New Times Magazine's "Best of Phoenix 2011" Lists

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2011/10/03 03:43:03 (permalink)

New Times Magazine's "Best of Phoenix 2011" Lists

New Times Magazine is a very popular Hip Magazine with a coveted "Best Of" list in Phoenix.
They cover everything from Hookahs to Hot Dogs!
Here's some of this year's Roadfood related places as selected by the food writers of New Times:
Best Food Truck:
Short Leash Hot Dogs.
www.shortleashhotdogs.com
This popular Dog Wagon is all over town but especially seen at the Downtown Phoenix Public Market on Fridays, along wth a bevy of other food trucks.
Best Soul Food:
Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles
www.loloschickenandwaffles.com 
Needs no intro to Roadfooder's. Been covered on here many times.
Best Hot Dog:
Maui Dog
www.mauidogrocks.com
Hot Dogs with "Island" condiments like coconut and pineapple on Hawaiian Rolls. I haven't been there yet but will try it. (The Readers Choice was the Southwest branch of Ted's Hot Dogs from Buffalo NY located in Tempe)
Maui also sells a Spam Slider!
Best Fish & Chips:
Taylor's Chowder House
www.taylorschowder.net
Simple storefront with simple but good Fish. Been there since 1985. That's a lifetime in Phoenix Years.
Best Wings:
La Grande Orange Grocery
www.lagrandeorangegrocery.com
Baked, not fried, big and meaty wings with a peppery sauce with zing.
Best Fried Chicken
Mrs. Whites Golden Rule Cafe
www.mrswhitesgoldenrulecafe.com 
A phoenix institution that's been covered at length on RF. The Mac & Cheese should win an award too!
Best Donuts;
LaMar's Donuts & Coffee
www.lamars.com
Humongous Donuts that put Dunkin & Krispy Kreme to shame. Bismarcks, Maple Bars, Cinnamon Buns and Fritters too
 
AND NOW THE WINNERS IN THE LA VIDA CATEGORIES
Best Sonoran Hot Dog:
Nogales Hot Dogs
1945 E. Indian School Rd - Phx (SW corner of 20th st & Indian School)
no web site
A food truck that shows up around 6PM and is there until the Wee Hours. .Mesquite smoked, bacon wrapped, goodness with your choice of south of the border toppings. On everyone's Best of list.
Best Tortillas:
Carolina's
www.carolinasmex.com
Sets the standard for Tortillas and has excellent Sonoran Food as well. All the cops and firemen eat there at the original location. Been featured on RF.
Best Mexican Restaurants:
All of this category is by neighborhood. I'll just list them.
Central PHX - Tacos Atoyac
Downtown PHX -Tacos de Juarez
South PHX - Pitic
North PHx - Los Reyes de la Torta
West Valley - Pedro's, Glendale
SE Valley - Maria's Mexican Food, Gilbert
Tempe - Casa Reynoso
Scottsdale - Huauchinango Mexican Grill
Best Salsa:
La Condesa Gourmet Taco Shop
www.lacondesatacoshop.com
Best Tacos
La Salsita
4011 N 32nd St
 
There are HUNDREDS of other categories. If you're interested go to:
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/bestof/
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/10/03 03:47:37
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    acer2x
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    Re:New Times Magazine's "Best of Phoenix 2011" Lists 2011/10/03 09:24:37 (permalink)
    Thanks for posting this. I'll be in the area for my annual winter visit beginning in January. I'll read it all later and post some comments.
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    wanderingjew
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    Re:New Times Magazine's "Best of Phoenix 2011" Lists 2011/10/03 09:28:09 (permalink)
    Good to see Tacos De Juarez and Carolina's Mexican Kitchen
    on the list
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    kaszeta
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    Re:New Times Magazine's "Best of Phoenix 2011" Lists 2011/10/05 09:50:57 (permalink)
    I've had the sonoran dogs from that cart.  They are quite good.
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    Re:New Times Magazine's "Best of Phoenix 2011" Lists 2011/10/05 14:07:39 (permalink)
    Thank you!  That's a keeper list for the next time I'm not just driving through...
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    Re:New Times Magazine's "Best of Phoenix 2011" Lists 2011/10/09 10:32:18 (permalink)
    Foodbme, thanks for taking the time to post this. I live in Phoenix.
     
    Two dishes sadly missing here are,
     
    1) Rito's   'Green on Green'
     
    2) Stacy's BBQ   'BBQ Brisket'
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