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Digest: Go Giants Go
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Friday, May 3, 2013 2:04 AM

Go Giants Go: that's how it's listed on the menu. It's an old Carnegie Deli menu item (see the review), where Harold Jaffe once worked years ago. He brought it to Harold's New York Deli in Edison, NJ (see the review), where we split an order: two giant hot dogs, a giant potato knish, and a heated can's worth each of Heinz vegetarian beans and sauerkraut (along with plenty of Harold's excellent mustard).

We're normally wary of big, fat hot dogs - throws the surface to innards to bun ratio off, but these are terrific. They are super-garlicky and juicy, with a satisfying meaty chaw. They slash the surface and, we assume, deep-fry them, which results in a nice chewy skin. There are Shofar signs in the restaurant but we believe they've been out of business for years, so we don't know where these are from. We'd guess New Jersey's own Marathon/Sabrett.


The hot dogs are from Best Provisions in Newark, N.J.
Posted by John Fox on Sunday, May 5, 2013 7:15 AM

John, that's the same company that does Katz's Deli/Papaya King/Gray's Papaya dogs?
Posted by Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle on Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:30 AM

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