RE: Georgie Porgies in Good Old New Jersaey
I had a day off yesterday and it was a nice day so I took a ½ hour drive out to Rt 31. I had passed thru there about a month ago and noticed Georgie Porgie’s, and being urged on by the good review in Munchmobile and what I’ve read here, this was my destination.
I had the brisket sandwich/baked beans/soda combo, $7.00. The price was very reasonable even though the sandwich was a little on the small side. The brisket was very good, absolutely no fatty or gristly slices, all uniformly tender and tasty. The small cup of beans was OK, nothing special.
Sharing the same roadside lot is Poppy’s Hot Dogs. I had one “Killer Dog”, $1.60, which is a hot dog with onion sauce and Poppy’s special sauce. He said it was an Argentinean Recipe, but I forget what he called it. It resembled a very garlicky pesto sauce. I can’t say I’d eat 5 of them, but it made for a very different and unique taste. I also had a Chili dog (also $1.60). The chili was on the sweet side but good. I prefer a little spicy, but that’s a matter of taste. The dogs were standard issue Berks.
Both Georgie Porgie’s and Poppy’s have friendly owners. Both places are welcome additions to the New Jersey Roadside scene. Having them both in the same spot is a bonus. Both hope to be there at least thru the end of November.
Loaded down with Brisket, Beans, and 2 hot dogs, before heading home I drove over to Round Valley Reservoir, and took a good walk on the trail by the lake. The beach and trail are very peaceful in the off season. I’d never go near there in the summer.