Best of the Best - East Valley

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BEST of the BEST

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EAST VALLEY VOTERS PICK THEIR FAVORITES!

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Dining

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TAKEOUT

BRUNCH Joe’s Farm Grill (Gilbert)

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert 480-563-4745, www.joesfarmgrill.com Set against the backdrop of a 12-acre urban organic farm, Joe’s Farm Grill is a serene setting for a lazy weekend meal with family or friends. Locally sourced when possible, the restaurant uses quality ingredients such as all-natural beef and oils free of trans fat. Available until 11 a.m., the breakfast menu offers smothered pork tenderloin and eggs, breakfast tacos and a sausage gravy omelet. Items on the lunch/dinner menu include Thai chicken salad, baby back ribs, the stuffed lamb burger and the fontina pesto chicken sandwich. A vegan burger, online ordering, takeout and gift cards are available.

READER RECOMMENDED

Hash Kitchen (Chandler)

2855 W. Ray Road, Chandler 480-9094270 3919 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 623-250-6614 www.hashkitchen.com

Henhouse Cafe (Mesa/Gilbert)

Multiple locations www.henhouse-cafe.com

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Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.venezias.com

When our readers want great pizza and Italian food with the convenience of takeout, they place their orders with Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria. Orders can be placed in store, online, on the phone or on Venezia’s app. Diners can grab pizza, pasta, calzones, salads, subs and more to eat at home or on the go. Daily specials and a kids menu are also available.

READER RECOMMENDED

Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar (Chandler)

757 E. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-777-5050 www.singingpandaschandler.com

Thai Chili 2 Go (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.tc2go.com

SUSHI

The Hub Grill and Bar (Mesa) Multiple locations www.hubgrill.com

When Mesa readers want wings, they want them at The Hub Grill and Bar. Wing lovers can order a half-pound, full pound or two-pound order of traditional wings, Arizona smoked wings or boneless wings. Beyond the typical hot, medium and mild wing sauce flavors, menu choices include honey barbecue, Cajun, garlic Parmesan, raspberry chipotle and insanity.

READER RECOMMENDED Blue 32 Sports Grill Buffalo Wild Wings (Gilbert) (Gilbert)

Multiple locations www.buffalowildwings.com

Blue Wasabi is a one-of-a-kind sushi destination that opened in 2004. Guests can dine on artistic rolls and sashimi with a bright drink menu to choose from. The bar itself is minimalistic and contemporary, providing for a hip experience.

READER RECOMMENDED RA Sushi Bar Restaurant High Tide at the Steel Yard (Mesa) (Chandler) 1652 S. Val Vista Drive, Mesa 480-632-9500 3025 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 623-244-2049 www.rasushi.com

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Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar (Gilbert)

Multiple locations www.blue32sportsgrill.com

5045 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler 480-608-2815 www.hightidesteelyard.com

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BEST OF THE BEST • OCTOBER 29, 2023

Wilkins Learning Center What An Honor For Our School!

yours, From our hearts to lieving THANK YOU for be g in us and entrustin ous us with your preci children!

Numerous Years, We Have Been Voted:

Best Childcare! Best Preschool!

Best Place to Work! Best Customer Service!

What’s given Wilkins the distinction of being the BEST? Parents call it the Wilkins Way Approach!

Love! Respect! Fun Learning! After teaching thousands of children in this community, the Wilkins family felt called to start the Wilkins Learning Center. Love is powerful! The simple act of caring, along with expertise in early childhood education, helps “six-week-old babies through Kindergarten” Climb the Mountain of Knowledge!

Children learn to see through a lens of kindness! Learn the ABC’s of academics AND the ABC’s of life skills with guidance from compassionate highly-trained staff! We are thankful our community has given us their vote of confidence along with the hearts and minds of their children during the critical early years of learning.

Forever grateful! Best Preschool: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023 Best Childcare: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022 Best Customer Service: 2023 Best Place to Work: 2019 Best of the Best

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730 S. Cooper Road, Gilbert 85233 (NW Corner of Warner & Cooper)

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PIZZA Sal’s Gilbert Pizza (Gilbert) 1150 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-633-2226, www.gilbertpizzaaz.com

Sal’s Gilbert Pizza opened in 2006 to share New York-style, fresh, home-cooked Italian cuisine with the Gilbert community. The restaurant, which has been featured on the Food Network, uses the finest ingredients for its pizzas, which include classic pies and signatures like desert heat, Grace’s grandma, baked ziti and upside-down Sicilian. Weekly deals, lunch specials, gluten-free options and catering are available.

MEXICAN FOOD Valle Luna (Chandler)

1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler 480-786-3100, www.valleluna.com

READER RECOMMENDED

Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria (Mesa) Multiple locations www.venezias.com

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria (Gilbert)

2168 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 480-814-7722 7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler 480-785-1600 www.grimaldispizzeria.com

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Chandler food lovers can stay north of the border and still enjoy great south of the border cuisine at family-owned and operated Valle Luna. Observing the culinary traditions of the Mexican state of Sonora, the restaurant is committed to the ideals of quality, affordability and excellence in food and drink. Menu items include fundido, the chimichanga, the Sonoran enchilada and pedazos. Banquets, daily specials, gift cards and a kids menu are available.

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Serrano’s Mexican Food Restaurants (Mesa/Chandler)

La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen (Gilbert/Chandler)

Multiple locations www.serranosaz.com

638 E. Warner Road, Gilbert 480-545-2880 140 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-590-0002 www.laristraaz.com

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Authentic New York Style Pizza Appetizers • Salads • Pasta • Calzones • Subs • Specialty Pizzas Lunch Specials • Entrees • Kids Menu • Desserts

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Thank You for Voting Us

Best Of The Best!

Featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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STEAKHOUSE

DELI/ SANDWICH SHOP

DC Steak House (Chandler)

Flancer’s (Gilbert)

180 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-899-4400 www.dc-steakhouse.com Located within a quaint section of Downtown Chandler, DC Steak House uses certified Angus beef that meets 10 quality standards, with a menu including 11 steak and chop choices. The restaurant has a business casual dress code and does not allow children under 6.

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The Keg Steakhouse + Bar (Gilbert/Chandler)

2240 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 480-821-1500 3065 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-899-7500 www.thekeg.com/en

610 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-926-9077 1902 N. Higley Road, Mesa 480-396-0077 www.flancers.com The mission of Flancer’s is to “elevate the taste buds of everyday folks.” The family-owned and -operated restaurant creates gourmet comfort food by using fresh and (when possible) locally sourced, quality ingredients such as real butter and real vanilla. Each sandwich starts with made-from-scratch bread that is always fresh because it is baked all day long, not just in the morning. Among the sandwiches it serves are the perfect “prickly” pear chicken, lovely fajita “meter maid,” Hoagie and Bacall Italian, and where the meats have no name. Gift certificates, catering and specials are available.

READER RECOMMENDED

Bourbon and Bones (Gilbert)

Firehouse Subs (Mesa)

2150 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 480-597-9459 www.bourbonandbones.com

OVER 40 YEARS IN THE STEAK BUSINESS! SERVING 7 NIGHTS A WEEK FOR 15 YEARS IN DOWNTOWN CHANDLER!

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for making us #1 Steakhouse & Best Seafood GO TO DCSTEAKHOUSE.COM OR CALL 480-899-4400 TO MAKE RESERVATIONS.

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Multiple locations www.firehousesubs.com

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

Rise Up Bakery (Gilbert) 861 N. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-264-3026 www.riseupbakeryaz.com


BEST OF THE BEST • OCTOBER 29, 2023

FULTON HOMES WINS THE AWARD FOR

BEST OF THE BEST - EAST VALLEY We want to thank the community for their support in voting Fulton Homes the Best of the Best, a reflection of our unwavering commitment to delivering our legendary Fulton quality in every one of our communities.

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SEAFOOD

PLACE TO GRAB A COCKTAIL

High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill (Gilbert)

High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill (Gilbert) 2540 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-821-9950, www.hightideseafoodbar.com

2540 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-821-9950 www.hightideseafoodbar.com Specializing in steam kettle cooking that is prepared right at the counter, High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill offers quality seafood in a fun, cozy environment. With locally sourced ingredients and the freshest seafood in Arizona, the menu features choices such as sushi, ceviche, spicy seafood pasta and Alaskan red king crab legs. Private dining, gift cards, happy hour specials and a VIP club are available.

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When Gilbert readers feel it is high time to grab a cocktail, they wet their whistle at High Tide Seafood Bar and Grill. Its full bar serves drinks such as saguaro sunset, raspberry kiss, glass pear martini and Arizona sunrise. For those able to make it to happy hour between 3 and 6 p.m. on weekdays, signature cocktails are $2 off, as are well mules and cocktails.

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The White Rabbit Bar (Gilbert) 207 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert www.twr.bar

Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row (Gilbert) 323 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-476-8595 www.dierkswhiskeyrow.com

Pete’s Fish & Chips (Mesa) 22 S. Mesa Drive, Mesa 480-964-7242 www.petesfishandchips.com

High Tide at the Steel Yard (Chandler) 5045 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler 480-608-2815 www.hightidesteelyard.com

BEST LUNCH UNDER $7.00 (Total Bill)

BEER/BREWERY O.H.S.O. (Gilbert)

335 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 602-900-9004, www.ohsobrewery.com A group of friends biking together more than a decade ago discussing what type of casual place to grab a beer they would like to see near them eventually led to the creation of O.H.S.O. The brewery they created has a neighborhood feel where locals can enjoy good beer and have fun. It features a full food menu and craft beers that have won numerous awards. Tours of its distillery, happy hour specials, online ordering and delivery are available.

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Best Seafood

Thank you for voting for us in the Best of the Best!

THE ORIGINAL FISH & CHIPS

READER RECOMMENDED

SanTan Brewing Company (Chandler) 8 S. San Marcos Place, Chandler 480-917-8700 www.santanbrewing.com

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. (Gilbert) 721 N. Arizona Avenue, Gilbert 480-497-2739 www.azwbeer.com/gilbert-brewpub

Family Owned & Operated Since 1947 Women Owned & Operated 2023

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

Reader Recommended

Best Seafood Best Local Burger 22 South Mesa Drive, Mesa • 480.964.7242 3920 South Central, Phoenix • 602.268.1828 1017 East Apache Blvd, Tempe • 480.968.6265 4121 North 44th Street, Phoenix • 602.840.0630

Pete’s Has Been Serving Deep Fried Goodness For Over

76 Years!

1111 East Buckeye, Phoenix • 602.252.9341 5516 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale • 623.937.6001 2628 West Van Buren, Phoenix • 602.278.3351 9309 West Van Buren, Tolleson • 623.936.3111

Our Prices Can’t Be Beat! 8 Convenient Locations Drive-Thru/Take-Out Our Specialty

www.petesfishandchips.com

SPORTS BAR Blue 32 Sports Grill (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.blue32sportsgrill.com

Blue 32 Sports Grill prides itself on both its food and environment. A destination for prime sporting events, the grill’s walls are covered with TVs showing the latest games. Its menu features house-cut meats and seafoods, sandwiches and salads, and a number of local craft beers.

READER RECOMMENDED

The Hub Grill and Bar (Mesa) Multiple locations www.hubgrill.com

Uncle Bear’s Grill and Tap (Mesa) Multiple locations www.unclebearsaz.com


BEST OF THE BEST • OCTOBER 29, 2023

TACOS Backyard Taco (Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler) Multiple locations, www.backyardtaco.com

S AL TACO

Tacos are not just for Tuesdays at Backyard Taco. The best taco shop in town, according to our readers, began with a man and woman from Mazatlán grilling food in their backyard and then later translating their love of family, food and flavor to what became a restaurant whose name carries the memory of those origins. The simple, authentic food prepared with the best-quality ingredients shows up on the menu with items such as burritos, grilled tostadas and grilled gorditas. Taco lovers can choose carne asada, chicken, shredded beef or al pastor tacos. Catering, delivery and a free loyalty app are available.

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READER RECOMMENDED

Valle Luna (Chandler)

1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler 480-786-3100 www.valleluna.com

Nando’s Mexican Café (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.nandosmexicancafe.com

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HEALTHY FOOD Pita Jungle (Mesa)

Multiple locations, www.pitajungle.com Pita Jungle has been serving up award-winning healthy food since 1994. It prepares its fresh food from scratch every day in its kitchen to accommodate all types of diets: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, keto and paleo. Its varied menu features choices such as grilled vegetable salad, turkey pesto lavash wrap, kafta beef pizza and Mediterranean tofu. Gift cards, online ordering, happy hour and catering are available.

READER RECOMMENDED

Flower Child (Gilbert)

1950 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 480-837-2280 7131 W. Ray Road, Chandler 602-834-0070 www.iamaflowerchild.com

Original ChopShop (Chandler) 35 W. Boston Street, Chandler 480-426-0216 1850 S. Val Vista Drive, Mesa 480-868-2844 www.originalchopshop.com

BREAKFAST SPOT Henhouse Cafe (Mesa/Gilbert)

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Mesa - Gilbert - Chandler - Queen Creek www.backyardtaco.com

Without your support, we wouldn’t be where we are now!

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Best Breakfast Spot 2023

Multiple locations, www.henhouse-cafe.com

Once our readers rise and shine, they love to grab breakfast at Henhouse Cafe. The family-owned breakfast spot has become a part of the local scene by making connections with the customers they feed and donating meals, food, money and time to the community. Diners start their day off right with favorites such as omelets, skillets, eggs Benedict, and pancakes and waffles. Military discounts, private events and a VIP club are available.

READER RECOMMENDED

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery (Gilbert) 310 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-664-4488 www.snoozeeatery.com

Eggstasy (Chandler)

2430 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler 480-361-9275 5021 S. Power Road, Mesa 480-219-5904 www.eggstasyaz.com

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

Reader Recommended

Best Brunch

Gilbert- 3244 E Guadalupe - 480.219.7379 Gilbert- 3133 S Lindsay - 480.899.4214 Mesa- 805 N Dobson Rd - 480.550.7474 Tempe- 9920 S Rural Rd - 480-219-6027

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ASIAN FOOD Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant and Bar (Chandler) 757 E. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-777-5050, www.singingpandaschandler.com

With live nightly entertainment and great food free of MSG, there is no place Chandler readers would rather go for Asian cuisine than Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant and Bar. Among the menu choices are Cantonese-style pan-fried noodle, prawns with lobster sauce, vegetable low mein and teriyaki chicken. Gluten-free options, catering, online pickup ordering and lunch specials are available.

SanTan Brewing Company (Chandler)

READER RECOMMENDED

CRAFT BEER

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse (Mesa) 3843 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-782-5555 6730 E. Superstition Springs Boulevard, Mesa 480-830-8844 www.osakaaz.com

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

With an array of award-winning handcrafted brews, SanTan Brewery is a must-see destination for beer lovers. Year-round beers include Lil Orange Alien, Devil’s Ale and Moon Juice IPA. Seasonal beers include Count Hopula, Winter Warmer and Sex Panther. Interested parties can book tours of its combined brewery and distillery, the largest of its kind in Arizona.

P.F. Chang’s (Mesa)

6610 E. Superstition Springs Boulevard, Mesa 480-218-4900 3255 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-899-0472 www.pfchangs.com

READER RECOMMENDED

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co. (Gilbert) 721 N. Arizona Avenue, Gilbert 480-497-2739 www.azwbeer.com/gilbert-brewpub

Craft 64 (Chandler)

68 W. Buffalo Street, Chandler 480-247-3002 www.craft64.com

FREE Nightly Entertainment

“Authentic food, quality service and staff, and one-of-a-kind entertainment remains at Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar.”

Legends Showcase Tribute Show Lounge Experience Acoustic Singer/ Songwriter Guitar/ Keyboards Sing-alongs

Susie Wong, new owner (Pumpkin) SingingPandasChandler.com

FULL BAR SELECTION

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757 E. Chandler Blvd Chandler, AZ 85225

Look WHO's the Best of the Best in the East Valley!

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Thank you to all those who voted!!

Voted Best of Chandler 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

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BEST OF THE BEST • OCTOBER 29, 2023

FROZEN TREATS & SWEETS Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream (Gilbert) 1672 E. Guadalupe Road 602-314-4561, www.handelsicecream.com

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Nothing Bundt Cakes (Gilbert)

E. Baseline Road, Gilbert BAKERY/DESSERT 2285 480-892-1667, www.nothingbundtcakes.com

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream has been serving up scoops of its delicious homemade ice cream for over 75 years. The business still uses the same recipes from when it first launched and offers over 45 flavors at its Gilbert location. Customers can enjoy their treat as a sundae, shake, ice cream pop and more.

When locals have a sweet tooth, they prefer to satisfy their cravings at Nothing Bundt Cakes. Founders Dena Tripp and Debbie Swertz founded the bakery more than a quarter of a century ago because of their belief that perfect ingredients such as real eggs, butter and cream cheese are necessary to make the perfect cake. Customers can choose from a variety of flavors, including red velvet, pecan praline and white chocolate raspberry. Specialty cakes for occasions such as weddings and birthdays are also available.

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Andy’s Frozen Custard (Mesa) Multiple locations www.eatandys.com

The Screamery (Chandler) 140 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-597-3322 www.thescreamery.com

Bosa Donuts (Mesa/Chandler) Multiple locations www.bosadonutsaz.com

Rise Up Bakery (Gilbert) 861 N. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-264-3026 www.riseupbakeryaz.com

We’re Sweet On You! Thank you for voting Nothing Bundt Cakes Best Dessert/Bakery in the East Valley!

$3 Off a Decorated 10” Cake

Gilbert 285 E Baseline Rd, #103 Gilbert, AZ 85234 (480) 892-1667 Queen Creek 20952 South Ellsworth Loop Rd, Ste E-1 Queen Creek, AZ 85142 (480) 616-2536

Expires 11/18/2023. Limit one (1) coupon per guest. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase. Valid only at the bakery(ies) listed. Valid only on baked goods; not valid on retail items. Must be claimed in bakery during normal business hours. Not valid for online orders. Not valid with any other offer. Discounts applied before tax. Coupon may not be reproduced, transferred or sold. Internet distribution strictly prohibited. No cash value.


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COFFEE SHOP Dutch Bros (Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler) Multiple locations www.dutchbros.com

When our readers need to get their coffee fix, their favorite destination is Dutch Bros. A full menu of hot and cold beverages has something to quench every thirst. Customers can select muffins or a granola bar to pair with a classic brew, iced coffee, smoothie, tea or specialty drink. More than just a coffee shop, Dutch Bros’ charitable activities and fundraisers make it an involved member of the communities it serves.

Von Hanson’s Meats (Chandler)

MEAT SHOP

2390 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-917-2525, www.vonhansonsmeats.net

READER RECOMMENDED

The Coffee Shop (Gilbert)

Friendly and helpful customer service, along with the best selection of quality meats makes Von Hanson’s Meats our readers’ favorite place to grab something to prepare at home for lunch or dinner. Display cases are brightly lit, yet Von Hanson’s still maintains the feel of an old-fashioned butcher shop. Customers have a wide range of choices of beef, pork, chicken, sausage and deli items. The butcher shop also processes wild game.

3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert 480-279-3144, www.thecoffeeshopaz.com

Black Rock Coffee Bar (Gilbert) Multiple locations, www.br.coffee

READER RECOMMENDED

Gilbert Butchery (Gilbert) 965 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-626-5288 www.gilbertbutchery.com

Chuck’s Fine Meats (Mesa) 6606 E. McKellips Road, Mesa 480-590-5709 www.chucksfinemeats.com

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THANK YOU for voting us BEST MEAT SHOP in the EAST VALLEY!

• Best Jerky in Town • Best Craft Beer & Local Wines • Certified Angus Beef • Fresh Seafood

• Oven ready Entrees • Over 150 types of Sausage/Brats • Prime Pork • Wild Game Processing

2390 N Alma School Rd. Chandler, AZ 85224 | 480-917-2525 | www.vonhansonsmeats.net


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FOR VOTING DUTCH BROS THE BEST IN EAST VALLEY

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Thank you for voting us

BEST DELIVERY

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in the Best of the Best! 2022

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

BEST FOOD DELIVERY

DELIVERY (FOOD) Zesty Zzeeks Pizza & Wings (Chandler) 960 E. Warner Road, Chandler, 480-400-1010 4050 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, 480-591-1111 www.zzeeks.com

The only thing better than serving great food is having the best delivery service to get it to hungry customers. A classic mom-and-pop restaurant, Zesty Zzeeks Pizza & Wings hand tosses its pizza dough and make its sauce daily through a long-simmering process. This creates great pizza which can be baked with a variety of creative crusts including double dough, vegan thin-cracker, cauliflower and chicken. Pasta, sandwiches, calzone and award-winning wings are also available for delivery. Delivery is free with online orders.

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READER RECOMMENDED

Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria (Mesa) Multiple locations www.venezias.com

Locally Owned & Operated!

Order online @ www.zzeeks.com for FREE DELIVERY Ahwatukee: 480-940-5555 Warner & 48th

Chandler Ocotillo: 480-591-1111 AZ Ave & Ocotillo

Tempe South : 480-591-7777 Warner & McClintock

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Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

Matty G’s Steakburgers (Mesa) 1958 E. Brown Road, Mesa, 480- 306-7406 3605 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert, 480-597-6916 www.matty-gs.com

Family-friendly, sports-themed Matty G’s Steakburgers is the best place in town to grab a local burger, according to our readers. It was founded by a passionate sports fan who converted what he learned as a server and bartender in college into a restaurant that aims to provide its customers with high-quality food and great service while surrounded by sports memorabilia. Matty G’s signature burgers include Texas Ranger, Monsters of the Midway, Hammerin’ Hank and Surf Bod. Hot dogs, salads and wraps are also on the menu.

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Multiple locations www.brooklynvspizza.com

LOCAL BURGER

Chandler Islands: 480-400-1010 Warner & McQueen

Brooklyn V’s Pizza (Gilbert)

READER RECOMMENDED

Joe’s Farm Grill (Gilbert) 3000 E. Ray Road, Gilbert 480-563-4745 www.joesfarmgrill.com

Pete’s Fish & Chips (Mesa) 22 S. Mesa Drive, Mesa 480-964-7242 www.petesfishandchips.com

2023

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Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF THE WINNERS AND READER RECOMMENDED BUSINESSES!

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FAST-FOOD BURGER In-N-Out (Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler) Multiple locations www.in-n-out.com

In-N-Out has kept its menu simple and customers returning since its establishment in 1948. Unlike many of its competitors, the iconic burger joint never freezes, prepackages or microwaves a single food item. Burgers, fries, soda and shakes are the ingredients that make In-N-Out our readers’ favorite place to grab a quick bite.

READER RECOMMENDED

Culver’s of Mesa (Mesa) Multiple locations www.culvers.com

Five Guys (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.fiveguys.com


BEST OF THE BEST • OCTOBER 29, 2023

ITALIAN FOOD Vito’s Pizza & Italian Ristorante (Mesa)

PLACE TO WATCH THE GAME

1947 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa, 480-832-3311 4865 S. Higley Road, Gilbert, 480-245-4554 www.vitospizza.com

Vito’s Pizza & Italian Ristorante was founded by an immigrant couple from Italy in 1986 and has been serving authentic Italian food ever since. Our readers’ favorite Italian restaurant sources fresh ingredients for its family recipes and imports all of its flour directly from Italy. In addition to its selection of traditional pizza and pasta dishes, Vito’s serves chef specialties such as seafood risotto, sausage stuffed chicken and lobster mac n’ cheese. Gift cards, weekly specials, catering and a loyalty club are available.

READER RECOMMENDED

Sal’s Gilbert Pizza (Gilbert) 1150 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-633-2226 www.gilbertpizzaaz.com

North Italia (Gilbert)

1950 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 480-256-8978 www.northitalia.com

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Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

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Best Italian

Buffalo Wild Wings (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.buffalowildwings.com

Our readers love watching their favorite teams win (and sometimes lose) at Buffalo Wild Wings. With large screen televisions mounted throughout the restaurant, fans do not have to miss a minute of the action while ordering and enjoying sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken tenders and, of course, wings. Daily free to play games add to the excitement. A Blazin’ Rewards loyalty program is available.

READER RECOMMENDED

Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers (Chandler) 1980 W. Germann Road, Chandler 480-899-2007 4604 S. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-638-9141 www.coldbeers.com/cheeseburgers

The Hub Grill and Bar (Mesa) Multiple locations www.hubgrill.com

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Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

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OCTOBER 29, 2023 • BEST OF THE BEST

Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q (Chandler)

BARBECUE

7300 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler, 480-874-6440 1733 N. Higley Road, Gilbert, 623-232-3506 www.rudysbbq.com

With its roots in a small town north of San Antonio, Rudy’s Bar-B-Q has perfected the art of barbecue using pits that are 100% fired by slow-burning oak. Baby back ribs, brisket, pulled pork, prime rib and other meats are cooked with a dry spice and served with the restaurant’s famous sauce. Sauces, rubs and other items can be purchased separately for use at home.

READER RECOMMENDED

Joe’s Real BBQ (Gilbert) 301 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-503-3805 www.joesrealbbq.com

Caldwell Country BBQ (Gilbert) 546 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 18324 E. Nunneley Road, Gilbert 480-892-0512 www.caldwellcountybbq.com

Craft 64 (Chandler)

HAPPY HOUR

68 W. Buffalo Street, Chandler 480-247-3002, www.craft64.com

If happy hour is about enjoying great food and beverages with friends, then no place in Chandler is happier than Craft 64. All of the restaurant’s beers are crafted in the state of Arizona and its food is organic, made from scratch, and local. Every day between 3 and 6 p.m., happy hour specials include $5 for all Craft 64 brewed beers, $7 wines by the glass, and $3 off chef’s board and all bruschetta. Late night specials between 9 p.m. and midnight Thursday through Saturday include a free chef’s board with the purchase of select beverages, the “64” mule for $7, and $8 for personal size margherita- and blanco-style pizzas.

READER RECOMMENDED

Valle Luna (Chandler)

1949 W. Ray Road, Chandler 480-786-3100 www.valleluna.com

The Hub Grill and Bar (Mesa) Multiple locations www.hubgrill.com

Serving breakfasT, luncH & dinner DailY

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BEST OF THE BEST • OCTOBER 29, 2023

COMMUNITY

We make planning easy and even easier on your family

FUNERAL HOME

Mountain View Funeral Home (Mesa)

7900 E. Main Street, Mesa 480-618-7864, www.mountainviewfuneralhomeandcemetery.com Since 1951, Mountain View Funeral Home has made remembering the legacy of loved ones its own legacy. Assisting grieving family members with the funeral process and offering a 24-hour answering service are ways in which Mountain View is there for families during their most difficult moments. The funeral home offers advanced planning, online payments, personal services and community events.

READER RECOMMENDED

Gilbert Memorial Park Cemetery & Funeral Home (Gilbert)

Queen of Heaven Mortuary and Cemetery (Mesa)

2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert 480-935-5858, www.gilbertmemorialpark.com

1562 E. Baseline Road, Mesa 602-267-3960, www.qohcfh.org

Thanks For Voting Us Best Funeral Home!

Christ Greenfield (Gilbert)

CHURCH/PLACE TO WORSHIP

425 N. Greenfield Road, Gilbert 9737 E. Toledo Avenue, Mesa 480-892-8521 www.christgreenfield.church

2023

The vision of Christ Greenfield is to see lives transformed by Jesus Christ through its family of ministries. The Lutheran Church has ministries for men, women, couples, missions and navigating life. Services can be attended on one of the church’s campuses or viewed online. The church also has an app available to keep worshippers connected.

READER RECOMMENDED

Generation Church (Mesa) 1010 S. Ellsworth Road, Mesa 480-986-3149 www.generation.church

St. Timothy Catholic Church (Mesa) 1730 W. Guadalupe Road, Mesa 480-775-5200 www.sttimothymesa.org

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

2022

BESTOF

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Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

BEST-KEPT SECRET La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen (Gilbert) 638 E. Warner Road, Gilbert, 480-545-2880 140 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, 480-590-0002 www.laristraaz.com

Family owned and operated, La Ristra New Mexican Kitchen highlights generations-old family recipes honoring the traditions and cuisines of New Mexico while embracing modern culinary techniques. Chiles are the main ingredient to enhance dishes, but mild options are also available. Beers, margaritas and over 150 tequilas can pair with any meal.

READER RECOMMENDED

Arizona Museum of Natural History (Mesa) 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa 480-644-2230 www.arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org

Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant & Bar (Chandler) 757 E. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-777-5050 www.singingpandaschandler.com

(480) 832-2850

7900 E. Main Street, Mesa, AZ

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Thank you for Voting us Best Non-Profit

2023

NONPROFIT

Children’s Cancer Network (Chandler) 6150 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-398-1564, www.childrenscancernetwork.org

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

150 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 1 • Chandler, AZ 85226 Phone: 480-398-1564 Email: info@childrenscancernetwork.org

www.childrenscancernetwork.org Children’s Cancer Network is a Qualified Charitable Organization for the Arizona Tax Credit. childrenscancernetwork.org

Children’s Cancer Network focuses on the needs of children stricken with cancer and their families. The charity offers support through programs and services that provide financial assistance, promote education, encourage healthy lifestyles, and create awareness of issues related to childhood cancer. Fundraisers include a fashion show, a run and a golf tournament. Information on how to donate and volunteer is available on the nonprofit’s website.

READER RECOMMENDED

Lerner & Rowe Gives Back (Mesa/Chandler)

Feed My Starving Children (Mesa) 1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa 480-626-1970 www.fmsc.org

2701 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix www.lernerandrowegivesback.com

fun & entertainment GOLF COURSE Ocotillo Golf Resort (Chandler) 3751 S. Clubhouse Drive, Chandler 480-917-6660 www.ocotillogolf.com

Designed by course architect Ted Robinson, the 27-hole course at Ocotillo Golf Resort is one of the Valley’s premier golf destinations. Recognized by Golf Digest as a top 50 resort, Ocotillo maintains a course that includes features such as lush fairways, cascading waterfalls and colorful fauna that offer a visually appealing contrast to the surrounding desert landscape. Ocotillo also offers a 15-station practice facility and a golf academy with lessons.

READER RECOMMENDED Las Sendas Golf Club (Mesa) 7555 E. Eagle Crest Drive, Mesa 480-396-4000, www.lassendas.com

Seville Golf and Country Club (Gilbert) 6683 S. Clubhouse Drive, Gilbert 480-722-8100, https://bit.ly/SevilleGolf

PLACE TO ESCAPE THE HEAT Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino (Chandler) 5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler www.wildhorsepass.com

When it heats up outside, Chandler readers cool down at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino. The Four Diamond-awarded hotel and casino features restaurants, lounges and unlimited fun. Over 4,800 slots and tables await those hoping to strike it rich. A Top Golf swing suite, a spa with the only authentic Native American spa menu in existence, and live entertainment at the resort’s showroom can make any visitor forget the weather outside.

READER RECOMMENDED Golfland Sunsplash (Mesa) 155 W. Hampton Avenue, Mesa 480-834-8319, www.golfland.com/mesa

FatCats (Gilbert)

4321 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, 480-498-3325 5846 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa, 480-498-3323 www.fatcatsfun.com

MUSEUM

Arizona Museum of Natural History (Mesa)

53 N. Macdonald, Mesa 480-644-2230, www.arizonamuseumofnaturalhistory.org The Arizona Museum of Natural History has a mission to interpret and preserve the record of the natural world and our place in it and to promote understanding and respect of the Southwest in a global context. The 80,000-square-foot facility is full of interesting exhibits including a flash flood cascading down a three-story mountain, a live Gila monster and a real territorial jail. While there, guests can also pan for gold and explore the Lost Dutchman’s Mine.

READER RECOMMENDED i.d.e.a. Museum (Mesa) 150 W. Pepper Place, Mesa 480-644-2468, www.ideamuseum.org

Commemorative Air Force Museum (Mesa) 2017 N. Greenfield Road, Mesa 480-924-1940, www.azcaf.org


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GAME & ENTERTAINMENT CENTER Topgolf (Gilbert)

1689 S. Santan Village Parkway, Gilbert 480-240-1282, www.topgolf.com/us High-tech, climate-controlled hitting bays, versatile event spaces, and a chef-inspired menu make Topgolf a top destination for fun in Gilbert. Whether swinging a golf club for the first time or a seasoned pro, Topgolf has a game for every level of golfer. Topgolf hosts birthday parties, offers lessons for children, and has a rooftop terrace with fire pits,

READER RECOMMENDED

FatCats (Mesa)

4321 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert 480-498-3325 5846 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa 480-498-3323 www.fatcatsfun.com

Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino (Chandler)

5040 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Chandler 1-800-946-4452 www.playatgila.com

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

FatCats (Gilbert)

4321 E. Baseline Road, Gilbert, 480-498-3325 5846 E. Longbow Parkway, Mesa, 480-498-3323 www.fatcatsfun.com

FatCats began in Salt Lake City in 1999 and has since expanded to entertaining friends and families alike across several states. The all-in-one entertainment center offers bowling, movies, mini golf and arcade games.

READER RECOMMENDED

Topgolf (Gilbert)

1689 S. Santan Village Parkway, Gilbert 480-240-1282 www.topgolf.com/us

Desert Belle Cruises (Mesa) 14011 N. Bush Highway, Mesa 480-984-2425 www.desertbelle.com


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business & services AIR CONDITIONER/ REPAIR SERVICE John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling (Mesa/Chandler)

211 E. 10th Drive, Mesa 480-648-2400, www.johnsrefrigeration.com When the summer heats up, our readers rely on family-owned and operated John’s Refrigeration Heating and Cooling to make sure their HVAC systems keep them cool. John’s has been providing comprehensive heating and air conditioning services since 1970. Its services are guaranteed 100% and include maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and replacement and installation. Coupons, financing options, and free second opinions are available.

READER RECOMMENDED

PlumbSmart (Mesa)

3010 E. Main Street, Mesa 480-654-8865 www.itsjustplumbsmart.com

Precision Air & Plumbing (Chandler) 3045 N. Colorado Street, Chandler 602-932-2886 www.precisionairandplumbing.com

EZ Flow Plumbing (Chandler)

HOME SERVICES

3400 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-351-1820, www.ezflowplumbingaz.com

EZ Flow Plumbing has been in business for over a decade providing prompt and professional service to East Valley and other nearby areas. The company specializes in residential and commercial plumbing service and remodel work, offering services that include drain cleaning, fixture replacements and sewer line replacements.

READER RECOMMENDED

Barefoot Pools (Gilbert)

384 W. Cullumber Avenue, Gilbert 602-546-7665 www.barefootpoolman.com

John’s Refrigeration (Mesa) 211 E. 10th Drive, Mesa 480-648-2400 www.johnsrefrigeration.com


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Broken Springs Replaced • Nights / Weekends East Valley Ahwatukee

PLUMBING SERVICE

480-251-8610 GARAGE DOOR SERVICE

PlumbSmart (Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler)

Bonded Insured

3010 E. Main Street, Mesa 480-654-8865, www.itsjustplumbsmart.com

Same Day Garage Door Services (Gilbert/Chandler)

Rated A-plus by the Better Business Bureau, PlumbSmart Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning keeps our readers’ plumbing running smoothly. Its plumbing services include leak repair and repipe, drain cleaning, and sewer and hydro-jetting. Standing behind its work with a lifetime warranty, PlumbSmart provides free estimates and same-day service at the guaranteed lowest price.

2594 E. Thornton Court, Gilbert 480-239-9478 www.samedaygaragedoorservices.com

READER RECOMMENDED

EZ Flow Plumbing (Gilbert/Chandler)

The professional team at family-owned Same Day Garage Door Services focuses on providing quality garage door installation and repair service at a fair price. Its services are tailor-fit to each individual customer’s house. The company responds to and repairs issues on the same day, in most cases. Free no-obligation estimates on garage doors are available.

3400 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-351-1820 www.ezflowplumbingaz.com

READER RECOMMENDED

A1 Garage Door Service (Gilbert) 3254 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix 1-844-214-2724 www.a1garage.com

Rainforest Plumbing & Air (Mesa) 1837 N. Rosemont, Mesa 602-223-1934 www.rainforestplumbingandair.com

AZ Garage Pros of Mesa (Mesa) 480-696-6947 www.bit.ly/3M1OvWJ

2023

BESTOF

2023

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

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Thank you from all of us at Same Day Garage Door Services for voting us Best of the Best East Valley!

www.samedaygaragedoorservices.com | 480-750-7975 Hours: Monday thru Saturday 7am to 7pm


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OCTOBER 29, 2023 • BEST OF THE BEST

JEWELRY STORE Nelson Estate Jewelers (Mesa) 2051 S. Dobson Road, Mesa 480-459-9867 www.nelsonestatejewelers.com

Mesa Public Schools (Mesa)

PLACE TO WORK

As a different kind of jewelry store, Nelson offers a unique collection of estate jewelry, fairly priced fine and designer jewelry, and assistance creating custom pieces for its customers. The jeweler does not just sell jewelry, watches, gold, silver, coins and collectibles — it buys them as well. It offers transparent pricing and provides expert jewelry and watch repair services.

63 E. Main Street 480-472-0200, www.mpsaz.org

READER RECOMMENDED

The teachers, nurses, administrators, counselors, custodians and other employees of Mesa Public Schools work for the community’s best employer, according to our readers. The school district’s 9,200 employees enjoy a wide array of benefits including two types of medical plans, two dental plans and a vision plan. Teachers receive mentoring support for their first three years and all employees are given an opportunity for professional growth and development.

Precious Elements Jewelry (Chandler) 4980 S. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-659-6984 www.jewelrycoins.com

READER RECOMMENDED

Intel (Chandler)

5000 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 1-800-820-1100 www.intel.com

Barnes Fine Jewelers (Gilbert) 891 N. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-545-8585 www.barnesfinejewelers.com

Chandler Unified School District (Chandler) 1525 W. Frye Road, Chandler 480-812-7000 www.cusd80.com

Thank you to our community! Mesa Public Schools is honored to be voted as the 2023 Best Place to Work in the East Valley.

Learn why we are the East Valley’s top employer. Apply today at mpsaz.org/careers. mpsaz.org |

@mpsaz @mpsenespanol

2023

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa


BEST OF THE BEST • OCTOBER 29, 2023

QUALITY ENGAGEMENT RINGS •GREAT IN STORE SELECTION •FULL CUSTOM DESIGNS •TRUE VINTAGE & FINE ESTATE •UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND STYLES

ON-SITE JEWELRY REPAIR SERVICES FREE CLEANINGS & INSPECTIONS!

WE SPECIALIZE IN VINTAGE RESTORATION!

CUSTOM JEWELRY DESIGN SERVICES

•WE BUY GOLD

•WE BUY COINS & BULLION •WE BUY GEMSTONES •WE BUY SILVER INCLUDING STERLING FLATWARE AND TEA SETS (NOT PLATED) •WE BUY DESIGNER PIECES •WE BUY JEWELRY •WE BUY PERIOD PIECES INHERITED PIECES, BROKEN PIECES, UNWANTED PIECES, ETC. •WE BUY PLATINUM & PALLADIUM •WE BUY FINE WATCHES •WE BUY DIAMONDS •...AND MORE! PREMIUMS ON 1 CT+ (CHIPPED/DAMAGED OK) SCRAP GOLD, INDUSTRIAL GOLD, DENTAL GOLD, GOLD BARS, GOLD CHAINS, GOLD JEWELRY

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CLEANING OUT YOUR JEWELRY BOX? WE BUY BROKEN CHAINS, MISMATCHED EARRINGS, LOOSE STONES, AND JEWELRY PIECES BEYOND REPAIR. YOU CAN ALSO TRADE YOUR OLD JEWELRY TOWARD NEW TREASURES!

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CLEANING SERVICE Distinguished Manor (Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler) 806-282-8373 www.dm-az.com

2023

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE BEST CLEANING SERVICE IN THE

BEST OF THE BEST!

We believe everyone should have a clean home without having to sacrifice their time. Visit our website to request information.

www.dm-az.com

Our readers keep their homes sparkling while freeing up their own time for other activities by enlisting the services of family-owned and operated Distinguished Manor. Distinguished Manor backs up its proficient housekeeping services with a 150% back guarantee. It offers its affordable cleaning services on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis to fits its clients’ schedules.

READER RECOMMENDED

Two Maids (Gilbert)

111 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-955-0992 606 N. Stapley Drive, Mesa 480-878-0126 www.twomaidscleaning.com

Clean Choice Janitorial (Gilbert) 1355 N. McQueen Road, Gilbert 602-753-0428 www.cleanchoicejanitorial.com

MED SPA AS READER RECOMMENDED FOR BEST MEDSPA

2023

Pure MedSpa AZ (Gilbert)

201 W. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert 480-869-3511 www.puremedspaaz.com The certified professionals at Pure MedSpa AZ provide the highest-quality medical aesthetic and cosmetic services in a comfortable and friendly environment to make their clients feel radiant, healthy and rejuvenated. The med spa’s services include facials, chemical peels and cosmetic injectables. In addition, products from SkinCeuticals and Eltamd are available for purchase.

READER RECOMMENDED

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

Reader Recommended

BESTOF

2023

Skinlab Laser Aesthetics & Wellness (Chandler) 3160 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler 480-418-6000 www.skinlab.net

Timeless at Tiffany’s Medspa (Gilbert) 2730 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-581-5393 www.timelessattiffanys.com


BEST OF THE BEST • OCTOBER 29, 2023

CUSTOM APPAREL

QUALITY WORK from a LOCAL COMPANY by HONEST PEOPLE

Snider Custom Apparel (Gilbert) 219 S. William Dillard Drive, Gilbert 480-962-4599 www.snidercustomapparel.com

480.962.4599

Snider Custom Apparel offers clothing, logo workwear, and signs with custom screen printing or embroidery. The company’s website features an extensive online catalog consisting of thousands of colors and styles to pick from. If desired, the team is available to help customers with the design process.

READER RECOMMENDED

AZ Custom Tees (Mesa)

6555 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa 480-255-9622 www.azcustomshirts.com

Laser Creations (Chandler)

3235 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-813-2788 480.962.4599 www.lasercreationsaz.com SniderCustomApparel.com 219 S William Dillard Dr. St 115 Gilbert, AZ 85233

QUALITY WORK from a 480.962.4599 LOCAL COMPANY SniderCustomApparel.com by HONEST PEOPLE 2023

820 N. Cooper Road, Gilbert 480-892-2712, www.whitfillnursery.com Family owned and operated Whitfill Nursery is a plant and tree farm that has been helping the community landscape and garden for over 60 years. The nursery is well respected for its staff’s knowledge about landscaping in the desert environment, as well as its locally grown line of plants.

READER RECOMMENDED

We Do It All!

219 S William Dillard Dr. St 115 Gilbert, AZ 85233

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• Screen Printing • Embroidery • Team Uniforms/Apparel • Promotional Products • Signs/Banners/Decals

Whitfill Nursery (Gilbert)

2653 E. McKellips Road, Mesa 480-648-0943 1875 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-648-0603 www.moonvalleynurseries.com

QUALITY WORK from a THANK YOU VOTING! 219 S William Dillard Dr.FOR St 115 Gilbert, AZ 85233 LOCAL COMPANY BEST OF THE EAST VALLEY! by HONEST PEOPLE SniderCustomApparel.com

We Do It All!

TREE NURSERY

Moon Valley Nursery (Mesa)

We Do It All!

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219 S William Dillard Dr. St 115 Gilbert, AZ 85233

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THANKS FOR VOTING US BEST ROOFING!

6928 E. Main Street, Mesa 480-605-3399, www.axisroofing.com Mesa homeowners who do not merely want a roof over their head, but want that roof to remain healthy and stable turn to the expert roofers at Axis Roofing. The full-service roofing contractor’s experienced staff can handle complex projects for both residential and commercial customers. Roof services include maintenance, repair and installation. The company also has expertise in the insurance claims process that results from storm damage.

1901 S. 131st Street, Gilbert 480-699-2754 www.monsoonroofinginc.com

• Screen Printing • Embroidery • Team Uniforms/Apparel • Promotional Products • Signs/Banners/Decals 2023

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480-567-0105

READER RECOMMENDED

Monsoon Roofing (Chandler)

QUA L by

by HONEST PEOPLE Gilbert, AZ 85233

Multiple locations www.apnursery.com

Axis Roofing (Mesa)

5537 N. 59th Avenue, Glendale 623-254-5560 www.jbsroofingaz.com

• Screen Printing • Embroidery • Team Uniforms/Apparel • Promotional Products • Signs/Banners/Decals

A & P Nursery (Mesa)

ROOFING

JBS Roofing (Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler)

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NEW BUSINESS Matt’s Big Breakfast (Gilbert)

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3150 E. Ray Road, Gilbert 480-572-1034 www.mattsbigbreakfast.com

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Gilbert breakfast lovers were delighted when Matt’s Big breakfast opened its sixth Valley location in their community in February. The restaurant believes in preparing food simply using high-quality ingredients such as cage-free eggs, grain-fed pork, all-natural beef and, when available, local organic produce. The restaurant, which is currently hiring, has been featured on national media outlets such as the New York Times, CNN and Food Network.

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Now Eye See Vision Care (Gilbert) 7125 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-863-5233 www.noweyeseevision.com

British Swim School of the Valley (Chandler) Multiple locations www.britishswimschool.com

Multiple locations www.fultonhomes.com

Family-owned Fulton Homes has been building homes and communities in Arizona for over 40 years. During that time, it has become one of the state’s largest home builders. The staff believes that lifestyle plays a key role, so it is dedicated to the construction of beautiful homes and communities in convenient locations.

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Sparrow Living – Mera Chandler (Chandler) 50 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler 480-568-5970 www.sparrowliving.com

Shea Homes (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.sheahomes.com

HOME FURNISHINGS American Furniture Warehouse (Gilbert)

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4700 S. Power Road, Gilbert 480-500-4121, www.afw.com

Lerner and Rowe (Mesa/Chandler) Multiple locations, www.lernerandrowe.com

Lerner and Rowe’s commitment to client service and satisfaction earns it recognition among our readers as tops in customer service. The personal injury law firm prides itself on fighting for every one of its clients no matter the size of the case. It offers free consultations and a 24-hour phone line.

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Wilkins Learning Center (Gilbert) 730 S. Cooper Road, Gilbert 480-813-2796 www.wilkinslearningcenter.com

Wilson-Goodman Law Group (Gilbert) 1760 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert 480-503-9217 www.wgandf-law.com

A combination of low prices and a wide selection makes American Furniture Warehouse the favorite destination for furniture and home décor shopping among Gilbert readers. Whether one’s taste is traditional, contemporary or modern, the retailer has the right products to cater to all preferences. Free tools such as a visualizer app and 3-D room planner make it easy for customers to choose home furnishings to perfectly fit their lifestyles.

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Living Spaces (Gilbert)

2300 San Tan Village Parkway, Gilbert 1-877-266-7300 www.livingspaces.com

Potato Barn (Mesa)

7316 E. Ray Road, Mesa 480-279-5500 www.thepotatobarn.com


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Founded over a decade ago, Happy Tails Barkery was inspired by a passion for dogs and a desire to create healthy, high-quality treats for them. Its snacks are made with simple ingredients to protect pets with possible food allergies. The snacks are sourced from local vendors when possible. Gluten-free and vegan options are available.

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OCTOBER 29, 2023 • BEST OF THE BEST

POOL/SPA SERVICE Barefoot Pools (Gilbert)

384 W. Cullumber Avenue, Gilbert 602-546-7665 www.barefootpoolman.com

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When our readers want to break a sweat or pump some iron, they prefer to do so at Mountainside Fitness. A great workout is easy to come by whether it is through cardio equipment with entertainment systems, 10,000 pounds of free weights, or an indoor basketball court. Many locations also have over 80 group fitness classes per week. Free towel service, sauna and steam rooms, a specialized cycle studio and free five-day passes are available.

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Life Time (Gilbert)

381 E. Warner Road, Gilbert 480-892-5020 www.lifetime.life

Locally owned and operated Barefoot Pools makes swimmers and loafers alike happy by keeping their pools and Jacuzzis clean and properly functioning. It offers a wide range of services including pool resurfacing, algae treatment, pool automation installation and new pool owner orientations. Weekly pool service is also available.

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Hayden’s Pool Service (Chandler) 480-452-3317 www.haydenspools.com

AZ Oasis Pools (Chandler)

116 N. Roosevelt Avenue, Chandler 480-439-2605 www.azoasispools.com


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For the past half century Spencer’s TV and Appliance has made personal service and customer satisfaction the focus of its business. Offering personal attention and the best prices, the retailer carries a wide selection of products for the home, ranging from washing machines and water treatment systems to 4K televisions. Next-day delivery and installation, professional services and a variety of payment options are available.

990 W. Ocotillo Road, Chandler 480-702-3392 www.srgseniorliving.com A spacious, airy, refined setting and resort-style experience make The Village at Ocotillo far from the typical retirement community. Whether they choose independent living or assisted living, seniors benefit from the presence of an on-site clinic and options for respite care and post-hospital care. That leaves them more time to enjoy the property’s amenities such as a heated swimming pool and spa, art studio, library, fully equipped fitness center and group classes, and a club longue and bistro.

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Huff’s Automotive provides Chandler with excellent automotive services that can be trusted. Specializing in European vehicles, its ASE-certified technicians can take care of all repairs of top brands such as Land Rover, BMW, Audi and Jaguar. Services include alignment, brakes, tune-ups and computerized diagnostics. Huff’s stands by its work with a Tech-Net 12 month/12,000-mile warranty.

Simply Ravishing is a top destination for beauty services in Arizona. Treatments offered include hair, skin care, nail work, permanent makeup and massages. With quality products and services combined with competitive prices, customers are bound to leave feeling healthy and relaxed.

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TouchUps Salon (Chandler) 2050 N. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-840-5542 www.touchupssalon.com

Mozzie Fox – Laurie DeBusk (Mesa) 6016 E. McKellips Road, Mesa 480-251-7837 www.mozziefox.com

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Christian Brothers (Higley and Baseline) (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.cbac.com

YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATION EVO Swim School (Gilbert)

2161 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert 480-404-6191 www.evoswimschool.com

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EVO Swim School offers young Arizonans relief from the heat and instruction in a sport that is fun, beneficial for health, and potentially lifesaving. Children receive badges for each class level they complete from starfish all they up to advanced. Once children have completed the dolphin class (the second-most-advanced class), they can participate in the Rio Salado Swim Club’s pre-competitive squad.

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Mesa Youth Sports (Mesa) 6555 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa 480-269-0817 www.mesayouthsports.com

Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA (Chandler) 1655 W. Frye Road 480-899-9622 www.valleyymca.org/chandler-gilbert


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OCTOBER 29, 2023 • BEST OF THE BEST

NAIL SALON The Nail Logic (Gilbert)

1891 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 480-284-8801 www.thenaillogic.com The elite trained specialists at The Nail Logic provide optimal service to clients. The luxury boutique nail salon uses disposable manicure and pedicure kits and regularly sanitizes its facility to keep things clean and hygienic. Services include manicures, gel manicures, pedicures, dip powder and acrylic nails. Spa specials and sales of top-of-the-line products are available.

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Keller Williams Integrity First Realty (Gilbert)

OMG Nails & Spa (Chandler) 930 E. Pecos Road, Chandler 480-550-7641 www.omgnailsandspachandler.com

830 S. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-854-2400, www.integrityfirstrealty.com Keller Williams Integrity First is a premier stop for prime real estate in the Valley. The Gilbert location offers clients high-quality service and vast knowledge of the area.

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The Home Selling Team (Gilbert) 4365 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert 480-459-4998 www.thehomesellingteamaz.com

Hometown USA (Chandler) 1820 E. Ray Road, Chandler 602-361-5053 www.hometown-usa.com

Greenfield Nails & Spa (Gilbert)

888 S. Greenfield Road, Gilbert, 480-545-2711 1020 N. 54th Street, Chandler, 480-999-4500 www.greenfieldnailsandspa.com

SKIN CARE Derma Health Skin & Laser (Chandler) 2905 W. Warner Road, Chandler 2484 San Tan Village Parkway, Gilbert 480-534-9805, www.dermahealthinstitute.com

Trish Gulbranson founded Derma Health Skin & Laser to transform lives, not just faces. The team of experienced and compassionate naturopathic doctors and registered nurses at Derma Health carry out her vision of helping women of all ages look as beautiful and vibrant on the outside as they feel on the inside. Services include Botox, body contouring, and laser treatment for skin and body. Complimentary consultations are available.

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Green Mango (Gilbert)

Wildflower Beauty Bar (Gilbert)

3961 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, 480-277-0871 4050 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler, 480-662-3313 www.wildflowerbeautybaraz.com

244 E. Germann Road, Chandler 480-717-8174 www.greenmangopest.com When or readers are bugged by an invasion of uninvited visitors, they call Green Mango to have the intruders removed. The pest control company’s trusted technicians use cutting-edge technology to effectively remove infestations, ensure long-lasting results, and guarantee their customers’ safety without compromising their health. The company stand by its work with a guarantee that if the pests return, Green Mango will, too.

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Polite Pest Co. (Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler) 480-351-5040 www.politepest.com

A-1 Pest Control (Mesa)

480-981-0666 www.facebook.com/a1pestcontrolaz

Skin Ritual (Gilbert)

1684 E. Boston Street, Gilbert 480-702-2242 www.skinritualaz.com

MASSAGE Massage Envy (Mesa/Gilbert)

Multiple locations, www.massageenvy.com When our readers need help with tight muscles or just want to relax, they find relief in the soothing hands of Massage Envy. Masseuses who are trained to meet industry-leading standards provide clients a customized experience. Available massage enhancements include aromatherapy, hot stone envy and exfoliating treatments. Facials, products, gift cards and a membership program are available.

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Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa (Gilbert)

2765 S. Market Street, Gilbert, 480-237-4496 2925 S. Alma School Road, Chandler, 480-665-5600 www.handandstone.com

Elements Massage Chandler Village (Chandler) Multiple locations www.elementsmassage.com


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VETERINARIAN/ HOSPITAL Gilbert Veterinary Hospital (Gilbert) 1655 S. Gilbert Road 480-963-1815, www.gilbertvet.com

Gilbert pet owners trust privately-owned Gilbert Veterinary Hospital to care for their pets when they are under the weather. Services provided by the hospital’s staff members and five doctors include dental care, spaying and neutering, and surgery. The hospital also has an in-house laboratory and pharmacy.

TRAVEL AGENCY Dream Vacations- Karen Coleman-Ostrov & Associates (Gilbert) 28 W. Jupiter Avenue, Gilbert 480-646-4969, www.4myvacation.com

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Sun Lakes Chandler Animal Clinic (Chandler)

Power Road Animal Hospital (Mesa) 2333 S. Power Road, Mesa 928-599-7653 www.powerroadanimalhospital.com

9670 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes 480-895-7633, www.slcac.com

Dream Vacations is a top-ranked travel agency franchise that is a part of World Travel Holdings, the country’s largest cruise vacation distributor. The business’ goal is to help its clients discover their dream vacations stress free and for the most reasonable price. With the agency’s partnerships with many cruises, resorts, tour operators and destinations, vacationers can expect a quality experience.

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MORTGAGE Bell Bank Mortgage (Chandler)

1850 E. Northrup Boulevard, Chandler 480-339-8650, www.bell.bank By making the mortgage process as stress free as possible and finding the home loans clients need with competitive rates and the lowest possible costs and fees, Bell Bank Mortgage turns home ownership into reality. Its vast array of mortgage programs includes first-time homebuyers, down payment assistance, VA loans and rural development loans. Construction lending is also available.

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Barrett Financial Group LLC (Gilbert) 275 E. Rivulon Boulevard, Gilbert 480-459-4500 www.barrettfinancial.com

Guild Mortgage Company (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.guildmortgage.com

YOGA/PILATES/ ALTERNATIVE EXERCISE Cynshine Pilates & Integrated Movement (Gilbert) 1090 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-824-3376, www.cynshine.net

An integrated functional movement studio, Cynshine Pilates & Integrated Movement bridges the gap between the medical and physical therapy community on the one hand and the general fitness community on the other. Owner and Pilates and yoga instructor Cyndi George opened the studio so that she and her staff could show clients how to move painlessly and with more efficiency and fluidity. Services include activated isolate stretching, McCloughlin scar tissues release, Pilates for neurological disorders, and reiki.

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Gilbert Yoga (Gilbert)

655 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-420-7297, www.gilbertyoga.com

FLO Yoga & Cycle (Chandler)

71 E. Frye Road, Chandler 480-907-5645, www.floyogacycle.com


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LAWYER/LAW FIRM Wilson-Goodman Law Group (Gilbert)

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

1760 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert 480-503-9217, www.wgandf-law.com

BEST LAWYER/LAW FIRM

The oldest and largest law firm in Gilbert, Wilson-Goodman Law Group has four attorneys and a support staff that offer clients years of experience and results. The firm provides legal counsel and court representation in a range of areas, specializing in divorce and family law issues.

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Lerner and Rowe (Mesa/Chandler) Multiple locations www.lernerandrowe.com

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KP Elite-EXP (Chandler)

25 S. Arizona Place, Chandler 480-477-9208, www.thekpelite.com

The KP Elite-EXP real estate team is made up of more than 90 world-class agents who seamlessly guide clients through all the aspects of buying or selling a house. The team at KP Elite believes in ongoing training and stays on top of current trends to give clients the best possible experience.

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The Kenny Klaus Team (Mesa) 2919 S. Ellsworth Road, Mesa 480-354-7344 www.klausteam.com

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Amy Jones Group brokered by eXp Realty (Chandler) 2301 S. Stearman Drive, Chandler 480-250-3857 www.amyjonesgroup.com

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PLACE TO SHOP Village Square at Dana Park (Mesa) Dana Park Village Square, Mesa 1744 S. Val Vista Drive, Mesa

With its palm-lined walkways, courtyard fountains and elegant marble column accents, Dana Park Village Square beckons Mesa readers when they are in the mood to shop. Its two-story structures house offices and retailers such as Sephora, Ann Taylor Loft, Guitar Center and Bath & Body Works. For those who work up an appetite while shopping, there are plenty of dining options such as Rodizio Grill, Chipotle, Seafood Market and Café Zupa.

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San Tan Village (Gilbert)

2218 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 480-282-9500 www.shopsantanvillage.com

Chandler Fashion Center (Chandler) 3111 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-812-8488 www.shopchandlerfashioncenter.com

55+ MANUFACTURED HOME COMMUNITIES/RV PARKS Las Palmas (Mesa)

215 N. Power Road, Mesa 480-396-2172, www.laspalmas55.com Our readers love the affordability and world-class amenities that Las Palmas offers in a resort setting. Homes in the gated 55-and-older community start in the $100,000s and are designed for energy efficiency and minimal maintenance. Benefits for residents include a multimillion-dollar clubhouse, a heated pool, 24-hour gated security and a courtesy shuttle bus.

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The Ranchos at Val Vista Villages (Mesa) 233 N. Val Vista Drive, Mesa 480-832-2547 www.cal-am.com/resorts/ val-vista-villages

Palmas del Sol (Mesa)

6209 E. McKellips Road, Mesa 480-641-3385 www.palmasdelsol55.com


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INSURANCE AGENT/AGENCY Pam Johnson – State Farm (Gilbert) 1489 S. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-633-0324 www.pamjohnson.com

In tandem with State Farm, Pam Johnson ensures clients are provided financial services with compassion and professionalism. She has been with the agency since 1993, first working as a fire underwriter before becoming an insurance agent in 2000. State Farm is one of the largest insurance agencies in the country.

I love this town. San Tan Ford (Gilbert)

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At San Tan Ford, the staff aims to help its customers find the right vehicle at a reasonable price. The no-hassle, no-pressure, no-nonsense dealer carries an extensive inventory of new and preowned Ford trucks, SUVs and sedans, which can be looked over and test-driven in person or viewed on SanTan Ford’s interactive website. An award-winning service department and friendly finance department offering the most competitive rates are available.

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Grady Hansen – State Farm (Chandler)

1807 E. Queen Creek Road, Chandler 480-883-7997 www.gradyhansen.com

1429 E. Motorplex Loop, Gilbert 480-900-3431, www.santanford.com

Insurance Brokers of Arizona (Gilbert) 690 E. Warner Road, Gilbert 480-812-1998 www.insurancebrokersofaz.com

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Henry Brown Buick GMC (Gilbert) 1550 E. Drivers Way, Gilbert 1-866-634-5693 www.henrybrowngmc.com

Big Two Toyota (Chandler) 1250 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler 480-302-4650 www.bigtwotoyota.com

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medical ALTERNATIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT/ MEDICINE The Mint Dispensary (Mesa)

330 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa 480-664-1470 www.mintdeals.com

Vision screenings are performed annually.

In Mesa, those looking to minimize pain through legalized cannabis-based products turn to the Mint Dispensary. The dispensary sells a wide range of flowers, edibles, vaporizers and concentrates. It also offers daily buy-one, get-one-free deals on flowers.

Dental check-ups occur every six months.

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Adults 55 years of age and older should have their hearing checked on an annual basis.

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Oasis Cannabis Dispensary (Chandler)

17006 S. Weber Drive, Chandler 480-626-7333 26427 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 602-903-3665 www.oasiscannabisaz.com

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2058 S. Dobson Rd., Ste. 9, Mesa, AZ 85202

2058 S. Dobson Road, Mesa 480-456-0176, www.fynesaudiology.com

The full-service audiology clinic at Fynes Audiology assists people struggling with hearing loss to regain the confidence and security associated with being able to hear comfortably. Equipped with modern audiological technologies, its experienced audiologists perform comprehensive hearing evaluations and can recommend a wide range of hearing aids and assistive listening devices, earplugs and earbuds. A special two-week no risk hearing aid demo is available.

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Good Sound Audiology (Gilbert)

Chandler • Gilbert • Mesa

480-456-0176 | www.fynesaudiology.com

201 W. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, 928-447-1467 6816 E. Brown Road, Mesa, 928-447-4291 www.goodsoundaudiology.com

Phoenix Children’s Outpatient Audiology (Gilbert) 3370 S. Mercy Road, Gilbert 602-933-0905 www.phoenixchildrens.org


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DERMATOLOGIST Desert Sky Dermatology (Mesa/Gilbert)

1688 E. Boston Street, Gilbert 7205 E. Baseline Road, Mesa 480-855-0085 www.desertskydermatology.com Dr. Matthew Woods opened Desert Sky Dermatology in 2012 to provide quality skin services treating acne, psoriasis and more. The practice’s lineup of board-certified dermatologists has extensive training in surgical techniques, providing expertise in skin cancer detection, treatment and surgical restoration. They are also experienced in facial reconstruction and plastic surgery techniques.

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Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery (Gilbert) 3530 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 10440 E. Riggs Road, Chandler 480-905-8485 www.azcdps.com

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East Valley Dermatology Center (Chandler) - TIE

Pinnacle Dermatology

(formally Spectrum Dermatology)

1100 S. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-821-8888 www.evderm.com

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2394 N. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-735-2118 1818 E. Baseline Road, Mesa 480-981-1214 www.pinnacleskin.com

Seville Eye Center (Gilbert)

3336 E. Chandler Heights Road, Gilbert 480-279-3937, www.sevilleeyecenter.net

Since 2006, Seville Eye Center has been providing comprehensive optometry services and vision care products to the East Valley. Its caring, experienced doctors specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of eye diseases, conditions and problems. They treat their patients with advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products to improve their quality of life.

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Swagel Wootton Eye Institute (Mesa/Chandler) 220 S. 63rd Street, Mesa 480-841-9771 3940 S. Alma School Road, Chandler 480-631-9974 www.eyeinstituteaz.com

San Tan Eye Care (Gilbert) 2680 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-807-0288 www.santaneyecare.com


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HOSPITAL/ MEDICAL CENTER Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (Gilbert)

3555 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 1-877-590-5864 www.dignityhealth.org

MEDICAL PRACTICE

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Sapphire Health and Wellness (Gilbert)

Chandler Regional Medical Center (Chandler)

3530 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-219-7810, www.sapphirehealthaz.com

Sapphire Health and Wellness strives to provide compassionate care in a welcoming office environment with a focus on educating patients and preventing disease. Its certified nurse practitioners take an individual approach and use modern equipment to provide women with services in primary care medicine, addiction therapy, sports physicals and weight loss management.

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Thrive Regenerative Medicine (Chandler)

1835 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-257-5022 www.thrivemed.com

Stripes Primary Care (Mesa) 2919 S. Ellsworth Road, Mesa 480-984-5225 www.stripesprimarycare.com

1955 W. Frye Road, Chandler 1-855-389-4164, www.dignityhealth.org

Banner Gateway Medical Center (Mesa) 1900 N. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-543-2000, www.bannerhealth.com

MEN'S WELLNESS Dr. Dan Larke – Thrive Regenerative Medicine (Chandler) 1835 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-257-5022, www.thrivemed.com

Board-licensed physician Dr. Dan Larke is a medical school professor and a specialist in men’s sexual wellness at Thrive Regenerative Medicine. The team at Thrive provides a wide range of services to help men feel and perform their best. Services include testosterone replacement therapy, weight loss, erectile disfunction treatment, and vitamin shots and nutrient IVs.

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Ageless Men’s Health (Gilbert)

3303 E. Baseline Road, Building 6, Gilbert 480-218-7105 www.agelessmenshealth.com

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Phoenix Children’s Specialty Clinic (Gilbert)

Banner Urgent Care (Mesa/Gilbert/Chandler)

3370 S. Mercy Road 602-933-5437, www.phoenixchildrens.org

Phoenix Children’s Specialty Clinic in Gilbert offers assistance to children and young adults in need. Its board-certified pediatricians focus on child development and behavior and integrate sub-specialists and community services to advocate for children and evaluate the child as a part of the whole family. Conditions that are treated include behavioral problems, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and mental health issues.

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Evolve Counseling & Behavioral Health Services (Gilbert) 1206 E. Warner Road, Gilbert 480-590-3915 www.evolvecounselingaz.com

Mind 24-7 Mesa (Mesa) 1138 S. Higley Road, Mesa 1-844-646-3247 www.mind24-7.com

Keystone Medical Wellness (Gilbert) 3076 E. Chandler Heights Road, Gilbert 480-386-6121 www.keystonemedicalwellness.com

Multiple locations www.bannerhealth.com

When the medical needs of our readers cannot await a scheduled doctor’s appointment, they turn first and foremost to Banner Urgent Care. Less costly than emergency room visits, Banner accepts most medical insurance plans. Bolstered by conveniences such as online check-ins and telehealth appointments, Banner can get patients the medical care they need when they need it.

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Dignity Health Urgent Care (Gilbert) 1501 N. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-681-7500, www.dignityhealth.org

NextCare (Mesa) Multiple locations www.nextcare.com


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Dr. Samantha Vu & Dr. Shadow Asgari

ORTHODONTICS Sonoran Smile Orthodontics (Gilbert/Chandler) 3336 E. Chandler Heights Road, Gilbert 4015 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-988-0028, www.sonoransmile.com

Sonoran Smile Orthodontics has been helping people attain healthy, confident and affordable smiles for over 20 years. The family-friendly office prides itself on making comfort a priority. Dr. Shadow Asgari, Dr. Samantha Vu, Dr. Trent Cox and Dr. Troy Christensen create custom treatment plans that address the clinical and aesthetic needs of the patient. The practice is conveniently open on Saturdays as well as weekdays.

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Macdonald Orthodontics (Mesa/Gilbert)

2550 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert 480-531-9791 5753 E. Brown Road, Mesa 480-396-3577 www.macdonaldortho.com

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PLASTIC SURGEON/BODY IMPROVEMENT Dr. David Kelly – Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery (Gilbert) 3530 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 10440 E. Riggs Road, Chandler 480-905-8485 www.azcdps.com

Dr. David Kelly of the Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has expertise in areas including reconstructive, cosmetic, hand and microsurgery. The Center for Dermatology & Plastic Surgery has been servicing patients since 2000 and aims to offer quality care and friendly service.

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Dr. Dan Larke – Thrive Regenerative Medicine (Chandler) 2023

1835 W. Chandler Boulevard, Chandler 480-257-5022 www.thrivemed.com

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1482 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert 480-466-7355 www.advancedplasticsurgeryinstitute.com

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PHYSICAL THERAPY Spooner Physical Therapy (Chandler) Multiple locations www.spoonerpt.com

Spooner Physical Therapy’s staff is driven by their core purpose of helping people achieve health through movement. Helping a patient negotiate stairs after a stroke is just as important as getting a high school athlete back in the game. “We are going to get them back to doing what they know and love, whether that’s picking up a grandchild, gardening or participating in sports,” CEO Tim Spooner said. Ahwatukee clinic director Anthony Celio said what really sets Spooner apart is the high degree of specialization each patient receives. Therapists possess unique skills to treat various populations, from Women’s Health to Hand Therapy to Sports Injury Rehab and Rehab for Parkinson’s. Take advantage of a complimentary screen to learn how Spooner can be part of your team for injury prevention and enhancing your overall performance.

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360 Physical Therapy (Chandler) Multiple locations www.360physicaltherapy.com

Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.foothillsrehab.com


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DENTIST

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Dr. Kelly Jorn Cook (Chandler) 3800 W. Ray Road, Chandler 480-899-4477, www.kellyjorncook.com

Dr. Kelly Jorn Cook has provided high-quality dental care in a stress-free environment for more than 20 years. With a focus on preventing and correcting childhood dental problems and monitoring oral-facial development, the cosmetic and family dentistry practice combines thorough examinations and stateof-the-art technology to identify problems earlier and achieve the best outcomes for patients. Services include implants, oral cancer screening, bridges and crowns.

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Gilbert Neurology (Gilbert)

3800 W. Ray Road, Chandler 480-812-8200, www.eastvalleyoralsurgery.com

Multiple locations www.gilbertneurology.com

Dr. Eric Engel, D.D.S., at East Valley Oral Surgery has been providing patients with the utmost care and professional oral surgery services for over 20 years. He specializes in dental implants and the removal of wisdom teeth. The office also has the option of IV sedation for any procedure to ensure patients are as comfortable as possible. Most PPO insurance plans are accepted.

Gilbert Neurology strives to provide its patients with the best and latest neurology care methods. The practice sees adult patients for general neurology problems and testing, such as nerve injuries, sleep disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. Treatments performed include skin biopsy, carpal tunnel injections, and Botox for multiple neurologic conditions.

READER RECOMMENDED Dr. Carlos Lopez – Riggs Family Dental (Chandler)

READER RECOMMENDED Paul Kelly Maxillofacial (Gilbert)

READER RECOMMENDED Phoenix Children’s Mercy Gilbert Specialty Care (Gilbert)

Dr. John K. Swain, D.D.S. – Gilbert Smiles (Gilbert)

Dr. Leslie Fish (Chandler)

Brain and Spine Center (Chandler)

726 N. Greenfield Drive, Gilbert 480-685-9696, www.paulkellymaxface.com

3960 E. Riggs Road, Chandler 480-566-8349, www.riggsfamilydental.com

3370 S. Mercy Road 602-933-5437, www.phoenixchildrens.org

1200 W. Warner Road, Chandler 480-726-6600, www.fishandsarhangian.com

1661 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-558-3100, www.gilbertsmiles.com

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CHIROPRACTOR Pure Chiropractic Family (Gilbert)

201 W. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert 480-782-7705 www.purechiropracticfamilygilbertaz.com

OB/GYN Care provided by an all-female staff

Pure Chiropractic Family offers relief to those in pain by providing patients with the finest chiropractic wellness care. Treatment plans are tailored to each individual patient’s unique needs. Those care plans might include a combination of spinal adjustments, occupational therapy exercises, corrective traction and other protocols.

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Dr. Antonio Rodriguez – Infinite Healing Center (Mesa)

2509 S. Power Road, Mesa 480-985-7070, www.infinitehealingcenter.com

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Valley Women for Women opened in 2008 and has an all-female staff offering obstetric and gynecologic services to women in the East Valley. Its care covers all aspects of women’s health, including prenatal care, delivery, teen health and more. The staff’s commitment to providing personable, quality health care has made it one of the top gynecology practices.

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Southwest Contemporary Women’s Care (Gilbert) 2250 E. Guadalupe Road, Gilbert 480-505-4475 www.swcwc.net

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Liberty Arts Academy (Mesa)

3015 S. Power Road, Mesa 480-830-3444, www.libertyartsacademy.com

Liberty Arts Academy is proud to be a tuition-free charter school that focuses on helping students succeed with a curriculum that is relevant and personalized. Its caring teachers foster creativity, exploration, collaboration and respect. Liberty Arts Academy is a safe, small school where children can grow to be successful in and beyond elementary school.

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Benjamin Franklin Charter School (Gilbert) 690 E. Warner Road, Gilbert 480-264-3710 www.bfcsaz.com

Legacy Traditional School (Gilbert) 2747 S. Recker Road, Gilbert 480-397-9260 www.gilbert.legacytraditional.org

• Strong focus on patriotism and civic virtues • Accelerated pace of instruction • Art once per week and P.E./Music twice per week • All school supplies provided at no cost • Recess three times a day • Instructional Assistant in every classroom • Before/after school care, sports, and clubs • High parental involvement, parents welcome!

Monday, November 6th Kindergarten enrollment opens Thursday, November 30th K-6 Parent Info Night

PUBLIC SCHOOL/DISTRICT Gilbert Public Schools (Gilbert) 140 S. Gilbert Road, Gilbert 480-497-3300, www.gilbertschools.net

Gilbert Public Schools has been serving students and parents in the East Valley for over 100 years. Consisting of 39 elementary, junior high and high schools, the district’s goal is to foster student success and academic excellence through exceptional education partnered with an array of extracurricular options. The needs of its students and parents are a priority, so there are many different programs and schools available to best suit each family’s unique needs.

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GILBERT CAMPUS (K-6) 1475 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert (480) 632 - 0722 | bfcsaz.com

Chandler Unified School District (Chandler) 1525 W. Frye Road, Chandler 480-812-7000 www.cusd80.com

Mesa Public Schools (Mesa) 63 E. Main Street 480-472-0200 www.mpsaz.org


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• Voted Best of the Best Charter School 6 Years in a Row! • Voted Best Charter School in Mesa 6 Years in a Row! • Educational Model Inspired by Finland (Education, Play, Family) • Kindergarten thru 8th Grade (Tuition Free) • Full-Day Pre-K (4-year old) Program - $500 / month • 7 Specials / Week (2-Art, 2-Music, 2-PE, 1-Computer / Garden, SEL) • 3 Recess Per Day • FREE Breakfast & Transportation • 2019 Recipient of KaBOOM! Playground Grant • Gabriel’s Angels Pet Therapy Partner ABC Reading Program • BARK to Excellence PBIS Model • After School Clubs and Sports Brady Wald (Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball) Principal brady.wald@leonagroup.com • Monthly Community Events • Before & After Care (YMCA) E. Guadalupe Rd.

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MUSIC SCHOOL

SWIM SCHOOL

Gilbert School of Music (Gilbert)

EVO Swim School (Gilbert)

2161 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert 480-404-6191, www.evoswimschool.com

709 W. Ray Road, Gilbert 480-805-8605 www.gilbertschoolofmusic.com

EVO Swim School makes quite a splash with our readers by offering the very best in aquatic instruction for infants, children, pre-competitive simmers and adults. Founded by threetime state champion and state record holder David Tait, EVO teaches swimming as a lifesaving skill that no family or child should be without. With a big-picture understanding of the needs of students; a pool with “rim gutters” that keep the water clam and allow instructors an unobstructed view; and a steady, consistent teaching approach that helps students learn the right habits, EVO backs its lessons with a 100% money-back guarantee.

An extension of an award-winning, nationally recognized music school in California, Gilbert School of Music helps locals channel their inner Mozart or Bono. Founded more than half a century ago, the school’s professional and caring instructors have taught thousands of students from ages 18 months all the way up to adulthood. Instruction in voice and a multitude of instruments is available in private, group and toddler lessons.

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Aqua Tots (Mesa) Multiple locations www.aqua-tots.com

British Swim School of the Valley (Chandler) Multiple locations www.britishswimschool.com

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East Valley Yamaha Music School (Chandler) 3160 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-926-4441 www.evyamahamusic.com

School of Rock (Gilbert) 885 E. Warner Road, Gilbert 480-632-7625 www.schoolofrock.com

DANCE STUDIO Arizona Dance Studio (Chandler)

5410 S. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-696-6144 www.arizonadancestudio.com Arizona Dance Studio provides children proper dance instruction and apparel in a fun and positive environment. Founded by dancers and artists, the state-of-the-art dance school offers classes in jazz, tap, tumbling, hip hop, ballroom and more. There are opportunities to perform in a winter recital and in competitions. The studio also offers classes for adults.

LOCATED IN SOUTH CHANDLER

SPECIALIZING IN DANCE FOR ALL AGES 2 TO ADULT. WE OFFER CLASSES IN BALLET, BALLROOM, CONTEMPORARY, COUNTRY LINE DANCING, JAZZ, MUSICAL THEATRE, TAP, & TUMBLING.

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Artistic Motion Dance (Gilbert) 4658 S. Higley Road, Gilbert 480-284-7300 www.artisticmotiondanceaz.com

Dance Studio C (Mesa)

3049 E. McKellips Road, Mesa 480-625-7617 www.dancestudiocaz.com


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PRIVATE SCHOOL Tri-City Christian Academy (Chandler) 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler 480-245-7902, www.tcawarriors.org

Premier Learning Academy (Chandler)

For over 50 years, Tri-City Christian Academy has endeavored to promote academic excellence and character development with a biblical worldview. The K-12 school’s curriculum seeks to develop lifelong learners and prepare students for higher education. Along with the academic focus, the well-rounded program at TCA emphasizes sports, fine arts and serving others with the goal of developing Christian young people who grow and mature physically, socially, academically and spiritually.

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Gilbert Christian Schools (Gilbert) Multiple locations www.gilbertchristianschools.org

Seton Catholic Preparatory High School (Chandler) 1150 N. Dobson Road, Chandler 480-963-1900 www.setoncatholic.org

PRESCHOOL

940 E. Riggs Road, Chandler 480-237-9790, www.plapreschool.com

Premier Learning Academy prepares young learners for a lifetime of success by balancing an award-wining curriculum with the joy of play and discovery. Its preschool program teaches children ages 3 and 4 how to read and write, introduces them to math and science, helps them develop social skills and builds their confidence. Tuition assistance and complimentary tours are available.

READER RECOMMENDED

Wilkins Learning Center (Gilbert) 730 S. Cooper Road, Gilbert 480-813-2796 www.wilkinslearningcenter.com

Liberty Arts Academy (Mesa) 3015 S. Power Road, Mesa 480-830-3444 www.libertyartsacademy.com


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER

CHILD CARE CENTER Wilkins Learning Center (Gilbert)

Amy Medeiros – Liberty Arts Academy (Mesa)

730 S. Cooper Road, Gilbert 480-813-2796, www.wilkinslearningcenter.com

3015 S. Power Road, Mesa 480-830-3444 www.libertyartsacademy.com

Growing up in Yuma, Amy Medeiros was told by her instructors that she would make a great teacher someday. She didn’t believe them back then, but here she is winning Best Elementary School Teacher with 11 years into teaching at Liberty Arts Academy. Medeiros brings awe-inspiring magic into her classroom everyday through literature and exploration. The students go on daily adventures without ever having to leave their seats. “If a student walks out of my classroom with a love of reading and a newfound curiosity, I’ve done my job,” Medeiros said.

READER RECOMMENDED

Jenny Richmond - Gilbert Christian Schools Greenfield Campus (Gilbert) 4341 S. Greenfield Road, Gilbert 480-638-8000 www.gilbertchristianschools.org

Marnie Clouatre – Gilbert Christian Schools Agritopia (Gilbert) 424 Promenade Lane, Gilbert 480-279-1366 www.gilbertchristianschools.org

Jared Bodine – East Valley Institute of Technology (Mesa)

Liberty Arts Academy (Mesa) 3015 S. Power Road, Mesa 480-830-3444 www.libertyartsacademy.com

Premier Learning Academy (Chandler)

940 E. Riggs Road, Chandler 480-237-9790, www.plapreschool.com

SCHOOL LEADER/PRINCIPAL Brady Wald – Liberty Arts Academy (Mesa)

3015 S. Power Road, Mesa 480-830-3444, www.libertyartsacademy.com

READER RECOMMENDED

Lauren Brady – Tri-City Christian Academy (Chandler) 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler 480-245-7902, www.tcawarriors.org

1601 W. Main Street, Mesa 480-461-4000, www.evit.com

Jared Bodine takes satisfaction in seeing students who might otherwise struggle in traditional classes excel and demonstrate passion in the more technically and career-oriented courses he teaches at the East Valley Institute of Technology. During his seven years at the school, he has taught a blend of high school juniors and seniors, as well as adult students, digital service and diagnostic repair. He assigns handson lab work or activities to all of his classes and lessons to provide students the experience they will need for success in the field of Information Technology.

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3632 E. Jasper Drive, Gilbert 480-699-1215 www.gilbertchristianschools.org

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Brady Wald brings more than 20 years of education experience to Liberty Arts Academy as principal. He grew up in North Dakota where both of his parents were lifelong educators. Wald earned his bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead and his master’s in educational leadership from NAU. Wald and his incredible team have integrated a creative educational model that has a focus of education, play and family. Wald’s goal as principal is to develop a collaborative, positive and engaging culture and climate for students, staff and families.

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER

Anna Field – Gilbert Christian High School (Gilbert)

The Wilkins Learning Center was founded by Sharon Wilkins and her family in 2007. It offers child care in addition to preschool and kindergarten schooling in a caring, respectful environment to spur valuable academic and social learning. The center’s leadership team boasts over 60 years of early education experience and is dedicated to making learning fun and meeting each child’s unique needs.

Tammy Powers – East Valley Institute of Technology (Mesa) 1601 W. Main Street, Mesa 480-461-4000 www.evit.com

Debbie Baca – Val Vista Academy (Gilbert) 4120 S. Val Vista Drive, Gilbert 480-656-5555, www.valvistaacademy.org

MASCOT Barky – Liberty Arts Academy (Mesa) 3015 S. Power Road, Mesa 480-830-3444, www.libertyartsacademy.com

Barky proudly represents Liberty Arts Academy, a tuition-free public charter school. Personalized student attention, highly qualified and caring teachers, and high expectations for academics and behavior are among the K-8 school’s hallmarks.

READER RECOMMENDED

Tri-City Warriors (Chandler) 2211 W. Germann Road, Chandler 480-245-7902 www.tcawarriors.org

Chandler High School Wolves (Chandler) 350 N. Arizona Avenue, Chandler 480-812-7700, www.cusd80.com/chs


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