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Gilbert, Arizona~ An Unexpected Treat for the Food and Wine Lover By Cori Solomon

ilbert, Arizona, has become the fastest-growing city in the Phoenix area. As you walk down Gilbert Rd in the heart of Gilbert’s Heritage District, you can see why. Not only is the town popular with snowbirds, especially those from Canada, but the good school systems also attract many families. Knowing this, you’ll want to check out the town, and, of course, you must check out the dining, wine, and bar scene in Gilbert.

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Restaurants, wine bars, and a speakeasy have revitalized the Heritage District. Almost every establishment has an outdoor patio, and the place is hopping with singles, couples, and families all the time, but especially on weekends. Exemplifying the farm-to-table concept, Gilbert also features an Agritopia, a 166-acre mixed-use, planned community focusing on agrarianism. Developed by Joe Johnston, it is a mixture of homes, cottages, bungalows, an urban farm, a community garden, and several restaurants. The latest addition is Barnone, which features restaurants, a wine bar, and other artisan craftspeople. You might call Agritopia an incorporated urban village. An old silo for hay now covered in recycled aluminum for World War II planes, Barnone has a unique design that will draw you in to discover what lies inside.

The Uprooted Kitchen It was a treat to discover The Uprooted Kitchen, a plant-based eatery owned by Chad and Erin Romonoff. Erin started as a pastry chef and Chad as an occupational therapist. They began in 2012 with a food truck and, for four years, serviced Gilbert’s

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