Tickets were $48 (+ service fee) for admission to Guy Fieri's Road Show and pre-party featuring Arizona Diner's Drive-ins and Dives chefs and menu samplings. The event also served as a benefit for the local food bank.
The Arizona-based restaurants who catered the pre-party event included:
Roberto's Mexican Food - no website - video
Thee Pitt's Again - website - video
Chino Bandido - website - video
Joe's Farm Grill - website - video
Salsa Brava - website - video
Haus Murphy's - website - video
La Piazza Al Forno - website - video
Giusseppe's on 28th - website - video
Los Taquitos - website - video
Over Easy - website - video
Brandy's Restaurant and Bakery - website - video
Readers, in this case, Triple D stands for one Darned Delicious Dinner!
Click here to view a map of all of Arizona's restaurants in and around Phoenix and Flagstaff, as seen on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
The Phoenix New Times reported on the event, saying in part,
"Los Taquitos in Ahwatukee proved to be a crowd favorite -- or at least, a Guy favorite. While in town, Guy popped by the 10-year-old eatery run by five sisters for lunch. "Everyone was talking about it and coming in to see Guy," said oldest sister Adrianna.Click here to read the full article.
Over Easy in Phoenix showed off their mouthwatering brioche french toast with caramelized banana and pecans. Joe's Farm Grill tossed in an unexpected ahi slider, and Haus Murphy's in Glendale brought out the apple strudel and hackbraten (German-style meatloaf). Add that to barbecued pork, mango mousse, Emerald Chicken from Chino Bandido and Salsa Brava's tacos and you had one satisfied and stuffed foodie crowd."
Photo credits to David Blakeman of Blakeman Photo
The event in Mesa was unique to all of the 21 cities visited on the Road Show tour. No one else put such effort forth honoring locally-owned restaurants and in support of their area's eateries and food bank. Bravo, Foodies Like Us. Bravo.
I'd like to encourage everyone to check out GuyFieri.com/tourdates to see a message from Guy Fieri, thanking everyone for their hard work towards the success of the Road Show and suggests, yes. There will be a Guy Fieri Road Show 2010.
"We will see you again on the next tour ... stay tuned ... we're just getting' started!" - Guy Fieri
2nd leg of the Guy Fieri Road Show ...
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The Guy Fieri Road Show 2009