant serves “approachable classics with a focus on executing them with high-quality ingredients.” Some of the dishes include Green Chile Bacon Waffle Fries, Quesabirria, and a trio of salads.

“Between the bun” they have a classic burger, a Sonoran Burger with roasted chiles, a mushroom burger, a black bean veggie burger, burgers with plenty of bacon stacked on ’em, a Crispy Nashville-Arizona Chicken sandwich, and then something called Die in Your Sleep 3×3 Burger (there are three burger patties on this one layered with bacon, cheese, green chile, onions, Redbird sauce, and a triple cheese sauce).

a sandwich sitting on top of a plate of food
Die in Your Sleep 3×3 Burger (Photo courtesy of Redbird Scratch Kitchen + Bar)

Redbird also has hot wings that come in at least five different flavors but then a group of Loaded Wings with flavors like Buffalo, Honey Soy Ginger, Caribbean Jerk, Elote, and Pastor.

The options on the Loaded Wings menu are just as they sound — they’re loaded — and are topped with roasted street corn, roasted chile, candied peppers, cilantro-lime crema, Tajín, and Fresno chile.

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Honey Soy Ginger Wings (Photo courtesy of Redbird

To pair with all of that food is a full bar menu with draft beer, wine, and signature cocktails like the Redbird Old Fashioned, Espresso Martini, and the Filthy Bird — a concoction made of Tito’s Vodka, dry vermouth, and house-stuffed olives.

In other words, there’s a good amount of options in the beverage department and the full drink menu is available online as well.

Redbird Scratch Kitchen + Bar is located at 6444 N. Oracle Rd. For more information, visit redbirdrestaurants.com and follow Redbird on Instagram and Facebook.

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