Returning after 2 sold out years, the 3rd annual Taste in Tempe continues to be a fan favorite that delivers the opportunity to explore a diverse culinary scene with more than 30 independent restaurants and exclusive craft breweries in one scenic setting, new location Neil G. Giuliano Park at Hayden Ferry Lakeside, Sun., Feb. 21, 1pm – 4pm, below the Mill Avenue bridge.
CBS Radio (KMLE @ 107.9, 94.5 KOOL FM and LIVE 101.5) and R Entertainment present Taste In Tempe at Neil G. Giuliano Park, which stretches a nautical mile from the Mill Avenue bridge to Rural Road along Tempe Town Lake and provides more space for patrons to explore the event. This newest City of Tempe park features shady picnic areas for relaxing and munching on delicious bite-sized samples and sipping savory beverages. Rounding out the day, the Valley’s top chefs perform up-close-and-personal demonstrations, while CBS Radio stations the New KMLE @ 107.9, LIVE 101.5, and 94.5 KOOL FM deliver LIVE music and entertainment.
Last year’s sell-out event presented more than 20 local restaurants, wine and craft brewery sampling, in addition to cooking demonstrations, with appearances by a variety of leading Arizona chefs.
FOOD PARTICIPANTS. A glimpse of Taste In Tempe restaurant participants to date includes:
- Cartel Coffee
- Culinary Dropout
- Rita’s Italian Ice
- Delice Bistro
- Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
- Venezia’s NY Style Pizzeria
- SanTan Brewing Company
- Crêpe Bar
- The Watershed
- Shelley’s Specialty Desserts
- Pig & Pickle
- The Little Thaiger
- Spinato’s Pizzeria
- The Mission @ Minder Binder
- La Bocca Urban Pizzeria + Wine Bar
- The Handlebar
TICKETS. Taste In Tempe tickets include food, wine and craft beer sampling, cooking demonstrations and entertainment. Tickets are available at www.kmle1079.com, www.KOOLRadio.com or www.LIVE1015phoenix.com. Tickets are $59 until the date of the event; $69 at the door. Tempe residents can receive a $10 discount when purchasing tickets online only using the promotional code TEMPE. The last 2 years tickets for Taste in Tempe sold out; fans are advised to purchase in advance to ensure entry to the metro area’s latest premier culinary event.
PARKING. Patrons can park at Hayden Ferry Lakeside Parking Garage located at 68 E Rio Salado Pkwy., west of Mill Avenue.
About R Entertainment. R Entertainment is a national concert and event business development company, which produces and markets more than 200 dates a year. Private corporate gatherings such as the American Express Chairman’s Event, charity events such as Super Bowl XLIX Big Game Big Give, celebrations such as the Harvey Mackay 80th Birthday Event, noteworthy culinary spectacles such as azcentral.com Food & Wine Experience and Check, Please! Arizona Festival, plus The Good Life Festival concert series by Shea Homes are part of the company portfolio. R Entertainment also books concert entertainment nationwide, working with artists such as Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, REO Speedwagon, Eli Young Band, Sinbad, The String Cheese Incident, The Band Perry, Fun., Primus, The Beach Boys, Queen + Paul Rodgers worldwide tour, and others. For latest event and concert dates, visit R-Entertainment.com
About CBS Radio Phoenix. CBS RADIO is one of the largest major-market broadcast media operators in the United States and the undisputed leader in news and sports radio. Producing original audio and video content, live events and exclusive programming broadcast via on-air, online and mobile platforms, CBS RADIO reaches nearly 70 million consumers nationwide each week. As a part of CBS Corporation, the division owns and operates 117 radio stations in 26 markets – including Phoenix, Arizona’s leading country station, the New KMLE @107.9, the Valley’s Greatest Hits 94.5 KOOL FM (classic hits), and the premier Top 40 music station in Phoenix, LIVE 101.5, The Valley’s Hit Music Leader. CBS RADIO distributes its programming via AM, FM and HD Radio stations, Radio.com and CBS Local Digital Media apps, making engaging with audiences easier than ever before. For more information on CBS RADIO, please visit www.cbsradio.com. For more information on the New KMLE @107.9, please visit www.kmle1079.com. For more information on 94.5 KOOL FM, please visit www.KOOLRadio.com. For more information on LIVE 101.5, please visit www.LIVE1015phoenix.com.
About Neil G. Giuliano Park. Neil G. Giuliano Park is named after former Mayor of Tempe Neil G. Giuliano was is credited with being a part of many landmark developments, including the opening of Tempe Town Lake, the groundbreaking of the Metro Light Rail and the Tempe Center for the Arts. The park stretches a nautical mile from the Mill Avenue bridges to Rural Road along Tempe Town Lake. The park includes a pathway that circles Town Lake, passes Sun Devil Stadium and the new State Farm development. An ADA accessible boat ramp, great fishing, biking and walking, as well as shady picnic areas are located within the park.