Greetings Chandler!

As the new editor of Chandler Lifestyle, I am delighted to spend the upcoming months getting to know the community that I have come to love even better and to feature all the wonderful people, businesses and events our city holds. Since new beginnings are always a time for celebration, it is only fitting that our October issue highlight two…

Cuisine & Wine’s Grand Opening Celebration

In grand fashion, the lauded restaurant celebrated the opening of their new Chandler locale with a festive event filled with sumptuous cuisine, fine wines and speciality cocktails. Photography by Keath S. Allen

SanTan Brewing’s Oktoberfest

Chandler's staple brewery kicked-off its 9th annual Oktoberfest with a festive celebration featuring beer games and samplings, Van Hanson's Brat eating contest, authentic German food, live music and a family zone. Photography by HDE Agency

October 2016 Around Town

One of Arizona’s premier attractions, the OdySea Aquarium is now open in Scottsdale. Located at the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, it is the largest aquarium in the Southwest, spanning 200,000 square feet. The OdySea Aquarium offers an educational, interactive and entertaining experience for guests of all ages by combining theme-park-style amusement with highly engaging presentations of aquatic life like…

Jerome Sips and Spirits

Jerome, Arizona, is a tiny mountain town that was once home to the most productive copper mine in the world back in the early 1900s. The wealth from the mine brought thousands to Jerome, and with it a slew of bars, bandits and other unsavory types, earning the city the nickname of "the wickedest town of the West." Even more,…

Tailgating Treasures

Chad and Amy Eby have always had a passion for craft beer. “Amy and I even met in a craft brewery,” recalls Chad. In August, the married couple transformed their love of craft beer into a business when they opened The Casual Pint in Chandler.

Urban Elegance

Downtown Chandler is experiencing a bit of a restaurant renaissance. Two of its newest members: La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar and Modern Margarita both arrived on the scene in August. While La Bocca slings wood-fired pizzas and has a strong wine program, Modern Margarita dishes out fresh, inventive tacos and features a bar that focuses heavily on tequila-based…

An Underground Affair

Connoisseurs of fine wine have traditionally had to make do with storing their favorite beverage on wine racks, or by spending a great deal of money to have a custom wine storage system installed in their home. Thanks to Vinum55, a business that opened in Chandler in late March, wine collectors now have a safe and secure place to store…

Advocate & Educate

Katey McPherson, executive director of The Gurian Institute on Bullying McPherson is a mom to four young daughters and spent 20 years as a public school teacher and administrator. During that time, she says she “saw a need for ways to teach students more self-advocacy and social competence skills.”