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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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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


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

Quick Sneak Peek

The weekend is almost upon us. What are your weekend plans? We hope you will join us here at the Arts Center.

Here is a quick glimpse at what to expect if you come to the CCA. Tonight at 7:30pm there is a Chandler Symphony Orchestra concert. The greatest news…the concert is free.  We think it is a wonderful way to spend your Friday evening. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat at one of our Eat Your Art Out Chandler restaurants.

Then on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7pm the Golden Dragons will take the stage. With breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty the acrobats will leave you speechless. Sample a taste of the show here:

 

Whatever your weekend might hold, we hope it is amazing. See you soon!


February is Fantastic

February is just around the corner. The month is full of celebration, love and of course great shows. Before we know it, Valentine’s day will be here. So now is the time to pre-plan how you will celebrate this month. How about a fantastic show at the Arts Center? Yes, we think it is a brilliant idea as well.

The first weekend in February kicks off with death defying stunts, twisting contortionists. precision stunts and jaw dropping acts. The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. This show is sure to be filled with traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. Purchase tickets here.

The following weekend, on February 9, Mr. Las Vegas (Wayne Newton) will entertain our audience. Wayne has performed live, at last count, to more than 30 million people. He has epitomized the talent, glamor and energy that are Las Vegas. He is a master at showmanship. He sizes up audiences as he goes, tailoring shows to fit their moods, until he’s given them their money’s worth. The songs change and the show gets re-worked, but Wayne’s basic approach is the same. Wayne says, “I know what it means to save your money to go see someone perform, and I’ll work as hard as I have to, to try and make sure they enjoy it.” Purchase tickets here.

Prepare your abs for some laughing as we approach the 15th of February. The Southern 6’2” Hall of Fame speaker, Jeanne Robertson, will tickle your funny bone.  Jeanne is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking  to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter. It is a strategy for success. She believes that this humor attitude can be developed and improved, and she outlines how to do so while captivating audiences with funny, original stories. Purchase tickets here.

The following day, February 16, the Pushcart Players take the stage an all-new production of “Happily Ever After… A Cinderella Tale.” It is known to most of us as “Cinderella,” but they’ve named it “Happily Ever After…A Cinderella Tale.” It seems that we are never too old, nor do we ever grow tired of hearing this beloved story. Perhaps it is because it’s about overcoming adversity…about dreaming dreams and about goodness, generosity and compassion. And, perhaps because it’s also about things that can help us learn and grow, such as the unbecoming nature of bully behavior; the importance of making good choices and being responsible for the choices we make. Whatever the reasons, audiences love the music, the magic and the funny, beautiful and zany characters in our story. It’s a wondrous journey from long, long ago – to happily ever after.  Purchase tickets here.

As we jump into the next weekend, don’t let those abs go soft.  Emmy Award winning comedienne, Vicki Lawrence, and Mama will be here. Vicki is one of the most beloved television personalities of her generation as a part of the now-legendary cast of the Carol Burnett Show. Ms. Lawrence will take the stage first. “We have designed a show that is a mixture of stand-up comedy, music and my observations about real life.” When “Mama” takes the stage next, Ms. Lawrence says, “I think people will get a kick out of the things “Mama” has an opinion about. Where “Mama” is concerned, expect the unexpected. There’s really nothing she can’t do,” she says. Purchase tickets here.

And to finish off the month we will celebrate with a day full of food. February 26 is Eat Your Art Out Chandler.  This is a community event that brings together Chandler restaurants, arts patrons and corporate sponsors for one day to show their support for the arts in Chandler. Funds from Eat Your Art Out Chandler support various programs at the Center including headline entertainment, the Free Summer Concert Series and the Connecting Kidz programs. Restaurants help by donating a percentage of their proceeds to the Chandler Center for the Arts on that day. You help by eating at one or more of the participating restaurants.

So pull out your calendar and “pencil” us in. February is bound to be a great month.


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: 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

Hours:

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

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

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

Floridino’s

Hours:

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

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

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!