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Phoenix street food coalition

May 13, 2014
phoenix street food coalition, brad moore

Phoenix is becoming the culinary mecca of foodie culture. Not only are chefs earning national recognition in various eateries, but mobile kitchens are scoring some street-cred as well.

Engines are just getting started in the Valley’s food truck scene. Truck-spawned establishments are serving up eclectic menus throughout Maricopa County. From dynamite Pho, to non-traditional po’boys and mouthwatering grilled cheese, the Valley of the Sun is a force to be reckoned with. While critics believed the meals-on-wheels approach was a dining fad, gourmet eats at reasonable prices proved the opinion wrong.

Mobile-eatery pioneers Brad and Kat Moore didn’t waste time with offering their unique version of street grub. It was then that the husband-and-wife team envisioned the next step for mobile kitchen owners.

Once Short Leash Hot Dogs launched, “We started doing the farmers markets and realized we were sharing space with these other guys. Kat suggested starting a food truck association,” Moore says.

From there, it evolved.

In 2010, the Phoenix Street Food Coalition was born. Their goal is simple: to bring food vendors, local business and the community together, and shed light on how street food can help cities and local businesses prosper.


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