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Snooze in Gilbert will open July 15th

On Wednesday, July 15, downtown Gilbert’s red-hot restaurant row in the historic Heritage District is about to get even tastier with the opening of Snooze, an A.M. Eatery (310 N. Gilbert Rd.) inside an all-new building built between Joyride Taco House and Oregano’s. Located just north of the intersection of Gilbert Road and Page Avenue, this custom-constructed 4,200 sq.-ft. space featuring an inviting glass storefront and an extensive dining patio will house the third Valley location of this popular breakfast and brunch hotspot. The new Gilbert location will showcase Snooze’s signature bold, colorful atmosphere and retro-futuristic décor, best described as The Jetsons meets Happy Days. Diners can settle in at one of Snooze’s famed ’tilt-a-wheel’ circular booths, or step through the series of rollaway garage doors and unwind on the expansive patio.  And as always, Snooze will offer free coffee and games of corn hole and ping pong to anyone waiting for a table.

Founded in Denver, CO in 2006, Snooze opened its first Arizona location in Phoenix in November 2013, with a grand opening that raised funds for four handpicked nonprofits including Not My Kid and St. Mary’s Food Bank, the oldest food bank in the world. Snooze opened its second location in Tempe near ASU in December 2014 and partnered with Tempe Community Action Agency and Project C.U.R.E. as grand opening nonprofit partners.  In total, Snooze has raised over $27,000 for Arizona-based charities during openings.  Snooze Gilbert’s grand opening will raise funds for two handpicked nonprofit partners, the Gilbert Historical Museum and the Gilbert Education Foundation.

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Joyride Taco House Opens in Gilbert

In what has gracefully become one of the Valley’s most exciting dining destinations, downtown Gilbert’s Heritage District adds another spell to its book of charm – a second restaurant from Craig DeMarco and Lauren Bailey called Joyride Taco House. Located on the northwest corner of Gilbert Rd. and Page Ave., the new concept joins neighboring Postino East to bring the renovated Grainbelt building to full capacity.

Informed by authenticity, but not beholden to it, Joyride Taco House is Mexican food made for daily life. With inspiration infused from the cultural stylings of the all-star Upward Projects kitchen development team (Chris Newstrom, Minerva Orduño Rincón, Monica Castillo and Mark Martinez), everything here is fresh and made from scratch, including the salsas, marinades and hand-pressed tortillas and tortilla chips.

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Sharable starters include three different types of ceviche, two types of guacamole and hearty pozole soup. Entrées include salads, burritos and tortas, as well as house specialties such as slow-braised beef tamales and slow-roasted rotisserie chicken. They also offer ten different varieties of hand-crafted tacos ranging from carne asada and short rib to beer-battered fish, grilled shrimp and an ever-changing Chef’s Special. Joyride’s extensive beverage menu showcases refreshing and colorful agua frescas, both for adults (mixed with your choice of spirit) and for the kiddos. Plus, enjoy their staple “$5 Until 5” wine and beer specials every day of the week.

Inside the lively 3,400 square foot space, you’ll swear salt is in the air with the well-worn beach vibe. Splashes of color reach from floor to ceiling, most noticeably from the custom-made concrete tiles imported from Mexico and the salvaged steering wheels and headlights, all working together to create a vintage-inspired vibe. Signature garage doors adorn both the front and back of the building, creating a breezeway and two distinct patios that keep the laid-back experience intact.

Joyride Taco House carries the same Upward Projects’ soul as its siblings Postino WineCafe, Windsor, Churn and Federal Pizza with lunch and dinner service seven days a week. Expect hours of 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday plus their staple $5 Until 5 every day of the week.

joyride inside

Joyride Taco House Opens in Gilbert

In what has gracefully become one of the Valley’s most exciting dining destinations, downtown Gilbert’s Heritage District adds another spell to its book of charm – a second restaurant from Craig DeMarco and Lauren Bailey called Joyride Taco House. Located on the northwest corner of Gilbert Rd. and Page Ave., the new concept joins neighboring Postino East to bring the renovated Grainbelt building to full capacity.

Informed by authenticity, but not beholden to it, Joyride Taco House is Mexican food made for daily life. With inspiration infused from the cultural stylings of the all-star Upward Projects kitchen development team (Chris Newstrom, Minerva Orduño Rincón, Monica Castillo and Mark Martinez), everything here is fresh and made from scratch, including the salsas, marinades and hand-pressed tortillas and tortilla chips.

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Sharable starters include three different types of ceviche, two types of guacamole and hearty pozole soup. Entrées include salads, burritos and tortas, as well as house specialties such as slow-braised beef tamales and slow-roasted rotisserie chicken. They also offer ten different varieties of hand-crafted tacos ranging from carne asada and short rib to beer-battered fish, grilled shrimp and an ever-changing Chef’s Special. Joyride’s extensive beverage menu showcases refreshing and colorful agua frescas, both for adults (mixed with your choice of spirit) and for the kiddos. Plus, enjoy their staple “$5 Until 5” wine and beer specials every day of the week.

Inside the lively 3,400 square foot space, you’ll swear salt is in the air with the well-worn beach vibe. Splashes of color reach from floor to ceiling, most noticeably from the custom-made concrete tiles imported from Mexico and the salvaged steering wheels and headlights, all working together to create a vintage-inspired vibe. Signature garage doors adorn both the front and back of the building, creating a breezeway and two distinct patios that keep the laid-back experience intact.

Joyride Taco House carries the same Upward Projects’ soul as its siblings Postino WineCafe, Windsor, Churn and Federal Pizza with lunch and dinner service seven days a week. Expect hours of 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Friday and Saturday plus their staple $5 Until 5 every day of the week.