Tempt your tastebuds at 'Taste of Chandler' event

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- Get ready to tempt your taste buds at the Taste of Chandler culinary event this weekend.

"We have 30 great east Valley restaurants," says Kellie Threadgill, Event Coordinator. "It's a great date night or a great entertainment factor for anyone looking for something to do this weekend."

Sip, savor and indulge this Saturday, Oct. 25.  Located at Downtown Ocotillo in Chandler, between Dobson and Price Rd, doors open at 6 p.m. for this 21-and-over event.

Admission includes unlimited food tasting (while supplies last),12 drink samples and live entertainment by Big Daddy D and the Dynamites.

Pre-sale admission is $65 per person, and will be $80 at the door. Couples admission is available only through pre-sale for $130 and includes everything mentioned above, plus a gift bag with a bottle of wine, two souvenir glasses and other gifts from local restaurants, one per couple.

Chandler's Culinary Festival will also feature a silent auction with special gifts from local businesses and a wide variety of sports, movie and music memorabilia. 100 percent of the proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the American Foundation for Cardiomyopathy.
TASTE. Chandler's Culinary Festival Quick Facts
Date: October 25, 2014
Time: 6 - 10 p.m.
Who: 21 and over
Cost: $65 Admission (Pre-Sale Only)
$80 Day of Admission
$130 Couples Admission (Pre-Sale Only)
What: Unlimited food, 12 drink tickets, entertainment, vendors, restaurant competition
Where:  Downtown Ocotillo, 2855 W Queen Creek Road, Chandler
Website: www.tastechandler.com

Chandler's Culinary Festival restaurant participants always put their best food forward as they compete for the "Best Of" festival. Patrons are encouraged to vote for their favorites in each category. Winners will be announced next Monday, October 27, 2014.
2014 Participating Restaurants

Bourbon Jacks
Coach & Willie's
Desert Rose Catering
D'Vine Bistro
El Palacio of Chandler
Espresso Italia
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
H&H City Pizza
Honey Bear's BBQ
The Keg
The Living Room
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Old Spaghetti Factory
Otaku Sushi
Rock Lobster
SanTan Brewing Company
Udder Delights
Venue Scottsdale
Von Hanson's Meats
Vintage 95
For more information and to purchase pre-sale tickets, visit www.tastechandler.com.