February 2021 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Marilyn HawkesMarch 4, 2021
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A Su Salud
Pita Jungle rolls out a virtual kitchen that features a “healthy-inspired” Mexican menu. Pick up at Pita Jungle’s Tempe location or have it delivered. asusaludaz.com

Beard Papa’s
The first Arizona location of Japanese cream puff chain Beard Papa’s recently opened at The Quarter. Choose a shell (s’mores, strawberry or crispy almond to name a few) and then select a custard filling (vanilla, green tea or chocolate) to complete your dream cream puff. 15147 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, beardpapas.com

Bourbon & Bones Chophouse
Contemporary steakhouse opens a second location in Gilbert’s San Tan Village, featuring prime steaks, fresh seafood, close to 600 bourbon varieties and a 1,500-bottle sommelier-curated wine selection. 2150 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, 480-597-9459, bourbonandbonesaz.com

Café Rio Mexican Grill
Look for fast Mexican food (individual and family meals) at Café Rio at The Edge at Talking Stick. 8930 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, 928-662-9531, caferio.com

Cream of the Crop
Enjoy house-made ice cream at “Your Friendly Neighborhood Scoop Shop” at Barnone in Gilbert. 3000 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert, creamofthecrop-az.com

Dog Haus Biergarten
Handcrafted sausages, Black Angus beef burgers and fried chicken sandwiches take center stage at the Dog Haus Biergarten, where you can also get 24 beers on tap, craft cocktails and wine. 430 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, tempe.doghaus.com

Eatalio Pasta & Wine
Eatalio Pasta & Wine serves up fast-casual Italian food at its second location, which also has a full bar. 6348 S. Higley Rd., Gilbert, 480-625-3860, eatalioaz.com

Guy Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen
The popular Food Network star has opened a branch of his nationwide ghost kitchens in west Chandler’s Buca di Beppo. Look for buffalo wings, cheeseburgers, Italian dishes and salads. According to Flavortown’s website, Fieri operates five ghost kitchens in the Valley. Delivery only. order.guysflavortownkitchen.com

Herb ‘N Smoke
Popular food truck specializing in barbecue opens a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Mesa. 123 W. Main St., Mesa, 480-359-5129, herbnsmokeaz.com

Hot Daisy Pizza
Pastry chef extraordinaire Tammy Coe has opened Hot Daisy Pizza in her bakery storefront where you can order scratch dough pizza, sandwiches and salads. 610 E. Roosevelt, Phoenix, 602-840-3644, hotdaisypizza.com

KC’s Cluck Kitchen
The Valley has a new spot for juicy fried chicken. Takeout and delivery. Tempe Food Court, 1900 E. Fifth St., Tempe, 480-708-388, kcscluckkitchen.com

Kwench Juice Café
This juice café recently moved from Phoenix to Chandler. In addition to juice, you’ll find avocado toast, wraps, salads and an assortment of acai and dragon fruit bowls. 1949 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, 480-219-9753

Mill’s Modern Social
Freezer’s Ice House has been transformed into Mill’s Modern Social, a gathering spot with games and TVs galore plus a scratch kitchen and specialty cocktails. 83 E. Broadway Rd., Tempe, 602-491-9119, millsmodernsocial.com

Twin Peaks
Tempe Marketplace adds Twin Peaks to its stable of restaurants. 2050 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, 480-687-3122, twinpeaksrestaurant.com

Pita Jungle
Valley favorite Pita Jungle opens its 24th location in Chandler Heights at The Steelyard. 5025 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler, 480-219-0747, pitajungle.com

Salad and Go
Two new locations in Chandler and Tempe for this rapidly expanding salad chain. saladandgo.com

Santanwiches & Salads
Sandwich lovers will swoon over sandwiches made with house-smoked and cured meats and a trio of fresh salads. 1534 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert, 480-414-4524, santanwiches.com

Silver Key Lounge
Play your favorite board games while enjoying craft beer and wine at this Mesa lounge. Packaged ready-to-eat food and snacks are available and outside food is welcomed. 1837 W. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, 490-534-4060, thesilverkeylounge.com

Tocaya Organica
California-based Tocaya Organica featuring organic Mexican fare debuts a fourth Arizona location in Tempe. 702 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, 480-573-6400, tocayaorganica.com

Yoli’s Mexican Cocina
Virtual Mexican restaurant opens in the ghost kitchen food court close to Tempe Marketplace. Tacos, quesadillas, carne asada, burritos and tortas. Open for lunch and dinner. 1900 E. Fifth St., Tempe, 480-721-5229, yolismexicancocina.com


Known for its soul food, Ahwatukee’s Ezekial’s Restaurant shutters after eight years.


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