Foodie news roundup for the week of Jan. 27.
Nearly 10,000 attendees are expected to raise a glass to the 20th anniversary of the Arizona Strong Beer Festival Saturday, Feb. 8, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix. This year’s event marks more than 20 collaboration beers, between brewers from around the state–and country. More than 500 craft brews from 130 breweries will be on tap to sample during the event. Ticket-holders will receive a commemorative tasting cup and 30 drink tickets. General admission tickets start at $60. A limited number of VIP tickets that provide entry to the event at 90 minutes early at 11:30 a.m. are available for $80, while Super VIP tickets, which includes access to the Sunday Brunch Brewers Reception, are $100. Arizona Strong Beer Festival is the largest of more than 200 events planned throughout the state in celebration of the 10th Annual Arizona Beer Week, which runs from Feb. 6 to Feb. 16.
National Crepe Day is Sunday, Feb. 2, and The Crepe Club (pictured) wants to be sure everyone can celebrate. Guests will be able to get a free Nutella or Parisian (butter and sugar) crepe or half-off breakfast crepes at The Crepe Club in Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall from 10 a.m. to noon. The offer is limited to one per person and not available through third-party deliveries. Plus, in honor of World Nutella Day on Feb. 5, The Crepe Club is spreading the love with 50 percent off Nutella lattes to celebrate. The deal is available at all three locations in Scottsdale and Tempe.
Breakfast is now offered at the family-owned and -operated Voila French Bistro in Scottsdale, Tuesday through Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The restaurant will continue to serve lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday.
Street Eats Food Truck Festival rides into Salt River Fields in Scottsdale during the weekend of Feb. 8 and Feb. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. More than 50 food trucks will appearing at this year’s family-friendly event, alongside music, an array of food-eating contests, a local vendor market and a massive kids zone, just for starters. Tickets are on sale now for $10 or $60 for VIP access, including five beverages and four food tokens, private restrooms, plus access to VIP Lounge. After Feb. 1, ticket pricing will increase to $12 and $75 for VIP. Kids under 12 (and parking) are free. All food trucks accept cash (and most accept credit cards). Most important, all food trucks will be serving up $2 samples.