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Artsy Fartsy Foodies: Tasty Two

Mouthwatering news! Two more restaurants, Floridinos and Dilly’s Deli, are joining us for Eat Your Art Out Chandler on February 26, 2013.

Jeff Weninger and Sarah Converse, had always worked in the food industry.  It only seemed natural when these two had an opportunity to continue in what they knew best.

In 1993, Weninger and Converse opened the doors to  Dilly’s Deli. Their motivating concept “Build the best sandwiches using the finest ingredients for a fair price and business will prosper.” Beginning with their first location in Tempe, their homemade bread was sliced to order. Bread is still made fresh in-store daily and thanks to word-of-mouth exposure from our loyal customers they have expanded to a well known sandwich shop in four locations within the Phoenix Valley.  Dilly’s Deli offers a unique menu you can’t receive just anywhere.

As Dilly’s Deli grew Weninger and Converse listened to their customers discuss their favorite restaurants from back home.  Floridino’s took the requests to heart and in 1996 they opened a second restaurant with the promise to embrace family-oriented, full-service, true Italian restaurant food in Chandler. Floridino’s is a place customers love to come to see the same faces, great food and a warm environment.

Between the two restaurants, 90% of their employees and customers live in the Chandler community. When asked why Dilly’s Deli and Floridino’s support Chandler Center for the Arts they replied “We love seeing the community come together for such a great event.”

And we are ever thrilled these two palatable restaurants are joining us for Eat Your Art Out Chandler. Be sure to stop by and enjoy a meal today.

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.

Dilly’s Deli


  • Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm
  • Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm

2895 Alma School Road
Chandler, AZ 85248
(480) 722-0645

Facebook: facebook.com/dillysdeliaz
Twitter: twitter.com/dillysdeliaz



  • Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm
  • Friday – Saturday 11am – 10pm

590 N. Alma School Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224
(480) 812-8433

Facebook: www.facebook.com/floridinospizza
Twitter: twitter.com/Floridinos

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: Venezia’s Pizzeria

If there is food that is universally accepted as “good, whenever, where ever”, it’s pizza. But doing pizza right is a totally different task, that Venezia’s Pizzeria is happy to do again and again.

The first Venezia’s Pizzeria opened in New Mexico in 1978, but didn’t make an appearance in Arizona until 1998 in the heart of Tempe. Although Venezia’s Pizzeria specializes in pizza, it wasn’t always that way.

“The first Italian restaurant that we opened, Venezia’s Pizzeria, was actually a full service restaurant that had a large menu of pastas such as Spaghetti Carbonara, Veal Marsala, Linguine with Clam sauce, Fettucini Alfredo and many other traditional Italian entrees,” said owner Dom. “When I opened in AZ I chose to simplify the menu in order to make consistency and the ability to service takeout orders. ”

But this isn’t your frozen pizza or Hot and Ready for a couple of bucks, Venezia’s Pizzeria is all about authenticity.

“All of our pastas, sauces, and pizza come from my parents family from Italy,” said Dom.

You can find Venezia’s Pizzeria all over the Valley, but make sure you visit their location on Cooper and Ray Road in Gilbert between now and February 28th to get a feel for the establishment, and for the pizza that you can taste the passion and deadication in.

So why should foodies care about the arts? It’s the way to live a well rounded life.

“They (the Chandler community) should support the arts because it is very important for people to be well diversed in many areas for a balanced life,” said Dom, adding that Chandler has a lot of potiential with some big name emloyers with roots in Chandler, or who are laying the foundation, such as Intel, PayPal and Ebay amoung others. 

I’m enouraging our Artsy Fartsy Foodies to visit any Venezia’s Pizzeria location between now and February 28th (and while your at it, bring me a slice), please make sure you bring your friends, family and anyone you can to their Gilbert location on February 28th. Reservations aren’t nessicary, as people will be served on a first come, first served basis.

Please mention “Pizza Night” in your order during Eat Your Art Out, so the staff can enter the correct codes and Venezia’s can get credit for all the faboulous Artsy Fartsy  Foodies that I know will drop by.

About Venezia’s Pizzeria: With four locations Valley wide, Venezia’s serves fine authentic Italian food, using only the freshest ingredients for all of our dishes. All of our meatballs, marinara, lasagna and pizza sauce are homemade—providing Arizona with a touch of what REAL Italian food tastes like. Since opening in 1978, Venezia’s has been making great pizza a family tradition. Like them on Facebook and Follow them on Twitter.