Dante's Fire rolls out entree menu, happy hour specials today

2014-01-03T12:50:00Z Dante's Fire rolls out entree menu, happy hour specials todayCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 03, 2014 12:50 pm  • 

Nine months into their culinary journey, the folks behind Dante's Fire Cocktails & Cuisine on East Grant Road are shaking things up.

Today the restaurant, which specializes in small plates under tantalizing headings inspired by Dante's epic poem "Inferno,"is rolling out a full-sized entree section dubbed "Atonement." There you will find a Kobe-style beef burger ($14, an ahi tuna nicoise salad ($18), a charcuterie plate ($12) and house-made truffled pork canneloni.

Under "Anger" — the spicy section of the menu — owner Jon Tuck added a spicy baked shrimp salad. On the cocktail side of the menu, Tuck is finally putting his favorite cucumber martini in black and white at the request of fans who've been begging since Tuck opened the restaurant last May.

To ring in the new year, Tuck also is introducing a daily happy hour "7 for $7" menu today. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily and all day Sunday, you can choose from seven items including tuna tartar, lamb meatballs, chorizo sliders and Thai curry shrimp for $7 apiece. Happy hour — from 4 to 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily — also has drink specials including $1 off draft beers and specialty cocktails, $3 bottled beers and $5 and $7 wines.

Dante's Fire, 2526 E. Grant Road, is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesdays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays. Details: Call 382-9255.

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