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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/06 11:50:10 (permalink)
I would like to go on the Sept. 15 hot dog tour

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/06 12:38:53 (permalink)
Dave , Got you down for one .please send to above post .
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Harriet 1954 3
Akavar 2
John Hughes
Dave Easton
Dave Powell
D Puro
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Mr Phil for 4
Jason Blatt
Seafarer John and Gail
All added to the list .
Send in check or money order to above address thanks everyone .

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/06 21:37:54 (permalink)
The itinerary for the 4th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour is set. It's hard to decide which places to include. There are so many excellent hot dog establishments in Jersey and everyone has their favorites. We try to add new ones, but still keep some of the popular stops from previous trips. This year's Tour will have 6 stops. I feel this is a good number. To add more will only invite "hot dog fatigue". And one of the stops offers at least 4 different types of dogs, all top quality. I would suggest trying more than one dog at this stop (Jimmy Buff's) or at least sampling more than one. Sharing is encouraged.

The hot dog restaurants, in no paticular order, are as follows:

1) Galloping Hill Inn, Union. This is the only stop that will have been included all 4 Tours. One reason is that it is an excellent place for us to meet. Less than a mile off the Parkway and with a big parking lot. They also serve a delicious beef and pork dog on a unique bun. One of the best dogs in Jersey. Only the Hot Grill in Clifton sells more dogs in the course of a day, and they are open until 1 AM.

2) Jimmy Buff's, East Hanover. Jimmy Buff's is the originator of the Italian Hot Dog sandwich. Also known as the Newark Style Dog. This sandwich is unique to N.J. and includes 2 fried beef dogs (or one dog for a single) stuffed in Italian Pizza Bread and topped with sauteed onions, peppers, and potatoes. Jimmy Buff's also serves the same natural casing footlong dog that Syd's did. As most of you know, Syd's is gone. They were perhaps the most popular stop on previous tours. They got more votes last year than any other place for best dog. Buff's is the only place I know of where you can get the Syd's dog. At Syd's, it was boiled, then grilled. You can get it like that at Buffs, but if you don't specify how you want it prepared, it comes sauteed in oil in a tilted pan (where the Italian Hot Dogs are prepared) and then finished off on a charcoal grill. If I had to pick one dog as a favorite, this would be it. Buff's also serves a top quality Schickhaus beef and pork dog that is prepared on a griddle and then moved to the charcoal grill. Those who like the Galloping Hill Inn dog will like this. The other dog available here is a natural casing 8 to a lb dog that is sauteed in oil. Those of you who like the taste of the dogs at Amazing Hot Dog will love either the 8 to a lb or 5 to a lb. Same recipe dog fried, but here the dogs are thinner and sufficiently fried. At Amazing they are often undercooked. Jimmy Buff's also has a unique and tasty chili which is excellent on their dogs. It is meaty, slightly sweet and peppery. Past Tour attendee Leo Fontanella describes this chili as bolognese style.

I am really excited about the addition of this particular Jimmy Buff's (there are 4 in all). They are one of the few hot dog establishments that attempts to do more than one type of dog and does all of them well. They serve a top notch Italian Hot Dog, a footlong dog that in my opinion surpasses Syd's, a fried dog that is better than Amazing Hot Dog, and a grilled beef and pork dog that is better than Max's and rivals the Galloping Hill Inn's and the cart at Karl Ehmer's.

3) Papaya King, Clifton. This Papaya King is the first in Jersey. Opened in January, they serve the same spicy, all beef natural casing dogs as they do in New York. The owner, Matt Visconti, is always there to insure consistency. To many people, Papaya King serves the quintessential New York Hot Dog. It is prepared on a griddle. Well done, but still retaining it's juices, this is one of my 3 favorite all beef dogs. Depending on your spice preference, you might prefer this dog to the others. Julia Child considered this the best hot dog on the planet.

4) Libby's Lunch, Paterson. Libby's has been around since 1937 serving North Jersey, or "Hot" Texas Weiners. There is debate as to when and where this type of hot dog originated, but many people point to Paterson. Libby's is the oldest surviving Texas Weiner joint in Paterson. It is a deep fried, beef and pork dog topped with mustard, chili, and onions. The chili, or chili sauce, is thin and contains spices such as cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Similar to the chili from the Hot Grill, which we visited in 2005. Those of you who like the dogs at Rutt's Hut (which will not be on the tour this year) will like these, as they are the same Thumann's deep fry dogs. This place is near the Falls. We will take a walk across the street and take in the magnificent view.

5) Manny's Texas Weiner's, Linden. An old, yet new place. Manny's in Union was included in 2 previous tours. Business was so good that they opened a second location in Linden where the old Father & Son Luncheonette was located. Manny's serves a Texas Weiner that is in a dfferent style than Libbys. Whereas the dog is deep fried and has a thin chili sauce ("Hot" or North Jersey style) the dog at Manny's is in the Plainfield style, which features a grilled beef and pork frank (Grote & Weigel) and a thicker chili sauce. This type of dog is similar to what many people call a Coney. It is also similar to a lot of the Greek owned hot dog stands in the Hudson Valley where a good number of hot dog lovers come from and participate in these tours. Manny's now serves a beef dog in addition to the beef/pork G&W frank.

6) Father & Son Lucheonette, Linden. Father & Son was a stop on the 2005 tour. They lost their lease later in the year and have been closed until recently. They opened up a few minutes away from their old location (now Manny's) where J's Beef used to be. J's Beef served Chicago style hot dogs. They were to be on last year's itinerary, but had to cancel when the owner's father passed away a week before the Tour. J's is looking for a new location. Father & Son moved into their old one. A much smaller place than the original, but still serving the same fine dogs. F&S grills a natural casing all beef dog (Grote & Weigel) but they are famous for their hot and spicy chili. A big hit on the 05 Tour, people bought pints and quarts to take home.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/07 10:11:58 (permalink)
this tour is going to be tough - every place sounds appetizing!

If I can get enough orders, I can get shirts from the same place we have used before, for $14 including shipping...plus sizes and different styles are a little more. I would put the cost up myself, for delivery at Galloping Hill Inn - as long as everybody promises to pay! I need at least 12 shirt orders for this to happen, so everybody let me know their preference! I would probably need the entire order by 5th of September or so...

Anyone who has gotten these shirts before, can testify as to their quality and durability.

I should have a preliminary design up very soon....
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/08 00:59:08 (permalink)
I'm in...mais certainement. Stop. Cannes, Indy, Monte Carlo, Pebble Beach, Saratoga...and now the most important of social events...the official kickoff of the Frankfurter season: The 4th Annual N.J. Hot Dog Tour. Stop.

Am wiring my bankers in Brussels to forward necessary funds to me. Stop. Will then mail bank draft. Stop.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/09 23:40:46 (permalink)
The tour shirt is done! heres the link: http://www.zazzle.com/product/235105430550021648


If you are wanting one (or a hundred!),PLEASE contact me or Benzee first - we are trying to get a bulk order in to save everyone $$$ - if we can get an order of at least 12, we can get at least 10% off, with big time shipping savings!

Basic t-shirt is $13 + 1.50 shipping

3x is + $5

If enough people order, I will do the order for everyone, with payment due at Galloping Hill Inn

other styles are available at similar discounts....enjoy!
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/13 13:09:54 (permalink)
Hello all ,
I just spent five days in the hospital undergoing gallbladder surgery .
Gallbladder removed along with those pesky gallstones .
Will be recuperating at home for a few weeks.

Excellent shirts Coney Lou . You have my order already .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/13 17:20:39 (permalink)
Hi Benzee,
Hope you recover quickly. Get well soon.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/13 17:54:19 (permalink)
Benzee,
Have a good recuperation and get well soon.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/13 19:52:39 (permalink)
Benzee,
Get well and rest up! Save room for some hot dogs on the 15th!
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/13 22:21:45 (permalink)
Benzee: Sorry to learn of your gallbladder problem. Hope it wont interfere with your love of hamburgers and hotdogs. Take it easy and have a successful recovery.

Cheers, John
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/16 14:58:32 (permalink)
Hello all ,
I will be recuperating at home for at least another week and have started to get the checks coming in for the tour .
The following are paid

Benzee
Coney Island Lou
John Fox
Uncle Buck of WTBQ 1110am
D Puro 2 pd
Dave Howell
Todd Bovino
Mike Refinski
Leo Fontanella
Screenbear

Also on list not paid yet
Jason Blatt
Mr Phil 4
Signman
John Hughes
Harriet 1954 3
Seafarer John and Gail
Akavar 2
Hot Dog King
Danny Botz 2

28 on list so far .
Please pay by Sept 1st .
After Sept 1 st names of those not paid will be removed unless I've talked to parties and arrangements made

Thanks Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/18 16:25:22 (permalink)
Hello all.
Screenbear got your check today .
All set to go , thanks

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/19 21:35:18 (permalink)
put me down for two

Bill M
Linda K

the check will be in the mail on Monday.

Looking forward to a great tour.

Bill
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/20 08:48:34 (permalink)
Check'll be in tomorrow's mail, but only for one - so you can open up two more spots.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/20 10:29:01 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Harriet down to one and add Bill M and Linda K , still at 28 .
Got you down .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/20 16:19:25 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Benzee

Hello all ,

Harriet down to one and add Bill M and Linda K , still at 28 .
Got you down .

Benzee

hi Benzee,
Make that 29!!
I think I'll call out from work ; it's worth it for all this good comraderie! To see you and John Fox again, etc, plus I'll finally get to meet Harriet!

Let me know where I should send the check to... and for how much

c-ya soon,
ellen

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/22 10:22:16 (permalink)
Hi all ,

We have added to more from a past tour Tom and Eilleen DeHaven will be joining us .
Up to 31 now

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/22 17:18:16 (permalink)
We are back from the land of St. Isaac Jogues, Rogers’ Rangers, and million $$$ horses i.e. Lake George and Saratoga.
While there we ate a few dogs and wursts from the fantastic Oscar’s of Warrensburg, NY!
Site ---------http://www.oscarssmokedmeats.com/index.htm

Benzee, sorry to hear about your g/bladder problem. Hope your diet is not too severe. Take care, Get well!!

Great itinerary, John Fox! I’m not yet sure if we'll be able to attend. Hope to know very soon.

Bill
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/22 21:25:17 (permalink)
Is there still room on this bus?
I'm more than ready to go.
Just want to make sure there's room before I send the $$$.
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/23 10:19:16 (permalink)
Hi Bad Dog ,
Welcomwe aboard .
Send in the money , we still have room .

Welcome home brooklyn bill , hit any daily doubles ??

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/24 08:49:42 (permalink)
The check is in the mail!
My stomach's rumbling already!
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/24 10:22:09 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Harriet 1954 , got your check all set .
Welcome aboard Bad Dog !!
Hope you can make it Brroklyn Bill .
Great intinerary I think again.
Tour shirts will be ordered from Coney Island Lou . Email him if interested . He gets a discount for 12 or more ordered and I think he has 9 or 10 already .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/24 12:35:13 (permalink)
Benzee: The check is in the mail for Gail and me.

Cheers, John
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/25 10:24:27 (permalink)
Hello all ,
Seafarer John got you down for two
Brooklyn Bill got your email , glad you can make it , down for two .
CI Lou is collecting for anyone that needs a tour shirt .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/25 11:22:20 (permalink)
Benzee,
My check will be in the mail on Monday. Would like to add my bro-in-law.
Thanks, John Hughes
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/25 17:48:53 (permalink)
John ,
I will add another for you .Got you now down for two
Thanks
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/28 17:52:38 (permalink)
Hey Brooklyn Bill,

Payment received for two . Thanks .Seafarer John got yours also .
Recent payments also include
Natalie Pisarcik for two
Bill M for two also
Doug " Bad Dog " Chuka
We are up to 35 on the list .

Benzee
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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/29 09:05:56 (permalink)
Here is the updated list of attendees .

The following are paid
Benzee
John Fox
Coney Island Lou
Uncle Buck
Screenbear
Seafarer John and Gail
Brooklyn Bill and Ginny
Ellen 4641
D Puro (2)
harriet 1954
Dave Howell
Kenneth McCrory
Todd Bovino
Mike Refinski
Leo Fontanella
Tom and Eileen DeHaven
William Meixner (2)
Doug " Bad Dog" Chuka
Natalie Pisarcik (2)
John Hughes (2)
27 paid in full .

Also on list not paid
Hot Dog King
Danny Botz (2)
Signman
Jason Blatt

We had a few that cannot make it . Akavar had two seats reserved and Mr Phil had four .
We are at 32 , and can go up to 40 .
Let me know if you are interested in coming by email or post on here .
Coney Island Lou is collecting for the Tour Shirts that look great !! The more orders he gets the lower the price goes!!
Listen to my radio show on Friday as we will be talking about the tour
Prime Time on Fridays 1230 - 3 pm on www.wtbq.com

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets 2007/08/29 14:05:46 (permalink)
Benzee, look for the e-mail I sent you.

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