There's nothing worse than looking forward to eating at your favorite local restaurant all day, only to show up and find that it's closed. Unfortunately, during summer in Phoenix that can be a pretty common occurrence.
With the snow birds and the tourists mostly long gone, things get slow -- like, really slow -- for those in the hospitality business. As such, many of our favorite local chefs and restauranteurs choose to shut down or cut back on hours to rest up, relax, and do some R+D.
Here are 19 independent Phoenix restaurants will summer hours or closures this year.
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Barrio Queen: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday until Friday, October 30
Binkley's Restaurant: Closed all of July
Café Bink: Closed Mondays through summer
Bink's Scottsdale: Closing at 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday until fall
Bink's Midtown: Closing at 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 p.m. on Sunday until fall
Cork: Closed Tuesday, July 1 through Monday, July 14
Crudo: Closed Tuesday, July 1 through Monday, July 14
FnB Restaurant: Closed Friday, July 4 through Sunday, July 6; Open Wednesday to Saturday in August
Geordie's at Wrigley Mansion: Closed all of July
House of Tricks: Closed Monday, June 30 to Thursday, July 24
Market Street Kitchen: Regular hours except Saturday and Sunday closing at 9 p.m. (instead of 10 p.m.)
Petite Maison: Open for dinner from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday; Happy hour from 3 to 6 p.m.; Sunday Champagne brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Posh Improvisational Cuisine: Closed Closed Tuesday, July 1 through Saturday, July 5; Open Tuesday night (ramen), Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until early September
Quiessence: Closed Tuesday, July 1 through Monday, July 28
Rancho Pinot: Open Monday through Saturday 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Closed first two weeks of July
Razz's Restaurant: Open Wednesdays through Saturdays until Monday, June 16; Closed June, July, and August
Sassi: Closed Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5; Open 5:30 to 9 p.m. (bar at 5 p.m.) Tuesday through Saturday until mid September