What we're about

This group is for people in the Phoenix metro area looking to meet fellow ex-Californians who've made the transition from California to Arizona. We're looking to meet others who's been there, lived it, appreciated it, but are now starting a new chapter. While meeting others in a new city can be difficult, having a common denominator is a start. If you're from California, have lived in California, or work in California, this group is for you. We'll meet up a few times a month for drinks, check out new restaurants around town, take in the local sights and scenery, or just hang out. This group aims to create a network of people and friends who share the California experience, but are excited to be in Phoenix, and make it home.

Upcoming events (4)

Gelato and Chill :)

Luna Gelateria

Beat the heat with a little Gelato, chill out and catch up. This spot is awesome. They've got both traditional gelato, as well as 'soft' gelato which is a cross between ice-cream and soft serve. They've also got a variety of non-dairy flavors for those interested.

- Dan

New York Style Deli

Miracle Mile Deli

It may not be Canters or Arts, but this New York Style Deli definitely holds it's own. From Matzah Ball Soup, to Mac'n'cheese, to Pastrami Sandwiches, they've got something for everyone. Come check this box off and join us for a deli style lunch.

RESERVATIONS will be made, please RSVP as soon as possible so we can all sit together.

AZ Taco Festival

Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Do we know Tacos?! I think yes. Then let's go have a look shall we?!

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED - please purchase at the following link:

Time - Starts at 11am, we'll meet at the front gates at 10:45am.

Experience a taco-topia of epic proportions. Over 50 restaurants and food trucks will serve $3 tacos (sold separately) with some of the most unique recipes ever created. Watch live bands play and take Salsa and Tango lessons all weekend. Don’t miss: hilarious eating contests, chile pepper-eating challenges, Super Food Station: Highlighting [6] different Chefs from the valley’s top Mexican restaurants, People’s Choice Taco Competition and the entertaining chihuahua beauty pageant. General Admission tickets are a little over 15 dollars after fees. Kids 12 & under are FREE. For more info: http://aztacofestival.com/

Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival (New Date!)

Chandler Park

RESCHEDULE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS - Date is Now November 6, 2021.

TICKETS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY! Please click the link to purchase your ticket, we are meeting for the GENERAL ADMISSION entry outside the gates around 12:15pm. We will be let into the event at 12:30m. Ticket prices are currently about $10 dollars, but may go up as the event gets closer, or sells out. Get your tickets early!

Link: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/320745/chk/b649/?modal_widget=true&widget=true

The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is coming to Downtown Chandler. Explore all the different varieties of baos and dumplings from traditional to creative interpretations. What is a bao? From Food Republic, a bao or known as a steamed bun or baozi is a "complete meal conveniently packed away in a white, warm, soft bun." Or what we like to say, an amazing delicious experience. Baos are a form of dumplings and you can try different dumplings from various cultures from takoyaki to potstickers.

Most bao or dumpling businesses will have at least one bao or dumpling on their menu that is $5 or under. We will have games free to play. We will also have a curated marketplace with local artists. Boba, desserts, and other Asian dishes will be available too. Children 6 and under are free. Every attendee will require a ticket for entry. No refunds are available. The ticket cost is for admission only. All food and drink is sold separately. All of the local businesses will be collecting their own sales. They do not offset the event production costs. Most vendors will accept both cash and card. We do recommend bringing cash for this event and coming with a group of your friends and families to try a little bit from everywhere! Parking is free in the nearby parking garages and lots in Downtown Chandler.

Past events (6)

Rolled Ice cream Meetup

Roll Avenue

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