New year, new restaurants? Apparently.
It's been a big month for openings in Phoenix, when we've been gifted with two new noodle spots wrapped in one, another Matt's Big Breakfast in the Biltmore neighborhood, and an intriguing speakeasy (keep that one on the down-low). We also said goodbye to a popular breakfast spot in Tempe.
Otakumen and Pat & Waldo’s, Phoenix
Need to overload on carbohydrates? Otakumen and Pat & Waldo's, which share a space on the ground floor of the Orpheum Lofts, serve both ramen and pasta.
Melinda's Alley, Phoenix
Downtown Phoenix's newly opened speakeasy is located under the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel. Tipsters say to look for the red light bulb if you're in search of craft cocktails.
Maria's Frybread and Mexican Food, Phoenix
Opened in a strip mall off Thomas Road, this restaurant serves Mexican fare including burritos, tostadas, and tamales, as well as sopaipillas, a close cousin to fry bread.
Matt's Big Breakfast, Phoenix
What was once Noca in the Biltmore neighborhood is now the popular breakfast joint, Matt's Big Breakfast. A fourth location in Tempe is coming soon.
Pita Jungle, Phoenix
Central Phoenix is now home to another Pita Jungle location, this time on Seventh Street and Missouri Avenue. This 5,000-square-foot addition is the biggest Pita Jungle yet.
This pocket-size coffeehouse is Porsche-inspired, perfect for anyone who loves both cars and coffee. The beans at the new shop are from San Francisco's Four Barrel Coffee.
Stacy's Pampered Pig, Phoenix
Barbecue master Stacy Phipps opened this new restaurant in the space of the former Hidden House bar and lounge. The menu includes ribs, brisket, and pulled chicken and pork.
Egg N' Joe, Scottsdale
This new spot in North Scottsdale serves omelettes, German pancakes, and other breakfast dishes.
Inde Fusion, Scottsdale
Indian-fusion cuisine? Could be interesting. The menu at this new Gainey Ranch restaurant includes tandoori tacos and ribs with a masala rub.
Old Town Gringos Restaurant & Bar, Scottsdale
Opened in the former home of Dos Gringos in Old Town Scottsdale, Old Town Gringos serves Tex-Mex style eats and drinks.
The Kettle Black Kitchen & Pub, Phoenix
The new restaurant in downtown Phoenix is just in the midst of a soft opening and offers an "elevated pub experience," with wings, burgers, fries, and more.
Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, Mesa
This location is a part of the Utah-based chain's expansion into the metro Phoenix area, with other stores in Colorado, Idaho, and Texas.
Nana Tee's Hometown Dogs, Phoenix
The menu at Nana Tee's includes dogs smothered in all sorts of different ingredients.
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Thai Long-An, Phoenix
Find this new Thai spot on Seventh Avenue between Camelback and Indian School Roads, in the Melrose neighborhood.
Eddie Merlot's, Scottsdale
This steakhouse chain promises "prime-aged beef and seafood" in North Scottsdale. Look for an extensive wine list.
Orange Table, Tempe
This restaurant was once a popular brunch spot, but it mysteriously shuttered in January.