November 2021 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Marilyn HawkesDecember 6, 2021
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Aftermath Bar + Kitchen
You’ll find modern American cuisine at this new eatery, including shareable plates and entrees and a nice selection of cocktails, beer and wine.
1534 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix,

Babbo Italian Eatery
An eighth Valley location of this family-owned restaurant has opened in Goodyear.
15705 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, 623-440-2117,

Bap and Chicken
Korean fried chicken and bibimbap headline this west Chandler restaurant’s menu. On Thursdays they feature Korean cheese and beef corn dogs.
960 N. 54th St., Chandler, 480-306-3324,

Black Rock Coffee
Chandler welcomes a new Black Rock Coffee, the 100th for this popular Oregon coffee chain.
303 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler,

Chada Thai
A new Thai restaurant that features Thai boat noodle soups, Vietnamese pho, and Thai entrees has opened in Scottsdale. House-made coconut ice cream served all day.
2765 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-945-3182,

Chompie’s has relocated from the now demolished Paradise Valley Mall to Cactus Road and the 51 Freeway. The new spot serves all your deli favorites seven days a week.
3212 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, 602-710-2910,

Dapper & Stout Coffee Company
Uptown Plaza is now home to the third Dapper & Stout location. In addition to coffee and tea, this location has cocktails, beer and wine.
100 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-612-3614,

El Fogón Taqueria
Looking for El Fogón Taqueria? It has relocated from Chandler Fashion Center food court to the former Uno Mas space in Ahwatukee.
1327 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix. 3111 W. Chandler, Blvd., Phoenix, 602-975-6168

Far Away Wine & Provisions
If you’re searching for a cozy shop that has a rotating selection of wine and beer, small bites  and “awesome tunes,” check out Far Away Wine & Provisions.
3031 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 602-314-6612,

High Tide at the Steelyard
Look for everything seafood from oysters to white sea bass to Alaskan king crab legs. They also have prime steaks for the non-fish eaters.
5045 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler, 480-608-2815,

K-38 Beach Mex Cantina
Inspired by Baja California street food vendors, this casual Chandler restaurant slings tacos, burritos, margaritas and more.
155 W. Ocotillo Rd., Chandler, 480-656-5296,

Neighborly Public House
Christopher Collins of Common Ground Culinary has taken over the former Stock & Stable location at The Colony with a new concept that offers burgers, seafood, salads, prime rib and a neighborhood vibe.
5538 N 7th St, Phoenix, 602-675-1852,

NoRa Fresh Asian
The Valley now has an eighth location of this Asian-fusion restaurant. Eat in or take out appetizers, bowls, ramen, sushi and Asian specialty dishes.
1561 N. Cooper Rd., Gilbert, 480-564-1021,

Ono Hawaiian BBQ
California-based Ono Hawaiian BBQ recently opened its 10th Valley location in south Tempe, featuring plate lunches, family meals and a good selection of Hawaiian-inspired food.
9954 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, 602-617-4339,

Pedal Haus Brewery
Owner Julian Wright’s brew pub is the newest resident of the monOrchid building on Roosevelt Row. In addition to the regular menu, Pedal Haus offers many gluten-free and vegan dishes.
214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, 623-213-8229,

Salt Tacos y Tequila
Visit Salt Tacos y Tequila for modern Mexican cuisine. Taco Tuesdays, happy hour and late-night specials abound.
2206 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert,

Tacos Calafia
Tijuana-style tacos headline the menu, but you’ll also find burritos, quesadillas, nachos, mulitas and vampiros.
4909 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix,

Tap Dragon Craft Beer & Wine
Have a “premier craft beer experience” and enjoy 15 rotating wines from around the world at this new Gilbert hot spot.
835 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, 480=841-5566,

The Garfield Phoenix
Oswald “Ozzie” Fuentes and Shannon Moss have refreshed the former home of Welcome Diner and are serving Mexican food, house-made horchata, ice cream and baked goods by Shanny’s Bakeshop.
924 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, @the_garfield_phx

Ziggi’s Coffee
This Colorado coffee chain has opened its fourth Valley location, serving up coffee and tea drinks, Red Bull infusions and smoothies.
4044 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, 480-597-6418,


After 13 years in business, 24 Carrots Natural Café & Urban Juicery will close due to lease issues.

Ah-So Teppanyaki & Sushi House of Japan in Mesa has closed its doors after 14 years, leaving three remaining restaurants in the Valley.

At the end of October, Casanova Bros. Pizza & Pasta called it quits after 14 years.

La Fonda Mexican Restaurant & Cantina has closed its Tempe location, but will move to a new east Valley address in a few weeks.

After one year, Mai Mochi Donuts in Apache Junction has closed.

Press Coffee Ocotillo in Chandler has closed.