New Restaurant Alert

May 2017 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

Brunch at Tacos Tequila Whiskey, which opened in May in Arcadia.
Brunch at Tacos Tequila Whiskey, which opened in May in Arcadia. Mehdi Taghavi (architect-mehdi)

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click to enlarge Abdul Charra, during Couscous Express' prime. - JACKIE MERCANDETTI
Abdul Charra, during Couscous Express' prime.
Jackie Mercandetti
Couscous Express, Phoenix

Owner Abdul Chaara told New Times that business at the McDowell Road location of Couscous Express dropped off after the election, prompting his decision to close the restaurant's doors for good.

Rice Paper, Phoenix

The second location of an upscale Vietnamese restaurant, Rice Paper in the Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix, closed in May after the first location in the Coronado neighborhood closed last year.

Crab & Mermaid, Scottsdale

A food truck remains, but the brick-and-mortar location of the Crab & Mermaid has officially closed in Old Town Scottsdale. The restaurant was open for a little more than a year.

Remington's Restaurant and Lounge, Scottsdale

After three decades of fine dining, Remington's in Scottsdale at The Scottsdale Plaza Resort closed its doors — but the space will live on as an events venue starting this fall.

Moonshine Whiskey Bar and Grill, Tempe

The Mill Avenue bar closed at the very end of May, with one final celebration. There's rumors that the space may undergo a rebranding and reopen at the end of the summer.

British Open Pub, Scottsdale

After 14-years slinging pints in Scottsdale, this British football pub closed its doors for good on the last day of the month.
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