The Original Taste

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Forty of the Valley’s best restaurants are coming together this weekend for a fabulous food festival called The Original Taste.

The event also features 70 wines and spirits from all over the world and live entertainment.

General admission tickets are $150. While that might seem pricey, organizers say you'll be getting your money's worth, tasting some of the most amazing food the Valley has to offer.

Proceeds from The Original Taste, which takes place Saturday evening at Scottsdale Waterfront, benefits Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale, and Executive Council Charities.

Yetta Gibson got a sneak peek – and taste – of the incredible event.

Participating restaurants include:

AJ's Fine Foods
Alice Cooperstown Restaurant
Bamboo Club Asian Bistro
Blue Martini Lounge
Bonfire Grill and Bar
BOURBON STEAK by Michael Mina
Bravo Bistro
Culinary Dropout
Eddie's House
Fred's at Barneys New York
Gianfranco Ristorante
Goody Twos Toffee Company
Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Il Terrazzo at The Phoenician
Jimmy Woo's Chinese Food
Modern Steak
Olive & Ivy
Outrageous Olive Oils and Vinegars
Parc Central Progressive American Cuisine
Pita Jungle
RA Sushi Bar Restaurant
RnR Restaurant and Bar
Roaring Fork
Sprinkles Cupcakes
Stingray Sushi
Sushi Roku
The Arrogant Butcher
The Herb Box
The Melting Pot
The Mint
Tommy Bahama's Restaurant and Bar
Waltz & Weiser Whiskey Bar and Cantina
Wildfish Seafood Grille
Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill