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3 eateries bringing brunch, cannolis, and meatballs soon to the West Valley

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Aug 24, 2020

Update (Sept. 17): Opening dates for Sicilian Butcher, Sicilian Baker, and Hash Kitchen's locations in Peoria have been announced. Hash Kitchen will open on Sept. 30, followed by Sicilian Butcher and Sicilian Baker on Oct. 7.

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For those awaiting the openings of Hash Kitchen, The Sicilian Butcher, and The Sicilian Baker in the West Valley, the wait is -- almost, but not quite -- over. All three concepts are expected to open at Peoria's Park West shopping center in late September.

All three were initially planning to open in the spring, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, their openings were pushed back a few months, according to the restaurant group.

The openings will mark the first West Valley restaurants for restauranteur Joey Maggiore, who is part of The Maggiore Group, the Scottsdale-based restaurant company that is also behind Tomaso's and Tomaso's Italian Kitchen (Joey's dad, Tomaso Maggiore, runs the latter two concepts).

"We are looking forward to welcoming the community during these unprecedented times,” Joey Maggiore said in a statement.

Hash Kitchen is a trendy breakfast and brunch spot known for its extensive build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, in-house DJ, and a decadent array of menu items, such as Bananas Fosters pancakes, S'mores pancakes, and Banana Split French Toast. They also have scrambles, hashes, salads, burgers, and other items.

It will occupy 4,500 square feet of space and be able to seat 330 people inside and on its patio. Hash Kitchen has other locations in Arcadia, Chandler, and Scottsdale.

The Sicilian Butcher is an Italian concept that specializes in customized craft meatballs, but also has Charcuterie boards, pastas, and sandwiches on the menu. It will have a 6,000-square-foot kitchen and dining room, as well as a 2,500-square-foot patio with seating available for 400 people, a news release said.

Next door to Sicilian Butcher will be The Sicilian Baker, a customizable cannoli bar. Guests will be able to choose from a handful of cannoli shell sizes and a dozen flavored creams. It will also offer a number of traditional Italian desserts and pastries.

Both The Sicilian Butcher and The Sicilian Baker have locations in Chandler and Phoenix.

Pita Jungle, Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers, and Koibito Poke are relatively new concepts to the Park West shopping center, which is located near Loop 101 and Northern Avenue. Jalapeno Inferno, a local Mexican restaurant, Mary's Mountain Cookies, a Denver, Colorado-based cookie shop, and Creamistry, an ice cream concept, are listed as "coming soon" on the shopping center's website.