Restaurant News

Restaurant Round-Up for 2010

The Valley of the Sun saw a lot of activity in the restaurant world in 2010. More than 100 new restaurants opened and fewer than 50 closed their doors for good, according to our tally.

Here is our Restaurant Round-Up for 2010


Al's Beef, Scottsdale
Amaro Pizzeria and Vino Lounge, Cave Creek
Amarone Ristorante, Gilbert
America's Taco Shop, Phoenix
America's Taco Shop, Tempe

Beauregard Food Co., Scottsdale
Beckett's Table, Phoenix
Big Belly's BBQ, Tempe
Big Daddy's BBQ, Scottsdale
Bliss, Phoenix
Blu Agave, Peoria - opened in December 
Bogey's Steak and Seafood, Mesa
Brick Pizzeria, Phoenix

Cafe Provence, Anthem
Calabria Italian Kitchen, Phoenix
Calico Jack's, Glendale
Canteen Modern Tequila Bar, Tempe
Cartel Coffee Lab, Phoenix
Center Bistro, Tempe
Centurion, Phoenix
Chaka Chaka, Phoenix
Chez Vous Creperie & Gelato, Scottsdale
China Magic Noodle House, Chandler
Cielo, Scottsdale
Culinary Dropout, Scottsdale
Cutie's, Tempe

DC Steakhouse, Chandler
DiVerti Bar & Grill, Tempe

Echo Coffee, Scottsdale
El Chorro, Paradise Valley

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Phoenix
Fresh Gourmet to Go, Phoenix

Garage Bar & Grill, North Phoenix
Gasper's Casual Italian, Phoenix
Giant Coffee, Phoenix

Hillstone, Phoenix

India Oven, Mesa
Iruna, Scottsdale

J Ruggs Southern BBQ, Mesa
Jimmy Woo's, Scottsdale
Jobot Coffee, Phoenix

Kanpai Sushi, Tempe

La Condesa Gourmet Taco Shop, Phoenix
La Hacienda at the Fairmont, Scottsdale
Lao Thai, Scottsdale
Le Chalet, Glendale
Lee's Cream Liqueur Ice Cream, Scottsdale
Lobby's Beef, Burgers and Dogs, Tempe
Long Wong's at the Firehouse, Tempe
Loving Hut, Phoenix
Lucky Strike Lanes, Phoenix
Lush Burger, Scottsdale

Mabel's on Main, Scottsdale
Mandalay Noodle World, Tempe
Maui Dog, Phoenix
Mekong Palace, Mesa

Nobuo at Teeter House, Phoenix
Nourish, Scottsdale

Oakville Grocery, Scottsdale
Over Easy, Arcadia

Paletas Betty, Chandler
Pita Jungle, Phoenix
PrimeBar, Scottsdale
Renegade Canteen, Scottsdale
Robbie Fox's Public House, Tempe

Sabai Modern Thai, Phoenix - opened in December
Sahara, Tempe
Secreto, Ahwatukee
Soi 4 Bangkok, Paradise Valley
Spitfire Grill and Tavern, Tempe
Stan's Metro Deli, Tempe
Starlight Cuisine, Avondale
Sunshine Moon Peking Pub, Scottsdale

Tapas Papa Fritas, Scottsdale
Tara Thai, Phoenix
Tasty Thai, Tempe
Thai Cafe, Chandler
That's a Wrap, Phoenix
The Duce, Phoenix
The House at Secret Garden, Phoenix
The Hungry Monk, Chandler
The Main Ingredient, Phoenix
The Melting Pot, Glendale
The Notorious P.I.G, Phoenix
Tien Wong, Chandler - opened in December
Touch of Thai, Scottsdale
True Foods, Scottsdale
Tryst Cafe, Scottsdale
Two Hippies Pizzeria, Phoenix

Urban 7, Scottsdale

Vatra Grillhouse, Arcadia
Viet Kitchen, Phoenix
Vitamin T, Phoenix

Zoyo Frozen Yogurt, Ahwatukee


Acua, Scottsdale
Amarone, Scottsdale
Asia de Cuba, Scottsdale
Babaloo's Cuban Cafe, Ahwatukee
Backstreet Wine Salon, Arcadia
Bacon, Scottsdale
Bad to the Bone BBQ, Scottsdale
Basis New American, Phoenix
Better Then Sex Cafe, Chandler
Black Forest Mill, Arcadia
Central Grille, Sunnyslope
Chestnut Lane Cafe, Phoenix
Drift Lounge, Scottsdale
Efes Turkish Cuisine, Tempe
El Penasco, Tempe
Fenix Eatery & Bar, Phoenix
Houston's, Phoenix - closed in December
Lola's Tapas, Phoenix
Maria Maria, Tempe - closed in December
Mill's End Cafe, Tempe
My Florist Cafe, Phoenix
Petit Fromage, Phoenix
Pop the Soda Shop, Scottsdale- closed in December
Radio Cafe, Arcadia
Regions Bistro, Scottsdale
Ricky's Big Philly, Phoenix
Sapna Cafe, Phoenix - closed in December
S'Bistro, Mesa
Simply Unique Gelato & Italian Ice, Chandler
Sucker Punch Sally's, Tempe
The Grill Next Door, Phoenix - closed in December
The Library Bar & Grill, Tempe
Toast, Phoenix
Unlimited Coffee, Phoenix
Uno's Pizzeria, Tempe
Verde, Phoenix - closed in December
Zen 32, Phoenix

Did we miss any? If you know of any restaurants that opened or closed in 2010, let us know in the comments section below.  

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