Eight’s Great FoodFest comes to Peoria Nov. 1

Arizona PBS presents Eight’s Great FoodFest, featuring a variety of local restaurants, cooking demonstrations and more, Sun. Nov. 1, at Trilogy® at Vistancia® in Peoria, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Patrons can experience cooking-in-action; meet chefs; discover prized tips and techniques and sample culinary offerings from more than a dozen restaurants. Eight’s Great FoodFest showcases local favorite dining spots and includes a one-ticket-for-all-food-&-drink sampling experience including wine and craft beers. Also joining the festivities is the host of the Arizona PBS series Check, Please! Arizona Chef Robert McGrath.

James Beard Foundation award-winner McGrath, who hosts the station’s number-one locally produced show, will share his culinary techniques on the SubZero/Wolf Stage. Joining the Arizona PBS talent on the demonstration stage are local favorites Tempo Urban Bistro, Betty’s Nosh and Squid Ink.

Eight’s Great FoodFest features neighborhood fan favorites such as:

  • Bella Luna
  • Betty’s Nosh
  • Birt’s Bistro
  • Cucina Tagliani
  • Dubina Brewing
  • Hammered Hog BBQ Hall & Saloon
  • HEK Yeah BBQ
  • La Bona Pasta
  • LW’s Hide-A-Way
  • Pork on a Fork BBQ Grill Restaurant & Catering
  • Shako Mako Grill
  • Squid Ink Peoria
  • Tempo Urban Bistro
  • The Haymaker Restaurant Company
  • Town Talk II
  • V’s Taproom
  • Vogue Bistro

SPONSORS & PARTNERS. Eight’s Great FoodFest is presented thanks to the City of Peoria, Trilogy at Vistancia, Goose Island, AQUAhydrate, Southern Wine & Spirits, Mercedes Benz of Arrowhead, SubZero-Wolf, Arizona Pork Council, Red Bird Farms, Arizona PBS and R Entertainment.

TICKETS. Purchase tickets at www.azpbs.org/FoodFest and click on the ‘buy tickets’ link. Admission to the event is $30 and includes food, wine and beer tastings.