JK Grence Load it up!
The Guilty Pleasure: Sonoran Hot Dogs
Where to Get Them: Several places around town, mostly food carts and trucks in predominantly Hispanic parts of town.
Price: Varies, but they're usually around $3
What it Really Costs: Did you bring one of those Tide pens? These suckers are messy!
It's been said that some of the best eating you can do when you travel is street food. In my limited globetrotting experience, I've found this to be true. Dining in swanky establishments has its place, but there's nothing like rubbing elbows with locals over a dirt-cheap plate of true local fare.
While this town's primary street food is the ubiquitous taco truck, my heart belongs to the Sonoran hot dog. You've probably consumed quite a few; goodness knows I have. While it's a product of areas right around the U.S.-Mexico border, the Sonoran hot dog's habitat has stretched far enough north to include us lucky folks in the metro Phoenix area.
Somewhere along my quest for new and exciting eats, the humble Sonoran dog fell by the wayside. Recently, I got to show off our local tube steak variant to a friend who wasn't familiar with them. In so doing, I got to remember why I adored them in the first place.More »