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Four New Metro Phoenix Restaurant Openings This Week (Plus One Coming Soon)

Four New Metro Phoenix Restaurant Openings This Week (Plus One Coming Soon)
Timur Guseynov
The flurry of new restaurant openings across the Valley continues this week with the launch of several new branches of old favorites, as well as a brand-new Mesa coffee shop.

Patricia Escarcega

Carolina’s Mexican Food finally opened in Mesa on June 1
In case you missed it, the long-awaited opening of this beloved micro chain's Mesa location opened on the northwest corner of Country Club Drive and U.S. 60 last week. The family-run business has four other locations, the first of which opened in 1968. The launch has been delayed several times since its announcement last year, but as of this week, Mesa residents can now get their burrito and tostada fix close to home.

click to enlarge THE ORGANIC BEAN CAFE
The Organic Bean Cafe


The Organic Bean Cafe is opening today, June 9, in Downtown Mesa

This family-owned, health-conscious cafe is opening at 40 North MacDonald Street in Mesa today, with a grand opening featuring live music and tarot readings (okay...) from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight. The shop will be serving up organic, fair-trade coffee and food and beverage options for vegan, gluten-free, and ketogenic diets, including the infamous ketogenic bulletproof coffee made with organic coconut oil and organic grass-fed butter. In keeping with their earth- and health-savvy theme, the shop itself is a sustainable project, made entirely of repurposed materials.


Wine & Design is opening a studio in North Scottsdale on Tuesday, June 13
This popular date night option, which offers two-hour painting sessions led by local artists (with wine, of course), is opening a new location in North Scottsdale. In celebration of the opening they are hosting five days of discounts and deals from complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres to $15 children's classes that include Italian ices and popcorn. Check their website or call 480-247-6836 for more details.

click to enlarge WHEN IN ROME
When in Rome
When in Rome is opening Wednesday, June 14
Restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore is opening his newest concept, a Roman-style trattoria, on Scottsdale Road on Wednesday. The massive 5,000-square-foot, heavily themed space will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving dishes like spaghetti cacio e pepe and fresh mozzarella boards.


Pita Jungle Queen Creek is officially opening on Monday, June 26
Local fast-casual favorite Pita Jungle is opening a new location in Queen Creek on Rittenhouse Road at the end of June. The new restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as a Saturday and Sunday brunch. The space will feature a dining room, full bar, and outdoor patio.

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Felicia Campbell has written about food, culture, and cars for digital and print publications all over the world and is the author of The Food of Oman: Recipes and Stories from the Gateway to Arabia (Andrews McMeel, 2015). Her husband learned quickly that she’d rather get a bag of avocados than a bouquet of roses.