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Street Eats Food Truck Festival Is Set for January 12 and 13 at Salt River Fields

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If you love local food trucks, Food Network, or Man v. Food on the Travel Channel, here's an event for you.

Next weekend, January 12 and 13, Phoenix New Times presents the Street Eats Food Truck Festival at Salt River Fields. There will be 30-plus Arizona food trucks and five out-of-state trucks -- and more. Special guests Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and Adam Richman will be in attendance, and the event will include five bars, a VIP experience, the Un-Wine-d Lounge, live music by School of Rock, three eating contests, and a kids' zone.

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The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. On Saturday, Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian will host a one-hour public cooking demonstration starting at 1 p.m., and on Sunday, Host of Man v. Food Adam Richman will team up with local LTB Concepts Chef Aaron May to cook for the crowd at 1 p.m. Other live demonstrations will take place throughout the festival, featuring chefs from Top of the Rock, Pure Sushi Bar, and The Side Door as well as certified holistic health coach Michele Rusinkp, TheHopelessHousewife.com's Chef Erika Monroe-Williams, and Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach Matt Williams.

If 40-plus food trucks aren't enough to sate your hunger, sign up for one of the festival's eating contests, held on both days. Challengers can pick their poison: hot dogs, pie, or Twinkies. Rather save the extra room in your stomach for spirits? There will be a mobile bar run by the National Taco Association, or hit up one of the four partner bars, including Whiskey River Saloon and Firehouse. Featured drinks for the festival include Smirnoff Grand Cosmo, Captain Morgan Long Island Iced Tea, Butterfly Kiss Wines, and Blue Moon Winter Abbey.

But wait, isn't this whole thing supposed to be about the food trucks? Indeed they will be the star of the show, such as favorites like Short Leash Hot Dogs, Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen, Tom's BBQ Pig Rig, and Pizza People. Other notable trucks to look for include Haulin' Balls (meatball sandwiches from Nevada), Devilicious (lobster grilled cheese from California), Queso Diyas, Satay Hut (Dutch-Indonesian grilled meats), and Angie's Americas Foodie (Alaskan reindeer sausage).

General admission to the Street Eats Food Truck Festival is $10 per person. For $35, upgrade to get access to the Un-Wine-d Lounge where there are eight wine tastings with food pairings. To gain entry to the LTB Concepts VIP Tent, appetizers, $20 in food tickets, six alcoholic drinks, and unlimited soda and water, purchase a one-day VIP ticket for $60.

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