© Dawn Kish
FOOD-TRUCKERSBrad and Kat Moore
You really have to love what you do if you're willing to work in a 10-by-8-foot space that reaches 140 degrees in the summer. Good thing Brad and Kat Moore like to sweat. Since 2010, the pair has been serving up gourmet hotdogs as the duo behind Short Leash Hot Dogs, and despite the temps, they clearly love their gig. "We meet some incredible people," Brad says about their customers and fellow food-truckers. "It's a neat community that's been cultivated." Indeed, the food-truck phenomenon has taken Phoenix by storm, and the Moores are part of a trend that has helped revitalize downtown Phoenix. "People really root for local businesses," Kat says. "We'll be driving down the street, and people are honking and giving thumbs up." Next time you spot the Short Leash truck, stop by and try the 7th Inning Stretch — a Schreiner's hotdog covered in peanut butter, bacon, barbecue sauce, smoked Gouda and Cracker Jack, wrapped in naan. Kat swears it's phenomenal.
— Kathy RitchieFor more information, call 480-620-8479 or visit www.shortleashhotdogs.com.