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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. 

10 Great Restaurants Near Chandler Fashion Center

By Teresa K. Traverse Hungry shoppers headed to Chandler Fashion Center are in luck. One of the Valley’s premiere retail destinations is also home to a variety of top-notch restaurants. From an outpost of a popular sports bar to a Mexican chain from a local family, here are nine stellar restaurants…

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5 Restaurants with Live Music in Chandler

By Teresa Bitler Live music makes a great day even better and in Chandler, you’ll have no problem finding live music at local restaurants, coffeehouses and bars. Here are five places to listen to live music when you’re visiting. The Wild Vine Uncorked Latin-style tapas, bruschetta and small…

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8 South Chandler Restaurants You Can't Miss

By Teresa K. Traverse Undoubtedly the heart of the suburbs, south Chandler has its fair share—and then some—of busy and bustling restaurants and eateries, including authentic Vietnamese cuisine, Mediterranean fare and Chicago-style pizza. From a long-standing, family-owned sushi spot to an outpost…

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Three Square with Mayor Kevin Hartke

By: Sally Clasen Kevin Hartke only has been on the job as mayor of Chandler since January 2019, but he’s been the city’s biggest advocate for decades. Prior to being elected mayor, Hartke was a Chandler city council member for nine years and twice served as vice mayor. He’s also served on many…

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Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: Mingle + Graze

By Lauren Saria On any given Friday afternoon, you may find Mahfam Moeeni-Alarcon catering a party, greeting customers at her downtown Chandler shop—or somewhere in between. The on-the-go lifestyle is a side effect of the success of the business she owns with her husband, Cristobal. “What we call it…

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5 Best Bets for Breakfast in Chandler

By Teresa Bitler The best way to start the day is with a tasty breakfast. Make sure you start yours right with breakfast at any of these five Chandler restaurants. U.S. Egg Family owned and operated since 1986, U.S. Egg serves hearty traditional breakfasts. Feast on biscuits and gravy, omelets…

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Chandler Local Bite Spotlight: Shimogamo

By Lauren Saria Decades ago, Yoshi and Sanae Otomo lived a serene life in a lakeside Chandler neighborhood. The couple moved to Arizona from Japan in 1994. He worked for a Japanese trading company and she was a stay-at-home mom raising the couple’s daughter on home-cooked Japanese cuisine. Then the…

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Three Square with Michael Spangenberg

By: Sally Clasen Mike Spangenberg, co-founder and CEO of State Forty Eight, was raised in Chandler, but he and his elementary school pals didn’t travel far to open their state-themed apparel company located in the heart of the community at Pollack Plaza on Arizona Avenue. “When we started State…

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Chandler Food Festivals

No one celebrates food better than Chandler. With back-to-back-to-back festivals from spring to fall, the city revels in all things delicious, from barbecue to brunch, tacos to tequila. Mark your calendars with these Chandler food fests guaranteed to satisfy all your food cravings. Southwest Cajun…

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