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Watch: A Day in the Life of a Sonoran Hot Dog Vendor

"Every time I prepare a hot dog, I prepare it as if it's for me"

Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Jesus Guerrero and his wife came to Tucson with $30 in their pockets, but in just a few years he's turned a small food cart called Hot Dog Tutuli (tutuli means "the most beautiful" in the native Yaqui language) in front of the city court house into a bustling business. In this short documentary — part of a series by Dimelo: Stories of the Southwest — an independent producer follows Guerro through his daily routine slinging bacon-wrapped sonoran hot dogs. "Every time I prepare a hot dog, I prepare it as if it's for me," says Guerro.

While Guerro has struggled to learn English, he's made friends with many of the locals including a judge. He often sits down and chats with his customers while they eat their meals. Check out the Hot Dog Tutuli special recipe here and learn more about Guerro in the video above.

The Most Beautiful Sonoran Hot Dogs in Tucson [Youtube]

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