Downtown Gilbert AZ Developing a New Vibe!

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2014/06/19 03:22:17 (permalink)

Downtown Gilbert AZ Developing a New Vibe!

For years the City Fathers have tried to develop the old historic downtown Gilbert, AZ into something of a destination spot. Most attempts failed but now there seems to be a nucleus of places developing and an infusion of well known Valley restaurant entrepreneurs jumping on the bandwagon. Small shops, trendy restaurants and lively events are restoring vitality to the old town.
We already have Joe's Real BBQ http://joesrealbbq.com/ here and it's been written up on here several times as well as Postino's East, http://postinowinecafe.com/  Liberty Markethttp://libertymarket.com/ The Farmhouse http://www.farmhouseofgilbert.com/home.html Romeo's Euro Café, http://eurocafe.com/  So Cal Fish Taco Co.,  http://socalfishtacos.com/ , Oregano's Pizza Bistro http://www.oreganos.com/gilbert.html and Joyride Taco House, http://joyridetacohouse.com/ plus some unique shops and a Farmers Market http://gilbertmarket.com/.
But Here come the Heavy hitters!
The New 31,000 sq. ft. Heritage Marketplace  http://hmpaz.com/will open Late Summer with a Zinburger www.zinburgeraz.com , Snooze www.snoozeeatery.com , LO LO's CHICKEN & WAFFLES www.loloschickenandwaffles.com and Barrio Queen, a local James Beard award winning bistro www.chefsilvana.com .
I'm sure others will follow.
By the time all y'all snowbirds and winter visitors come to the Valley you'll have an interesting place to visit.
Ya'll come and bring your money, take me out to eat, and leave your $$$ with us!
  
    
post edited by Foodbme - 2014/06/19 04:00:30
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    EdSails
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    Re:Downtown Gilbert AZ Developing a New Vibe! 2014/06/19 04:11:12 (permalink)
    We just drove down 2nd Street today in Long Beach, where Belmont Shore has had done exactly what they sound like they are doing in Gilbert. If they can revitalize Gilbert like they've done with the Shore, I'm sure it will be a great place to visit soon!
     
    So where are we eating first foodbme?
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    Re:Downtown Gilbert AZ Developing a New Vibe! 2014/06/19 14:13:21 (permalink)
    EdSails
    We just drove down 2nd Street today in Long Beach, where Belmont Shore has had done exactly what they sound like they are doing in Gilbert. If they can revitalize Gilbert like they've done with the Shore, I'm sure it will be a great place to visit soon!
    So where are we eating first foodbme?

    First, we go to the Farmhouse for a real farmhouse breakfast, then for lunch it's the So Cal Taco House for real deal fish tacos & Oysters! For happy hour, it's Postino's East wine bar and for dinner it's a tossup between Joe's Real Pit BBQ or Oregano's for pizza. Once they open, it's definitely Barrio Queen for dinner and LoLo's Chicken & Waffles for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!
    C'mon over!
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/06/19 14:15:31
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    Re:Downtown Gilbert AZ Developing a New Vibe! 2014/06/19 14:54:24 (permalink)
    Make room at that table!
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    Re:Downtown Gilbert AZ Developing a New Vibe! 2014/06/20 08:39:37 (permalink)
    This is pretty cool.   I remember the days when dining in Gilbert was "Sideburns Durn Good Vittles". I'll have to give Joe Johnston credit: between Liberty and Joe's BBQ, that really got things rolling.  Farmhouse has been a great edition as well: 20 year ago I never would have thought I'd have trouble finding parking in Gilbert.
     
    The one that excites me is Snooze.  While being aware of Snooze for a while, I never went to one until last month, when I was in Denver.  And it was truly awesome:


    (Review here, btw).
     
    So I'm glad that I will have more reasons to drive East when I visit my parents.
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    Re:Downtown Gilbert AZ Developing a New Vibe! 2014/06/20 14:08:54 (permalink)
    Sounds like some pretty good choices, foodbme! I may be driving through there in a few weeks.
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    Re:Downtown Gilbert AZ Developing a New Vibe! 2014/06/20 14:26:44 (permalink)
    EdSails
    Sounds like some pretty good choices, foodbme! I may be driving through there in a few weeks.

    PM me if you do and let's see if we can get together!
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