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Winning Eat Your Art Out Team

Since today is typically an Artsy Fartsy Foodies Tuesday, we thought we would share the following news:

Congratulations to our Eat Your Art Out Chandler Board Member Team!  These board members volunteered their time at Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant during Eat Your Art Out Chandler and raised the most money. For their amazing efforts the team was awarded the coveted silver fork for a year. Come next year we will see if they can keep the fork!

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Art Full Of Gratitude

Eat Your Art Out Chandler was a success. Thank you to all those who went and ate their “art” out. It was  wonderful  to see the community supporting the arts. A special thank you to all of the restaurants and their staff who participated. We can’t wait for next year! In the meantime, please continue to go out to eat and support the restaurants who graciously supported us.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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Get Ready to Eat Your Art Out

EatYourArtOutTuesday, February 26, seems to be disguised as Thanksgiving here in Chandler. The day will be full of food, fun, family, friends, and giving, without the “slaving in kitchen.” Best of all, when you eat out you are supporting the arts and restaurants in Chandler.

What do you have to do to get in on the fun? It is simple…go out to eat. There are 23 participating restaurants for you to choose from. Here is the breakdown for each meal:

For breakfast visit:

For lunch visit one of these delectable locations:

For dinner visit one of these delightful locations:

Mark your calendar “Eat Your Art Out Chandler” on Feb. 26. Gather your friends and family for a meal or two out on the town. It will be a day of celebration, support and scrumptious food. For additional information, please visit our website.


Relish In These Restaurants

Eat Your Art Out Chandler is exactly ONE week from today. Time has flown and we cannot wait to eat our “Art” out. Today we are highlighting three more restaurants. Please meet Coach & Willie’s, Nando’s Mexican Cafe, and Kona Grill Chandler.

Coach & Willie’s, located in the heart of Downtown Chandler. This upscale sports bar and restaurant serves a delicious and diverse menu for all ages. Located on the prime corner of Boston Street and Arizona Avenue, their original ambiance includes beautiful dark woods and ceiling to roof glass windows and doors. The open kitchen gives you an up close and personal view of their wood fired oven and talented kitchen staff preparing homemade pastas and original dishes all day long. Enjoy any game on one of the 30 HD televisions located in the dining room, bar, and the upscale lounge.  And don’t miss out on the extensive craft and draft beer selection and the amazing Arizona weather on one of their two outdoor patios.

Nando’s Mexican Cafe is the one stop spot for great Mexican food. Each dish is loaded with delicious traditional Mexican food. You will end up asking for a take home box the portion sizes are HUGE. Owner, Nando, has been in the food industry since he was 14 years old. With those years of experience under his belt, he has perfected the menu to delight any appetite.  After you fill yourself with amazing food, save a little room and try out their Chocolate Nachos.

Kona Grill Chandler features American favorites with an international influence and award-winning sushi in a casually elegant atmosphere. Kona Grill owns and operates 23 restaurants in 16 states, guided by a passion for quality food and personal service. When we asked Kona Grill Chandler why they feel it is important to support the Chandler Community, they responded, “It is important to help out the local community because it is the back bone to any business.”

Scope out our participating restaurant list here and select one (or two) restaurants to swing by next week on February 26. It’s going to be a tasty day!

Coach & Willie’s
1 East Boston St.
Chandler, AZ 85225 | Map
(480) 776-6240
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-1am,  Friday 11am-2am, Saturday 8am-2am, and Sunday 8am-1am

Nando’s Mexican Cafe
1890 W. Germann Road
Chandler, AZ 85286 | Map
(480) 855-4344
Hours: 11am to 10pm

Kona Grill Chandler
3111 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85226 | Map
(480) 792-1711
Hours: 4pm – 10pm


Tasteful Trio

In the not so distant future, Eat Your Art Chandler will be here (Feb 26). We are gearing up for an amazing day full of great food. Today we have the pleasure of introducing three more restaurants, The Hungry Monk, CHoP Chandler, and NYPD Pizza. All of these restaurants are drastically different, but they share the common goal to make their customers happy with amazing food.

First stop, The Hungry Monk! They describe themselves as part “neighborhood restaurant”, part “craft beer & sports pub.” Just think of them as the Hockey House of the East Valley. Named by Phoenix New Times as the Best Craft Bar in the Valley 2012, you are sure to find a beer that matches your desire. Owner, Jim Lolli, has been in the food industry since he was 15 years old. He loves entertaining,  food and craft beer. Which was a perfect combo for a delicious restaurant and menu. Their full menu includes fresh green salads, juicy burgers, gyros, wraps and oh so much more. The Hungry Monk also has incredible wings that are made from fresh chicken, not frozen nuggets. When we asked Lolli why he feels it important to support the Chandler Community he stated, “If Chandler continues to prosper….we all win.”

Next stop, CHoP Chandler! This is a brand new restaurant to the Chandler community. CHoP Chandler is Chandler’s first locally owned steakhouse and grill. The menu features burgers to bone-in steaks. Simply prepared seasonal fish and nightly specials are cooked to perfection on the seven-foot mesquite hardwood grill. Salads, fresh vegetables, desserts, vegetarian and lighter fare options also grace the menu. The intimate interior is filled with amber lighting, wood finishes and plush chocolate leather booths. ChoP’s extensive wine program with close to 200 wines by the bottle sets out to impress even the most vinocentric of palates. If you haven’t visited this new addition, now is the time.

Last stop (and just as savory), NYPD Pizza. Envision for a moment dough made from scratch every day. Hand-tossed pies baked to perfection in classic stone ovens. Sauces made from family recipes,  whole-milk mozzarella, and a few secret ingredients. All these elements combining to create a distinctive East Coast flavor. You are now in the daily restaurant setting of NYPD Pizza.

Since moving to Arizona from Long Island, NY more than 15 years ago, NYPD Pizza’s family-owned and -operated business has grown to 11 Valley locations that provide comfortable dine-in, easy carryout and convenient delivery. From calzones to pastas to hero sandwiches, their menu offers an array of dishes that make the most of simple ingredients. The dough, sauce and cheese are free of preservatives, chemicals, fillers, artificial color and flavor, modifiers, and stabilizers, which leaves all sorts of room for flavor.  NYPD is perfect for various dining occasions and especially appealing to families.

The dining options seem almost limitless for Eat Your Art Out (complete list of participating restaurants here). Be sure to stop by one of these delicious restaurant for your next meal.

The Hungry Monk
1760 W Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85224 | Map
480-963-8011
Hours: 11 am – Midnight

CHoP Chandler
2625 W. Queen Creek304952_254022788051062_543353425_n
Chandler, AZ 85248 | Map
480.821.0009
Hours: 4pm – 10pm

NYPD Pizza
2580 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, AZ 85224 | Map
480.722.0898
Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 11am – 9:30pm and Fri. – Sat. 11am – 10:30pm


Culinary Art Galore

T minus 22 days until Eat Your Art Out Chandler.  Have you selected the restaurant you will be visiting on February 26? If not, no worries. Today we are delighted to introduce two more restaurants joining our Eat Your Art Out Chandler team. Please meet Latitude 8 Thai Grill and D’Vine Bistro. Both locations offer an artistic culinary menu that will excite and delight your pallet.

For starters, what does Latitude Eight mean? Latitude Eight is a geographic designation for the southern part of Thailand which includes the island of Phuket, and other southern coastal cities such as Krabi and Hat Yai, where fresh seafood dominate the cuisine.  Naturally, the owners, David and Nicha, felt Latitude Eight Thai Grill was a fitting name since the menu revolves around Thai inspired food.  It was important for Nicha and David to show the more modern and updated feel of current Thai cities and culture, so they created a modern and serene space to present their food, while not losing the warm and neighborhood feel of Downtown Chandler. The restaurant’s goal is to elevate traditional Thai food by bringing contemporary beauty to the presentation and atmosphere without sacrificing authenticity. You can tell the moment you walk in (just look at the photo above of the interior of the restaurant).

Pour yourself a glass of wine as we head to another divine location. Dvine Bistro & Wine Bar is a Chef Driven American Eclectic Menu, with a Superior Wine Selection, as well as Spirits, Craft Beer, and prices to please. Their motto: “Make wine approachable.” No wine snobs, no point systems. The best wine they carry is the one YOU like. Their sensible portions allow guests to sample from a diverse menu. Lunch or dinner, you’ll be sure to find something “D’Vine” to satisfy your appetite.

Both these location are sure to make your taste buds dance in delight.

Please support the restaurants who support us!  When you grab lunch or go out to dinner, try one of these participating Eat Your Art Out Chandler Restaurants.

Latitude Eight

11 W Boston Street, Suite #5, Chandler, AZ 85225 Map

Eat Your Art Out Participation:

  • 11am-2pm and 5-9pm

Hours

  • Lunch:
    • Monday thru Friday 11:00 am to 2:00pm
    • Closed on Sundays
  • Dinner:
    • Tuesday thru Thursday 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Friday 11:00am to 10:00pm
    • Saturday 11:00am to 10:00pm
    • Closed on Sundays

D’Vine Bistro & Wine Bar
Hours:

3990 S. Alma School, Chandler, AZ 85248 Map | 480.782.5550
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Hours:

  • 11am – 11pm

Winery, Bistro & Cafe

Today we have the great opportunity to highlight two Eat Your Art Out Chandler Restaurants, Kokopelli Winery & Bistro and Bay Leaf Cafe.

Let’s first start our restaurant exploration at Kokopelli Winery & Bistro. Don, one of the restaurant owners, still remembers being a six-year-old boy and making his first batch of wine with his grandpa. “We didn’t have the same equipment as we did back then, we used a basket press,” recalled Don. When Don had his first experience being a wine maker as a little boy he asked his Grandpa, “How am I doing?” His Grandpa looked on in encouragement and told him not so bad. That was one of the many moments that shaped the idea for Kokopelli Winery & Bistro.

Eventually, Don and his wife, Carol,  made the move to Arizona to start the winery. The winery was fulfilling a great promise that Don made to his mother that one day he would grow her a vineyard and that is just what he did. Don’s mother is the second generation winemaker in America from the Minchella family. “We don’t know how many generations we have back in Italy except for the fact that there are one too many to count,” Don said.

Today the winery is one of Arizona’s oldest and most decorated. It’s award winning Bistro offer fresh European style lunches and dinners. When asked why they are participating in Eat Your Art Out Chandler they responded by saying, “Giving back to our community is part of our mission.”

Time to travel to a different cuisine and culture.  A new concept in Indian food offering healthy, delicious food customized to your choice is exactly what Bay Leaf Cafe is all about. Opening their doors on December 16,2011,  Bay Leaf Cafe  aimed to establish itself in an honorable position amongst the  top restaurants in Chandler area. Bay Leaf Cafe features contemporary, seasonal cuisine in a setting that combines striking neoclassical architecture with simple yet elegant modern furnishings.

Bay Leaf offers the convenience of traditional Indian menu and quick grab and go options for those in hurry. Rice Bowl, Chapathi wrap, salads and popular chats are offered under their quick menu. Traditional fare includes tandoori and curry dishes. When asked why they are participating in this event owner, Satyendra said, “I believe Art is an integral part of our life and should be promoted to make our generation/future generations sensitive to human attributes.”

Please support the restaurants who support us!  When you grab lunch or go out to dinner, try one of these participating Eat Your Art Out Chandler Restaurants.

Kokopelli Winery & Bistro
Hours (General):

  • Monday: 11:00am till 6:00pm
  • Tuesday- Thursday: 11:00am till 9:00pm
  • Friday – Saturday: 11:00am till 10:00pm
    Live Music & Dinner Friday & Saturday
  • Sunday: 11:00am till 5:00pm

35 W. Boston St., Chandler, AZ 85225
480.792.6927
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Bay Leaf Cafe
Hours:

  • Tues-Sat 11am-9.30pm
  • Sun-11am-8.30pm
  • Mon-closed

SE Corner of Chandler Heights & Alma School Rd.
955 W Chandler Heights Rd ste-1, Chandler, Arizona 85286
Phone: 480-802-6634
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Vintage Dine

Food, Glorious Food! It’s Artsy Fartsy Foodies Tuesday and we have another great Eat Your Art Out Chandler restaurant to introduce. Today we are exploring Vintage 95.

As you pull up to the Vintage 95 building you can instantly sense the rich history imbedded in the walls.  In 1926, the building was originally Chandler’s first Post Office. Since then, the building has been used for a variety of businesses. Today it holds the deliciously classic Vintage 95.

The idea for Vintage 95 came when owners, Gavin Jacobs, Craig Hills, and Tricia Hills united to realize a vision of creativity and passion. This vision turned into the sophisticated and inviting atmosphere enticing anyone to come in and dine. Vintage 95’s food and beverage program consists of contemporary American with a twist on the classics.* In conducting our research we explored the menu. Each menu is filled with gems of delight, for example the Mexican Chocolate Mousse which is served with a Chili Dusted Chocolate Truffle (yes please!).

From Sunday brunch to a Tuesday evening and beyond, Vintage 95 is committed to giving their guests amazing service, delicious food, and an unsurpassed selection of wine to the city of Chandler. For your next meal out, swing by Vintage 95 and explore their menu.

Don’t forget to visit them for dinner on Tuesday, Febraury 26 (Eat Your Art Out Chandler)!

Hours:

  • 11:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday thru Wednesday
  • 11:00am to 12:00am Thursday thru Saturday

95 W. Boston Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
480-855-9463
Map

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Vintage95
Twitter: http://twitter.com/Vintage95Lounge

Please support the restaurants who support us!  When you grab lunch or go out to dinner, try one of the participating Eat Your Art Out Chandler Restaurants. 

On a side note…

Restaurants can still sign up for Eat Your Art Out Chandler on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.   If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, let us know and we will contact them to see if they would like to participate.  Bon Appétit!

*All historical information was selected from http://www.vintage95.com/story.html


Can’t Stop Smokin’ BBQ

It’s Tuesday! And naturally that means today is an Artsy Fartsy Foodies day. We are excited to focus our attention on one of our savory Eat Your Art Out Chandler restaurants, Can’t Stop Smokin’ BBQ.

The roots for Can’t Stop Smokin’ BBQ were planted in 1991 at the deli counter of Frank’s Fruit Market in Ruidoso, New Mexico.  Owners, Pete and Cassandra Schiavone, had dreamed of opening a quality food business. Their dream came to life and blossomed quickly into a success. After franchising the business, the quality agenda began to spread across the United States. And we are lucky enough to be apart of their delicious dream.

Their New Mexico style smokehouse was developed as part of the largest, freshest product market in the southwest. Technique and time are as important as the rubs, seasonings, and sauces that they have spent years perfecting.

So when you walk into Can’t Stop Smokin’ for your next meal, you will find you are greeted by a great menu, great staff who love what they do and are proud of the food they serve.

Be sure to visit Can’t Stop Smokin BBQ on Tuesday, February 26 for lunch or dinner! 25% of their sales help support various programs at the Center.

Hours:

  • 10:30am-9:00pm Sun.-Thurs.
  • 10:30am-10:00pm Sat. – Sun.

NE corner of Chandler Blvd. & 54th St.
7250 W. Chandler Blvd.
Chandler, Arizona 85226
Phone: (480) 398-4827
Map

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CantStopSmokinBBQChandler
LinkedIn: https://twitter.com/CantStpSmokinAZ

Please support the restaurants who support us!  When you grab lunch or go out to dinner, try one of the participating Eat Your Art Out Chandler Restaurants. 

On a side note…

Restaurants are now able to sign up for Eat Your Art Out Chandler on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.   If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, let us know and we will contact them to see if they would like to participate.  Bon Appétit!


Artsy Fartsy Foodies: A.J.’s Cafe

We are thrilled to report A.J.’s Cafe at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort is joining us for Eat Your Art Out Chandler on February 26, 2013.

A.J.’s Café  embraces over 90 years of history in serving their guests. A casual dining experience allows you to explore the history of foods at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort. Old style dishes take you back to the early years of the resort, while showcasing the talents of their culinary team. Old world service meets contemporary cuisine and creates a unique dining experience.

The San Marcos Resort has a long history of being Chandler’s Hotel and being a centerpiece of the growth and success of the city. When asked why they support the arts they said  “The San Marcos Resort feels strongly about supporting all of the arts and downtown Chandler.”

Make your reservation to join them on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 for breakfast!

25% of Sales will be donated to Chandler Center for the Arts.

Hours: 6:00am – 9:00pm

141 S Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480)812-0900
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Please support the restaurants who support us!  When you grab lunch or go out to dinner, try one of the participating Eat Your Art Out Chandler Restaurants. 

On a side note…

Restaurants are now able to sign up for Eat Your Art Out Chandler on Tuesday, February 26, 2013.   If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, let us know and we will contact them to see if they would like to participate.  Bon Appétit!