Morsels: Hotrods Old Vail marks 1st birthday with party

2013-07-11T00:00:00Z Morsels: Hotrods Old Vail marks 1st birthday with partyCathalena E. Burch Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Hotrods Old Vail, the hot-rod-themed restaurant and bar on the far east side, is celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday.

The party includes performances by Greg Spivey Band, Johnny Faber & The Roadkings and Giant Blue beginning at 6 p.m. in the parking lot.

Hotrods Old Vail, 10500 E. Old Vail Road, takes the race car theme to the nth degree. The floor has a two-lane black path with a dotted white stripe and the bar is made of fabricated stainless steel that looks like a shimmering chrome bumper sitting atop a giant faux red tool box.

The main attraction: A large picture window in the dining room that looks into a custom hot-rod shop. During business hours, you can catch mechanics putting together and repairing custom rods.

Hotrods was recently contracted to revive a 1923 Case truck and 1936 Buick Coupe, for the Brinton Museum, a former gentleman's working ranch in Big Horn, Wyo.

Hotrods Old Vail opens at 7 a.m. Saturday for breakfast. Details: 202-0987 or hotrodsoldvail.com

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