Hash Kitchen Expands, Hogs N’ Hops Closes For Maggiore Restaurant Group

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Maggiore Culinary Concepts is moving more of its eggs into the breakfast basket.

The family-owned group, which runs Tomaso’s, Tommy V’s and Vivo! Ristorante, plans to open two more Hash Kitchen restaurants.

Hash Kitchen, a brunch spot, opened last July at Shops at Gainey Village in Scottsdale in the former Cuttlefish Ocean Kitchen, a seafood concept from the Maggiores.

Hash’s menu hit a vein, said Joey Maggiore, the company’s executive chef.

“We’re really creative on the food side,” he said. “You get gourmet craft food for breakfast. The reception has been huge.”

The second Hash is slated to open in June near Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard and Thompson Peak Parkway in Scottsdale. A third is planned to open by 2017 in Arcadia. Eventually, there will be five Hash locations around Phoenix, Maggiore said.

In addition to opening the new breakfast kitchens, the culinary company will close Hogs N’ Hops BBQ in Scottsdale and open another Tomaso’s.

The barbecue restaurant wasn’t a good fit for the area demographics, said Maggiore, who closed it on April 2. The center took back the space.

Hogs N’ Hops BBQ “needs to be in a location where there are a lot of families. It was wrong for the (Gainey Village) center,” he said.

The new Tomaso’s should open by September. Maggiore didn’t share the exact location, but said it would be near Pinnacle Peak in Scottsdale. His father, Tomaso Maggiore, will be part of building up the new restaurant, which will showcase “true Sicilian food, what Dad loves,” he said.

For more information checkout  thehashkitchen.com and tomasos.com.

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