Every body’s favorite side dish is celebrated with the return of the 2nd Annual FRIED, French Fry & Music Festival at Margaret T. Hance Park on Saturday April 9th. Whether you like you fries topped with carne asada, kimchee, or lobster or even wrapped in a burrito this will be the place to be for that and more after the 2 year hiatus.
Frites St., Simon’s Hot Dogs, Dez Burritos and The American Poutine Co. are just a few of the participating vendors currently signed up to show off their creative take on French fries. Small portions will be available for purchase for those looking to try as many as possible along with larger portions for sharing.
A line-up of live music will be announced soon so festival goers can dance off the calories. AZ Board Source will provide lawn games and their will also be a local marketplace and bars serving wine & beer. For those cruising to the festival on bikes, Phoenix Spokes People will be providing a bike valet.
The Fried, French Fry & Music Festival starts at 11 a.m. and goes until 7 p.m. with tickets only available online for $12. The festival is produced by PHX Fest and will benefit the community group Downtown Phoenix Inc. Margaret T. Hance Park is at 1202 N. 3rd St. Phoenix 85004.
I recently appeared on the first episode of the revived The Great Food Feud podcast. The topic was one of my favorite foods, French fries. We talked about the different styles of fries, fast food fries, toppings, condiments and more.
Enjoy and let me know what your favorite style of fries are and where you go to get your French fry fix.
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Update: Postponed, no date set yet!
Hard to believe January is almost over and we’re looking to Saturday April 18th for the FRIED: A French Fry and Music Festival. We are, so circle the date on your calendar when over 20 local vendors serve up gourmet French fries and local indie bands return to Margaret T. Hance Park.
Expect to be in French fry heaven as popular Phoenix area restaurants and food trucks top our favorite fried food with everything from carne asada to lobster and kimchee. You can try the creatively topped gourmet French fries for only $2-$3 with larger sharing sizes available. Line-ups for bands and vendors are being finalized with announcements made on the festival’s social media. Lawn games, a marketplace and non- French fry foods will be available at the festival that starts at 12 noon. Gracie’s Tax Bar will be on hand serving libations.
This popular festival is from PHX Fest the same calorie loving folks who bring us the Phoenix Pizza Festival and Downtown Donut Festival. Part of the proceeds goes to Phoenix Inc., a community group promoting downtown Phoenix as a world class city.
Phoenix Spokes People will valet your bike if your ride down and Lyft discount codes will be available. Tickets are on sale and can only be purchased on-line for $10 at https://www.friedfestival.com/. Margaret T. Hance Park is at 1202 N. 3rd St. Phoenix 85004.