The days of the edgy eatery tucked into a Scottsdale hair salon are nearly over.
Crudo chef Cullen Campbell tells me that he’s not renewing his lease, and that the restaurant’s last day will be July 16.
Since it opened in 2009, taking up the in-house cafe and front patio of the Steven Paul Salon, it amassed a cult following for Cullen’s inventive dishes, from raw madai with Meyer lemon to polenta with dates and foie gras.
While he’s searching for a new restaurant location, though, Cullen plans to stay in the spotlight. He’s already lined up a collaboration at Posh with chef-owner Joshua Hebert and House of Tricks chef Kelly Fletcher on July 18 (more details to come). He’s got some other pop-up events in the works, and plans to do a two-night stint at Cycle on August 19 and 20, serving “crazy upscale diner food.”
And don’t be surprised to see Campbell around town with a food truck. He bought one a few months back, and now he’s ready to put it to good use.