The first food carts were pulled by horses, which often ate all the ingredients and were forced to earn the money back by fixing races with their friends. Gallop toward grub with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for two tickets to the Street Eats Food Truck Festival on Saturday, January 12 or Sunday January 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. (a $20 value)
- $19 for four tickets to the Street Eats Food Truck Festival on Saturday, January 12 or Sunday January 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. (a $40 value)
- $59 for two VIP tickets at the Street Eats Food Truck Festival on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. (a $120 value)
- $59 for two VIP tickets at the Street Eats Food Truck Festival on Sunday, January 13, 2013, at 11 a.m. (a $120 value)
All options include parking.
Along with VIP tent access, the VIP option includes complimentary light appetizers, $20 in food tickets for use at the festival, six alcoholic drinks, and unlimited soda and water.
Starting at 11 a.m. and ending at 6 p.m., The Street Eats Food Truck Festival gives attendees access to the best food trucks from Arizona and surround states, including local comfort-food specialists Mac Attack, Nevada taco slingers Sauced, and California’s Devilicious, who will load up their truck with lobster-grilled-cheese sandwiches for the weekend. Each truck prepares a specialty item for the event, and the offerings range from gourmet burgers to traditional fry bread to housemade soft-serve ice cream, although no item will cost more than $4. The trucks' controlled portions lead to faster moving lines and less waiting between samples.
Special guests include food celebrities such as Chef Geoffery Zakarian, who has appeared on Iron Chef America and as a judge on the Food Network’s Chopped. Chef Zakarian will perform a live cooking demonstration starting Saturday at 1 p.m. Scheduled to appear on Sunday is Food Network star Adam Richman of Man vs. Food and Adam Richman’s Best Sandwich in America fame.
Salt River Fields
When Arizona and Colorado major-league baseball players gear up for another season, their spring training commences on the diamonds at Salt River Fields. They contribute to the 405,000 square feet of grass within the 140-acre site's shaded stadium, which hosts events that range from music festivals and dog shows to fireworks displays and lacrosse tournaments.
For smaller affairs, up to 400 guests can feast in the facility's multiple banquet areas or the Pepsi Patio, an ideal setting for cocktail receptions and auctions. Sweeping vistas surround the facility, serving up views of Camelback Mountain and the Superstition Mountains, which earned their name by harboring a thriving community of black cats and broken-mirror vendors.