Opening/Closing

Here Are All the Phoenix Restaurants That Opened and Closed in August

There were several restaurant openings in August in the Valley.
There were several restaurant openings in August in the Valley. Ingo's Tasty Food
Over the past month, the Valley food scene welcomed Ingo's Tasty Food, Inchin's Bamboo Garden, and a Filipino barbecue place, The Flaming Pig. More pizza joints opened, including another Lou Malnati's, Illimitato Pizza, and Throne Brewing and Pizza Kitchen.

We also lost five restaurants in the area this month. Below, check out the full list of openings and closings in the Phoenix restaurant scene from August 2021.

OPENINGS

Ingo's Tasty Food
101 East Washington Street, Suite A

Burgers, chopped salad, and pastries from La Grande Orange are among the menu offerings from Ingo's Tasty Food.


Inchin's Bamboo Garden
17 East Boston Street, Chandler
Inchin's Bamboo Garden highlights fusion food from India, Malaysia, and China. Its second location opened in Chandler this month.

The Paleta Bar
521 South College Avenue, #107, Tempe
There are 25 locations of The Paleta Bar. The most recent location opened in Tempe. Patrons can customize their own paletas with flavors, dips and toppings.

click to enlarge Taco Boys opened its second location in Tempe. - JM PHOTO
Taco Boys opened its second location in Tempe.
JM Photo

Taco Boy's
1015 South Rural Road, Tempe

The second location of the casual Mexican eatery Taco Boy's has opened in Tempe. The menu includes burros, tacos, quesadillas as well homemade horchatas. We reviewed the original location in 2020.

Illimitato Pizza
1152 North Power Road, #107

Illimitato Pizza opened its second location in Mesa this month. Check 'em out on Facebook here.


Throne Brewing and Pizza Kitchen
1326 North Central Avenue

The Glendale restaurant Throne Brewing and Pizza Kitchen has opened a second location in Phoenix. The newest location showcases sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and brews.

Hi 5 Tea
225 West Warner Road, #102, Chandler

Hi 5 Tea offers bubble tea as well fried rice and noodle dishes, pad Thai, stir fry, pho, vermicelli noodles, and ice creams.

click to enlarge Creamistry opened it first West Valley location in August. - CREAMISTRY
Creamistry opened it first West Valley location in August.
Creamistry

Creamistry
1235 North 98th Avenue, Peoria

The ice cream joint Creamistry opens its first West Valley location in Park West.

Tacos Tapatio
Corner of Recker and Brown
Tacos Tapatio is the newest food truck to make its debut in Mesa. It's open somewhere between two and four days a week (check their social media accounts for the schedule). Taco Tapatio serves Jalisco-style tacos, burros, as well as quesadillas.

Flaming Pig
1534 West Camelback Road
Filipino barbecue restaurant Flaming Pig offers Korean meatloaf and soups, as well as barbecued meats on a platter or sticks.

Fryd Bird
1038 West Southern Avenue, #1, Mesa

A new fast-casual chicken joint has opened in Mesa. Fryd Bird specializes in fried chicken, paired with dipping sauces and waffle fries.

click to enlarge Chilaquiles from the Bread and Honey House. - JACKIE MERCANDETTI
Chilaquiles from the Bread and Honey House.
Jackie Mercandetti

The Bread and Honey House
4801 East Indian School Road
The newest location of The Bread and Honey House opened in Arcadia. The menu features avocado toast, fish tacos, chilaquiles, and omelettes.

Saigon Bistro
2041 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler

The Vietnamese restaurant Saigon Bistro features a live lobster tank. The Chandler restaurant serves six types of pho, noodle and rice dishes.

Mesquite Fresh Tex Mex
1730 West Happy Valley Road
The eighth location of Mesquite Fresh Tex Mex, a fast-casual Mexican eatery, opened its doors in Phoenix. The menu includes burritos, tacos, and bowls.

click to enlarge Deep dish pizza continues to flood Phoenix. - LOU MALNATI'S
Deep dish pizza continues to flood Phoenix.
Lou Malnati's

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria
3510 East Baseline Road, Suite L5-D-103, Mesa

Lou Malnati's Pizzeria launched its first East Valley location. The restaurant is currently open to takeout and delivery orders only.

Supreme Shawarma
4929 West Ray Road, #1, Chandler
The Mediterranean eatery serves kabobs, shawarma, lamb chops and gyros. Supreme Shawarma took over the space that previously housed Turkdish Mediterranean Cuisine.

The Caspian Cup
2268 East Williams Field Road, #108, Gilbert
A dessert shop, The Caspian Cup serves several flavors of shaved ice, popsicles, ice cream, and other cold treats. Try the creamy coconut ice or coffee ice to start.

Manuel’s Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
4210 South Arizona Avenue, Chandler

Manuel's Mexican Restaurant & Cantina has opened its eight location in the Valley in Chandler. Baja fish tacos and seafood enchiladas are some of the highlights on the menu.

click to enlarge La Hacienda closes after four years. - JACKIE MERCANDETTI
La Hacienda closes after four years.
Jackie Mercandetti
NOTABLE CLOSINGS

La Hacienda
The Chandler Mexican restaurant has closed after four years.

Copper Still Moonshine Grill

The four-year-old sports bar closed its Chandler location. The Gilbert location remains open.

Teakwoods Tavern & Grill
After 15 years, the Gilbert area Teakwoods Tavern & Grill closed its doors. The lease ended and the restaurant owners decided to close.

Howler’s Restaurant & Sports Bar
Located in Gilbert Town Square, the sports bar closed after one year of business. The Chandler location still is open.

Twisted Sugar
The Utah-based bakery was only open a year and closed its door this month. 
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Rudri Patel is a lawyer turned writer and editor. She is the co-editor of the online literary journal The Sunlight Press and on staff at Literary Mama.
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