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The Beginning of The Ends in Scottsdale



(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) The team behind the renowned Second Story will open a new concept this spring in the iconic Kazimierz location in Old Town.  The highly anticipated opening of The Ends will take place onJune 1st, 2024.  


The Ends, a restaurant inspired by the spirit of Anthony Bourdain’s food travels, invites guests to experience a restaurant about all the things we love most in life; friends, weekends, and traveling to the ends of earth. “We want to bring a concept rooted in the culture of experience and travel to the beginning of The Ends,” said Owner and Visionary Tommy Plato.


 “I feel grateful for the last 10 years that the community allowed Second Story to create lifelong memories with family, friends, and companions. My commitment is to continue creating a space allowing for rich life experiences over great food and drink.”


Plato recently accepted an irresistible offer to bring Velvet Taco to the Valley, a concept that originated in Dallas, Texas. That concept is set to take the place of Plato’s Second Story Liquor Bar and Gelato Spot space. Second Story will close its doors on May 4th. 


Current and former staff look forward to joining Plato at The Ends. Plato also plans to invite all former guests who have dined at Second Story to the private pre-opening parties ahead of the June 1st opening. The Ends will be a curated, retro, airy atmosphere with a mid-century modern style. This marks a significant departure from Kazimierz, the low-lit bar that Plato also operated successfully in this very location for numerous years.  Plato closed Kazimierz doors in July 2023 making way for his newest concept The Ends, where guests can immerse themselves in a cozy vintage ambiance. The sleek wooden low tops and tufted bar stools compliment a full-service bar with a stunning walnut top, which promises to be a focal point of the room.  


Setting The Ends apart is a captivating collection of contemporary art by renowned artists, including the talented Mike Wilcox, Milana Blackman, Leah Marie Newton & local light artist Lily Reeves. These sophisticated touches along with the addition of lush greenery bring a level of elegance to the space, setting the scene for a great evening. Another creative addition toThe Ends will be a cutting-edge ‘pasta room’ outside the entrance where homemade hanging pasta will be on display to tantalize palates.


The restaurant will offer an eclectic menu crafted by a team of culinary experts led by Executive Chef Jordano Sessions, offering a fusion of flavors inspired by global travel. From artisanal sumptuous main courses to a select few fan favorites seen on the Second Story menu including the “Life Changing Biscuits” and “Tomahawk Tuesdays”. In the restaurant’s private dining room, The Bourdain Room, the culinary team will take guests on a revolutionary dining experience by offering a shared family-style dining experience that takes you on a journey of the entire menu. Dinner will be served seven days a week with Happy Hour Monday-Friday and weekend brunch launching this fall.  



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