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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/01 13:17:26 (permalink)
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/01 21:33:44 (permalink)
@Foodosaurus... yes, HotDogLover is a really really close friend of John Fox, they organize the stops for the tour.
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/01 21:35:36 (permalink)
Benzee, send me your information... PM me here or send it via FB.
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/02 20:10:34 (permalink)

Foodsaurus ,
Yes one and the same
Hot Dog King sent you the info via PM

No wonder I got 15 newbies on the list already  we are on Serious Eats thanks to John !!

Payment info is same as last year for those that still have it , we are in the process of buying a house as we speak but the mailing address wont change by the tour .

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/02 20:12:10 (permalink)

Over 100,000 views on this thread . Wow !! Wonder who will have the 1000 post ?

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/08 12:48:40 (permalink)
i'm suggesting for the SEPTEMBER 2010 HOT DOG TOUR  ............................simple store front , that is as simple as a hot dog cart on the street........... we have done trucks and cart's in the past, this could be just as good as the others !!!


 DAVE'S HOT DOG'S,   323 SOUTH PINE AVE. , SOUTH AMBOY , N.J.
.(SAYREVILLE)
..phone # 1-732-316-9600
.. hours: mon-fri 11.am to 7pm ... sat :11.00am - 4.00pm

think would be a good add on for the tour !!!!!
post edited by Dog Boss - 2010/07/08 12:50:03
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/09 00:12:56 (permalink)
Benzee,
 
Last years tour was fantastic, all 4 from my group would like to attend again.  Please send me the info.  Have been back down to Buffs as much as possible.
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/09 15:24:25 (permalink)
J Buff Combo ,

I will put you guys on the list of attendees , glad you will be joining us again
I will  PM you the payment info , same as last year if you need it .

I also have over twenty now on the waiting list till Aug 1st ,  then it is open to all to reserve
If you have attended in the past and want onboard it is highly suggested you let me now by the 1st , becasue this trip will sell out again

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/14 17:37:54 (permalink)
Reminder !!!!!

August 1 st is the date for past attendees to respond and make payment arrangements or this years tour .
I a;ready have over twenty on a waiting list thanks to some publicity we received in  Serious Eats and Upstate NY  areas .

Past  Nathans Hot Dog Champion Steve Keiner is onboard for the trip this year

John Fox is handling the  tour stops , email or PM John with any recomendations

Coney Island Lou is in charge of the  shirts again this year . I'm sure he will have info on the design and ordering by mid August.


PMme for payment and reservations or email me at
benzee95@hotmail.com
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/14 19:16:07 (permalink)
I'm still working on the itinerary, which should be finalized soon. There will be at least one new stop and probably a few favorites that we haven't been to in a few years.
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/14 20:59:18 (permalink)
BENZEE : My checks in the mail !  Perhaps you even got it today..
for ME, and my bf , Ross ...

Looking forward to seeing you again, BENZEE, and you, too, JOHN FOX !!
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/15 11:56:35 (permalink)
Ellen ,

Got the check thanks !!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/21 19:10:03 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Fontaine got your check

All that have been onboard before have until Aug 1st to reserve and than its to waiting list that is about twenty five strong

Just PM me or email me
benzee95@hotmail.com

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/23 21:28:53 (permalink)
Hello all

Bad Dog and Fontaine now onboard also

One week to go to reserve for past attendees

Hope everyone on the waiting list does not try  to call me on the 1st to see if they are onboard as I will be in Pocono for the NASCAR Race , will start the  notifications on the second

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/24 12:49:41 (permalink)

Hello all ,

Umbada is onboard also from Halifax Canada
We can truly say once again this is an International Event !!!

The Canadian  Banks have such fine looking money orders .
My bank admired it so much , they asked some questions , geez .

I will be putting together the list this week of past attendees that have notified me they are attending . we will be going off the list on Aug 2nd as I will be enjoying the NASCAR festivities at Pocono on the 1st all day .

Also have heard from Billyboy  , DPuro and   White Jimmy from the post office and they are onboard also

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/25 09:17:31 (permalink)
Benzee

Hello all ,

Umbada is onboard also from Halifax Canada
We can truly say once again this is an International Event !!!

The Canadian  Banks have such fine looking money orders .
My bank admired it so much , they asked some questions , geez .

Benzee


The way you feel about our money orders is the way we feel about your hot dogs.

-u

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/25 16:51:04 (permalink)
And I thought I had a long drive...
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/25 21:30:03 (permalink)
Hey, Benzee,

   What am I...chopped liver?

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/25 22:00:52 (permalink)
Screenbear ,
I have had  you on the list for awhile you know that , these are the latest to confirm thats all .

Anyone else not sure if they are onboard PM me before next Monday

Benzee
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/26 09:23:08 (permalink)
Thanks, Benzee.

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/26 19:30:07 (permalink)
ScreenBear

Hey, Benzee,

   What am I...chopped liver?

   The Bear


MMMMMMM........Chopped Liver!
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/07/26 19:34:22 (permalink)
Yea ,

How bout a hot dog with no condiments already hahhahahhahaaha

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/08/01 07:15:31 (permalink)
The itinerary for the 7th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour is finally set. We try to add some new stops, keep a few favorites, and rotate some of the old favorites. It will be the same this year. We also try to arrange the stops so that they are a reasonable distance apart. Unfortunately we haven't been to some good spots to the far north like Hiram's and Karl Ehmer's, or to the Central/Southern part of the state such as Max's and Frankly Burgers. Perhaps we will change that up next year. But for now....

Our first stop will once again be the Galloping Hill Inn in Union. The only place that's been on the Tour every year. It's convenient (1/2 mile off the Parkway) to get to and we can all park there. We will be met by our bus coming from New York. The Galloping Hill Inn is in the top 3 hot dog establishments in terms of hot dogs sold. A couple thousand a day. And for good reason. They make an excellent German style beef and pork dog on a griddle, boardwalk style. Good snap and placed on a unique sturdy roll.

Other stops (not necessarily in order) will include The Rahway Grill. This is a repeat stop from last year because it proved to be the most popular stop (by show of hands) by a wide margin. And this includes places from the past like Syd's. They serve a special dog from Hatfield that is better than any of their others. Not even known in Philly. This is the dog I tried to get served at Citizens Bank Park rather than the cheap low quality dog that is there now. The Rahway Grill cooks this dog on a hot griddle and has a very good chili that was also well received. The dog itself has a rich beefy, smoky flavor. I've always liked it, but was surprised at how many people raved about it.

Jimmy Buff's in East Hanover will be another stop. They have been on the Tour the last couple of years. As most of you know, they are the originators of the Newark style Italian Hot Dog. Jimmy the owner is always there and takes great care of us. They offer regular hot dogs as well and their bolognese style chili is one of my 3 favorite chili's and is a great complement to their regular beef dogs from Best Provisions. Jimmy also serves a Schickhaus beef/pork quarter pounder that is excellent.

The Garage in Millburn will be a new stop on this year's Tour. They were supposed to be on last year, but they didn't open in time. They serve the old Syd's dog (5 to a lb natural casing Best's) and the Don's dog (1/4 lb Best), dogs from two legendary places that are no longer around. They are the only place (out of about 5) that serves the Syd's dog the EXACT same way Syd's did; boiled, than charbroiled. To many people (myself included) there was no better beef dog anywhere in the country. It will be interesting to see what beef dog is prefered by attendees this year; the Garage's Syd's dog, The Rahway Grill's beef dog, or the beef dog that will be described next. I consider these 3 the best in the area. See here for a more in depth description of the Garage.

http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/The-Garage-in-Millburn-m581331.aspx

The Garage also serves a top notch burger. The dogs and burgers are expensive for a hot dog joint, but we will get the Hot Dog Tour discount.

Papaya King in Clifton will be on the Tour this year. They were on once before and proved to be a popular stop. We were all given free tee shirts when we went. A great grilled all beef dog. It is a natural casing Sabrett. In my opinion the best beef hot dog in New York and certainly one of the best in New Jersey now. A great spicy frank. The Garage, Rahway Grill, and Papaya King all serve the finest beef franks in the area; each with their own unique spicing. I will be interested to see what everyone likes best. These dogs are best enjoyed with mustard only or a minimum of toppings. If you want to sample chili, let me suggest that you put it on half the dog. Or move some over so that you can taste the actual flavor and seasoning of the frank and compare it to the others. Papaya King may have something special in store for us.

The Getty Grill will be another new stop. Located across the street from Papaya King. They specialize in Texas Weiners and they serve an outstanding one. I've eaten there while visiting Papaya King and was surprised at how much I liked their Texas Weiners because it's not a place that gets the attention that Libby's and the Hot Grill does and you don't see very much written or posted about them. They use the Thumann's frank for deep fring and top it with a chili sauce that is typical for the style. Thin, spicy, and with the slight cinnamon/clove flavor. This chili tastes exactly like the Hot Grill's by way of comparison. But the actual frank is better than theirs. And would you believe this hot dog joint is open 24 hours! Only in New Jersey.

That's six stops. This year we will add a seventh since some of the others are fairly close and the travelling distance will be shorter. The seventh will be Rutt's Hut. Perhaps the most well known hot dog joint in Jersey, Rutt's has been on the Tour before, but not for a few years. They serve a dog (Thumann's) made especially for deep frying, and prepare it perfectly. You can get yours cooked to different degrees of doneness. In-N-Outer, Ripper, Weller, Cremator. They are known for their relish, which is like no other. It's the only relish I will eat.

We will try to get all of the stops in by not lingering too long at any one place. One year we had two places left, but only time for one. We voted on which stop to go to.

If 7 hot dogs are too much too eat, I suggest sharing, not eating a whole dog, or not eating at a place you may not like. We have a good mix of styles on this Tour. Grilled boardwalk style beef/pork, deep fried, grilled kosher style beef dogs, Italian Hot Dogs, and Texas Weiners. One style of dog that we will not have is the trendy new "haute dog". It's not representative of a true Jersey dog.

I've spoken to some people in the media and it looks like there will be some coverage once again, so make sure you all look nice for the camera.

Those on the waiting list will be contacted this week. Less than 2 months to go and I'm excited. Once again we have someone from Canada making the trip. And someone from Maryland. Such is the allure of New Jersey hot dogs.
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/08/02 12:40:15 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Once again a fantastic intinerary of stops thanks to John !!
We have over 25  people on  the waiting list , so I will spend this week double checking everything .
There has been consideration into getting a second motorcoach , so we will be discussing that also .
As long as the logistics work out we may go in that direction , but I will keep everyone advised

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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/08/02 16:09:09 (permalink)
John and Benzee-
 
Sounds like another excellent tour!  I'm looking forward to doing this again.  Thanks for all your hard work in putting this event together!
 
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/08/03 09:32:34 (permalink)
Me Three, sounds like another winner. My only concern is with the garage. Listings show the dog at $6 with less than stellar reveiws on the net. Glad to see we'll be getting a discount. As always, I trust John's opinions on these matters. Glad to see that the Rahway Grill on the tour again as well as Rutt's.(my BIL will be happy with this since we have not gone to  RH on any of the tours he's been on)   I'm excited to try the Getty Grill
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/08/03 14:54:29 (permalink)
The $6 dog is the thick Don's quarter pounder, which I agree is expensive. The Syd's dog (long 5/1) is $5.00. I had the Syd's dog and can tell you that it was prepared perfectly and the same way Syd's did it; boiled, then charbroiled. It was hot and tasty. The bun was toasted as well. If you close your eyes, you'll think you were back at Syd's.

I mentioned the price being an issue. What good is a great dog if it's too expensive? We will get a special deal.
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/08/03 15:20:52 (permalink)
no bus for me .......................... i'm doing the mini bus thing, so if your waiting me  for anything , i'm out as far a the BIG BUS go's . thank you .
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/08/06 17:33:58 (permalink)
Hello all ,

We will know by Monday night whether we are getting the second Motorcoach . Anyone else interested let me know becasue we do have a big waiting list that will almost fillthe second as we speak .

For those on the list , thanks for being patient as this is the greatest response yet for our Annual Tour !!!!!

Benzee
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Re:7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 25th , 2010 - past trip reports 2010/08/10 11:08:56 (permalink)
Hello all,

We have been able to secure a second Motorcoach for the tour
A  49 pass to go along with our 56 passenger .
I will be emailing those many on the waiting list today and tonite .
Should you not get an email from me and are interested please let me know .

Benzee
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