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After Two Years, Scottsdale's Chop and Wok Rises from the Ashes

Cheeky rock 'n' roll-themed Chinese restaurants don't die, they just wait two years before resurrecting themselves in a nearby location.

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At least that's the case for Chop and Wok. Established in 1986, the decades-old "gourmet Oriental wok star bar" in North Scottsdale suffered a fire in 2011. And this week, after nearly two years of remodeling efforts at its old location, the restaurant resurfaced in a new space just steps away -- and its loyal fans couldn't be happier.

"It's nice, but not too nice," jokes Jamie Mather, who bought Chop and Wok in 2002.

And Mather's got some new ideas in store for this old favorite.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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