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sonoran hot dog

chuck98 Aug 18, 2012 06:49 PM

Anyone know of a place to get sonoran hot dogs in NJ, preferably central/north jersey?

  1. c
    chuck98 Oct 11, 2012 08:48 PM

    fyi - Destination Dogs in New Brunswick just opened and has a great variety of dogs. I asked about Sonoran and the guy said they're working on it and it would probably end up as an occasional daily special.

    The dogs I tried were excellent.

    1. mrbigshotno.1 Aug 21, 2012 11:08 AM

      Futile endeavor, You can't get a good Sonoran dog in the U.S.A. outside of Tucson. Not even in Phoenix.

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        scarlet knight Aug 20, 2012 04:42 PM

        What is a Sonoran hot dog?

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        1. re: scarlet knight
          Quine Aug 20, 2012 06:15 PM

          I had to look that up myself, Per Wiki: "Arizona
          The Sonoran hot dog, found in Tucson, Metro Phoenix, and in neighboring Sonora, Mexico, is a hot dog wrapped in mesquite-smoked bacon then cooked on a grill or on a griddle or comal,[2] then topped with freshly chopped tomatoes, onions, shredded yellow or cotijo cheese, tomatillo salsa or red chili sauce, pinto beans, mayonnaise, ketchup and/or mustard, and served on bread and often with a fresh-roasted chili. It originated in Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora."

          Google it for other references and photos, looks interesting to say the least.

          1. re: Quine
            chuck98 Aug 20, 2012 06:37 PM

            I had a couple out in Tucson and they were fantastic. The bun's extra large to hold all the crap, but it works really well together. I was thinking maybe someone had a bunch of regional dogs on the menu somewhere. I can get chicago style, coneys, texas weiners, corn dogs and can do chili/cole slaw myself; sonoran is one I'd really like to have again.

            1. re: chuck98
              sadiefox Aug 21, 2012 10:50 AM

              Sounds like something you might just need to re-create at home. In my experience, most of the Mexican immigrants in this area don't hail from Sonora, but rather the southern Mexican states. Logically, there's a concentration of Sonoran immigrants in Arizona.

              1. re: sadiefox
                chuck98 Aug 31, 2012 05:38 PM

                Idea for "Jersey Sonoran": use pizza bread, go double hot dogs, maybe skip the bacon.

                1. re: chuck98
                  MGZ Sep 1, 2012 04:21 AM

                  "maybe skip the bacon"

                  Substitute with pork roll.

                  1. re: chuck98
                    equal_Mark Sep 1, 2012 07:44 AM

                    "skip the bacon?" Culinary heresy! :-)

                    1. re: equal_Mark
                      chuck98 Sep 15, 2012 03:57 PM

                      How about pancetta? Let's say:

                      8/1 dog, pan-fried in pancetta fat
                      jersey tomatoes
                      sauteed chopped pancetta
                      pizza bread

                      all the rest the same

                      1. re: chuck98
                        chuck98 Aug 15, 2013 07:57 PM

                        Finally got around to making this, turned out pretty good.

                        pizza bread
                        4/1 beef dog
                        sour cream
                        shredded cheese
                        pinto beans
                        red onion

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