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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/24 11:48:01 (permalink)
I believe we are good for Sept. 17th too. Anywhere in NY/NJ is ok with us for a weekend. Look forward to seeing everyone again!

Raine, where is your place located? Sue
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/24 11:54:59 (permalink)
We are located in Indian Trail, NC....just outside of Charlotte.

We open first week of July.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/24 12:58:05 (permalink)
John and Coney Island Lou ,

Sounds great , I would love to meet you guys for a dog or two .

I'm on vacation June 6th to 10th .
Otherwise it has to be a Sat. as I work in the Big Apple .
Give me a date and we will see if it works .

I'm in Highland Mills , not far from Middletown and I'm there about once a week

Lets hope John Fox can get Sept 17th off as it works for me also
I would suggest we pencil in that date tentatively.

Also if we get a big enough group from OC to the Hot Dog Tour I can inquire about a Motorcoach .

I organize Bus Trips to Nascar races , AC and ball games for our local K of C and would love to try and set this up .

To Raine ,
I know where you are located , my wife and I have been to Charlotte and Rockinham for the races . We will be visiting the area in August looking at relocation options . I have under four to go with the City of NY and counting the years, months , days , hours and minutes.
Let me know where you are and we will try to stop by .

Benzee


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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/25 09:36:39 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Benzee

John and Coney Island Lou ,

Sounds great , I would love to meet you guys for a dog or two .

I'm on vacation June 6th to 10th .
Otherwise it has to be a Sat. as I work in the Big Apple .
Give me a date and we will see if it works .

I'm in Highland Mills , not far from Middletown and I'm there about once a week

Lets hope John Fox can get Sept 17th off as it works for me also
I would suggest we pencil in that date tentatively.

Also if we get a big enough group from OC to the Hot Dog Tour I can inquire about a Motorcoach .

I organize Bus Trips to Nascar races , AC and ball games for our local K of C and would love to try and set this up .

To Raine ,
I know where you are located , my wife and I have been to Charlotte and Rockinham for the races . We will be visiting the area in August looking at relocation options . I have under four to go with the City of NY and counting the years, months , days , hours and minutes.
Let me know where you are and we will try to stop by .

Benzee





I doubt if we could fill a bus up from here...BUT...hows about hiring a bus for the tour itself???? We certainly have far enough notice now.....I bet we could get 25-30 people to commit at $25 a head....also....maybe we can get a certain webmaster to help with making this an OFFICIAL Roadfood Event...mebbe????
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/26 04:00:25 (permalink)
Hello Coney Island Lou ,

That sounds doable for me . $25 per sounds just right . How do we see about getting it in as an official event .?

I can get the bus from West Point Tours . We can have one pickup in Orange county for us and then the second pickup at the meeting point.

Benzee
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/26 10:09:12 (permalink)
Checked the Important Calendar and, since the High Holidays are very late this year, sign me up.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/26 10:32:59 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Benzee

Hello Coney Island Lou ,

That sounds doable for me . $25 per sounds just right . How do we see about getting it in as an official event .?

I can get the bus from West Point Tours . We can have one pickup in Orange county for us and then the second pickup at the meeting point.

Benzee


I tried putting a subtle message for Stephan Rushmore....lets email him..have him run it past the Sterns...
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/26 16:13:55 (permalink)
Benzee,

Sounds like a great idea. This way we can meet and hit all the places together instead of having to follow each other and worry about keeping up and getting lost. Let's make this happen.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/26 16:46:32 (permalink)
We'll be there for this one, the 17th is markrd off. I think the bus idea is a good one too. I think you may even get more people this time based on the last tour's success. While we were pretty much able to follow each other, it's one less thing to worry about.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/26 17:30:09 (permalink)
Dog tour !

You know that l'il dog and I will make the drive down.

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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/26 17:37:44 (permalink)
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I was looking at the calendar, and it would be near impossible for me to participate in a hot dog tour any Saturday soon. I work 5 out of 6 Saturdays, and late spring until early fall I am asked to work my day off, which I do for overtime. I have a few weeks off, but this year my wife was able to get the same weeks off, so we will be planning to go away. But I will be happy to give suggestions and addresses, and sneak over to meet some of you if you make Frank n Fries in Rahway one of your stops. They make an excellent grilled beef and pork dog with a good thick chili.


John,

I read about Frank n' Fries over on HollyEats and drove over their on my way home from work about a year ago. It looked as if they had gone out of business. I think there was a "For Sale" sign in the window or maybe a "For Rent" sign -- I don't remember. Are they back? Did they change locations? Was I having a bad dream? The location I drove to was on W. Grand Ave. in Rahway. I haven't been back that way since but I'd still love to try it.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/26 19:23:50 (permalink)
Chumley,

The owners are trying to sell the business in order to move to Florida. They are trying to get the potential new owners to buy the business as well as the building. And to use the same hot dogs and chili. In the meantime they are open. Their hours are 11 to 3 Mon. thru Sat.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/27 16:15:46 (permalink)
This sounds like a really good idea and we would hate to miss it this time. It's such a better idea to have it after Labor Day in case any of these stops are anyplace near the shore. So it's just as well you work all summer, John, on Saturdays.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/27 21:16:13 (permalink)
John ,

We will make this happen .
I will reserve a bus next week when I return from a little R and R.
They will ask for a pickup point in Jersey and the locations we will be visiting . Now what I need is a starting point , and we will end at same spot for the tour . I can add the other locations we will be going to at a future date . So for now I just need a starting point . Where will it be ? Any assistance from Roodfood would be helpful , and perhaps they would like to do shirts or hats for everyone . Or one of the establishments we may visit may want to help "support " this effort .

Coney Island Lou will keep us up to date on any word from Roodfood.
Mr. Fox will be our guide.
West Point Tours will be the motorcoach line .

Any other ideas folks , feel free to email me seperately if you like.
benzee95@hotmail.com

Benzee
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/28 06:10:20 (permalink)
I think that the Galloping Hill Inn would make an excellent starting point. Big parking lot, conveniently located in the middle of the cluster of great hot dog places, and a mile off the Parkway.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/31 17:10:20 (permalink)
John ,

I reserved a bus for that date and will be receiving a price quote within a week .

We plan to have one pickup in Orange County , either in Monroe area or Newburgh . For those coming from up north , it might work to take the bus to the meeting location .
The pickup place will be close to the Thruway and of course directions will be taken care of .

Benzee
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/31 18:55:12 (permalink)
Hi All, Question - When you do the road trips, do you use your own cars and meet at the first location and or what? I especially liked the idea from Uncle Vic. a bunch of tours on a certain day and report back, I would like to be a guide for the Adams County tour on a saturday, Starting with Hanover and Gettysburg. I know of a few places over there. Cowboy Bob in Lancaster, PA
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/01 00:09:57 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Benzee

John ,

I reserved a bus for that date and will be receiving a price quote within a week .

We plan to have one pickup in Orange County , either in Monroe area or Newburgh . For those coming from up north , it might work to take the bus to the meeting location .
The pickup place will be close to the Thruway and of course directions will be taken care of .

Benzee



Just a thought that Newburgh would be good for some of the folks that live in western Connecticut,as well as our upstate NY brethern...
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/03 18:37:21 (permalink)
Hello all ,

Check out topic Mini Meet .
We are getting together for lunch in Middletown NY next Wed. about 1245 pm .
Coney Island Lou set it up .
We will be visiting Coney Island Restaurant , of course .
We will also talk about the big Dog Tour scheduled in Sept.
Feel free to join us next week .

Benzee
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/03 19:12:16 (permalink)
As we live in South Jersey, we wouldn't be able to make the Mini-Meet. Also, this tour's going to be in Jersey, right? I got a little confused reading about upstate New York and the bus...please set me straight, guys!

Either way, feel free to email me regarding any details about the Big Dog Tour. I mentioned it to my girlfriend Lil at work and she sounded real interested so far. She's originally from Bergen County, NJ, and all she talks about is Hiram's and Rutt's.

My boyfriend is extremely interested, as he wants to measure them against the Chicago hot dogs he grew up eating. We're already talking about splitting/not splitting portions, etc.!
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/04 08:32:06 (permalink)
Hello shaynas mom ,

The plan is to have the bus originate from orange county , ny . As that is where the bus company is located .
The pickup point for the tour will be the Galloping Hill Inn as suggested by John Fox .
Anyone coming from NY or spots north can hop on the bus in Orange County , everyone else will pick it up at the meeting point .
Hope that clarifies some things for you

Benzee
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/04 11:27:27 (permalink)
Benzee - thanks for clarifying and for everything you guys are doing. I'm glad this'll be a bus thing, especially in North Jersey where I have to look at a map to find my way around (not that there's anything wrong with that).
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/05 10:01:08 (permalink)
shaynas mom,

As long as you can find your way to the Garden State Parkway, it will be fairly easy. North to exit 138, make a right off the exit, go a mile, and the Galloping Hill Inn will be on the left.
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/07 15:06:21 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Benzee

Hello shaynas mom ,

The plan is to have the bus originate from orange county , ny . As that is where the bus company is located .
The pickup point for the tour will be the Galloping Hill Inn as suggested by John Fox .
Anyone coming from NY or spots north can hop on the bus in Orange County , everyone else will pick it up at the meeting point .
Hope that clarifies some things for you

Benzee

Can you direct me to Orange County, NY from MA? I'd be coming down thru CT Interstate 84 Southbound
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/07 16:12:11 (permalink)
Hello RS Nation ,

I will be having lunch with Coney Island Lou tommorrow and we will be planning the pickup point for Orange County . The directions will be easy , for now just take Rt. #84 thru Conn. into NY over the Newburgh Beacon Bridge into Orange County . We will post actual pickup point and further directions after we finalize everything.

Hope this helps you for now
Benzee
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/13 18:40:51 (permalink)
Hello all ,

I have talked to one of the powers that be on this site via email .
A favorable response to our Hot Dog Tour meet in Sept was received .
I will not get into all the logistices , except to say that I think we should come up with a name for the group and or meets .
We should not use Roadfood.com in any type of literature at their request .

I fully understand their request , as they will not be attending the dog meet . Legalities and all .

I will keep on telling friends about the great forums and to join the gang though , word of mouth is the best form of advertisement .

So back to the idea , I suppose we should have a name for our group . We could possibly put on T Shirts and or hats for the event .

We could also involve a charity and have this run as a fundrasier .

Does anyone know of any former Hot Dog Eating Champs down on their luck ? That type of thing .

As we get closer to the event , I think another Mini meet will be neccesary to organize .

Coney Island Lou , Seafarer John , Brooklyn Bill and myself really put out some great ideas over lunch last week .

And if John Fox has a day off during the week and anyone else interested , can join us for another organizational meeting .

Just throwing this all out there for discussion .

And for a name or two

The East Coast Hot Dog Gang
Northeast Doggers

I will think of more but you get the idea.

Benzee
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/13 20:55:30 (permalink)
Benzee,
Unfortunately, I will not have a day off (excepting Sundays) until my next vacation at the end of August. I will be in touch as I have a few ideas or suggestions for places. Have you gotten a price quote for the bus?
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/13 22:48:52 (permalink)
How about Hot Dog Nation??
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/15 03:41:33 (permalink)
Lou ,
I love Hot Dog Nation !!!

John ,
They will not give me an approximate cost until I give them the full intinerary. So the sooner you decide the locations and times let me know and I can get an exact price on the bus .

Benzee
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RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/06/15 05:59:17 (permalink)
I have a few ideas regarding places, but I thought that since I've been to all of them, that we would leave it up to the people who are planning on coming as to where they might want to go.
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