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.
7000 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, br.coffee
Red velvet pancakes, chicken Florentine crepes, classic eggs benedict and club sandwiches are some of the dishes you’ll find here.
1158 W. Washington St., Tempe, 646-545-9272
Café Morning Buzz
All the usual breakfast offerings plus pizza, salads and fish tacos at Gilbert’s newest breakfast and lunch spot.
2540 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, morningbuzzgilbert.com
The Sheraton Phoenix is now home to Carcara, a new restaurant concept replacing District Kitchen and Wine Bar. Executive chef Chaz Frankenfield will oversee the Sonoran-inspired menu.
320 N. Third St., Phoenix, carcararestaurant.com
Cartel Roasting Co.
Cartel’s latest location is housed in a 1915 bungalow in the historic Coronado neighborhood.
2201 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, cartelroasting.co
Second location for this Chinese and Mexican fusion restaurant, where you can pick up quesabirrias, birria ramen and Mexican milkshakes.
6140 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, chino-mex.com
Cousins Maine Lobster
Lobster dishes galore at Cousins’ first Arizona outlet located in VIB Best Western Hotel.
511 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe, cousinsmainelobster.com
Tucson-based Eegee’s has opened a third Valley location, this time in south Gilbert. Grinders, subs and frozen treats galore.
3640 S. Val Vista Dr., Gilbert, eegees.com
Homage Coffee House
New coffee house in Glendale serves up lattes, cappuccinos, pour-over slow drip coffee and vegan pastries.
7021 N. 57th Ave., Glendale, homagecoffeehouse.com
Sharing space with new Thai restaurant Lom Wong, this bar specializes in Asian-American style cocktails.
218 E. Portland St., Phoenix, @khlaphx
La Fonda Mexican Restaurant
Family-run Mexican restaurant La Fonda has relocated from Tempe to Chandler.
2051 W. Chandler Rd., Chandler, lafondatempe.com
Pop-up favorite Lom Wong now has a brick-and-mortar location helmed by Yotaka and Alex Martin.
218 E. Portland St., Phoenix, lomwongaz.com
Mesquite Fresh Street Mex
Family-owned concept featuring modern Mexican food. Drive-through and walk-up window only.
4875 N. Val Vista, Gilbert, eatmesquite.com
Choose-your-own protein and toppings for tacos, burritos, nachos, bowls, tostadas or quesadillas. Dine-in, take-out or delivery.
4241 W. Thunderbird Rd., Phoenix, mexcelentetacos.com
The former Persian Café now houses a third location of Miss Dessert, a Hong-Kong style sweets and boba drinks eatery.
1335 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, missdessertus.com
There’s a new breakfast and lunch spot on Mill Avenue run by Tempe residents Adrian and Ronetta Yracheta. They serve everything from eggs and waffles to salads and sandwiches. They also have a bar – chocolate milk and whipped vodka? Why not?
3224 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, nettachetas.com
Chef Paulo Im (Obon Sushi) and team recently opened Obon Bisutoro at Biltmore Fashion Park, serving up beautiful plates of glazed miso cod, garlic fried chicken, nigiri and handrolls. They also offer a beef tasting flight with prime and A5 Wagyu cuts.
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, obonsushi.com
Palma/Cham Pang/Ghost Donkey
Three “casual yet elevated” restaurants, cocktail bars and a duck pin bowling alley under one roof, featuring Korean, Szechuan, American, Japanese and Southeast Asian dishes and a boatload of craft cocktails.
903 N. Second St., Phoenix, palmaphx.com; champanglanes.com; ghostdonkeyphx.com
Fork & Dagger Hospitality has opened Sake Haus in the monOrchid building in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. Get ready to dig into fresh nigiri, traditional maki rolls, sashimi and lots of sake.
214 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, sakehaus.net
A locally-owned Smoothie King franchise store has opened in Gilbert.
5482 S. Power Rd., Gilbert, smoothieking.com
Society by EVO
The former GuacStar space on Rural and University in Tempe is now home to Society by EVO, a late-night restaurant and bar from EVO founder Nick Neuman and partners.
920 E. University Dr., Tempe, societybyevo.com
The Bar Gilbert
The Bar Gilbert, which has a Pulp Fiction theme, is brought to you by the folks behind the Big Lebowski-themed The Bar Arcadia.
366 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, thebarphx.com
Twist Hot Chicken
Chicken sandwiches and tenders (they also have vegan versions) with your choice of heat: mild, medium, hot or can’t touch this.
8386 W. Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, twisthotchicken.com
Bar patrons will find 30 craft beers on tap and a slew of canned beers. You can bring your own food or order from Sauce Pizza & Wine located next door and they’ll deliver it to you.
75 E. Rivulon Blvd., Gilbert, untappd.com
Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux
A new franchise sports bar featuring Cajun cuisine has opened in the former Sweet Tomatoes space in the Gilbert Gateway Towne Center.
4928 S. Power Rd., Mesa, go.walk-ons.com
This craft beer bar has a rotating selection of Pacific Northwest and local Arizona brews and a small bar bite menu.
1817 E. Baseline Rd., Gilbert, wickedrain.com
World of Sourdough
Houston-based chain of soup and sandwich restaurants has opened its first Arizona outlet in Avondale. Look for sourdough bread sandwiches, bread soup bowls and salads.
10220 W. McDowell Rd., Avondale, worldofsourdough.com
ZONA Cantina & Cocina
This restaurant has a little bit of everything from tomahawk steaks and grilled fish plates to quesabirria tacos and sushi rolls.
5609 E. McKellips Rd., Mesa, zonacantina.com
The original location of Hooters at the Arizona Center in Downtown Phoenix has closed after 32 years.
Hong Kong Asian Diner in Tempe has called it quits after 19 years.
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