November 2022 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Marilyn HawkesDecember 7, 2022
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Fly Bye is now open in Arcadia.


85°C Bakery Café
Look for breads, cakes, sweet treats and sea salt coffee at this new to Arizona franchise next to 99 Ranch Market in Chandler.
1912 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler,

Artichoke Basille’s Pizza
New York-based pizzeria opens a third Valley location at Desert Ridge Marketplace, featuring eight pizza varieties, slices and “not pizza” starters and entrees.
21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix,

Barstool Scottsdale
Sports bar inspired by the Barstool Sports website has opened in the former Two Brothers Brewing & Taphouse location in Old Town Scottsdale.
4321 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, 480-781-2665

Black Rifle Coffee
Veteran-founded coffee company opens its second Valley location in southeast Mesa.
5105 S. Power Rd., Mesa,

The Blue Heron
A speakeasy-themed craft cocktail bar has opened alongside Crust Simply Italian in Gilbert.
2470 S. Recker Rd., Gilbert,

Breakfast Bitch
Don’t fret, Breakfast Bitch isn’t gone, but has moved from the Cambria Hotel to the former Golden Margarita space a few blocks away. Serving breakfast and breakfast for dinner.
330 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,

Chesapeake Bay Bistro
This family-owned seafood restaurant with a location in Ahwatukee has opened a ghost kitchen at Tempe Food Court near the ASU campus and Tempe Marketplace,
1900 E. Fifth St., Tempe,

Vegan cinnamon rolls for everyone here, from build-your-own to “Old Skool Roll” (freshly baked cinnamon roll with vanilla frosting), plus edible cookie dough and other sweet treats.
1252 S. Signal Butte Rd., Mesa,

The folks from Whining Pig Enterprises (Pigtails and Rough Rider) have recently opened a Cuban-inspired tapas and cocktails experience at CityScape, seating 50 guests.
1 E. Washington St., Phoenix,

Cocina Adamex
The former Azteca Cocina space now houses Cocina Adamex, a family-owned eatery serving up Mexican breakfast favorites and an all-day menu featuring combination plates with flautas, carnitas, enchiladas and more.
416 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix,

Cornish Pasty Co.
Choose from more than 40 kinds of pasties, from lamb and mint to pesto chicken to cheese and onion, and a slew of appetizers, salads and desserts at Cornish Pasty’s seventh location.
18725 N. 32nd St., Phoenix,

Cowboy Pizza Co.
The shuttered Binkley’s space in Cave Creek is now home to a casual pizzeria where you can dine in or order online for takeout.
6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek,

Crust Simply Italian
A third location for this local restaurant at Verde at Cooley Station, featuring a full menu of Italian food from pizza and pasta to salads and entrees.
2470 S. Recker Rd., Gilbert,

Culinary Gangster
This family-owned eatery serves all-day breakfast, salads, sandwiches, burgers and fancy fries.
14891 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale,

Dos Chris’ Bakery & Charcuterie Co.
Chris and Chris make beautiful charcuterie boards for pick up in Uptown Phoenix and offer charcuterie and dessert “Charsweeterie” catering services.
6007 N. 16th St., Phoenix,

Fire at Will
Valley chef Dom Ruggiero of Hush Public House and Vanilla Gorilla Tap Room & Bottle Shop, has opened his third concept, featuring Spanish, Middle Eastern, Italian and French-inspired foods.
4912 E. Shea Blvd., Phoenix,

Fly Bye
Expect hand-stretched or Detroit-style pizzas, chopped salads, hoagies and crispy chicken tenders at Sam Fox’s newest addition in Arcadia. Open for dine-in and to-go. Use the free tracking app so your to-go order will be piping hot when you arrive.
3912 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix,

Green District
High-quality and healthy chopped salads, wraps and bowls are on the menu of this new fast-casual eatery with roots in the Midwest. There are plans to open two more Valley outlets.
5498 S. Power Rd., Gilbert,

Hanshin Pocha
You’ll find Korean street food, including grilled squid, rice balls, pork with cheese and fried chicken, at this new spot in Mesa.
1130 W. Grove Ave., Mesa, 480-564-1079

Henhouse Café
A fourth location for this breakfast café serving morning favorites, including eggs Benedict, corned beef hash and cinnamon glazed French toast.
9920 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, henhouse-café.com

Lebanese Palace
The former Teakwoods in Chandler is the new home of a Middle Eastern restaurant serving authentic Lebanese dishes, including cheese sambousek and kibbeh nayeh.
5965 W. Ray Rd., Chandler,

Leo’s Tacos & Burritos
Breakfast burritos, tacos, ramen and birria burgers headline this new Avondale eatery.
10277 W. McDowell Rd., Avondale,

Miel de Agave
New spot in Downtown Phoenix features crudo, carpaccio, watermelon salad and a couple of Japanese Mexican fusion dishes along with some interesting craft cocktails.
705 N. First Ave., Phoenix, 602-368-2413

Modern Oyster Bar Chophouse
Locally-owned Modern Oyster Bar Chophouse has moved from one Scottsdale address to another, now in the former Charleston’s space at Scottsdale Road and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.
17001 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,

Otro Cafecito
Doug Robson has expanded his Otro Café to include a coffee shop, featuring Mexican coffee drinks, fresh juice and pastries. Craft cocktails to come at a later date.
6035 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 602-266-0831

Paris Baguette Bakery Cafe
This national bakery chain has opened an outlet in the Scottsdale Promenade, serving sandwiches and salads and also has a full line of cakes and bakery goods.
16243 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale,

Pink Panda Boba Co.
A bubble tea and waffle shop has opened inside a Chevron station in Chandler.
980 N. Cooper Rd., Chandler,

Press Coffee
Sprouts Farmers Market and Press Coffee have partnered to open a Press location in Sprouts at Seventh Avenue and Osborn Road in Phoenix.
3320 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix,

Raj & Rani’s Indian Kitchen
New north Phoenix eatery puts out a full gamut of Indian dishes, including butter chicken, tikka masala, biryani and goat curry.
4727 E. Bell Rd., Phoenix, 480-499-2737

Ramen Hood
Build-your-own ramen bowls at Ramen Hood’s second location at 99 Ranch Market Plaza in Chandler.
1940 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler,

Sandfish Sushi & Whiskey
Chef-owner Engin Onural has opened a branch of his celebrated sushi restaurant and whiskey bar in the Phoenix Melrose District, featuring more than 100 whiskeys.
4232 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix,

Shea Cheese
Cheese lovers, this one’s for you: a shop dedicated to artisanal and farmstead cheeses from around the country, cut to order. The cheese shop also offers grazing boards for small, medium and large gatherings.
10880 N. 32nd St., Phoenix,

UNiQ Burger
In search of a vegan burger in Scottsdale? UNiQ Burger has a tidy menu of plant-based burgers and fries.
7730 E. McDowell Rd., Scottsdale,


Old Town Scottsdale’s Arcadia Farms Café has been sold, but the venerable ladies’ lunch spot is moving across the street in December. The marketplace will remain open.

Ay, Chabela, the Mexican seafood restaurant in Downtown Phoenix opened by brothers Andrew and Nick Renteria and Sam Olguin, has closed after only one month.

Bergies Coffee Roast House will close Dec. 24 after 13 years in historic downtown Gilbert because the property they occupy has been sold. You can still find Bergie’s custom-roasted beans at Gilbert Farmer’s Market and through their online store,

The Brass Tap at Mesa Riverview has served its final beer after eight years.

Chompies New York deli Tempe location has closed after 25 years due to a rent increase, but the Glendale, Chandler, Scottsdale and Phoenix locations will remain open.

Utah-based Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill in south Chandler has closed after four years. The Mesa location is still open.

Daily Dose has closed its Midtown Phoenix location due to the lease expiring. The Old Town Scottsdale and Tempe locations remain open.

Pomegranate Café in Ahwatukee specializing in vegetarian and vegan fare has shuttered after 12 years.


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