A year is a tiny eternity in the restaurant industry and 2012 was no exception. We saw plenty of new players step onto the field, old favorites make their exits and some of those new players fail to make to make it work before the ball dropped on 2012.
See Also: --2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings
In an effort to keep things organized, we've listed everything in reverse chronology and listed openings and closing separately for clarity.
2012 Restaurant Openings: December Tammie Coe (Central) Zappones Liberty's Biscuits Searsucker Pig & Pickle Fate Brewing Company Voila French Bistro Wine Bar Puerto Rico Latin Grill (Previously El New Yorican Puerto Rican)
October Bar Louie Federal Pizza Tavern Americana Ciao Grazie Shine Coffee on Vernon Bertie's Vintage Isabella's Kitchen Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant K.I.S.S Back East Pizza and Beef Joint Northside Sandwiches Firehouse Tempe
September Nighttime Nosh My Popcorn Kitchen The Grind (Grayhawk) La Prima Donna The Handlebar & Grill Vovomeena Rusconi's American Kitchen Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (New Location) Market Street Kitchen The House
August Matt's Big Breakfast (New Location) Angels Trumpet Ale House The Skinny Italian Kitchen The Dhaba Cafe Sai Wan Hong Kong Bistro Taps (Peoria) Humble Pie (Peoria) Bad Mother Cluckers Sevens' Bistro Los Dos Molinos Davanti Enoteca Barista Cafe La Prima Donna Milargo
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