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Sonoran hot dogs?

popvulture Jul 9, 2011 09:48 PM

I just ran a search on here and found a post from 2009... but nothing really since then.

I initially started searching for "LA mexican hot dogs" because of the hand cart wielding ladies who pop up after a show in LA at a place like the Palladium. As far as I know after Googling, they're Sonoran style. Bacon wrapped with mayonnaise and guacamole, assorted other condiments.

Given Austin's large Mexican population, I'm shocked I haven't seen these amazing dogs here. That said, I haven't tried too hard looking. Have any of y'all run into anyone who serves these dogs in town?

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  1. popvulture Jul 10, 2011 10:06 PM

    No dice, I suppose? Does this not look appetizing?

    One can dream.

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    1. re: popvulture
      dinaofdoom Jul 11, 2011 09:39 AM

      oh, they look great. but i don't know of any place here that sells 'em...

      1. re: popvulture
        Ed Dibble Jul 11, 2011 10:02 AM

        Looks good that's a different bun than we get around here. Here's an example from a place in Yuma:


        But Yuma is kindof an extension of Sonora in some ways.

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          popvulture Jul 11, 2011 06:02 PM

          Yeah I think that bun's particularly glamorous for food porn purposes. They're usually not that nice looking.

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        brattpowered Jul 11, 2011 11:09 AM

        I think I've seen something like this at the La Pulga Market that pops up on weekends in a parking lot at Elmont and Pleasant Valley.

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          popvulture Jul 11, 2011 06:01 PM

          Ooh ok now we're getting somewhere. I figure there HAS to be at least one cart in this town. I'll go check that out...

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            dinaofdoom Jul 11, 2011 06:18 PM

            since this is perfect drunk food, i am shocked there isn't a trailer somewhere downtown...

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          achtungpv Jul 13, 2011 06:27 AM

          I've heard there's a cart at the Fiesta supermarket that has Sonoran hot dogs. I have not verified that yet.

          I currently make my own version but it's a Texas dog...bolillo roll, hot link sausage (instead of a frankfurter) wrapped in bacon, chili, beans, grilled serranos, pico de gallo, avocado, cheese, mustard. It rules.

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            popvulture Jul 13, 2011 03:20 PM

            Nice! Ok definitely need to make a trip up there this week. Been wanting to make some tomatillo/arbol salsa anyway.

          2. dinaofdoom Jul 19, 2011 10:12 AM

            frank's has one as a special for $6:
            100% Vienna Beef, stuffed with cheese, wrapped in bacon and deep fried; grilled onions, diced onions, diced tomato, pinto beans, jalapeno sauce, mayonnaise, mustard.

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              Mike B Jul 20, 2011 06:43 PM

              The Evil Weiner truck does a version of this.


              1. Homero Jul 21, 2011 09:39 AM

                The Jackalope Bar on 6th has a hot dog called the Tijuana which is a frank wrapped in bacon, deep fried and served on a bun with jack cheese, jalapenos, and chipotle mayo.

                But is doesn't compare to the griddle cooked ones with fresh salsa that I used to get outside of the nightclubs in Nuevo Laredo, back in my youth...

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                1. re: Homero
                  popvulture Jul 21, 2011 04:38 PM

                  Yes, that's exactly what I'm looking for. They're like the same as the little Mexican ice push carts, but they've got a propane tank inside and little griddle on top. I'm all for trying the ones at Frank, Jackalope, et al, but I'd rather find the real deal. I still haven't made a trip up to Fiesta yet, as I've been a little busy this week, but this weekend I'll venture over there and report back...

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                  Optimista Apr 19, 2014 05:50 PM

                  Has anyone tried the trailer, yet?


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                  1. re: Optimista
                    amysuehere Apr 20, 2014 08:45 AM

                    Looks interesting. Since HEB is closed today, so weekly shopping is out, I may try them. Wonder if they'll be open today.

                  2. amysuehere Apr 20, 2014 02:26 PM

                    Apparently, they're only open at night. That's awkward for me...

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