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Stadium Club Catch a Game and More!

Article Kathleen Blair | Photography Provided

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all sports’ season has arrived and the next best thing to being at the game is watching the game with friends at your local sports bar. Over the last six years, the Stadium Club, on Ray and Alma School, has become the go-to place for the game…. and a week full of fun events! With 30 flat screen televisions and a big screen, you’re sure to catch all the games as well as sing a little karaoke as you wind down the evening from 9 p.m. to closing, Tuesday through Sunday. People have so much fun singing oldies but goodies here that Stadium Club earned the New Times Best In Phoenix award for karaoke, as well as the East Valley Tribune Best In East Valley award. If karaoke isn’t your specialty, don’t despair. Try out a little Team Trivia on Wednesday and Friday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with gift cards given out each night.

back in her hometown of Buffalo, New York. Kruse tended bar during her college days and continued to one night a week even after she started her corporate job. When her office moved, Kruse jumped back into what she loved and purchased the Stadium Club. “I was fortunate to achieve my goal of having a neighborhood bar and restaurant at only 27 years old,” Kruse says. “My customers are like my extended family.” It’s been eight years since Kruse made that decision, and the last six years she’s been running the restaurant with her parents (and partners), Mike and Debby Kruse. The family business keeps growing into one big family. “We hope to provide an atmosphere where everyone feels at home, has a great meal and a great time on every visit,” states Debby. “The Stadium Club is a place where you can get comfortable, relax and have fun.”

A Goal Achieved

Sunday Game Breakfast

Keri Kruse started her restaurant career as a dishwasher when she was only 14 years old

When the games start early on Sunday mornings, you can be assured the Stadium

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Club will have all the fixings for breakfast – biscuit and gravy with eggs and a scrambled egg skillet with fried peppers, cheddar and veggies served over potatoes. In addition, you can create your own Bloody Mary Bar with all the garnishes. During half time, you can enjoy a game of pool on one of two tables. And, if you are a serious pool player, be sure to ask about the pool league that plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays. A Menu to Please Everyone

I started my taste testing with some of the popular items on the menu. Since the Kruse family is from Buffalo, it was only fitting for me to try the Buffalo special, Beef on Weck. This sandwich consists of thinly sliced organic beef served on a “Kummelweck” roll that is topped with kosher salt and caraway seed and served with a horseradish sauce. I thoroughly enjoyed it as I dipped it into the au jus sauce. Next, I sampled another Buffalo specialty, the chicken wings. These jumbo


Chandler Lifestyle October 2014