Top 5 Favorite Events at the 2013 Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Over 100 restaurants, dozens of chefs, 20 events, countless wine and spirit selections, and 35,000 hungry guests? It must be the Scottsdale Culinary Festival.

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Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, the longest running festival of its type, happens Tuesday, April 9, through Sunday, April 14 at various locations around the Valley. And with so much going on -- from luxurious dinners, themed cocktail parties, chef demonstrations, and tasting venues -- getting the most bang for your festival buck can feel a bit overwhelming.

Here's five of our favorite events to help guide the way. We'll be there. Will you?