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Recap: An impressive debut for PHX Night Market

Sushi Cheeto burritos, lobster fries, ice cream stuffed donuts, and shrimp tempura tacos were just a few of the many unique combinations vendors created at PHX Night Market.

For its inaugural event, the two-day Asian-inspired night festival made an impressive debut by transforming downtown Phoenix into a melting pot of cuisines, goods and entertainment.

Here are three highlights from the PHX Night Market:

  1. Several small businesses made their debut for the very first time. Businesses like Khmer Kitchen, Mahalo Made, Lao Hut, Good Fortune Honey & Misfits and others had one thing in common. By the end of day one, their scrumptious dishes and fresh gear came back by popular demand for day two.
  2. 50 food and merchandise vendors attracted guests like Mayor Greg Stanton, Penny, the night market’s mascot and Kyndra Claire of Kyndra’s Kitchen. Each were impressed by the killer street food and lively nighttime ambiance.

  3. Live entertainment wowed the crowds. To go along with the mouth-watering street food specialties, there was a diverse line of entertainment that included an arcade alley by Cobra Arcade Bar, live graffiti art by Paint PHX and Rgentile Artist, and fresh music by local DJs – DJ Psychopat, DJ Panic, DJ Eluzion, DJ Akshen and DJEntrification.

PHX Night Market went above and beyond in achieving its goals of giving attendees the opportunity to taste a variety of ethnic foods and experience a cultural entertainment. It’s no doubt the night market will return into a bigger and better event. Until next time, relive the moment by checking out the footage.

 Squid Skewers - Yan Grill and HotPot

Squid Skewers - Yan Grill and HotPot

 Poke - Poke Hale

Poke - Poke Hale

 Pop 'n Tea Bar - Kuro Milk Tea and The Rosé

Pop 'n Tea Bar - Kuro Milk Tea and The Rosé

 Mahalo Made - Japanese Kine Shave Ice - Strawberry Cheesecake

Mahalo Made - Japanese Kine Shave Ice - Strawberry Cheesecake

 Drunken Tiger - Whole Fried Squid

Drunken Tiger - Whole Fried Squid

 Mayor Greg Stanton trying out some Cambodian curry from Khmer Kitchen.

Mayor Greg Stanton trying out some Cambodian curry from Khmer Kitchen.

Video by Corey Hour
Photos by Dré Bautista