Phoenix Street Food Coalition

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2014

    From Food Trucks to Food Halls: The Future of the Food Truck Scene in Phoenix

    It's been years since food trucks exploded onto the mainstream dining scene. Three years ago they were all the rage, spawning television shows, cook books, and festivals all over the country. In 2011 the Phoenix Street Food Coalition counted less than ten members; today there are more than 60 trucks ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014
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    February 3, 2014

    New Food Truck Alert: Comfort Cravings Hits Phoenix

    A new food truck is here to comfort the masses of Phoenix -- with comfort food.

  • Dining

    November 14, 2013
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    October 24, 2013

    Top 5 Things To Eat This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

    It's a busy weekend for Valley food lovers. With a two-day food truck festival and plenty of Halloween-themed dining and drinking in the works, we're planning on hitting it hard. Here are the best things to put in your mouth this weekend. A Taste of the Trucks Saturday, October 26 Roosevelt Row ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Taste of the Trucks 2013: Here's the Final Lineup for RoRo's Two-Day Event on October 26 and 27

    After a two-year break from hosting food truck fests, Roosevelt Row and the Phoenix Street Food Coalition are back with Taste of the Trucks, a two-day food truck fest. On Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, they're bringing 50 trucks downtown for an event with live music and a beer and win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Taste of the Trucks Two-Day Food Truck Festival Will Hit Downtown Phoenix This Fall, Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

    It's been two years since Roosevelt Row CDC and the Phoenix Street Food Coalition hosted a slew of food trucks in downtown Phoenix. We got pretty pumped up at the idea of having so many food trucks in our backyard in 2011, but long lines made that first festival pretty difficult to enjoy. This tim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    New Phoenix Food Truck Features Grilled Cheese, Loaded Spuds, Two Fat Guys

    When business partners and friends Rick Mikulic and Marshall Roossin came up 2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese as the name for their new food truck, subtlety wasn't part of the equation. "Everybody likes grilled cheese," Mikulic says, "and it's a broad enough category to do a lot of different things with. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Short Leash Hot Dogs to Open Permanent Location in Downtown Phoenix

    Short Leash Hot Dogs, the venerated food truck featuring gourmet hot dogs wrapped in a warm naan "bun," soon will have a permanent dog house -- so to speak. See also: - Short Leash Hot Dogs' Recipe in Eat St. Cookbook Out This Week - Six Phoenix Food Trucks, Rated "We've been mulling it over for q ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 14, 2013
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    March 14, 2013

    Six Valley Food Trucks, Rated

    The Phoenix food truck craze is over. Not that we still don't enjoy food trucks. Their offerings at lower commitment levels than those of their dine-in brethren make them the most accessible and cheapest culinary adventures in town. But gone is the hype of the new. With more than 30 food trucks cur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    New Food Truck Alert: Hao Bao, Chinese Soul Food

    The rise in mobile comfort food -- mostly southern up to this point -- is taking a turn to the east, the Far East, with the debut of a new food truck scheduled to hit the streets of Old Town Scottsdale tonight. Hao Bao, a Chinese soul food truck, will be serving handmade dumplings and noodle soup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    New Food Truck Alert: Liberty's Biscuits to Launch in Gilbert

    While the food truck scene's been buzzing in Central and Downtown Phoenix for a while now, outlying areas have been severely lacking in mobile food options. Last month Glendale started to turn that tide with the debut of one of the city's hottest new eateries, Old Dixie's Southern Kitchen. Well, l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Chow Bella's One-Stop Guide to Metro Phoenix Food Trucks: When and Where to Find Them

    News flash: The Phoenix food truck scene has exploded over the last year. If you haven't been keeping up (or if you're living under some sort of giant, crushing rock) you might be missing out on some exciting new eats to hit the Valley streets. To be fair, food trucks do move...a lot, and it's easy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Food Truck Mania is Back: And This Time, There's a Pork Battle

    Nothing says "mania" more than a fleet of Valley food trucks in one area serving as many tasty snacks, bites, and treats as fast as folks can order them. And nothing says "battle" more than pork. Okay, not so much. But still, pork battle! See also: Ten Favorite Phoenix Food Trucks Both will come t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Nine Food Trucks We Wish Would Road Trip to Phoenix

    See also: 10 Corporate Food Trucks Totally Bogarting the Mobile Kitchen Scene, Man Don't get us wrong, we're damn proud of the Valley's mobile food scene. And it's not like Phoenix doesn't boast some nationally recognized trucks. Now-defunct Truckin' Good Food from Jeff Kraus made a list of Most In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    New Food Truck Alert: Sweet Jonez Rocking Cupcakes

    Despite what you might have been hoping thinking, signs seem to show that the cupcake trend not only lives on -- it's still going strong. Earlier this month we introduced you to Sweet Jonez Rocking Cupcakes, the first cupcake food truck in the Valley. Yes, the fusion of two of the biggest food tre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Phoenix Gets Its First Cupcake Food Truck, Because Cupcakes . . . and Food Trucks

    Though the answer, "Well, duh," may be the automatic reply to the announcement that the Phoenix area officially has its first mobile cupcake food truck, surprisingly enough, one hasn't existed before now. Launched in January, Sweet Jonez Rocking Cupcakes joined the Phoenix Street Food Coalition at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Battle of the Food Truck Hot Dogs: Epic vs. Short Leash

    You've seen gourmet food trucks all over town. Each one has its own different spin, giving a unique twist to casual street eats. For the most part, each better-known truck has its own specialty... except two of them. There is a pair of trucks prowling the Valley offering gourmet hot dogs. Since the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Big Brain Update: Brian and Margita Webb

    In preparation for this year's Big Brain awards, we're checking up with a few of last year's winners. Our Big Brains today: Brian and Margita Webb Hey Joe! has certainly been keeping busy since winning Phoenix New Times' Big Brain Award last year. With their "no roach, roach coach" turning out Fil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Valley Food Trucks Roll Into North Phoenix and Scottsdale This Saturday

    In 2011, when I wrote about the Valley's year in food trucks, Brad Moore, founder and president of the Phoenix Street Food Coalition and owner of the gourmet mobile hotdog eatery Short Leash Hotdogs (which he owns with wife Kat), told me the popularity of food trucks in Phoenix has made for good dis ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 29, 2011
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    November 14, 2011

    Two New Food Trucks Roll Into the Valley

    ​This month, two more food trucks joined the Phoenix Street Food Coalition, tipping its number of mobile specialty food members to over twenty-five. The first, Aji Mobile Foods, is a father and soon team focused on Latin American fare and has made its first few appearances at the Avondale Far ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Superstition Farm's Got a Super Food Truck

    ​As part of the ongoing parade of new food trucks driving their way into the Valley, last week, the folks at Superstition Farm & Udder Delights announced their food truck had officially become part of the Phoenix Street Food Coalition. Called the SuperFarm SuperTruck and most frequently seen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    New Food Truck Alert: Don Ruggiero and Lacey Higginson of Duck Duck Pig

    ​The business: Duck Duck Pig What they're packin': Gourmet takes on classic sandwiches all featuring either duck or pork. This means everything from a pork belly BLT to a pineapple jerk pulled pork with coleslaw. The story: Ruggiero and Higginson are both fans of duck and pork and after chec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Musical Lineup Announced For First Annual Phoenix Food Truck Festival

    Ando Muneno​Our sister blog, Chow Bella, knows the score when it comes to the whole food truck boom here in Phoenix. As such, the staff there has all details regarding tickets to the first annual Phoenix Food Truck festival, which features over 30 food trucks taking over A.R.T.S. Project #1/ 408 E ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Five New Food Trucks Join Phoenix Street Food Coalition, More on the Way

    T-Licious Teazy Tacos​Whoever said the food truck fad was on its way out better get his engine checked. Thanks to Food Truck Fridays at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market and the upcoming Phoenix Food Truck Festival on October 22, grabbing grub from a motorized vehicle never tasted so good. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Whole Foods Food Truck Day and Frozen Grapes in Today's Eater's Digest

    ​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives? Food Truck Extravaganza  Hey Scottsdale -- this is what you're doing for lunch today. Whole Foods Market Raintree is teaming up with the Phoenix Street Food Coalition for their second Food Truc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2011

    Catch Short Leash, Bella Strada, Carte Blanche Gourmet Tacos and More Today at Whole Foods

    Brad and Kat Moore of Short Leash Hot Dogs​Been too busy to chase the wheels of some of the Valley's finest food trucks? Need to make a stop at Whole Foods? Your lunch plans today just got a lot more interesting. Today from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Whole Foods in Scottsdale will host its first Foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Food Truck Info Session: Don't Quit Your Day Job Yet

    Carol Blonder Phoenix Street Food Coalition panel discussion​ Judging by the crowd of more 75 people attending last night's food truck information session at Modified Arts, you can bet Phoenix will see new mobile food vendors up and running soon. The session was sponsored as a part of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Roosevelt Row's A.R.T.S. Markets Bring Food to First and Third Fridays

    photo by Claire LawtonStreet food, Short Leash Hot Dog style. ​If you're hungry between gallery shows on any given First or Third Friday on Roosevelt Row, be sure to check out the empty lot-turned-market that'll debut April 1. (Not a fool's day joke, we promise.) A.R.T.S. Market, is part of Roosev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Wanna Start A Food Truck? Learn How at Upcoming Panel Discussion

    How do these guys operate a successful food truck? Find out at an upcoming talk.​These days, creative, recession-savvy entrepreneurs know that you don't need the overhead of a restaurant to feed the masses -- just put your biz on wheels and let hungry people come to you. Although the n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Brad and Kat Moore of Short Leash Hot Dogs

    Kelly Green​ The business: Short Leash Hot Dogs What they're packin': Gourmet hot dogs named after real-life dogs, topped with lots of fresh ingredients and wrapped in a warm naan "bun" (don't worry all you orthodox hot dog eaters out there, they'll throw your dog in an old-school bun upon requ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Mobile Food Court Starts in November

    Image courtesy of Brad Moore​ After a slight delay, Phoenix will finally be able to take its food truck scene to the next level. Friday, Nov. 5 marks the beginning of a Mobile Food Court to be held at Downtown Phoenix Public Market every Friday - and yes, it is actually happening, organizers assur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Downtown Mobile Food Court Postponed

    Torched Goodness​ We're still scratching our heads from yesterday's announcement that Crave Culinary Festival is being postponed until January 2011. Today's news: The Mobile Food Court that was supposed to happen every Friday starting October 1 at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market has now been ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Eric Ireland of Torched Goodness

    Kelly Green Eric Ireland, torch in hand, is ready to burn something up -- and hopefully it's creme brulee​With the sweet smell of caramelized sugar floating from his white catering truck, Chef Eric Ireland plays with fire on a daily basis.   In fact, when he's not concocting next wee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Mobile Food Court Coming to Phoenix Public Market

    Torched GoodnessLocal food trucks like Torched Goodness are rolling into downtown.​Phoenix isn't exactly on a roll -- yet. But a mobile street food revolution is slowly taking shape here.Stringent laws in Valley cities have made it hard for food cart culture to flourish locally, but a new group th ... More >>