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Jun 30, 2007 12:15 PM

Looking to get the best hotdog Phoenix can offer Suggestions please???

My husband wants me to ask you guys where to find a good hot dog today?? please let me know.

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  1. I have been hearing good things about the New York Sausage company on scottsdale rd

    1. My favorite is the Mexican hot dog cart that springs up nightly on the southwest corner of Indian School and 20th Street. It's a monument of excess, with a dog wrapped in bacon, topped with mayo, onion, tomato, mushrooms, two cheeses, salsa, and thin guacamole. So bad for you... but oh so good!

      For "normal" hot dogs I enjoy the ones at Ted's Hot Dogs on Broadway and McClintock in Tempe (the place has been open for decades) and also at Welcome Diner on 10th Street and Roosevelt. Both have their own separate charms. Ted's gets their dogs shipped in from New York, Welcome Diner gets theirs locally from Schreiner's Sausage (who makes hot dogs themselves but Welcome Diner does better with them).

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      1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

        Thanx for the replies. WElcome diner was closed today early when I drove by due to the heat. But look slike a great hidden gem. What has everyone ordered there before?

        1. re: drewb123

          As for the existing Welcome Diner, I love the hot dog. It's deep-fried then split and finished on the grill. My g/f loves the burgers and I think their fries are the best basic russets in the Valley.
          That being said, they are closed for a remodel at the moment according to Winedubar and there's a possibility the menu will be tinkered with, so who knows what will happen after they reopen in the fall.

          1. re: Firenza00

            yes thats true. pete did say their new place on 16st and buckeye *which should open by march* will feature hot dogs and donuts.

      2. A bit far to the east is Al's Chicago Hot Dogs on Eliott and Val Vista. Being formerly from the region, I can say he does a good job -- Vienna beef dogs, steamed buns, all the toppings and good fries. Plus he's got Italian beef and Chicago giadinara, which makes me happy.

        1. If you're from chicago, or like the chicago dog, Johnny's is the place.

          Johnny's Red Hots
          2nd ave and Thomas

          1. A bit too late for the OP, but I always pass this place on Cactus Ave & 19th called "That's a hot dog!". Always wonder if it lives up to its name. I searched online, and can't find a peep about the place.

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            1. re: grrlscout

              19th Ave or St? I figure Ave since you are a Westie, but just wanted to be sure.

              1. re: Firenza00

                There is no 19th Street and Cactus ;)

                1. re: AZBconcierge

                  I'm sure some hikers would disagree... :) Forgot about that damn mountain.

                2. re: Firenza00

                  Indeed, it is on the West side, just before you run into the mountain! :c )

                  I noticed yesterday, they have a banner that reads "Voted Arizona's Best Hot Dog." I wonder who voted? when?