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

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Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Fri, 07/25/08 9:00 AM (permalink)
Hello all ,
Dave and Harriet got your checks thank you .
Joe , I have you down for two .

This morning Channel 11 morning news did a live remote from Jimmy Buffs East Hanover , a stop on the tour . I was unable to attend but if you caught it on the TV you can see what a great place this is .

Benzee
 
    Benzee

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    RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Sat, 08/2/08 6:12 AM (permalink)
    Hello all ,

    Joe Rogo got your check for two .
    anyone else ionterested here are the details

    5th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour
    Sat. Sept 20th
    Buses depart Galloping Hill Inn at Noon
    Stops at Dees Truck
    Mannys Texas Weiners
    Bubbas
    Jimmy Buffs
    The Windmill
    Finishes back off at GHI
    Cost $25 per person
    Includes bus and non alcoholic refreshments

    Email me or post here for more info

    Benzee
     
      Benzee

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      RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Sat, 08/9/08 10:53 AM (permalink)
      Hello all ,

      John Sagi got your check thanks .
      Signman and Natalie checks received also
      Rich Pawlak got yours today also thanks.
      Head count stands at 56 .
      Check the list below to make sure you are on it .

      Benzee
      John Fox
      Coney Island Lou
      Todd Bovino
      Mike Refinski
      Screenbear 2
      Brooklyn Bill and Ginny
      John Hughes 8
      Bad Dog 3
      Brian and Alice O Connor
      Dave Howell 2
      Ellen 2
      Harriet
      Brian
      Dave and Linda Puro
      Mr Phil 4
      Signman 2
      Natalie Pisarchik 2
      John Sagi
      Uncle Buck 2
      John Fox Friends 2
      Rich Pawlak 3
      Joe Rogo 2
      ### All above are paid
      Also on list not paid
      Hot Dog King
      Leo Fontanella 2
      John Bee
      Paul Berezny
      Danny Roering
      Tracey Dutschman 2

      Let me know of any additions .


      Benzee

       
        BadDog

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        • Location: Edison, NJ
        RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Wed, 08/13/08 4:19 PM (permalink)
        Benzee,

        While I may not always be fresh as a daisy, I can assure you I am not a "Bad Bog."
         
          ken8038

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          • Location: scotch plains, NJ
          RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Wed, 08/13/08 5:56 PM (permalink)
          Benzee, it looks like I'm not going to be able to make it this year. I'll be doing off-site testing of my department's computer systems again, and this year there's little chance it will be cancelled, like it was last year.

          However, this year I will be doing it from home, so I may be able to sneak out for a couple of the stops not far from my home. That would be Dee's Truck and Windmill. Is it OK if I stop by and say hello and have a few dogs? I don't want to violate any "Tour Etiquette" if it would be a problem.

          Besides, I'm really anxious to see where two tour busses are going to park in downtown Westfield on a Saturday afternoon...
           
            Benzee

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            RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Thu, 08/14/08 8:33 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by Benzee

            Hello all ,

            John Sagi got your check thanks .
            Signman and Natalie checks received also
            Rich Pawlak got yours today also thanks.
            Head count stands at 54 .
            Check the list below to make sure you are on it .

            Benzee
            John Fox
            Coney Island Lou
            Todd Bovino
            Mike Refinski
            Screenbear 2
            Brooklyn Bill and Ginny
            John Hughes 8
            Bad Dog 3
            Brian and Alice O Connor
            Dave Howell 2
            Ellen 2
            Harriet
            Brian
            Dave and Linda Puro
            Mr Phil 4
            Signman 2
            Natalie Pisarchik 2
            John Sagi
            Uncle Buck
            John Fox Friends 2
            Rich Pawlak 3
            ### All above are paid
            Also on list not paid
            Hot Dog King
            Cheesewit
            Leo Fontanella 2
            John Bee
            Paul Berezny
            Danny Roering
            Tracey Dutschman 2

            Let me know of any additions .


            Benzee


             
              Benzee

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              RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Thu, 08/14/08 8:41 PM (permalink)
              Hello all ,

              Of course you can meet up with us Ken , we will figure out time estimates and let you know when we will be at these places. We were unable to get the second motorcoach so we went with the two Air Cond School buses . The cost for the second school bus is increased from the first as we ordered it after prices went up , but still less than a second motorcoach would have cost . Final result same cost to attend .
              Two school buses will be easier to navigate the streets of jersey than two much larger motorcoaches but we were prepared to do either .
              John , Lou and I plan on a pre tour tour as it were to figure out parking and to make sure there are no logistical problems .


              Bad Dog , sorry about the spelling , it is now corrected . I really have to proof read my posts better , seems this happens when I'm rushing to get these posts in .

              Benzee
               
                joerogo

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                RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Fri, 08/15/08 2:43 PM (permalink)
                Benzee, I think someone is missing from the list.

                BTW, Thanks for doing a great job at a thankless job. If you need any help, please ask.

                Joe
                 
                  Benzee

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                  RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Fri, 08/15/08 8:58 PM (permalink)
                  Hello all ,

                  Glad you noticed Joe , my thinking of Grandma Fenczs secret hungarain sauce the last few weeks has really thrown me off .
                  Thats why I'm constantly updating the list . My hard copy list was correct as it always is , somewhere along the way my head did not transfer it to the thread . Thanks for the offer . John Fox has put together a great intinerary , Coney Island Lou has once again put together a great shirt as I've seen an early draft , and I got the transportation and reservations . If i can think of anything we might need I will let you know


                  Benzee
                   
                    DPuro329

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                    RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Fri, 08/15/08 10:47 PM (permalink)
                    Count me in for bringing some community liquid refreshments.

                    Dave
                     
                      ken8038

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                      RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Sat, 08/16/08 8:50 AM (permalink)
                      <<Of course you can meet up with us Ken , we will figure out time estimates and let you know when we will be at these places.>>

                      Thanks Benzee. I will try to make either one of the first two stops (and call it my lunch break), and probably the Windmill at the end. As far as parking in Westfield, if you are doing a pre-tour, the police headquarters is across the street from the Windmill, to the right of Mindowaskin Park. As a "Fellow Professional" you might want to stop in and ask if they have any suggestions.

                      By the way, Mindowaskin Park is a very nice town park. Since the seating in the Windmill is limited, if it's a ncie day, it's nice to take out and walk across the street to the park to eat.

                      Thanks again. Looking forward to seeing everyone again, even for just an hour or so at each end.
                       
                        harriet1954

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                        RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Sat, 08/16/08 7:53 PM (permalink)
                        It'll be good to see you, Ken, even if just for a short time. Dave, that's very nice of you! Say, if your cooler's large enough, and we put our names on 'em, could I throw in some of my cans of Monster to stay cold? If not, I totally understand! Will there be bottled water and stuff like that?
                         
                          Benzee

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                          RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Sun, 08/17/08 12:39 AM (permalink)
                          Hello Harriet ,

                          We will have a cooler filled with soda and water with ice . Feel free to bring your own also and put it in the cooler

                          Benzee
                           
                            Benzee

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                            RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Wed, 08/20/08 5:12 PM (permalink)
                            Hello all ,

                            A few have emailed thinking they could not attend due to the fact we put out Aug 10th as the deadline . We put the date out there because we had to reserve the buses . We have two and can put another 20 or 22 on the tour .
                            Anyone interested that have not emailed me yet feel free to join us .

                            CI Lou has designed the shirt and I emailed to those I have email addresses to . I will have Lou post it here in the next few days . Good Job once again Lou!!!

                            Benzee
                             
                              ConeyIslandLou

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                              RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Thu, 08/21/08 5:19 PM (permalink)
                              As Benzee said, here is the 2008 Tour Shirt:






                              I am organizing a bulk purchase at a discount - email me for details!
                               
                                njweiner

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                                • Location: newark, NJ
                                RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Thu, 08/21/08 7:35 PM (permalink)
                                Hi,

                                I am glad to see Manny's Texas Weiners on the the list.. It was great last year in Linden, NJ. They really rolled out the red carpet for the tour and are looking forward to the tour this year...
                                 
                                  Benzee

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                                  RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Sat, 08/23/08 10:26 PM (permalink)
                                  Hey NJ weiner ,
                                  Do I have you on the list buddy ?
                                  Lou did an excellent job with the shirts and it looks like we will be adding some more to the list from my area in NY, so if interested let us know soon .

                                  Benzee
                                   
                                    CheeseWit

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                                    RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Sat, 08/23/08 10:48 PM (permalink)
                                    Unfortunately, once again, I'm out.

                                    On a very strict diet and am not able to eat. Going on the tour and not eating would be tantamount to torture.
                                     
                                      Benzee

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                                      RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Sun, 08/24/08 2:34 PM (permalink)
                                      Hello Cheesewit ,

                                      Well I'm in the same boat buddy , probably will eat a total of one dog , maybe just some chili , but its the friendships made and those to be made that makes me want to do it .
                                      Hope you can join us another time

                                      Benzee
                                       
                                        Benzee

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                                        RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Tue, 08/26/08 5:49 PM (permalink)
                                        Hello all ,

                                        Cheesewit will not be joining us but Uncle Buck of WTBQ will be bringing his wife along . Eileen is looking forward to the trip .
                                        Any more interested parties email me or post here .
                                        Coney Island Lou , Uncle Buck and I enjoyed the Sussex Skyhawks minor league baseball game this past Sat. night .
                                        Buck and I threw out the first pitch and we talked a little about the tour with some attendees .
                                        Hot Dog ratings were nothing special from our group . I think Lou gave it a FAIR . Basic condiments available .

                                        Benzee
                                         
                                          ChiTownDiner

                                          RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Tue, 08/26/08 6:40 PM (permalink)
                                          Benzee - your trip is shaping up nicely...hope you guys all have a great time with plenty of great hot dogs throughout the day! Glad to hear you'll be accompanying the trip and are feeling good. The numbers are really looking good!
                                           
                                            Benzee

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                                            RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Fri, 08/29/08 8:57 PM (permalink)
                                            Hello Chitown ,

                                            Thanks for the nice words . We can put a total of about 12 - 14 more on the two buses . Dennis and Gary who filled in for Dennis one year are our two drivers .

                                            Benzee
                                             
                                              Benzee

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                                              RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Mon, 09/1/08 1:06 PM (permalink)
                                              Hello all ,

                                              Jay Slansky is now paid for the tour . Thank you .
                                              Barbara Chait is also paid for two
                                              The countdown continues !!!!!

                                              Benzee
                                               
                                                John Fox

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                                                RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Tue, 09/2/08 6:28 AM (permalink)
                                                I was on Roguefood.com and Debbie (Website Goddess) posted these pictures from the 2005 Tour. It's been almost 3 years since I looked at them, but it was nice to see them again and enjoy the memories they brought back. For you newcomers to the Tour, this is a taste of what you can expect.

                                                http://www.roguefood.com/HotDogPics.html
                                                 
                                                  harriet1954

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                                                  RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Tue, 09/2/08 12:33 PM (permalink)
                                                  Sorry to offend, post was deleted. See you on the 20th.
                                                   
                                                    Benzee

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                                                    RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Tue, 09/2/08 3:16 PM (permalink)
                                                    Harriet ,

                                                    Thanks , if you have any other concerns feel free to email me .

                                                    Benzee

                                                     
                                                      Benzee

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                                                      RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Fri, 09/5/08 5:11 PM (permalink)
                                                      Hello all ,

                                                      Last chance for the T shirts folks . Email CI Lou for more info

                                                      Benzee
                                                       
                                                        Benzee

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                                                        RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Tue, 09/9/08 9:03 PM (permalink)
                                                        Hello all ,

                                                        Less than two weeks to go for the tour !!!

                                                        Benzee
                                                         
                                                          John Fox

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                                                          RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Thu, 09/11/08 7:54 PM (permalink)
                                                          Located in Union about halfway between the Galloping Hill Inn and Manny's Texas Weiners is Lutz Pork Store. Their German style beef and pork hot dog was named Reserve Grand Champion by the American Association of Meat Processors by participating in the Annual American Cured Meat Chamionship held in Cincinnati July 26, 2008. I was happy that a place near me had gained national attention with their fine franks. http://germanvalleyfoods.com/id15.html

                                                          I went and picked up some since it had been about 2 years since I've eaten one of their franks. They are very tender, juicy, and fresh. Mild, but not bland; very typical of a quality German butcher frank. Lutz's has been in business almost 50 years and is known for their other fine meats and sausages.

                                                          I spoke with some of the guys working there about our Tour and was told to speak with the owner who was not present at the time. I think Lutz Pork Store would make an excellent stop for those of you looking to pick up some fresh German franks and sausages. I suggest bringing a small cooler so that you can stock up. Franks are sold loose and in packages. Other sausages such as bratwurst are also sold loose. You can buy as little as 1. There is also good German and Polish sauerkraut and a selection of mustards.

                                                          I finally spoke with the owner who said that if we can arrive about 1:30, he will provide some samples for us. It's a small store and they don't sell hot dogs that are prepared to eat like a hot dog joint, but that he would have something for us. I think it would be good to see an authentic German butcher shop, sample some of what they have, and be able to purchase some fresh dogs and sausages if we want. These kind of places are slowly disappearing.

                                                          We will start at the Galloping Hill Inn as mentioned, then head to Dees Truck. Depending on the time, we will either head to Lutz's, or go to Manny's or the Windmill first.
                                                           
                                                            seafarer john

                                                            RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets Thu, 09/11/08 8:36 PM (permalink)
                                                            A German butcher shop that makes its own hot dogs!! And John Fox recommends the place!!! And I cant make it on the tour this year...

                                                            If ever any member deserved sympathy, I do.

                                                            Cheers, John
                                                             
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