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This Week in Food: SanTan Brewing Co.

We asked Jamie from SanTan Brewing Co. to give us the low down on Downtown Chandler’s friendly neighborhood brewpub.

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Quick Background:

Open since 2007 under the leadership of head brewer and owner, Anthony Canecchia, SanTan Brewing Company has established astrong reputation as one of Arizona’s favorite craft breweries. In addition to brewing, SanTan features a friendly neighborhood brewpub in Downtown Chandler, which has quickly become one of the top local food and beer destinations in the Phoenix metro area. Winner of the 2013 Chandler Small Business of the Year.

Describe your restaurant:

American brew pub fare with a Southwestern twist, Open and vibrant environment surrounded by brewing tanks and 8 HD TVs.

Why support the arts in Chandler?

As a local business and community partner we feel the Arts and Culture are an integral part of any community to keep growing and evolving.

How many beers do you have on tap? What would be the top 3 beers to suggest to beer buffs?

A variety of beers on draft made on premises, Most popular are our Flagship Devils Pale Ale, SunSpot Golden Ale and or Seasonal beer selections.

Any new beers or dishes for 2014?

Sex Panther Double Chocolate Porter. Best new dishes are our “From the Smoker” Smokehouse BBQ Sampler and Shrimp & Grits.

If your still looking for a place to eat for Eat Your Out Chandler (http://eatyourartoutchandler.org/) on Tuesday 2/25/14, make sure you check out SanTan Brewing Co. and try their new beers on tap and new dishes.

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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.


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


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: Serrano’s

Margaritas, homemade bean dip, hot tortilla chips, enchiladas, tacos…mmmm…

All of these amazing Mexican traditions can be found under one roof, Serrano’s Mexican Food. And to our delight, Serrano’s Mexican Food will be joining us for Eat Your Art Out Chandler on February 26, 2013.

In 1979,  Ernie and Eva Serrano were working in the family business, Serrano’s Clothing Store, in downtown Chandler. Using the same Serrano’s logo as their clothing stores, Ernie and Eva bravely opened their first restaurant just behind their clothing store. The restaurant quickly became a customer favorite.

Fast forward to today. The Serrano family now owns and operates eight restaurants with seven Mexican food locations in the Southeast area. Along with Ernie and Eva, six of their eight children are involved in the restaurants.

Envision colorful plates full of delicious Mexican food, your traditional Mexican music in the background and the table surrounded by great friends. That is exactly what you can expect each time you enter any of  Serrano’s restaurants. Serrano’s uses only the freshest foods, direct from our growers in Queen Creek and Willcox, Arizona. If you are looking to fill your belly with tasty, traditional Mexican food, this is your one stop spot!

Come out Tuesday, February 26th, 2013  and join them  for lunch or dinner (or both)!

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

Hours:

  • Sunday-Wednesday: 11 am to 9 pm
  • Thursday-Saturday: 11 am to 10 pm

141 S Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 899-3318
Map
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Serranos-Mexican-Food-Restaurants/217361174160

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: Two Room Delight

We are pleased to announce two restaurants, The Living Room and The Sushi Room, will be joining us for Eat Your Art Out on February 26, 2013. This neighboring duo takes you from the wine vineyards of Italy to the retro atmosphere of Asia.

We start our cuisine journey at The Living Room. The Living Room is a relaxed, comfortable, welcoming wine lounge & café in Chandler. The food ranges from delicious appetizers such as red pepper hummus with warm pita bread to soups and sandwiches like the  Prime Rib French Dip sandwich. And let’s not forget the wide range of exquisite wines.  Tom Kaufman, owner of  The Living Room, is passionate about offering a wine selection that takes you around the world.

Buckle up as we travel next door to The Sushi Room.  Enter the doors to an oasis of beautifully crafted food and decor. The Sushi Room chefs are passionate about their 27 types of sushi rolls and non-sushi dishes, including a kid’s menu and vegetarian options. Inspired by their executive chef, Joseph Chun, a Valley local, who adds his Arizona touch to the special rolls and finds the freshest fish in the desert. The Sushi Room is sure to please those seeking a delightful experience.

Make sure to keep a look out for their new steakhouse and grill restaurant, ChoP Chandler, opening in mid-December.

For your next cuisine adventure, whether you are seeking to taste the sunset of Tuscany or the retro vibe of Japan, both of these “rooms” are sure to enchant your taste buds.

Come out Tuesday, February 26th, 2013  and join them  for lunch or dinner (or both)!
25% of Sales will be donated to Chandler Center for the Arts.

The Living Room
Hours:

  • Sun. – Thurs. 11am to 11pm
  • Fri. & Sat. 11am to 2am

2475 W. Queen Creek Road
Chandler, AZ 85248
480.855.2848
Map

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheLivingRoomChandler
Twitter: twitter.com/livingroomaz

The Sushi Room
Hours:

  • Mon – Thurs 11am to 10pm
  • Fri and Sat 11am to 11pm
  • Sun 11a to 9pm

2475 W. Queen Creek Road
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 821-9000
Map

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sushi-Room/262251473798470
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thesushiroom

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: Iguana Mack’s

Round up your friends, kick up your boots and prepare for some delicious news. Today we are excited to announce Iguana Mack’s is joining us for Eat Your Art Out.

Iguana Mack’s is  “a blast from Arizona’s Roadhouse past.” As soon as you enter the restaurant you are greeted with the savory roadhouse menu and a down-home, fun lovin’ atmosphere.

But, the merriment doesn’t stop with the food. Mosey on over to the bar and order one of their special roadhouse-themed beverages, locally crafted beers or custom cocktails. And when it comes to nightlife, Iguana Mack’s is the place to be.  Count on your evening being filled with entertaining Live Music or exceptional guest DJ’s.

So whether you are looking for great food or a fun evening, Iguana Mack’s has it all.

Come out Tuesday, February 26th, 2013  and join them  for dinner!
Iguana Mack’s is  donating 25% of the proceeds to support Chandler Center for the Arts.

Hours: 11am-2am 7 days a week

Alma School & Knox
1371 N. Alma School Road
Chandler, AZ 85224
480-899-6735
Map

Website: www.iguanamacks.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/IguanaMacks
Twitter: http://twitter.com/iguanamacks

And if you happen to find yourself in need of some fun this Thanksgiving, head over to Iguana Mack’s – doors open at 6:00pm!

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!