2021 Valley Dining Sneak Peeks

Marilyn HawkesFebruary 3, 2021
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Keep your eyes peeled and your palate poised for these eateries slated to open this year.

Bourbon & Bones
This contemporary steakhouse will debut a second location in Gilbert’s San Tan Village with a larger bar area, more private dining space and an outdoor patio lounge.  (January 2021)

Broth & Bao
The long-awaited Broth & Bao from Born & Raised Hospitality (Clever Koi, Fellow Osteria & Pizzeria and Across the Pond) will offer build-your-own ramen bowls along with steamed bao buns at Scottsdale’s SkySong. (January 2021)

Tucson fast-food favorite Eegee’s, known for its glorious grinders, will open Valley outlets in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and two in Gilbert starting in 2021. Eegee’s was named best fast food restaurant in Arizona by Food & Wine magazine. (Second quarter 2021)

Farmer Boys
Southern California-based Farmer Boys, a fast-casual concept featuring farm-fresh food, will expand to Arizona in 2021. The restaurant will serve breakfast, “award-winning” burgers, salads and sandwiches using as many locally-sourced goods as possible. (First quarter 2021)

Garden Bar
The historic Roosevelt South neighborhood will be the setting for Garden Bar from James Beard-honored mixologist Kim Haasarud, also founder of beverage consultancy Liquid Architecture. Expect artisanal spirits and seasonal menu items paired with sustainable and socially responsible practices. The adapted 1914 bungalow will have inside and outdoor seating. (First quarter 2021)

Huss Brewing Co.
In a departure from the usual brewery setting, Huss Brewing Co. will launch a stand-alone beer taproom and full-service restaurant at the Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix in partnership with the City of Phoenix and Aventurina Catering (the convention center’s food and beverage partner). Look for hearty dishes showcasing Arizona ingredients and an abundance of beer. (Fall 2021)

Ingo’s Tasty Food
Arcadia favorite Ingo’s will open a second location at Block 23 across from CityScape in Downtown Phoenix. In addition to domestic grass-fed beef burgers, hand-chopped salads and signature cocktails, this Ingo’s outpost will rustle up breakfast and showcase a “robust” coffee program. (Mid-2021)

Nori Sushi
The former Kona Grill space on High Street in Phoenix will soon house Nori Sushi. Bedecked in modern Japanese décor, this Asian fusion restaurant will feature a traditional Japanese sushi bar and indoor/outdoor lounge. (First quarter 2021) 

Pedal Haus Brewery
Restaurateur Julian Wright of Fork & Dagger Hospitality will set up shop at MonOrchid in the Roosevelt Row Arts District with beers on tap along with pub food to include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options as well as signature smoked wings and burgers. Beer delivered daily from Pedal Haus brewery in Tempe. (March 2021)

Sake Haus
Fork & Dagger Hospitality will unveil Sake Haus at MonOrchid (and share the building with Pedal Haus Brewery), featuring Japanese whisky and cocktails, sushi, sashimi, hand rolls and grilled izakaya-style meats. Look for red Japanese lanterns and wood-paneled walls made by a local craftsman. (January 2021)

The Phoenix Bourbon Room
The folks at State 48 will roll out The Phoenix Bourbon Room, a 9,202 square-foot space above Arrogant Butcher and The Strand at CityScape. In addition to State 48 Brewery beers, the restaurant will feature rye whiskeys and bourbons in a collaboration with local Arizona distilleries and a menu of prime meats, fresh seafood, burgers and house-smoked meats. (Spring 2021)