SONORAN HOT DOGS IN TUCSON!

I have been coming to Tucson for over twenty years and have never tried a Sonoran Hot Dog. Recently I have been reading Anthony Bourdain’s books, Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits, in which he advocates seeking out the authentic cooking of the place you are visiting.

Today, I went on Yelp after searching for the best Sonoran Hot Dogs in Tucson and came up with El Sinaloense, a hot dog cart that is permanently parked on North Alvernon.

It was raining, unusual in Tucson, but we parked behind the cart and the tent that covered it and ordered our hot dogs with everything.  It was one of the best hot dogs that I have ever eaten; even better than those at The Dog House in Albuquerque, of Breaking Bad fame.

Two hot dogs, two drinks came to $6. We ate in at picnic tables. There was one cook who turned out hot dogs in minutes, complete with hot peppers.

The hot dog wrapped in bacon and in a special bun has onions, tomatoes, salsa, mayo, mustard and cheese. The Sonoran Hot Dog is unique to Tucson with over 200 places serving them; mostly from carts or food trucks parked in vacant lots. I have discovered a few in Albuquerque, but have not tried them yet.

Well worth the trip. Now, every time we come to Tucson, a Sonoran Hot Dog will be on the menu.

To find a Sonoran Hot Dog near you: Google   “Sonoran Hot Dog”+ name of your town. or, if you live out of the Southwest, Google   “Sonoran Hot Dog”+recipe, and make your own.

And, of course, mine turned out:

 

 

THINK OLD!



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