By Molly Cerreta Smith
Photos By Aelee Lee
When Chompie’s Phoenix location opened at the corner of 32nd Street and Cactus Road late last year, it promised to be the best and biggest Chompie’s location yet, featuring 27,000 square feet of restaurant, bakery, coffee shop, market, bar, and patio. With an extensive nod to the Big Apple, as all the locations do, the North 32nd location boasts a Park Central themed patio that invites diners to sit back, relax and stay awhile.
With that in mind, Chompie’s Phoenix rolled out its new live music series, Entertainment on the Patio. The first event debuted April 23 and featured a live performance from Creamy Collective. This month, Entertainment on the Patio takes place Saturday, May 21 from 5:30-8 p.m. and will also feature the Creamy Collective.
Chompie’s North 32nd location has a multitude of offerings so patrons can enjoy the restaurant in any fashion they choose. Those that want to grab and go can pick up pre-made items from the market or deli, bakery and coffee counter and be on the run. For a quick lunch, the market also boasts seating for a casual dine-in. The main dining room offers ample seating with tables and booths (in addition to private dining space) as well as a New York-themed bar with cocktails a-plenty. And, of course the patio serves as a relaxing option for diners that want to enjoy more of an experience beyond just a delicious meal.
When the Borenstein family was collaborating with JRI Hospitality on the new location, they wanted to focus on creating a memorable space for its loyal customers, many who have been going to Chompie’s since the very first location opened in 1979 in this same neighborhood.
With many people already choosing Chompie’s as a place to dine at for celebrations, order from for holidays or have specialty desserts made for birthdays and other special occasions, it made sense to create an environment in which patrons could not only have a celebration here, but celebrate the everyday occasions like coffee with a friend or a glass of wine on a balmy Phoenix evening with live tunes filling the night air. As a neighborhood establishment, it’s also important to Chompie’s to remain part of the lives of the families that have supported the businesses for decades.
The Chompie’s ownership often participates in special events and fundraising efforts that benefit the community and its residents. But beyond that, they want the new Chompie’s location to serve as a home away from home for its customers, new and old.
Additional Entertainment on the Patio events and performers are set to be announced in the coming weeks. For more about Chompie’s, visit chompies.com.