Mexican-American Fusion Restaurant Coming to Arcadia

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"I grew up in Arcadia, and went to Arcadia High School, so this location just felt right."

That's Reed Johnson, owner of Milagro Grill, a new Mexican-American fusion restaurant planned to open in mid-August at 4280 East Indian School Road, at the corner of a strip mall and in the former home of Joey's of Chicago. Johnson, who's been in the restaurant business for years, tells me Milagro Grill is the first restaurant he's owned and that he's excited about the location (In the last few months, the stretch of Indian School Road between 36th and 56th streets, has become a popular place for new establishments.).

Heading up Milagro Grill's cuisine is chef James Fox, who was most recently at Big Earl's BBQ in Scottsdale after working with chef Matt Carter at The Mission and Zinc Bistro and spending time in Mexico as a personal chef.

So what can diners expect?

Johnson says he and Fox have been testing dishes for the past seven months, and that Milagro Grill's Mexican-American menu will feature appetizers like housemade salsas, taquitos, tacos, flatbreads, and skewers as well as entrees like steaks, fish, and Fox's country-style ribs with chilaquiles.

Milagro Grill will also sport a new, 1,400-square-foot patio and a full bar featuring tequilas, margaritas, and several wine selections.

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terryberntson
terryberntson

Well about time you will be great hard work,time,and you already know where that goes . See you in Oct. Terry

terryberntson
terryberntson

Good job know some one is looking down Ann favorite phrase. ---/ ----/ it.

jcoassolo70
jcoassolo70

Good for you Reed! We will definetly come and check you out!

Bjfox17
Bjfox17

Thats my cousin James Fox...from experience the food will be unbelievable!

Steve D.
Steve D.

Tee Pee has its place in the neighborhood and its loyal customers (I'm one). But I think a lot of the love for Tee Pee is rooted in nostalgia, and the straightforwardness of its sometimes bland meat-cheese-tortilla-deep fried menu. If Milagro has more grilled and fresh made items like the post indicates it'll probably sufficiently differentiate itself from the Tee Pee, at least a lot more than Joey's did from Chicago Hamburger.  I'd love to see it succeed and wish them luck. 

JK Grence
JK Grence

Joey's had the problem of going in so close to Chicago Hamburger Company, which has a decades-long clientele enjoying a very similar menu to Joey's. Now, there's a Mexican-ish place opening with Tee Pee just down the street. Will Milagro manage to make their menu different enough? I wish Johnson the best, as I love seeing a great new restaurant open in my neck of the woods. But personally, I think he is out of his mind opening in that location. May he prove me wrong.

some one
some one

I live in the neighborhood and hope Milagro Grill will have some vegan options. 

Ny
Ny

Interesting wording "Johnson, who tells me he's been in the restaurant business for years..." The Reed's family owns Macayo's.

Stephanie Lough
Stephanie Lough

 I agree - Tee Pee is the real down-n-dirty delicious Mexican food. I think Mexican-American fusion will be different enough. I, for one, am stoked for this restaurant!! (I hope they serve chimis!)

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