First Taste

Chandler's Barrelhouse Rolls Out with a Few Bumps

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: Barrelhouse Location: 2050 North Alma School Road, Chandler Open: Almost two months. Eats: American Price: $11 to $30 per person

Barrelhouse is the kind of place where the dishes and the drinks feel like one kind of restaurant but the restaurant itself feels like something different altogether.

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From sommelier and spirits guru Kenta Usuzawa (Tapino, Petite Maison, Tottie's Asian Fusion), the "American kitchen and cocktails" spot opened almost two months ago at the northwest corner of Warner and Alma School in Chandler.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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