November Restaurant Openings and Closings

Marilyn HawkesDecember 4, 2020
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Acai Waffle
Start with a waffle or bowl, pick your flavor, granola, pudding and toppings for a choose-your-own acai bowl experience. Also on the menu: signature bowls, customized waffles and smoothies. 425 S. Mill Ave, Tempe,

Adalberto’s Mexican Food
Scottsdale stalwart Adalberto’s opens a new outlet near Chandler Fashion Center. 3605 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, 480-899-5802

Belle’s Nashville Kitchen
Honkytonk-themed bar and restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale pumps out Nashville hot chicken and craft cocktails. 7212 E. Main St., Scottsdale, 480-590-3190,

Belly Kitchen & Bar
Former Welcome Diner chef Michael Babcock takes the reins at Belly, a Southeast Asian kitchen and bar concept, making braised clay pots, pan mi and specialties. Takeout only. 4971 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, 602-296-4452,

Cobre Kitchen + Cocktails
The new Canopy by Hilton Scottsdale has a full-service Southwest-inspired restaurant, Cobre Kitchen + Cocktails, as well as the Outrider Rooftop Lounge, all under the direction of chef Patrick Gaudet. 7142 E. First St., Scottsdale, 480-590-3864,

Hong Kong style café and coffee shop opens in Tempe. 1845 E. Broadway, Tempe, 480-265-9131,

Geordie’s at the Wrigley Mansion
Chef de cuisine Ashley Goddard reopens Geordie’s with menus for lunch, dinner, happy hour and Sunday brunch with family-style platters and made-to-order entrees. 2501 E. Telawa Trail, 602-955-4079,

GuacStar Kitchen & Cantina
Chef Clinton Lomayma prepares plant-based Mexican comfort food classics created by chef Rene Andrade. Enjoy craft cocktails, including artisan margaritas in a cantina-style setting. 920 E. University Dr., Tempe, 480-219-9272, 

The Hudson Eatery & Bar
Fast-casual dining with pub food, spirits, wine and beer located in the Hudson Manor neighborhood. 1601 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, 480-699-4173,

Kitsune Brewing Co.
Tyler Smith is renting space at Simple Machine Brewing Co. to brew beer under the Kitsune Brewing name. Kitsune is the Valley’s only black-owned brewery. 701 W. Deer Valley Rd.

Lure Fish House
This California-based, family-owned seafood restaurant serves up fresh, sustainable fish galore at its Gainey Village location. 8777 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-676-3323,

Knuckle Sandwiches
Choose from a variety of sandwiches and salads at this family-owned shop where they prepare the meat in house and bake their own bread. 325 W. Elliot Rd., Tempe, 480-306-4231,

Matty G’s
This is the fourth location for Matty G’s, a neighborhood joint that has an impressive selection of steakburgers, hot dogs, salads and street food. 3373 E. Queen Creek Rd, Gilbert, 480-534-7302,

Messana’s Chicago Hot Dogs
You’ll find Chicago-style hot dogs and hand-cut fries at Messana’s, which opened in late October. 744 W. Elliot Rd., Tempe, 480-219-5576

Monroe’s Hot Chicken
Tempe’s The Watermark development is now home to a second location of Monroe’s Hot Chicken. 430 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe,

NoRa Asian Fresh
Second location for this restaurant specializing in sushi, bowls and ramen. 818 West Broadway Road, Tempe, 480-219-9275,

Pasta 78
Pasta 78 is a build-your-own pasta bowl eatery with pasta and sauces made fresh daily using locally sourced ingredients. 2780 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, 480-855-1794,

Press Coffee
Local coffee chain opens its ninth location in Gilbert. 480-466-7358,

Salt & Smoke Mesquite Seafood
This sister restaurant to Rock Lobster, The Living Room and Chop Chandler offers a tidy menu of mesquite grilled sustainable seafood. 2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler, 480-534-7621,

Slice Eat
A modern Italian drive-through from Luca Gagliano, owner of Downtown Phoenix pizzeria Forno 301, has opened in Scottsdale. Order online (or come inside) for a slice of wood-fired pizza or a whole pie, pastas, salads and specials. 7111 E. Thomas Rd. Scottsdale, 

SoJo’s Donuts
SoJo’s, opened by husband-and-wife-team Sonny and Jocelyn DeCarlo (hence SoJo’s), boasts 100 percent vegan donuts in a variety of sweet and savory flavors. 1305 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, 480-590-6716,


Mexican food favorite Someburros opens its 11th location in The Steelyard in Chandler Heights. 5095 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler, 480-597-6043,

Superstition Meadery Downtown
Jeff and Jen Herbert bring mead to downtown Phoenix in the old Jim Ong’s Market building (constructed in 1928). They serve 24 meads on tap, five ciders and a full menu of tapas, boards, salads and entrees. 110 E. Washington St., Phoenix, 602-368-3257,

Chris Bianco’s beloved Tratto has officially moved from Town and Country Shopping Center to his old Pane Bianco space on Van Buren. 1505 E. Van Buren St., Phoenix, 602-296-7761,

Twisted Sugar, Gilbert
Twisted Sugar, a Utah-based bakery that specializes in cookies, opened a second Arizona location at Agritopia. 1440 S. Higley Rd., Chandler, 480-758-4515,

Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs
Mesa is now home to Two Hands, a Korean-style corn dog franchise that features corn dogs stuffed with cheese or sausage, rolled in sweet crumbs and then fried. 1933 W. Main St., Mesa, 808-392-0625,

Wicked Brews, Bites & Spirits
Located in Ahwatukee, Wicked Brews offers pub-style food, local beer, wine and cocktails. 4921 E. Ray Rd., Phoenix, 480-999-0096,


Amuse Bouche
This French bistro and bar in Surprise has shuttered due to the pandemic.

Sherpa Kitchen
Gilbert’s Sherpa Kitchen, the Valley’s first Nepali restaurant, has closed.