‘Eight’s Great FoodFest’ comes to Peoria Sun., Nov. 1 at Trilogy® at Vistancia® Featuring Check, Please! Arizona’s Robert McGrath

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Peoria, Ariz. (Oct. 5, 2015) – 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. Tickets for Eight’s Great FoodFestare $30, available at www.azpbs.org/foodfest.

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

‘Eight’s Great FoodFest’ Comes to Peoria Sun., Nov. 1/2

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.

About R Entertainment.  R Entertainment is a national concert and event business development company, which produces and markets more than 200 dates a year. Private corporate gatherings such as the American Express Chairman’s Event, charity events such as Super Bowl XLIX Big Game Big Give, celebrations such as the Harvey Mackay 80th Birthday Event, noteworthy culinary spectacles such as Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival, and The Good Life Festival series by Shea Homes are part of the company portfolio. R Entertainment also books concert entertainment nationwide, with artists such as Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, REO Speedwagon, Eli Young Band, Sinbad, The String Cheese Incident, The Band Perry, Fun., Primus, The Beach Boys, Queen + Paul Rodgers worldwide tour, and others. For latest event and concert dates, visit R-Entertainment.com

About Trilogy® at Vistancia®, named one of America’s 50  Best Master Planned-Communities in the United States according to Where to Retire magazine.   Although a world unto itself, Trilogy at Vistancia is part of the greater family-oriented Vistancia community. Located in Phoenix’s Northwest Valley, the vibrant resort community enjoys a pristine desert setting, award-winning golf and easy access to all your favorite retailers and restaurants..  Trilogy at Vistancia offers a thriving environment with an all-new lineup of six innovative home designs, featuring our revolutionary Shea3D™ homes.   At the heart of Trilogy at Vistancia community is the 35,000 sq. ft. Kiva Club and soon to be built Mita Club.  The innovative new club will feature fresh resort-style spaces and features like only Trilogy clubs can deliver.    For more information, please call a Tour Center Coordinator 1-800-685-6494. www.trilogylife.com/communities/arizona/vistancia
About City of Peoria. Peoria, Arizona is a bustling community northwest of Phoenix, founded in 1886, incorporated in 1954, and today home to more than 154,000 residents. The City is also home to Arizona treasures such as Lake Pleasant – the state's second largest lake; the Peoria Sports Complex, Spring Training home of the Major League Baseball San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners; and other award-winning facilities including the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts and Rio Vista Community Park and Recreation Center. The many assets Peoria has to offer led Money magazine to rank Peoria among its 100 "Best Places to Live" in 2008. The City of Peoria prides itself on its ability to provide excellent municipal services by anticipating community needs, creating partnerships, promoting sustainability and embracing diversity.  www.PeoriaAZ.gov


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