Restaurateurs Allen and Traci Thompson have been busy this year.
In March, they opened Chick Rotisserie & Wine Bar in the Arcadia Village shopping center, on the southwest corner of Camelback and 40th Street. This fall, the Thompsons added a second location of their burger spot, The Grind, at 20511 North Hayden Road in the Grayhawk area of North Scottsdale.
And in June, the Thompsons opened their third concept, Mad G's Grill & Tavern, at 19 East Broadway (Broadway and Mill) in Tempe. But less than six months later, the bar and restaurant, which defined itself as "'pub grub' at a higher level," has shuttered.
Mad G's menu, created by The Grind and Chick chef Bevin O'Neil, featured American favorites like wings, Angus beef burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas. And a healthy selection of beers, including a house brew, were not only or drinking -- many were used in the cooking process, too.
Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.