Sonoran Dogs: Wrapped in bacon, covered in love
When you take a humble hot dog, snuggle it up with a chile pepper, wrap it in bacon and top it with multiple condiments you can only end up with one thing…The “Sonoran Dog!”
A street food staple in Sonora, Mexico and a highly sought after late night nosh in the greater Phoenix area, the Sonoran dog is a culinary marvel.
On the corner of Indian School road and 20th Street in Phoenix, in a parking lot of all places, you will find a cart bearing the name “Nogales Hot Dogs,”serving none other than Sonoran hot dogs.
A few picnic tables and a pop-up tent are all that separates this street food vendor from others. I sidled up to the cart and place my order (since this was my first visit, I asked to have my pair of dogs the way the vendor liked his). For the paltry sum of $7, I got two dogs topped with tomato, bacon, mayonnaise, cotija cheese and pinto beans along with a 16 ounce “Mexican” Coke (old school glass bottle, pure cane sugar, frosty and absolutely refreshing!)
From the first bite to the last, I enjoyed my Sonoran Dog experience. Although I would have liked a bit more depth of flavor, maybe more zest, I would drop in on the Nogales Dogs crew for a snack anytime. If you’re in the area and feel a rumbling in your gut, drop on in an have a couple dogs, I did!