September 2021 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Marilyn HawkesOctober 4, 2021
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Photo courtesy Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant 


Air Guitar
Combination corner store and coffee bar with grab-and-go meals and a nice beer and wine selection lands in Gilbert. 1566 S. Higley Rd., Gilbert,

Blue 32 Sports Grill
This popular East Valley sports bar has opened a third location that serves everything from Buffalo wings and salads to burgers and steaks. 2028 N. Gilbert Rd., Mesa, 480-590-3569,

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant
A second Valley location for this Chicago-based chain with Napa Valley flair. Expect wine pairing suggestions to go with your appetizers, beef, seafood , chicken and pasta selections. 3325 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, 480-936-7711,

Flower Child
You’ll find healthy food and good vibes aplenty at Flower Child’s latest spot in Gilbert. 1950 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, 602-837-2280,

Fu Belly
Dine in or pick up some quick Vietnamese food to go, from spring rolls to rice noodle bowls to shaken beef.  5055 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, 480-306-6692,

Lido Restaurant & Events
Located at The Lakes in Tempe, Lido serves fare “inspired by the great food in Italy, Spain and the Mediterranean.” 5350 S. Lakeshore Dr, Tempe, 480-531-4571,

Ling’s Wok Shop
The folks behind Ling & Louie’s Asian Bar & Grill recently launched Ling’s Wok Shop featuring modern Asian cuisine with counter and full-service dining. 20511 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480-801-6521,

A mash-up of American donut and Japanese mochi (donuts made with rice flour), Mochinuts have a crisp outer shell and a soft, but sticky inside. 117 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, 480-248-3516,

Morning Squeeze
Downtown Phoenix is the third location for this locally-owned breakfast joint that has an open-air bar and dog-friendly patio. 1 N. First St., Phoenix, 602-675-2641,

North Italia
Gilbert’s San Tan Village welcomes North Italia, featuring pasta, pizza and Italian entrees. 1950 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, 480-256-8978,

Sushi Crush
This north Scottsdale sushi spot offers bento box and sushi lunch specials and a bountiful happy hour menu. 6501 E. Greenway Rd., Scottsdale, 480-702-0522,

Tabe-Mono Sushi & Shabu
As the name suggests, you’ll find a generous sushi selection along with beef, seafood, pork and chicken shabu. In the former Sushi Ken space. 4206 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix, 480-687-2503,

The Union Jack
The Skeptical Chymist Irish Pub has been replaced by The Union Jack, a British restaurant and bar open for full English breakfast, lunch and dinner. 15689 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, 480-609-8677

Unos Tacos y Birria
Second location for this taco shop that features an assortment of grilled tacos, tostadas, quesadillas and burritos. 1859 S. Stapley Dr., Mesa, 480-256-1314


Azukar Coffee, a locally-owned south Phoenix coffee shop, has shuttered after four years due to light rail construction in the area.

Character Distinctive Dining and Alias Mixology closed its doors in early September after less than a year in downtown Phoenix.

La Bohemia, a Mexico City-inspired coffeehouse on McDowell Road’s Miracle Mile, has closed.

After less than a year, Pulque Fine Mexican Cuisine in Scottsdale’s McCormick Ranch, has called it quits.

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