The Viva La Local food festival is today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rillito Park, 4502 N. First Ave.
More than 25 restaurants will serve $5 plates of food. There will also be more than 80 farmers market vendors, local beer and wine, and local bands. Admission is $6, and kids under age 12 enter free. The food festival is presented by Heirloom Farmers Markets.
Living Streets Alliance is offering complimentary bike valet parking.
Restaurants include Mama Louisa’s, Queen Creek Olive Oil, Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue, Mother Hubbard’s, Gourmet Girls, Augustín Kitchen, Loews Ventana Canyon, JW Marriot, Café at The YWCA, Pasco Kitchen, Veg In a Box, Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks, Rod’s KC BBQ, The Twisted Tandoor, Snow Peas, Pastiche, Renee’s Organic Oven and Boca, among others.
Beer and wine provided by Iron John’s, Borderlands, Barrio, Sentinel Peak, Arizona Stronghold and Quench Distributing. More info at vivalalocalfoodfest.com
Share your experiences with us on Twitter under the hashtag #VivalaLocal. Even if you can’t make it, check back for live photos and videos from the Star’s food reporter Andi Berlin.