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2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

Ncounter opened on Mill Ave. this past August
Ncounter opened on Mill Ave. this past August

2011 was a busy year for the Valley restaurant scene. We added more than 100 new restaurants and lost just under 50. Just in case you forgot about some of the newcomers, or missed the news that one of your favorite restaurants closed, here's a look back ... 


2011 Restaurant Openings                                                                                                                             
January 
Fuego Tacos, Phoenix
Citizens Public House, Scottsdale
The Rum BarPhoenix
Perk Eatery
Phoenix
Cafe ProvenceNorth Socttsdale
Don Jose Mexican Food
Phoenix
Truffles Grand American GrillScottsdale
Shea 32
Phoenix
Jimmy John's, CityScape
TK's Urban TavernScottsdale
Royal Coffee, The Biltmore
Parc Central
Scottsdale
Narcisse Champagne & Tea Lounge
Scottsdale
Tanzy,
 Scottsdale
The Herb Box
Scottsdale
Litchfield'sLitchfield Park

More after the jump...

February

The Arrogant Butcher, CityScape
The DawgFather Grill, Phoenix
The Dugout Sports Grill, Ahwatukee
Kitchen 56, Arcadia
My Goodness Cakes, Phoenix
Sekong By Night, Phoenix
Slice Cake Designs, 480-522-9520 by appointment only 
Thirteen North Grille, Phoenix 

March
El Hefe, Scottsdale
Coal Burger, Scottsdale
City Market Deli, Scottsdale
Truffles, North Scottsdale
Mellow Mushroom, Tempe
BLD, Chandler

April

May
Spinato's Pizzeria, Ahwatukee
Smashburger, Tempe Market Place 
Wedge & Bottle, Ahwatukee
Capriotti's, Mill Ave. Tempe
Cave & Ives, Arcadia 
Shinbay, Scottsdale

June
Gengis Grill, Glendale
Humble Pie, Phoenix
Kokoro Sushi & Noodle Bar, Arizona Center
Thai Basil, Phoenix
Xtreme Grind, Chandler 
Stingray Sushi, Scottsdale Quarter
Stacy's Smokehouse, Scottsdale
Rita's Italian Ice, Arrowhead
Copper Blues, CityScape Phoenix
Brugo's Pizza, Esplanade Phoenix

July
Taco Migo, Tempe
Tilted Kilt, CityScape
Fat Ass Burger, Phoenix
Naked Pizza, Goodyear

August
21 Cakes, Scottsdale
Flame Burger, Chandler
Coal Burger, Chander
Oregano's, Tempe

September

October 
Nachobot, Phoenix
Green, Phoenix
Nami, Phoenix
Tom's Tavern, Phoenix
The Sushi Room, Chandler 

November 
Thirsty Lion, Tempe
Cold Beer & Cheeseburgers, North Scottsdale
Studio Movie Grill, Scottsdale
NoRTH, Arcadia
Old Town Whiskey, Scottsdale 
Cave Creek Tap Haus, Cave Creek
The Sweetness, Phoenix (inside Fair Trade Coffee)
Five R Cha Thai, Phoenix (in the same spot Thai Elephant used to call home)
O.H.S.O, Arcadia

December
Barrio Queen, Scottsdale
Raising Cane's, Arcadia
Citizen R+D, Scottsdale
Distrito, Scottsdale
BoomBozz Taphouse, Gilbert 

2011 Restaurant Closings

January


February
Metro Brasserie, Scottsdale
Simply Bread , Phoenix

March
Lis Doon Varna, Peoria
Chaka Chaka, Phoenix
Bomberos, Sunnyslope
Dunkin' Donuts, Mill Ave.

April

May
Kanpai Sushi, Tempe 

June
The Living Room, Phoenix - now Humble Pie 
Marie Callender's, All Arizona Locations

July
Parc Central, Scottsdale
Brugo's Pizza, Phoenix
Taberna Mexicana, Scottsdale
Trader Vic's, Scottsdale
Boa Bistro, East Mesa

August
Oaxaca, PHX & Sky Harbor locations 
Sola Coffee, Scottsdale (becoming Cartel)
Krispy Kreme Donuts, all locations except for Mesa 

September

October
Sweet Sensation, Phoenix
Thai Elephant, Phoenix (Tempe is still open) 

November
Bloom, Scottsdale
Market Bistro, Both locations, North Phoenix and Scottsdale
Texano's, Tempe

December
Local Breeze, Phoenix
Maui Dog, Phoenix 

Did we miss anyone? Let us know in the comment section below. 
 

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