While we said goodbye to a classic Central Phoenix Mexican food destination last month, we also greeted a few new interesting concepts, including a crowd-pleaser from Sam Fox, a new brunch spot and tapas with a twist.
Pho Vn Vietnamese Cuisine, Phoenix
It looks like there's a lengthy list of different pho at this new restaurant in Phoenix on the corner of Thunderbird and 19th avenues.
613 Grill, Phoenix
Get ready for a kosher grill option in Phoenix, right on Seventh Street between Glendale Avenue and Bethany Home Road.
Another location for the Tex-Mex chain — this time on Indian School Road.
Haldi Indian Cuisine, Phoenix
The restaurant's menu includes dosas, a southern Indian dish that consists of a filled pancake, made with a special kind of batter.
The Smith, Phoenix
The Smith appears to be a trendy new spot on Indian School Road near 36th Street, serving breakfast with cage free eggs, plus sandwiches and salads.
Sam Fox's newest restaurant in on 44th Street and Indian School Road is a crowd-pleaser, with a slightly-bizarre sounding concept of rotisserie chicken and pizza.
El Panzon y Frida, Scottsdale
Color us intrigued by a new tapas destination in Old Town Scottsdale on Shoeman Lane. The ambitious menu offers grilled octopus served with spicy aioli and pomegranate, a goat cheese mousse with red wine compote and smoked lamb pastrami on rye.
J's Kaiyo Sushi + Bar, Scottsdale
In the strip mall on Miller Road near Old Town Scottsdale, this restaurant is the newest in the competition to dominate Scottsdale's sushi scene.
Ahipoki Bowl, Tempe
The Poke trend has made it to ASU's part of town, with Ahipoki Bowl opening up in Tempe right along Rural Road and next to the new Halal Guys restaurant.
This new spot in Goodyear is dedicated to serving up "coffee and sandwiches", according to its minimalist website. The menu offers an interesting mix of vermicelli, rice bowls and tea, as well.
Bush's Chicken, Glendale
The new fast-food chain hails from Texas, serving up your average fried chicken meal combinations.
Smokin Fins, Chandler
With sushi, soup and other fish dishes, there's a lot offered on the modern menu at this seafood-themed Chandler eatery.
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The iconic Macayo's on Central Avenue is officially closed and the building is being readied for a tear-down. We hope you managed to sneak in a last-minute visit to say goodbye to an orange piece of Phoenix history.