Chandler is known for its friendly and inviting neighborhoods, so what more could you ask for than two eateries that are great for the whole family, including furry friends?
Social Box Neighborhood Eatery
The well-known Iguana Mack’s on Alma School Road received a facelift and name change last October, becoming Social Box Neighborhood Eatery. Owner, Matt Landkamer, wanted to bring a kid and pet friendly restaurant concept to the area. He also wanted to focus on giving back to charities each month.
In less than a year, Social Box has held several pet charity events. Last December, the restaurant hosted a Santa Paws event to raise money and donations for a local no-kill shelter. There was an animal angel tree for customers to bring in donations of dog food, treats and blankets. Pet parents could also bring their pups in for a photo with Santa.
Most recently, Social Box hosted a “Pints for Paws” event where diners could purchase a pint glass and create their own design with proceeds going to a local no-kill animal shelter. Year round, Social Box also donates a portion of the proceeds from the Chateau La Paws Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc bottles of wine that are purchased.
A large patio can fit 80 people and pets. While you nosh, your pup can enjoy a doggy dish of water on the mister filled patio. If it’s feeding time, Social Box has created a dog-gone worthy menu item for your best canine friend; a house made lunch of brown rice, carrots and chicken served in a dog dish for only $4. Later this fall, Social Box will be starting a “Yuppy Hour” as well, for guests to come enjoy beverage specials with Fido on the patio.
Not only does this Chandler restaurant have a great atmosphere, but it has become known for their wood fired pizzas. The White Pizza – a customer favorite – is topped with olive oil, fresh mozzarella, asiago, provolone, fontina, mozzarella, parmesan, prosciutto, and balsamic glaze. There are plenty of options for any diner, including the kids; from the signature Cheeseburger to Spicy Mac and Cheese or a “Bowl O’ Greens.” If you’re thirsty, try the SoBo Bloody Mary topped with a buttery grilled cheese sandwich. Social Box has also created a Mule Menu with five different flavors to cool you off. Even the kiddos can enjoy a mocktail with a mini peach-tini and cran apple cider.
Social Box always has great specials for its neighbors. Head to the restaurant Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. for happy hour specials on select drinks. The restaurant also offers a brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On the menu, items include a Morning Pizza consisting of country gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, bell pepper and cheddar and the SoBo Breakfast Burrito with scrambled eggs, jack n’ cheddar, green chili and hash wrapped in a flour tortilla with fresh pico.
To see the full menu and upcoming events, visit Soboeatery.com.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, BLD in South Chandler has it all, including an outdoor patio space to bring your pet. Ask for a stainless steel water bowl for Fido as you start your day with The Cali Benedict topped with Bacon, Grilled Tomato, Avocado and Hollandaise or end your day with the BLD Apple-Infused Pork Chop with Crispy Bacon Cheddar Potato Balls, with Red Onion and Apple Butter Sauce.
If you’re the type that likes to go for an early jog with your pup, head to BLD Monday through Friday from 7 to 11 a.m. for morning happy hour of mimosas, bloody mary’s and breakfast tacos with scrambled eggs, chorizo, and pepper jack cheese.
BLD also offers a drive-thru menu for those doggy parents on the go. Swing through for a barista made coffee or a protein packed shake. Be on the look out for new menu items including nitrogen infused coffee drafts and cold brew for both sit down and drive-thru patrons.
To see the full menu, visit BldChandler.com.