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Bacon Wrappers

Bet you never thought youโ€™d see that title on the blog, huh? No worries, I did not partake in the bacon action ๐Ÿ˜‰

Howโ€™s your morning going? Hope youโ€™ve had a great day so far <3

So here in Tucson, a food truck phenomenon is bacon-wrapped hot dogs, called Sonoran Dogs.

Everyone in the fam, including the Pilot, is obsessed with them.

guero

Thereโ€™s a place here called Guero Canelo, which specializes in Sonoran dogs, and basically you get a bacon-wrapped hot dog and load it up with toppings like beans, salsa, onions, cheese, sour cream, etc.

When my bro said he wanted to make those for dinner last night, I knew the fam would go crazy for it and decided to contribute the salad.veg

He got to work wrapping the hot dogs:

hot dogs

(that picture makes me gag a little- sorry if it did that for you, too, haha)

and asked me to cut the bread in an inappropriate manner.

bread (2)

(he said this way it would hold the toppings better)

For the salad, I chopped up:

-bell pepper

-kalamata olives

-cucumber

and added kidney beans, chickpeas and cilantro:

veg (2)

then right before serving, added chopped avocado, romaine and dressed it with lime juice, olive oil, sea salt, garlic, cumin and pepper.

salad

Above the salad is a quesadilla casserole my bro made. I asked him for the recipe.. and he said it was a secret, haha.

The finished bacon wrappers:

hot dogs (2)

Thereโ€™s so much I could say right now, but this is a PG-rated blog haha.

It was a fun unique-to-Tucson dinner, fo sho. The best part about it was hanging out with the fam, though- Iโ€™m so blessed to be in Tucson finally! I think I like it here ๐Ÿ˜‰

This morning, Bella and I went on our morning walk, and just got home to make some b-fast.

On the agenda today:

-Massage (YESSSSSSS!!!!!)

-Errands

-Updating the blog roll โ€“ Iโ€™ll be going through the comments to add new friends to the list, too ๐Ÿ™‚

-Meeting with a blog reader at the resort

-Weights/cardio

See ya later friends <3

xoxo

Gina

Something to talk about: Whatโ€™s your local destination food? Thereโ€™s gotta be something crazier out there than bacon-wrapped hot dogs ๐Ÿ˜‰

Heads up: If you missed the Nuttzo deal and would like to try some, we have 23 left in my OpenSky store at the promo price. Hit it up if you would like- theyโ€™ll go quickly!

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172 Comments

  1. Tara on May 9, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    I’m from St. Louis, and the specialty food here is toasted ravioli which is basically a fried ravioli. People from other cities think it’s weird but I love them!

  2. Carie on May 9, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    That salad looks sooo yummy!

  3. Jess (In My Healthy Opinion) on May 9, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I’m from Pittsburgh, so that signature food would probably be Primanti Brothers sandwiches… they are HUGE and have coleslaw and fries on them! Now I live in WV and I don’t really think they have a unique food — probably more like beer! lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jessica @ brighteyesandbushytales on May 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    A restaurant up the street from us here in Chicago does fried snickers! The things that are fried here in the Midwest always amaze me. I do have a slight weakness for fried pickle slices though, dipped in ranch dressing! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Nikki on May 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    First, bacon hot dogs?! GROSS! Second, what are your thoughts on Nuttzo? I keep looking to buy it from your opensky but wanted to know your thoughts before I did! I did just get the Sun Warrior and CAN’T WAIT!!!!

  6. Nikki on May 9, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Don’t hate me- just read your review on the website- oops!!! Buying now…

  7. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on May 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I’m wondering what some of the off-handed comments you had about those bacon dogs were… ;)’

    Once in a while, I miss hot dogs, and the veggie kind have disappointed me thus far. However, I get most of the craving out whenever I eat relish+onions+mustard+ketchup+bread.

  8. Alexandrina @ The Cardio Queen on May 9, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Guero Canelo’s has some delicious food! However, since I have not actually eaten a sonoran hot dog myself, my sister, her boyfriend and my boyfriend think BK’s sonoran dogs are even better! I wonder where and if I could get some of that bread; we’d love to make our own here since Georgia doesn’t really have any of those types of yummy mexican food places!

  9. samantha (fresh & fit) on May 9, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    i’m from cincinnati, so we’re most known for our cincinnati chili! even as a vegan, i have to admit — it is so. good. hah i’m lucky i don’t miss it too much (; although it’s ground beef with cinnamon & cocoa (i know it sounds weird) one local place started making a vegetarian version! but in my opinion, it’s the second-rate chain of chili stores in cincinnati hah

  10. suki on May 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Haha, dirty bacon dogs! ๐Ÿ˜› There’s actually a Chinese pastry that looks like those hot dog buns that you cut out. They call it Ox-tongue pastry, but tell me this doesn’t look like something else? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ox-tongue_pastry ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Madison @ Espresso and Cream on May 9, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I’ve never heard of hot dogs that way. I live in the land of Chicago-style hot dogs (yes, even in Iowa) that seem to have everything on them from potato chips to pickles. I, on the other hand, haven’t had a hot dog in over 13 years, since my dad told me what was in them…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Whitney on May 9, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    I think fried seafood is the specialty around here. Well, probably fried anything. Gotta love the south!!

  13. Kelly on May 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    The thing to do for Charlotte restaurants right now is to cover things in pimento cheese. I’ve seen pimento cheese fries, dips, and sandwiches with bacon all over town. Deviled eggs are becoming common appetizers too.

  14. kristi (sweet cheeks) on May 9, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    I’d have to say I would definitely go with your salad over those dogs, haha. Fitnessista gets my vote!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great day and enjoy your massage you lucky girl. You SO deserve it!! <3

  15. jenna on May 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    what an interesting food…sounds and looks gross! sorry! I despise hotdogs!! another gross thing some cities eat are those fried candy bars!!! soooo sososososo sick! what some would say veggies are sick and I love em. different strokes! I’m glad you had a fun Mday with your family! ๐Ÿ™‚ happy Monday!

  16. Lindsey @ SoundEats on May 9, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    wow, seriously who needs those bacon hot dogs with that salad!? it looks amazing, friend!!

  17. Emily on May 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Interesting. For some reason bacon-wrapped hot dogs sounds to me like it should be a midwestern thing, not a southwestern thing? I clearly have preconceived notions about our country’s regional eating!

    I lived in Pittsburgh for a few years, where the specialty was fries as a sandwich (or salad) topping. I grew up in Boston, which has lots of great specialty foods! And now I live in LA, where the specialty is… maybe trendy fusion food trucks? I don’t know ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo on May 9, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    I’m not from Rochester, NY, but I go to school near there and they have something called “Garbage Plates,” which are basically hamburgers, chili, macaroni salad, cheese, and beans…all on one plate. Can you say gross? I’m sure there’s someone out there who can explain it better than I can, though!

    • Mellissa on May 9, 2011 at 2:05 pm

      That sounds so nasty. Ick. Just the thought of all that food touching.

  19. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie on May 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with the gagging and the non-PG comments on those pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Amanda Jewell on May 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Not local to San Diego (b/c it’s at all locations), but have you seen Denny’s Bacon Sundae? It’s vanilla ice cream, bacon, & maple syrup! Now THAT is GROSS!

  21. Alexa @ Simple Eats on May 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I was born in St. Louis, so toasted ravioli, Emo’s pizza and pork steaks are always on menus. They’re all delish though…I don’t really groove on pork most of the time but when you’re home sometimes you have to cave!

    • Sherri O. on May 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

      Alexa, I was also born in Missouri, actually about 45 miles south of St. Louis and I have to agree with the toasted ravioli and pork steaks. I now live in So Cali and when my mom visits she always wants to make bbq pork steaks and the grocery store just kinda looks at her confused.

  22. Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie on May 9, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Couldn’t agree more with the gagging and the non-PG comments on those same two pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚ haha

    I live in San Francisco, land of seafood, so I’ve sat through more dinners watching oysters being slurped and fried calamari being dipped than I’d like to recount. Luckily we have some of the best veg*n restaurants around though and my friends & boyfriend are nice enough to accompany me, so I can’t complain too much…

  23. Kelsey on May 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I’m from Cleveland,so pierogies, sauerkraut, and lots of fried fish from Lake Erie. I really like reading everyone’s answers… This is pretty cool!

  24. Mellissa on May 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Living in Minneapolis there are lots of STRANGE foods that people love. Lutefisk, a pickled fish. Enough said about that one. Hot dish (casserole to the rest of the U.S.) Tater Tot Hot Dish is very popular and I can not even look at it.

  25. Desi on May 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I lived in Arizona for 23 years and have never heard of a Sonora Dog, I’m surprised, I’ll bet my brother is an addict though. The salad looks amazing to me, it has so many of my favorite flavors in it. It sounds like a great collaborative effort on the food front.

  26. Ellalinea on May 9, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    I live in Belgium so my local destination food must be Chocolate ofcourse :)) Without a doubt we have the best in the world.. ( But switserland is a nice runner up ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    Lova that you’re spending more time with your fam now.. you look so much happier :))

  27. Ali @ Around the VeggieTable on May 9, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Those look nasty…but I like your salad ๐Ÿ™‚ I was super excited this weekend because after I ran my first half marathon (yay!) we went to my dad’s…and he made me a SOY hot dog. The man is 100% carnivore so I was shocked. Incidentally, soy hot dogs are not so great, but smothered in mustard helps a lot!

  28. Laura @ prettylittlewords on May 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Bahahahahah!! The bread in the “inappropriate manner!” Gina, you kill me.

  29. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on May 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Haha! Thanks for the giggles Gina! I’ve never tried a bacon wrapped hot dog – that’s quite the creation! My area has German and Menonite heritage, so a lot of the food in very traditional places seems to be based on that (think schnitzel and all your usual Oktoberfest food – minus the green beer when it’s not October!). Have a great day today, and have fun meeting up with your blog reader. I’m still so jealous that you get to work on a resort. It sounds lovely!

  30. Christina on May 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Ok so that pic kind of made me gag a little too! hahaha. Hmm local eateries. The good thing about living in Brooklyn NY is that there is literally all different kinds of foods to eat! We frequent at a vegan restaurant called V-Spot, they make the most amazing (and authentic tasting) vegan empanadas!! I really need to try to make them because I swear they’re amazing!

  31. Morgan on May 9, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I am from Wisconsin and we were all best known for Beer-battered brats, cheese curds and fresh cherries!!

  32. Ashley @ Feeding Ashley on May 9, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Bacon hot dog? bleh. That picture did make me gag a bit but that’s okay. I’m from North Carolina, and I can’t think of anything but barbeque and pickles. The pickles are because I live near Mt. Olive where pickles are made.

  33. Amanda (Eating Up) on May 9, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Imo’s pizza in St. Louis–it’s thin crust pizza made with Provel cheese. Out of towners think it’s disgusting most of the time. We also have toasted ravoli–that’s something everyone loves!

  34. Allison on May 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    That salad looks awesome:) Those hot dogs, not so much….

    Before i became a vegan i only ate meat products that didnt taste like meat like bologna and hot dogs lol totally gross now but i still do love a good veggie dog every now and again.

  35. Mallory on May 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Here in Nova Scotia (Canada), there are two places you MUST go to eat… the first is Cora’s. It;s a breakfast place that is only open til 1pm and it was started by a grandma….. the best is the Bobby Button… it’s a tomato, spinach and cheddar omelette inside a crepe…. it’s amazing. The 2nd is the Mic Mac Tavern. They have amazing steak and seafood!

  36. Shonna on May 9, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Our local thing is also hot dog based. People flock from all over the world to Vancouver, BC for Japadogs. These are dogs in fluffy sesame seed buns with Japanese toppings like wasabi mayo, nori, cabbage, okonomiyaki sauce. There are regular pork ones, veggie ones (for me!), turkey dogs, and even Kobe beef dogs. Japadogs are goooooood! I’ve been toying with the thought of reproducing them at home — I just need to find the right kind of hot dog bun.

  37. Sana on May 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    bahaahah your blog is soo not PG and I love itttt ๐Ÿ˜‰

  38. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on May 9, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Updating blogrolls, recipe pages, popular post pages, etc all takes so much time, doesnt it! Good for you for being so diligent and keeping everything up to date.

    A meetup with a reader and massage…yay!

    The salad looks beautiful!

    And local food here…I’d say fish tacos. It’s such a So Cal thing!

    • Courtney (greeneyedrunner) on May 9, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      Agreed! We San Diegans love our fish tacos ๐Ÿ™‚ California Burritos too, but since I’m GF that one doesn’t work out so well.
      My salsa consumption has also increased tenfold. Along with Tapatio. I love my city ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. Jaclyn on May 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Ew, bacon wrapped hot dogs : P …… Tuscon food??! What happened to tamales?? This makes me sad ๐Ÿ™ hahah

    Seattle food……well, Beecher’s cheese, chocolate covered cherries, oysters, clam chowder, fresh fish (basically all seafood), local international fare like pho, etc. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Alyssa on May 9, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    In my hometown Vancouver, Canada everyone loves their poutine (brown gravy and cheese curds on french fries…I would love to try to make a vegetarian lactose friendly version!) and here in my college town of Jamestown, North Dakota people go crazy for Kneophla soup (cream based with dumplings….my stomach would hate me if I touched it, but people here go insane for it)

    • Lunges and Lunch on May 9, 2011 at 4:26 pm

      I was going to mention the poutine too! (I’m a Toronto gal). It’s actually something I never could get into.

      But try sweet potato fries with Daiya cheese and a mushroom gravy maybe? You could use coconut milk instead of cream. Yummmmmm.

      • Alyssa on May 9, 2011 at 11:34 pm

        oooo that sounds delish! Cept I might have to hold out til I move back to Van in a couple months….I’m in small town ND right now with no good health food store ๐Ÿ™ PS I love the city of Toronto!!

    • Gill on May 9, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      There is a poutine place across the street from where I live downtown Toronto called “Poutini’s House of Poutine” – They have a Vegan poutine there and its AMAZING!

    • Sylvia on May 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

      Must add that “REAL” poutine can only be found in Quebec!!! Had to add that as a Montrealer.
      (Haha)

  41. Jackie on May 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Lobster Rolls. yum….slightly warmed with butter, in a toasted bun. It’s a New England thing…but the butter, no mayo thing seems to be CT thing.

  42. Veronica on May 9, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Its been so long since I have had a hotdog! Not sure I would be down for that pig on pig action. We actually have Colombian hot dogs here. Its called Los Perros (the place) and was all the rage a few tears ago. They have pineapple and other fun toppings. I have never had one myself but the hubs has and said they are quite tasty!

  43. Emma Ellis on May 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I think the idea sounds pretty nice, if you used something other than bacon wrapped hot dogs, like a vegetarian version! What did you have instead – just the salad? I travelled in Australia and my boyfriend tried a possum pie (gross!) and he also tried camel meat too. We heard some horror stories while we were out there, we met some people who had been to Cambodia and said a local delicacy there was deep fried tarantula! *gag*

  44. Becky @ BeckyAinsley.Blogspot.com on May 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Is it bad that I think your bacon wrappers look delicious… :-/

    Since I’m from Canada I think our signature thing is POUTINE! Fries with cheese curds and gravy. Seriously one of my favorites but I hardly ever eat it. I really want to go to Montreal to try some authentic poutine since it originated there.

    Also, Ceasars! It’s a similar drink to your Bloody Mary but made with Clamato juice (a mix between clam broth and tomato juice), vodka, Worcestershire sauce and tobasco. This drink originated in Calgary, a city very close to me. Everyone raves about them but I personally don’t really like them.

    • Fitnessista on May 9, 2011 at 6:25 pm

      not bad at all ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Rhoni on May 9, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    I think bacon hot dogs look and sound delicious! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course, I only buy locally sourced, ethically farmed, nitrate free versions of the above…so there’s that. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’ve lived all over, so I can think of all sorts of crazy, unhealthy local wonders…in NYC everyone eats bagels and pizza in gargantuan sizes. However, they are sooooo delicious it’s hard not to. My fave is the pizza with fried eggplant. In Chicago they put pickles on hot dogs and serve them in poppy seed buns,…and in Seattle, where I now live, they eat cream cheese on their hot dogs which to me is the strangest hot dog topping I’ve ever come across. (It’s pretty good though…at least when I’ve had it at 2 in the morning after drinking and dancing all night long.) :p

  46. Shannon on May 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I am not ashamed to say that those dogs look/sound glorious to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s my bacon-obsessed bro’s bday tomorrow, and these might have to make it to his BBQ!

  47. Heather on May 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Umm. So I actually LOVE hot dogs, and those look delicious, and they just might make an appearance and my little brother’s graduation party next month. Love it!

    Being from Wisconsin, our major food thang is definitely cheese curds (fried little nuggets of cheesy deliciousness) ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, Johnsonville Brats.

  48. kate@hautetotsBOS on May 9, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    thank GOD it’s not bacon wrapped hot dogs! Although we do have Fenway Franks, it’s mostly seafood. Clam “chowdah”. Not really my thing, but i LOVES fresh fish, and we have some of THE best in Boston.

  49. Brittany on May 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    I’m from around Knoxville, Tn and other than fried okra, we have Petros! Most people call it a Frito pie, but it is corn chips layered with chili, olives, onions, tomatoes, cheese, and sour cream. It started out at the World Fair that was held in Knoxville!

  50. Siobhan @ sio 'n the run on May 9, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    That bean salad looks delicious! I think I’m going to have to make one for dinner!

    And massage? You lucky girl! I need one so bad these days!

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