The Standard offers seasonal breakfast, brunch treats

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A new restaurant in Scottsdale is hoping to tempt diners with both sweet and savory breakfast and brunch offerings.

The Standard is an American kitchen and bar featuring chef-inspired, cutting edge food, and hand-crafted cocktails using locally sourced ingredients.

On Thursday's Good Morning Arizona, Chef Christian Hanley gave us a sampling of the resturant's offerings, including Eggs Benedict, Coconut Chicken & Waffles, Braised Brisket & Grits, and Cinnamon Donut Holes with Brown Sugar Glazed Apple Chutney.

Now that the weather is finally cooling down, diners visiting The Standard can enjoy eating on the restaurant's outdoor "Streatside Patio Lounge."

The lounge has plush couches, eight 50-inch TVs, outdoor seating for 20 around the island bar, plus plenty of regular seating. Customers can choose from 16 draft beers, four tap wines and specialty cocktails.

The menu includes Homemade Pretzels with sweet hot mustard or smoked Gouda & Porter Beer cheese ($5), Wings ($10), Braised Brisket with caramelized onions and smoked Gouda cheese steak on a Ciabatta Bun ($13), Tacos - pick any three: chicken, fish, beef, vegetarian or duck, ($10) and more.

Specialty cocktails include: The Standard Manhattan with Makers 46, Sweet Vermouth, Bitter; Strawberry Basil Martini with Azunia Platinum, Lemon Juice, Basil, Strawberries; White Sangria with Russian Standard Vodka, Peachtree, Sauvignon Blanc, St. Germain; Hard Lemonade with Tito's Vodka, Mixed Berries, Jasmine Green Tea, Lemon Juice and Canadian Buck with Rye Whiskey, Lemon juice Apricot Pre-serve, Fresh Ginger Juice, plus many more.

The Streatside Patio Lounge offers happy hour specials daily and football specials during all NCAA and NFL games.  In addition, The Standard is now offering a Weekend Brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. It features live music, Bloody Marys ($8), Bottomless Mimosas ($15), an Omelet Bar and delicious meal items such as Chicken and Waffles ($12), Lemon Ricotta Pancakes ($8), Eggs Benedict ($12) and Braised Brisket and Grits ($12).

The Standard opened in Scottsdale in June 2014. The owners have a combined 40 plus years of restaurant, retail and catering experience. To learn more visit: http://www.livingthestandard.com or https://www.facebook.com/thestandardaz.

The Standard is located at 10050 N. Scottsdale, Rd. Hours are:  Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Here is the recipe for the Cinnamon Dusted Donut Holes:

1 cup Sugar
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter

Combine 1st 4 ingredients in a bowl and whisk.

4 tsp Baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 cup AP flour

Combine next 4 ingredients and pour in the first 4 ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Scoop into balls and fry in oil at 325 degrees.

Coat in cinnamon sugar and serve with Apple Chutney.

Apple Chutney

4 granny smith apples seeded, peeled and diced
4 gala apples seeded, peeled and diced|
1 cup apple juice
1 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cup brown sugar
zest of one lemon
zest of one orange
1 tbs fresh grated ginger
1 tbs cinnamon

Combine all ingredients, bring to a boil and cook over medium high heat for 30-45 min until liquid is thick and apples are soft.

Refrigerate for cold preparation or serve immediately if a warm chutney is desired. 

Top with torn mint.