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June 2017 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

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June brought more shuffling around in the Metro Phoenix restaurant scene, with half a dozen closings and nearly 20 openings. We were thrilled to see new outposts of favorites like The Vig and Carolina's, and devastated to bid farewell to innovative dining venues like Posh Restaurant, but perhaps most surprising of all, was the restaurant that closed before it even opened its doors.


The Vig, North Scottsdale
The popular local chain added a fifth location on Bell Road (and sold its Fillmore location). Fans can expect to find the same casual fare, including burgers, fish tacos, and a wide assortment of appetizers, that are found at the other Vig locations, but this branch will also feature views of McDowell Mountain from a massive patio with outdoor games, fire pits, and lockers for those heading off for a pre- or post-dinner hike.

Camp Social, Phoenix
A summer camp-themed, casual hangout on Seventh Street is now serving up spicy pork wings, poutine, and wood-fired pizza. Don't miss the tire swing barstools.

Carolina’s Mexican Food, Mesa
The beloved family-run micro chain added a spot off U.S. 60, offering Mesa residents a great new spot to satisfy their burrito, chimichanga, and tostada cravings.

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MAS Peruvian Restaurant & Bar, Tempe
Tempe's newest answer to Peruvian food cravings is serving Peruvian-style whole chicken, ceviche, arroz con pollo, and papa a la huancaina.

Press Coffee, Phoenix
Coffee fans rejoice — Steve Kraus has opened his latest coffee joint on Central Avenue and McDowell Road, for Phoenicians looking for cold brew, pour-over coffee, and espresso.

Wine & Design, Scottsdale

A new creative studio and wine bar has opened in Scottsdale offering painting classes with local artists — and lots of wine.

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When in Rome, Scottsdale
Tomaso Maggiore's newest concept is a Roman-style trattoria on Scottsdale Road. The 5,000-square-foot space is serving up spaghetti cacio, mozzarella boards, and veal saltimbocca alla Romana.

The Organic Bean Cafe, Mesa

A family-owned, health-conscious cafe opened in Mesa, offering a large selection fair trade coffee, vegan, gluten-free, and ketogenic-friendly snacks and meals.

Pita Jungle, Queen Creek
The local favorite added a new location on Rittenhouse Road with an outdoor patio and a full bar. Fans can expect their favorite dishes, including hummus plates and Mediterranean-style wraps.