We'll always remember April as the month we said adios to every single Baja Fresh in the Valley. But at least we welcomed quite a few new friends to ease the pain.
- Ahi Revolving Sushi in Gilbert
"Opened on April 5 at 940 South Gilbert Road, Ahi Revolving Sushi serves up plastic-topped, conveyor belt fare as well as the option to special order what you don't see passing by from a server."
Read our first impressions in the Ahi Revolving Sushi First Taste
- Mr. Pizza in Mesa
"Mr. Pizza, a locally owned shop on 2706 East University Drive, opened at the beginning of April. It makes its own dough. It makes its own sauce. And if you're a Mesa-ite who's looking to have your pie brought right to the front door, Mr. Pizza delivers within a three-mile radius."
And if you want to see the menu, we've got that too.
- Tempe's Front Porch in Tempe
"Featuring seating for 130, three fire pits, a bar, food, and a backdrop of Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake, the new patio, called Tempe's Front Porch, is located at 100 South Mill Avenue."
Get the whole story about this addition to Monti's Casa Vieja in the original story
- C.A.S.A. in Tempe
We checked out the spot with mac n' cheese burritos and playful Mexi-fusion fare
- Rito's Mexican Food in Surprise
- Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill (southwest corner of 16th Street and Bethany Home Road)
- Game Seven Grill at Chase Field in Phoenix
- Salut Kitchen Bar in Tempe
- Gluttons in Tempe
- Brix Wine Spot in Cave Creek
"After five years of ownership, husband-and-wife team Brian and Nancy Frank are closing their little wine shop in Stagecoach Village to start what they're calling a new chapter in their lives. Notably, another iteration of Brix."
But don't worry, they'll be back...
- Baja Fresh (all locations)
"Finish off that Burrito Ultimo® and take one long, last look at that salsa bar, folks. Baja Fresh is closing up shop in the Valley."
It's a trek, but you can still get your Baja-fix on at other locations in Arizona
- Cave & Ives Portico Grill in Arcadia
"Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes served up in a cozy, second-story neighborhood bistro in Arcadia will be no more following tonight's service: Cave & Ives Portico Grill is shuttering."
They almost made it through, but announced the news on the last day of the month:
- Buster's on the Lake in Scottsdale
- J. Alexander's in Scottsdale
- The Breakfast Joynt in Scottsdale
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- Mike's Kitchen & BBQ
- La Piccola Cucina in Phoenix
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