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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/04 22:40:51 (permalink)
Bossa Nova

Don't use Mapquest, there is a niche in the directions.

I believe Rand McNally's directions are accurate.      http://www.randmcnally.com/ 

Map Quest puts you on the wrong side of the railroad tracks.

See you next Monday the 12th
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/07 14:53:56 (permalink)

Hello all ,

I may be out for Monday , did not realize my FOP meeting was scheduled for the same day
Added is Dave Howell and Screenbear .

I actually  will be in Easton tommorrow at the Crayola Factory and may stop in to Charlies if I cant  come Monday

Benzee
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/07 21:49:33 (permalink)
I'm planning on going to Charlie's on Monday. Hope to see you all there!

Benzee, sorry you may not be able to make it. I assume you're taking your kids to Crayola. We went about 10 years ago when my kids were young, they loved it! Have a great day. They also really enjoyed the mule barge ride nearby. The Canal museum (where the mule barge starts) is interesting too if you have time:

http://www.canals.org/
post edited by ken8038 - 2009/10/07 21:51:28
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/08 07:18:53 (permalink)
Benzee

Hello all ,

I may be out for Monday , did not realize my FOP meeting was scheduled for the same day
Added is Dave Howell and Screenbear .

I actually  will be in Easton tommorrow at the Crayola Factory and may stop in to Charlies if I cant  come Monday

Benzee

 
Benzee, You have two choices.  #1, Tell the FOP to reschedule their meeting.  #2,  Bring them all to CPR.

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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/08 12:59:32 (permalink)
Benzee, I think I'll take a long lunch on Monday and come out to CPR as well.

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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/08 22:40:56 (permalink)
Hello all ,

I'm in for Monday , never was out just trying to figure out how to  do both .
I stopped by today to see John and Joe after taking the family to Crayola Crayon Factory across the river in Easton .
Fantastic family day finished off with a stop to Charlies !!!!
Noon is a good time for them and it is greatly appreciated for everyone to know that they are usually closed Mondays and are opening just for our group !!!

I will make a seperate meet and greet on that that forum  with attendees .

Benzee
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/09 22:50:46 (permalink)
I was wondering if there are any other Hot Dog Joints in Warren County, NJ, other than below.

I'll be at Charlies Pool Room on Monday and check out any new places after Charlies.


Open Jimmys Doggie Stand Phillipsburg Warren NJ Open Eddies Drive In Phillipsburg Warren NJ Open Tobys Cup Phillipsburg Warren NJ Open Hot Dog Johnnys Buttzville Warren NJ Open Charlies Pool Room Alpha Warren NJ Open Sammys Pohatcong Warren NJ
Thanks
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/12 08:43:24 (permalink)
High Noon today at Charlies Pool Room

Hot dog Meet and greet

1122 East Blvd .
Alpha NJ

See everyone there

Benzee
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/12 10:36:29 (permalink)
I have to work today.  I wish I could be there with the gang.  Please give my best to Joe and John.  I hope to get back there very soon.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/12 10:47:42 (permalink)
Reading about this and not being able to be there is really tough.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/12 16:35:52 (permalink)
It was nice meeting all of you today!  I hope to make it out on the Hot Dog tour one of these years.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/12 18:11:53 (permalink)

Hello all ,

We had a great time at Charlies Pool Room today . Thanks to John and Joe for opening  just for our group !!!
Also to John Sagi who had everyone sign a photo of Charlies that was presented to them and will be posted for all to see . And to Mike Specian who took the photo way back when .

Attendees included Me " Benzee" , John Fox , John Sagi , Coney Island Lou , Joe Rogo , Bossa Nova and Michelle  , Dave Howell and his wife , Adpetone  ,WH... Jimmy from the Post Office , Screenbear , and Big G from Joisey who stopped in also .
A pleasure to meet new folks and to be with old friends in a true roadfood spot.

One of a kind experience  ... every time

Benzee
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/14 22:44:11 (permalink)
Someone called WFAN (radio station in NYC) to ask the host (Richard Neer) if he has ever had a Mealie.
 
I suppose Richard does not know CPR...since he hung up on the caller.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/14 23:11:13 (permalink)
Sugar snap!
 
I want to know if this caller is from Roadfood. Hello! Tap tap tap.
 
When Richard asks where Alpha NJ is and you have to tell him by Clinton...he most likely has no clue about Mealies.
 
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/16 18:12:42 (permalink)

Hi CC

Listen to the fan all the time but missed this one .
Wasn't I , but  we do have some sports fans on here

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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/17 14:40:11 (permalink)
Hey Benzee!
 
You probably know Richard Neer was a DJ on WPLJ. He has seen it all. He might have caught the pool room and mealies reference and got nervous thinking it was about something other than delicious hot dogs and a great establishment.
 
I will send him an email and maybe get the 411 on the Fan. What else is there to talk about? Yankees Giants Jets?  
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2009/10/18 14:06:04 (permalink)
It was nice meeting some of the members at CPR, the Mealies were Great as usual, Joe & John were very appreciative for the turnout and the conversation. I always enjoyed Richard Neer when he was on 102.7 WNEW, when they had a Hard Rock format.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/01/04 10:51:13 (permalink)
<< Sugar snap!>>
 
<< I want to know if this caller is from Roadfood. Hello! Tap tap tap. >>
 
When Richard asks where Alpha NJ is and you have to tell him by Clinton...he most likely has no clue about Mealies.
 
CCinNJ, the call was from one of CPR long time customers,who was / is from the Alpha area, and works in NYC area.
post edited by big g in joisey - 2010/01/04 10:54:26
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/06/23 21:39:25 (permalink)
Worked the early shift yesterday - so a few co-workers and I made the 90 minute trek  to CPR.  Despite GPS - we drove right by the place!  All four of us initially missed it. 

Applecheeks is right on the money!  CPR is like stepping back in time.  Joe is very gracious.  When we told him we were from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre - he asked John to bring out a boombox with a tape of Joe from about twenty years ago on the Ron Allen Sportsline from (Scranton) radio station WARM.  Joe won the trivia contest.  What we didn't tell John is that all four of us are radio guys and co-workers of Ron's at WARM's parent company back in the day.  Here we are driving to another state - and we hear a tape of a former (late) co-worker.  We were kind of expecting to see Rod Serling around the corner at this point.  The brothers are huge baseball fans - and just the nicest guys.    Time flew.  Now, on to the chow!

The mealies were WONDERFUL.   The peppers, onions and Grandma's sauce all combined for a sweet kick.   The dogs were well-done and very tasty.  We each had three - and probably could've done four.  So, on the way home we stopped for one more at Jimmy's in Easton.  After CPR, Jimmy's is simply pedestrian.  A good basic dog - but no comparison.

CPR is first-class Roadfood - and in the charm department only rivaled by Snappy Lunch.  We'll be back.
post edited by stanpnepa - 2010/06/23 21:42:23
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/07/03 23:59:54 (permalink)
Hello all ,

I've been saying for a few yrs now that Charlies Pool Room is  one of the best places to exprerience a dog or two , the hngarian sauce is too die for .
John and Joe are class acts and will remember your name , as he does mine after nearly six months in between trips . Amazing , just wish I could get there more often

Benzee
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/07/04 21:05:31 (permalink)
I'm game for a gathering, if we can work out the date, etc.  Always nice to see John, Joe & the Fellow doggers during the off season.

  The Bear
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/07/05 09:49:57 (permalink)
I happened upon a so-so review of CPR in Serious Eats.  If you scroll down the comments, there is a pretty good response by hotdoglover, a.k.a John Fox.
 
I definitely need to make time to travel to Alpha, NJ the next time I visit NY!
 
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/04/new-jersey-dispatch---charlies-pool-room-hot-dogs-alpha-nj-landmark-famous.html
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/07/05 20:53:45 (permalink)
MiamiDon

I happened upon a so-so review of CPR in Serious Eats.  If you scroll down the comments, there is a pretty good response by hotdoglover, a.k.a John Fox.
 
I definitely need to make time to travel to Alpha, NJ the next time I visit NY!
 
http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/04/new-jersey-dispatch---charlies-pool-room-hot-dogs-alpha-nj-landmark-famous.html

Hey Don,  Let me know of your impending visit and I will try to meet you. 
 
The reviewer on Serious Eats did nothing to capture the essence of CPR. 
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/07/06 12:58:42 (permalink)
Hey Joe don't forget the Cebula's when you go, Joe Fencz really enjoyed it last time, I could go for a tray or two as well.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/07/06 13:38:15 (permalink)
joerogo

Hey Don,  Let me know of your impending visit and I will try to meet you. 
 
The reviewer on Serious Eats did nothing to capture the essence of CPR. 


Sure thing, Joe.  It will be some time next May.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2010/10/30 12:44:09 (permalink)
Any interest in a meet & greet for 2010, it was nice meeting some of our fellow Roadfood members & hotdog enthusiasts last year at CPR.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2011/03/22 18:02:59 (permalink)
I made a stop today to see Joe and John.  As soon as I walked in the door, Joe said, "your last visit was October 12, 2009".  What a memory.  Not much has changed at CPR, which is good.  Mealies were spot on delicious!  I had a Newbie with me and he even took four to go.
 
But I do smell trouble on the horizon.  Lately the upper management from all around the country, of a famous and growing restaurant chain have been frequenting Charlie's Pool Room on a regular basis" />  Joe...John, if you decided to sell, give us a heads up so we can get in on the ground floor(CHA-CHING!)
 
One important note....we have a new champion!
"Mark "Mongo" Ankudovich ate 20 hot dogs with sauce at Charlie's Pool Room In Alpha NJ, In one hour and 27 minutes. beating the 2005 record with three more hot dogs in six fewer minutes."
 
 
The CPR sketch artist was on hand for Mongo's Official Wall Poster.

 
And in honor of the new "Champ", Joe and John broke out the posters of past champions.

 

 

 
Joe and John told me to say hello to BuffetBuster(it's been too long), Coney Island Lou(twice in one week?), John Fox(wishing you could eat onions) and Benzee(did you sleep in?)
 
The official picture of two of the nicest guys in the world.
 

 
And John is a heck of a guy also  Kidding, Kidding!(mandatory smart alec comment that has become my trademark)
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2011/03/22 18:22:25 (permalink)
GEEZZZZZ Joe, I didn't know you didn't have any arms.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2011/03/22 19:35:26 (permalink)
Thanks for posting the video! Gotta get back there soon.
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Re:Charlie's Pool Room 2011/03/22 19:42:54 (permalink)
Great job Joe !!!
A heads up Coney Island Lou  and I are looking at next Tues the 29th for a visit to Charlies around lunch time .
 
Benzee
 
post edited by Benzee - 2011/03/22 20:55:59
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