August Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix
Last month saw the closing of the one and only Saladworks in Arizona, but we welcomed two new pizza outlets and one Chandler neighbor bar and grill. Plus, fall is just around the corner and that means a whole slew of new eateries to look forward to. For now, here are the goodbyes and hellos from last month.
Evie Carpenter Vietnamese pepper shrimp with tomato and a sticky rice cake from The Gladly.
"Chef Bernie Kantak, Andrew Fritz and mixologist/bar master extraordinaire Richie Moe, the triumvirate responsible for Scottsdale's Citizen Public House, took what was formerly Ruth's Chris Steak House in the Biltmore area and have created a space, menu and hefty assortment of cocktails that people are sure to be talking about far beyond this weekend."
- The Attic, Arcadia
- Huss Brewing Co., Tempe
- The Brooklyn Cafe, Scottsdale
- Nabers, Chandler
- Bombay Spice, Phoenix
"When Arcadia's Cave & Ives Portico Grill shuttered in April, it didn't take long for a new project, called The Attic, to take the place of the two-year-old Mediterranean-inspired restaurant from owners and brothers Cary and Ivan Morrow (Sacks Art of Sandwicherie) -- in fact, it took one day."
"Huss Brewing Co. comes courtesy of husband-and-wife team Jeff and Leah Huss, who spent over three years working to bring their dream of owning a brewery to life (Jeff is a graduate of the Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology and former head brewer for BJ's Brewery in Chandler and Leah's been the managing partner at Scottsdale's Papago Brewing Co. since 2001)."
"In July, chef-owner David Antonelli announced he was giving Voltaire Restaurant, the 30-year-old fine-dining spot of classic French cuisine in North Scottsdale, a much-needed makeover."
"Chandler-ites who enjoy live music, comfort food, and craft beer might want to meet their new neighbors this week -- interestingly enough, in the form of a bar and restaurant called Nabers."