Battle of the Dishes

Sonoran Dog Skirmish: Nogales Hot Dog vs. El Sabroso Truck

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In This Corner: Nogales Hot Dog

The Setup: A cart, a tent, and a large banner that reads "Nogales Hot Dog" will be your only clues for finding the small stand on the southwest corner of Indian School Road and 20th Street. The service is friendly and prompt and they're used to gringos, so you won't feel completely out of place if you took French in school instead of Spanish. (Oh wait, that was us.)

The Good: Even though there's a steady stream of people ordering, it takes about two minutes to order and start eating your Sonoran dog. The best part is it's a legit Sonoran dog -- bacon-wrapped and not with crumbles on top. They also offer a generous topping station with different salsas and relish for particular folks.

The Bad: We aren't that particular, and as the ever-wise culinary expert Tom Haverford once said, "Drizzle it on for me. I ain't your maid." We like our Sonoran dogs with everything actually on them. Just pile it on for us and we'll eat it. Plus this particular bollilo was actually somehow too soft for us. No one likes a lap full of toppings.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
Contact: Heather Hoch