The largest convergence of food trucks in Arizona happens every January at Salt River Fields during the Street Eats Food Truck Festival. What makes it so great besides the sheer size? (60+ trucks this year!) For one, every truck offers a $2 sample item from their menu. This way, you don’t have commit to a full entree, thus thwarting your efforts of trying food from a ton of trucks. For two, there’s a full festival going on – with live band stages, a huge bar by Uncle Bear’s, BMX bike shows, huge kid’s zone, dedicated eating contest stage, and local vendors to meet and patronize. For three, we’ve helped organize one of the best Sub-Zero/Wolf Cooking Demonstration Stage schedules we’ve ever put together.
We’ve got local food blogger, media personality, and overall food scene expert, Joanie Simon, hosting all the action. That means she’ll be on stage to introduce the chefs, help facilitate audience questions, and talk about her own efforts at building up the local food scene. Then there’s the incredible list of chefs that include Bernie Kantak, Charles Wiley, Mel Mecinas, Rochelle Daniel, and other talented culinary craftsmen. They come from breakfast places like Scramble, coffee shops like Be., and even from behind the bar at places like Buck & Rider. Then there’s the badass stage – sponsored by luxury kitchen brands, Sub-Zero and Wolf, as well their local distributor, Monark Home, you’ll no doubt leave Street Eats ready to get cookin’ and upgrade your kitchen.
Demonstrations take place every hour between noon and 4pm both days. Check out the full schedule here: www.streeteatsaz.com
Street Eats is Saturday and Sunday, January 30-31. Tickets are only $12.