By now you food truck fans should be gearing up for what's become the biggest food truck festival to hit the Valley each year. The Street Eats Food Truck Festival, presented by New Times, will bring more than 50 trucks from around Arizona and the country to Salt River Fields on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26. Attendees will also be able to catch live music, eating contests, and cooking demonstrations.
So you want to know what trucks will be strutting their stuff? Read on.
The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. This year trucks have come from states including Nevada and California to serve up everything from milk products and lobster grilled cheese to fry bread and fried chicken.
Throughout the day you'll be able to see others people stuff their faces with food during Twinkie eating, hot dog eating, pie eating, sandwich eating, and (perhaps the cruelest of them all) saltine eating contests. They'll be held hourly from 12:45 to 4:45 on the EATERAZ Contest Stage. You can view the schedule of contests here.
This year, parking for the event will be free -- or rather, $3 of your admission ticket will be designated for parking expenses. A nice change.
General admission tickets cost $12 a person and children under 12 are free. VIP tickets cost $50 each and include access to a VIP lounge, six drink vouchers, and four food tokens. To purchase tickets visit the Street Eats website.
You can check out the list of participating trucks on the next page.
Street Eats 2014 Trucks:
BIG BOY SANDWICHES Rib-eye Sandwiches
BURGERS AMORE Burgers
CARNE CAFE Tacos & Burritos
CHUCKIES Breaded Pork Tenderloin
COLD BEERS & CHEESEBURGERS Cheeseburgers
COMFORT CRAVINGS Comfort Food
DESERT SNO Shaved Ice
DEVILICIOUS Lobster Grilled Cheese (featured on "The Great Food Truck Race")
DGP FRY BREAD Fry Bread
FRANK. Gourmet Hot Dogs
FROSTED FRENZY Cupcakes
FRY BREAD INC. Fry Bread
GLENWOOD FOODS Grilled Corn on the Cob
GRILLED ADDICTION Various Grilled Specialties
GOURMET COMMAND CENTER Philly Cheesesteaks
KOOL TWISTS Soft Serve Ice Cream
KETTLE CORN KRAZY Kettle Corn
LULU'S ITALIAN ICE Italian Ice
MISTER SOFTEE Soft Serve Ice Cream
MAMMA TOLEDO'S Pies
MONTANA BAR-B-Q Barbecue
MUSTANG CORRAL Traditional Native American Food
NATIVE GRILL & WINGS Chicken Wings (Native New Yorker food truck)
PALETAS BETTY Handmade Mexican Pops
PARADISE MELTS Grilled Cheese
PHIL THE GRILL Sandwiches
PICNIC SPECIALTIES Full-Service Catering
QUESO DIYAS Quesadillas
ROCK A BELLY Seasonal, local
ROOSTER'S KOUNTRY KITCHEN Fried Chicken
SATAY HUT Indonesian Satay
SPICE IT UP! Globally Inspired Cuisine
SWEET MAGNOLIA SMOKEHOUSE Smoked Meats
THE GREAT PHO KING Chicken & Beef Pho
THE GRILLED CHEESE TRUCK Grilled Cheese
THE MAINE LOBSTER LADY Lobster Grilled Cheese
TOM'S PIG RIG Barbecue
TRAVELING MONK Bacon Tacos
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TWO FAT GUYS Grilled Cheese
UNITED DAIRYMEN OF AZ Milk Products
WHITE EYES FRY BREAD Fry Bread