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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/04 03:38:43 (permalink)
Sonjaab ,

Good to hear from you buddy . This is only a mini meet that John and a few of us are gonna do to get an idea of the logistics for the Western Jersey Dog Tour in April .

Anyone interested in joining us , is welcome .

Hope you can make it down in April for the full blown motorcoach tour .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/05 11:07:06 (permalink)
Hello all ,

On Sat. Feb 11th we will be having a mini meet starting at Syds .
11 1130 am is the time . We will be visiting some establishments in Western Jersey to get an idea of logistics for our Western Jersey Dog Tour in April and to enjoy some good dogs and company of fellow roadfooders.

We are also planning a final visit to Callahans in Fort Lee that will be closing first week in March on a Sunday soon.. More details on that can be found in the Hot Dog , Sausages and Brats forum .

So far its myself, Coney Island Lou , Screenbear and our host John Fox .

Anyone else interested feel free to join us , or you can wait for the motorcoach tour we are planning in April.

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/06 12:25:48 (permalink)

The thread has been moved to the MISC FOOD RELATED forum to allow for better exposure to the members.
A couple of rules regarding this.
1. Only one thread for a meeting, including all the planning sessions. Don't clutter up the place with a bunch of different smaller threads.
2. Post relevant posts...don't use the 'bump' technique to keep a thread on the front page. Thats why the threads were moved off the front page in the first place. Keep to the topic and make good use of the space.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/06 18:52:31 (permalink)
Here are the two posts from the thread that was moved to this forum.

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Posted - 02/06/2006 : 10:11:26
Hello all ,
We will be venturing to Syds and some Western Jersey Hot Dog establishments on Sat. feb 11th .
Meet up at Syds 11- 1130 am
Hosted by the one and only Hot Dog man extraordinaire Mr. John Fox .
Also attending are Screen Bear and Coney Island Lou and myself.
We are hoping to visit some stops that are planned for the April Western Jersey Motorcoach tour .

Benzee


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Posted - 02/06/2006 : 18:27:16
I'll work on getting directions for one or 2 places that I haven't been to yet. And I'll try to contact Brookquarry. He's familiar with the area.




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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/07 15:52:43 (permalink)
with regard to directions will you be coming west onI-78 or I-80?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/07 17:46:20 (permalink)
We will be coming west on rt 78. At some point we will be getting onto rt 22, and then I believe rt 519 to get to Charlies Pool Room. Then it will be back on 22 to Toby's Cup. I wanted to ask you about a place in Philipsburg that you mentioned and Jimmy's in Easton. And is Hot Dog Johnny's a great distance from P-Burg?

Will you be able to meet us?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/07 18:22:31 (permalink)
No, unfortunately, I can't meet you. My wifes birthday celebration is at noon on Feb llth, and will tie me up most of the afternoon.
Directions to Hot Dog Johnies:
If you go there first (before Easton) heads north on 31 from 78 (intersection is just before Clinton)
31 dead-ends into 46. Take a left hot dog Johnies is within a couple of miles on 46 on the left.
As you may have noticed Mapquest doesn't do very well with hot dog Johnny's because of the lack of a numbered street address.
So you basically have two optionsto get to P-burg. One would be to continue west on 46 until you hit 519 and then go south on 519 until you hit 22 not far east of Tobys cup. Alpha and Charlies Pool Room are a couple miles south of 22 on 519. This is a scenic and winding rural road for most of the trip.

The other option would be to head back South on 31 (a better road) until you hit 78, and then west to P-burg.

It's tough for me to estimate travel time (I access Hot Dog Johnny's from due west, so I literally never travel either route).I would guess about a half-hour for either to P-burg with the 519 route being shorter in distance but probably slower. To or From North Jersey 31 is definately quicker because 31 runs in a Southeasterly direction.

With regard to Jimmys on the Delaware, you would continue west from Toby's Cup on 22 take the last exit before the bridge and bear left. Jimmys's will be on your left within a mile, with the old bridge between Easton and Phillipsburg on your right. Jimmys is literally at the foot of the old bridge.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/07 18:37:49 (permalink)
Thank you. Too bad you can't make it. Unless...... maybe you want to surprise your wife by telling her that you're taking her out Saturday for some good food. And then meeting us. Gotta admit, that would be one heckuva surprise. I know it would get me killed if I tried it! Anyway, Happy Birthday to Mrs. Brookquarry.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/07 19:29:35 (permalink)
Of the two options for traveling from HD Johnnie's to P'burg, I would greatly recommend the 519 route. It is about 15 miles shorter, and while you won't go quite as fast (it's one lane each way) it's one of the most scenic drives in West Jersey. (It also passes one of my favorite NJ rural taverns, The Red Wolfe Inn, great selection of draft beers and great cheesesteaks, but that's two other threads).
---Ken

PS: There's one other hot dog place on Rt 22W in P'burg that I'm not sure has been mentioned, Sammy's Drive Inn, another 50's throwback.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/08 07:14:01 (permalink)
never tried Sammy's, . Its east of Toby's cup on 22. It's sort of a classic 50's hamburger stand in decor. might be worth a stop just for the ambiance.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/08 07:29:05 (permalink)
Would someone post the itinerary for Sat. Feb 11 with the approximate ETA for each stop?
There's an outside chance we could get to this or some of the stops.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/08 07:42:14 (permalink)
It would be hard to estimate the arrival time for these stops since none of us except Brookquarry are really familiar with the area. I've been to these places before, but always needed directions.

We are meeting at Syd's at 11:00 to 11:30. Then it will be west to probably Hot Dog Johnny's first. This will take approx 1 hour. I'm not sure of the time that it will take to get to Charlies Pool Room from there, but guess it will be 1/2 hr or less. From there it will be about 5 minutes to Toby's Cup. I've been to Sammy's and it is nothing special, it's about 5 - 10 minutes away from Toby's. From Toby's to Jimmy's on the Delaware is anotyher mile or so. And Easton is just over the bridge.

So once you get to Charlies Pool Room, everything is fairly close by. If you think that you might join us in West Jersey, I could always give you my cell phone # to let you know where we are.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/08 09:13:51 (permalink)
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Originally posted by John Fox

Thank you. Too bad you can't make it. Unless...... maybe you want to surprise your wife by telling her that you're taking her out Saturday for some good food. And then meeting us. Gotta admit, that would be one heckuva surprise. I know it would get me killed if I tried it! Anyway, Happy Birthday to Mrs. Brookquarry.

well, its a family gathering with about 10 people, so meeting you folks really won't work.
I am working on her for the April 29th meet. She likes roadfood places (as long as thy're clean) and likes both Hot Dog Johnny's and Jimmy's- She does not have a big appetite so I suspect that she'll wind up merely sharing my hot dog at the placres we visit.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/09 06:49:55 (permalink)
just realized I forgot to gie directions to Jimmy's in Easton. Head East on 22 into Pennsylvania. Take the 5th exit in Pa , (Wilson- 25th Street) Immediately epon getting on the exit ramp you will see a shopping center on your right. Turn in. This is the 25th Street Shopping Center. Jimmy's is in the center next to the Petco.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/09 09:49:22 (permalink)
So what is the itinerary for this weekend's tour? Is there a set number of places that the group is hitting?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/09 21:23:27 (permalink)
John and all ,
I will be unable to make the mini meet on Sat. as I have to work OT . I hope you all enjoy yourselves and get some great ideas rfor our Spring time western Tour .

Also Callahans has moved up its closing date to Feb 26th . I stopped by today .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/10 12:14:32 (permalink)
Hot dog aficionados:
Are you going to change the date since Saturday is scheduled for a significant snow event.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/10 16:07:16 (permalink)
They are now predicting between 6 and 12 inches for our area- to start sometime Saturday afternoon, and last through the night.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/10 21:44:59 (permalink)
I hope the weather holds out for your tour.

Any plans to visit Amazing Hot Dog?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/10 21:58:14 (permalink)
Benzee can't make it and I don't think Coney Island Lou will be going. He hasn't responded to my e-mail. And due to the weather forecast, I think it will be best to postpone our mini meet.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/10 22:11:08 (permalink)
You know how when you were little, and all month long you couldn't wait until the Saturday when you were going to Yankee Stadium with your friend Alan and his father, to see either Baltimore or Chicago or Detroit or one of those other real good teams that gave the Yanks a fight and you had box seats and there was nothing more important in the world and then that Saturday came and it was raining and the Yankees didn't even wait until the afternoon to call off the game?

Well, I just had a deja vu, all over again.

Ah, we'll get 'em next time.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/11 08:51:02 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Screenbear hit it on the head . Nothing you can do about work and the weather . WE will try to reschedule this mini meet before the Western Jersey Hot Dog Tour .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/02/12 10:09:10 (permalink)
Let me know when. Hopefully, I'll be able to meet you.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/03/16 10:33:39 (permalink)
Springtime approaches and a hot dog aficionado's fancy turns to the Great Western New Jersey Hot Dog Tour of 2006. What's the latest?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/03/17 00:44:03 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Yes it is time to start planning the meet . In the next few weeks we should have an intinerary together .

We have a motorcoach reserved if needed.

John what do you think ?

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/03/17 06:01:12 (permalink)
I'm game. Is the motorcoach reserved for Sat April 29th? If so, I'll put in for the day off and we can resume planning.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/03/17 18:26:18 (permalink)
I'm game. And if there's a mini meet scheduled for a convenient time, I'm down for that, too.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/03/18 01:05:12 (permalink)
Hello John and Screenbear ,

The motorcoach is reserved for Sat. 29th of April .
Once you guys set an intinerary I can get a set price from the bus company and we cn figure out how much per person to charge .

Bus will pick up first in Orange County NY near its departure point and also wherever you pick in Jersey for the rest of the group.

The ball is now rolling ..

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/03/18 23:49:15 (permalink)
Hey Sonjaab ,

I have a group going to AC on Sat. March 25th .
I will be there from about Noon to 6 pm .
We are going to the Showboat but i'm thinking of heading over to White House Subs .

We will also be going Sun April 9th , so that may be doable for you also .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/03/25 06:03:34 (permalink)
This Sunday, when I have some time, I'll look at the possible stops for the upcoming tour and try to propose an itinerary. I welcome suggestions, especially from Brookquarry who is familiar with the area.
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