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Opening 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 Chick-A-Dee This new Thai restaurant specializes in chicken and rice dishes topped with cucumber, cilantro and a choice of sauces. 49 W. Thomas...

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Opening B & B Cocktail Lounge The folks at Bourbon & Bones Chophouse have opened a cocktail lounge adjacent to the mother ship with a tidy menu of sushi, salads, shared plates and desserts. 4222 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, bourbonandbones.com Café Balkan Authentic European Kitchen This new restaurant features “home-cooked meals,” including goulash, stuffed cabbage rolls and lamb shanks. 21043 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, cafebalkanaz.com California Fish Grill A second location of the California-based...

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Birdcall | Photo courtesy Oh Partners  Openings Angel Thai Bistro Family-owned restaurant features a “divine dining experience” with popular Thai dishes, including pad Thai, multiple curries and coconut soup. 4010 E. Greenway Rd., Phoenix, angelthaiaz.com Birdcall Look for 100 percent all-natural fried chicken sandwiches and chicken fingers as well as salads at this Denver-based fast-casual restaurant. 7204 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, eatbirdcall.com Black Rock Coffee Oregon coffee chain opens its fifth Mesa location and 27th...

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The Genuine | Photo by Grace Stufkosky Openings New York Bagels ‘n Bialys Valley bagel shop known for its boiled bagels and extensive breakfast and lunch menu opens in Gilbert. 2060 S. Power Rd., Gilbert, nybagelsnbialys.com Beer Research Institute Taproom & Arcade Second location for this craft beer and scratch kitchen spot, featuring Mesa’s first and only arcade bar. 213 W. Main St., Mesa, thebeerresearchinstitute.com Call Her Martina Scottsdale’s Waterfront has a new restaurant serving...

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Carcara | Photo courtesy Sheraton Phoenix Downtown    Opening Andy’s Frozen Custard You’ll find frozen custard, sundaes, shakes and more at the Valley’s fourth location of Andy’s. 686 S. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, eatandys.com BEG Bakery & Creamery This Scottsdale bakery features butter-free, egg-free and gluten-free treats, including muffins, cupcakes, cookies and cinnamon rolls. 3030 N. 68th St., Scottsdale, begbakery.com Black Rock Coffee Drive through or order inside at Black Rock’s newest location at Block 7000....

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Opening Angie’s Lobster Angie’s Lobster, “Home of $9.99 lobster meals,” has opened a second location in Glendale. 4326 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, angieslobster.com Beard Papa’s A Beard Papa’s franchise specializing in cream puffs has opened its second Arizona location in San Tan Village. 2196 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, beardpapas.com Bottle & Bean Coffee House & Wine Shop This coffee and wine shop open for breakfast and lunch also features a private dining venue. 2577...

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Opening Arizona Stronghold Vineyards Old Town Scottsdale’s newest wine tasting room features wine flights, bottles to go and cheese and charcuterie plates. They also have a tasting room in Cottonwood. 4225 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, azstronghold.com Badlands Bar & Grill Back in November 2021, Badlands Bar & Grill opened, featuring comfort food classics for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 7192 S. Price Rd., Tempe, 480-800-4600, badlandsbarandgrill.com Boba Whaaat Vietnamese tea shop and restaurant that serves Vietnamese...

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Opening Angie’s Lobster A second Valley location of Angie’s Lobster has opened in Tempe. The menu has two items: Lobster Finger Meal; and Lobster Roll Meal, both $9.99. 835 W. Baseline Rd., Tempe, angieslobster.com Another Broken Egg Café Southern-inspired breakfast, brunch and lunch at this Florida-based breakfast spot. Bring on the biscuits and gravy. 2484 S. Santan Village Pkwy., Gilbert, 480-306-8142, anotherbrokenegg.com At My Place Café This popular Filipino restaurant has officially moved from Mesa...

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Opening 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, aftermathphoenix.com Babbo Italian Eatery An eighth Valley location of this family-owned restaurant has opened in Goodyear. 15705 W. McDowell Rd., Goodyear, 623-440-2117, babboitalian.com Bap and Chicken Korean fried chicken and bibimbap headline this west Chandler restaurant’s menu. On Thursdays they feature...

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Photo courtesy Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant  Openings 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, airguitar4life.com 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, blue32sportsgrill.com Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant A...

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Openings The Caspian Cup Gourmet shaved ice, popsicles, ice cream, handmade drinks and virgin Jell-O shots headline this San Tan Village sweet shop. 2268 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, 623-401-2720, thecaspiancup.com Flaming Pig This Phoenix Filipino restaurant features barbecue on sticks and platters along with rice and noodle-based dishes, soup, appetizers and house specials. 1534 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 623-999-7446, flaming-pig.com Fryd Bird Your one-stop shop for fried chicken is now open in Fiesta Commons...

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photo courtesy Kähvi Coffee + Cafe   Open 36 Below A new speakeasy has taken over the former UnderTow space located beneath Sip Coffee & Beer Garage. 3620 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, 480-336-8812, 36belowaz.com BlackSheep Wine Bar & Merchant “Uncork and unwind” at Chandler’s newest wine bar and eatery. The restaurant serves everything from brunch to late night snacks. Watch for daily specials. 98 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, 480-912-1212, blacksheep.wine The Bread &...

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Campo Italian Bistro & Bar | Photo courtesy Studio Alcott Openings 810 Billiards & Bowling 810 Billiards & Bowling offers a full complement of entertainment as well as American pub grub and specialty cocktails, beer and wine. 3455 W. Frye Rd, Chandler, 480-576-2449, 810bowling.com Barro’s Pizza This popular Valley pizza restaurant has opened a new location at S. Idaho Road and Old West Highway in Apache Junction. 480-982-8900, barrospizza.com Buono’s Pizza Look for New York-style...

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Renata’s Hearth | Photo Courtesy Arizona Biltmore   Now open 5th Street Burgers & Fries If you’re looking for a burger, 5th Street has 10 varieties, including a build-your-own option. 1158 W. Washington Tempe, 480-912-1621, 5thsteetburgers.com Artichoke Basille’s Pizza New York-based pizzeria opens a second location in Phoenix, featuring 16- and 22-inch pies, slices and  “not pizza” starters and entrees. 6031 N. 16th St., Phoenix, 602-314-6776, artichokepizza.com Brooklyn V’s Pizza Brooklyn native Vito LoPiccolo opens his...

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Photo courtesy The Maggiore Group  Opened Barrio Queen One of the Valley’s most popular Mexican restaurants opens its seventh location in Avondale, with a 3,095 square-foot covered patio. 10455 W. McDowell Road, Avondale, 623-257-3900, barrioqueen.com Biscuits East Valley favorite for breakfast and lunch opens an outpost in Sun Lakes. 9542 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes, 480-895-4041, biscuitsrestaurants.com Eat My Taco Tempe adds a Day of the Dead-themed taco shop to its roster of restaurants. Close...

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