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.
The list of more than 30 participating restaurants this year includes:
- Cowboy Ciao
- Citizen Public House
- Havana Café
- Red, White & Brew
- Frasher's Steakhouse and Lounge
- Salt Cellar Restaurant
- 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.