Bacon-wrapped hot dogs.
The promise in those words led me to stop for lunch at El Güero Canelo on a recent trip to Arizona.
The Tucson restaurant has become something of a local institution since its founding over two decades ago. El Güero Canelo’s signature dish, the Sonoran Hot Dog, has a lot to do with it.
Maybe you’ve heard of the Sonoran Hot Dog before – a frank served in a fat bolillo rather than a bun, originating in Sonora, Mexico.
WHAT GOES INTO A SONORAN HOT DOG?
A bolillo-load of toppings come with it, too: tomato, mayo, mustard, jalapeño sauce, as well as onions.
Oh, and did I tell you the frank comes wrapped in bacon?
My Sonoran Hot Dog (with those beans) was filling enough. But what made the meal taste special were the add-ons available at the condiment bar.
That’s where I found old favorites like salsa, pico de gallo, and discovered these crazy-looking grilled onions.
All in all, both Hubby L (who had ordered a simple beef burro that was PACKED!) and I found the food tasty and filling.