Chandler Local Spotlight: Hop Social Tavern

In today’s world of fast food, fast-casual, fusion cuisine and concept mash-ups, the idea of a tried-and-true tavern gets lost. Somewhere between the relaxed watering hole of a pub and the high-end dining of a steakhouse, tavern hospitality offers the just-right balance of good drinks, good food and…

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Chandler Local Spotlight: Craft 64

With “Local” being the buzzword in the dining industry, Craft 64 in Downtown Chandler is not just marketing lip service. The wood-fired restaurant and bar, which is known for its craft pizza and beer, specializes in scratch, organic fare and is committed to making sure its supply footprint stays in…

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Chandler Local Spotlight: Romey’s Sandwich Bar

Jerome “Romey” Celoni was managing a bar in Downtown Chandler when he met two exceptional employees, Tanner Harshey and Rodrick Mitchell (known as “Sleepy”). When Harshey shared his dream of opening a deli, Celoni decided to use his background managing delis to open a sandwich shop where the three…

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Chandler Local Spotlight: Patent 139 Brewing Company

Tim Hass is paying tribute to his family’s history the best way he knows how—by planting new roots. Nestled in a Chandler, Arizona neighborhood off Ray and Dobson roads, the new Patent 139 Brewing Company is an homage to the Hass family’s contribution to the food and beverage world. The patent in…

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Chandler Local Spotlight: The Stillery

The Stillery has brought an authentic piece of Nashville to bustling Downtown Chandler with its nightly live country music performances, mason jar cocktails, and spicy Nashville hot chicken sandwiches. The gastropub’s first two locations were opened by business partners Steve Sargent and Steve…

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Chandler Local Spotlight: JINYA Ramen Bar

When you want something done right, do it yourself. That’s the ethos that Japanese restaurateur Tomo Takahashi embraced when he moved to the United States and couldn’t find a ramen bar to suit his tastes. So, he opened one. In 2010, Takahashi launched JINYA Ramen Bar in Los Angeles, the original…

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