Over the past month, the valley’s dining scene has hosted a family-run Vietnamese restaurant, a new laid-back sushi restaurant and bar in Old Town Scottsdale. Doors also opened to Union Jack, a British themed bar, and Mochinut, a Japanese dessert spot showcasing mochi. One Valley Restaurant, Character Distinctive Dining, closed during the month.
Below, check out the full list of Phoenix restaurant scene openings and closings starting September 2021.
Cobre Cuisine & Cocktails
7142 East 1st Street, Scottsdale
The American bra, Cobre Cuisine & Cocktails, landed in Old Town Scottsdale this month. The restaurant offers citrus-brined pork chops, sea bass and slow-cooked baby back ribs.
Taqueria Wandering Donkey and Tequila Bar
10121 East Bell Road, # 150, Scottsdale
Formerly a food truck, the Wandering Donkey Taqueria and Tequila Bar open at the southwest corner of Bell Road and Thompson Peak in northern Scottsdale. The menu highlights nine different types of tacos, including roasted cauliflower and mushrooms, chili-baked lamb, and beer-crispy sea bass tacos.
Unos Tacos and Birria
1859 South Stapley Drive, # 106, Mesa
The second location of Unos Tacos and Birria opened in Mesa. Quesadillas, burritos, tacos and other Mexican specialties will be served.
1950 East Williams Field Road, Gilbert
Sam Fox hosted the newest location of Flower Child to Gilbert. The healthy concept restaurant offers wraps, salads and other nutritious dishes.
Taqueria Supermacho El Hefe
4425 North Saddlebag Trail, # 101, Scottsdale
After doing million dollar renovations, Taqueria Supermacho El Hefe reopened in Scottsdale with a new assortment of tacos and quesadillas. Discounted mimosas for weekend brunch are planned.
Cooper’s Hawk Vineyard and Restaurant
3325, boulevard Chandler Ouest, Chandler
Cooper Hawk’s Vineyard and Restaurant opened in Chandler. Relax with a variety of wines and beers. Bistro dining options like pasta, burgers and sandwiches are available. The restaurant and cellar organize tastings and offer memberships to wine clubs.
5350 South Lakeshore Drive, Tempe
Head to Tempe to find out Pool, a restaurant with European-inspired cuisine (Italian, Spanish and Mediterranean), with a relaxing view of the lake. The restaurant is available for private events.
1 North 1st Street
The place for quick and casual breakfast Morning compressionwelcomes guests to its third location in downtown Phoenix. Choose from waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs, and the regular breakfast fare. Brunch highlights include sandwiches and salads.
Howler’s Restaurant and Sports Bar
1026, promenade Gilbert Sud, Gilbert
Howler’s Restaurant and Sports Bar reopens in time for college and pro football. The menu has not changed and offers bar fare and standard beers.
5055 West Ray Road, # 8, Chandler
The family-run Vietnamese restaurant, Fu Belly, is now open to Chandler. There are seven varieties of pho, rice bowls, and restaurant stir-fried egg noodles. Don’t skip on the chicken meatballs and the homemade pho.
6501 East Greenway Road, # 123, Scottsdale
Kierland Commons added Sushi Crush like his last restaurant. The quick and casual sushi restaurant serves Korean cuisine, as well as sushi.
1950 East Williams Field Road, # 102, Gilbert
Sam Fox’s premier East Valley location, Northern Italy, welcomes restaurateurs in Gilbert. The menu features salads, small platters, and entrees like a chicken parmesan sandwich and wagyu steak.
Panchita’s Mexican cuisine
710 West Elliot Road, Tempe
A restaurant based in Yuma, Panchita’s Mexican cuisine, opened its second branch in Tempe. Burritos, tacos, quesadillas and tortas are part of the menu. The menudo is served on Friday and Saturday.
Blue 32 Sports Grill
2028 North Gilbert Road, Mesa
Opening of its fourth site in Mesa, Blue 32 Sports Grill welcomed sports fans this month. Fried chicken, pizza and fish and chips are some of the main dishes on the menu. Happy hour is from 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The flag of England
15689 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale
The flag of England, a British themed bar, has opened where the skeptical chemist once resided. An English breakfast is available throughout the day. Of course, there is fish and chips. It is a place where British transplant recipients can relax while watching football or cricket matches.
117 East Southern Avenue, Tempe
A bakery based in Los Angeles, Mochinout, opened its first location in Tempe. Donuts are available in 25 flavors. Those in the mood for something salty can opt for Korean rice flour hot dogs.
After opening 10 months ago, the owners closed Character Distinctive Dining located on Roosevelt Row. Alias, the underground bar behind the restaurant, is also permanently closed.