Amores Hot Dogs: Dinner and a Movie

​Sometimes called Sonoran style, these bacon wrapped beauties are a favorite throughout Arizona. Whether you get one from the guy who sets up his cart and a few tables in front of the barber shop at Priest and Baseline in Guadalupe or order up the bacon wrapped Kobe Dog at The Mission in Scottsdale, the Mexican style Hot Dog is delicious.

​Another delicious Mexican import graces this week's food and film pick- Gael Garcia Bernal. Playing a young man in love with his brother's girl and involved in illegal dogs fights with his enormous Rottweiler, Bernal stars in one of three related vignettes that make up Alejandro González Iñárritu's ground breaking film, Amores Perros.

Film: Amores Perros (2000) 

Entrée: Mexican Hot Dogs 

Popcorn Alternative: Corn on the Cob, Mexican Style

Beverage: Tamarind Margaritas

Get the rundown after the jump.


Pinto beans, salsa, guacamole or avocado salsa, grilled onions, crushed potato chips, chopped onions, tomatoes, and jalapeños, crumbled cotija or queso fresco (white Mexican cheese), mayo, hot sauce, etc. The options are endless.

Wrap the bacon strips around each hot dog and place in the skillet, turning frequently to brown each side. Cook until bacon is crispy all around. Toast rolls or buns. Top with desired condiments.

Elote Mexicano (Mexican Style Corn on the Cob)

​Shuck each ear of corn, leaving the green stem to use as a handle. Place corn directly on grill over medium-high heat. Turn each cob frequently to avoid burning. It takes approximately 10-12 minutes to grill it. 

Slather with a thin layer of mayo and then coat with cotija or queso fresco. Squirt a little lime juice on it, and then sprinkle with Chamoy, or your favorite hot sauce.

Tamarind Margarita with Chamoy and Chile rim

​In a Cocktail shaker, place several ice cubes, and 2-4 shots of tequila (depending how strong you like it). Add tamarind nectar and shake. Add lime juice to taste. Set aside.

Squirt some Chamoy on a saucer. Turn glasses upside down into it to coat the rim. Sprinkle the rim with chile. Place a few ice cubes in the glass and pour in the margarita, careful not to disturb rim.

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