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Sweet, Spicy, and Delicious. . .

Many restaurants have a claim to fame or signature item that draws people from far and wide to come and taste. Flancer’s Incredible Sandwiches and Pizzeria is planning on taking that one step further by flaunting the title of Best Sandwich in America, after entering their (almost) famous Perfect Prickly Pear Sandwich into the nationwide contest hosted by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine.

Flancer’s, a community restaurant with locations in Mesa and Gilbert, announced it has entered its sandwich into the contest after already winning the Best Sandwich in Phoenix title, and Best Neighborhood Restaurant award. Plus, they even hold the interesting distinction of Best use of Prickly Pear fruit in an entrée. As for the sandwich itself, it is a delicious layering of homemade bread and marinated chicken breast, coated with prickly pear glaze, then topped with green chile mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato and melted provolone.
Owner, and former chef, Jeff Flancer, believes his sandwich has a real shot at winning the coveted title, stating, “My Perfect Prickly Pear Sandwich is not only unique and delicious, but it’s a true testament to Southwestern flavors and ingredients which usually go overlooked by chefs, even though the sweet, savory and spicy combination works so well together.”

If the sandwich isn’t enough to intrigue guests, his new to-go Valentine’s Day dinner for two, appropriately titled “Get Naked----at Home” should be a success. It features four-courses, with the main dish being a tender filet mignon, ginger-parsley shrimp with plenty of side-dishes, and their other claim-to-fame, the peanut-butter pretzel pie, topped with the secret ingredient. . . Prickly pear whipped cream. For more information visit

Flancer’s rock-n-roll café and pizzeria is the East Valley’s premier dining hot spot with two locations for those looking for a fun food experience with character and flair. From mouthwatering items like the Braised the Lord beef and The Perfect “Prickly” Pear chicken sandwiches to goat cheese bruschetta and beer-battered cheese triangles, guests have access to a range of delicious options for any palate. Opened in 2000, Flancer’s owner and chef Jeff Flancer applies the expertise of his 30 years in the food industry to every scrumptious dish.

Gilbert Location – (480) 926-9077
610 North Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85234

Mesa Location – (480) 396-0077
1902 North Higley Road
Mesa, AZ 85205

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