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February Restaurant Openings and Closings: Welcome, KC’s Cluck Kitchen; Goodbye, Ezekiel’s Restaurant



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This February, misplaced a beloved Black-owned eatery, Ezekiel’s Restaurant. Nevertheless, we welcomed a number of newcomers to the meals scene in metro Phoenix, every part from a cream puff dessert place with Japanese roots to a neighborhood baker now making pizzas.

In case you’re in search of a guidelines of recent locations to take a look at, folks, that is it.


A Su Salud

four East College Drive, Tempe

That is Pita Jungle’s new ghost kitchen. The idea is a wood-fire Mexican grill with a healthy-leaning menu, together with burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, fajitas, children’ meals, and desserts. A Su Salud meals will be picked up on the Tempe PJ or delivered by way of DoorDash, UberEats, Grubhub, and Postmates.

Beard Papa’s

15147 North Scottsdale Street, Suite H-102, Scottsdale

Beard Papa’s, an Osaka-based Japanese cream puff joint, has made its Arizona debut in Scottsdale. Get able to dig into all kinds of cream puffs, eclairs, and different desserts just like the chocolate fondant.

Bourbon & Bones Chophouse | Bar

2150 East Williams Discipline Street, Gilbert

Bourbon & Bones Chophouse | Bar opened its second location in Gilbert. This spot clocks in at greater than 6,750 sq. toes with a wine number of over 1,500 bottles. Basic cocktails, in addition to a big number of whiskey and bourbon, can be found along with the upscale surf and turf choices.

Cream of the Crop

3000 East Ray Street, #103, Gilbert

Cream of the Crop has opened in Barnone at Agritopia. Some enjoyable flavors embrace Legendary Espresso, strawberry champagne, and Agritopia Date — made with smoked hay and orange blossom, rice, and cinnamon.

The fifth location of Dog Haus opened in Tempe.EXPAND

The fifth location of Canine Haus opened in Tempe.

Canine Haus

Canine Haus

430 North Scottsdale Street, Tempe

The fifth location of Dog Haus has opened in Tempe. Handcrafted sausages, burgers, and rooster are all for the taking (out).

Eatalio Pasta & Wine

2540 South Val Vista Drive, Gilbert

The fast-casual Italian restaurant, Eatalio Pasta & Wine, opened its second location in Gilbert. Try the bruschetta board, the fig and pig pizza, and baked ziti.

Man Fieri’s Flavortown Kitchen

A number of Places

Meals Community chef Man Fieri launched three Flavortown Kitchens, or delivery-only ghost kitchens, throughout the Valley. They function out of the prevailing Buca di Beppo kitchens in Scottsdale (3828 North Scottsdale Street), Chandler (7111 West Ray Street), and Peoria (16091 North Arrowhead Fountains Heart Drive). Highlights embrace bourbon brown sugar wings, cheesesteak egg rolls, and chocolate whiskey cake. Extra particulars here.

Herb ‘N’ Smoke BBQ

123 West Essential Avenue, Mesa

Initially a meals truck trailer originating in 2018, Herb ‘N’ Smoke opened its first brick-and-mortar restaurant in downtown Mesa. Anticipate the beloved brisket nachos, in addition to smoked tofu and smoky burgers.

Sizzling Daisy Pizza

610 East Roosevelt Avenue, #145

Pastry chef Tammy Coe launched her restaurant, Hot Daisy Pizza, out of her present Tammie Coe Desserts spot on Roosevelt Row. The brand new pizza spot gives conventional choices like pepperoni pie, in addition to some ingenious ones just like the Corny Child-Elote Pie, both by-the-slice or by-the-pie.

The Bella from Il Bosco Pizza downtown.EXPAND

The Bella from Il Bosco Pizza downtown.

Lauren Cusimano

Il Bosco Pizza

918 North Fifth Avenue

The second location of Il Bosco Pizza has opened on Roosevelt Row. Menu gadgets embrace seasonal roasted greens with burrata, in addition to Caprese and Caesar salad. There are greater than 16 pizza choices (we suggest the Bella) and gluten-free crust is on the market. The patio can be one thing to behold.

KC’s Cluck Kitchen

1900 East Fifth Avenue, Tempe

A digital restaurant led by a Le Cordon Bleu graduate and Black chef, aka KC, KC’s Cluck Kitchen gives rooster sandwiches, wraps, and “cluck” slaw. Visitors can order takeout or ship, Tuesday via Sunday, from this new Tempe Meals Court docket occupant.

Kwench Juice Cafe

1949 West Ray Street, #27, Chandler

If smoothies are in your thoughts, head to Kwench Juice Cafe. Initially based mostly in Phoenix, this cafe moved to Chandler and has recent fruit and vegetable smoothies beginning at $6.

Mill’s Trendy Social

83 East Broadway Street, Tempe

Freezer’s Ice Home has rebranded and reopened as Mill’s Modern Social (however the house continues to be a pool corridor, nightclub, and sports bar). A brand new menu consists of burgers, sandwiches, and flatbread pizzas. The bar has martinis, margaritas, mojitos, and mules.

Pita Jungle

5025 South Gilbert Street, #8, Chandler

Pita Jungle opened its 24th location within the Valley and one other one in Chandler. Menu gadgets embrace falafel, hummus, and pita wraps.

Salad and Go is not messing around in 2021.EXPAND

Salad and Go is just not messing round in 2021.

Salad and Go

Salad and Go

5985 West Chandler Street, Chandler

3229 South 48th Avenue, Tempe
Salad and Go has opened its 26th and 27th areas within the Valley, one in Chandler and the opposite in Tempe. Patrons should buy a big drink and a salad for lower than $8. Each have drive-thrus.

Santanwiches and Salads

1534 East Ray Street, Gilbert

A brand new family-owned sandwich store, Santanwiches and Salads has handhelds full of cured, smoked, and sliced in-house meats. The store is open for supply from 11 a.m. to four p.m., Monday to Saturday.

The Silver Key Lounge

1837 West Guadalupe Street, #105/106, Mesa

Modeled after a 1920 speakeasy, The Silver Key Lounge has debuted in Mesa. However along with a number of craft beers and wine on drafts, plus snacks, the brand new east Valley bar gives greater than 600 board video games.

Tocayo Organica

702 South Forest Avenue, #103, Tempe

Tocayo Organica, a fast-casual Mexican restaurant from California, opened its fourth location. The delicacies is pleasant to gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian diets. The restaurant additionally serves margaritas, wine, and beer.

Vero Chicago Pizza

1431 East Williams Discipline Street, Gilbert

BuddyZ Chicago Pizzeria has rebranded to Vero Chicago Pizza. Phoenicians can have an opportunity to attempt deep-dish pizza, salads, and sandwiches.

Yoli’s Mexican Cocina

1900 East Fifth Avenue, Tempe

Yoli’s Mexican Cocina, one other digital restaurant, opened on the Tempe Meals Court docket providing takeout and supply solely. Decisions embrace carne asada or rooster tacos, burros, and tortas.

Ezekiel's in Ahwatukee has closed.EXPAND

Ezekiel’s in Ahwatukee has closed.

Jacob Tyler Dunn

(For a working checklist of notable closings since March 2020, go here.)

Cotton & Copper

After two years in southern Tempe, co-owners Sean Traynor and Tamara Stanger made the choice to close Cotton & Copper’s doorways. This acclaimed restaurant cited the pandemic for the closure. Nevertheless, the co-owners are already within the technique of opening a restaurant, Form Shifter, within the house.

Ezekiel’s Restaurant

Ezekiel’s co-owner and chef Brad Carr lately introduced his retirement. The mom-and-pop soul meals restaurant closed after eight years within the Ahwatukee Palms Buying Heart. We’ll miss the fried rooster, barbecue ribs dinner, crab desserts, and candy potato pie.

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