Doglicious Hot Dogs
Living in Northwest Phoenix, I'm always excited to find an independently-owned restaurant, especially if it's as good as Doglicious Hot Dogs. Driving by this weekend I got a glimpse of "Now Open" and "Gourmet Hot Dogs." Once I said the magic words "hot dogs", my husband immediately made a U-turn to check out this new spot. Run by a friendly husband and wife team, this little gem tucked away next to a Chevron station on West Bell Road has quite an ambitious menu - 20+ creative hot dogs, Italian beef, salads, sliders, and Belgian Liège waffles. In addition to the chalkboard Signature Dogs, the printed menu includes choices such as Who's Reuben Dog (topped with pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing), Philly Cheese Dog (Italian beef, provolone, giardiniera), or Pepperoni Pizza Dog (pepperoni, marinara, oregano, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese).
Though it was hard to decide, I settled on an indulgent Macho Nacho - a Vienna dog piled high with sliced Vidalia onions, pickled jalapeños, tomato, crema, and Doritos in a puffy brioche bun and served with a side of fresh and crunchy coleslaw made daily in small batches.
My husband opted for a Chili Cheese Dog. His split-top bun encased a juicy Schreiner's sausage draped with a beef and beer chili made from scratch, nacho cheese (or cheddar cheese if you prefer), pickled jalapeños, and crispy fried onions. I especially liked the dusting of rosemary on the kettle chips he chose as his side.
Doglicious Hot Dogs (Instagram) has been open for two months and I can't wait to return and work my way through the menu, saving room for a waffle next time. While their Chicago Dog, Sonoran Dog, and Chili Cheese Dog have quickly become popular orders, the owner suggested trying the Hawaiian Dog (Schreiner's sausage, homemade pineapple relish, tomato, honey, lime) or the Columbiana Dog (Vienna dog, mozzarella, mayo, mustard, ketchup, bacon, pineapple relish, crushed potato chips) on my next visit. Will do!
Leave a comment if you visit Doglicious - I'd love to know what you thought.
Doglicious Hot Dogs is located at 5060 W Bell Rd, Glendale, AZ 85308. Phone: (602) 900-5059. They are open seven days a week, 11 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, and 11 am to 6 pm on Sundays.