Chandler Archives

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From Glendale to Gilbert, downtown neighborhoods across the Valley have flourished over the past decade, sprouting high with local restaurants, boutiques, theaters and that all-important “cultural density.” Now, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, they need our love more than ever.

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Could America’s next drug crisis be a critical drug shortage? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently reports 104 drugs in short supply – from the sodium chloride infusion used for hospital patients with fluid loss to the injectable dextrose used to treat low blood sugar. The spread of the coronavirus in China may worsen this situation, as 85 percent of drugs sold in the U.S. use some component from China. Few companies are stepping...

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McDonald’s, Burger King, Five Guys – you were all delicious and convenient, but in 2020, we might have to leave you behind. The White Castle for Asian Americans everywhere is coming to Chandler.  Jollibee, the hit Filipino fast food chain that was once only seen in the Philippines, California and some other states scattered across the U.S., has finally decided to break ground in one of the cities with the largest Asian population in Arizona. ...

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In our October 2019 issue, we reported that Arizona’s 7th congressional district – including south-central Phoenix and a portion of Glendale – was the deadliest place for pedestrians nationwide. In September, life insurance company TermLife2Go released a study that revealed the opposite effect in Chandler and Gilbert, who were No. 4 and No. 8, respectively, on a list of the 10 safest cities for pedestrians. The full list: 1. New York City, NY 2. Plano,...

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Local beer and liquor enthusiasts now have something new to add to their bucket list. SanTan Brewing Company, Arizona’s largest independent brewery and distillery, is now offering tours and tastings at their 35,000-square-foot production facility in Chandler. The behind-the-scenes brewery tours take guests through the craft beer and spirits labs, provide a peek into the science and similarities of the brewing and distilling process and include an intimate education about the past and future of...

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It’s the week of Friday the 13th and Lola Forbes and Chris Szydlowski have a rack of 100 sugary hockey masks on cooling racks in their kitchen. This is par for the course at Spooky’s Swirls, the duo’s gluten-free, horror-themed bakery in Chandler. Patrons can find a rotating menu of horror movie-inspired masterpieces in the bakery’s display case. Pennywise, Godzilla and the Demogorgon from Stranger Things have all appeared on pastries in the past. Forbes...

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Fall is finally here and Chandler is celebrating in a big way, with the fourth annual Arizona Harvest Fest and Open Air Market at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park on Saturday, November 10. The free, family-friendly festival will feature more than 150 merchants purveying products that range from holiday gifts to home décor. Peruse furniture, clothing, art and jewelry while listening to a live soundtrack provided by local bands including D. on Darox & the Melody...

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Each month, we of the PHOENIX magazine editorial team ask ourselves a different question about our favorite dining and drinking experiences in the Valley. Our picks are usually hidden in the back of the magazine among our Dining Guide restaurant listings. Not any more. Our picks are going digital! Feel free to follow us on social media (at least, those of us who tweet) and be sure to tag us (@PhoenixMagazine on Twitter and @PHXMagazine on Instagram) on pics of your favorite picks.

Happy November! As we mend our elastic waistbands in preparation of stuffing ourselves on everyone's favorite fall holiday, we're asking ourselves, "What are your favorite Thanksgiving-y dishes in the Valley?

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