There is a lot of buzz about the ever-growing North Central dining district—and now, foodies can enjoy the area while helping a great cause.

On Thursday, April 13 the Madison Education Foundation will host its annual “Madison Tasting Tour,” which provides participants the opportunity to ride a traditional yellow Madison school bus to “taste” several of Phoenix’s popular midtown restaurants, including: Pomelo at the Orchard; Ladera Taverna Y Cocina; Sierra Bonita Grill; and Mary Coyle’s Ice Cream Parlor. Food pairings and cocktails will be served.

Seating for the Madison Tasting Tour is limited to a total of 100 guests. Two groups of 50 each will depart at 5:30 and 6:15 p.m., respectively, from the Madison District Office at 5601 N. 16th St. The event does sell out quickly.

A donation of $65 per person benefits the Madison Education Foundation, which supports music and the arts programs in all eight Madison Elementary School District schools. Tickets for the Madison Tasting Tour may be booked online at For more information, call 602-664-7964.


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