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 2006/05/07 08:30:23 (permalink)
It's approximately 870.68 miles from Nashville to Syd's (Vauxhall section of Union, N.J.), the great hot dog venue which will, in all likelihood, be the disembarkation point for the Fall 2006 New Jersey Hot Dog Tour.

Syd's is about 30 minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport. Usual taxi cost is about $35 each way.

Figure 13.7 hours by car from Nashville, Tennessee; probably 1.75 hours by plane.

* Note to Parisians flying in for the tour this coming fall. Plan for about 7 hours in the air, and then 45 minutes total ground transportation.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/07 11:42:12 (permalink)
FWIW - I was on the Roadfood New England Tour Yesterday and was advertising this event to the other Roadfoodies who were there.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/07 11:50:49 (permalink)
Avakar and Screenbear ,
Thanks for getting the word out .
We will be picking a date shortly to ensure our hot dog expert John Fox can attend . It truly is a pleasure to hear him speak about the different establishments , brands of dogs , toppings , in person .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/07 12:05:08 (permalink)
860 miles...One days drive in a car, two on the hog. If you schedule it late enough in the pool season, I believe I'll join you fine folks.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/07 12:24:10 (permalink)
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860 miles...One days drive in a car, two on the hog. If you schedule it late enough in the pool season, I believe I'll join you fine folks.


Speaking of the hog, if it rains, it could be more than two days. It could be three or more. You cannot get it wet as it would take you a couple of days to clean it up.

Gotta have a clean hog. Yellow hogs don't look right dirty

Paul E. Smith
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/12 09:33:44 (permalink)
Hey Poverty Pete,

Great if you could join us also .
Last Sept we visited
Hot Dog Grill
Rutts Hutt
Father and Son
Mannys II Texas Weiners
Syds
Galloping Hill Inn
Tabatchniks
Jerrys Italian Dogs
Tommys

All great in their own way .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/12 13:25:26 (permalink)
There's not a quick way for me to get to NJ from MI, but if finances allow, I'd love to join in. I've seen a lot of these places on the Hot Dog Show on PBS and would really love to try some delicious dogs with great company.

I've already committed to the next Wisconsin trip Sept. 8-11, since that's a pretty easy drive or even cheaper train ride for me. Long train ride, but cheap! (I may rent a car in Chicago and bypass the 4 hour layover that makes the train trip 10 hours instead of 6)) So if dates and cash allow... I'll keep checking in so I can firm up my plans.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/12 22:42:50 (permalink)
August 26? My friend and I (hopefully) will be at the Steelers/Eagles preseason game the night before, and she has never had Jersey hot dogs ... if it's 8/26, you can add two more to the list.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/13 23:23:57 (permalink)
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August 26? My friend and I (hopefully) will be at the Steelers/Eagles preseason game the night before, and she has never had Jersey hot dogs ... if it's 8/26, you can add two more to the list.


Right now we are planning Crabcakes in Baltimore for August 26th. Love to have you join us for that. http://roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12706

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/20 08:58:49 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Yes the Crabstock meet is Aug 26th . I'm looking forward to joining you all for the event .
Do not have a date for Fall yet , when we do it will be posted .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/27 10:18:40 (permalink)
Hello all ,

We will be looking for dates , Sat in Sept or Oct.
My schedule is pretty much open .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/28 08:00:53 (permalink)
I think we should try and decide whether we want to do a West Jersey Tour, which may be difficult as far as providing a bus, or just doing a tour similar to last year where we hit a number of places featuring different types of dogs. It's not too early to start planning, as we would like to get a lot of people for this one.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/28 12:49:57 (permalink)
John ,

I would love to do a similar tour as last year , you can tweak the intinerary of places as you feel fit , I'm sure there are a few great dog establishments that we did not visit on last years tour .

I would think that the West Jersey tour may be more doable with a small group , kinda like a mini meet one day soon . A bus for the Western tour will be more expensive than before .

With some planning I can probably get us a Motorcoach reserved and always switch back to a school bus if we have to .

I had my favorites from last years tour , and we were treated like celebs at Mannys , pictures , reserved tables and all , I really wish we could've spent more time talking with him .

Any suggestions on new places to visit in same general area ?

I'm available the week of June 5th to 9th one day for a mini meet /planning session if anyone wants to get together.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/29 08:12:32 (permalink)
I will volunteer to help with the planning/organization of the tour. Just let me know how I can help.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/29 22:32:29 (permalink)
If I may make a couple of suggestions. Hank's Franks on Route 46 in Lodi & Hot Grill in Clifton.

Does anyone remember the hot dogs at the now defunct Waterfalls Inn in Garfield? They were truly the BEST!
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Originally posted by Benzee

John ,

Any suggestions on new places to visit in same general area ?

I'm available the week of June 5th to 9th one day for a mini meet /planning session if anyone wants to get together.

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/30 14:14:59 (permalink)
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BENZEE..................Amen to that !!!!!
Mannys treated us the BEST out of all the places !
That guy was a riot !!!!!!!!............geo

BTW: In 2 weeks I will be in Hartford Ct. for our
annual Snow and Ice Mgmt. Assoc. (SIMA) symposium

Have sneaky plans to blow off some of the boring meetings
and hit Louis Lunch, Abbotts Lobster pound............
The food at the Marriott prob. won't anything special!

Any good dog joints in that area????????


Roscoe's Big Dog on Franklin Ave., Hartford
Doogie's on the Berlin Turnpike, Newington
Capital Lunch in New Britain
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/05/31 20:47:28 (permalink)
Dawg Haus
1360 East St
New Britain
860-224-2636
serves a Grote & Weigel - split

Augie & Ray's
314 Main St
East Hartford
860-568-3770
serves a Grote & Weigel

more info on what Walt gave you:
Rosco's
394 Franklin Ave
Hartford
860-296-2867
serves Thumann's

Doogie's
2525 Berlin Tpke
Newington
860-296-2867
serves 3 sizes of Grote & Weigel - 10", 18" 24"

Capitol Lunch
510 Main St
New Britain
860-229-8237
serves Martin Rosol - known locally for their chili. You either love it or hate it. Tastes like Manny's chili.

Personally, I'd go to Rosco's and/or Dawg Haus.


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/06 16:05:35 (permalink)
Hello all ,

We will be having a Mini meet on Thurs June 8th at Coney Island Restaurant in Middletown NY to enjoy the company of fellow posters , Coney Dogs , and to discuss the fall Jersey Hot Dog Tour .

All are invited to attend , we are up to 10 so far .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/07 05:17:36 (permalink)
I'm new to your group. Can someone give me some insite on what criteria is used to determine what makes someone's hotdogs better than others? Is it all based on the taste of the dog, the toppings, presentation, or a combination of all three?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/07 16:34:34 (permalink)
Hey Moon Doggie ,

I would have to say all three . If you go to the Hot dogs , Sausages and Brats section and start you're own new topic , I'm sure you will get many opinions .

There is also one topic on Jersey Hot Dogs with over three hundred posts , very informative and you will get a lot of info from it .

Hope that helps you

Benzee

PS - Number for tommorrow is at 10 so far
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/11 11:14:21 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Back to the tour shall we .
We discussed a lot at our mini meet at Coney Island last Thurs to prepare for our Fall Hot Dog Tour
We have a tentative date for Sat . Sept 16th , 2006 for the 3rd annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour .
We will be reserving the bus this coming week and once I get a price will pass on the per person cost .
The starting point in Jersey will be Syds or Galloping Hill .
Anyone from Upstate NY we are looking at a pickup location in Newburgh that was suggested by Brooklyn Bill . If it does not work than we can always use last years pickup point in Harriman NY.
John Fox will be tweaking the intinerary this year . Any suggestions either email him or post here .
I will be starting a list for signups soon , if you are interested let me know .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/13 18:29:22 (permalink)
Sorry for taking so long with this. Here (at last) are the pics from the mini meet last week. Benzee took most of them.

Those were some really great dogs. Thanks Lou.

It was nice to meet all of you. I am looking forward to meeting the rest of you in September.


















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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/13 18:37:49 (permalink)
I see a chili dog for Unclevic there!
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/13 18:41:51 (permalink)
Dont worry roosy... I'm drooling over several of them plates...
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/13 18:58:31 (permalink)
Just in case anyone wants to pick the guilty out of the lineup:
Left to right- Brooklyn Bill, Mrs. BB (Ginny), Coney Island Lou (our host and guide), Mrs Benzee, Benzee Jr, Benzee, Seafarer, Mrs Seafarer (Gail), Akavar, Walt.

cheers, John
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/15 17:26:29 (permalink)
Hello All ,

I'm glad the pictures came out well . Gives us a little zing going into the Fall tour I think .

I will let everyone on the Hot Dog page know that the photos are up on this thread .
Thanks Akavar !!

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/16 21:43:06 (permalink)
And just FYI - the girl next to Akavar (finally got it right!)in the blue jacket is Jamie, the manager of Coney Island...very accomodating, does a nice job running the joint!
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/19 16:46:54 (permalink)
Hey Lou ,

I will be whipping up a flyer this week for our Jersey Hot Dog tour . I may be visitng Father and Son on Thurs after work and hope to meet with John for a dog or two .
They are closing on Sat. . Excellent stop on last years Hot Dog Tour , shame to see it go .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/19 21:22:33 (permalink)
That place was one of my favorites on last years tour- #2 behind Galloping Hill although they are poles apart in the style of dog they offer. It's a damn shame they are closing -they'd be welcome here in New Paltz if they want to move...

Cheers, John
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2006/06/22 14:45:41 (permalink)
Thank you, Akavar, for the fine shots of our June Middletown meet.
Thank you, seafarer john, for helping me find them.

Bill
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