Metro Phoenix's 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

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Laura Hahnefeld
Searsucker's scene.

A year is a tiny eternity in the restaurant industry and 2012 was no exception. We saw plenty of new players step onto the field, old favorites make their exits and some of those new players fail to make to make it work before the ball dropped on 2012.

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--2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

In an effort to keep things organized, we've listed everything in reverse chronology and listed openings and closing separately for clarity.

2012 Restaurant Openings:
December
Tammie Coe (Central)
Zappones
Liberty's Biscuits
Searsucker
Pig & Pickle
Fate Brewing Company
Voila French Bistro Wine Bar
Puerto Rico Latin Grill (Previously El New Yorican Puerto Rican)

November
Oil & Vinegar
Abe's
Central Bistro
Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen
Fate Brewing Company
Daily Bistro
So We Meat Again
Proof
The Four Peaks Taproom at Wilson
Olivastro

October
Bar Louie
Federal Pizza
Tavern Americana
Ciao Grazie
Shine Coffee on Vernon
Bertie's Vintage
Isabella's Kitchen
Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant
K.I.S.S Back East Pizza and Beef Joint
Northside Sandwiches
Firehouse Tempe

September
Nighttime Nosh
My Popcorn Kitchen
The Grind (Grayhawk)
La Prima Donna
The Handlebar & Grill
Vovomeena
Rusconi's American Kitchen
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (New Location)
Market Street Kitchen
The House

August
Matt's Big Breakfast (New Location)
Angels Trumpet Ale House
The Skinny Italian Kitchen
The Dhaba Cafe
Sai Wan Hong Kong Bistro
Taps (Peoria)
Humble Pie (Peoria)
Bad Mother Cluckers
Sevens' Bistro
Los Dos Molinos
Davanti Enoteca
Barista Cafe
La Prima Donna
Milargo

July
Songbird Coffee & Tea House
Brat Haus
Squash Blossom
Crepe Bar
Tediberto's
SoChu House
Desert Roots Kitchen
The Skinny Italian Kitchen
Los Dos Molino's

Location Info

Venue

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Filiberto's Cantina

7111 E. Thomas Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Liberty's Biscuits

, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Circle H Barbecue - CLOSED

730 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

White Sage Espresso - CLOSED

2639 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Calistro California Bistro - CLOSED

18221 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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bruce_a14

I am pleaased as punch to hear that Narcisse Champagne Lounge closed down.  I used to work Security at the shopping/office development where Narcisse was located.  Narcisse routinely over-served their customers and did nothing to discourage bad behavior.  Worse, they catered to a set of over-privileged, over-moneyed snotbags who felt there could never be any consequences to their actions.  (I call it Scottsdale Syndrome: "I drive a BMW, so fuck you.")  Drunks, fights, public urination and sex acts, sexual assaults were so common I ended up knowing some Scottsdale Police officers by their first names because they showed up so often.  Narcisse closing down makes the world a cleaner and better place.

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