November marked the end of the road for eight metro Phoenix restaurants, some closing only one of multiple locations and some ceasing operations for good.
A bakery that sold custom cupcakes in Gilbert for nine years and a supermarket that provided Asian food essentials to the Valley for more than 20 years have closed their doors, along with some shorter-lived restaurants as well.
Brat Haus closed after opening in July and Xian Fusing no longer holds its place at Mekong Plaza after less than a year.
Here are eight Valley restaurants that closed in November.
Rott n’ Grapes RoRo
The owners of Rott n’ Grapes, a wine bar and restaurant on Roosevelt Row, decided to close the business’ doors and focus on the original uptown location on Central Avenue close to Camelback Road.
The downtown restaurant and bar was a larger space with a full-service restaurant, bottle shop and lower level lounge. The remaining location offers a smaller food menu and pet-friendly patio.
Desert Eagle Brewing Company
Desert Eagle Brewing Company closed its Falcon Field taproom in northeast Mesa this month. The company announced the closure on Facebook, citing landlord disagreements. The brewery maintains its original location on Main Street in downtown Mesa.
Brat Haus and DoH!
Just months after opening, the new location of Old Town Scottsdale beer garden and restaurant Brat Haus has closed. The hot dog and beer-centric spot opened a small, fast-casual style location on 16th Street in Phoenix earlier this year.
With the closing of the Phoenix restaurant also comes the closure of DoH!, a doughnut shop focusing on booze-infused treats.
Super L Ranch Market
After being pushed out its previous location, Super L Ranch Market is closing for good. The Asian food grocery store had been open for close to 20 years and in its Scottsdale location since 2017. Owner Charlie Lai told The Arizona Republic he’s focusing on his other business, Izzy’s Bakery & Cafe, which remains open in Mesa.
Snoh Ice Shavery
After three years of shaving ice in downtown Phoenix, Snoh Ice Shavery closed on Nov. 10. The shop specialized in Asian-style desserts including taro shaved ice and custard pudding.
Snoh owner Tony Chanthavong told The Republic the reason for the closure is increasing rents downtown. But fans of Snoh can still get their treats at the original location on the northwest corner of Camelback Road and 10th Street.
Caketini, a local cupcake and cake shop, has closed its doors after nine years in business. The store, owned by husband and wife team Cathy and Mike Monoscalco, is closing but the cakes aren’t gone forever.
The team announced on their Facebook page that online orders will still be accepted, but the company will not maintain the brick and mortar location.
Caketini was located at the SanTan Village shopping center in Gilbert.
Xian Fusing Cafe
Chef Michael Leung opened Xian Fusing Cafe early this year, adding to the collection of eateries inside Mesa’s Mekong Plaza. The restaurant veteran has owned Asian restaurants around the Valley since 1984. His latest venture focused on Sichuan and Xi’an-style cooking with noodle soups and creamy curries.
The restaurant abruptly closed and now features paper-covered windows and a banner that advertises a new restaurant called Tasty Pot.
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