Battle of the Food Truck Hot Dogs: Epic vs. Short Leash

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The Sonoran Dog from Epic Hot Dogs
You've seen gourmet food trucks all over town. Each one has its own different spin, giving a unique twist to casual street eats. For the most part, each better-known truck has its own specialty... except two of them. There is a pair of trucks prowling the Valley offering gourmet hot dogs. Since the menus differ a bit, we decided to try each truck's take on the regional favorite Sonoran dog. Let's take a bite and find out who is top dog.

In This Corner: Epic Hot Dogs's Sonoran Dog

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Epic is the newer of the two hot dog trucks in town. One day, owner Paul Cioczyk got tired of the daily 9-to-5 grind. He got himself a truck, painted it bright blue, and hasn't looked back. Epic's Sonoran Dog is a Schreiner's hot dog wrapped in bacon, topped with pinto beans, chopped tomatoes, onions, mustard, jalapeño sauce, and mayo.

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Short Leash Dogs

, Phoenix, AZ

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Amy Silverman
Amy Silverman

To the people (actually, I suspect one really bored, sad person) leaving all, um, really meaningful comments, here's an idea: 

If you don't want to read blog posts about food trucks (or bacon, or cupcakes, or whatever you're pissed about today), don't. Start your own food blog. And I promise that if I read your blog and leave you comments, I'll put my real name on them -- and I'll do my best to further the discussion, rather than embarrass myself and waste everyone's time. 

And -- you're welcome. (Since this will give you more reason to keep writing bitter, anonymous comments.) Enjoy!

Shooter McGaven
Shooter McGaven

Short Leash por vida ese!!!!

If Jesus were here that is all he would eat.

Kalani
Kalani

The best food truck on earth is Giovannis shrimp wagon in the small town of Haleiwa Oahu Hawaii n the north shore of Oahu Hawaii.all the local surfers and Haoles eat there. its under the the in the shade with picnic table to sit and eat at and its very mellow there.

Irish Bastard
Irish Bastard

 Amy sounds like she is either on the rag or hasn't gotten fucked really good in a long long time or else she is just a bitchy bitch with no sense of humor. I would hate to be her husband or boy friend or girlfriend and have to live with that big opinionated loud Jewish mouth of hers. you know how loud those Jews can talk dont you? head to new york city and see it and hear it for yourself.

guest
guest

amy hates people who don't agree with her. she took this job at the pennysaver expecting everybody to fall in line when she proclaims something to be cool. you losers in the comments section have let her down. you're probably all republicans who drink canned beer. you commenters are the type who, if you saw amy in a restaurant, would walk by her table and "accidentally" spill your drink on her head and instead of apologizing, you'd tell her that she should have been outside eating at a food truck anyway.

Relaxsister
Relaxsister

 Your taking your life your job and this story way to seriously Amy. lighten up before it gives you high blood pressure or a heart attack or you blow a main head spring. life goes by faster than a summer vacation so sit back and relax sister.

Concerned Food Fan
Concerned Food Fan

If we didn't read stories about food trucks, cupcakes, or bacon, there would be no food stories left to read..

Jim
Jim

 I think what they are doing is expressing their right to free speech Amy. do you know what free speech is? if you cant handle the comments maybe you should get out of the news business. its not a place for the mentally weak minded. after all this is a public forum and they can say or write anything they want to and you just have to except that.

Eli Love
Eli Love

I think the person who is really bored is the writer of this story and the people who respond to it. that what really bored is. Amy you must also be bored to for defending all of this food truck nonsense. is this now what a good time is for you youngsters? you missed the truly good times in America by about  40 years ago. that was the 1960s and 70s those were good times not today so get over the roach coach storys already you 2012 dorks!

Alison
Alison

  Dear Amy your an uptight little Jewish Princess aren't you? you take this useless dribble on roach coaches way to seriously dont you? get a fucking you spoiled young Jew bitch. how can anyone but a young yuppie like you with no life at all take a story like this seriously? its totally corn ball and its lame as it can get. this story is the joke itself not the comments. anybody who takes new times storys seriously is a half a zero and or bored to death anyway.

US WAR VET
US WAR VET

 Amy Sliverman thinks they are cool. she sounds like a real winner huh?

Arti
Arti

 No its not but the very un hip un cool new times rag thinks it is. that should tell you all you need to know about the people down at new times. sad huh?

me
me

yep the farty kind of gas

Schadenfriend
Schadenfriend

I've had Giovanni's. It's not in Haleiwa. It's much further east along the highway, past Turtle Bay. It's good. But not worth posting the same comment in every food truck post.

StillHungry
StillHungry

Methinks I hit a nerve here - as in New Times is being paid to promote food trucks ad nauseum. I realize you have to do what your publisher tells you to do, but the level of coverage is astounding. It reaches the level of obsession.

US WAR VET
US WAR VET

 Jew girls are spoiled and like to be heard and get their way. Amy proves that fact.

MARGIE
MARGIE

Jewish girls are good lovers and are sluts most of the time. I am a Jew slut and im female. Im also a JAP = Jewish American princess from back east.

US WAR VET
US WAR VET

Amy is a commie it sounds like. she sounds very UN American to this old vet.

Kalani
Kalani

 Im going to continue to  write about Giovanni shrimp wagon every time new times does a food truck story or until new times stops or im dead.

Alison
Alison

 Food truck storys  are lame and are not worth writing about either over and over.

KALA ALEXANDER
KALA ALEXANDER

There are two Giovanni shrimp wagons on the north shore of Ohau Hawaii. one is in the town of Haleiwa on the kam hiway across from the mcdonalds and the other is in the town of Kahuku on the kam highway. you are both correct.  KALA ALEXANDER A HALEIWA OHAU HAWAII LOCAL.. or check me out at www.kalaalexander.com

Kalani
Kalani

 Giovannis shrimp wagon is across the street from  the McDonalds hamburgs in Haleiwa. I  live here so I would know. you talking about teds bakery not Giovannis.

Paul Rubin
Paul Rubin

 Your full of shit and so is this story so ha ha ha.

Kathleen Vanesian
Kathleen Vanesian

 You've got to be kidding me -- anti-Semitism over a food truck review???  Get some sort of life.

Socialdistortion
Socialdistortion

Joe? Joe who?  Joe the hip rocker porn loving dildo using rocker Joe? that Joe?

Samthesham
Samthesham

 Whoever he is he turns the story into being about him not the actual story that is written. then people end up talking commenting and arguing with him instead of talking about the story. pretty clever if you ask me. he gets all the glory and attention and new times gets very little.

guest
guest

say it aint so, joe! tell us that you're still relevant.

Cyberpunk
Cyberpunk

 I think what this guy does is a type of called is cyber warfare or anarchy that causes confusion and kaos etc online. wise up Joe to the new online world. your getting old and cant keep up with teenagers I guess.

Amy Silverman
Amy Silverman

 Thanks for the input Joe but I am a grown women and I can handle my own online affairs without your help. Thank You Amy Silverman

Offthehook
Offthehook

 Its that insane mike yevtuck guy who writes all that crap on here. new times writer james king did a story on him a year or so ago. look up mike yevtuck on google or on facebook. he is a nut job.

Another Name
Another Name

 Maybe the person has multiple personalities and is mental  whack job and he or she needs our help? maybe you Joe can be their friend and help them out to the road to recovery and then write a new times story on it. being as you seem to care so much and all about this person.

Clog the Blog
Clog the Blog

 Hopefully she will give him a great slurping  Jewis blow job to show her thanks to him.

Another Name
Another Name

Joe is a mental crutch for weak minded food truck loving Amy. or he is secretly really Amy? or in love with Amy?  do a  NEW TIMES love story on Joe and Amy I say.

Clog the Blog
Clog the Blog

 Your way to serious Joe and it will get you nowhere.

Another Name
Another Name

 Your really smart and the rest out there are not as smart as you. your so smart! your an internet know it all genius.

Dead
Dead

 Life goes by faster than a summer vacation is a line from the movie things to do in Denver when your dead.

Artimus Pyle
Artimus Pyle

 For a so called rock star or a rocker you sure are uptight. Relax Brother. you will be old like me soon enough. Your Friend, Artimus Pyle Former Drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd. www.artimuspyle.com

Nothing Matters
Nothing Matters

 This all maybe be true but does any of it matter? Does it change the world or life at all? does it affect your life personally? it all means NOTHING! nothing matters get it?

US WAR VET
US WAR VET

 Your an over thinker and you take life and new times way to seriously. none of this life matters at all you just dont know it till your dead. you sound jealous you were not from hawaii or the 1960s or 70s generation to me. and you probably are but you just wont admit it hey rocker boy?

guest
guest

thanks for you input joe, amy will be pleased.

joe.distort
joe.distort

and yet, to people who have been reading this blog and participating in their events for years  it seems like a couple of weirdoes have discovered the blog as of late and leave random anonymous comments about things like how america was better 40 years ago, hawaii is awesome and my favorite 'where are the reviews of outlaw biker bars?' GUESS WHAT? the Chow BElla does these little 'competition' posts about once every ten days. this one just happens to be two trucks that are similar, which to any logical person makes sense to compare

yes, the food truck coverage can be a bit much sometimes; however it is a subject that gets hits AND there are usually a lot of comings and goings (new trucks, events, etc). for the people who arent from here or anywhere remotely urban? these arent the old 'roach coaches' (which also can be great!). the past few years Phx has gotten big into the new food truck movement. yes, its behind NY and LA but since theres so much sprawl here it still works well with our city. this isnt 'what the youngsters do' its what people eat while they are out. so yes, young people DO need to eat food to live, just like old internet weirdoes.

oh and the 'life goes by faster than a summer vacation/ lighten up' thing being posted under like 5 names is kind of the giveaway. people that poke and poke and poke for reaction then get it and say 'whoa, man, calm down' are assholes. you also have to realize that typing an angry response to you jerk offs isnt 'taking things too serious'...its a direct response to your bullshit clogging up the blog. i do this in between taking care of senile people...and im very glad none of them have figured out the internet yet because this is the kind of nonsense they would post.

Alison
Alison

So you think your better than me is that what your saying?

Alison
Alison

Yes.  Because clearly I am the one bent out of shape in this discussion.  You'll have to try again, troll.

Alison
Alison

 Im really hung up on words huh? I need to get a boyfriend already. im horny. any horny good looking guys out there looking for a hot sexy date?

Alison
Alison

 Im really Alison!

Alison
Alison

And you sir, are an impostor!  Surely Paul Rubin would know the correct usage of you're....  

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