On Tuesday, June 14, the public can head to Downtown Chandler for an evening filled with Chandler history, a little friendly competition and delicious food, all at a special Trivia Night at the hottest cocktail bar in the Valley.
Attendees can enjoy drinks crafted by bartending genius Brandon Casey and delicious Italian bites from Crust, a Valley mainstay with multiple locations. While noshing, sipping and having fun with friends, test your knowledge and learn more about the sordid stories that make up Chandler’s past – stories of criminals, arson and kidnappings.
“We are proud to continue this unique trivia night with Marshall Shore,” says Jody Crago, Chandler Museum Administrator. “It is sophisticated fun with a host who will keep everyone entertained with local stories and photos pulled from Chandler Museum’s own archives. It is going to be a good time.”
Marshall Shore, the evening’s host, is considered Arizona’s Hip Historian with his passion for uncovering the weird, wonderful and wacky from Arizona’s past. He uses storytelling magic, found film footage, old photographs and ephemera to bring history to life. He has made a name for himself in the Valley with unique historical bus tours, trivia nights at the First Draft Bar, and Bingo at Valley Bar.
“Marshall’s trivia nights have a cult following in Downtown Phoenix,” says Mike Merendino, owner of The Ostrich and upstairs restaurant Crust. “Our first event was a packed house and people couldn’t stop talking about how much they loved it. This second evening promises to be just as entertaining. Come and find out if Al Capone really did stay at the San Marcos.”
If you haven’t heard of The Ostrich, you are missing out on this sophisticated and special place in Downtown Chandler. The unique bar is located in the basement of Crust, near the San Marcos, at 10 N. San Marcos Place in Chandler. The ambiance and look of the bar fits in with the speakeasies of the 1920s. Even the two entrances keep the location a secret with hidden stairs from the street and a door inside Crust that is hidden in the wall and covered with pots and pans.
“I love that this event is held at such a hot location; foodies cannot stop talking about The Ostrich,” says Marshall Shore. “This is a rare treat for good food, great storytelling and plenty of opportunities to have fun. Seriously, if you are reading this blog post and you are interested, don’t hesitate. Call and make a reservation. I want to see you there!”
Trivia night is Tuesday, June 14, 7 – 9 p.m. There is no cover charge for this event, but reservations are recommended since space is limited; bring a team of four or six. For reservations or more information go to www.chandlermuseum.org or call (480) 917-4903.