When Poppy Kitchen launched just over a year ago, its pledge was to create “fun, fresh and seasonal” foods – always. The newly released spring menu continues to deliver on that promise with novel, distinctive and delectable options to its appetizers, sides and mains selections.
Kung Pao chicken wings are a fresh new feature to the appetizers list with an orange honey glaze, Sriracha, bell peppers, daikon radish sprouts and roasted peanuts. The longtime favorite mussels appetizer now includes Gulf shrimp in addition to Mexican chorizo, white wine and butter. Distinctive new sides include chive and coriander fritters served with apple jelly as well as caramelized Brussels with bacon.
A standout addition to the main courses includes a one-of-its kind carrot risotto with Arborio rice, carrot puree, baby carrots, asparagus, English peas, shaved parmesan, and an almond-thyme brittle; shrimp can be added for a few dollars more. Nana’s pot roast makes a seasonal and delicious comeback from the recipe box of Metzger Family Restaurants with roasted golden potatoes, heirloom rainbow carrots and black truffle gravy, a hearty meal just like grandma used to make. A new seasonal set for the iconic crispy salmon features Brussels and bacon, candied Kumquats and butternut squash, and a cast-iron seared filet mignon with melted brie, balsamic reduction, rosemary-lemon potato gratin and asparagus is sure to please a range of palates with its sweet and savory notes.
The crowd-pleasing weekend brunch menu remains steady on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with half-off bottles of wine all day Sunday and Monday. And the ever-popular fried chicken – comfort food par excellence – remains each Wednesday featuring a changing side dish that may bring you back every Wednesday – just to try them all. And as always, Poppy Kitchen offers an unbeatable deal for local Tucson residents called “Local 20.” Local Tucsonans can take 20% off their total bill with a local I.D. – all day, everyday.
“We are certain that our fans and new guests alike will be blown away by this amazingly innovative menu,” said Brian Metzger of Metzger Family Restaurants, which owns and operates Poppy Kitchen. “When you can sit down at a restaurant like Poppy Kitchen and encounter such diversity at the center of the plate, in a setting as unique and beautiful as the Tucson Foothills, you know you are in for something special,” Metzger concluded.