Metro Phoenix's 2012 Restaurant Openings and Closings

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A year is a tiny eternity in the restaurant industry and 2012 was no exception. We saw plenty of new players step onto the field, old favorites make their exits and some of those new players fail to make to make it work before the ball dropped on 2012.

See Also: --2011 Restaurant Openings and Closings

In an effort to keep things organized, we've listed everything in reverse chronology and listed openings and closing separately for clarity.

2012 Restaurant Openings: December Tammie Coe (Central) Zappones Liberty's Biscuits Searsucker Pig & Pickle Fate Brewing Company Voila French Bistro Wine Bar Puerto Rico Latin Grill (Previously El New Yorican Puerto Rican)

November Oil & Vinegar Abe's Central Bistro Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen Fate Brewing Company Daily Bistro So We Meat Again Proof The Four Peaks Taproom at Wilson Olivastro

October Bar Louie Federal Pizza Tavern Americana Ciao Grazie Shine Coffee on Vernon Bertie's Vintage Isabella's Kitchen Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant K.I.S.S Back East Pizza and Beef Joint Northside Sandwiches Firehouse Tempe

September Nighttime Nosh My Popcorn Kitchen The Grind (Grayhawk) La Prima Donna The Handlebar & Grill Vovomeena Rusconi's American Kitchen Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (New Location) Market Street Kitchen The House

August Matt's Big Breakfast (New Location) Angels Trumpet Ale House The Skinny Italian Kitchen The Dhaba Cafe Sai Wan Hong Kong Bistro Taps (Peoria) Humble Pie (Peoria) Bad Mother Cluckers Sevens' Bistro Los Dos Molinos Davanti Enoteca Barista Cafe La Prima Donna Milargo

July Songbird Coffee & Tea House Brat Haus Squash Blossom Crepe Bar Tediberto's SoChu House Desert Roots Kitchen The Skinny Italian Kitchen Los Dos Molino's

June Stacy's Pit Stop BBQ Gina's Homemade Mad G's Tavern The Chedda Truck Devil's Diner Tacos Sonora Grill Twirl Frozen Yogurt Charr Del Frisco's Grill Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

May El Santo Cantina y Mas Rehab Burger Therapy Praying Monk Kelly's at South Bridge Fuego Cantina

April Ranch House Grille Astor House Big B's Hangover Paisan's Pizza & Italian Kitchen D'Lish Kitchen & Coffee House Warsan Isa's Pizza Crudo

March SOL Cocina, Khyber Halal Nimbus American Bistro & Brewery Chutney's Postino East Texas BBQ House

February Big Jimmy's $5 Pizza
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Mia Francesca
The Oink Cafe
Citizen Espresso Bar

January Zen's Cafe Pollo Sabroso Chloe's Corner Downtown Pizza Lounge The Spot Five R Cha Thai Italian Restaurant Fiesta Grill The Little Woody Cask 63 Slickables Ice Cream Sandwiches

2012 Restaurant Closings: December Tediberto's Circle H Barbecue White Sage Espresso Calistro California Bistro

November Nimbus Bistro Red Mango on Mill Prime Provisions Sophie's French Bistro Narcisse Champagne Lounge Zaidi's Grill Mad G's Taylor's Cafe (Now Daily Bistro)

October Mamma Mia Express Pizza & Subs Blondie's Sports Bar Cave Creek Coffee Co. Sabor Cubano The Sweetness Contigo Peru Mediterranean Buffet

September Stacy's Smokehouse BBQ Fusion Sushi & China Bistro Turkish Kitchen Paldo Market Floyd's Kitchen Gaspers Casual Italian Dining Golden Buddha Lao Ching Hing

August Taco Migo Sushi Eye In Motion Garlic & Shots Enzo's Gelato and Coffee Bar China Max Golden Buddha Lao Ching Hing Sonora Mesquite Grill

July Urban Tea Loft Next Coffee Co. Royal At Market Enzo's Gelato and Coffee Bar Padre's Modern Mexican

June Skye Texas BBQ House (Scottsdale location) Aiello's East Coast Italian Dining Stir Fry Paradise

May Padre's Modern Mexican Bacchanal Greek Restaurant Vitamin T Burgers & Bottles Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar

April Joey's of Chicago (Arcadia) The Compound Grill Beauregard Food Co. Pasta Primo Italian Bistro Bar En Gril

March The Matador

February Lola Coffee Midtown
Silvana Bistro
Morton's Steakhouse

January Beet StrEAT Food Truck DiVerti Iruna McComick & Schmick's Bonfire Bar & Grill

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