10 Most Chef-Anticipated New Restaurants in Greater Phoenix

Categories: Bites & Dishes

Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail laura.hahnefeld@newtimes.com.

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Evie Carpenter
The Gladly, from the owners of Citizen Public House, opened in Phoenix last Saturday.
The Gladly, the new American restaurant from Chef Bernie Kantak, Andrew Fritz, and mixologist Richie Moe (Citizen Public House), opened last Saturday, making it the latest of several anticipated restaurant openings in the Valley this year.

With five of the best restaurants of 2013 (so far) making my list last week, and several more still to come, which ones are Valley chefs most excited about? I asked a few of them and this is what they had to say.

See also: The Five Best New Phoenix Restaurants of 2013 (So Far)

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Chef James Fox,
Bootleggers

I have to start off by saying that one of my favorite restaurants in the Valley is The Parlor. That said, I'm excited for chef Jared Porter's modern noodle and dumpling house [Clever Koi] to open. I have been saying for the last few years that I hope the concept of Asian comfort food will gain speed in our culinary landscape.

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Chef Matt Taylor,
Market Street Kitchen

I was really happy when I heard my dear friend Gio Osso was opening Virtú. He's very talented and I love his cooking -- not to mention he's an awesome dude and the biggest Van Halen fan I know.

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Jeff Kraus
Chef and Owner, Crepé Bar

The Gladly, simply because the gang from Citizen Public House -- especially Andrew [Fritz] and his crew -- are spot on for creating great experiences, and the Clever Koi from the brilliant Jared Porter and Joe Abslor. Also, something in Tempe that has life and is near Crêpe Bar. This area is starving for more flavor.

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Monique Aros
Monique Aros

Can't wait to start crossing some of these off my list!

Barb Walters Harris
Barb Walters Harris

couldn't agree more with Jeff Kraus at Crêpe Bar. South Tempe needs more great eats!

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