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With a true passion for Arizona's local food and drink scene, BITE Magazine serves up tasty editorial features celebrating the best of Arizona. 

Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: The Sicilian Butcher

By Sally J. Clasen The butcher board and meat cleaver wall, along with the wine bottle chandeliers, at The Sicilian Butcher Craft Meatball and Charcuterie Bar in Chandler aren’t just clever “transport me to Italy” decorating touches. The visuals have meaning to co-founder and executive chef Joey…

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Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: Espo's Mexican Food

By Teresa Traverse It’s rare that a restaurant stays in business for more than 50 years. But Espo’s Mexican Food in Chandler isn’t just any restaurant. In 1974, David Espinoza opened this storied Chandler spot (located just west of Chandler Fashion Center), where he started out serving hamburgers…

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‘Pop’ Into These 6 Best Chandler Boba Bars

By Michelle Jacoby Not since the latte has a drink made such an impression on the beverage scene. Originating in Taiwan, boba made its way to the U.S. in the ’90s and since then, boba bars have “popped” up all over. Chandler, especially, has seen an influx of shops and, honestly, we couldn’t be…

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6 Best Bets for a Burger in Chandler

By Michelle Jacoby There seems to be no end to our appetite for the quintessential hamburger. A juicy patty; crisp lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions; tangy ketchup and mustard; and a soft, pillowy bun—it’s the all-around, perfect meal. If you’re looking for the just the right burger to satisfy…

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Best Dog Friendly Restaurants in Chandler, AZ

By Teresa Bitler Your dog is part of the family. In Chandler, you don’t have to leave him behind when you want to grab a bite out. Many of the city’s best casual eateries have dog-friendly patios, and some go even further with special menus and treats for your canine companion. SanTan Brewing…

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Planning an Epic Guys' Trip in Chandler

By Michelle Jacoby Contrary to popular belief, guys’ getaways can be more than just your typical bachelor party. A guys weekend or “mancation” in the Southwest is the perfect way to reconnect with old friends, bond with good buddies, and explore new experiences. If you’re planning a fun getaway for…

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Plan the Perfect Girls Weekend in Chandler

By Michelle Jacoby There’s no better way to bond with your besties than with a girls weekend getaway. No significant others distracting you, no kids clamoring for your attention—just you and your friends enjoying some much-needed girl time. Whether you’re planning a bachelorette party, participating…

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Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: The Hidden House

By Sally J. Clasen Its cheeky name might suggest The Hidden House is off the beaten path. But the 1939 cottage turned restaurant in historic Downtown Chandler is no longer a mystery. Launched in August by restaurateurs Gavin Jacobs, and Jackie and Elliott Hall—the team behind The Brickyard—The…

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