New Gourmet Hot Dog Food Truck (Frank.) Hits the Streets in October

El Puerco: Pancetta-wrapped all-beef hot dog, pulled pork, pepperjack cheese, coleslaw, onion frizzles, and whiskey BBQ sauce.
Heads up, hot dog hounds: a new food truck loaded with gourmet franks and scratch-made sides will be hitting the Valley's streets in October.

Courtesy of Adam Allison, executive chef at North Scottsdale's Skeptical Chymist, the hot dog truck, aptly called Frank. (for obvious ties to the tubular meat as well as Allison's admiration of the 1940's crooner Frank Sinatra), will feature gourmet dogs and sausages with a chef-ly twist.

How chef-ly? For advice on his food truck, Allison turned to Jeff Kraus (Crepe Bar), whose currently defunct Truckin' Good Food truck was named one of the nation's "Top 10 Most Influential Food Trucks" by the Huffington Post.

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New Barbecue Food Truck Rolls Into the Valley

One-Eighty Q
The aromas of the Valley's barbecue scene just got one food truck stronger.

Joining other 'cue-centric mobile kitchens like AZ Barbecue, Tom's BBQ Pig Rig, and Q Up BBQ, One-Eighty Q, the newest barbecue food truck, hit the streets in late July.

Here's what barbecue hounds can expect.

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Stone Bread Pizza Hits the Valley Food Truck Scene

Saffron Jak
A new and decidedly unique pizza has hit the Valley's thriving food truck arena -- and this one comes stoned.

Saffron Jak Original Stone Bread Pizza, billed by owners Jayson and Jaymes Khademi as "the only stone bread pizza in Phoenix," features a rotating menu of globally inspired, stone-cooked pies with a foundation of sangak, a Persian whole wheat sourdough flatbread.

Ready for a stone bread pizza lunch -- or breakfast? Here's what to expect.

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Pizza People Food Truck Opening Permanent Location in Central Phoenix

Laura Hahnefeld
Another Phoenix food truck has found a brick-and-mortar home.

On the heels of Sit...Stay from Short Leash Hot Dogs and Mamma Toledo's Pies, which opened a shared brick-and-mortar space at 110 East Roosevelt Street on Roosevelt Row in July, Pizza People, the mobile kitchen of artisan pies, has announced its getting a permanent location as well: at 1326 North Central Avenue, in the former home of Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar.

"The restaurant will make the workload on the truck easier," says MaryBeth Scanlon, who co-owns Pizza People with her husband, Tim. "Plus, now we can serve beer -- because what goes better with pizza than beer?"

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New Food Truck Event Features Booze-Infused Eats and Cocktail Competition

Street Tacos from Luncha Libre
Fans of mobile eats backed with a bit of booze may want to clear their calendars for what might be the first alcohol-centric food truck event in the Valley.

From 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, August 17, Food Truck Caravan, the ongoing Saturday night meet-up of food trucks at Fifth Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard in Scottsdale, will convene for its first-ever Caravan Cocktail Challenge.

Got a taste for beer-battered fish and a killer cocktail recipe that could win a spot on a Scottsdale restaurant's menu? You'll want to ready them both.

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

2 Fat Guys Grilled Cheese
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. And, well, I'm one of the fat guys."

Mikulic, originally from Kansas City, and Roossin, from Long Island, came up with the idea last year as a way to supplement their jewelry businesses. Liking the cost-effectiveness of a food truck and encouraged by the success of The Grilled Cheese Truck, the popular, L.A.-based mobile kitchen franchise that made its Phoenix debut in January of this year (Mikulic and Roossin have yet to visit due to the long lines), 2 Fat Guys, armed with cheesy sandwiches and loaded spuds, will be hitting the streets soon.

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Chandler's Hungry Monk Goes Mobile With Traveling Monk Food Truck

While Valley food trucks like Short Leash Hot Dogs, Mamma Toledo's, and Jamburritos are preparing to add four walls to their four wheels, a popular Chandler restaurant is putting things in reverse.

The Hungry Monk, the three-year-old neighborhood bar and eatery from ex-Buffalo Wings & Rings franchisee Jim Lolli, now has its own food truck: The Traveling Monk.

And for those wondering where The Hungry Monk's celebrated beer offerings will be when The Traveling Monk hits the road here's a hint: You'll be eating them.

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New Food Truck Alert: The Great Pho King Food Truck, Serving French-Vietnamese Fusion

Lauren Saria
Crispy crepes (banh xeo)
Though it's not exactly prime food truck season, the city's mobile eateries are fearlessly charging ahead. Case in point: the opening of a new Scottsdale food truck court and a fresh face entering the street-eats scene.

We're referring to The Great Pho King Food Truck, which has been open for about six weeks now, already having made appearances at Astor House, Four Peaks Brewery and last week at the Phoenix Public Market.

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Not a Single Phoenix Food Truck Made the Cut for the Daily Meal's List of Best Food Trucks in America . . . Again. What Gives?

New Times archives
Not even Short Leash Hot Dogs made the list
The first time the Daily Meal came out with its list of 101 Best Food Trucks in America we were neither offended nor surprised no food trucks in metro Phoenix, the sixth-largest city in the United States, made the cut. We often get overlooked when it comes to culinary awards. And as usual, the majority of the recognition went to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.

But this time around, we're pretty annoyed.

See also:
- Six Phoenix Food Trucks, Rated
- Hey Joe! Filipino Food Truck on Cooking Channel's New Street Food Show, Eat Street
- Short Leash Hot Dogs' Recipe in Eat St. Cookbook Out This Week

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Food Truck Caravan Rolls Into Downtown Scottsdale Starting This Saturday Night

Satay Hut
When it comes to the food truck revolution, the city of Scottsdale has been slow to come to the cabal.

See also:
- Short Leash Hot Dogs to Open Permanent Location in Downtown Phoenix
- Six Phoenix Food Trucks, Rated

But no longer. From 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. starting this Saturday, May 18, and every Saturday night following, a caravan of food trucks will roll into downtown Scottsdale at 5th Avenue and Goldwater Boulevard.

Here's what food truck fans can expect.

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