North Scottsdale’s Local Bistro celebrates re-grand opening

Local bistro

Local Bistro, located at 20581 N. Hayden Road in the Hayden Peak Crossing shopping plaza, has reopened its doors with a fully renovated interior and patio area as well as enhanced menus and generous weekly features.

Local design architect and restaurant designer Ivonek Badilla, principal of EVODESIGN, and in collaboration with Todd Kessell of Platinum Commercial and Ron Hecht of Valley Architecture led the remodel.

In addition to the upgrades, patrons’ suggestions were taken into consideration as a way to express gratitude to the local community that has embraced the eatery since the day it opened, according to German Osio, founder and CEO of Osio Culinary Group, Local Bistro’s parent company.

The menu at Local Bistro—known for its wood-fired pizzas, fresh-caught seafood and hand-selected steaks—has a number of new additions including:

  • Handmade Burrata with crispy eggplant, tomato- chili marmalade, fresh mint.
  • The Meatball…and Spaghetti:Giant meatball, light tomato sauce, torn basil, ricotta, garlic bread.
  • Heirloom Tomato Trio:Thai style with melon, roasted tartare, stuffed with ricotta and basil.
  • Mediterranean Garganelli:Artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, white wine, crispy capers.
  • 45 -Day Aged New York Strip au Poivre: 14 ounce, center cut steak with brandy cream sauce, Lyonnaise potatoes and cippolini onions.
  • Tuna Tartare:Avocado, crème fraiche, jalapeno pesto, sesame crisp.

“Our new seasonal brunch, lunch and dinner menus take Local Bistro’s beloved flavors to a whole new level,” said Mr. Osio.

“In addition, our Beverage Director Bill DeGroot has once again proven his craft with new cocktail recipes, including brand new frozen drinks. We are also glad to introduce a state-of-the-art climate-controlled wine cellar to provide the ideal environment for our thoughtfully-selected wines.”

Improvements to the space and ambiance, which were designed to enhance the dining experience, include new lighting, floors, walls and furnishings; an expanded bar with additional windows opening to a new side patio; additional televisions at the bar; expanded and refurbished patio seating area; and more.

To celebrate the re-opening, Local Bistro is inviting its regulars as well as new guests to come see the renovation and stay for the specials.

“We have always enjoyed being the ultimate neighborhood restaurant where guests feel comfortable celebrating all of life’s occasions, from casual lunches to business dinners, to drinks with friends and even marriage proposals. Our new décor, menus and promotions make Local Bistro even more of an ideal place to gather and enjoy life at all times,” said Mr. Osio.

Established in 2010, the Osio Culinary Group owns and operates four restaurants in Phoenix and Scottsdale: Local Bistro, Central Bistro, SumoMaya and Kale & Clover. For more information, visit www.osioculinarygroup.com.

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