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

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  1. What is a Sonoran hot dog?

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    1. re: scarlet knight

      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

        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

          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

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

            1. re: chuck98

              "maybe skip the bacon"

              Substitute with pork roll.

              1. re: chuck98

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

                1. re: equal_Mark

                  How about pancetta? Let's say:

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

                  all the rest the same

                  1. re: chuck98

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

                    pizza bread
                    4/1 beef dog
                    pancetta
                    sour cream
                    mustard
                    ketchup
                    jalapenos
                    shredded cheese
                    tomato
                    corn
                    pinto beans
                    red onion
                    avocado

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

        1. 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.