[Source: Kellie Hwang, azcentral.com]
It’s been confirmed: The Mobile Food Truck Court will launch on Nov. 5 at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market.
Brad Moore, owner of Short Leash Hotdogs, is spearheading the effort. He hopes to draw downtown employees.
The trucks will be set up in the parking lot, with tables and chairs underneath the carports for shade. If all goes well, Phoenix Public Market owner Cindy Gentry said the hope is to renovate the parking lot with misters to make it more diner-friendly. She is looking forward to food court and thinks it will add to the foot traffic in the market.
“I love the energy of the trucks and the people,” she said. “The food is fabulous, and this will really create a good synergy with the public market. Nothing but positivity can come from this.”
Here are the confirmed food trucks for the opening:
- Riteway Catering: smoked barbecue.
- Paradise Melts: grilled cheese sandwiches.
- Short Leash Hotdogs: gourmet hotdogs.
- Sunshine and Spice: Asian fusion.
- Sweet Republic: ice cream.
Moore hopes to add more trucks and rotate them.
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Fridays, starting Nov. 5.
Downtown Phoenix Public Market, 14 E. Pierce St., Phoenix.
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 that calls itself the Phoenix Street Food Coalition is working to change that. Yesterday, the group announced its involvement with a new weekly event coming to the Phoenix Public Market, aMobile Food Court that will open for lunch every Friday starting October 1.
Once the Mobile Food Court starts up, you’ll be able to sample an excellent crepe from Truckin’ Good Food, bite into a gourmet hot dog from Short Leash Dogs, indulge in some creme brulee from Torched Goodness, and snack on homemade treats from other coalition members, including La Vida Locavore, Puro Sabor, FruFru Pops, Udder Delights, What’s Your Grind, and MF Tasty.
The Mobile Food Court will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday at 14 E. Pierce St., beginning Friday, October 1st.