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Scottsdale, AZ: Street Eats Food Truck Festival is 2 days away! Here’s the Lineup


The biggest food truck festival in the Valley is back!

Scottsdale, AZ: Street Eats Festival Returns to Salt River Fields

Food trucks dish out plates and chefs demonstrate cooking techniques at Street Eats.

More than 50 food trucks from Arizona, California and Nevada will dish out everything from comfort classics to gourmet grabs Jan. 25-26 at Street Eats, the top food event at Salt River Fields.

Scottsdale, AZ: Street Eats Food Truck Festival at Salt River Fields on January 25 and 26 – Here’s the Lineup of Trucks

By now you food truck fans should be gearing up for what's become the biggest food truck festival to hit the Valley each year. The Street Eats Food Truck Festival, presented by New Times, will bring more than 50 trucks from around Arizona and the country to Salt River Fields on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26. Attendees will also be able to catch live music, eating contests, and cooking demonstrations.
So you want to know what trucks will be strutting their stuff? Read on.

See also: Street Eats Food Truck Festival, Day One: Shorter Lines, Better Organized Than Last Year, and We Share Our Favorite (and Not So Favorite) Tastes

The festival will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. This year trucks have come from states including Nevada and California to serve up everything from milk products and lobster grilled cheese to fry bread and fried chicken.

Throughout the day you'll be able to see others people stuff their faces with food during Twinkie eating, hot dog eating, pie eating, sandwich eating, and (perhaps the cruelest of them all) saltine eating contests. They'll be held hourly from 12:45 to 4:45 on the EATERAZ Contest Stage. You can view the schedule of contests here.

This year, parking for the event will be free -- or rather, $3 of your admission ticket will be designated for parking expenses. A nice change.

General admission tickets cost $12 a person and children under 12 are free. VIP tickets cost $50 each and include access to a VIP lounge, six drink vouchers, and four food tokens. To purchase tickets visit the Street Eats website.

You can check out the list of participating trucks on the next page.

The Street Eats Food Truck Festival, presented byNew Times, will bring more than 50 trucks from around Arizona and the country to Salt River Fields on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26. Attendees will also be able to catch live music, eating contests, and cooking demonstrations.

Phoenix, AZ: Food Trucks – Good Route to Opening A Restaurant?

Tim and MaryBeth Scanlon, shown with 10-month-old daughter Stella, debuted their Pizza People food truck in 2011 and then opened a Phoenix restaurant of the same name in September.

For aspiring restaurateurs, food trucks can serve as a marketing tool, a revenue generator, or both

Chandler, AZ: Food Truck Waffle Crush Sweetens Streets of Southeast Valley


“These are totally different from what you normally think of when you think of waffles,” Brenay said. “It’s a delicate process, the irons have to be at the perfect temperature — too hot and the sugar will blacken; too cold it will leave it doughy in the middle. It’s taken us a lot of time to perfect.”

Phoenix, AZ: Food Truck Feature – Emerson Fry Bread


The Daisy came with a side of chips and salsa, and I’ll have to admit that while the salsa was tasty, it also packed a punch. I was definitely sweating.

Scottsdale, AZ: The Four Seasons Resort Has a Food Truck and It’s Coming to Scottsdale

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
Modern Mexican offering from the culinary team at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills.

The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North and Scottsdale’s Food Truck Caravanare teaming up for two downtown Scottsdale events that will play host to the inaugural launch of the Four Seasons Food Truck (known as the FS Taste Truck), which is currently motoring along on an eight-stop West Coast tour.

Phoenix, AZ: Pizza People Food Truck Opening Permanent Location in Central Phoenix

Laura Hahnefeld

The restaurant will make the workload on the truck easier,” says MaryBeth Scanlon, who co-owns Pizza People with her husband, Tim. “Plus, now we can serve beer — because what goes better with pizza than beer?

Phoenix, AZ: Not a Single Phoenix Food Truck Made the Cut for the Daily Meal’s List of Best Food Trucks in America . . . Again. What Gives?

New Times archives
Not even Short Leash Hot Dogs made the list

The first one to come to mind would be Short Leash Hot Dogs. It achieved the impossible — every food truck owner’s dream — and made the leap from mobile to mortar for goodness sakes! It’s been featured nationally on television and in print, which is one of the criteria the Daily Meal says it looked at.

Phoenix, AZ: Stone Bread Pizza Hits the Valley Food Truck Scene

Saffron Jak

Made with ingredients like pork belly bacon from The Meat Shop, uncured pepperoni from California-based Zoe’s Meats, and the Khademi’s signature turkey sausage, look for pizzas from Saffron Jak to include the J-Mex with roasted corn, squash, black beans, purple potato, and cotija cheese; the Super Greeky featuring olives, cherry tomatoes, pepperocinis, Medjool dates, and feta; and a creation called the Chicken and Waffle House with housemade fried chicken, maple bacon, country gravy, and mozzarella.