What started as one of the valley’s most popular food trucks has grown into brick and mortar with a location in the hip and trendy Roosevelt Row. One what one would call a spur of the moment decision I decided to make the short drive downtown and finally check out what has become an institution. It has been months since I began craving a Short Leash dog and every opportunity to partake in it has ended in disappointment. First time I attempted I was literally the last person in the line before they ran out of dogs. It was a cruel joke that the universe decided to tease me with. The second time was just recently when I was sure they would be at the Street Eats food truck festival. I mean over 50 trucks and the one I really wanted wasn’t even there, go figure. So with a restaurant now we can all get our craving satisfied when we want to.
Roosevelt Row New Downtown Phoenix is the epicenter for arts of all kinds in the metro area. Handmade crafts, music, and food of course! As I was walking back to my car after a show at The Nash (local and national jazz venue) I spotted the restaurant. The place didn’t catch my eye at first. The signage is definitely minimal, though their name is in the window- Short Leash Hot Dogs. Before this permanent location you could only indulge on these dogs from one of Short Leash’s food trucks around Phoenix.
The inside of Sit… Stay is modern, simple, almost industrial, but cozy. Grey with orange accents, stainless steel tables, and school-house style chairs. I was impressed by their array of unsuspecting combinations, the most impressive being the Sunny. Probably the fanciest hot dog I’ve ever eaten let alone heard of. A combo of prosciutto, fruit, greens, goat cheese, and a chicken hotdog on warm naan (pita like flatbread.) Each bite was a wonderful mix of flavors! The rest of the menu includes odd appetizers such as Scotch Eggs and Funnel Cakes, to salads and entrees. Though I only had one dog, I thank Short Leash Sit…Stay eatery for making me a believer in hot dogs as comfort food once again.
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