Left: Hefty Fries from Hefty Gyros | Right: Jamba Fries from Cecil's Taste

What’s better than a big ol’ pile of hot french fries? Well, loading them up with all kinds of good stuff on top, that’s what! Bacon? Yup. Cheese? You betcha. Egg? Why not! Sacramento’s first-ever food festival dedicated to loaded fries, Sac Fry Fest, is coming to Roosevelt Park on April 28 from 3 – 7 p.m. More than a dozen local chefs and food vendors will be on hand, from Drewski’s, to Hefty Gyros, to Bacon Mania, to Wandering Boba, to the Turnt Up Food Truck, all with their own spin on loaded fries. From savory to sweet and everything in between, you get to bask in the chefs’ creative recipes and then vote for your favorite! What’s even better is that while shoving your face with amazing food, you also get to enjoy live entertainment from the likes of Island of Black and White, The Scratch Outs, Brian Rogers, Sac Dance Lab and more. Proceeds from the sales of beer and cider go to Friends of Front Street Animal Shelter, so be sure to drink up! Learn more about Sac Fry Fest, which is being put on by veteran food event planners SactoMoFo, and buy $10 general admission tickets or $30 VIP tickets in advance at Sacfryfest.com. Kids 8-and-under are free!

**This write-up first appeared in print on page 15 of issue #263 (April 9 – 23, 2018)**