The History of the Kosher Hot Dog at Miracle Mile Deli in Phoenix

Did you know Miracle Mile Delicatessen, located at 16th Street and Campbell in Central Phoenix, was the first establishment in the City of Phoenix to sell an all-beef kosher hot dog?

Josh Garcia with Hot Dogs

Josh Garcia with Hot Dogs

PHOENIXJuly 4, 2023PRLog — Did you know, Miracle Mile Deli, located at 16th Street and Campbell in Central Phoenix, was the first establishment in the City of Phoenix to sell an all-beef kosher hot dog? This July, the restaurant is offering a special to commemorate this history and National Hot Dog Month with the Dog Days of Summer $7 Hot Dog Special.

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, Americans consume approximately 20 billion hot dogs a year. (,county%20fairs%20and%20community%20picnics) That’s roughly 70 hot dogs per person annually with the majority of these being eaten between Memorial Day and the Fourth of July.

For Valley residents, Miracle Mile Deli claims the distinction of being the original home of the New York-style, all-beef hot dog, thanks to the delicatessen’s first owner, Jack Grodzinsky.

“My grandfather moved to Phoenix from Brooklyn in 1949. At that time, the restaurant was located at 16th street and McDowell and surrounded by nothing but dirt roads. Phoenix was a very small city and the Valley’s hot dog was vastly different than the New York-Style frankfurter we’ve come to know and love,” said Josh Garcia, third-generation owner of Miracle Mile Deli. “Back then Phoenicians ate what was called the “Red Hot.” It was a deep red tube steak that wasn’t an all-beef product and had lots of fillers and food coloring.”

According to Garcia, Grodzinsky insisted on serving an all-beef kosher New York-style frankfurter from New York because he knew the quality – and taste – of the product was much better. Selling sub-par products was not an option for Grodzinsky, which is why changing the hot dog product was one of the first modifications he made in the restaurant. Ultimately, Grodzinsky wanted to be proud of all the products served in his establishment.

Today, Miracle Mile Deli sells more than 3,000 pounds of Hebrew National All-Beef Kosher Hot Dogs every year.

Hot dogs are a versatile food that are easy to cook, prepare and serve. Most quality hot dogs are pre-cooked, so steaming, microwaving or grilling to heat up the product is the easiest way to prepare.

Topping a hot dog is a personal choice too and some hot dog connoisseurs have strong opinions about what should, and should not, be put on a hot dog. In Chicago, hot dogs are served with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, sweet pickle relish, a dill pickle spear and tomato slices, never ketchup. While in New York, sauerkraut and spicy brown mustard are the way to go.

Garcia suggests hot dog toppings are as individual as the customers who order them, “Get creative with all kinds of stuff like shredded cheese, chili, sour cream, tortilla strips, bacon. In my opinion, there is no wrong way to top a good hot dog.”

“The most important part of a hot dog is enjoying it with the people you love,” added Garcia. “Hot dogs are enjoyed by people of all ages. From kids to grandfathers, it’s hard to find someone who doesn’t love a hot dog or who doesn’t have fond memories of family fun with a hot dog in hand. That’s what good food is all about, sharing it with the people you love.”

Visit Miracle Mile Deli this July for the Dog Days of Summer $7 Hot Dog Special, which includes a hot dog, fries, and a drink. Add chili, New Yorker or Straw toppings for just $1.00 more.

For more information about Miracle Mile Deli’s history, summer deals or menu items, visit

About Miracle Mile Deli

A New York Style Delicatessen in Phoenix, AZ that’s been serving award-winning Pastrami Sandwiches, Brisket of Beef Sandwiches, Corned Beef Sandwiches and other East Coast delicacies for lunch and dinner since 1949.

4433 North 16th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85016

Open Mon-Sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Closed Sundays.


Wrap up Women’s History Month with the tropical sounds of Jessica Medina’s “Morir Soñando”

“Super talented vocalist that effortlessly bridges jazz, soul, and even bits of Afro Caribbean music” -NPR

Jessica Medina

Jessica Medina

LOS ANGELESMarch 21, 2023PRLog — Singer-songwriter Jessica Medina celebrates both Women’s History Month and the beginning of spring with the release of her bachata-ballad “Morir Soñando”.

“Morir Soñando”, which happens to be a refreshing drink traditionally from the Dominican Republic made of milk and orange juice (similar to an orange creamsicle), was written by Jessica Medina and Leon Yamil.  The song, which was produced and arranged by Latin Grammy-winner Janina Rosado, connects all our senses to the flavors, aromas and emotions of returning to Medina’s ancestral lands.

“Morir soñando” will be included on Jessica Medina’s upcoming EP Rosa, which is set to be released next month.

“As a mother and woman in the music industry, it is very important for me to build a community, to hold a space for healing, creativity and expression. That’s why it was essential for me to work with women in this EP,” comments Medina.

Last month, Jessica Medina released “Locura”, the first single of Rosa. With this EP, she dives deeper into her Dominican and Puerto Rican roots as well as different types of love from a woman’s perspective. Rosa also features women in all aspects, from its composition and musicians to its graphics, musical arrangements and production.

“Locura” was composed by the award-winning composer Alex Cuba and was recorded in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Watch trailer “Locura”

About Jessica Medina:
Born in New York City to a Dominican mother and Puerto Rican father, whose voices were the soundtrack of her formative years, Jessica Medina absorbed a lifetime of musical roots from an early age. Medina studied jazz at Hunter College in New York City.

Jessica Medina broke barriers with her previous single “Back to Black”. Medina approaches this emblematic song by Amy Winehouse from a completely new perspective.

Constantly taking risks and breaking barriers that the music industry imposes on language, Medina offers bilingual lyrics while attracting a new generation of “Latinx” fans.

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History with a future: the Lotus Evija Fittipaldi

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NMDC creates history with 40 Million Tonnes (MT) Iron Ore Production

National Mineral Development Corporation Ltd. (NMDC), Country’s largest Iron Ore producer, a CPSE under Ministry of Steel became the first company in the country to cross 40 million tonnes (MT) iron ore production in a year. From a production of 4 MTPA in the late 1960s to 40 million tonnes now, the growth trajectory of the largest iron ore producer of the country has been exceptional. Starting from 4 million tonnes in 1969-70, NMDC crossed

10 million tonnes in 1977-78, added another ten million by 2004-05, crossed 30 million tonnes within a decade and has now breached the 40 million mark.

Keeping pace with the constant surge in the domestic iron ore demand,the company has been rolling out ambitious expansion plans and capex outlay in pursuit of enhanced production. In recent times, NMDC has adopted cutting-edge technology and built a transformational digital infrastructure to overcome Covid induced slowdowns and the cyclical volatilities in the sector. Growing from scale to strength, the company has achieved the milestone of 40 million tonnes iron ore production on the back of steady fundamentals and a visionary workforce.

Congratulating the team on the historic achievement, Shri Sumit Deb, Chairman and Managing Director, NMDC said, “NMDC’s ground-breaking achievement of becoming the first iron ore mining company in India to cross 40 MT is an illustrious display of its ability to accept challenges despite all odds. The company’s perseverance and consistency has paid off and I congratulate the team for this historic accomplishment. I am confident that we will continue to cross many more milestones on our way to fulfil Nation’s vision of #AtmanirbharBharat. This achievement also shows that we are on the track to become a 100 MTPA company by 2030.”

It is pertinent to mention that the company has set a target of becoming a 100 MTPA company by 2030. The CPSE also plans to leverage their expertise in moving towards a multi-mineral outlook with coal, diamond, gold and other strategic minerals of national interest in their portfolio.



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Author Fr. Albert Felice-Pace O.P. Shares His Extensive Knowledge and Rich History of the Campus Ministry, in His Book “An Abridged History of Catholic Campus Ministry”

Fr. Albert Felice-Pace O.P. expounds the rich and colorful background of the Catholic Campus Ministry. A thoughtful and enlightening reference that paints the pivotal picture of a multi-dimensional, dynamic campus ministry history where resiliency, collaboration, and faith rules.

These astounding historical events narrates a significant impact of campus ministry and the brave women and men especially during World War II who brought Catholicism to the masses while empowering social justice across diverse faiths and backgrounds.

The Newman Center and those who serve within it vested our Catholic faith, inspired pragmatic action and responsible leadership, and create a renewal of humanity and God’s love in our world.

Read the book and discover the origins, its humble beginnings, and how it eventually flourished until to this day. This book is a must-have for those searching for a comprehensive, background reference, and other facets of the Catholic faith. Own a copy today!

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An Abridged History of Catholic Campus Ministry
Author: Fr. Albert Felice-Pace, O.P.
Publisher: Your Online Publicist
Publication Date: July 2021
Genre: Religion, Education, History
Target Audience: Bishops, Catholic Campus Ministers, Priests, Religious, Laity, Catholic Church historians, young adults, anyone interested in Church ministry.

About the Author
Fr. Albert Felice-Pace O.P. was born on the Island of Malta, the 3rd of seven children. A year after finishing high school, he entered the Dominican Order and was ordained a priest on April 2, 1960. In November 1961 he left Malta to come to the United States on the invitation of the Provincial of the Western Dominican Province. After one year at the Dominican parish in Berkeley, CA, he was transferred to the Dominican parish in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock) as Associate Pastor and part-time Newman Chaplain for Occidental College. It was there he began his Catholic campus ministry journey.

After seven years in Los Angeles, Fr. Albert was appointed Student Master for the Dominican students in Oakland, CA for two years and then transferred to the Newman Center serving the University of California, Riverside. He was then appointed by Bishop Straling as the Director of Adult Faith Formation and of the Charismatic Renewal after four years in campus ministry. Fr. Albert then went on to serve as the Pastor of the Newman Center serving Arizona State University in Tempe, the University of Oregon in Eugene, the University of Arizona in Tucson, and the University of Nevada Las Vegas over 49 years before finally retiring.

Besides ministering in various campuses Fr. Albert was involved in local, regional, and national activities of campus ministers. He served as the President of the Pacific Northwest Catholic Campus Ministers Association as well as being a member of the National Executive Board of Catholic Campus Ministry, the National Executive Board for Diocesan Campus Ministry, and on various CCMA committees. Fr. Albert chaired the National Convention for Campus Ministers and led Frank J. Lewis Institute for three years at the University of San Francisco. He was also awarded the Reverend Charles Forsyth Award in recognition for his leadership in campus ministry nationally, regionally, and locally.

Fr. Albert was extremely active in Campus Ministry over the last 61 years of his priesthood and loves his ministry to university students very much. He now enjoys his retirement days rooting on his favorite sports teams – the 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, and the Warriors.