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Hungry? 16 new Valley restaurants that opened in June

Posted: 2:04 PM, Jul 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-11 19:27:29Z
Yum! 15 new Valley eateries that opened in June
Yum! 15 new Valley eateries that opened in June

A bunch of new food spots opened up around the Valley last month.

So, foodies, what are you waiting for? Scroll down to check them out and plan lunch and dinner for the next month!

If you like food challenges , watch the video above to see five of the craziest in Phoenix.

Did I miss one or do you know about one that's opening by you? Let me know. Send me an email, Josh.Frigerio@abc15.com , or a tweet, @JoshFrigerio .

Stock & Stable

Stock & Stable

Stock & Stable is an American gastropub with a touch of Italian influence. It’s located within a renovated 1950s building at The Colony, a multi-use complex, along Seventh Street in Phoenix. The inside has dark woods and old-world light fixtures, while the patio is large and open. The menu mixes simple comforts (grilled cheeseburger, crispy chicken) with dishes that may challenge your palate (beef tongue pastrami, tarragon garganelli). Read more.

IF YOU GO:
Stock & Stable, 5538 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85014
www.stockandstable.com

The Living Room

The Living Room – Ahwatukee

The Living Room opened its fourth Valley location in Ahwatukee and the company’s first restaurant with an open-air bistro. The patio has many tables with comfy, large couches. The menu offers patio-friendly and summer dishes like bruschetta, meat and cheese boards, sandwiches, flatbreads, and salads. Read more about it.

IF YOU GO:
The Living Room, 4905 E. Ray Road, Phoenix 85044
www.livingroomwinebar.com

Wink 24/Joanie Simon

Wink 24

Wink 24 is the first restaurant for Fernanda Borletti. She says the menu is “simple, relatable and meant to be shared—much like a simple wink.” The restaurant is bright with neon green fixtures, coral-painted stools and a dark wood bar and walls. The fare mixes Mexican and Italian with wood-fired pizzas, cheese and meat boards, crostinis, and salads. Read more about it.

IF YOU GO:
Wink 24, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85016
www.wink24.net

Farm + Craft

Farm + Craft opened at the end of June and is a health-conscious concept with menu items focused on gluten-free, organic and hormone-free ingredients, but with high taste. Read more about it.

IF YOU GO:
Farm + Craft, 4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85251
www.ilovefarmandcraft.com

1,000 Degrees Pizza

1,000 Degrees Neapolitan Pizza

This is the second Arizona location for the fast-casual quick service eatery. You design your own pizza and it then gets thrown in a 1,000-degree oven where it cooks in two minutes. Read more about it.

IF YOU GO:
1000 Degrees Gilbert, 2224 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert AZ
www.1000degreespizza.com

 

WaBa Grill

Waba Grill

Waba Grill is a Southern California-based restaurant that touts its menu as low fat, low calorie, low carb and high protein. Its menu is largely made up of rice bowls and specialty plates. Proteins include chicken, steak, shrimp, salmon, ribs, tofu, etc. It opened a second location in Phoenix.

IF YOU GO:
Waba Grill, 16635 Tatum Blvd., Phoenix AZ 85032
www.wabagrill.com

Carlson Creek Vineyard

Carlson Creek Vineyard Tasting Room

Carlson Creek Vineyard, which is based in Willcox, Ariz., opened a tasting room in Scottsdale. There, Valley wine aficionados can try the vineyard’s wines and pick up a bottle to bring home. Read more about it.

IF YOU GO:
Tasting room, 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
www.Carlsoncreek.com

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs opened a new location in Glendale. The sub shop has over 900 locations total. The Glendale location features a custom hand-painted mural depicting a vintage Glendale Fire Department fire truck and Glendale Police Department cruiser. It’s the second location for franchisees Paul and Nancy Lukert.

IF YOU GO:
Firehouse Subs, 13637 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale
www.firehousesubs.com

Honor Amongst Thieves

Honor Amongst Thieves

Honor Amongst Thieves is located right above Stock & Stable at The Colony in midtown. There is a staircase in the back of the building that takes you up to the dark and cozy lounge. The cocktail menu was crafted by local mixologist Stephanie Teslar. It features a cocktail menu designed to cater to anyone—those who love the classic cocktails, to those who like to challenge their palate and try something new. Read more about it.

IF YOU GO:
Honor Amongst Thieves, 5538 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85014
www.honoraz.com

Modern Round

Modern Round

Modern round is an upscale lounge and virtual shooting range. Guests use replica firearms (no ammo, CO2 only) to shoot at a projection screen and play dozens of simulated games. In the lounge, they have some interesting cocktails on the menu that feature specialty rimmed-drinks, like a crushed-Oreo garnish or one mixing sugar and cayenne. For food, Modern Round has flatbreads, salads, sandwiches, and chicken and waffles. Read more about it.

IF YOU GO:
Modern Round, 8320 W. Mariners Way, Peoria AZ 85382
www.modernround.com

Splurge

Splurge at The Orchard PHX

Splurge is an ice cream and gelato spot at The Orchard PHX, a new development space that opened in Phoenix. It also has a restaurant, Pomelo, and a market. Splurge has 12 different flavors, including one sorbet, and 18 toppings. If you have a sweet tooth, they will also have homemade cookies, cones and candy. Read more about it.

IF YOU GO:
Splurge at The Orchard PHX, 7100 N. 12th Street, Phoenix

Nishikawa Ramen

Nishikawa Ramen bills itself as the "first authentic ramen noodle bar in [the] East Valley." It had a soft opening at the beginning of the month and then closed for a few weeks to work out some kinks. It reopened on June 27, according to its Facebook page. The menu consists of various ramen dishes, tapas and donburi.

IF YOU GO:
Nishikawa Ramen, 1909 E. Ray Road, Gilbert
www.nishikawa-ramen.com

First Watch

First Watch

Breakfast spot First Watch opened two restaurants in Glendale at the end of June. First Watch acquired The Good Egg , an Arizona eatery, and all 20 of its Arizona locations. First Watch prides itself on using fresh, made-from-scratch and made-to-order ingredients.

IF YOU GO:
First Watch, 3780 W. Happy Valley Road, Glendale
First Watch, 18255 N. 83rd Avenue, Glendale
www.firstwatch.com

El Pollo Loco

Translated as "The Crazy Chicken," its signature dish is the citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken. It opened a new location off Ray Road in Ahwatukee. Its first location ever opened in 1980 in Los Angeles.

IF YOU GO:
Pollo Loco, 4728 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
www.elpolloloco.com

Mustache Pretzels

Mustache Pretzels is a start-up food truck that serves--well, it'd be tough to get it wrong--pretzels. But, they're hand-rolled and shaped liked handlebar mustaches! In June, the people behind the dough opened their first brick-and-motor store inside the Phoenix Convention Center. The owners say they'll be open during all major events at the center and will have their truck still zipping around the Valley.

IF YOU GO:
Mustache Pretzels
View truck calendar here
www.mustachepretzels.com
 

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