Food Truck Frenzy

Street Eats Food Truck Festival, Day One: Shorter Lines, Better Organized Than Last Year, and We Share Our Favorite (and Not So Favorite) Tastes

Last year's first-ever Street Eats festival did not exactly endear itself to many of our readers -- and we weren't so happy either, for that matter. Among the problems: long lines, terrible traffic, confusion about payment methods and trucks running out of food. To be fair, this is a challenge that's faced more than one food truck festival -- but still, we wondered how (if at all) things could change this year, for the second annual event sponsored by Chow Bella's parent, Phoenix New Times.

Well, color us impressed. We left the first day of the festival (you can still catch day two tomorrow) full and happy. (Editor's Note: For purposes of comparison, we sent the same two writers who covered the event last year.)

See also: -Street Eats Food Truck Festival at Salt River Fields 2013: Day One (Slideshow) -Street Eats Food Truck Festival Offers Tasty Food, Long Lines, and a Few Lessons for Next Time -L.A.'s Grilled Cheese Truck Makes Phoenix Debut This Weekend -Chow Bella's One-Stop Guide to Metro Phoenix Food Trucks: When and Where to Find Them

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Ando Muneno and Lauren Saria