Joe’s Midnight Run, known for staying open late and being housed inside a former midcentury modern liquor store on 7th Street, has a new owner.

Bob Mayo is a self-proclaimed Joe’s fan and plans to keep everything locals love about this cozy, chef-led restaurant, while adding new dishes to the unique, wood-fired menu.

Joe’s founder, Rick Cordova, originally approached Mayo to help open Joe’s Midnight Run (6101 N. 7th St.) back in 2016, but Mayo says the timing wasn’t right, until now. “Growing up, my father owned restaurants in New York and California; my lifelong dream has been to own a restaurant,” Mayo says. “And after a three years of searching for just the right opportunity, the Joe’s opportunity came my way, and my wife Yvette and I couldn’t be more excited.”

A 35-year veteran of the restaurant service industry, Mayo was previously the director of food and beverage for The Hermosa Inn, including the award-winning Lon’s at The Hermosa. Prior to The Hermosa, Mayo spent more than 16 years as the managing partner of Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine at Desert Ridge.

Chef Michael Goldsmith’s (Lon’s, Joyride Taco House) menu of all-wood-fired fare is nicely paired with a worldly selection of craft beer, spirits and wine on tap. Plus, look for new dishes such as roasted “Airline” chicken; pasta with zucchini, tomato, artichokes and white wine butter sauce; and Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding.

Joe’s is open weekdays at 4:30 p.m., 10 a.m. for weekend brunch, and still serves late into the night (11 p.m. or later). For more information, call 480-459-4467 or visit




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