WorldFEST’s WorldLUNCH

On Friday, Feb. 27, skip the cafeteria food and take a ride on the Metro Light Rail and taste the flavors of the world at WorldLUNCH! Perfect for those working in downtown Phoenix and for any global connoisseur, this “worldly” event, presented by Pro’s Ranch Market, is a mere $10 for round-trip ride and food from some of the Valley’s top restaurants!

Phoenix Sister Cities is hosting the three-day WorldFEST event, and for the first time presents WorldLUNCH from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating restaurants include Tradiciones, Tarbell’s, Shangri La, Doc’s Place, La Piccola Cucina, and more! There will also be a beer and wine tasting of international flavor provided by Alliance Beverages Distributing Company.



Downtown workers are particularly urged to hop on the Metro Light Rail to this cultural event at Margaret T. Hance Park and indulge in a worldly feast of exotic cuisine, drink and music, and be back to the office before the boss even misses you. No passport required.

Metro Light Rail transportation stops at the event site at Central Avenue and McDowell Road.

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WorldFEST Event Schedule:

Friday, Feb. 27: Enjoy WorldLUNCH from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and WineDOWN at 5 p.m., where guests can sip wine and beer and listen to live music.

Saturday, Feb. 28: World’s Largest Beer Garden & Family Fun, including a parade, activities at Kids’ World, Sister Cities Villages and international performers on the Friendship Stage, live music and beer brews from around the globe

Sunday, March 1: WaitStaff Industry Day & Fiesta Family Day, including educational beverage seminars lead by Alliance Beverage, a bags contest (also known as “corn hole”), and a colorful and lively celebration of food, music and family fun


Admission to the three-day WorldFEST is free (except the Friday WorldLUNCH). For more information visit or contact Phoenix Sister Cities office at 602.534.2200.

About Phoenix Sister Cities: PSC is well-known for creating and nourishing relationships between Phoenix and its sister cities through a variety of educational, cultural, commercial, cooperative, and disabilities awareness programs. It also tries to promote global understanding and appreciation on a continuing, long-term basis by creating exceptional opportunities and international partnerships for the citizens, businesses, and organizations of Phoenix.

About Pro’s Ranch Market: Created in 1982, Pro’s Ranch Market first opened in Southern California and owned by Mike Provenzano Sr. Partnering with his son Michael in 1992, a Hispanic store concept to change the demographics of the community was built. They began to travel the nation and beyond to bring ideas for this “outside the box” concept. The goal was to give the Hispanic customer the variety, brands, and fresh authentic foods they know and love in a warm, upscale environment. As a result, “The Ranch” was born. It’s success led to stores opening in Phoenix in 2003. With eleven stores in 4 states, Pro’s Ranch Markets is one of the fastest growing Hispanic Supermarket Chains in the country, with a focus on freshness and quality.

  1. this sounds like a really cool event. i dont really think of Phoenix as a foodie city, but this town has more food frestivals and events than anyone else.

  2. This sounds great. I hope they’ll be some of Downtown Phoenix’s new restarauts that I’ve heard so much about.

  3. A. The light rail is right by my house. B. I love food. C. I love reasonably priced food. D. I work until 2:00 tomorrow 🙁 E. I have Sunday off!

  4. Phoenix really does have a good combo of fun restaurants and fun food events. This sounds awesome, and I love that there’s a lunch event, what a great Friday lunch break!

  5. This sounds like fun and a great way to ride the light rail. After all I thing everyone, but me has traveled on it.

  6. Wow! This sounds like a great time, I have yet to ride the light rail!! Here is my opportunity and i get to eat too! PERFECT!

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