Food Truck Event Hits Scottsdale

Later this month, Salt River Fields in Scottsdale hosts a gourmet food truck festival, hosted by a one very familiar face. On Saturday, Jan. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Scottsdale stadium will transform into a foodie’s paradise, as Street Eats, a gourmet food truck festival hosted by Food Network’s Tyler Florence, is set to make its debut. (Chef Florence has been a presence on the Food Network for 14 years and is the host of “The Great Food Truck Race” on the network.)

About 25 of the Phoenix area’s most sought-after food truck chefs will line their trucks along east side of the Salt River Fields complex, at the Center Field parking lot, offering sample-sized and full-sized portions of their most popular menu items. Street Eats will also host live music acts, chef demos, a Kid’s Zone and more.

“We are delighted to create Street Eats and deliver an exploration of food in an unusual style for residents and visitors,” says Dave Dunne, general manager, Salt River Fields. “It gives everyone the chance to experience this hot movement in the food business, which surfaced partly because of the economy, but also because people are curious and discovering the food is fantastic.”

Tickets are $10 and available at the door, online at www.saltriverfields.com or by phone 1.888.490.0383. At the event, guests can purchase $2 vouchers that act as currency with the featured food trucks. Jan. 14 happens on the first day that 2012 Spring Training tickets go on sale as well and, as an added bonus, Spring Training ticket buyers will see free general admission to Street Eats. Spring Training tickets are available at the Home Plate Box Office on the west side of Salt River Fields.

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