In Chicago they put Italian peppers and pickles on their hot dogs. In Seattle they do cream cheese and chives.

The Sonoran hot dog —Arizona’s most beloved street food— is a bacon-wrapped hot dog covered in pinto beans and fresh salsa as well as a host of other optional toppings including guacamole, mayo, mustard, mushrooms and hot peppers.

Fernanda Echavarri, a reporter for KUAZ Arizona Public Media, recently went on a taste test of Tucson’s top Sonoran dog purveyors with DJ and poet Logan “Dirtyverbs” Phillips. They visited BK Carne Asada & Hot Dogs and El Güero Canelo, two of the most famed makers of this borderland specialty.

Photo via Fernanda Echavarri

2 thoughts on “The Story of the Sonoran Hot Dog

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.