$5 Dollar Food Festival

Tempe Diablo Stadium

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In a Nutshell

Food truck owners, chefs, and restaurateurs serve a diverse selection of cuisine, all for $5 a plate

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 24, 2016. Amount paid never expires. On-site registration required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 21+ with valid ID to consume alcohol. Valid for General Admission; not valid for VIP. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $12 for general admission and two drink vouchers for two ($20 value)
  • $24 for general admission and four drink vouchers for four ($40 value)

Purchasers can enter the festival beginning at noon, and the event runs until 7 p.m.

On Saturday, April 23, Tempe Diablo Stadium plays host to the $5 Dollar Food Festival, where foodies coalesce for $5 plates of cuisine from a wide variety of vendors, ranging from food trucks to renowned chefs. Each Groupon-holder receives one drink voucher redeemable for any alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage. Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol.

Four Things to Know About The Five Tastes

The five recognized tastes are sour, sweet, bitter, salty, and umami (savory). But, that’s not all there is to the story. Read on to learn more about taste, and how ideas about it are still evolving.

1. Your tongue isn’t divided into sections by taste. This was long thought to be the case, but in truth different taste receptors intermingle all over the tongue. It’s not hard to see why scientists previously thought this, though. Some areas are more sensitive to certain tastes than others: the sides of the tongue are the most attuned areas to all tastes, while the back of the tongue is most sensitive to bitter tastes.

2. Umami was accepted as the fifth taste in 2002, more than 100 years after it was identified by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda. Meaning roughly “delicious” in Japanese, umami became fully accepted as one of the foundational tastes after it was proven that our tongues have taste receptors for L-glutamate, an amino acid responsible for the umami effect. Umami is often described as savory or meaty, and is most present in high-flavor foods such as ripe tomatoes, cheese, and anchovies. It’s also why MSG—monosodium glutamate—is so potent in ramping up flavor.

3. There might be more than five tastes. Scientists are still looking into whether the mouth has specific taste receptors for other substances, such as fat, calcium, and metals. Spiciness, however, definitely isn’t a taste: it’s processed in the brain not by taste buds, but by pain receptors.

4. Your sense of taste keeps you safe. Taste buds in the mouth come to the rescue by sending the brain a cue when a food is poisonous or rotten, preventing you from swallowing it or storing it in your cheek pouches.

Customer Reviews

Great selections from street tacos, to Peruvian food, to self serve icees! Well worth the entry fees, so much fun!
Erika · April 24, 2016
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    Tempe Diablo Stadium

    2200 W Alameda Dr

    Tempe, AZ 85282

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