February Restaurant Openings and Closings

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A beautiful salad from newcomer Baratin

After our super busy January, the restaurant world seems to have slowed down a bit in February. We still added a few new spots to our growing restaurant scene, and luckily we only had to check a couple off the roster.

February 2012 Openings

Pho Cao, Tempe
Fritz's Footlongs, Mesa
How Do You Roll?, Phoenix
Phoenix Cheesesteak Co., Phoenix

Big Jimmy's $5 Pizza, Tempe
Baratin, Scottsdale
Bodega, Scottsdale
AZ Wine Merchants, Scottsdale
Mia Francesca, Scottsdale
The Oink Cafe, Phoenix
Citizen Espresso Bar, Phoenix

February 2012 Closings

Lola Coffee Midtown, Phoenix
Silvana Bistro, Scottsdale
Morton's Steakhouse, Phoenix

Did we miss anyone? Leave us a comment!

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7121 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

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David M. Johnson
David M. Johnson

Also, Nimbus American Bistro N Brewery
7001 N. Scottsdale Road
(Seville Shops)
* the old Roy's and short-lived Taberna spot
All the great Nimbus Beers plus 24 craft tap handles
Happy Hour 3 to 7 PM  Daily
Reverse HH 10-Close Sat and Sunday
I'll manage the place so come see me.


There is a small family restaurant on central just north of southern, El Chiltepin! Awesome people, AMAZING food!


Limeloght dipping bar closed.

Jasmine Gonzalez
Jasmine Gonzalez

At some point, Viet Kitchen on 1st Ave closed, and is now a sushi restaurant.


Can't tell for sure, but it looks like Off Da Hook Soul Food is closed.

Slade Grove
Slade Grove

Lola's Coffee Midtown was purchased by a former employee (Tiffany) and they've had a name change along with a "vibe remodel."  It's still open but it's now called Citizens Espresso Bar. Same location but much better hours. Thanks for extended the hours Tiffany and Team.


Heads up, too... the bar next to Amsterdam on Central Ave in downtown Phoenix is now a restaurant called Miami. It's open. Walked by it this weekend. Looking forward to trying it.

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