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11th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 13th , 2014 - past trip reports - Thu, 11/10/05 6:32 PM
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Hello all ,
(ADDED Feb 10th 2014 )  The 11 th Annual NJ Hot  Dog Tour is Sat Sept 13th , 2014 , email or PM for reservations . One motorcoach will again sell out by June . Don't wait to  hop onboard
(ADDED Nov 21st , 2012 ) The 10th annual Tour is Sat Sept 21st 2013 , email or pm for reservations and info . One motorcoach this coming year wll sell out quickly .
 (ADDED March 18th , 2012 ) The 9th Annual tour is scheduled for Sat Sept 22nd , 2012 , email or pm me for more info and reservations .  Two motorcoaches , seven stops , this will sell out again
(ADDED Jan 3rd , 2011 ) The 8th Annual tour is scheduled for Sat Sept 24th , 2011 . email  or pm me for info and reservations . We have two motorcoaches reserved and they will sell out based on the response already . Thanks Benzee
 ( ADDED Feb 23rd , 2010 ) The 7th Annual tour is scheduled , feel free to pm or email me for more info or interest in other tours . Go straight to last page to post info or requests  . Benzee
 
(ADDED June 1st , 2009 ) Hello everyone . This is the beginning of an amazing thread that will show you our hot dog tours and meets . As I will be retiring in mid july , anyone that would like to get together for a mini meet feel free to email or pm me on here .

( ADDED NOV 11TH , 2007 This is the first post in what has become an amazing thread on Hot Dog Tours and meets . I know some of you try to read the first to last , enjoy , but for most up to date info go to the last page or two to find out what we are up to )

There is a lot of interest in organizing a Western Jersey Hot dog Tour in the Spring of 06 . I had originally posted under the Food Misc. section , but I think it is better served here.

Establishments are up for discussion , but it would appear that Hot Dog Johnnys and Charlies Pool Room will be on the list .

I will looking into a motorcoach with lavatory or a school bus for this one also .

I was hoping for last Sat. in April - that too up for discussion.

Any thoughts feel free to post .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 11/11/05 11:34 PM
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Benzee,
Frankly, I'd also add Frankly My Dear and Toby's Cup to Hot Dog Johnny's and Charlie's Pool Hall. Probably need about two more.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 11/12/05 11:33 PM
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ScreenBear ,

Sounds good to me buddy , I'm not familiar with any of them except for the reads on here and Hollyeats.

I suggest you coordinate with John Fox the locations and directions as you have the West Jersey connection . We also need a date and I will suggest the last Sat. in April as one possibile date for the Tour.

We will need a pickup location in North Jersey for the City , Island and north Jersey doggers .

If we decide to use the same Bus line and Driver , which I will suggest we do , the Orange County NY pickup spot went well for us from the North .

We can than have another pickup at the first Western Jersey Dog Stop for the West Jersey , PA and from the south folks .

I will look into motorcoach prices along with school bus , as we may want to look into a comfort factor being this trip will be longer traveling wise .

So for now we have

Hot Dog Johnnys
Charlies Pool Room
Frankly My Dear
Tobys Cup

Impressive start to the list.

Benzee


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 11/23/05 4:11 PM
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I possted this on another thread but I think it got buried there at the tail end.

In addition to the usual places mentioned, my son and I really like the Chili Dogs at Davy's Dogs in Mt. Arlington. Great roadfood type cabin-like structure, eat in (small) or eat at outside tables (only a few) or in your car. It's only about a mile north of I80 about midway across NJ (on the way to HD Johnny's if you're taking 80/46 to get to Johnny).

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 11/23/05 5:45 PM
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I know where South Jersey is & I know where North Jersey is but can you tell me where in the heck is West Jersey? Is Cherry Hill in West Jersey? Is P'burg in West Jersey? Is Salem in West Jersey?

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 11/23/05 7:15 PM
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I always thought Western Jersey was Pennsylvania

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 11/24/05 11:09 AM
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Hello all ,

I removed the sarcasm from this response .
Those of you that read it know what I mean

Ah , the heck I removed the whole thing .

We are trying to give each tour its own identity , thats the best way to put it .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 11/24/05 11:30 AM
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Yo geographically challenged New Yorker. Try to find a good or even average hot dog place in south west New Jersey..... you can't find one ask any REAL Jersey guy the best hot dogs are found in NORTH JERSEY. Again get out your atlas. I think you mean NORTHWEST JERSEY, ie Johnneys for Dogs in Butzville which is located in White Township along the Pequest River not too far from Jenny Jump Mountain. My advice to you is that you run out tomorrow(black friday) & get another atlas. Any Questions, your geography professor, Creek Rat

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sun, 11/27/05 2:49 PM
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Yo Creek Rat ,

I agree that the best dogs are in the northern part of the state my dear rat.
We conducted a Hot Dog Tour earlier this year that included Syds, Hot Dog Grill , Rutts Hutt , and Father and Son Luncheonette to name a few .
I will not Quibble with you over northwest , west , east or south as it were .
Perhaps if you join the tour next year we can have a chili dog and discuss the geography of it all .

Your geographically challenged tour director ( not)
Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 12/22/05 7:34 PM
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"What'll It Be Mac?"
Yesterday was the first day of Winter. Yay, only about 115 days until the New Jersey Western Hot Dog Tour.

"What'll it be Mac...mustard, onions, pickle spear? What'll it be Mac? Nice day, ain't it? Sheesh, glad the Winter's over. What'll it be, Mac? Yeah, go ahead sit over there on the benches, overlooking the river. See the swans, ha, ha. What'll it be Mac?"
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 12/23/05 5:39 PM
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Hello all ,
I have reserved a motorcoach for Sat. April 29th , 2006 .
The date can be changed if we need to , we are not locked in .
The Deluxe Motorcoach has a lavatory and video screens and we have once again requested Gary our 2005 Chauffer . The Bus can hold about 45 comfortably .

Should we decide on a school bus instead we can always change.
I'm guessing at between $25 and $30 per person for the Motorcoach and $20 to $25 for a school bus . I have not gotten a price on either .

Coney Island Lou and myself and John Fox if available will try to do a pre tour run of the establishments we pick . We will explain the number of persons expected and see what kind of response we get about bringing the group .

I know I'm hoping that the owners we meet have the same exuberance as Manny from Texas Weiners II . I still get the joyful feeling just thinking about how he welcomed everyone like we were part of his family .

We will also do some media work and hope to get similar coverage we had this past year.

Any thoughts ??

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 12/23/05 5:51 PM
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Davy's in Mt. Arlington makes a terrific dog, and nice salty, thin, fresh french fries. Their version of a Chicago Dog, made with a Sabrett frank, actually works pretty nicely.

I haven't been there for a while, but I understand from my friends who go very often that the standards are kept up. There's a Cracker Barrel next door, for those of you who want small portions of mediocre food with a minimum of taste---except for the breakfast menu.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 12/24/05 10:48 PM
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hello all ,

Any reason why this topic was moved from the Hot Dog Sausage and Brats section . ??

Please email me if anyone has the answer .

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 12/24/05 10:53 PM
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Not me this time....
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 12/29/05 5:38 PM
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I'll be there, George. How's things upstate?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 01/2/06 4:20 PM
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Hi Benzee --

We will not be able to attend. Our 4th and 5th April weekends have long been booked.
Will enjoy reading reports.

Bill


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 01/3/06 7:30 PM
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One other place that I just remembered about is the Stewart's Root Beer on Rt 22 near Lebanon NJ. It's on a picturesque stretch (yes, I said a picturesque stretch) of Rt 22. OK, it part of a samll chain, but Stewart's has the rep of giving thier individual operators wide latitude in menu, ambiance, etc, and this one is very well run. Plenty of picnic tables for a large crowd, better than average dogs (we like the foot longs).

It would be a good stop on the way to or the way out of the Philipsburg places. ---Ken

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 01/5/06 3:31 PM
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Originally posted by ken8038

One other place that I just remembered about is the Stewart's Root Beer on Rt 22 near Lebanon NJ. It's on a picturesque stretch (yes, I said a picturesque stretch) of Rt 22. OK, it part of a samll chain, but Stewart's has the rep of giving thier individual operators wide latitude in menu, ambiance, etc, and this one is very well run. Plenty of picnic tables for a large crowd, better than average dogs (we like the foot longs).

It would be a good stop on the way to or the way out of the Philipsburg places. ---Ken


I grew up just down the road from this Stewart's stand in Whitehouse. I remember back in the early 70's when it was opened by a guy whose father had previously operated a Stewart's on Rt. 22 in Mountainside that was, I believe, torn down to make room for some kind of road construction. Anyway, the son had installed his father's original root beer "plumbing" from the old stand and, according to the son, that's the reason his root beer was so tasty. And it was really tasty! Less carbonated, creamier, and more "rooty" than could be had at other Stewart's.

The hot dogs here were also superior although I have no idea what brand they were or even how they were prepared. In those days, things like that didn't concern me too much.

I haven't sampled the food or drink there in almost 30 years so I have no idea what you can expect. I doubt very much if the original owner is still there though. He'd be pretty old.

BTW, if you all do stop there and if you still intend to try the dogs at "Frankly My Dear" in Flemington, your bus driver can take a "shortcut" from Rt.22 to Rt. 31 that brings you along the edge of Round Valley Reservoir. A nice drive in the spring. pb

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 01/5/06 5:55 PM
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As regards the Stewarts in Lebanon, N.J., Eastbound, US Highway Route #22:
If I'm not mistaken, the fellow who ran the place, who was so proud of the flower-adorned decor that made his parking lot and picnic area so festive, died a while ago.

A young lady who worked for him bought it and has pretty much kept everything status quo. I think she uses a Dietz and Watson all-beef for her foot-long.

It was once the 9th hot dog of the day for me on a tour with a local newspaper.
If partaking, have the bun toasted.
The Bear

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 01/10/06 7:07 AM
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I would like to propose another possible stop for the West Jersey Hot Dog Tour.

It would be Corbin John's
661 South 25th Street
Easton Pa

The reason is Simple; Corbin John's (which only recently opened) serves Texas white and Texas red hots.

For those that don't know this is an upstate new york style of preparation where the dogs are split and grilled.

Corbin John's uses Zweigles which are brought in from Upstate New York.

I tried a white. split down the middle, it was mild and flavorful.

The location is only about a five minute drive from Toby's Cup in Phillipsburg NJ (Easton is just across the river), and about one-half mile from Jimmy's which is reviewed on this site.



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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 01/10/06 9:50 AM
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Brook,
Might be worth a look-see. Could you describe the place?
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 01/10/06 12:05 PM
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Originally posted by ScreenBear

Brook,
Might be worth a look-see. Could you describe the place?
Bear


Its in the new Palmer Town Center shopping Center. It's a small strip mall location. Basic fast food decor. Order at the counter get food on trays ,sit down.
Owner is apparently from Rochester NY area- he also features the famous Rochester 'garbage plates' although he calls them 'trash plates' (see my post under the "Garbage Plate " thread in the recipie forum)

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 01/10/06 12:24 PM
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Just saw that there is a photo of one of Corbin John's garbage plates in the 'Pennsylvania ' forum of egullet (In the thread 'Rochester food comes to Easton')

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 01/10/06 3:35 PM
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Is it against the gastronomic law to eat a "garbage plate" outside of Rochester and environs?

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 01/12/06 7:18 AM
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Benzee
Let me know when you are planning to do your test run
If available I would be happy to help[ with coordination/directions.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 01/12/06 10:00 PM
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Brookquarry ,
As a matter of fact I have been in contact with John Fox and am awaiting a list of possible dates from him . Looking at early Feb, I think .
Coney Island Lou will also join us if he is available .

I would like to do a dry run from my starting point and get an idea of times and distances involved .

When we shore up a date I will let you know

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 01/27/06 3:44 PM
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Hello all ,

John Fox is off the second week in Feb , so we are looking at a mini meet run for the Dog tour around then . Feb. 11th looks good for me , should we try to ccordinate for that date ?

I will be leaving from Orange County , NY again and will probably have CI Lou with me . We will have to pick a meeting point in Jersey that will be easily accesible to Interstate for the Western trip through Jersey.

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sun, 01/29/06 1:08 PM
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Ordinarily I would volunteer to meet you part way, and help you navigate the area, but the 11th is bad for me (wife's birthday) Let me know if you need directions.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 01/30/06 10:32 AM
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Brookquarry ,

Still awaiting word from John about the date , can always be changed . I will leave it up to him because I'm pretty flexible.

I will let you know soon.

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 01/31/06 9:52 PM
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Hello all ,

It looks like a mini meet for Sat. Feb 11th , hosted by the one and only John Fox .

Since Callahans in Ft. Lee will be closing first week in March , we may be using that as one of the stops .

We will have more info within the next week .

Are we moving to another forum again ??
Gues we will know tommorrow

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 02/4/06 3:38 AM
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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 - Sun, 02/5/06 11:07 AM
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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 - Mon, 02/6/06 12:25 PM
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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 - Mon, 02/6/06 6:52 PM
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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 - Tue, 02/7/06 3:52 PM
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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 - Tue, 02/7/06 5:46 PM
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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 - Tue, 02/7/06 6:22 PM
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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 - Tue, 02/7/06 6:37 PM
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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 - Tue, 02/7/06 7:29 PM
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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 - Wed, 02/8/06 7:14 AM
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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 - Wed, 02/8/06 7:29 AM
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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 - Wed, 02/8/06 7:42 AM
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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 - Wed, 02/8/06 9:13 AM
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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 - Thu, 02/9/06 6:49 AM
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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 - Thu, 02/9/06 9:49 AM
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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 - Thu, 02/9/06 9:23 PM
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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 - Fri, 02/10/06 12:14 PM
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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 - Fri, 02/10/06 4:07 PM
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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 - Fri, 02/10/06 9:44 PM
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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 - Fri, 02/10/06 9:58 PM
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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 - Fri, 02/10/06 10:11 PM
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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 - Sat, 02/11/06 8:51 AM
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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 - Sun, 02/12/06 10:09 AM
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Let me know when. Hopefully, I'll be able to meet you.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 03/16/06 10:33 AM
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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?
The Bear

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 03/17/06 12:44 AM
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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 - Fri, 03/17/06 6:01 AM
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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 - Fri, 03/17/06 6:26 PM
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I'm game. And if there's a mini meet scheduled for a convenient time, I'm down for that, too.
The Bear

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 03/18/06 1:05 AM
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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 ..

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 03/18/06 11:49 PM
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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 - Sat, 03/25/06 6:03 AM
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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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