Chew on This: Prescott's Gurley Street Grill is a tasty downtown tradition
Soot from the 1900 Whiskey Row fire still can be seen on bricks at the historic Gurley Street Grill.
Taken from the rubble of the devastating fire, the bricks were used to rebuild the 230 West Gurley Street location - and their presence adds to the atmosphere. Today, the restaurant offers three upstairs banquet rooms, a bar and an outdoor area.
Gurley Street Grill, owned by Mark Peterson and Krystal Burge is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. On Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to midnight.
Gurley Street Grill boasts the creations of Chef Nathan Haverstock, who's been with the business for a little over a year.
"He's excellent. He runs amazing specials. We have a different special every day and it's always something out of this world you won't find on the menu," General Manager Natasha Roggow said.
Haverstock will start a monthly food pairing beginning Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m.
"This week we're doing Granite Mountain Brewing Company. I take the beers and pair them with a food tapa. They try the beer and they eat the food," Haverstock said.
"We also have a lunch club at the bar between 11 and 4 p.m. You get a lunch club card. After you're fifth punch you get a free lunch. We also have an express lunch for the businesses downtown," Roggow said.
"We do banquets for anything from doctor's office meetings to Christmas banquets. We do flowers on the tables, nice linens and make it look really nice upstairs," Roggow said.
The atmosphere, Roggow said, is a draw for the locals who frequent the downtown business.
"All of our bartenders know the regulars' names," she said. "We sit down and talk with our regular customers about their personal lives. There's definitely a Cheers-style atmosphere."
Prices at Gurley St. Grill range from $9.99 for wraps, such as the Baja Chicken Club Wrap, to approximately $17.99 for a 10-ounce sirloin steak served with steamed vegetables and mashed potatoes.
Roggow said signature dishes, and patron favorites, include the Rotisserie Chicken Potpie, the Rotisserie Chicken Dinner, the Fish and Chips Tower and a Chipotle Butter-infused Burger.
"They're really juicy and have a ton of flavor," Roggow said.
The restaurant's wine menu is currently under renovation, as the Gurley St. Grill will soon offer over 50 bottles of wine in house.
"That's all the way from house wines that are $6 a glass to nice bottles that are $90 a bottle," Roggow said. "We are going to have local beers and local rum made out of Kingman."
House drinks include the Gurley Margarita, featuring Azule tequila, for $7.50. Happy hour is from 3-6 p.m. and again from 8 p.m. to close seven days a week.
Special "Drinks of Autumn" are also being offered during the fall months, which include the Gurley St. Irish Coffee, made with Jameson whiskey, two sugar cubes and cream; the Grill's Hot Toddy, made with fresh-brewed coffee, Grand Marnier, Kahlua and whipped cream; the Irish Monk, made with coffee, Bailey's Irish Cream, Frangelico and whipped cream.