Mysti Dailey and Adrian Harris are engaged to be married. They are also partners in the new romance-themed Downtown Fresno restaurant The Rosé. Photos by Edward Smith

published on February 28, 2022 - 11:00 AM
Written by Edward Smith

The following are a roundup of restaurants opening in the Central Valley.

The Rosé

Downtown Fresno’s newest fine-dining experience will have its grand opening this week and owners are asking guests to “dress to impress.” A ribbon cutting will take place for The Rosé Thursday at 5 p.m., in time for Art Hop. On hand for the ceremony will be owners Adrian Harris and Mysti Dailey as well as representatives from the Fresno Chamber of Commerce, according to an email from The Downtown Fresno Partnership. Dinner will run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature live music from the Uptown Trio Band. Owners say tennis shoes, ball caps and t-shirts are not allowed. The Rosé is replacing the former Hop PK restaurant which closed in 2019. Owners of the restaurant have a Creole menu with plenty of seafood and pasta, Dailey said in a previous interview. Read the full-length story here.

 

Logo contributed by Jack Garayan.

 

Fluckers Nashville Hot Chicken

A Fresno resident is getting into the restaurant game with his own take on Nashville chicken. Owner Jack Garayan will open Fluckers Nashville Hot Chicken at 8963 N. Cedar Ave. in late March, he said. In addition to sliders and tenders, Garayan will also be serving tacos, nachos and taquitos. Work to bring the former 559 Taqueria has been “really fast,” Garayan said. They replaced stucco and reworked the interior. He commissioned local artist Sal Navarro to paint the interior. Navarro is known for murals throughout the Tower District. The kitchen did not require too much work, he said.

Garayan also owns and operates Deals and Stealz — an overstock retail and liquidation store. But he has always had a passion for cooking, he said. He wanted to bring it to the public after family and friends had told him how much they all loved his food. Fluckers will be open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Angry Chickz

As the chicken restaurant wars continue, one restaurant known for its spicy Nashville-style chicken continues to expand in the Central Valley with an opening this week and another in the works. Los Angeles-based Angry Chickz is having its grand opening in Tulare March 4 at 2147 E. Prosperity Ave. The chain is known for its spicy chicken strips and sandwiches that include one that requires a waiver be signed to buy. Another Angry Chickz is also in the works for Fresno’s Marketplace at El Paseo, replacing the former Chronic Tacos location, according to Michael Arfsten with Retail California, the brokerage that handles leasing for the shopping center. The pad that houses the future Angry Chickz recently sold and another brokerage is handling the leasing for the site, but Arfsten said he had spoken with the broker.

 

Nick the Greek

Universal Park shopping center in north Fresno will have a new Mediterranean Restaurant after one closed down. Nick the Greek will the former Doy Grill at the building near Red Robin, according to signage at the restaurant. A representative with Zinkin Development — the company that owns Universal Park — could not confirm an opening date. But permits filed with the City of Fresno say that plumbing, mechanical and electrical equipment need to be replaced as do new finishes. Nick the Greek is a San Jose-based franchise featuring Greek food, especially pitas, gyros and bowls.


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