April 2016 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

Joe's Midnight Run is now open in Phoenix.
Joe's Midnight Run is now open in Phoenix.
Lauren Saria

With more than 20 new restaurants open in metro Phoenix, it's been a great April for the local food scene. Phoenix has a ton of new options for dining, including a second location of Nook and a third location of The Herb Box, while Chandler now has even more options for pizza, including Jet's, a Michigan favorite. 

Openings

Salad and Go, Phoenix 
The new salad spot on Pinnacle Peak Road offers healthy eats and a drive-thru option. 

The Herb Box, Phoenix 
In midtown, this is another outpost of the health-focused eatery, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner at The Colony.

Joe's Midnight Run, Phoenix 
Formerly a drive-thru liquor store, the 90's hip-hop themed restaurant caters to the late-night crowd, with a kitchen open until 2 a.m..  

My Slice of the Pie Pizzeria, Phoenix 
On Indian School Road and 38th Street, the new pizzeria in Arcadia offers a wide variety of specialty pies. 

Arcadia-favorite Nook Kitchen in downtown Phoenix is officially open.EXPAND
Arcadia-favorite Nook Kitchen in downtown Phoenix is officially open.
Lauren Saria

Nook Kitchen, Phoenix 
The Arcadia favorite now has a location in downtown Phoenix in the Hilton Garden Inn on Monroe Street, with an opulent, Art Deco-inspired interior.  

Ono Hawaiian BBQ, Peoria 
Look for BBQ chicken dishes at this fast casual restaurant, as well as short ribs and whitefish. 

Chompie's, Glendale
This is the chain's fifth location, open now at the Arrowhead Towne Center. The spot is great for breakfast dishes and bagels.

Jet's Pizza in Chandler is the same as it is in Michigan: thick, deep dish crust with crispy, almost-burnt edges.EXPAND
Jet's Pizza in Chandler is the same as it is in Michigan: thick, deep dish crust with crispy, almost-burnt edges.
Lily Altavena

Jet's Pizza, Chandler 
Transplants from Michigan will appreciate this one: This pizza joint specializes in Detroit-style deep dish pies, also offering subs and salads.

MOD Pizza, Chandler 
Chandler now has a few new options for pizza, including this restaurant, which serves thin-crust customizable pizzas.

55 Chicago, Chandler 
This new restaurant in downtown Chandler comes from the owners of The Perch. The concept's Chicago-inspired menu includes everything from burgers to fajitas to paninis.

Crisp Greens, Chandler 
The restaurant's menu offers exactly what the title implies: salad creations, including a create-your-own option.  

Los Favoritos Taco Shop, Chandler 
From tacos to carne asada fries, this taco shop serves all the dishes you'd expect to find at a taco shop in metro Phoenix. 

AZ International Marketplace, Mesa 
This new market isn't necessarily a restaurant, but it's got all the ingredients you'd need to start one. The 100,000-square-foot store is modeling itself as "an international Walmart."  

Your Pie, Mesa 
On Alma School Road in Mesa, the brick-oven pizza joint promises freshly made pies.

Koreatown, Mesa
Bulgogi, kimchi, banchan  — all sorts of Korean favorites can be found on this new spot's menu. Koreatown is located on Broadway Road in Mesa.

The Great Australian Bakery, Scottsdale 
The Australian Bakery (yes, it's right in the title) just opened up early this month in Old Town Scottsdale, serving up meat pies and pasties as well as Australian desserts. 

Tottie's Asian Kitchen, Scottsdale
The restaurant with the endless menu has opened another location, this time on Bell Road, in North Scottsdale near Scottsdale Road.

The fast-casual Hawaiian poke restaurant, Ahipoki Bowl, is now open in Scottsdale.
The fast-casual Hawaiian poke restaurant, Ahipoki Bowl, is now open in Scottsdale.
Lauren Saria

Ahipoki Bowl, Scottsdale 
fast casual Hawaiian poke bowl joint now exists in the Phoenix area. Diners can enjoy bowls they create themselves, with different kinds of fish and toppings.

Social Tap, Scottsdale 
The beer-centric kitchen offers brunch, dinner, and beer, with a wide range of menu items including clam chowder and fish tacos. 

Sel, Scottsdale
Take one look at the restaurant's menu and you can tell Sel is an upscale spot now open in Old Town Scottsdale. The restaurant's chef is Branden Levine, previously at Cafe Monarch. 

Leoni's Focaccia, Scottsdale 
From the owners of Caribbean restaurant The Breadfruit in downtown Phoenix, Leoni's Focaccia is an Italian sandwich restaurant specializing in Roman-style focaccia bread.

The Grill on Mill, Tempe 
Located on the main stretch of Mill Avenue in Tempe, the cafe will most likely appeal to hungry ASU students, serving BBQ dishes, burgers, and sandwiches.

Blaze Pizza, Tempe 
You can build your own pizza or choose a specialty pie at this new restaurant on University Drive in Tempe.

Pastries N Chaat, Tempe 
This is the Indian restaurant's fourth location in metro Phoenix. Diners will find biriyani, samosas, and more Indian classics on the menu. 

Smile Lao Thai, Tempe 
The Thai spot is now open off Rural and Broadway roads in Tempe, serving curry and noodle dishes.

Closings 

The Yacht Club, Phoenix
About one year after opening in Arcadia, chef Aaron May's The Yacht Club closed its doors quietly in April. The restaurant served seafood and cocktails in the former home of La Fontanella restaurant. 


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