The Daily Courier Logo
Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
6:41 AM Wed, Sept. 19th

Chowing down at Urban Eats; food festival continues today downtown

Urban Eats (formerly called the Prescott Food Truck Festival) boasts 20 vendors, a four-story inflatable slide, and Funk Frequency belting out the tunes. The festival continues today at Mile High Middle School, downtown.

Photo by Max Efrein.

Urban Eats (formerly called the Prescott Food Truck Festival) boasts 20 vendors, a four-story inflatable slide, and Funk Frequency belting out the tunes. The festival continues today at Mile High Middle School, downtown.

Anyone who attended the Prescott Food Truck Festival in September should clearly recall two aspects: very long lines and a shortage of food.

“I didn’t hardly eat anything last year because of the frickin’ lines,” said Mike Kincaid, who had just finished eating some rib tips from one of the vendors at this season’s festival on Saturday, May 21.

“We sold out of food pretty quickly and even went to grab more from the grocery store and that sold out too,” said Steve Anaya, one of the operators of White Eyes Fresh Fry Bread, a returning vendor.

Renamed Urban Eats, the event — which continues today, May 22, at the football field of Prescott Mile High Middle School — looks quite a bit different this time around.

Primarily, there are just many more vendors.

“We’ve doubled the number of vendors to 20,” said promoter of the event, Steve Gottlieb. “We had no idea what to expect last time.”

To help accomplish this expansion, Gottlieb opened the event up to any food businesses willing to set up tents and cook onsite.

One such business is Nastee Dogs, a hand-made hot dog eatery located off South Montezuma Street in Prescott.

“It’s nice that they expanded to businesses like ours that don’t have a truck,” Nastee Dogs owner Paul Moskovich said. “We’ve been trying hard to be a part of community events like this.”

Other changes include making it a two-day event and bringing in a four-story inflatable slide. It also includes live music.

“Maybe I should have gotten a bigger one,” Gottlieb joked about the slide.

The event begins today, Sunday, May 22, at 11 a.m. Mile High Middle School downtown and closes at 6 p.m. Admission is $5.