March was a busy month in the restaurant scene with more than a dozen new restaurants opening all over town. Some of the newest restaurants in the Valley include second and third locations of already popular spots, while others represent the sophomore efforts of well-loved local chefs.
On the downside, we had to say good-bye to a handful of restaurants last month — including a Scottsdale bar and restaurant that's been a landmark destination for decades.
- Twisted Grove, Scottsdale
- Mornin' Moonshine Coffee, Phoenix
- Teriyaki Madness, Mesa
- Cuisine & Wine Bistro, Gilbert
- The Yacht Club, Phoenix
- Stone & Vine Urban Italian, Chandler
- Oregano's Pizza Bistro, Goodyear
- Mexx32, Phoenix
- Toscana Osteria, Glendale
- Forno 301, Phoenix
- Slickables, Mesa
- Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers, Chandler
- O.H.S.O. Brewey, Phoenix
- Craft 64, Scottsdale
"Twisted Grove's menu seems designed to give something to everyone. So the question becomes not whether you'll find something you like, but rather whether what you think you'll like actually tastes good."
Teriyaki Madness, which already has locations in cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and Austin, serves Asian-inspired bowls, plates, and noodle dishes. The menu allows diners to customize their meals by choosing a protein, base (white rice, brown rice, noodle, etc.), and a side.
"At the new Cuisine & Wine Bistro owners Fabrice and Mairead Buschtetz plan to focus more on food, with a new menu that draws inspiration from international cuisines."
"This latest restaurant took over the space that once housed La Fontanella on Indian School Road, bringing East Coast preppy sensibility and lots of seafood to the heart of the Arcadia neighborhood."
"East Valley residents have a new place for Italian-inspired eats and wine with the opening of Stone & Vine Urban Italian, a restaurant from JGP Restaurant Concepts."
"The newest Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers is located at 1980 W Germann Road in Chandler, in the Pecos Ranch Shopping Plaza. At 6,000-square-feet, it's the largest restaurant in the chain, and also includes a large outdoor patio."
"Dog lovers and beer fanatics of the Paradise Valley area, get excited. Within the next few weeks, O.H.S.O Brewery will open a third location at 10810 North Tatum Boulevard, in the Paradise Valley Marketplace on the northwest corner of Tatum and Shea."
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- Greasewood Flat, Scottsdale
- Sochu House, Phoenix
- Astor House, Phoenix
"If you want to get a piece of Greasewood Flat's history for yourself, mark your calendar for April 11. Many of the restaurant's antiques and decorative items — including wagons, tractors, and even a 1940s Ford pickup — will be up for auction though SAM Auctions both online and in person."
"The restaurant served neo-Asian cuisine, including many dishes originally made popular at the chef's previous downtown Phoenix restaurant, Sens. Chu, who was born in Hong Kong and has opened and closed several restaurants around town over the years, opened Sochu House in July 2012."