Sunday, August 30, 2015

August 30, 2015

One great benefit of our temporary Chandler digs is that is is minutes away from Triplex Training, where Scott and I work out three (usually) VERY early mornings. Those work outs offset all the eating (and drinking) out we've been doing. :)

We had a Wednesdate and headed to Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company for burgers and beers. Wait, AZBC is not in Chandler you say? It's in Gilbert? Well, the Sonic across the street is Chandler and our table was faced that way, so we're going with that.

Arizona Wilderness is a "wildly" popular brew pub, serving only its own beers and a great variety of food. There were so many beers on tap that we ordered a flight of seven different beers -- a fews Belgians, a saison, a porter, and a sour. We've always wanted to try the apple/brie burger and this was the night. Why did we wait so long? It's obvious why AZBC is celebrating its second anniversary next week -- beer is tasty, food is great, service is friendly. It's one of my fave places.

On Friday we decided to do some "day drinking" (well, it was 3:30) at the nearby The Living Room in "downtown Ocotillo" (part of Chandler but trying to be it's own little marketing entity). Waiters are super friendly (right Karen?), but the beer selection is weak at best. Yes, it has two of the Four Peaks Brewing Company favorites, but the rest of the list was Coors Light, Stella and Guinness. Guess the place is more directed at wine sippers than beer geeks like me.

We ordered bot the white and red sangria, and after a few sips, sent it back as it was way too sweet. Too bad they never took the drinks off our bill...

But, gotta say that the "chop" bruschetta -- prime rib, gorgonzola and horseradish -- was a hit. The Living Room definitely is a "meeting place" for those 40+ something folks wanting to socialize and meet others.

Our first 10 days in Chandler have been a lot of fun. 30 more days until our move. Stay tuned...

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