Check, Please! Arizona Festival Tickets on Sale Now; Here's a Preview of the Restaurant Lineup

Eddie Matney of Eddie's House at the Check, Please! Arizona Festival last year.
Eddie Matney of Eddie's House at the Check, Please! Arizona Festival last year.
Diana Lustig

Last spring, Channel 8 hosted its first-ever Check, Please! Arizona Festival, an event co-sponsored by New Times that brought celebrity chefs, independent restaurants, and food lovers to downtown Phoenix.

This year, the event will be held Sunday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CityScape -- and if you're wondering who will be there, we've got a preview of the lineup of participating restaurants.

See also: 22 Food and Drink Festivals in Metro Phoenix: Winter/Spring 2014

The list of more than 30 participating restaurants this year includes:

  • Cowboy Ciao
  • Durant's
  • Citizen Public House
  • Flancer's
  • Havana Café
  • Red, White & Brew
  • Tarbell's
  • Frasher's Steakhouse and Lounge
  • Salt Cellar Restaurant
  • Centurion
  • Salerno's Restaurant & Pizzeria
  • Phoenix City Grille
  • Vogue Bistro
  • Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe
  • America's Taco Shop
  • Hob Nobs Coffee House
  • Thee Pitts Again

All-inclusive tickets to the festival -- that means they include food, wine, and beer samples as well as seminars and cooking demonstrations -- are on sale now through Saturday, March 1 for $59. After that date, tickets will cost $69 and will be $79 at the gate.

Come back to Chow Bella in the coming weeks for more details on the festival.

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