Mike, Erica, Steve and Amanda, the creators of Citris Grill, had long discussed forming a partnership to open a restaurant. When the time finally came, they added up their initials and formed MESA Partners. Many fishing weekend nights would include conversation of this restaurant but it seemed like just a dream. After several drives past an available space in Fall of 2003, they raised a glass and decided to jump in feet first. Each of the four partners bring something unique to the group. With talents ranging from photography to construction, everything from the menu to the chairs and tables are an expression of a long friendship. The result is one of the coolest places in the valley to grab a bite and a little taste of why we all work so hard. Citris Grill has become a place where people meet to enjoy good food, good drinks and each others company. The motto of the partners and the premise of the restaurant: At the end of the day, no matter what anyone says, good friends are all you truly need in life. You'll hear it in the crowd, taste it in the food, and wonder why these guys didn't do a little less fishing and open Citris years ago.