In Phoenix, The Vig is synonymous with hand-crafted cocktails, late-night eats and upscale ambiance. This hip neighborhood tavern, which has three locations in Phoenix, has opened a new location in north Scottsdale's McCormick Ranch district. The Vig McCormick brings The Vig's fun yet sophisticated signature style to Scottsdale.
As with its three Phoenix locations, The Vig McCormick offers a menu designed to appeal to the discerning drinker. The focal point of the drink menu is a list of "Vignature" cocktails, which includes popular concoctions like the Bombasiled, which is made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, strawberry, fresh basil and lemon.
Feeling fancy? You'll want to try the Suit and Tie, made with Grey Goose cherry noir vodka, oatmeal stout, chocolate bitters and fernet branca.
The Vig McCormick is an upscale neighborhood tavern in north Scottsdale — Photo courtesy of The Vig McCormick
The Vig McCormick also features an extensive wine menu, with more than 35 varieties of white, red and sparkling wines available by the bottle or glass. There's also a wide selection of both premium import and domestic beers available on tap and by the bottle.
The restaurant menu features The Vig's signature selection of elevated bar food. House specialties include the Sonoran Ceviche, a whitefish marinated in fresh lime juice and served with cucumber, avocado and pico de gallo. Another popular appetizer is the daily flatbread, which is made fresh daily with currently available, seasonal ingredients.
For lunch or dinner, check out the "Special Dishes" menu, which offers a regional twist on bar food favorites. The deconstructed fish tacos are stuffed with fresh mahi-mahi; served on corn tortillas; and topped with a fresh, tangy jicama slaw, edamame, pineapple, black beans, corn, guacamole, pico de gallo and a dollop of sour cream.
Another house favorite is the "Holy Mac 'n' Cheese," a hearty plate of campanelle pasta dressed in a blend of American cheese, white cheddar and gruyere.
Or, for a Mexico-meets-Europe taste bud explosion, try the carne asada plate, which features marinated, shredded beef steak served over a classic potato pancake, then topped with salty Cotija cheese, fresh guacamole, sour cream and a roasted tomato-garlic sauce.
As for ambiance, The Vig McCormick has a modern-territorial design that features rustic wood posts, big comfy booths and a large outdoor patio. The patio is equipped with misters and features a large river rock wall for a touch of rustic elegance.
As with the other Vig locations, The Vig McCormick has a late-night eats menu featuring treats like gourmet tacos and nachos – perfect for snacking after a long night out on the town.