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A delicious and festive start to the New Year BY ALISON STANTON

For those who wish to ring in 2014 with some tasty food and beverages, several restaurants are featuring delicious ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve. In addition, a walk/run on Jan. 1 will help people start off the year on a healthy note.

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H&H City Pizza can’t be lumped in with any other pizza place. It’s simply in a class by itself. Celebrating its first few months in business has been exhilarating. Customer feedback has been tremendous and this is just the beginning. To understand how special H&H City Pizza is, one must understand the friendship behind the gourmet pizza. Chefs Marshall Reichert and Tyler Anderson have been friends and have worked together on and off at various high-end retail and hotel establishments for years. They share a solid friendship and common goals SEE PIZZA PAGE 54

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CHANDLER’S OWN RESORT: Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort celebrates its centennial with a remodel, including the inviting fire pit in the outdoor courtyard. Submitted photo BY LYNETTE CARRINGTON

WELCOME TO H&H CITY PIZZA: Chandler celebrates a new gourmet pizza neighbor. STSN photo by Lynette Carrington

Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, and invitees from throughout the Valley turned out to celebrate. The fete included the unveiling of propertywide renovations to help usher in the next 100 years. The renovation was carefully planned so as to respect the history and relevance of the iconic Chandler resort, yet at the same time incorporating beautiful updates. Victoria Schafer with WW Hospitality Marketing states, “They did a really good job of making it feel modern.” The guest rooms have been

remodeled and updated to reflect a retro-modern flavor with heavy uses of white, greens and light earth tones that lend a clean, airy and sophisticated ambiance. Other areas of the hotel that have been remodeled and upgraded include the front lobby bar, the ballroom and restaurant. The outdoor patio also received a new, warm and inviting fire pit. The golf course is also slated to be redone in the summer. Chandler city councilmembers and Mayor Jay Tibshraeny were also on hand for the evening’s festivities. Other guests included CEO and Chairman of Interwest Capital Alex Roudi, Chandler Museum

The newly renovated San Marcos Golf Resort is hosting a dinner buffet inside AJ’s from 5 to 9 p.m. Tue., Dec. 31. The buffet, which includes a champagne toast or house wine, starts off with lobster bisque and a field green salad bar with a variety of toppings. Diners will enjoy slow-roasted prime rib with horseradish sauce and poblano au jus, salmon Wellington with Bearnaise sauce, herbed breast of chicken with champagne cream, roasted red potatoes and three cheese risotto. For dessert, diners can choose from a display of tempting sweets. The buffet is $32.95. The San Marcos is located at 1 N. San Marcos Pl. in downtown Chandler. Info: 480-857-4401.

SanTan Brewing Co. Feast on house-smoked ribeye served with macaroni and cheese, crispy mesquite onion straws and a green chili au jus starting at 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve. The special dinner menu also features lobster tacos with chipotle crema, Spanish rice and roasted tomato salsa and pollo con espinaca, which includes two pan-seared chicken breasts covered

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Administrator Jody Crago and the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort Director of Sales and Marketing Marquis Rust. Throughout the evening, guests were treated to food, cocktails and a walking tour of the various renovated areas of the property. The resort upgrades took approximately eight months and the finishing touches were being placed right up until the centennial celebration. Much consideration went into the design and the physical considerations of the renovations. “Remember, it’s 100 years old, so everything wasn’t quite so simple,” Schafer notes. But, the outcome promises to continue welcoming guests, dignitaries and Hollywood royalty, with a renewed sense of style. Over the years, many notable personalities have gathered at San Marcos to enjoy golf, tennis, swimming and world-class service. Former guests include Fred Astaire, Joan Crawford, Bing Crosby, Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Mitzi Gaynor, George Gobel, William Powell, Jimmy Stewart, Gloria Swanson, Fred Waring and Cher. Other notables include President Herbert Hoover, Christian Dior, Gene Tunney and Margaret Sanger. Tibshraeny spoke briefly of the importance of the San Marcos to the city. “It’s anchored the downtown area,” he says. “It holds a special place in our history and it’s a special part of our city.” Crago continued about the somewhat bumpy history of the San Marcos, noting that the hotel was originally opened by Dr. A.J. Chandler but it was lost to

such as a flare for unique culinary palate, a love of outstanding customer success and a hankering for success. “We’ve had some great success already,” states Reichert, “We won Best Italian Food in the Taste Chandler competition just a few weeks ago, where we served our Tri-City Meat pizza.” The Tri City Meat pizza features tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage and prosciutto and is one of the most popular pizzas at its Chandler retail establishment. A visit to H&H City Pizza tells you that you are in for something special. The restaurant boasts a huge open kitchen with massive wood-burning pizza oven. “We get some customers because they’re driving through the parking lot and they see this huge oven and they want to stop in and see what we’re about,” says Anderson. “We use Arizona pecan wood from Tucson in the oven,” notes Reichert. Reichert and Anderson find that pecan wood imparts a delicious flavor quality into their pizza. “We buy local and support local,” Reichert states. They buy as much fresh, local produce and supplies as possible because they want to support their surrounding community. One exception is the tomatoes, which are all imported from Italy. The taste difference the tomatoes make is clear and the two chefs are committed to giving all of

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bankruptcy in 1936. It was even closed for several years in the early ‘80s before reopening in 1985. With the renovations, Crago notes, “We’re starting again as a great hotel.” The Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort now boasts 249 renovated rooms and more than 35,000 square feet of meeting space to welcome a variety of guests and continue the story of the beloved Chandler resort. Crown Plaza Golf Resort is located at 1 San Marcos Pl., in Chandler, south of Chandler Boulevard. Visit www.sanmarcosresort.com or call 480-812-0900 for additional information. Lynette Carrington is a freelancer for the SanTan Sun News. She can be reached at lynette@santansun.com.

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THESE OWNERS GOT IT RIGHT: Marshall Reichert and Tyler Anderson are excited to share their distinctive gourmet pizzas with their customers. STSN photo by Lynette Carrington

and carryout. “You just don’t see that service available for these types of gourmet pizzas and we’re happy to offer that,” states Anderson. As the duo work to build an enthusiastic fan base, they are also planning for their future. “Our ultimate goal is to open six more of these in the next five years,” states Reichert. There are also two more cool surprises coming in the near future for both Reichert and Anderson. Their wives, Hayley and Heidi, respectively, are each expecting their first child in mere months. As luck would have it,

build their own pizza, too. In keeping the menu easy, all pizzas are made personal size (12 inches). Other menu items include a selection of small bites, ranging from a variety of chicken wings to antipasto, bruschetta and prosciutto carpaccio. They also have a good selection of salads and some delicious sandwiches including their signature grinder which has prosciutto, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mozzarella, onion, lettuce, tomato and white balsamic. Desserts include a wickedly delicious mini-cannoli, an apple purse, stuffed with apple cinnamon filling and a mascarpone cheesecake truffle that is rolled in a blanket of crushed gaufrette wafers. H&H City Pizza has a BYOB license, so guests can bring beer and wine (subject to a $1 per glass corking fee). H&H City Pizza also offers delivery

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each couple is expecting a boy. It is also a lovely sentiment that H&H City Pizza is appropriately named after each of their wives. Reichert and Anderson are excited to be an important part of their surrounding community and work closely with local sports groups and schools. H&H Pizza is located at 4040 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 17 (at Ocotillo/ southwest corner). Call 480-659-8170 or visit www.hhcitypizza.com for additional information. Lynette Carrington is a freelancer for the SanTan Sun News. She can be reached at lynette@santansun.com.

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Murphy’s Law Irish Pub and Ale House The third annual Red Tie Affair is on New Year’s Eve from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Murphy’s Law Irish Pub and Ale House. For $25, patrons will receive two drink tickets, a champagne toast and a party pack. Special New Year’s Eve menu items will be available. There is a $10 cover for folks without reservations. For reservations, call 480-584-0542 or walk in. Murphy’s Law Irish Pub and Ale House is located at 58 S. San Marcos Pl. in downtown Chandler. Info: 480-812-1588.

Bernard’s at Ocotillo Diners will enjoy a four-course, gourmet dinner in the ballroom at Bernard’s at Ocotillo. The evening includes dancing and a champagne toast. Reservations are required. For information, visit ocotillogolf.com, the Ocotillo Golf Resort’s Facebook page, or call 480-9176660. The resort is located at 3751 S. Clubhouse Dr., Chandler.

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New training program begins in January at Center for Living Well The Center for Living Well, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit wellness ministry providing Christ-centered wellness education and training, is offering teacher training in January. The Center for Living Well’s Yoga Ministry Leadership Training Program is designed for individuals who want to strengthen their yoga knowledge and practice, deepen their understanding of the Bible, teach Christ-centered yoga classes or lead a yoga ministry. Five modules will be used for the training. Each module, which focuses on different elements of Christ-centered yoga ministry leadership development, can be done independently or in succession. The first module, “Foundations of Faith and Yoga,” will be held online from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from Jan. 7 through 28, with instruction on introduction to the Bible; assimilating the word; yoga history, philosophy and theory, and breath work, mediation and prayer. Cost is $500 to take the first module and is required for those pursing a CCYL designation. “Our program is unique in its approach to training in that we place equal emphasis on the fundamentals of yoga, Bible teaching, and leadership,” says Dawn Rutledge, executive director of The Center for Living Well. “All of our instructors receive extensive education and must demonstrate proficiency in yoga theory, yoga pose

construction and anatomy, class design and sequencing, teacher ethics and responsibilities, and student safety and enjoyment. In addition, our teachers receive teaching in Bible history, foundations of faith, and applied Bible study that fully equips them to read, understand, study, and teach Scripture. Further, our teachers also receive training in business, marketing, ministry, servant leadership and discipleship to equip them for leadership. When they graduate, they are fully equipped to teach classes, lead a Christ-centered yoga ministry in their church or community, or even open a yoga studio.” The second module, “Pose Construction and Anatomy,” is a fourday yoga camp held from Feb. 5 through 9. The third module, “Class Design and Sequencing,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from March 4 through 25 for online training. Module four, “Business, Marketing and Ministry Leadership,” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays from April 1 through 22 for online training. The final module, “Teacher Practicum,” is a four-day yoga camp that will be held from June 4 through 8. Each module includes 38 hours of instruction, personal practice and mandatory homework. The Center for Living Well has certified CCYL teachers in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, Montana, Oregon,

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Holiday Hullabaloo at Carebear Preschool on Dec. 7 The community is welcome to join the annual Holiday Hullabaloo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat. Dec. 7, at Carebear Preschool at Fulton Ranch, 244 W. Chandler Heights Rd., Chandler. There will be real snow, train rides, crafts and a visit from Santa during the event. A professional photographer will be on site to capture each child’s picture on Santa’s lap.

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Sun Lakes Chapter of HLAA will have David Parra, director of community outreach for AARP Arizona, at its 1 p.m. Thu., Dec. 12, meeting at Ed Robson Branch Library Lecky Center, 9330 E. Riggs Rd., Sun Lakes. The meeting will discuss the new health care law and how it will benefit individuals. If a family member or a friend is challenged by hearing loss, join the group for education, sharing and refreshments. All are welcome. For additional information, email Liz Booth at halib72@ gmail.com, Regina Milgroom at reggiefaith@gmail.com or call Scott Sjolin at 602652-3000 and ask for the Ed Robson Branch.

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Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill reveals new winter menu The new menu, which has a theme of comfort food, will be available through the middle of February at Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill. Those items include a roast chicken pot pie with famous Z’Tejas cornbread tops, traditional pot pie ingredients of carrots, onion, peas and tender roasted chicken; classic meatloaf with a creamy and dreamy mashed potatoes, crisp broccoli, a natural pan gravy and finished with a pile of fried onion rings; maple cider brined

roast chicken with maple syrup and cider brined half chicken served with a brown sugar and pecan baked sweet potato and balsamic braised red cabbage and Gala apples; and winter short rib marinated in thyme, rosemary and garlic and then braised until fork tender, served with creamy and dreamy mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and parsnips. To view the full menu visit ZTejas. com. Z’Tejas is located at 7221 W. Ray Rd., Chandler.

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Phoenix Brewers Invitational set for Phoenix on Dec. 7 More than 60 brewers will bring more than 120 different brews including rare seasonal beers, lagers, ales, porters and stouts for the second annual Phoenix Brewers Invitational - Get Crafty 2013. The event will be held at Heritage Square, 115 N. 6th St., Phoenix, from noon to 6 p.m., Sat., Dec. 7. Although admission to the festival grounds is free, those 21 years and older who would like to enjoy consuming beer, must purchase a 2013 souvenir mug, which comes with 12, 4-ounce beer samples. The mug is $25 in advance and $35 the day of the festival. On Sat., Dec. 7, VIP ticket holders will receive a 2013 souvenir mug, which comes with 12, 4-ounce beer samples, exclusive access to the VIP quarters with catered food and treats from NYPD Pizza, private bathrooms, bocce ball playground, exclusive rare beers and a meet and greet with brewers. The VIP ticket is available only through presale purchase online at phoenixbrewfest.com for $125. Online pre-sale purchasers can elect to add a flat rate voucher good for transportation to and from the festival courtesy of Discount Cab from anywhere in the Phoenix metro area. Thirsty craft beer drinkers can sip beers from Abita, Oskar Blues, SanTan, Grand Canyon, Big Sky, Phoenix Ale,

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New Horizon Youth Homes Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is holding its second annual Reindeer Hustle: Making Wishes Come True Fun Run/Walk and 5K Sun., Dec. 8 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Monies raised from the event will go toward Christmas gifts and activities for kids. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. and the first race steps off at 9 a.m. Cost is $25 for the 5K run and $15 for the 1-mile fun run. Registration can be done online at active.com or in person

POKER RUN: Chandler resident George Ganem captured second place in the eighth annual SMACNA Arizona Wheels for Meals Poker Run with a hand of four threes, Lynn Bowen of Phoenix won first place with four aces and Dave Brooks of Tempe had a fullhouse, good for third place. Submitted photo

at 5024 S. Ash Ave., Suite 106, Tempe. The first 150 participants will receive a T-shirt, goody bag and a race bib. New Horizon Youth Homes Inc. provides outpatient mentoring and counseling services, as well as providing safe and secure homes for at-risk youth to rebuild their lives.

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America’s Taco Shop expands throughout the Valley America’s Taco Shop is growing and opening three new locations in the Valley. The newest locations highlight an updated look with a sleek red and blue color scheme and urban metal accents and mark the latest movement in an already expanding brand. “We are very passionate about the food and the authenticity of its origin,” America’s Taco Shop founder America Corrales-Bortin says. “We take pride in keeping the quality and brand consistent among all of the locations and are excited and humbled to see customers across the

Valley embrace the newest locations.” The new Chandler location is located at 3235 W. Ray Rd. The America’s Taco Shop was founded in 2008 by Corrales-Bortin, as well as her husband, Terry Bortin. The fast-casual concept is known for its award-winning carne asada and al pastor, which is used in their tacos, burritos and tortas. For more information and other locations visit americastacoshop.com or follow them on Facebook at Facebook. com/americatacoshop.

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Second annual Reindeer Hustle set for Dec. 8 at Kiwanis Park

Poker Run benefits home meal delivery program The eighth annual SMACNA (Arizona chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors National Association) Arizona Wheels for Meals Poker Run had 60 riders participate this year. The run benefited the area agency of Aging’s Home Meal Delivery Program. The poker run was hosted by SMACNA Arizona, P.I.P.E. (Piping Industry Progress and Education Trust Fund) and NECA (the Arizona Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association), along with members of SMART, Local 359; UA, Local 469; and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 640.

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NEIGHBORHOOD NETWORKS

Call ahead to confirm information, as details occasionally change after print. If you have a recurring monthly meeting you would like listed in Neighborhood Networks, email complete details to News@SanTanSun.com. Note: The SanTan Sun News now has a Spiritual Connections column in the Spirituality section for ongoing religious-related events.

About Care Monthly volunteer training, by individual appointment. A nonprofit serving homebound Chandler and Gilbert residents; provides transportation, shopping and errands, friendly visits, reassurance phone calls, minor home repairs. Info: 480-802-2331, aboutcare.org Absolute Business Builders: Business Networking International 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesdays Chompie’s 3841 W. Frye Rd., Chandler Info: Nikki Janulewicz, 480-5701835, Nikki@azbestmove.com Action Networkers: Business Networking International 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays Chompies 3841 W. Frye Rd., Chandler Info: Marty Recht, 602-315-2056, Marty@AZMarty.com Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter, Chandler 5:30 p.m. second Thursday of the

month Support group for caregivers of people with dementia. Free; no preregistration required. Chandler Regional Hospital, Morrison Building, Learning Resource Room 1875 W. Frye Rd., Chandler Info: Mindy, 602-528-0545, ext. 201

American Society of Women Accountants, Mesa East Valley Chapter 5:30 p.m. fourth Tuesday of the month Nonprofit organization holds monthly networking and educational sessions for women in accounting. Landmark Restaurant 809 W. Main St., Mesa Info: Shelby, 602-430-8834, aswamev.org

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Business Referral Exchange Worldwide (BREW) Noon-1:30 p.m. first and third Thursday of the month Industry-specific referral and networking group Dobson Ranch Inn 1666 S. Country Club Dr., Mesa Info: Jeremy McClymonds, 480444-2228, BREWus.com

Chandler Business Alliance 7:30-8:30 a.m. Thursdays Professional business coalition dedicated to the economic and social development of its members and the Chandler community as a whole. BLD 1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler Info: chandleralliance@gmail. com, chandleralliance.com

Build Your Own Business: Chandler Chandler Chamber Business 8 a.m. first and third Thursdays of Golf Arizona Business Connection the month 7 a.m. tee time, first and third Networking Group East Valley networking and referral Wednesdays of the month 7-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays organization, meets in Ahwatukee Includes nine holes of golf, Networking / referral group at a private location; address will continental breakfast and holds weekly breakfast meetings be provided upon contact. networking opportunities. Alzheimer’s Association Desert with member presentations and Info: Lisa, lisa@lisamatusak.com, Preregistration required online. Southwest Chapter, Gilbert marketing training sessions. Guests facebook.com/BYOBAZ Golf venue varies. 1:30-3 p.m. first and third Friday of are free. Call in advance. Info: chandlerchamber.com the month Dobson Ranch Golf Course Chandler Airport Commission Support group for caregivers of Restaurant 7 p.m. second Wednesday of the Chandler Farmers Market people with dementia. Free; no 2155 S. Dobson Rd., Mesa month 3-7 p.m. Thursdays preregistration required. Info: Danny, 602-363-0147, Danny. The Commission makes Weekly market with more First United Methodist Church of Balanon@RealLiving.com recommendations to Chandler than 30 vendors selling fresh Gilbert City Council regarding airport produce, baked goods, gourmet 331 S. Cooper Rd., Gilbert Arizona Special Education operations, physical growth, food and handmade crafts. Free Info: Mindy, 602-528-0545, ext. 201 Network, Chandler area economic development and admission. Provides disability-related proposed land use. Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, east side American Legion James O. education, advocacy and resources Chandler Municipal Airport of Arizona Avenue, Chandler Schroeder Post 55 to help parents navigate the terminal Info: 480-855-3539, 7 p.m. third Tuesday of the month complex special education system. 2380 S. Stinson Way, Chandler downtownchandler.org Sun Lakes Country Club, Navajo Info: 602-531-0230 Info: 480-782-3540 Room 25601 N. Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes For a complete list of SanTan Sun area clubs, associations Info: Commander Byron Weston, and networking groups, visit www.SanTanSun.com and 480-802-6623

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Apple Dumpling Café 3076 E. Chandler Heights Rd. Suite 101, Gilbert 480-279-3879 AppleDumplingCafe.com Here’s the deal: Mondays are Family Value night, where kids eat free with each adult meal and two drinks purchased. On Family Fun night, kids receive free ice cream with a meal. After school coolness is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, where kids buy one ice cream, and get one free Chompie’s 3481 W. Frye Rd., Chandler 480-398-3008 chompies.com Here’s the deal: All day Tuesday, children 10 and younger receive one free item from the Kids Meal menu with adult meal purchase of $8 or more. Dine in only. Connect5 Family Centers Corp. 222 E. Warner Rd., Chandler 480-699-2122 1495 S. Higley Rd., Gilbert 480-361-8410 Here’s the deal: Monday’s and Friday’s free kids meals with an adult purchase for Munchie Monday Free Lunch and Freebie Friday Free Dinner. Dilly’s Deli 2895 S. Alma School Rd., Suite 5, Chandler 480-722-0644 dillysdeli.com Here’s the deal: On weekends, get one free kids meal for each adult meal purchased for $4.79 or more.

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WHERE KIDS EAT FREE

El Palacio Restaurant & Cantina 2950 E. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-802-5770 epchandler.com Here’s the deal: Wednesday kids 12 and younger eat free with paid adult.

Planet Sub 1920 W. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-245-6503 planetsub.com Here’s the deal: Monday kids eat free with paid adult.

Fat Willy’s 4850 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler 480-883-1356 fatwillysaz.com/Chandler Here’s the deal: From 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, dine in and get a free kids meal with every adult entrée purchased. Little Leaguers menu only, 12 and younger.

Sidelines Grill 2980 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 480-792-6965 SidelinesAZ.com Here’s the deal: Kids eat free from kids menu after 4 p.m. Thursdays with adult entree. Dine-in only. Cannot be combined with any other offers or specials.

Frio Mio Frozen Yogurt 4991 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler 480-609-0007 Here’s the deal: Every day, kids wearing a sports or scouts uniform receive 50% off frozen yogurt and 50 cent all beef hot dogs.

The Cove Grill 5070 S. Gilbert Rd., Suite 400, Chandler 480-802-9070 thecovegrill.com Here’s the deal: Tuesday kids younger than 12 receive one free meal per adult entrée purchased.

Nabers Music Bar and Eats 825 N. 54th St., Chandler 480-705-0288 Nabersaz.com Here’s the deal: Kids eat free every Monday and Tuesday, with the purchase of an adult meal and two beverages. Pittsburgh Willy’s 1509 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler 480-857-2860 pittsburghwillys.com Here’s the deal: Every day except Sunday breakfast, kids younger than 10 eat free with each paying adult. Additional kids eat for 50% off; Wee Willy menu only.

Uncle Bear’s Grill & Bar 1980 W. Germann Rd., Chandler 480-722-1555 unclebearsgrillandbar.com Here’s the deal: Wednesday kids eat free with each full price entrée purchased.

Whiskey Rose Bar and Grill 135 W. Ocotillo Rd. Chandler 480-895-ROSE (7673) whiskeyrosesaloon.com Here’s the deal: Kids eat free every day with the purchase of an adult entree and kids drink. Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill 7221 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 480-893-7550 http://ztejas.com Here’s the deal: Kids eat free on Sunday night’s starting at 3 p.m. off of the Z’Tejas KidZ menu.

The Sushi Room 2475 W. Queen Creek Rd., Chandler 480-821-9000 sushiroomaz.com Here’s the deal: Sunday Funday means kids 12 and younger eat free, two kids per paying adult.

WHERE KIDS EAT FREE The SanTan Sun News now has a regular “Where kids eat free” section. Restaurant owners, please email us details such as days of the week kids can eat free at your establishment, and what conditions apply, such as purchase of an adult meal, certain hours, etc., Include your restaurant name, address, phone and website and a contact name for verification. Readers, if you know of a location that has a kids-eat-free program, email us with the restaurant name, a phone and / or email for confirmation and details. Email information to KidsEatFree@ santansun.com.

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Sixth annual Woofstock festival Dog lovers from throughout the United States converged on Tumbleweed Park for the sixth annual Woofstock festival on Sat., Nov. 16. A great event for the entire family, Woofstock welcomed leashed, well-mannered dogs and their owners for a day of tail-waggin’ activities, including the Walk of Honor—A Salute to Veterans, Concert for Critters, pet contests, raffle prizes, interactive demonstrations, dog massages, pet psychic, mini bark park and other pet friendly vendors. STSN photos by Tiera Allen.

DOG-GONE THIRSTY: A thirsty dog stops to read the sign before drinking more water.

ATTACK! OF THE WORKING DOG: The Chandler Police Department K9 Unit demonstrates its group of Malinois, or Belgian Shepherds.

PRETTY IN PINK: The Studio 3 Showstoppers perform scenes from the movie-turned-musical “Legally Blonde.”

SLEIGH DOG: Louis from the Arizona Boston Terrier Rescue leads a pack of Reindeer Dogs to help raise money.

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