I recently visited the Grande Stand in Scottsdale, home of what I consider to be the BEST hot dog in AZ. First of all, the Grand Stand is the newest sister restaurant of the original STAND in Arcadia featuring a more extensive menu, larger space, and of course that super star hot dog I mentioned. Hot dogs aren’t the only thing on the menu- The Grande Stand offers diner style hamburgers, fries, shakes, and tacos! While speaking to the owners, I discovered the method behind the limited menu and it’s quite simple. Make a few items, and make them REALLY good. Now, back to the hot dog I was telling you about- not only is this thing 100% beef, it comes piled high with bacon, beans, guacamole, pico, cheese, and mayo. I’m telling you- it’s amazing. Don’t forget to order a side of fries and some “stand sauce” for your dipping pleasure. The street corn was a big hit at our table, and the seasonal lemonade is divine. Of course you want to save room for dessert- especially the Dulce de leche milkshake that was voted BEST milkshake of 2016 made with homemade caramel and sea salt. It’s so nice to have a new fast casual restaurant in the ‘hood serving up delicious food in an unpretentious atmosphere. Located next to the Shea 14 Harkins theater, this spot deserves a stande-ing ovation!