La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar and Modern Margarita in Chandler Opens Friday
(CHANDLER, Ariz. – August 9, 2016) – Mill Avenue Management Group is pleased to announce that its two newest restaurants – La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar and Modern Margarita, both located at 1 East Boston Street on the southeast corner of Boston Street and Arizona Avenue in Chandler, Ariz., will open to the public on Friday, August 12. Though the restaurants, which took over the former Coach & Willie’s space in the heart of downtown Chandler – a combined 6,000 square feet of space – will each retain their individual concept’s signature décor and menus, both will share the expansive kitchen space, a novel approach and one rarely done – if ever – in the Valley.
Plans for a formal grand opening are forthcoming, but both locations will open their doors at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 12. On Saturday, August 13, La Bocca will feature live music from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Modern Margarita will have a DJ from 9:30 p.m. to close.
This will be the third La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar location in Arizona, joining fellow locations on Mill Avenue in Tempe and on High Street in Northeast Phoenix. This will be the second Modern Margarita location in Arizona, joining its sister restaurant located on High Street in Northeast Phoenix. Guests can expect the same house specialties and menu favorites at each of the restaurants, as well as exciting new cocktail menus and promotions unique to the area.
Each of the La Bocca Urban Kitchen + Wine Bar, Modern Margarita locations, and Handlebar in Tempe, are owned by Mill Avenue Management Group, who bring more than 40 combined years of experience in the restaurant, nightlife and event industries to the exploding culinary scene in Arizona.
La Bocca Urban Wine Bar + Kitchen in Chandler at a Glance: At La Bocca, the comprehensive beverage program features more than a dozen craft cocktail and sangria offerings, customizable wine flights, more than 30 whiskies by the glass, and even a new house-made cello (or three). Happy hour is offered seven days a week from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and includes $5 off any glass of wine, $2 off all drafts, and $2 off single pours. Additional specials include a “Sunday Funday – and Monday” special where select bottles of wine are all half off; a “Mixology Monday,” where all craft cocktails are $2 off and a “Whiskey Wednesday,” where all whiskies are $2 off.
In addition to the cocktail menu, the wine menu boasts red, white, rosè and bubbly offerings from Sonoma, Willamette Valley, Napa, Paso Robles, Washington, Lodi, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and France, among others. And thanks to the addition of a new Coravin Wine System, which uses transformational technology that allows La Bocca to pour any wine by the glass without actually pulling the cork, every single red, white and rose wine can be offered in three-ounce pours.
The lunch and dinners menus are similarly handcrafted under the direction of head chef Judd Cummings. Offerings range from fresh basil and creamy hummus to savory prosciutto and fig bruschetta and made-from-scratch pizzas.
Modern Margarita in Chandler at a Glance: Since opening its first location in 2013, Modern Margarita has exploded onto the culinary scene in Arizona. The urban taco and tequila bar is already earning top honors for its savory street tacos, unique approach to margaritas, and unmatched guest experience. This is reflected through its multiple awards earned from Phoenix New Times and at the Arizona Taco Festival and Phoenix Tequila Festival. Recently named an Open Table Diner’s Choice Winner, Modern Margarita boasts fresh, seasonal ingredients across its entire menu – including its signature margarita creations. The eye-popping décor is as playful as its menu, bursting with bright colors and always providing a lively atmosphere.
Modern Chandler will join its High Street sister location in Northeast Phoenix by offering an expansive cocktail and margarita menu, each made only with fresh juices, pure ingredients and innovative new flavor profiles. The restaurant, which boasts more than 60 highland and lowland Blanco, Reposado, and Anejo tequilas as well as Ultra-premium and Mezcal options for the tequila connoisseur to sip on. There are also a variety of frozen margaritas, several wines by the glass or bottle as well as beers by the can, bottle and on draft.
Menu highlights include:
· House Made Fresh Salsas
· House Made Fresh Guacamole
· Carne Asada Tostadas: Grilled Carne Asada, Lettuce, Guacamole, Amarillo Sauce,
· BYOQ (Quesadilla) Cheese Quesadilla with A Side Of Pico De Gallo, Shredded Lettuce & Guacamole + add ons of your choice
· Ultimate Green Chili Burger: Two Grilled Patties on a Toasted Brioche Bun with Green Chilies, Bacon Oaxaca Cheese, Lime Spiked Aioli, Lettuce, Onion & Tomato Topped with a Fried Jalapeño
· Street Tacos and Street Taco Flights