Best of Chandler 2019

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WHO’S the BEST?

The votes are in. The people have spoken... It’s the Best of Chandler!


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AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

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AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

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Dining

FIRST PLACE

BREAKFAST Hangar Café

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1725 E. Ryan Road 480-899-6965

Hidden in the corner of an aircraft maintenance hangar at the Chandler Municipal Airport, this breakfast spot offers a cool atmosphere and affordable menu. While the cafe serves both breakfast and lunch, fans favor the morning menu that features Hangar Hash, biscuits and gravy, Philly cheesesteak omelets and other savory breakfast dishes. After a hearty breakfast at the cafe, patrons can go trip upstairs to the observation deck to watch the airplanes take off and land. Great for family and friend outings, Hangar Café’s breakfast experience is sure to impress.

SECOND PLACE Biscuits Cafe 2040 S. Alma School Road 480-899-0758 biscuitscafe.com

THIRD PLACE First Watch

4955 S. Alma School Road 480-659-4995 4910 W. Ray Road Suite 5 480-752-3754 firstwatch.com

BRUNCH

SECOND PLACE Hangar Café

Hash Kitchen

2855 W. Ray Road, Suite 4 480-361-5228 hashkitchen.com

1725 E. Ryan Road 480-899-6965

THIRD PLACE BLD Chandler

Hash Kitchen is home to Arizona’s largest Bloody Mary bar. The bar also 1920 W. Germann Road serves a variety of mimosas, specialty 480-779-8646 cocktails, fresh juice, coffee and tea. bldchandler.com A brunch at Hash Kitchen can also include French toast, waffles, pancakes, frittatas, eggs Benedict or the famous scramblers. Beyond an impressive menu, the restaurant invites their customers to a social-dining experience. Hash Kitchen is a vibrant, creative a.m. eatery with fun features, like its selfie station, weekend DJ booth and, of course, the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. At the Bloody Mary bar, customers can choose a salt rim topping, type of tomato juice, base vodka and toppings from the typical celery and bacon to the unusual fried ravioli, pickled eggs or hush puppies. Hash Kitchen is the perfect culinary destination for locals and visitors alike.

FIRST PLACE

DELI/SANDWICH SHOP

Chompie’s FIRST PLACE

BAKERY/DESSERT Bosa Donuts

4015 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 1, 480-895-8955 655 N. Arizona Ave., 480-899-7134 2990 N. Dobson Rd., 480-899-4999 bosadonutaz.com A customer with a sweet tooth can’t go wrong with Bosa Donuts. The doughnut shop sells an affordable, delicious array of doughnuts. Patrons can find every type of classic doughnut, from an apple-fritter to a devil food cake doughnut. Bosa Donuts promises to never disappoint hungry customers by trying to reinvent recipes or show off culinary skills by taking unsatisfactory risks. The company sticks to perfecting the tried-and-true doughnut classics people have loved for years. In addition to the beloved doughnut classics, the menu features a selection of sandwiches, muffins, croissants, bagels and drinks. Best of all, Bosa Donuts is open 24/7.

SECOND PLACE Kneaders Bakery & Cafe 1090 W. Queen Creek Road 480-355-0533 kneaders.com

THIRD PLACE Custom Created Cakes by Brandi 480-227-5475 cccakesbybrandi.com

3481 W. Frye Road 480-398-3008 chompies.com

SECOND PLACE Café Zupas

3305 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 8 602-283-7006 cafezupas.com

In 1979, the Borenstein family decided to travel west, from Queens, THIRD PLACE New York to Phoenix to share their Jersey Mike’s Subs classic family recipes. 4010 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 1 They started Chompie’s, which of480-857-8184 fers a huge menu of award-winning 2780 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 3 breakfast and lunch featuring tra480-782-6453 ditional Jewish specialties, colossal jerseymikes.com Ruebens, turkey breast sandwiches, Chiel’s Philly cheesesteak, tuna melts and Chompie’s famous mile-high sandwiches. Chompie’s bread is a fresh-baked and delicious accompaniment to any lunch or breakfast. The breads include double-baked Jewish rye, marble rye, challah roll, Kaiser roll, bagel, pumpernickel and sourdough.

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AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

Dr. Samantha Vu, DMD, MS

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Sonoran Smile Orthodontics

Thank You

for voting us BEST Orthodontic office in Chandler

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FIRST PLACE

COFFEE SHOP Dutch Bros. Coffee 3665 W. Chandler Blvd. 541-955-4700 dutchbros.com

Guided by its three core values — speed, quality and service — Dutch Bros. is a coffee shop favorite. The coffee branch was founded in 1992 by two brothers of Dutch descent: Dane and Travis Boersma. When the brothers, who were in the dairy business, were forced to sell their cows, they purchased an espresso machine a nd opened the barn doors for business. Since then, Dutch Bros. Coffee has become the country’s largest privately-held drive-thru coffee company. Customers can decide on a drink order from a plethora of caffeinated and sweet drinks including the classic Americano, breve, chai, cold brew, hot cocoa, latte, lemonade, smoothie and more.

SECOND PLACE Black Rock Coffee Bar 4050 S. Alma School Road, Suite 1 480-219-2122 br.coffee

THIRD PLACE Peixoto Coffee Roasters 11 W. Boston St., Suite 6 480-275-2843 peixotocoffee.com

FIRST PLACE

ASIAN

Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar 757 E. Chandler Blvd. 480-777-5050

With free live entertainment, a full bar, take-out and catering, Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar offers a combination of Americanized and authentic Chinese cuisine to satisfy the whole family. Customers can choose between two distinct dine-in meal experiences: the modern, relaxed dining room or the lounge complete with a bar and stage. The bar has six beers on tap as well as several wine choices. Stop by on weekends between 6 and 8 p.m. for live performances to accompany your fantastic Asian food.

SECOND PLACE Pho Chandler 4055 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 8 480-895-9090 phochandler.us

THIRD PLACE P.F. Chang’s 3255 W. Chandler Blvd. 480-899-0472 pfchangs.com

y l t h Nig Thank You for your votes Chandler!


AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

SMOKIN’ FINS

FIRST PLACE

SUSHI

SEAFOOD | SUSHI | GRILL

Rock Lobster

2475 W. Queen Creek Road 480-821-9000 rocklobsterrocks.com Serving creative Japanese-fusion foods and cocktails, Rock Lobster is a go-to restaurant for sushi and sashimi fans. The menu offers all your sushi favorites including over 20 specialty rolls like Tataki, yellowtail jalapeño, salmon poppers, Lollipop and Da Bomb. Rock Lobster also features the bento box for those who like to mix it up and add variety to their meals. The boxes include three California rolls, mixed greens, miso soup, squid salad and a choice of meat or seafood over rice or veggies. Whether you’re looking for the complete teppanyaki experience or a relaxed sushi lunch, Rock Lobster has your back.

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BEST SUSHI

FULL BAR HAPPY HOUR

2PM-6PM M-F AND ALL DAY SUNDAY

SECOND PLACE Mikado Sushi 3125 S. Alma School Road 480-726-0255 mikadosushiaz.com

THIRD PLACE Smokin’ Fins

900 N. 54th St., Suite 1 480-508-5971 smokinfinsrestaurant.com

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Thank You Chandler for your votes!

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AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

FIRST PLACE

FIRST PLACE

SEAFOOD

MEXICAN

Valle Luna

Roy’s Restaurant

Under partner/chef Jesus “BJ” Dalumpinis, Roy’s serves an impressive seafood menu. Dalumpinis enjoys experimenting with Asian ingredients and fresh flavors of citrus and fruit as he listens to reggae and local music. Customers can order unique Asianinspired dishes like the crispy Togarashi calamari, tempura-crusted ahi roll, jumbo tiger prawns and pink peppercorn and herb crusted halibut. With a huge selection of fresh fish and shellfish, Dalumpinis’ creations will satisfy any seafood connoisseur. After a delicious and creative dish, patrons can end their dining experience with a pineapple upside down cake, Roy’s melting hot chocolate soufflé, Kaffir lime tart or macadamia nut bread pudding.

1890 W Germann Road 480-855-4344 nandosmexicancafe.com

THIRD PLACE Serrano’s Mexican Food Restaurants

1949 W. Ray Road 480-786-3100 valleluna.com

7151 W. Ray Road 480-705-7697 roysrestaurant.com

SECOND PLACE Nando’s Mexican Cafe

141 S. Arizona Ave. 480-899-3318 serranosaz.com

Serving great Sonoran food in an inviting family atmosphere for over 20 years, Valle Luna offers traditional Mexican dishes like tacos, enchiladas and tamales. Most of the favorites can be ordered with a choice of shredded beef, ground beef, shredded chicken or spicy machaca beef. Don’t forget to top off the meal with red or chile sauce. Customers can find all of the original cook’s favorite dishes, including the chimichanga dinner, Sonoran-style carne asada steak and chile rellenos.

FIRST PLACE SECOND PLACE Coconuts Fish Cafe 1155 W. Ocotillo Road, Suite 1 480-247-7900 coconutsaz.com

THIRD PLACE DC Steak House

98 S. San Marcos Place 480-899-4400 dc-steakhouse.com

BEST LUNCH UNDER $7.00 (Total Bill)

Thank You For Your Votes In This Years Best Of Chandler!

THE ORIGINAL FISH & CHIPS Family Owned & Operated Since 1947

Pete’s Has Been Serving Deep Fried Goodness For Over 72 Years!

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TACOS

Valle Luna

1949 W. Ray Road 480-786-3100 valleluna.com Valle Luna, meaning “Moon Valley,” all began in the mid-1970s when Tia Rita journeyed to New York to share her best Arizona-Sonoran recipes where she earned recognition for her award-winning Mexican food. She returned to the Valley of the Sun in 1983 and founded a family business that still stands today. Tia Rita has since passed away, but the restaurant honors her memory with some of her original recipes. Customers can find a special menu with all of Rita’s favorite dishes, including the street-side Mexican tacos with tender pork carnitas and Pepe’s border tacos with carne asada and chorizo.

SECOND PLACE Elmer’s Tacos 355 N. Arizona Ave. 480-963-6763 elmerstacos.com

THIRD PLACE Los Favoritos Taco Shop

4850 S. Gilbert Road Suite 8, 480-895-5707 1900 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 18, 480-782-9400 5865 W. Ray Road Suite 11, 480-961-8122 losfavs.com

FIRST PLACE

WINGS

Native Grill & Wings 2110 S. Gilbert Road 480-782-0840 nativegrillandwings.com

The Andersons were the first to bring wings to Arizona in 1979. After leaving behind their home in Buffalo, New York, they started a small pizzeria called the Native New Yorker. After months of poor business, Mrs. Anderson decided to give wings a try, and Chandler fell in love with them. Now dubbed Native Grill & Wings, the restaurant’s menu has expanded, but it is best known for the traditional wings, which are offered in a five, 10, 15, 20 or 50 pack. The restaurant offers a variety of flavors for the wings including asiago parmesan, spicy honey mustard, jalapeño, honey barbecue and so many more unique sweet and savory flavors.

SECOND PLACE Zipps Sports Grill – Ocotillo 4060 S. Arizona Ave. 480-398-1776 zippssportsgrills.com

THIRD PLACE Teakwood’s Tavern & Grill 151 E. Williams Field Road 480-899-8325 teakwoodstavern.com


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2625 W. Queen Creek Road 480-821-0009 chopchandleraz.com

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Located in historic downtown Chandler, The Perch Brewery & Pub is not only home to great drinks but also to over 50 colorful tropical rescue birds. Customers can enjoy dinner and a drink with great views from the courtyard garden downstairs or the rooftop bar. Make sure to stop by from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays for an amazing happy hour experience — which includes discounted drinks and an impressive THIRD PLACE menu offer plates such as Nando’s Mexican Cafe jalapeño marmalade and 1890 W Germann Road ranch pub tots, pepperoni 480-855-4344 pizza, Perch pretzels and banandosmexicancafe.com sil hummus and pita.

HAPPY HOUR

The Perch Brewery 232 S. Wall St. 480-773-7688 perchpubbrewery.com

SECOND PLACE Valle Luna 1949 W. Ray Road 480-786-3100 valleluna.com

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FIRST PLACE

FIRST PLACE

BREWERY

SPORTS BAR

SanTan Brewing & Distilling

Blue 32 Sports Grill

8 S. San Marcos Place 480-917-8700 santanbrewing.com

Known for craft beer and craft food, SanTan Brewing Company opened its doors in 2007 in the heart of historic downtown Chandler. On top of a variety of year-round and seasonal craft beers, the restaurant serves a delicious brunch, lunch and dinner menu with dishes like the Brewer’s Omelet, chicken and waffles, pizza, signature burgers and hand-crafted sandwiches. Fans can also enjoy fun events held at the brewery like Christmas in July, You’re Bacon Me Crazy and Jerry Day. Check out the company’s website for the event calendar to add Trivia, a unique dinner or live music to your brewery experience.

4845 S. Arizona Ave. 480-284-6496 blue32sportsgrill.com

SECOND PLACE The Perch Brewery 232 S. Wall St. 480-773-7688 perchpubbrewery.com

THIRD PLACE QuartHaus 201 S. Washington St. 480-999-9463 quarthaus.com

FIRST PLACE

CRAFT BEER

SanTan Brewing & Distilling

SECOND PLACE Zipps Sports Grill – Ocotillo

8 S. San Marcos Place 480-917-8700 santanbrewing.com

Priding itself on its impressive craft beer menu, SanTan Brewing Company serves quite a few classics year-round, like the Juicy Jack IPA, Devil’s Ale and 1920 Lager. Guests also wait patiently for seasonal favorites like Sex Panther Porter, Oktoberfest Lager and Mr. Pineapple. Customers like SanTan Brewing’s beer so much that the company decided to begin packaging it in cans two years after the restaurant opened. The company is committed to supreme packaging that is easy to recycle and offers improved freshness and shelf-life. You can find the beer in stores, or stop by the brewery for a brew on tap paired with a delicious meal.

4060 S. Arizona Ave. 480-398-1776 zippssportsgrills.com

SECOND PLACE The Sleepy Whale 290 S. Arizona Ave. 480-758-4979

THIRD PLACE QuartHaus 201 S. Washington St. 480-999-9463 quarthaus.com

FIRST PLACE

BARBECUE

Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q 7300 W. Chandler Blvd. 480-874-6440 rudysbbq.com

Barbecue fans can smell brisket and ribs coming from Rudy’s oak-fired ovens. Unlike mesquite-fired pits used at other barbecues, Rudy’s ovens use a slower-burning wood that, along with a special dry spice, is key to their culinary success. The menu includes classics like baby back ribs, pork loin, brisket, pulled pork, prime rib, potato salad, coleslaw, cornon-the-cob and green chili stew. Finish off a meal with one of Rudy’s desserts — including pudding, Rice Krispy treats, pecan and buttermilk pie or peach cobbler. Stemming from its San Antonio gas station/grocery store roots, the restaurant leads customers through an old-time general store where they can order a full meal and enjoy the rustic atmosphere.

This locally-owned restaurant features fresh ground burgers, steak and seafood prepared in-house daily. Salads and sandwiches are topped with homemade sauces and dressings. If you’re a burger lover, you won’t want to overlook the Black and Blue 32 Burger, seasoned with blackened spice and topped with blue cheese crumbles, bacon, lettuce and onion. Patrons can pair their meal with cocktails, martinis, wine or local craft beers. Stop by Blue 32 to order a meal, grab an Angry Orchard Apple Cider or Heineken and watch the game on HD television.

SECOND PLACE Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Q 3250 W. Frye Road 480-782-1212 famousdaves.com

THIRD PLACE West Alley BBQ and Smokehouse 111 W. Boston St. 480-248-8819 westalleybbq.com

THIRD PLACE Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers 1980 W. Germann Road 480-899-2007 coldbeers.com

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FIRST PLACE

FIRST PLACE

ITALIAN Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta 590 N. Alma School Road Suite 35 480-812-8433 floridinos.net

This favorite is a good dinner location for every age. From Sunday Fundays to Monday Senior Nights and Kids-Eat-Free Wednesdays, Floridino’s offers great deals on its delicious menu. Be sure to try the original style pizza muffins, doughy bundles stuffed with ham, ground beef, Italian sausage and fresh mozzarella cheese. The restaurant also serves salads, calzones, sandwiches, pizza, homemade pasta and desserts. Families are invited on Tuesdays from 4 to 9 p.m. for a special offer of a large two topping pizza, toss salad and order of bread sticks with cheese for $18.50.

PIZZA SECOND PLACE Oregano’s Pizza Bistro 1960 W. Germann Road 480-265-4580 oreganos.com

THIRD PLACE S&V Urban Italian

1035 W. Queen Creek Road, Suite 103 480-659-7438 stoneandvine.com

Barro’s Pizza

950 E. Riggs Road, 480-895-2555 1880 S. Alma School Road, 480-917-0077 2050 N. Alma School Road, Suite 8, 480-963-4720 barrospizza.com The most popular pizza order at Barro’s Pizza is the Barro’s Special Pizza, which is topped with pepperoni, ham, mushroom, green pepper and onion. Other pizza favorites include barbecue chicken, Mega Meat, vegetarian, chicken supreme, hot wing, white pizza and Kona. For those with gluten allergies or sensitivities, this pizzeria has them covered with its gluten-free dough option. The restaurant also serves wings, sandwiches, pasta, salad and sides. The restaurant takes pride in its community and works with several nonprofit organizations, including St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance and the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.

SECOND PLACE Oregano’s Pizza Bistro 1960 W. Germann Road 480-265-4580 oreganos.com

THIRD PLACE Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta

590 N. Alma School Road Suite 35 480-812-8433 floridinos.net

FIRST PLACE

We’re honored.

FAST FOOD BURGER

In-N-Out Burger 2790 W. Chandler Blvd. 2910 E. Germann Road 7050 W. Ray Road 800-786-1000 in-n-out.com

Since 1948, we’ve been committed to making great-tasting, made-to-order burgers, fries, and shakes for our guests. It’s all part of our dedication to quality, freshness, and service. Thanks for thinking so highly of us. We look forward to serving you again. 2790 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler In the Chandler Festival Center

©2019 In-N-Out Burgers

This busy fast food restaurant is always packed with happy customers. The company is committed to always using the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. The potatoes for its French fries are hand-cut and never frozen. The buns are freshly baked from a traditional, slow-rising sponge-dough recipe. Each ingredient is carefully chosen for high-quality perfection. In-N-Out never freezes, microwaves or purchases pre-packaged ingredients. Everything is made the old-fashioned way. The company started in 1948 as a small drive-through in California and has since grown to Arizona and become a fan-favorite. The menu includes cheeseburgers, hamburgers, fries and shakes.

SECOND PLACE Five Guys

3705 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 6 480-895-0365 3395 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 5 480-855-2837 fiveguys.com

THIRD PLACE Culver’s 3155 W. Ray Road 480-268-7249 culvers.com


AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

FIRST PLACE

PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME

Blue 32 Sports Grill 4845 S. Arizona Ave. 480-284-6496 blue32sportsgrill.com

With multiple HD televisions up to 65 inches showing all current sporting events, this sports bar is the perfect destination for championships, tournaments and playoffs. Although most guests refer to Blue 32 as a sports bar, the full-service restaurant prides itself on a fresh menu and delicious food, ensuring that both the game and meal are top-notch. Blue 32’s happy hour features domestic drafts, Guinness, specialty martinis and great appetizers to make any sports fan happy.

BEST DONUTS IN ARIZONA!

Coffee & Smoothies Open 24/7 24 Valley Wide Locations

Arizona Ave & Ocotillo • 4015 S. Arizona Ave • Chandler, AZ, 85248 480-895-8955

Thank you Chandler, for Voting us Best Bakery in Chandler!

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EXPIRES 8/31/19 One coupon per person. With coupon. No photocopies.

SECOND PLACE Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers 1980 W. Germann Road 480-899-2007 coldbeers.com

THIRD PLACE Zipps Sports Grill – Ocotillo 4060 S. Arizona Ave. 480-398-1776 zippssportsgrills.com

FREE SERVICE CALLS

FIRST PLACE

LOCAL BURGER

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

SECOND PLACE B2 Burger & Brews 393 W. Warner Road Suite 121 480-917-4937 b2burgersbrews.com

THIRD PLACE The Local Chandler 55 W. Chicago St. 480-699-9104 thelocalchandler.com

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1980 W. Germann Road 480-899-2007 coldbeers.com

This neighborhood burger joint is appropriately named, serving cold beers and cheeseburgers. The burgers feature only fresh ingredients that are prepared in-house daily. The beer menu contains over 150 choices on tap, bottled or canned. The restaurant has over 30 flat screen TVs and a great sound system perfect for catching all the popular sporting events. It also offers the “Burger Challenge” for any adventurous carnivores wanting to test the limits. The most impressive contestant finished a ninepatty monster weighing over five pounds before the timer rang!

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FUN & ACTIVITIES FIRST PLACE

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Chandler 4955 S. Arizona Ave. 520-213-8129 drafthouse.com

Alamo Drafthouse has nine screens for new release blockbusters, family movies and independent films. This isn’t your typical movie theater. Alamo Drafthouse offers an impressive film-goers menu including nibbles like burrata bruschetta and avocado toast as well as meals like its southwestern tofu quinoa bowl, fish and chips, classic burgers and pizza. You can also order off the cocktail menu, sip a glass of wine, or choose a beer or spirit as you enjoy your movie. The box office opens 30 minutes before all scheduled show times, so you can order and start to enjoy your food and drink before the film starts. You can avoid lines at the theater by reserving a seat online. There’s no bad seat at Alamo Drafthouse. The theater removed the traditional front row and designed each auditorium for maximum movie-watching enjoyment.

SECOND PLACE Rawhide Western Town and Event Center 5700 W. North Loop Road 480-502-5600 rawhide.com

THIRD PLACE Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center

5901 S. Hillcrest Drive 480-782-2635 chandleraz.gov/explore/chandler-aquatics

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GAME AND ENTERTAINMENT CENTER KTR Indoor Action Sports Playground 1050 E. Pecos Road 480-718-5872 chandler.ktr-centers.com

This indoor action sports playground’s mission is “to help kids be kids.” Serving kids of all ages and abilities, the playground features trampoline, tumbling, scooters, skateboarding, parkour, ninja warrior, BMX, cheer, dodgeball and more. There’s even a designated, monitored spot for children 5 and under to play safely called the KTR Mini Zone. Every Friday night, the entertainment center hosts a house party featuring a live DJ, games and activities. The center is also a great venue for epic birthday parties and team-bonding events.

SECOND PLACE Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd. 800-946-4452 playatgila.com

THIRD PLACE Makutu’s Island 6919 W. Ray Road 480-344-3740 makutusisland.com

FIRST PLACE

GOLF COURSE

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Ocotillo Golf Club 3751 S. Clubhouse Drive 480-917-6660 ocotillogolf.com

This premier golf destination is a desert oasis complete with lush fairways, cascading waterfalls and landscaping so beautiful that it is also a popular wedding venue. The 27-hole course was designed by renowned golf course architect Ted Robinson and won a Golf Digest’s 4 1/2 Star Best Places to Play award. Golfers can pay daily fees, become annual members or take advantage of specials and summer passes. If you are new to golf or want to improve your skill, the course also offers private lessons taught by qualified instructors. After playing a few rounds, golfers can stop by the Ocotillo Grille for the sports bar’s brunch or pub and grille menu.

SECOND PLACE San Marcos Golf Course 100 N. Dakota St. 480-963-3358 sanmarcosgolfresort.com

THIRD PLACE Bear Creek Golf Complex 500 E. Riggs Road 480-883-8200 bearcreekaz.com


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I always tell people than when you start to spend more on repairs than you do on maintenance, it is a good time to at least start gathering A/C replacement quotes. Continual problems and repairs are the first sign your unit is creeping towards “end of days”.

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Next, look at the unit age. I talk to people all the time who still have AC units from the 90s and 2000s. Those 20-30 years old units initially were built with a 6-8 SEER, but with age is maybe operating now at a 2-3 SEER. If you were to replace it with a new 14 SEER unit you just gained 7x the energy efficiency. Your AC unit accounts for about 50% of your energy consumption, so that hefty of a SEER increase could easily save around a $1,000 a year on utility bills. Now that $3,000 repair bill doesn’t seem like such a good return on investment anymore, right? Instead you could replace your unit and have the utility savings now and they also pay you more over the next decade. Not to mention you won’t have the headaches and hot house stress with no working AC for a period of time.

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BUSINESS& SERVICES FIRST PLACE

CUSTOMER SERVICE

Dutch Bros. Coffee

NEW BUSINESS

3665 W. Chandler Blvd. 541-955-4700 dutchbros.com

The Crayola Experience

Serving up speed, quality and service, Dutch Bros. vows to provide the best coffee experience possible. The company’s memorable catch phrase says it all: “We may be a coffee company, but we are in the relationship business.” So, when you swing by Dutch for an Americano, cold brew or smoothie, you can count on pleasant service. Not only does Dutch Bros. care about serving its customers well, but they also care about the greater community. To build deeper community connections, Dutch Bros. founded Love Abounds, which supports programs and projects that focus on youth, music, health and farming.

SECOND PLACE Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar 757 E. Chandler Blvd. 480-777-5050

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THIRD PLACE Pita Jungle

3111 W. Chandler Blvd. 602-581-5370 crayolaexperience.com

This fun family destination offers creative, whimsical adventures through 19 hands-on activities including a 4D coloring journey and a project that lets you name and wrap your own Crayola crayon. The company believes in the magic of creativity and strives to nurture this valuable skill every day. The Crayola Store offers the world’s largest selection of Crayola products and souvenirs, including apparel, art supplies, stuffed toys, household items and, of course, crayons.

1949 W. Ray Road 480-855-3232 pitajungle.com

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SECOND PLACE Eggstasy 2430 S. Gilbert Road 480-361-9275 eggstasyaz.com

THIRD PLACE Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse 825 N. 54th St. 480-744-0130 galeto.com

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FIRST PLACE

CAR DEALERSHIP Big Two Toyota 1250 S. Gilbert Road 480-302-4650 bigtwotoyota.com

SECOND PLACE Sun Devil Auto FIRST PLACE

AUTO REPAIR

Christian Brothers Automotive 290 E. Ocotillo Road 480-264-0990 cbac.com/south-chandler

895 E. Chandler Blvd. 480-877-0845 sundevilauto.com

THIRD PLACE Desert Car Care Center

This family-owned business has served the East Valley for over 70 years. Carrying one of the largest inventories of new and pre-owned Toyotas and Scions in the state, the dealership is a great location to scout out a vehicle for your next purchase. The experienced sales staff is eager to help you find a car to match your specific needs and share their specialized knowledge. Even if you cannot immediately find the particular car you have your heart set on, Big Two Toyota will alert you when a matching car arrives at the dealership.

SECOND PLACE Chapman BMW

95 N. Dobson Road 480-526-5539 desertcarcare.com

7455 W. Orchid Lane 480-344-4269 chapmanbmwchandler.com

Christian Brothers Automotive talks to customers about their car concerns, evaluates the vehicle and bases recommendations on the customer’s needs. Best of all, Christian Brothers vows to never do any maintenance without your approval. Since 1982, the company has worked to ensure clients feel comfortable and confident with their car repairs. Qualified, trained mechanics educate their customers and invite them into a welcoming, friendly environment to alleviate any car maintenance stress and get them safely back on the road.

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AIR CONDITIONER/ REPAIR SERVICE Precision Air & Heating

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THIRD PLACE Earnhardt Ford

480-726-6400

www.desertcarcare.com • 95 N. Dobson Road • Chandler On-Time • Convenient • Certified

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3045 N. Colorado St. 602-490-8689 precisionairandheating.com

If you are looking to repair, replace or maintain your air conditioning or heating system, try Precision Air & Heating, a family-owned business that began in 1995 with a philosophy of “people before profits.” The company guarantees that you will have the greatest customer service experience possible as experts service your air conditioning or heating with quality products. The company also is dedicated to the community and supports local charities including Phoenix Children’s Hospital and local youth sports.

SECOND PLACE Ernie’s Refrigeration & Sheet Metal 4960 S. Gilbert Road 480-963-4204

THIRD PLACE Hendel’s Air Conditioning 3434 N. Arizona Ave. 480-813-1700 hendels.com


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FIRST PLACE

PLACE TO WORK

Chandler Unified School District 1525 W. Frye Road 480-812-7000 cusd80.com

Prioritizing academic achievement, Chandler Unified School District has strong values and prides itself on providing excellent education at all grade levels. The district’s test scores exceed state and national averages, showcasing Chandler’s success in public education. Chandler Unified serves over 44,500 students in grades K through 12 and is dedicated to employing staff and teachers from a culturally diverse community. The district strives to provide its employees with the resources they need to fulfill their educational mission. Employees value their important work with 95 percent reporting they are proud to work at Chandler Unified and 94 percent believing the district maintains a high standard of learning for all students.

FIRST PLACE

PLACE TO EXERCISE EoS Fitness

1970 E. Ray Road 602-975-4730 4185 S. Gilbert Road 480-616-2040 eosfitness.com

SECOND PLACE Intel intel.com

THIRD PLACE City of Chandler 480-782-2000 chandleraz.gov

SECOND PLACE Burn Boot Camp South Chandler 2815 E. Ocotillo Road 480-442-7532 burnbootcamp.com

THIRD PLACE Ocotillo Village Health Club & Spa

4200 S. Alma School Road 480-656-0045 EoS Fitness prides itself on a wide variety of exercise options villageclubs.com and a diverse team that strives to help members reach their potential. With state-of-the-art equipment, tons of cardio options, a movie-style treadmill/cycling/elliptical room to watch films while you work and group exercise classes, the gym has something for everyone. EoS trainers are dedicated to personalized programs that meet individual needs and avoid unnecessary snobbery and pressure. This gym is home to both serious athletes and casual exercisers and emphasizes accessibility for all customers. EoS offers a free seven-day pass to potential customers to check out the gym before joining.

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HOME FURNISHINGS HomeGoods

2875 S. Alma School Road 480-722-1375 homegoods.com Each visit to HomeGoods is unique as they continuously change their inventory. This fun store concept keeps you on your toes and helps you find something exciting every time you make a trip to HomeGoods. Although the selection is forever changing, you can count on always finding interesting, fashionable merchandise in the following departments: furniture, lighting, rugs, outdoor, gifts, bedding, bath, home accents, kids, storage, dining, pet, wall decor and mirrors, kitchen and seasonal decor. Whether you are sprucing up the living room or throwing a party, you can find inspiration at HomeGoods.

SECOND PLACE American Furniture Galleries

1980 N. Alma School Road 480-786-0777 myamericanfurnituregalleries.com

THIRD PLACE Spice Up Your Home Furniture & Staging 4140 S. Arizona Ave. 480-848-5997 spiceupyourhome.com

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ROOFING Porter Roofing

480-460-7602 porterroofinginc.com

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ATTORNEY

Thompson Law Firm 3100 W. Ray Road, Suite 201 480-634-7480 phxinjurylaw.com

SECOND PLACE Neeley Law Firm, PLC

2250 E. Germann Road, Suite 11 480-802-4647 neeleylaw.com

THIRD PLACE Marc Victor

3185 S. Price Road 480-755-7110 attonerysforfreedom.com

Thompson Law Firm wants to make sure every issue, injury and concern is covered before a settlement is reached. The firm strives to achieve the best financial outcome for every victim of wrongful death or catastrophic injury. Thompson Law Firm employs lawyers who excel in both speaking and listening to ensure that clients never feel like just another accident statistic. Instead, Thompson Law understands that your unique story is important and matters. After learning the ins and outs of your situation, the lawyers at this firm fiercely advocate for you and find a meaningful resolution to your case so you can find closure and close a painful chapter of your life.

BEST LAW FIRM Thank You For Your Support! The Thompson Law Firm looks forward to fulfilling this honor and serving our clients in the Chandler area.

The Thompson Law Firm 3100 W. Ray Road Suite 201 Chandler, AZ 85226 480-634-7480 FAX 480-634-7482

With 20 years of experience in residential and commercial roofing services, Porter Roofing employs experts to address the unique demands that the Arizona weather brings to the roof of a home, office or commercial building. The company offers foam roofs, flat roofs, tile roofs, metal roofs and shingle roofs including asphalt, wood and stone shingles. Porter Roofing can help whether you are looking for replacement, resurfacing or repair and its services include including storm damage repairs, roof restoration and preventative maintenance. Each project contract guarantees the work and includes warranty information. The company also provides free estimates so you can make an informed decision confidently.

SECOND PLACE Heritage Construction Specialists 7407 W. Boston St., #2 480-785-5959 hcsaz.com

THIRD PLACE VHB Roofing 1765 W. Kabib Dr. 602-793-6080 vhbroofing.com

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HOME BUILDER Fulton Homes 480-753-6789 fultonhomes.com

Ira Fulton started building homes 40 years ago with his eye set on becoming the best homebuilder. Now, Fulton Homes is Arizona’s largest family-owned and operated homebuilder and Chandler’s top homebuilder choice. With a variety of square footage and floor plans, families can find a home that meets their specific needs. Located at Cooper and Pecos roads, Sirona is Fulton’s popular Chandler location. The current available homes vary in size ranging from 1693 to over 3000 square feet, include standard amenities like 10-foot first-floor ceilings and are certified as Energy Star, Indoor airPlus and WaterSense by the US EPA. On top of designing and building dream homes, Fulton helps the local community through educational contributions, charities, sport partnerships and environmental programs.

SECOND PLACE Toll Brothers 215-938-8000 tollbrothers.com

THIRD PLACE Heritage Construction Specialists 480-785-5959 hcsaz.com

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HOME SERVICES Artistic Landscape Solutions 480-459-9430

With over 20 years of experience in landscape, owner Greg Bodell of Artistic Landscape Solutions can have your yard looking beautiful in no time. His hardworking team offers a multitude of services, including artificial turf installation, planting, full landscape redesigns, custom outdoor fire pits, travertine patios and more. You can also sign up for a regular maintenance plan to keep your yard looking its best without the hassle. Bodell built his business from scratch nine years ago and when he is not working hard to oversee his successful company, he is involved in the Chandler community in his ambassador role at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce.

SECOND PLACE Heritage Construction Specialists 7407 W. Boston St. 480-785-5959 hcsaz.com

THIRD PLACE Sunrise Shutters and Blinds, LLC 1234 E. Augusta Ave. 480-234-7209 sunriseshuttersaz.com


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PLUMBING SERVICE Classic Guys Plumbing and Drains 480-330-2724 classicguysplumbing.com

The Classic Guys team is known not only for its superb service, but also for its love for the community. Classic Guys helps fellow plumbers by offering them jobs when times are rough. To name a couple more examples of this community love, Classic Guys decided to fund a teacher’s classroom supplies and also helped a family whose father had fallen off of a ladder and broken his back by completing their children’s bathroom plumbing for free. CEO and president Nikki McKee explains, “The secret to success at Classic Guys Plumbing is simple: We give. We give to our customers. Often. When they’ve fallen on hard times, we take care of their needs for free.”

Classic Image Dance 335 N. Austin Dr. #4 Chandler, AZ 480-839-4159

SECOND PLACE Roy Dossey Plumbing

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120 E. Highland St. 480-963-3302 roydosseyplumbing.com

THIRD PLACE ABC Plumbing and Rooter 284 E. Chilton Drive, Suite 1 480-726-1600 abcplumbingandrooter.com

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FIRST PLACE

POOL SERVICE Hayden’s Pool Service 646 W. Myrtle Drive 480-452-3317 haydenspools.com

SECOND PLACE Poolwerx 4 Chandler Locations poolwerx.com

THIRD PLACE AZ Oasis Pools

116 N. Roosevelt Ave., Suite 135 Chandler 480-439-2605

Owner Jeff Hayden, a Chandler resident, began his career in landscape and pool design in 1997 and started his own pool maintenance company in 2009. This full-service pool maintenance and repair company provides quality service at a competitive price. If you need repair on or replacement of pumps, motors or filters, plumbing or other services, Hayden’s Pool Service can come to your rescue. Estimates are always free and Jeff is always available by phone to answer pool-related questions.

FIRST PLACE

NONPROFIT

Children’s Cancer Network 6150 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1 480-398-1564 childrenscancernetwork.org

SECOND PLACE ICAN: Positive Programs for Youth 650 E. Morelos St. 480-821-4207 icanaz.org

THIRD PLACE Helping Hand for Relief and Development Arizona 33 E. Comstock Drive, Suite 1 480-558-4976 hhrd.org

This nonprofit organization helps children with cancer and their families through the stress of treatment and the initial diagnosis by providing hope and addressing the highest priority needs. Children’s Cancer Network makes sure every family in this tragic situation knows they are not alone in the fight against cancer. The network serves over 750 families annually, awards scholarships to relieve financial stress, distributes gas and food cards and much more. The nonprofit relies on donations and a strong volunteer task force to complete its mission. It always is looking for more volunteers to help carry out several events and projects.

Thanks For Voting For Us! (480) 452-3317 646 W Myrtle Dr, Chandler, AZ 85248

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FIRST PLACE

SENIOR LIVING FACILITY

The Village at Ocotillo 990 W. Ocotillo Road 480-630-3428 srgseniorliving.com

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The Village. Exceptional Care & Peace of Mind Discover the confidence of CARF® accredited senior living in a beautiful and vibrant setting. From spectacular bistro areas & restaurant-style dining to engaging activities & supportive assisted living services, you’ll find a perfect blend of comfort, convenience and an individualized approach to care.

This luxurious senior community puts an emphasis on an active lifestyle. Residents can rise early for a round of golf, take a dip in the pool or stop by the fully equipped fitness center. There’s also an internet lounge where you can find entertainment or catch up on news, a bistro with regular social hours, a movie theater for watching classic films, a library for reading or playing card games, full-service beauty salon/barber shop, an arts and craft room and a village market for your convenience. Staff takes care of the chores like housekeeping and cooking. Residents can find different living options to match their specific needs, whether independent living, assisted living or in-home care.

SECOND PLACE Gardens at Ocotillo Senior Living 1601 W. Queen Creek Road 928-350-6959 spectrumretirement.com

THIRD PLACE The Enclave at Chandler Senior Living 4950 W. Chandler Blvd. 928-813-1266 spectrumretirement.com

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PET SERVICES Chandler Dogs 24/7

Join us for a complimentary lunch & tour. Please call 480.269.1919 to schedule.

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990 West Ocotillo Road • Chandler, AZ www.TheVillageatOcotillo.com • 480.269.1919

6145 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1 833-364-7247 chandlerdogs.com Chandler Dogs 24/7 promises a safe, loving and stimulating environment for furry four-legged friends. It offers dog grooming, around-the-clock boarding and dog day care. Dogs enjoy a cage-free space proven to be a less stressful and more enjoyable atmosphere for your pets. They SECOND PLACE sleep and play in large rooms and are paired with other dogs Ocotillo Animal Clinic based on their size and playing behavior. After boarding is & Pet Resort complete, owners receive a digital boarding report with 3333 S. Arizona Ave. comments, eating habits, pictures and occasionally video. 480-899-8181 Chandler Dogs 24/7 is the perfect spot for healthy pups ocotilloanimalclinic.com who have been spayed or neutered and whose owners seek want a more interactive and playful day care or boarding THIRD PLACE experience.

HeartStrings Pet Resort 930 E. Riggs Road, Suite 5 480-895-4683 heartstringspetresort.com


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FIRST PLACE

FIRST PLACE

VETERINARIAN/HOSPITAL

Sun Lakes Chandler Animal Clinic

This premier shopping location is filled with over 185 stores, more than 20 restaurants and loads of entertainment for the whole family. Whether you are backto-school shopping, refreshing your kitchen space or looking for a movie and dinner out with friends, the Chandler Fashion Center can meet your needs. You can rest easy knowing that this mall is devoted to sustainability with a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, energy use, water consumption and waste by 10 percent by 2020. Be sure to check out the online calendar for special events such as concert series and store parties.

Sun Lakes Chandler Animal Clinic puts the needs of the patient and client first, promising to never rush through appointments and instead address all concerns during each visit. The veterinarians will treat your pets like they are their own. Every doctor on site has specialized education in pain management. Sun Lakes Chandler Animal Clinic also believes in taking a multimodal approach and offers alternative pain treatments. The clinic is certified through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. The animal clinic also offers advanced dentistry to treat many types of dental issues and prevent dental disease before it starts.

3020 S. Gilbert Road, Suite 1 480-895-5650 chandlergilbertanimalhospital.com

Chandler Fashion Center 3111 W. Chandler Blvd. 480-812-8488 shopchandlerfashioncenter.com

9670 E. Riggs Road, Suite 109 480-895-7633 slcac.com

SECOND PLACE Chandler Gilbert Animal Hospital

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THIRD PLACE Ocotillo Animal Clinic & Pet Resort 3333 S. Arizona Ave. 480-899-8181 ocotilloanimalclinic.com

SECOND PLACE Phoenix Premium Outlets

THIRD PLACE Nordstrom Rack Chandler Festival

4976 Premium Outlets Way 480-639-1766 premiumoutlets.com

2620 W. Chandler Blvd. 480-722-2000 stores.nordstromrack.com

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M-F 8:00am - 5:30pm • Sat. 9:00am - 1:00pm

480.895.7633 www.slcac.com

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FIRST PLACE

JEWELRY STORE Jared The Galleria of Jewelry 7181 W. Ray Road 480-961-1919 jared.com

For those looking for that perfect holiday, engagement, graduation, birthday, anniversary or new mother gift, Jared sells all things jewelry, including rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings, charms and watches. Customers can also shop for personalized jewelry and can engrave dates, names or words onto their rings and necklace pendants. Jared extends the life of your jewelry by offering regular cleaning and service, tightening loose prongs, checking clasps for wear and professionally polishing treasured jewelry. The store can repair most jewelry, including ring resizing, replacing prongs to secure a stone, engraving personalization and watch repair.

SECOND PLACE Coffin and Trout Fine Jewellers

THIRD PLACE London Gold

7131 W. Ray Road, Suite 22 480-405-1761 coffinandtrout.com

3100 W. Chandler Blvd. 480-705-4191 londongold.com

Offers full service hospital care, full in-house diagnostics, oral and sof t tissue surgery and more! Ask us about our new client, puppy and kitten specials!

Thank You Chandler

For Your Votes!

FIRST PLACE

HAIR SALON/BARBER Floyd’s 99 Barbershop 2885 W. Ray Road, Suite 2 480-782-5900 3977 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 1 480-295-4471 floydsbarbershop.com

Call Us Today To Make An Appointment 480-895-5650

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop mixes excellent old-school trusted barbershop service with diverse styles and personalities of experienced and talented staff. The barbershop offers services for both men and women, including cuts, color, straight razor shaves and a signature massage shampoo. Whichever service you choose, your visit will end with a relaxing shoulder massage as you appreciate carefully selected music. Both Chandler locations have a unique, high-energy vibe and accept walk-in service. Clients can also make reservations. You can research individual stylist and barber schedules on the Floyd’s website.

SECOND PLACE Great Clips Seven Chandler locations greatclips.com

“Helping Pets Live Healthy and Happy Lives”

3020 S. Gilbert Rd. Suite 1 Chandler, 85286

THIRD PLACE Sports Clips Haircuts Five Chandler locations sportclips.com

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FIRST PLACE

REAL ESTATE AGENCY/AGENT Jason & Tanya Dawson, Local Listing Pro & Realtors 2551 W. Queen Creek Road, Suite 3 480-758-3070 locallistingpro.com

FREE BLUETOOTH ACCESSORY ($400 Value)

Realtors Jason and Tanya Dawson are among the top one percent of Arizona Realtors. For the Dawsons, real estate is not about transactions but building sustainable relationships with their clients and community. “I can’t think of a career I’d rather have or a group of people I’d rather work with,” Jason Dawson says. “When every last piece of paper has been signed and there’s a smile on every face in the room, I feel fantastic.” Tanya Dawson explains, “It matters to me not that we complete a purchase, but that my clients make the exact right purchase for them. I love it when that dream comes true.” These Realtors are dedicated to finding you the perfect home for your needs and desires.

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SECOND PLACE Bill Ryan, The Ryan-Whyte Team at RE/MAX Infinity 2450 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 1 480-726-7000 ryanwhyteteam.com

THIRD PLACE Jani Savage, United Brokers Group 106 S. Kyrene Road 480-242-9775 janisavage.com

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AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

medical& dental

FIRST PLACE

CHIROPRACTOR

FIRST PLACE

The Joint Chiropractic

ORTHODONTIST

2895 S. Alma School Road, Suite 6 480-448-1220 thejoint.com

Sonoran Smile Orthodontics 4015 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 7 480-988-0028 sonoransmile.com

Joint Chiropractic was founded about 20 years ago with the vision to positively transform traditional chiropractic care by making the practice more convenient and affordable. It wants to help you find relief and keep your life moving forward. With over 450 locations, the company is the United States’ largest network of private pay chiropractic health care clinics. Patients are not restricted to scheduled appointments for their quality care by licensed professionals. They can walk in whenever needed, even on weekends or evenings. This natural, drug-free approach to health care offers pain relief without the hassle of insurance.

This patient-centered practice is owned by two orthodontists, Dr. Shadow Asgari and Dr. Samantha Vu, who are proud of their familyfriendly environment where they get to know each patient personally. Moms and dads who can’t easily schedule appointments during the school week will be happy to know that Sonoran Smile is open on Saturdays. Since the orthodontists understand the challenge of juggling multiple schedules, they also provide a kids center where parents can drop off their children up to an hour before their scheduled visit for supervised play or homework time.

SECOND PLACE Blacker Orthodontist

3200 S. Alma School Road, Suite 201 480-839-6262 extremesmiles.com

THIRD PLACE Young Orthodontics

1055 W. Queen Creek Road, Suite 5 3800 W. Ray Road, Suite 9 480-899-9423 smilestraight.com

got skin? Katherine Lim Quan, MD

Jill McKenzie, MD

SECOND PLACE Carr Chiropractic Clinic — Dr. Samuel E. Carr 3200 N. Dobson Road, Unit B-3 480-375-0589 samcarrchiropractic.com

THIRD PLACE Ryken Chiropractic & Wellness Center

290 S. Alma School Road, , Suite 5 480-857-1991 rykenwellness.com

Of Course! We all do. Let us keep yours the healthiest it can be!

Thank you for choosing us again for 2019 as the Best Dermatologist. We are honored with your confidence in our office.

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1100 South Dobson Road, #223 • Chandler, AZ 85286 (The PRESIDIO, North Building, 2nd Floor)

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Thank You For Your V TES! I am so grateful to be part of such a wonderful community here in Chandler, and it’s truly an honor to be able to help the people of the East Valley!

Best Physical Therapy!

FIRST PLACE

PHYSICAL THERAPY Crossroads Orthopedic Physical Therapy

610 N. Alma School Road, Suite 52 480-772-7532 crossroadsopt.com Physical therapist Shaheen Siddiqui of Crossroads Orthopedic Physical Therapy says, “We can help active adults and athletes get back to doing the activities they love, without relying on painkillers or injections.” Siddiqui founded the center to provide patients with the care they deserve. While the typical outpatient physical therapy model requires the therapist to treat three to four patients an hour, Siddiqui treats only one patient per hour, ensuring every patient receives highquality, personalized care.

SECOND PLACE Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy

To schedule your FREE Consultation, call 480-772-7532, or visit www.crossroadsopt.com

Shaheen Siddiqui, MSPT

3200 S. Alma School Road 480-782-7831 foothillsrehab.com

Crossroads Orthopedic Physical Therapy 610 N. Alma School Road, Suite #52 Chandler, AZ 85224

THIRD PLACE Ignite Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist

3970 E. Riggs Road, Suite 1 480-883-0202 igniteptaz.com

(480) 772-7532

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FIRST PLACE

DERMATOLOGIST East Valley Dermatology Center

1100 S. Dobson Road, Suite 223 480-821-8888 evderm.com East Valley Dermatology Center is dedicated to providing cost-effective and efficient skin care. The center uses leading-edge technology, medications and surgical techniques. Its use of Dermoscopy and electronic medical records augment its expert skin cancer diagnosis and treatment. In addition to caring for disorder and conditions of the skin, East Valley Dermatology Center also offers cosmetic procedures including Botox, sclerotherapy, chemical peels and permanent hair reduction.

SECOND PLACE Skin and Cancer Center of Arizona 21321 E. Ocotillo Road, Suite 124 725 S. Dobson Road, Suite 200 480-899-7546 skinandcancercenterofarizona.com

THIRD PLACE Chandler Dermatology & Skin Cancer 6145 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 3 888-993-3761 lalasercenter.com


AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

FIRST PLACE

MEN’S WELLNESS Thrive Regenerative Medicine 1835 W. Chandler Blvd. 480-257-5022 thrivemed.com

Dr. Dan Larke of Thrive Regenerative Medicine specializes in men’s sexual wellness, testosterone therapy, Peyronie’s Disease and various other men’s health issues. He is the only Southeast Valley provider of GAINSWave, a non-invasive, proven procedure that uses low intensity shock waves to reverse the effects of erectile dysfunction caused by low blood flow. As a physician and teacher, his goal is to help men fully understand the underlying causes of health problems and find a treatment plan that helps patients reach their full health potential in all areas of life. Dr. Larke also builds long-term relationships with his patients to become a trusted advisor for their health and wellbeing.

SECOND PLACE Valley Men’s Health

3100 W. Ray Road, Suite 201-H 480-999-5621

THIRD PLACE Vital4Men 655 S. Dobson Road 480-223-1312 vital4men.com

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PLASTIC SURGEON/ BODY IMPROVEMENT Thrive Regenerative Medicine 1835 W. Chandler Blvd. 480-257-5022 thrivemed.com

Dr. Dan Larke of Thrive Regenerative Medicine is a board licensed physician who specializes in men’s sexual wellness, testosterone therapy and various other forms of regenerative medicine including PRP-shot, skin rejuvenation, joint therapy, hair regrowth and scar therapy. He is the only provider of GAINSWave in the Southeast Valley. Outside the medical office, Dr. Larke is also a medical school professor who teaches men’s health. A stage-four cancer survivor after beating it in 2002, he has a strong appreciation for life and knows how to empathize with patients as they encounter life’s many challenges.

SECOND PLACE Unmarked Beauty and Wellness 265 N. Federal St. 480-737-1394 unmarkedbeautyandwellness.com

THIRD PLACE Ciao Bella Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Clinic 2310 W. Ray Road 480-686-8121 ciaobellamedicalspa.com

Dr. Dan Larke & Staff thank you for your votes and support. We are honored to have been nominated.

✓ Premiere Men’s Wellness Clinic ✓ Managed Testosterone Replacement Therapy ✓ ED/Peyonie’s Specialist ✓ PRP/Sports Injury The premier Gainswave provider in the Southeast Valley for Male Enhancement ED.

As a thank-you to our friends in Chandler!

We are having a FREE B-12 SHOT day on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10am to 12pm.

(480) 257-5022 www.THRIVEMED.com 1835 W. Chandler Blvd. Suite 202 Chandler, AZ 85224

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FIRST PLACE

DENTIST

Kelly Jorn Cook, D.D.S. 3800 W. Ray Road, Suite 19 480-899-4477 kellyjorncook.com

This Chandler dental practice specializes in cosmetic and restorative work, dental implants and family dentistry. It provides high quality, personalized dental care for patients of every age. Dr. Kelly Cook, more commonly known as Kelly or “Doc” among patients, has worked in dentistry for over 20 years and has completed advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, smile design and veneers. He creates comfortable, fun environment and focuses on putting patients at ease with honesty and friendly humor. He reveals his passions outside of dentistry in the office with artist-signed guitars, albums and posters on the walls. In the front office, you can find Golden Tee, Asteroids and Ms. Pac Man, which make the room more of a fun arcade than a stressful, dull waiting room.

SECOND PLACE Carlos Lopez, D.M.D., Riggs Family Dental 3960 E. Riggs Road, Suite 5 480-895-9373 riggsfamilydental.com

THIRD PLACE Stephanie Walker D.D.S., Ocotillo Family Dental 3070 S. Dobson Road 480-855-8900 ocotillofamilydental.com


AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

FIRST PLACE

OB/GYN

Valley Women for Women 485 S. Dobson Road, Suite 200 480-782-0993 valleywomenforwomen.com

Valley Women for Women’s all-female staff offers complete obstetric and gynecologic services including prenatal care, delivery, postpartum, teen health, menopausal and bone, breast and heart health. The doctors develop personal relationships with their patients to fully address the needs, concerns and questions women have about their health. Moms-to-be can choose which type of pregnancy care is right for them: a physician on-call or a certified nurse midwife. These future mothers also have the option to join “Family Circle,” in which 10 women with similar due dates meet for education, discussion and support.

SECOND PLACE Dr. Celina Reyes-Hailey, New Horizons Women’s Care 1950 W. Frye Road 480-895-9555 newhorizonswomenscare.com

OB/GYN Care provided by an all-female staff

THIRD PLACE MomDoc Chandler Office 2055 W. Frye Road 480-821-3600 momdoc.com

FIRST PLACE

EYECARE

Ocotillo Eyecare

3940 S. Alma School Road, Suite 5 480-812-3937 ocotilloeyecare.com

SECOND PLACE Chandler Eyecare

916 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1 Dr. Timothy Powell, the owner of this practice, 480-963-7172 and has been providing optometry services for visionsource-chandlereye.com over 25 years, giving him the opportunity to see and learn many exciting advances in technology THIRD PLACE and treatments. He works alongside Dr. Waleed Visionworks Alsadi, whose specialties include diagnosis and 3977 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 5, 480-802-0199 treatment of ocular disease, co-management of 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., 480-782-9380 refractive and cataract surgeries and fitting spevisionworks.com cialty contact lenses. Ocotillo Eyecare is committed to advanced vision care. The primary eye care service consists of a complete eye exam that looks at eye health and vision. The doctors and team also provide testing for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. The office offers a fashionable selection of frames and sunglass styles in a wide price range.

FIRST PLACE

URGENT CARE

“Never been in an office where I felt so comfortable and so listened to. Thank you so much!”

FastMed Urgent Care

3705 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 1, 480-214-7828 2875 W. Ray Road, Suite 8, 480-899-3070 fastmed.com FastMed’s goal is “fast turnaround with no runaround,” providing the highest-quality care in one centralized location. The urgent care treats illnesses and injuries and provides stitches, minor surgeries, EKGs, vaccinations, UTI labs, pregnancy tests, drug and alcohol screenings and strep throat and flu treatment and relief. Rather than waiting for hours in the hospital ER or holding out until the next available doctor’s appointment, the urgent care offers convenient, immediate care every day of the year with a friendly staff in a family-friendly clinic.

Thank you for voting us as Best OB/GYN! ~patient Christina

SECOND PLACE Banner Occupational Health Clinic 1979 W. Ray Road 480-827-5685 bannerhealth.com

THIRD PLACE Chandler Valley Urgent Care Clinic 936 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1 480-792-1025 chandlerurgentcare.com

We have all female OB/GYN doctors, certified nurse practitioners, certified physican assistants, and certified nurse midwives.

3 East Valley Hospitals

We provide 24/7 call groups at three excellent hospitals: Mercy Gilbert, Chandler Regional, and Banner Gateway

www.valleywomenfor women.com Text or Call 480-782-0993

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education & child care FIRST PLACE

FIRST PLACE

PRESCHOOL

Premier Learning Academy

DANCE STUDIO

940 E. Riggs Road, Suite 4 480-237-9790 plapreschool.com

The Dance Loft

2450 E. Germann Road, Suite 1 480-963-9911 thedanceloft.edance.dance

SECOND PLACE Wee Blessings Preschool & Academy

With its focus on equipping children with the tools needed to develop skills for life-long success, Premier Learning Academy’s award-winning academic curriculum encourages play and discovery as well as learning. The low student-to-teacher ratio gives students more individualized attention, which is a great confidencebooster before they jump into kindergarten and beyond. Not only is this top preschool a leading feeder into Gilbert’s and Chandler’s most successful schools, but Premier Learning also has the highest teacher=retention rates in Arizona, a great sign of a healthy workplace.

The Dance Loft encourages creativity and self esteem in a positive learning environment. The staff works to inspire and support each student learning the art of dance. With summer camps and classes in everything from hip hop to ballet, there’s something for every lover of dance. In addition to formal lessons, The Dance Loft hosts fun birthday parties. The facility has five spacious dance rooms that house true floating Marley floors — a life saver for injury prevention that also help dancers develop technical excellence. Interested students are welcome for a tour.

SECOND PLACE Arizona Dance Studio

25410 S. Arizona Ave., Suite 194 480-696-6144 arizonadancestudio.com

THIRD PLACE Dance Connection 2

2250 E. Germann Road, Suite 18 480-558-2055 danceconnection2.com

1751 E. Queen Creek Road 480-634-4788 wbpre.com

THIRD PLACE Carebear Preschool

244 W. Chandler Heights Road 480-802-0058 carebearpreschool.com

FIRST PLACE

PUBLIC SCHOOL/ DISTRICT Chandler Unified School District 1525 W. Frye Road 480-812-7000 cusd80.com

One of the fastest-growing districts in the state, Chandler Unified School District serves over 44,500 students as a premier district of choice. Both the Arizona Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Education have cited many Chandler Unified schools for excellence. That’s not surprising, given that the district’s test scores exceed both state and national averages. With open enrollment, parents have many academic options for their children so they can find the Chandler Unified school that fulfills their students’ needs and goals best.

SECOND PLACE Kyrene School District 8700 S. Kyrene Road 480-541-1000 kyrene.org

FIRST PLACE

PRIVATE SCHOOL 4

Seton Catholic Preparatory High School 1150 N. Dobson Road 480-963-1900 setoncatholic.org

SECOND PLACE Valley Christian High School 6900 W. Galveston St. 480-705-8888 vchsaz.org

This year marks Seton Catholic Preparatory High School’s 65th anniversary educating students with a THIRD PLACE focus on academic excellence, leadership and loving Tri-City Christian Academy service to others. 2211 W. Germann Road Each student receives the individualized instruction 480-245-7902 they need to succeed. With Seton’s 13-to-1 studenttcawarriors.org teacher ratio, the school strives to provide resources for lifelong learning and is open to students of all faiths. With a strong emphasis on higher education, 99 percent of Seton students go on to attend a college or university. Graduates receive impressive college offers and prestigious scholarships based on their hard work in this rigorous school.


AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

Wee Blessings Preschool & Academy Best of Chandler 2016, 2017 & 2018 #1 Accelerated Academic Program & Bible-Based Preschool in the East Valley to meet the needs of CTA, Charter, Public & Private Schools! • A Rich & Balanced Program that Combines a Standards Driven Curriculum & Fun! • Indoor & OUTDOOR Play Yards • After School “Clubhouse” Hours for Busy Parents • FREE Spanish for Pre-Kinder Students • Lunch Bunches to Include: Tots in Motion Dance, Stretch & Grow Sports & Yoga Smiles!

Please call one of our locations you would like to schedule a tour today! We Have Two Locations

CHANDLER, AZ • 480-634-4788 Cooper & Queen Creek

QUEEN CREEK, AZ • 480-247-2136 Ellsworth & Ocotillo

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FIRST PLACE

CHILDCARE CENTER

Premier Learning Academy 940 E. Riggs Road, Suite 4 480-237-9790 plapreschool.com

Premier Learning Academy is committed to making sure every child who walks through its doors develops social skills, confidence, learning and preparation for school. The academy offers several options, with separate programs for toddlers, transition toddlers, preschool, pre-kindergarten, summer camp and before- and after-school care. Students in any program will gain quality education, foster self-confidence and attain global awareness, setting your student up for success to become a leader of tomorrow.

SECOND PLACE Wee Blessings Preschool & Academy

Thank you for another year at the top!

1751 E. Queen Creek Road 480-634-4788 wbpre.com

WE LOVE YOU! •Award winning academic curriculum. •Modern state-of-the-art facility. •Top-rated exceptional Kindergarten readiness success methods.

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940 E. Riggs Road, Chandler (NW Corner of Riggs & McQueen)

480-237-9790 • www.plapreschool.com

THIRD PLACE Bright Beginnings School 400 N. Andersen Blvd. 480-821-1404 bbschl.com


AUGUST 25, 2019 • BEST OF CHANDLER

FIRST PLACE

CHARTER SCHOOL

Legacy Traditional School 3201 S. Gilbert Road 480-382-1921 chandler.legacytraditional.org

At Legacy Traditional School, children are encouraged to be well-rounded students who are ready to take their skills beyond the classroom. They learn to value citizenship, loyalty, responsibility and service. The teachers and administration believe in proven, traditional education. By focusing on basics, they stick to what works in education, foster productive learning environments, and challenge students daily. Teachers are careful not to put too much emphasis on test scores. Instead, Legacy Traditional School teachers are more interested in developing students who are successful in every area of their lives.

SECOND PLACE BASIS Charter School–Chandler 4825 S. Arizona Ave. 480-907-6072 basised.com

THIRD PLACE Chandler Preparatory Academy 1951 N. Alma School Road 480-855-5410 chandlerprep.greatheartsamerica.org

LIBERTY ARTS ACADEMY

• Voted 2018 Best of the Best Charter School • Voted 2018 & 2019 Best Charter & Pre-School in Mesa • Award-Winning Full-Day Pre-School & Pre-K tuition-based Programs ($500 / month) • Kindergarten -8th Grade (Free Tuition) • Free Breakfast, Lunch, & Transportation • 8 Specials a week (2-PE, 2-Art, 2-Music 1-Library, 1-Garden)

• Finland Educational Model Strategies (Education, Play, Family, NO HOMEWORK!) • 3 Recesses / Daily • 2019 KaBOOM! Playground Grant Recipient • 2019 NFL Play 60 Grant Recipient • BARK to Excellence PBIS Model • After-School Clubs • Community Events Every Month

Voted Best Charter and Pre-School in Mesa! E. Guadalupe Rd. S. Power Rd.

3015 S. Power Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212

480.830.3444

libertyartsacademy.com

Brady Wald

School Leader brady.wald@leonagroup.com

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Jaime Breedlove

First grade Hull Elementary Chandler Unified School District

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Jaime Breedlove was initially discouraged to pursue a career in education. The low salary did not make it a promising career, people told her. So, she majored in psychology at Arizona State University. But Breedlove realized during her senior year that she belonged in a classroom and began the process of obtaining a teaching certificate. It’s a decision she hasn’t regretted, as she celebrates her 18th year of teaching in the Chandler Unified School District. She’s spent most of that time teaching kindergarten through third grade at Hull Elementary School. Breedlove said she loves watching her students learn and grow over the course of a school year. “My favorite thing is taking their weekly writing off the wall at the end of the year and seeing them grow from barely writing a few words on the page, to full paragraphs with such detail,” she said. Breedlove thinks a good teacher is able to make personal connections with each student and leave a memorable impression on their education. “Good teachers take the time to get to know each of their students and help them succeed in not only academic goals, but emotional and social goals as well,” Breedlove said.

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SECOND PLACE Linda Moon

FIRST PLACE

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER

Math Perry High Chandler Unified

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