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Scottsdale Culinary Festival to feature local restaurants, chefs

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PHOENIX — Some of the best chefs in Arizona will be cooking up a storm Saturday and Sunday at the Scottsdale Culinary Festival.

Crowds will get their fancy feed on at the weekend event held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall near Indian School Road and Drinkwater Boulevard.

Tickets for the 40th anniversary festival were priced at $12 for general admission to $150 for the VIP experience.

The festival will feature a beer and wine garden both days and a cocktail lounge. The Liquid Arizona lounge will offer wine, spirits and craft beer from around the state.

There are also events like chef demonstrations from established local chefs who will showcase their talents for an audience or a free teen cook-off where you can watch young chefs from around the Valley compete in a culinary challenge.

Nineties bands Everclear and Eve6 will head up the live-music performances. Over 25 bands were scheduled to play over the two days.

Tom’s BBQ and catering, Yaya’s Mexican Bar and Grill and Roka Akor will be among the dozens of restaurants on site.

Kids won’t be bored, either.

There will be a free play area for children 12 and under that will feature a bouncy house, games and arts and crafts.

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