February 2022 Restaurant Openings and Closings – PHOENIX magazine

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 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler, bottle-bean.com
Butters Pancakes & Café
You’ll find scratch breakfast and lunch fare at the third location of Butters, from cinnamon roll pancakes and five kinds of eggs Benedict to bacon cheeseburgers and cranberry chicken salad.
7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, butterscafe.com
Mediterranean fast casual chain Cava, which specializes in build-your-own and chef-curated bowls, has opened a second Valley location, this time in north Scottsdale.
14601 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, cava.com
First & Last Kitchen & Bar
Roosevelt Row welcomes a new restaurant with a tidy menu of pasta and entrees along with inviting artisan cocktails and a respectable wine list.
1001 N. Third Ave., Phoenix, firstandlastphx.com
Hapa Food Co.
Hapa serves up Hawaiian barbecue plate lunches, poke and malasadas (yeast leavened donuts).
5225 E. Southern Ave Mesa, hapafoodco.com
Hutch Kitchen & Cocktails
Located in the former Switch space, Hutch Kitchen has a pet-friendly patio and features shareables, soups, sandwiches, burgers and a handful of comfort food entrees, including shepherd’s pie and baked mac and cheese.
2603 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, hutchkitchenphoenix.com
Kazu Ramen
Ramen, rice bowls, rolls and appetizers headline this new Gilbert restaurant.
1849 E. William’s Field Rd., Gilbert, kazuramen.com
If you’re looking for a place to try out Korean cuisine, K-Scoop won’t disappoint. Scoop up a wide variety of buffet dishes and pay $1 an ounce. If your bowl measures exactly 1 lb. you get the meal for free.
16459 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, k-scoop.com
Lake Pleasant Brewing
A new Phoenix brewery features six kinds of beers with a couple on deck. There’s no kitchen, but food trucks stop by every day.
1950 W. Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, lakepleasantbrewing.com
Little O’s Arcadia Market
The folks at O.S.H.O brewery have opened an Arcadia market with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner along with coffee and mini donuts available all day.
4910 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, littleosmarket.com
Liz Modern Asian
The Scottsdale Quarter welcomes a new Hong Kong-style restaurant that serves up favorites like Mongolian beef, orange sesame chicken and Asian barbecue.
15323 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, lizmodernasianrestaurant.com
Mifan Claypot Kitchen
Chef Johnny Chu brings clay pot Asian dishes to downtown Phoenix.
1616 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, mifanaz.com
Mr. Fries Man
Mr. Fries Man dishes out French fries with toppings and sauces galore. Chicken bacon parmesan with buffalo sauce? Yep, they can make that happen.
502 S. College Ave., Tempe, mrfriesman.com
Mr. Rice Asian Cuisine
A new Asian spot with an extensive menu has opened in Gilbert. Dine in or take out.
2475 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, mrriceaz.com
Mugsy Dogs
Home of the spiral cut hot dog, Mugsy Dogs features a variety of hot dogs and burgers and plenty of fixings for both. Mugsy Dogs also has a Gilbert location.
1005 E. Main St., Mesa, mugsydogs.com
Myungrang Hot Dog
This California-based chain featuring Korean-style battered hotdogs has opened a Mesa outlet.
1832 W. Broadway Rd., Mesa, myungrangamerica.com
The Paleta Bar
New Mexico-based chain features paletas (ice pops) with and without toppings; agua frescas; fruit cups; and other desserts.
4990 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler, thepaletabar.com
Phoenix Coqui
This Puerto Rican restaurant that started as a food truck dishes up empanadillas, fried green plantains, marinated slow roasted pork and other Puerto Rican delights.
4041 N. 15th Ave., Phoenix, phoenixcoqui.com
Located in the former El Zocalo spot in historic Chandler, Recreo is a playground-themed restaurant and bar with live music on the weekends.
28 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler, recreoaz.com
Renegade Coffee Co.
Independent coffee house Renegade opened at the end of December but held a grand opening in February. The company has another location in Scottsdale.
1242 W. University Dr., Mesa, renegadecoffeeaz.com
Publicco owner Danny Quinn has opened Rockefeller, a McCormick Ranch restaurant specializing in upscale seafood and craft cocktails.
8260 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale, rockefellerscottsdale.com
Rocky’s Got Pizza
Pick up a pizza at Rocky’s and while you’re there, snap up some saucy buffalo wings. Dine in or carry out.
4984 S. Power Rd., Mesa, rockysgotpizza.com
Ahwatukee can now claim Snowtime, a Korean dessert shop that features fish-shaped ice cream cones and fresh shaved ice “snows” in an assortment of flavors.
2095 N. Dobson Rd., Chandler, snowtimeaz.com
Social Axe Throwing
Try your hand at axe throwing while enjoying beer, wine and pizza. Group rates available.
2530 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, socialaxegrowing.com
The Spaghetti Shack
Check out the Spaghetti Shack for all your spaghetti and meatballs cravings. The Shack also offers garlic bread, meatball subs and cheesecake.
6340 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, thespaghettishack.com
Thompson 105
Tuscan-inspired, wood-fired cuisine in a beautiful space with stunning views of the McDowell Mountains.
10401 E. McDowell Mountain Rd., Scottsdale, thompson105.com
The Union Jack British Pub
Located in Scottsdale’s Sonoran Village center, this British pub features everything from sliders to fish and chips and a wide selection of beer.
15689 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, theunionjackbar.com
Vito’s Pizza & Italian Ristorante
Scottsdale is the third location for Vito’s, which serves up starters, salads, pasta, pizza and Italian-style entrees.
18221 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, vitospizza.com
Frozen Creamery in Gilbert has closed and is looking for new location.
Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant has shuttered the location on W. Peoria Avenue. They now have five Valley locations.
Giordano’s Pizza at Bell Road and 83rd Avenue in Peoria has closed.
Honey Bear’s BBQ will close its Central Avenue location in early March and Little Miss BBQ will take over the space.
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