14 E. Pierce St. and Various Phoenix, AZ 85004 480-620-8479
Short Leash artfully grills up dogs with distinguishing esoteric ingredients. Be warned: the place is mobile, and a little hard to catch at times. Call ahead to find out where you can snag one. The food truck is usually stationed in front of Phoenix Public Market on Wednesday evenings and on Fridays, or parked behind the Valley Youth Theater on Wednesdays for lunch. But if you don’t mind hunting a bit for your food, you can’t do much better. Some of their signature dogs include the Aiko, with mango chutney and red onions, or the Lady, with chipotle cream cheese and fried pickles. Sound adventurous? After biting into one you’ll be out of your culinary doghouse and wondering how you lived so long without one.