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Grays Papaya in New Jersey Tue, 04/13/10 11:01 PM (permalink)
On the way back from upstate New York this weekend I had a chance to stop at Grays Papaya in Clifton for the first time. I ordered two hotdogs, one with New York Onions and with onion, mustard and relish. The dogs were made with a natural casing and had a nice snap to them and the texture and taste of the dogs were quite good. The Grays Papaya I had with them was very refreshing. I purchased two more dogs (plain) to take home with me (they never made it there).
I had a nice conversation with Frank, the owner of the Grays Papaya franchise, finding out that I was going to stop at Smashburger in Montclair he was kind enough to write down detailed directions to the restaurant for me
I had heard that there was a Grays Papaya in Philadelphia a while ago but I found out after it after it closed. The Grays in Clifton is very close to the Garden State Parkway exit and since I travel up their frequently Frank will be seeing more of me.
Since it is off topic I will not go into details about Smashburger, suffice to say I was not impressed with their product in regard to value for money...
    John Fox

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    Re:Grays Papaya in New Jersey Wed, 04/14/10 6:14 AM (permalink)

    The place you went to is actually a Papaya King. Gray's in New York is a knockoff. Nicholas Gray owned a Papaya King franchise then started calling it Gray's and eventually expanded. The Papaya King in Clifton is the first in Jersey. In fact it was a stop on the New Jersey Hot Dog Tour several years ago. There's a group picture somewhere.

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      Re:Grays Papaya in New Jersey Wed, 04/14/10 4:06 PM (permalink)
      Hello all ,

      I believe we took the group pic for the 06 or 07 tour at Papayas and we had a great time there.
      Someone wiill post it . Go to Hot Dog Nation on Facebook and some pics are also posted there


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        Re:Grays Papaya in New Jersey Wed, 04/14/10 10:19 PM (permalink)
         Thanks for the Papaya King clarification, I must have gotten to excited when I saw"papaya" in a hotdog stores name when I decided to check the place out!
        Steve "The Hotdog Terminator" Keiner
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