Hot!11th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 13th , 2014 - past trip reports

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/10/20 14:34:54 (permalink)
Hello all ,
Just returned from a two week VAC .
Anyone else interested in attending let us know

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/10/25 10:57:27 (permalink)
Hello all ,

The attendees so far for the Hot Dog Meet at Charlies Pool Room on Mon Nov 12th are

Benzee
Coney Island Lou
John Fox
Screenbear
Hot Dog King
Seafarer John and Gail
Fontaine

anyone else feel free to let me know

Charlies is opening specifically for us that day so we would like to give them an approx. number a few days before at least.

Remember that this is Veterans Day , a Holiday so many will be off from work .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/10/25 18:19:21 (permalink)
I'll bring the pickles!
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/10/26 12:48:37 (permalink)
Helllo all ,

Got an email from Akavar and he will be joining us also

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/10/27 08:33:56 (permalink)
count me in for one possibly two (It will be on my lunch hour so I can't stay the whole time)
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/10/27 14:27:37 (permalink)
Hello all,

Brookquarry you are added to the list

Updated is now

Benzee
Coney Island Lou
John Fox
Screenbear
Hot Dog King
Seafarer John and gail
Fontaine
Akavar
Brookquarry and Gordy
DPuro
Brooklyn Bill and Ginny

I know there are more that will confirm in the next week .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/10/27 23:53:13 (permalink)
Hi Benzee,
Don't know if you got my email or not, but I'm going to try and join you guys too. I'll be working in the area and should be able to stop by for a bit.

Dave
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/10/28 22:02:08 (permalink)
Hi all ,

Added Brooklyn Bill and his wife Ginny and Dave Puro to the list

Should put as at 13 so far.

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/02 12:34:40 (permalink)
Hello all ,

We have a few more possibles that emailed me and I will post them if they become definites .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/04 06:34:52 (permalink)
Put me down for 2 instead of one. My friend Gordy will be joining us. Since both of us are from Pa we will meet you at Charlies.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/04 10:29:13 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Brookquarry got you down for two buddy .
Looks like we are at 14 .
Anyone need transportation from Galloping Hill Inn email me or you can meet us at Charlies Pool Room .
We needed 8 to ten for the van service from GHI. Have 5 so far. John, Screen, Benzee, Lou and the King .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/05 08:25:54 (permalink)
Hooray,
It's only one week away.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/05 13:21:17 (permalink)
Benzee: Brooklyn Bill, Ginny, Gail, and me will meet you folks at Charlies Pool Room around noon on the 12th. Can someone provide specific directions from I-84 ?

Cheers, John
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/05 15:56:33 (permalink)
Hi Seafarer John,

I would take I 87 to 287 to 78 west . I believe the last exit in New Jersey is Alpha .
We will get exact directions and post them before the meet.

Benzee

PS - Yes Hurray one week away !!!!
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/06 06:53:44 (permalink)
Benzee -

It can get a little difficult to find Charlie's. If you want to meet up at the exit from I-78, I will be happy to lead the convoy to Charlie's. I can also help out with directions from the Middletown area.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/07 06:57:57 (permalink)
benzee I'd suggest you take akavars advise and follow him. Alpha is a confusing town and several turns are needed to get to Charlie's
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/07 10:08:46 (permalink)
at this point it will just be me- my friend now cant make it
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/07 15:46:45 (permalink)
Akavar , and all,

We will have John Fox with us and he has been there before .
Sounds like a good idea to meet at the exit though .
I would suggest 1145 am at the exit to Alpha for those that need to be guided in .
I also changed the heading until after the meet to let everyone know its coming up.

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/07 22:47:24 (permalink)
The last exit in New Jersey on I-78 West is Phillipsburg, which is next to Alpha
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/07 22:53:23 (permalink)
I live in the area and can bring hot dogs from Pott's and Yocco's for a taste challenge, if enough people are interested. I'll ask a contribution of $1 a dog - I will pay the extra change.

For both places, a dog with everything is raw onions, chili, and mustard. You can also get cheese dogs. They both also have relish available. You can send your orders to me at daveeaston@yahoo.com.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/08 12:25:08 (permalink)
Fontaine -

Thanks for the offer. Please note that Charlie's has signs posted that request no food or beverages be brought into their place. I suggest that you take this into account as you plan your taste comparison.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/08 12:42:41 (permalink)
Akavar ,

We will be five strong in John Foxs van .
John , Screenbear , Benzee , Hot Dog King and CI Lou
I can give you my cell # if you like to be in contact day of .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/08 12:45:47 (permalink)
Benzee -

FWIW, here is my suggestion for Monday.

Rendezvous
We should rendezvous at 11:45 in front of the Staples in Alpha. Since most people will be traveling west on I-78, I will describe how to get there.

Traveling west on I-78 get off at exit 3. This is clearly as marked the last exit in NJ before the toll bridge. As you get off I-78 stay in the far right lane. There will be a traffic light almost immediately after you get off I-78. Turn right at this traffic light and you will see a Staples store about a block in front of you. We will meet in the parking lot in front of the store.

Directions to Charlie's
If you are traveling directly to Charlie's or do not make the rendezvous on time, here are the directions to take you directly to Charlies.

Traveling west on I-78 get off at exit 3. This is clearly marked as the last exit in NJ before the toll bridge. As you get off I-78 stay in the far right lane. There will be a traffic light almost immediately after you get off I-78.

At this light you will see signs to Rt. 122 west. Go through the light and follow the ramp around to your right. You will now be on Rt. 122 going west.

Travel 1.0 miles on Rt. 122 to 3rd Ave. There is a Quick Check on the corner and there is a traffic light at the intersection.

Turn left on 3rd Ave. and travel .4 miles to the first traffic light. This is High Street. Turn right on High Street.

Travel for .1 mile on High Street to Lee Ave. Lee Ave. is the first street on your left after the bridge. Turn left on Lee Ave.

Travel .2 mile on Lee Ave. to the fire house. Just before the fire house turn right on West Central.

Go 1 block on West Central and turn left on East Blvd. Charlie's Pool Room will be about half way down the block on your left.

Telephone for Charlie's: 908-454-1364
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/08 12:53:10 (permalink)
Benzee -

Why don't you send me your cell # directly to my email.

I think that most everyone is communicating with you for this trip. Why don't you stay as point of contact. I will send you my # once you send me yours. That way you can stay as primary and can contact me if you need anything.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/08 14:20:46 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Akavar I emailed you my cell number . Anyone else need it just send me an email.
Excellent directions for everyone , thanks for posting them .
We are at 14 or 15 strong for the meet . Anyone else interested let us know . still time and room for a few more for this rare opportunity to eat and meet with some of roadfoods finest Hot Dog fans .

Remember that Charlies is normaly closed on Mondays and is opening for the day for our group only.
If you think you may be able to join us let me know and you will be put on the list . Do not worry if you are a no show , this will not reflect your good standing among the hot dog afficionados of the tri state area .

We may also visit Tobys Cup after Charlies meet as per Johns suggestion , everyone is invited to continue the meet and follow us from Charlies if we decide to stop there also .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/08 14:33:44 (permalink)
Pott's vs. Yocco's -

I would do it outside. It would not be fair to bring other food into Charlie's
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/09 09:58:03 (permalink)
I won't be able to bring Potts and Yocco dogs after all. I still hope to come to the meet, however.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/10 09:43:54 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Hope you can still make it Fontaine .!!
Charlies is all prepared for us .
Anyone else interested email me before Mon morning so we can put you on the list.

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/11 18:57:47 (permalink)
Hi everyone,
Looking forward to the meet at Charlie's. Based on the postings above I'll shoot to meet you guys around noonish.

See you all tomorrow

Dave
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/11/11 19:53:31 (permalink)
Y'all need to try one of the Jimmy Buff's locations in north Jersey for a killer Italian dog.
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