Last year we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
52. The Lady from Short Leash Dogs
See also: 10 Best Hot Dogs in Metro Phoenix
We've been fans of Short Leash Dogs since the first time we bit into our first dog: The Lady. Their creative takes on a classic hot dogs use local and sometimes unexpected ingredients to offer diners a menu that's never boring. It's been years and we always find something new to love, thanks in part to their weekly specials.
When the food truck opened a brick and mortar restaurant, Short Leash Sit...Stay, owners Brad and Kat Moore added an extended menu of even fancier dogs and other entrees. Still, for the most part we like to stick the classics. Most often time we end up ordering one of the original Short Leash creations, The Lady.
The dog comes smothered in a spicy chipotle cream cheese and sprinkled with sauteed onions, and fried pickles. The tartness of the pickles and the slight heat of the chipotle sauce pair perfectly with the Schreiner's spicy beer hot sausage -- though you can pick any of the sausages you like. Best of all, it's wrapped in naan bread instead of a bun so you don't have to waste calories on flavorless carbs.
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