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"Sauce Pizza & Wine has opened its fourth East Valley location, adding Tempe to a list that also includes Chandler, Queen Creek and Mesa."

Sauce Pizza & Wine has opened its fourth East Valley location, adding Tempe to a list that also includes Chandler, Queen Creek and Mesa.

The new location, 705 S. Myrtle Ave., is the restaurant’s 13th Arizona pizzeria.

Founded in 2003, it deliberately positioned itself near the Arizona State University campus.

 “Just a short walk from most buildings on Arizona State’s campus, our new location will provide a fast and easy, yet quality, dining option to students, neighboring businesses, residents, and area visitors,” said Sauce CEO Scott Kilpatrick.

“Our catering packages are also perfect for business or on-campus meetings – tailgates and game-watching parties, too,” he added.

The new Sauce will occupy a 2,960-square-foot space and has a modern industrial design and open layout, similar to that of Sauce’s other existing locations, that give views into the kitchen. 

The restaurant will feature wall art by local graphic designer Sage Aune, known as sagepizza on Instagram. The artwork is of several skateboard decks with illustrations and phrases that reference the menu of pizza and wine and the new location with words like “Tempe,” “Arizona Born” and the “Forks Up” hand sign.

Sauce’s signature pizzas are in original thin or artisan hand-stretched crust and made from scratch in house daily. Signature pizzas include the Chicken Pesto with fresh mozzarella and marinated tomatoes; Wild Mushroom, a white pizza with parmesan cheese and truffle oil; and the SpicyChicken Sausage with poblano peppers and smoked mozzarella.

 Additional menu options include paninis, pastas and desserts such as the Pizza Cookie. On its beverage menu, Sauce features a selection of wine and beer, including local, as well as teas, sodas and house-made natural strawberry-basil lemonade. 

Sauce Pizza & Wine will be open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

 Information: saucepizzaandwine.com.

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