July 2022 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Marilyn HawkesAugust 3, 2022
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Beirut Market
A Middle Eastern market featuring daily lunch and dinner dishes along with fresh produce, desserts and groceries has opened in the Rose Garden Center.
21043 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, 602-675-0647

Caffé Vita
Seattle’s leading independent coffee roaster sets up shop in Arizona.
509 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, caffevita.com

This new Thai restaurant specializes in chicken and rice dishes topped with cucumber, cilantro and a choice of sauces.
49 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, chickadeeaz.com

Collins Bros. Chophouse
Chef Christopher Collins of Common Ground Culinary has closed Twisted Grove and opened a classic chophouse in its place, showcasing steaks, seafood and house specialty dishes.
8220 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, collinsbrosaz.com

The first west Valley location and 32nd outlet of Tucson-based Eegee’s is now open.
3510 W. Peoria Ave., Phoenix, eegees.com

Fly Bye
Fox Restaurant Group has expanded its successful take-out chicken and pizza format to Desert Ridge.
21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, flybyetogo.com

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches
This franchise specializes in hot meat and meatless sandwiches on Dutch crunch bread served with “dirty sauce,” aka garlic aioli. You can also customize your sandwich.
7635 W. Bell Rd., Peoria, ikessandwich.com

Matty G’s Steakburgers & Spirits
North Scottsdale is the new home of a second Matty G’s, boasting more than 25 different burgers on its menu.
13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, matty-gs.com

The Rose Garden
From the owner of 36 Below, this new bar “based on a fable of a peacock and rose garden competing for attention from nearby villagers,” features a selection of beautiful cocktails and tapas.
101 N. First Ave., Phoenix, therosegardenaz.com

Rusty Taco
This national taco franchise has opened a branch in Tempe, the third in Arizona. Look for tacos galore, margaritas and more.
707 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, rustytaco.com

Salad and Go
Gilbert gets a fifth Salad and Go drive-through, bringing the chain’s total to 57.
5219 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert, saladandgo.com

Six Byrd Cider Co.
Newly opened tap room features craft cider flights and individual 5 oz. or 12 oz. drafts.
3619 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, sixbyrd.com

This homegrown Mexican restaurant opens its 14th eatery and first in the West Valley.
50 N. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear, someburros.com

The Stone Korean Tofu House
If you’re in search of authentic Korean food, check out The Stone’s second location in east Mesa, where they make fresh tofu daily.
1870 W. Main St, Mesa, thestonetofuaz.com

Tiger Sugar
Taiwanese dessert chain enters the Arizona market, featuring boba pearl milk tea.
67 N. Dobson Rd., Mesa, tigersugar.com

Uncle Bear’s Grill & Tap
You’ll find a great pub grub menu at Uncle Bear’s fifth location, including burgers, sliders, wings and Tex-Mex favorites.
7077 E. Bell Rd., Scottsdale, unclebearsaz.com

The Uncommon
For food, fun and games, visit The Uncommon, located in the former La Bocca spot in downtown Chandler. Lots of bar snacks, burgers, sandwiches and adult beverages.
1 E. Boston St., Chandler, uncommonchandler.com

West Hut
West African cuisine comes to Park Central. Look for yam fries, goat pepper soup and savory stews.
3100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, west-hut.com

Zesty Zzeek’s Pizza & Wings
South Tempe marks the third location for this popular pizza and wing eatery.
1721 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, zzeeks.com


Bevvy in uptown Phoenix has closed, but the Old Town Scottsdale location remains open.

Chandler’s China Magic Noodle House closed this month after 12 years.

Desert Eagle Brewing has closed after 10 years on Mesa’s Main Street.

La Stalla Rustica Cucina in Ahwatukee (formerly in downtown Chandler)  has called it quits after 18 years.

Texas BBQ House AZ in Phoenix closed on July 29 due to a landlord dispute. The owners are moving to Kansas to be with family.

The Vine Tavern & Eatery closes after 36 years, but will move to a new location in Ahwatukee.


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