The food-truck industry in metro Phoenix has captured the attention of Mayor Greg Stanton, who said, “They’re a lot of fun and very creative. They add vibrancy and zest to the community. ... I enjoy their food.”
The 2013 Taste of the Trucks event will be held on Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, and will be capped at 2,500 people per day.
2 Fat Guys will offer 12 kinds of grilled cheese sandwiches -- from classics made with ingredients like bacon, tomato, and avocado to more inventive selections, including a Brie, Granny Smith apple, and honey creation (To Brie or Not to Brie) and one called The Toasty Pig made with pepper jack and Havarti cheeses, thin slices of pork, pickles, onions, and barbecue sauce.
The menu is food porn for metallers at its finest, and changes with daily specials like the Molly Hatchet, a half-pound burger with sausage fennel gravy, maple syrup and bacon.
The truck comes from Mike Baum (front of the "house") and chef Eddy Pham, who met just a year ago and realized they would need each other to enter -- and be successful in -- the street food biz. They almost got their truck up and running for the spring, but due to health challenges had to push the launch date back.
The Valley’s food trucks are dishing out gourmet hot dogs, Latin American fare, homemade pies and many other delicious and affordable treats.
The truck will set up shop at supermarkets and other venues across the Phoenix area from June 27 through July 7.
It started as a localized trend, but over the past three years, food-truck dining — a newer segment of the Arizona restaurant industry — has blown up into a Valley-wide movement.
The coalition’s main goal is to bring food vendors, local businesses and the community together and to shed light on how street food can help cities and local businesses.
Brian and Margita Webb have been espousing the virtues of Filipino street food via their food truck Hey Joe! since it hit the streets in 2011. Now it's time for their close-up.