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2005/03/10 18:20:11 (permalink)

2005 Hot Dog Tours

Hello all ,

I would be interested to know when the next Hot Dog Tour might possibly be .

I notice that I missed one in January .

John , can you give an idea of when another might be planned.

I'm looking forward to attending one of these in the future.

Benzee
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    Benzee
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/04/29 16:18:19 (permalink)
    Hello all ,

    I will give it another shot here .
    Hot Dog Tour 2005 - When and Where ???
    Orange County New Yorkers are getting the buzz going up here .
    Any thoughts or or has the excitement waned for now.

    Benzee
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/04/29 17:59:07 (permalink)
    We barely scratched the surface of North Jersey hot dogs last Fall in a great tour led by John Fox. I hope we can prevail on him to do another before the year is over.

    cheers, John
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/04/29 23:59:05 (permalink)
    I think we should have a mass of Micro Tours that take place one weekend! God knows how I'd like to attend one of them NJ tours, but if we created a mass amount of areas, then there would be several folks reporting back on their experiences! Country Wide Reports! Could be fun! Cover hundreds of areas, maybe make a challenge and do a dog face off at the end?



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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/04/30 11:58:45 (permalink)
    Burp! Count me in!
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/04 06:38:33 (permalink)
    I did the NJ tour in (was it sept?) We had a blast! The thing was, after I went I mentioned it to several friends and many said they would have come along if they had known. With an outside group of people going together on a specific date , it seems to work better than trying to get a group of friends to go. Plus we got John Fox on that tour!

    I'd do it again.

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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/04 10:06:34 (permalink)
    Maybe a Mid-Hudson Texas Hot tour of New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh...and maybe a side trip to Middletown for those wanting to try a Coney Island dog from there?
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/04 20:28:21 (permalink)
    One thing that discouraged us from doing the CT tour was the distance between each place. While it took awhile for us to get to NJ, Once we were there, John picked places that were close together, I think that was a huge plus (In addition to showcasing a very different dog at each place)
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/07 23:56:39 (permalink)
    The tour was designed to show different brands of dogs, or the same brand cooked differently.

    If you want "different dogs" in Connecticut you HAVE to travel to different regions.

    From Bridgeport to New Haven and north to Meriden, just about every place serves a Hummel's beef/pork dog.

    If you stay in this area, you'll be eating only Hummel's all day - which defeats the purpose of a tour.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/08 09:31:50 (permalink)
    Hello all ,

    I'm glad the interest is there .
    I also know of people that would've gone on the last tour but their schedules did not permit.
    I agree with seafarer that you only scratched the surface on how big this could be .
    Uncle Vic has a neat idea too . Folsk in other areas of the country can do their own Hot Dog tour the same day and we all report back with the results.
    Say the word Coney Island Lou , a Mid Hudson Tour is not out of the question , but I do have my favorites in North Jersey. Rutts , Callahans , etc.

    Great ideas

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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/08 10:19:40 (permalink)
    I'm definitely up for another tour some time soon. I was without my computer for a week and am just getting caught up. In Jersey, there seem to be clusters of hot dog places. It's convenient when they are closeby. But, like Conn., there are some places that serve the same dog cooked the same way. One good thing about going to Callahan's is that another hot dog joint, Hirams, is literally right across the street. Both places deep fry the dogs, but use different brands. Also they are different as far as atmosphere. Callahans is a family type place while Hirams is a little bar that is known for hot dogs and hamburgers. Both would be good to hit. But in that area of the state, you mostly find deep fried dogs, although there are a number of hot dog stands specializing in dirty water dogs.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/08 10:22:40 (permalink)
    As long as we can go back to Syd's, I'm in.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/10 23:33:46 (permalink)
    Hello all ,

    I think it would be great if we get Mr. Fox , our expert , to lead the way.

    Say the word and we will get the ball running.

    I love the ideas of Callahans and Hirams , we can knock off two in one stop . I'm pretty sure you did not get to them on your last tour .

    The intinerary you had last time seemed to be a good one for everyone . Quite a few shops in a short period of driving .

    I say leave the planning to John Fox and we all get onboard with a date in mind.

    What do you all think??

    Benzee
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/11 09:48:57 (permalink)
    I'm in for any hot dog tour planned by John Fox - the man knows his hot dogs and the man knows his way around New Jersey. Just one caveat: deep fried hot dogs are at the bottom of my list of favorites-let's make sure we get to go to a few places with boiled, steamed, grilled or whatever hotdogs.

    Cheers, John
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/11 09:52:26 (permalink)
    Forgot to mention in my last note: today's NYTimes has a bit on a hot dog stand in Dag Hammersjold Park, near the UN buildings in Manhattan, where they serve a variety of styles of hot dogs - $4.75 each...

    Cheers, John
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/11 13:17:38 (permalink)
    Haven't seen today's Times yet, but that doesn't seem altogether ridiculous. Some of the Sabrett cart guys have hit the $2 mark, especially when they feel they're dealing with tourists, and the $2 slice of pizza (without extra toppings) has been here for some time. And my sons think nothing of going to a cocktail lounge and dropping $14 for a martini. So I'm not shocked.

    Also, and I don't know if I've noted this before, a couple of years ago there was an article about the fees the hot dog vendors pay the city for the choice location. Topping the list was the guy who has the cart in front of the Metropolitan Museum. As I recall, his fee, established in an auction, was $106,000 for that year. Only in Gotham, friends. Stop me now, before I start in on the $14,000 pre-school.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/12 17:56:04 (permalink)
    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.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/16 08:43:36 (permalink)
    I have a crazy idea. If we can't make one of these outing and live
    in different parts of the United States,what do you think of sending
    a hot dog,sauce and bum frozen with a small piece of dry ice to John.
    If he would go for this and rate the "Dogs" with the best in the
    Country.
    He and his friends could do the taste testing.
    Just a idea
    "Birdhunter" from Wisconsin
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/16 09:16:10 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by John Fox

    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.


    You sound like me John! Being a softball ump " />,Saturdays are verboten until at least late Aug....maybe early September....
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/16 10:01:23 (permalink)
    How does a joint get on the Hotdog tour?
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/16 10:16:52 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Raine

    How does a joint get on the Hotdog tour?


    Quality, tasty dog suggested by fellow roadfooders!
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/16 21:10:23 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by ConeyIslandLou

    quote:
    Originally posted by John Fox

    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.


    You sound like me John! Being a softball ump " />,Saturdays are verboten until at least late Aug....maybe early September....


    I was thinking maybe early September.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/16 21:15:02 (permalink)
    Just like last time, right? If so, we'll be there! Frank n Fries sounds like a good addition too.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/22 21:33:13 (permalink)
    Hello all ,

    I would think that September would be a good time as the summer months seem to be a problem with work , vacations , etc for a lot of people .

    Why don't we plan for Sept , and allow Mr. Fox to set it up , if you would please sir.

    Once we have a date I will organize a group from Orange County to make the trip .

    Benzee
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/23 02:04:09 (permalink)
    How's Sept. 17th??
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/23 10:05:17 (permalink)
    Hope y'all come by and check out our hotdogs.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/23 20:11:45 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by signman

    How's Sept. 17th??


    I'll see about getting that day off.
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/23 21:48:22 (permalink)
    Count me in for September 17th- I've already made a big red mark on the calandar.

    BTW: for info to my friends in Orange county. We were in Newburgh today and had a couple of Texas hots at Anna's- they were a great disappointment . They've apparently switched to a new hot dog and the sauce tasted an awful lot like ketchup. I've been talking that place up on these pages for the past few years, but now I'm not so sure although I will give them another try sometime in the next few weeks.

    Cheers, John

    Cheers, John
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/24 09:14:05 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by seafarer john

    Count me in for September 17th- I've already made a big red mark on the calandar.

    BTW: for info to my friends in Orange county. We were in Newburgh today and had a couple of Texas hots at Anna's- they were a great disappointment . They've apparently switched to a new hot dog and the sauce tasted an awful lot like ketchup. I've been talking that place up on these pages for the past few years, but now I'm not so sure although I will give them another try sometime in the next few weeks.

    Cheers, John

    Cheers, John


    You MUST come over to Middletown someday and share a Coney Island (or two) with me someday John..you too Benzee!

    Lou
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    RE: 2005 Hot Dog Tours 2005/05/24 10:33:12 (permalink)
    Lou: Name a date and let's see how it works out- As I'm retired,it's pretty easy for me to come down to Middletown on any weekday for lunch.

    Cheers, John
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