Food Truck Frenzy

New Food Truck Alert: Comfort Cravings Hits Phoenix

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

Comfort Cravings joined the Phoenix Street Food Coalition at the end of 2013 and will be at Sleepy Dog Saloon and Brewery on Feb. 14 and 21. The truck will also be at First Friday in Mesa, and the Chandler Classic Car and Hot Rod Show on Feb. 22 at Dr. AJ Chandler Park.

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Lori Campbell and Matt Nosal, owners of Comfort Cravings, have more 25 years of experience in the food industry and say they've come to Phoenix with one goal: to serve food that will make us nostalgic for earlier times.

Some menu items include braised pork belly served with fried egg, collards and blood orange gastrique; beer brat sliders with caramelized onions and peppers and served with homemade barbecue chips. They also sell braised short rib fried macaroni and cheese with a pomegranate gastrique.

"Throughout time, comfort foods have been part of family traditions and gatherings that bring people together and provide a feeling of love and warmth," according to the truck's website. "We want you to not only enjoy the food for its quality and taste but for the memories it will bring you."

Comfort Cravings serves out of a refurbished 1966 van that was originally used by a SWAT team in Oregon. Campbell and Nosal said on their website that this van fits their goal of taking the old and making it new.

The truck can be found throughout the Valley by checking out their Twitter, Facebook page and website.

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Natalie Miranda