Park West, a West Valley lifestyle center, and The Peoria Education Foundation announce the return of the progressive dine-around event, Follow the Fork. Taking place Sat., Oct. 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., all proceeds benefit The Peoria Education Foundation.

The event features complimentary samplings from 12 (and counting!) of the open-air shopping center’s popular dining destinations and tenants, a live performance from Rock Lobster, photo opportunities, interactive art, 50/50 raffle, stadium bag, and more.

“Due to the success and popularity of our inaugural Follow the Fork event last year, we are pleased to once again partner with The Peoria Education Foundation for this fun and family friendly community event,” says Kelly Price, Park West’s business development manager. “We are proud to be part of this community and want to do our part to help our neighbors, and especially our students, thrive through important fundraisers such as this.”
Participating restaurants and tenants include:
• BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
• Candle Chemistry
• Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers
• Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
• Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria
• Harkins Theatres
• Jalapeño Inferno
• Kasai Japanese Steakhouse
• Mary’s Mountain Cookies
• Olive Gourmet
• Park West Market
• Pita Jungle
• Rolling Back Boutique
• The Sicilian Butcher
• Wildflower
• Yama Sushi

General admission tickets begin at $35 and include all tastings from participating vendors, entertainment, concert, and a stadium bag. Limited VIP tickets are $60 and include all tastings from participating vendors, entertainment, concert, and stadium bag, as well as entry to the exclusive VIP reception at Jalapeño Inferno from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., including refreshments. Tickets can be purchased via