Certified Local Fall Festival Wins Fans With Free Comfort Food

A slice of Spinato's Mediterranean pizza with feta and red peppers is even tastier when it's free!
A slice of Spinato's Mediterranean pizza with feta and red peppers is even tastier when it's free!

Free garage parking was even offered throughout the day. That alone might've been enough to get us there -- and apparently, other Phoenicians agreed. White tents were pitched in the parking lot at Duck and Decanter and from the top of the parking garage we could see hundreds of locals milling around the festival sampling foodstuffs from local restaurants like Radio Milano, Postino and Spinato's Pizza.

The folks at Postino show off their bruschetta, and their community spirit.
The folks at Postino show off their bruschetta, and their community spirit.

 

Chinese Sesame Wraps from That's a Wrap in Phoenix.
Chinese Sesame Wraps from That's a Wrap in Phoenix.

Chinese Sesame Wraps from That's a Wrap in Phoenix.

​When we say free lunch, we're not talking about the little teensy sample plates you get at the Valley's major culinary events. At the Fall Festival, you could've gorged yourself silly just on

the veggie wraps from That's a Wrap, cut in half and served alongside samples of Green's

Get your caffeine and sugar fix at Pop the Soda Shop.
Get your caffeine and sugar fix at Pop the Soda Shop.

We were amazed to see how much food was offered at this free festival; far beyond what you see at pricey culinary festivals. It just goes to show how important local support is for a restaurant to survive. If you didn't have a chance to check out the festival, definitely make the effort next year. We'll see you there!


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