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Forks & Corks, Free Ice Cream and a Food Party in Today's Eater's Digest

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The 7th annual Forks & Corks event is happening tomorrow, April 8th. More then 20 restaurants and resorts, such as District American Kitchen, Fleming's, Blanco, and the Royal Palms, will be dishing up a few of their faves along with wine samplings from several boutique wineries.

Listen to live music from Doc Jones and Nayo and score some sweet prizes in the silent auction. This event is 21 and over and will be held at the Camelback Esplanade. Save $10 by purchasing your tickets today. Click here for more information.

The Blue Bell Ice Cream Truck will be making stops at various Bashas' and Albertson's locations around the Valley starting today and continuing through April 13th. The ice cream truck will be handing out all sorts of goodies, including samples of their newest flavor, Cake and Ice Cream. First stop is this evening from 4 to 6. at Albertson's on Power and McDowell in Mesa.

The rest of the stops are listed below.

Thursday, April 8 - Goodyear & Queen Creek Basha's - 11 am - 2 pm 2075 N. Pebblecreek Pkwy, Goodyear 85395

Basha's - 4 -6 pm 23760 S. Power Rd., Queen Creek 85242

Sunday, April 11 - Desert Ridge & Chandler Albertsons - 11 am - 2 pm 21001 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix 85050

Albertsons - 4 -6 pm 4060 W. Ray Rd., Chandler 85226

Monday, April 12 - Phoenix & Fountain Hills Basha's - 11 am - 2 pm 10631 N. 32nd St., Phoenix 85208

Basha's - 4 -6 pm 16605 E. Palisades, Fountain Hills 85268

Tuesday, April 13 - Glendale & Scottsdale Albertsons - 11 am - 2 pm 20255 N. 59th Ave, Glendale 85308

Albertsons - 4 -6 pm 6965 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale 85250

If you haven't seen Food Party yet, you're missing out. Ridiculously cute and beyond strange, this I.F.C. show is an experience to say the least. "It's like wandering into a deranged toddler's LSD trip" is how Bust Magazine's Emily McCombs describes it, and we couldn't put it an better ourselves. Food Party's hostess Thu Tran and crew actually hand make all of the sets and props, which are a sight to see all on their own. The show starts its second season this month. Check IFC.com for listings.

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Shannon Armour
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