Five Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix
Barry Lewis The Feast table in London extended from one end of the bridge to the other, spanning the River Thames.
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For five years running, Clare Patey has managed to shut down a bridge in London to invite thousands of people to celebrate local food. Now the internationally recognized artist and curator has her sights set on Phoenix, thanks to Arizona artist and farming activist Matthew Moore of Urban Plough. On Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 9 p.m., the two artists will turn Roosevelt Row into a community celebration of foods grown, prepared, and sourced in Phoenix. The free event will include local food trucks, tasting stations, and cooking demonstrations, and there will be live music and street performances. A half-mile-long dining table, the epicenter of Feast on the Street, will be filled with goods by more than 20 local chefs and culinary experts. There also will be a mobile garden parade in the afternoon, lectures about desert plants and agricultural history, food-related storytelling, seed art and other crafts, and demonstrations including how to harvest mesquite flour from beans and composting. The eats kick off at 2:15 with an Event Opening Salad Toss, when fresh, local ingredients will be mixed parachute-style.
2012 Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo My Dinner Kitchen samples healthy home-cooked meals
2013 Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo
Think you'll never get to enjoy a food festival because of your pesky sensitivity to gluten? Think again. On Saturday, the 2013 Phoenix Gluten-Free Expo will be at The DoubleTree Resort on Scottsdale Road from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will include a silent auction for gluten-free gift baskets, a raffle for gift certificates and gluten-free foods, educational events, and a "Summer Survival Strategies" lecture by Dr. Peter Green, director of Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University and author of Celiac Disease: A Hidden Pandemic. There will be over 25 food vendors participating, such as Tonto Bar & Grill, Wei of Chocolate, and Bakery on Main. Admission is $10. Dr. Green's presentations are an additional $15; there will be seatings at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.