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Frank. food truck, via website

Frank food truck delivers crooning culinary delights

By Kaley Kurowski, Special to AZ Big Media

When you think of hot dogs, the first thing that comes to mind might be a picnic or a baseball game.

For Frank. food truck owner Adam Allison, his first thought was of Frank Sinatra.

Frank. food truck hit the streets in October 2013 when Allison, who has worked in restaurants for many years, wanted to try something new and hip as his next business venture.

Food trucks are the culinary rage, so Allison decided to make a go of it. It’s also cheaper and has less overhead involved than a brick-and-mortar restaurant, which he says appealed to him as well.

The menu at Frank’s consists of specialty hot dogs, such as smoked Polish sausage, bratwurst, chicken apple sausage, vegetarian on brioche, pretzel, and gluten-free buns.

The gourmet dogs include options like “The Bandit,” which has smoked Spanish onions, bacon, bourbon BBQ, cheddar cheese and cilantro. The “Distinguished Gentleman” is a delectable delight that includes brie, arugula, apple, crumbled walnut and Queen Creek Olive Mill Olive Oil. All of the combinations are unique and adhere to the Frank Sinatra theme.

The truck also features a create-your-own hot dog option and sides that include chips, garlic knots and lobster mac and cheese. It also serves Grateful Spoon Gelato in one-shovel or two-shovel sizes. Hansen’s All Natural Sodas, Jones Sodas and Coke products are also on the menu.

“I think it’s really creative because Frank Sinatra’s face is a face that draws people in, and it seems to be working for them really well,” said Amanda Luberto, a student at Arizona State University.

The concept of Frank Sinatra being the impetus for this food truck came from Allison wanting to do something timeless paired with the “franks.” The truck’s logo simply says “Frank.” on a black bar covering up Frank Sinatra’s infamous mug shot.

“I wanted to go with something classic, in theme with a hot dog, as well as something memorable,” Allison said.

The Frank. food truck stops at countless locations around the Valley, but among locals it’s most widely known for appearing at music festivals. From the Summer Ends Music Festival in September to the Pot Of Gold Music Festival in March, Frank.’s food truck gets around.

Allison also sells branded T-shirts and stickers.

“When you think of ‘Frank,’ my mind immediately goes to Frank Sinatra, so having a hot dog truck named ‘Frank.’ with Sinatra as their logo is genius to me,” said Deanna Romani, attendee of the Pot Of Gold Music Festival.

Phoenix Symphony Contest

Contest Allows Fans To Become Stars With The Phoenix Symphony

The Phoenix Symphony announces a video contest asking fans to record and send in their own renditions of Rat Pack classics and be entered to win a full evening of prizes to coincide with the Symphony’s Saturday, April 28, 2012 performance of The Rat Pack!.

Contestants submit videos via email between Tuesday April 3, 2012 through Friday April 20, 2012. The winner will be determined on the overall quality and creativity of the entry. The winner will be treated to an exciting evening out in downtown Phoenix that will begin with dinner for two at the elegant 1130 The Restaurant before making their way to Symphony Hall. Upon arrival the winner and their guest will be invited backstage to meet the three Broadway stars portraying Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. and The Phoenix Symphony’s Resident Conductor Joseph Young.

The Phoenix Symphony’s The Rat Pack! performances features Broadway stage veterans Sal Viviano, Nat Chandler and Eric Jordan as they recreate the music and charisma of the Rat Pack’s famous Sands Hotel performance.  Resident Conductor Joseph Young will lead the Symphony as they perform the Rat Pack’s famous hits.

In addition to the Grand Prize Winner, any individual who submits a video will automatically receive one free ticket to the Friday, April 27, 2012 performance of The Rat Pack!.

Videos must be either (1) attached to an email addressed to publicrelations@phoenixsymphony.org in .mov, .mp4, .mpg, or .wmv formats or (2) uploaded to YouTube and the entrant must provide the URL link to the video’s page. Included in the email must be the entrant’s full name, age, phone number and e-mail address.

Part of the APS Pops Series: The Rat Pack! will be held at Mesa Arts Center on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and at Symphony Hall on April 27 at 8 p.m., April 28 at 8 p.m. and April 29 at 2 p.m.