Top 6 places for Girl Dinner in Mesa, Arizona | Visit Mesa

July 26, 2023

Top 6 places for Girl Dinner in Mesa, Arizona

Originating back in ancient times, the concept of combining cured meats with complementary accompaniments like cheeses, fruits, and nuts became popular, especially for special occasions or social gatherings. The term "charcuterie board" likely emerged as a way to describe these visually appealing and delicious platters of assorted foods. And now, they can also be referred to as “Girl Dinner.” This TikTok trend that is cluttering the internet is an effortless way to describe a simple meal that includes grazing on a smorgasbord of snack foods that one would find in their pantry, instead of eating a full meal.

Mesa boasts a handful of great “girl dinner” options for those nights where your pantry is empty, and you do not want to eat an entire meal.


In a comfortable backyard setting in Agritopia sits Garage-East. This Arizona micro-winery makes a perfect charcuterie board featuring a rotating selection of locally produced cheeses, spreads, and meats. elevate your “girl dinner” by pairing the board with any of the unique Arizona-grown wines.

il Vinaio

This casually elegant wine bar in Historic Downtown Mesa offers up a plethora of “girl dinner” options. Start the snack-based meal with an order of the Vinaio Bruschetta topped with pesto, goat cheese, caramelized figs, and candied pecans or the locally grown Burrata Caprese which pairs perfectly with the extensive list of wines offered.

Queen Creek Olive Mill

This Tuscan-inspired olive grove in Queen Creek, Arizona offers a luxurious “girl dinner” experience. Snack on the Antipasto board featuring artisan meats, cheeses, Sonoran spicy beans, locally grown olives, Cerreta’s dark chocolate, and other perfectly paired ingredients to complete your snack-meal.

Papago Brewing

Although award-winning in the beer category, Papago Brewing definitely wins in the snack-board category as well. Embrace “girl dinner” with their various pretzel sausage boards. Choose from local sausage varieties like Sicilian Italian, Portuguese Linguica, Maxwell St Polish, and a Smoked Cheddar Brat. Each sausage board comes with a rustic soft pretzel, horseradish pickles, sauerkraut, and cactus valley beer cheese.

Pour Wine and Taproom

For nights that you may not be too hungry, but you want to get out of the house – add Pour Wine and Taproom to your list. The Windcave board features Queen Creek summer sausage, seasonal jam, and vintage cheeses destined to satisfy the “girl dinner” cravings.

Postino East Wine Cafe

At this neighborhood stomp, they have a new take on “girl dinner”- Bruschetta Boards. Build your bruschetta sampling with four different flavor combinations – some personal favorites are Brie, Apple & Fig, Mozzarella, Tomato & Basil, Smoked Salmon & Pesto, and Ricotta, Dates & Pistachio.

Plan to visit on Monday & Tuesday after 8pm for Board & Bottle Nights – enjoy a Bottle of Wine and a Bruschetta Board for $25.

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