Fifth annual ‘Street Eats’ returns to Scottsdale Jan. 30-31

A photo from a previous Street Eats (submitted photo)

Street Eats is to be returning Jan. 30-31. (submitted photo)

The fifth annual Street Eats returns to Salt River Fields Jan. 30 and 31, for a weekend filled with a variety food trucks from Arizona to Maine, cooking demonstrations from the Valley’s top talent, new whacky contest stage competitions, live music and more.

The food festival is to be 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at Salt River Fields, 7555 N. Pima Rd. in Scottsdale.

More than 50 food trucks are expected to pack the multipurpose fields for two days, serving full menu items as well as $2 samples that allow guests to try bites from multiple food trucks without breaking the bank or filling up too quickly.

Food truck highlights to date are:

  • Cousins Lobster
  • Fry Bread Inc.
  • Q Up! BBQ Food Truck
  • Aioli Gourmet Burgers
  • The American Poutine Co.
  • Montana BBQ
  • Carne Café Concessions
  • The Street Food Truck
  • Tom’s BBQ Pig Rig
  • Press Italian Street Food
  • 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese
  • Grandma’s Navajo Frybread
  • Nicastro Wood Fried Pizza
  • The Maine Lobster Lady
  • K&C Concessions
  • Triple Dot Food Truck
  • Harris’ Smokehouse
  • Treatery
  • Affogato Truck
  • Cactus Corn
  • Desert Snow
  • Lulu’s Sorbetto
  • Pinnacle Peak Pie Co.
  • Desert Sno
  • Jerry’s Cherry Lemonade
  • Hot Mess Buns LLC
  • Mustache Pretzels LLC
  • AROMAZ
  • Carne Café Concessions
Q Up BBQ (submitted photo)

Q Up BBQ (submitted photo)

In addition to the vast variety of food samples, Arizona’s top chefs will be sharing with guests their best tips and tricks on the SubZero/Wolf

cooking stage. Chefs from the restaurants below will present cooking demonstrations:

  • Citizen Public House
  • The Gladly
  • Cafe ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
  • Sushi Roku
  • L’Auberge de Sedona
  • Talavera at Four Seasons Resort
  • Scramble
  • Half Moon Sports Grill

Two new team contests will take the contest stage this year along with a classic:

  • Spoon Feeding. One person must feed their teammate pudding with a 6’ long wobbly spoon
  • Dirty Doughnut Eating. Competitors feed their teammate a chocolate-dipped doughnut from above; the doughnut will be tied to a string, dripping with chocolate
  • Classic Contests. Hot Dog Eating, Pie Eating, and Bobbing for Apples.

General admission is $12; children 12 and under free, according to a press release.  VIP tickets in 2016 are $85 and include six beverages, four food tokens, access to the VIP Lounge, and private restrooms.

For tickets and information, visit www.StreetEatsAZ.com.

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