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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

It’s A Tasty Tuesday

It is with great pleasure to highlight two great Eat Your Art Out Chandler Restaurants. Please meet Bourbon Jacks Bar & Grill and El Palacio Restaurant & Canina.

Bourbon Jacks Bar & Grill is a new urban country restaurant in the heart of Downtown Chandler. The restaurant blends traditional country with contemporary appeal, boasting a fresh, innovative menu, extensive drink selection, and an exciting atmosphere equipped with live entertainment and large HDTVs.

Complete with a scratch kitchen, Bourbon Jacks menu is a mix of contemporary American with a twist of the South. From traditional dishes to unique new flavors, Chef Billy Sims & Chef Jason Williams have perfected a new style hot to Arizona. Bourbon Jacks boasts an extensive drink menu so whether you’re a bourbon enthusiast, beer drinker, or simply in the mood for a refreshing cocktail, you’ll be sure to find a drink that suits your style.

With live music five nights a week, this urban country spot will certainly keep you coming back for more!

Speaking of another restaurant that will keep you coming back for more, meet El Palacio Restaurant & Canina. Open since 2009, El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina of Chandler offers authentic handmade Mexican cuisine, award winning flavors and family friendly hospitality. With robust flavor and quality ingredients El Palacio’s most popular menu items include Carnitas Ranchera’s, Mole Poblano and the El Bandito Burrito—a large burrito weighing in at 5 lbs and measuring 28 inches long.*

Unparalleled in taste, El Palacio claimed a 1st place victory for their mild and hot salsa in 2011 at the My Nana’s Salsa Challenge in Tempe—beating out more than 80 competitors. El Palacio’s salsa and guacamole took home 1st place awards at the 2011 Arizona Taco Festival as well.  Be sure to stop by, grab a chip and scoop up a taste of El Palacio’s remarkable salsa and don’t forget to pair it with an ice cold glass of homemade sangria.

Whether your taste buds scream for contemporary American food or authentic Mexican food, both these restaurants are sure to please.

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.

Bourbon Jack’s Bar & Grill

  • Mon-Fri 11am-2am
  • Sat-Sun 9am-2am

11 West Boston Street
Chandler, Arizona 85225
Phone: 480-664-1738
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El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina
Eat Your Art Out Hours: 11am – 3pm

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

2950 E. Germann Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85249
(480) 802-5770

*History of El Palacio Restaurant & Canina http://www.hdeagency.com/blog/?p=504

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.


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

141 S Arizona Ave.
Chandler, AZ 85225
(480) 899-3318
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!