Tucker Woodbury to Open Linger Longer Lounge in Phoenix Later This Month

Lauren Saria
It's been well over a year since the once popular north Phoenix drinking hole 16th Street Sports Bar closed its door but now there's some good news for residents of the neighborhood around 16th Street and Maryland.

Local restaurant developer Tucker Woodbury will open a new bar and restaurant in the space within the next few weeks. Called the Linger Longer Lounge, the new concept will be similar to Woodbury's Arcadia speakeasy-style bar The Little Woody.

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ROK Social House Offers Korean Food and Soju Cocktails Old Town Scottsdale; Here's the Menu

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If you're a fan of dark dining rooms, good- looking people, and Korean barbecue short ribs, then you might want to know about ROK Social House, a new-ish restaurant and bar in Old Town Scottsdale.

The dining and drinking spot comes courtesy of Andrew Nam, as in the man behind such similarly themed spots as Geisha-A-Go-Go and Stingray Sushi, and is located in the former home of Smashboxx nightclub.

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Lawrence Dunham Vineyards to Open Tasting Room in Scottsdale Next Month

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Later this fall Scottsdale will welcome its first Arizona vineyard wine shop and tasting room when the Lawrence Dunham Vineyards Wine Gallery tasting room and shop opens at 6951 E. 1st Street.

The southern Arizona winery's tasting room will be taking over a redeveloped ranch house on the southwest corner of Goldwater Boulevard and First Street in downtown Scottsdale.

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Social Box Neighborhood Eatery to Open Later This Month in Chandler

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We've got some bad news for fans of Iguana Mack's in Chandler -- but good news for those who like their lunch with a side of community giving.

A new restaurant called Social Box Neighborhood Eatery will be opening later this month at 1371 North Alma School Road in Chandler. That's the former home of Iguana Mack's, a neighborhood joint that served an eclectic menu of burgers, salads, Mexican entrees, and more.

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September Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

Lauren Saria
Tempe's got a new spot for late night eats-- and it isn't greasy pizza!
Phew! We think we can declare the dreaded summer slump officially over. That's because, with a very busy Arizona Restaurant Week wrapping up and only two spots on our closing list, it looks like most of our favorites have made it through the dead zone and into fall. While it's a damn shame that we did lose two Phoenix staples this September, we're also seeing new life in the dining scene all across the Valley.

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Delice Bistro: Late-Night Pastry Shop, Restaurant Now Open on Mill Avenue in Tempe

Lauren Saria
An apple danish and savory croissant from Delice Bistro.
Heads up, Tempe night owls and bar-goers. There's a new dining option located off Mill Avenue that's going to be serving pastries, crepes, and more until 2:30 a.m. on weekends.

The restaurant and bakery called Delice Bistro opened Thursday at 690 South Mill Avenue, at Centerpoint on Mill.

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Welcome Diner to Open Chicken and Donut Restaurant in Phoenix

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We could pretty much live off the fried chicken and biscuit Little Birdy sandwich -- with beignets for dessert -- at Welcome Diner, and now all of that goodness is about to be available at a location southeast of Welcome Diner's current set-up.

Although details on the new Michael Babcock venture are still limited, the name, Welcome Chicken + Donuts, is set and promises both.

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Revo Pizzabar to Open Inside Tempe Transit Center Next Month; Here's the Menu

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A new restaurant, Revo Pizzabar, will open early next month at 200 East Fifth Street in Tempe -- inside the Tempe Transit Center just off ASU's Tempe campus and steps from Mill Avenue.

The new restaurant was created by the founder of the well-loved and now-defunct Tempe brewpub Bandersnatch and will serve a menu of European-style pizzas, pastas, and salads. Oh, and did we mention online ordering and delivery seven days a week? Revo will have that too.

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GrabbaGreen to Open Third Location at CityScape in Downtown Phoenix

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The Gangam City salad
When it comes to eating healthy, the general assumption is that it's a pain in the butt and pretty expensive. But since opening its first fast-casual restaurant in Scottsdale last year, GrabbaGreen has been proving neither assumption is true.

The restaurant, which serves an all-natural menu of gluten-free foods, already has two locations in Scottsdale and has now set its sights on a third locale: Downtown Phoenix. GrabbaGreen recently signed a lease at at 50 W. Jefferson at CityScape and will open its newest outlet in December.

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Sol Diablo Cantina in Tempe Re-Open Under New Ownership; Here's the New Menu

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After closing in April, Sol Diablo Cantina in Tempe has reopened for business -- this time under a new owner: Luis Millan, a local entrepreneur and restaurateur. Millan brings substantial experience in the restaurant industry to the table, including time as the executive chef for Canteen Modern Tequila, as well as the sous chef for Fox Restaurant Concepts.

Along with the new owner comes a complete renovation and an updated menu with dishes such as Skirt Steak Carne Asada and ten different kinds of tacos.

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