Latest News

Fries take center stage at this upcoming Sacramento festival

Drunken pig fries are among the concoctions planned for the Sac Fry Fest on April 28 at Roosevelt Park.
Drunken pig fries are among the concoctions planned for the Sac Fry Fest on April 28 at Roosevelt Park. Courtesy of University of Beer

Spuds is the name and fried is the game when Sac Fry Fest comes to town this weekend.

The festival comes to Roosevelt Park on Saturday, and brings over a dozen vendors and even more different types of fries to try, including dessert fries.

Fries aren't all the festival is about, however. There will also be live music, a Maker's Bazaar and a Kid's Zone. To fry up some friendly competition, we asked vendors to share their fry concoctions and explain why their fries are fit to be crowned the best of the fest.

Brian Stansberry, owner of Flavor Face

Fries: Crawfish fries, Curry Chicken Fries

Q. Why do you think your fries will win?

A. If flavor, freshness and texture are considered along with originality and respect to culture, we have a very good chance of winning the Loaded Fry Competition.

Cecil Rhodes II, COO of Cecil's Taste

Fries: Jamba Fries

Q. Why do you think your fries will win?

A. We brought two dishes that people love on their own and married them. Like, this was one of those dishes that I asked myself – why haven’t I done this before ...

Sean Biggs, COO, University of Beer

Fries: Asian Style Fries, Drunken Pig Fries

Q. Why do you think your fries will win?

A. Our fries will win because they're a unique, house-made creation that reflect our values and history. A lot of pride goes into these dishes.

Matthew Eustice, owner Turnt Up Food Truck

Fries: Korean BBQ Beef Fries

Q. Why do you think your fries will win?

A. I think we will win the competition based on our love we put into our product, our “Turnt Up” Flavors, and presentation.

Stefani Carruth, director of Piggy Operations, Bacon Mania Sacramento

Fries: Mac Fries, Piggy Fries

Q. Why do you think your fries will win?

A. EVERYONE loves mac and cheese and fries, put them together and they are always a winning combination! Of course the piggy fries are a completely new and different concept that we know will be a winner for sure!

Joanne Suavillo, chef/co-owner of Wandering Boba

Fries: Sisig fries, 808 fries

Q. Why do you think your fries will win?

A. It’s a unique fry option to the Sacramento area which you won’t be able to get anywhere else.

Joe Robinson, chef of New Bite Mobile Food

Fries: Big daddy fry

Q. Why do you think your fries will win?

A. The reason why I know my fry should and will win at the festival is because all my fries are fresh cut, never-frozen, cutting fresh right there on the truck.Sac Fry FestWhere: Roosevelt Park, 1615 9th St., Sacramento

When: Saturday, April 28, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (VIP early entry at 2 p.m.)

Cost: $10-$30

Information: sacfryfest.com

  Comments