John T. Edge:
In Tucson more than 100 vendors, known as hotdogueros, peddle Sonoran-style hot dogs -- candy cane-wrapped in bacon, griddled until dog and bacon fuse, garnished with a kitchen sink of taco truck condiments and stuffed into split-top rolls that owe a debt to both Mexican bolillo loaves and grocery store hot dog buns.
Holly J. Wagner :
Burgers! Hot Dogs! Biking! Oh my!
Calvin Trillin is a food writing god. and by food god I don't mean snooty food, I mean BBQ, hotdogs, beefs on weck, pizza, subs, pie and fried chicken.
Wright's serves three meals a day, and the menu goes well beyond burgers. There are regular and foot-long hot dogs, pork barbecue on a bun, sandwich baskets with potato chips and a pickle, whole submarines, hearty chili with beans, and even some recently added low-fat wraps. In addition to milk shakes and soda pop, the beverage list includes that drink known to connoisseurs of Dixie mixology as the champagne of the South - pre-sweetened ice tea, served in cups that range up to one-quart size.
Fans of Rutt's know the magnificent hot dogs served here as rippers because their skin tears and crinkles when they are deep fried. The oil bath turns the pork-and-beef links rugged, dark, and chewy on the outside, while the interior remains soft and juicy. Weenie wimps can ask for an "in and outer," which gets plucked from the fat more quickly and remains thoroughly pink and plump; while those who crave maximum succulence can get one well-done, which ... [ Read More (0.1k in body) ]