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Fire at Will

Fire at Will

The Phoenix New Times tells us that the restaurant’s name is a tribute to Chef Dom Ruggiero’s past as a Marine.

“‘Fire at will’ is a military command,” the New Times reports. “In the culinary industry, the phrase signifies that a dish should be sent to a table as it’s ready. And that’s exactly how each dish landed during our visit.”

Eater Phoenix elaborates, “Fire at Will is the best thing to happen to the dining desert around Shea and Tatum Boulevards in North Phoenix. Like Hush, it specializes in sophisticated comfort food, but the menu here is broader and more eclectic, featuring inflection from Spain, Italy, and the Middle East.

“The clean-lined space is dimly lit and moody, while still maintaining a sense of irreverence. This is a neighborhood hangout, after all, offering good cocktails and the straightforward Hush burger as well as less conventional selections such as lamb tartare and anchovy toast. Really, there’s something for everyone, whether elegant côte de boeuf (standing rib roast) or a funky smoked bologna sandwich gussied up with Gruyere and sauerkraut.”

There’s nothing wrong with a gussied-up bologna sandwich.

This restaurant is the best food thing to happen to North Phoenix in some time. With inventive, yet down-home takes on culinary classics, Fire at Will is a winner for Chef Ruggiero.

The spot opened Nov. 11, 2022.


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