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Chandler’s Taqueria Factory focuses on tacos
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Chandler’s Taqueria Factory focuses on tacos

September 17th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Managing Editor Gamaliel (Gabe) Garfio said that when opening a new restaurant, owners must make some big decisions that will decide what kind of business they want to be. Some of them are tempting. “When you open...
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Restaurant Week returns for spring 2022

May 14th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Summer Aguirre Contributor Spring Arizona Restaurant Week continues this month to bring foodies on a culinary trip May 20-29. The Arizona Restaurant Association’s semiannual event features a slew of restaurants offering...
St. Amand Kitchen reopens after some upgrades
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St. Amand Kitchen reopens after some upgrades

April 28th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ken Sain Staff Writer An Ocotillo landmark restaurant is open again after shutting down for a little more than a month to make some upgrades. The owners of St. Amand Kitchen and Cocktails in Ocotillo have added more shade to...
Business is just ducky for Chandler donut bakery
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Business is just ducky for Chandler donut bakery

February 18th, 2022 | by development
By Ken Sain, Arizonan Staff Writer It might be an oversimplification to say the reason that there is a Duck Donuts franchise in Arizona because of a wife’s craving during pregnancy. But it’s not far from the truth. Daniel...
BlackSheep Wine Bar steeped in Chandler history
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BlackSheep Wine Bar steeped in Chandler history

September 30th, 2021 | by development
By Mallory Gleich, Contributor Long before it became a city on May 24, 1954, Chandler was little more than a collection of dirt roads lined by about 20 buildings. One of those buildings housed the Hotel Chandler, which in 1914...
Gebrans say respect is key to U.S. Egg’s success
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Gebrans say respect is key to U.S. Egg’s success

May 24th, 2021 | by development
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Staff Writer George Gebran has spent his life working for his family’s beloved breakfast and lunch restaurant, U.S. Egg. He didn’t consciously decide to do so. It was assumed he would follow in...
Their chimney cakes wow European tourists
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Their chimney cakes wow European tourists

May 24th, 2021 | by development
By Melody Birkett Contributor AZ Chimney Cakes is serving up a distinctive treat using sweet bread dough.  “The concept is very unique,” explained Kathy Williams, who owns AZ Chimney Cakes at Mesa Riverview with her son,...
Celebrated ramen restaurant opens downtown
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Celebrated ramen restaurant opens downtown

May 13th, 2021 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF A signature California-based ramen restaurant chain has opened its first Arizona location in downtown Chandler. JINYA Ramen Bar, a contemporary Japanese franchise restaurant concept, opened recently in New...
Shop takes ice cream doughnut treats seriously
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Shop takes ice cream doughnut treats seriously

May 11th, 2021 | by development
By Olivia Dow Contributor Kailey Foxcroft and Brandon Douglas may not agree on the best ice cream-doughnut sandwich flavor, but they agree that customers are the best part of co-owning Mesa’s Novel Ice Cream. “Honestly, we...
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Chandler ‘Brunch Crawl’ on downtown’s menu in May

May 11th, 2021 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF It’s time for the You’re Bacon Me Crazy Brunch Crawl in Downtown Chandler 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  May 15. The self-guided crawl features 14 of the downtown’s mouthwatering brunch spots, where patrons can get...