Should we fast before we feast? Or maybe proper training includes stretching our stomachs so we can better enjoy the community/gastronomic event that is Feast on the Street.

Whatever your strategy, get the scoop on this first-ever “Urban Harvest Festival.”

What: Feast on the Street

When: Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 9 p.m.

Where: Downtown Phoenix, in the Evans Churchill/Roosevelt Row Neighborhood. First St. will be closed to car traffic to make room for the half-mile long dinner table from Taylor St. to Margaret T. Hance Park.

Admission: Free. Everyone is invited to stroll and enjoy the activities, but you will be paying for the food and beverage you consume. There is also a VIP ticket option that will give you access to a comfy indoor lounge.

Who’s Serving This Feast? It’s a veritable smorgasbord of eats featuring several downtown restaurants and food trucks. Step right up and order, then be sure to sit for the 6 p.m. dinner seating (see below).

  • Angels Trumpet Ale House
  • Athenian Express
  • Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
  • Breadfruit & Rum Bar
  • Carly’s Bistro
  • Giant Coffee
  • Hsin Café
  • Jobot Coffee Shop
  • Matt’s Big Breakfast
  • Phoenix Public Market
  • Pita Jungle
  • Portland’s Restaurant & Wine Bar
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Song Bird Coffee & Tea House
  • Squash Blossom
  • Tammie Coe/li>
  • The Turf Irish Pub
  • Welcome Diner
  • Plus Food Trucks parked along First St.


Scheduled Highlights (be sure to check out the FULL schedule of events):

The Kick-Off Salad Toss
A “massive” ceremonial salad toss by Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel’s Chef Brian Archibald. Yep, a giant salad will be tossed using a tarp. Guests will gather around a recipe of fresh and local ingredients, typically discarded due to their bruised appearance.

  • When: 2:15 p.m.
  • Where: Intersection of Pierce & First Street


A “Mobile Garden Parade”
Gardens in buckets, some on wheels, including trucks, wheelbarrows, and bikes, will be led by Bad Cactus Brass Band.

  • When: 3:15 p.m.
  • Where: Begins at Garfield Street, marching north to Roosevelt and looping back to Garfield


Formal Dinner Seating
Take a seat! Break bread with hundreds of your closest and new-found friends at the half-mile long dinner table.

  • When: 6 p.m.
  • Where: The dinner table on 1st St.. stretching from Taylor St. to Margaret T. Hance Park


Sunset Toast
A formal toast to reconnect urban dwellers with a focus on the importance of the sun’s changing position and schedule in agricultural life.

  • When: 7:33 p.m. – to be exact. (The official time of Sunset, April 13, 2013.)


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