# Locally owned
Popular Black-Owned Restaurant Has Closed
A local restaurant and club has officially closed.Kelly Sikkema/Unsplash. It takes several years for most restaurants to become profitable. With the amount of time and money investments required to start a restaurant and club from the ground up, the funding needed to pay employees, and the cost of advertising and letting the community know of the new establishment, many businesses simply don’t have the available funding to survive several years of underwater profits. Add on the problems restaurants have faced over the last two years and it’s more difficult now than ever before. One popular Scottsdale restaurant with a solid fan following has discovered this difficulty firsthand and is now closed.
Home Cooked Mexican Restaurant Opening Soon
Home cooked Mexican food will soon be available near you.Roberto Carlos Roman/Unsplash. When it comes to food, nothing beats home cooking. There really is something to say regarding that little extra love that’s put into the food. It’s not a fancy recipe whipped up in a test kitchen designed to go off of some new trend ingredient or style. It’s a tried and true recipe that, oftentimes, has been passed down from generation to generation. It’s possible to taste all of the history and the heart that goes into every bite. And now, there is a Mexican home-cooking restaurant opening up in the coming days in Albuquerque’s Old Town.
Locally Owned Chicken Sandwich Restaurant Now Open
Grab yourself a chicken sandwich from the new restaurant.Jennifer Burke/Unsplash. For fans of spicy chicken sandwiches, most options in metro Phoenix hail from outside of the city. In fact, most aren’t even regional chains, as restaurants have migrated into Arizona from all corners of the United States. From the Deep South to Southern California, there aren’t many born and raised Arizona-based chicken restaurants pecking around the Valley. That, however, has now changed, as one chicken and fries joint has now opened and is serving up an assortment of chicken options, based right in the heart of metro Phoenix.
Local Restaurant Suddenly Closes, Gone After 12 Years.
A local Phoenix restaurant has closed.Tim Mossholder/Unsplash. Many restaurants around greater Phoenix see a downturn in visitors during the summer months. From snowbirds not yet arriving for the fall and winter months to patrons not coming out due to the extreme heat, summer can prove challenging for a number of restaurant owners throughout the Valley. And now, this summer has claimed another restaurant, although this time the restaurant is one that has called metro Phoenix home for over a decade.
One Stripe Chai is For the Tea Lover in You
"I <3 Chai" tea in cupPhoto by René Porter on Unsplashphoto. I've always loved Chai Tea ever since I can remember. So, when I came across this locally owned tea company, I had to try out their product.
New Restaurant With Massive Patio Set to Open
A new restaurant is opening this fall.Outcast India/Unsplash. Greater Phoenix is an excellent area for anyone who loves the opportunity to enjoy a large patio space. The freedom to eat indoors or outdoors throughout most of the year is a highlight and a major selling point for many restaurants. And now, the Valley is about to welcome a passive new patio open in the coming months.
Popular Restaurant Forced to Close Due to Costly New Lease
A long time restaurant is now closed for good.Tim Mossholder/Unsplash. Roosevelt Row in the heart of Phoenix has seen significant upgrades and renovations over the last several years. With it has come a number of new high-profile restaurants. It’s also brought with it higher leasing agreements, with restaurants paying significantly more now than ever in the past. And now, the swelling lease numbers have forced a long-time favorite restaurant out of its location in Roosevelt Row.
New flower and coffee shop just opened in Scottsdale, with the youngest store front owner in AZ!
Stemistry, a new flower and coffee shop in Scottsdale AZ, just opened it doors! This cute shop offers unique things like bouquet making classes and super specialty coffees, even combining flowers and coffee for things like a Rose Latte! The owner of Stemistry, Dylan Capshaw, is one of the youngest store front owners in the state of Arizona at just 16-years-old! Check out the interview to learn more about the shop and Dylan himself. Stemistry.com @Stemistry
Best family-friendly brunch spot to start your day in Monterey: First Awakenings
We got lucky that day with no wait at the restaurant! I’m sure First Awakenings is always packed on the weekends so be sure to plan your time accordingly! We had a great experience: the service, prices, portions, and food were all fantastic. Can’t wait to visit again! Address: 300 David Ave, Monterey, CA 93940
Mediterranean Fine Dining Restaurant Opening Soon
A new fine dining restaurant is opening soon.Madie Hamilton/Unsplash. For anyone who’s been searching for a new sit-down restaurant offering an assortment of meat cuts and kitchen flair from around the world, a new destination is opening up soon in metro Phoenix to help fill and satisfy that void.
New Fire-Infused Restaurant Opening in Downtown
A new fire-infused restaurant is opening downtown soon.Anton Darius/Unsplash. For anyone who has attempted to drive through downtown Tucson in recent months, they probably found themselves in bumper-to-bumper traffic and orange traffic cones blocking off entire lanes. Construction has been going on in Tucson for the better part of the last several years, and while it has made it difficult at times to navigate the city, it has helped bring in new buildings as well as new restaurant opportunities. So for those who don’t mind battling through some of the construction dust, a new restaurant is set to open downtown.
New Spicy Chicken Sandwich Restaurant Now Open
Get your spicy chicken sandwich fix today.Eiliv-Sonas Aceron/Unsplash. The spicy fried chicken sandwiches have been in a continual flex over the last several years. Sales are up around the country, and more and more restaurants are looking to add these items to their menu. And now, there are entire establishments opening up that cater specifically to those who love hot chicken sandwiches. That includes Twist Hot Chicken, a new chicken sandwich restaurant opening soon in metro Phoenix.
New Drive-Through Coffee Shop Opening, Unique Brewing Process Used to Cut Waiting Time
More coffee options are coming your way.Nathan Dumlao/Unsplash. When you’re running late for work or need an afternoon pick-me-up, nothing hits the spot like a cup of Joe. But stopping and popping into a favorite coffee shop sometimes isn’t a viable option, and others might not want to pull into the drive-through of a national chain. For those looking for a quick way to grab locally produced coffee, there’s a new opportunity to do just that.
Local Restaurant Icon Closes Unexpectedly
Another Tucson icon has closed for good.Tim Mossholder/Unsplash. Another long-time Tucson restaurant establishment is closing its doors for good. Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea made it official, posting on its Facebook page that it would be shutting its doors and not reopening, calling it quits after 38 years in business.