Despite chef and restaurateur Aaron May's contention that there had been a miscommunication when he was locked out of his taco shop in downtown's Cityscape at the end of April after a landlord-tenant dispute regarding back rents, his restaurant, Vitamin T, opened for nearly a year and a half, has officially shuttered.
In its place will be Fuego CityScape, from owner Jeff Ward, who also operates Fuego Bistro in north Central Phoenix, its more casual spinoff in the Camelback Esplanade, Fuego Tacos, and the newly opened Fuego Cantina in a former Chuy's in Phoenix.
Here's what Fuego CityScape has in store for downtown diners.
Set to open in the first week of June, Fuego CityScape will offer modern Mexican cuisine and cocktails such as housemade sangria and craft mojitos.
The menu, highlighting local ingredients and small plates of Mexican fare, will include dishes such as pernil tacos with mango salsa, signature empanadas, carne asada mini tostadas, sliders, and a Sangria Salad with organic greens, strawberries, apples, goat cheese, candied walnuts and a sangria vinaigrette.
Will Ward's Fuego CityScape fare better than May's Vitamin T? Given the amount of variables, time might be the best answer for that question.