Looking for something to put in your mouth this weekend? We've got you covered. Check out what's on our plate.
Ladies and gentlemen, start your food truck engines. The second annual Street Eat Food Truck Festival presented by Phoenix New Times is happening this Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Salt River Fields. Among the line-up of more than 40 food truck vendors will be such mobile favorites as Old Dixie's, Pizza People, and Q-Up! BBQ.
Also be sure to check out the live demonstrations as well as celebrity guest appearances from Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian (Saturday) and Man vs. Food host Adam Richman (Sunday). General admission is $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For a full list of pricing, vendors, and more, visit the event online.
That beer-loving bunch is at it again. This Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., Tempe's Handlebar & Grill invites you to join them for a private beer sampling party with Four Peaks Brewing. For just $10 you can score your choice of brat or fries as well as a generous flight of local Four Peaks favorites including: HopKnot, Kiltlifter, 8th Street, SunBru and Raj IPA. Mix and mingle with knowledgable Four Peaks representatives and ride your bike for an additional penny pint of Kiltlifter. Tickets for this event are limited- to get yours, visit the Handlebar event page online.
With the holidays finally over and temperatures continuing to drop, conditions are perfect for ordering a hearty soup and sandwich combo. Visit one of Chow Bella's 10 Favorite Soup & Sandwich Shops in Greater Phoenix, such as local landmark Duck & Decanter. The 40-plus year old food, beverage, and retail establishment with 3 Phoenix locations offers a wide variety of hot, cold, signature, and build-your-own sandwiches along with a daily menu of fresh soup options. Visit the main Camelback location for dog-friendly patio dinning and live weekend music. For more information visit Duck and Decanter online.
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Sundays just got juicier. Starting this Sunday, January 13, North Phoenix's Ocean Prime is kicking off new dinner hours with a weekly specials from Executive Chef Jagger Griffin. For $29 per person you can get a savory 16 oz. prime rub with all the fixings, including au jus, horseradish, mushroom and green bean casserole, and Ocean Prime's signature house salad. For a look at the full menu or to make a reservation visit Ocean Prime online or call 480-347-1313.
The P.F. Changs Rock N' Roll Marathon is next weekend- which means in our book, it's time to start carbo-loading. And while we don't proclaim to be fitness experts, we do feel that the quality of the bread you eat is directly correlated with the quality of your run, which is why we suggest you stock up on some sweet baked baguettes from Mediterra Bakehouse. The original Pittsburg-and now Coolidge-based bakery produces fresh artisan loaves such as Rosemary Olive Oil, Parmesan Peppercorn, and Cranberry Pecan. Pick up their European stye breads at a variety of locations including the Scottsdale, North Central, Phoenix Public, Gilbert and Mesa farmers markets. For more information visit Mediterra online or check them out on Facebook.