Lights, camera, kibbles: Short Leash hosts first 'Halloweenie' dog costume party


From Jimmy Buffett to sharks, tacos and rabbis, downtown’s dogs donned their best coordinating Halloween costumes with their owners at Short Leash’s first-ever ‘Halloweenie’ dog costume party. Read story

Businesses report success through summer, despite regular drop in traffic due to heat


During the summer months in Phoenix, when college students return home from school and people are less likely to go out in the sweltering heat, businesses often suffer. This year, however, they’ve generally seen success. Read story

Local restaurant owners chat food at TEDx talk


The Evans Churchill Community Association hosted its second TEDx event at the Phoenix Convention Center last night. Local restaurant owners, food truck entrepreneurs and foodies spoke to the audience. Read story

Downtown businesses expand through city


Downtown has seen a trend as businesses expand into other locations throughout the city. Matt’s Big Breakfast, Short Leash Hot Dogs and Lola Coffee have all expanded out of downtown in the past year. Read story

Pinewood Classic event at Short Leash ignites nostalgia for contestants

Short Leash Hot Dogs put on a pinewood derby Saturday that pitted contestants against each other with their uniquely designed, hand-crafted cars. The event was created to spark interest in local businesses and encourage participation in other downtown events. Read story

Coffee shop, food truck collaborate to present Shine and Dine lunchtime event


For the past six weeks, the Short Leash Hot Dogs food truck has parked in front of Shine Coffee on Vernon Avenue every Wednesday to create “Shine and Dine,” a lunchtime collaboration event. Read story

Craft brewing gains ground: Phoenix Brewers Invitational weekend event in Heritage Square


Heritage Square Park drew 66 local and national breweries at the Phoenix Brewers International this weekend, where those of legal drinking age could sample beers with the purchase of a $35 plastic 12-ounce beer mug. Read story

Local food vendors come together to support Hey Joe! owner diagnosed with cancer

Members of the Phoenix Street Food Coalition have banded together to raise money to offset the medical costs for Margita Webb, co-owner of the Hey Joe! Filipino Street Food food truck, who was diagnosed with stage three cancer. Read story

Slide show: Short Leash Hot Dogs opens permanent location downtown


After three years as one of the Valley’s top food trucks, Short Leash Hotdogs opened a permanent location in downtown Phoenix Tuesday, corresponding with National Hot Dog Day. Read story

Study: Phoenix small businesses see a growing economy


Small business owners look at the Phoenix economy favorably as experts believe it is continuing to grow, according to the 2013 Chase-Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Pulse of the Small Business Survey conducted by Chase Bank and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce in June. Read story