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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/17 08:28:10 (permalink)
Thanks so much for the recipe Foodbme!  I'm definitly going to try it.  I had no idea that finely ground hotdogs were used in the sauce.   I'll let you know I experiment with it.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/17 17:34:33 (permalink)
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Thank you John for the "welcome".  You know what else they never have in Florida?  Sauerkraut!  I can't believe it.    I worked at the Hearth for awhile way-back when!  I loved their taylor ham and cheese sandwiches on a Jewish hard roll(something else Florida hasn't conquered yet) .  I also loved their steak sandwiches.


NO Sauerkraut in St Pete??????? I have a hard time believing that! There are enough Jewish Deli's in the Clearwater/St Pete area to populate half of Israel! Publix has Sauerkraut too!" />
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/25 10:23:58 (permalink)
Just a quick post on Father & Son in Linden. I was in the area Friday so I stopped by  for the first time since the 2007 Hot Dog Tour. I got 3 Chili Dogs to go.

The dog and the Chili was as usual terrific, but the dogs seemed smaller than I remembered.

John, or anybody else, are they using a smaller dog (maybe to keep the price in line) or did I just forget the size they use?.

In any event, I was plased to see the quart of Chili was still a quart ($6.25, I think it might have been $6 at the time of the Hot Dog tour) so I got a quart for future use.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/25 10:51:42 (permalink)
I was there about a month or 2 ago to pick up some chili for some dogs I was going to prepare at home. Though I didn't have a dog at Father & Son, I did take a look at the grill and the dogs looked the same to me. I'll make sure to find out next time I'm there.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/25 21:11:38 (permalink)
Thanks John. By the way, my reason for being in that area was that I got a tip on some great homemade perogies at the Polka Deli just a few blocks away at 620 St Georges Ave. We had them today and they were fabulous. 

Anyway, they had some nice looking polish looking hot dogs in the deli counter and I was tempted to buy a pound, but there was a real language barrier with the polish lady running the place and I wasn't sure if they were hot dogs or some sort of polish sausage. 

I'll probably go back soon, and I'll buy a pound of whatever they are and more of those perogies. 
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/26 08:13:22 (permalink)
John Fox - when the transition to this new forum format took place a while back the powers- that- be shortened this thread by 'temporarily' removing many of the existing posts, with the promise of restoring them shortly after getting this new version up and running. Do you know if the 'missing posts' restoration to this thread has actually taken place?


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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/26 20:51:21 (permalink)
No, it hasn't. And in an e-mail to one of the administraters, I was told that it won't. Too bad.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/27 21:31:08 (permalink)
This question is for John Fox or anyone else who might know. The Syd's dog was a 5/1 dog from Best Provisions in Newark that was cooked in water and then finished on a char broiler? Is any of that correct and was it a natural casing dog or skinless?
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/28 20:29:21 (permalink)
Syd's was a natural casing 5 to a lb beef hot dog from Best in Newark.  It was boiled, then finished on a gas grill.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/01/29 18:14:47 (permalink)
A gas grill meaning char broiler or flattop/griddle?

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/03 17:16:08 (permalink)
Hello!

I wish this were around when I was searching "hot dogs" years ago but I'm glad to have found it now.

Yes, I'm a hot dog nut. Its too bad that I missed all of the action that has been posted here by Mr. Fox and the other hot dog lovers in NJ. These are the places that started my hot dog education:

Walt’s Bar & Grill, Linden

Peterson’s Galloping Hill Inn, Union
George’s, Elizabeth
Jerry’s, Elizabeth
Tommy’s, Elizabeth
Majestic Lunch, Elizabeth

When I've seen the articles in The Star Ledger I"ve always wondered why George's was not included. Perhaps I missed it. Be that as it may, I'll say that I've been to 45 hot dog joints in total not counting trucks & carts and those I can't remember.


I tried a new one (To me) a few weeks ago - A&G Texas Weiners on Chestnut St. in Roselle. Nice snap and the chili is the typical finely ground stuff that you find at so many places except that they jack it up a little with the "Greek" style spices but lay off any hotness.


Georges was always my favorite chili and it had NO MEAT in it. What a flavor!  Jerry's, Majestic, etc are close but no cigar..




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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/04 19:49:45 (permalink)
here's a list of places i have gone.  Most are in Nj with a few in PA and maybe 1 in CT.  I have been to most more than once but a few are a one shot only.

Hot Dog joints  last updated  2/4/09
 
Joe joe’s  -   toms river
Wunder weiner -   beachwood/pine beach  truck
Tommy’s -   elizabeth
Jerrys - elizabeth
Charlies famous-  kenilworth
Tobys cup -  lopatcong/phillipsburg area
Stewarts- Lebanon
Stewarts- rahway
Stewarts- toms river
Galloping hill inn  -union aka 5 points
J’s beef  (closed) - linden
Rutts hut - clifton
Jimmy buffs- scotch plains
Windmill- long branch(both places) brick, freehold, red bank
Max’s –long branch
Hot dog johnnys- buttzville
J & G texas wieners -Dunellen
Texas wieners I- plainfield
Texas wieners II- north? Plainfield
Texas Wieners-  Middlesex
Tommy’s -North Brunswick  (closed)
Hot Rod’s -  Glen Gardner nj
Red tower II – bridgewater
Jimmy john’s-West Chester Pa
Yocco’s- Allentown PA
New England Hot Dog Co.  – Freehold
Hiram’s – Fort Lee
Five Guys- Brick, Watchung
Boulevard drinks- Jersey City
Manny’s texas wieners- Springfield
Friends-Plainfield
Paul’s Newark style –Plainfield
Frankie’s franks- brick    truck
Hawley’s hot dogs- brick  truck(gone?)
Amazing hot dogs-bound brook
That hot dog place- Red bank
G & G- red bank   truck
Scottie’s? – Matawan   truck
Jersey Joe’s- Pt Monmouth/Middletown NJ
Big Dogz- Long Branch
Ross’s – Ocean township
Boardwalk Hot Dogs- Brick
Hot Dog Tommy’s- Cape May
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/04 20:24:24 (permalink)
Hey,Foobuc...Max's is great...and Boardwalk in Brick is one of my favorites...a great natural casing Shickhaus on a great roll...Windmill hot dogs are ok...but a bit bland for my taste!!!
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/04 22:08:42 (permalink)
After reading the different threads on this forum especially this thread, I had to go out and get some hot dogs!!! So this past Saturday I went to A&G  in Roselle for 2 mustard, onions, chili then to where Dee's is in R.P. (Not there on weekends) and then Galloping Hill Inn.

At The Galloping Hill Inn I got 1 double w/mustard only (Hot dog to bun ratio) and a hot works. They cheaped out on the sauerkraut and hot relish and there was a weird flavor (Smell) that at first I could not identify, though it smelled familiar. At first I thought it was the sauerkraut but after going from the hot works to the double several times it turned out to be the mustard. It was the smell of mold/mildew. In addition, the fries were overdone. What is this world coming to?

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/06 13:06:18 (permalink)
Impressive list Foobuc! I've been to a lot of those and some not.

What or where is "Friends" in PLainfield? Is that a truck? I can't find anything on the web about it.

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/06 22:08:57 (permalink)
<<Walt’s Bar & Grill, Linden
 Food Fan, a friend of mine sent me a Walt's Christmas card, as pictured in this link:

http://www.lloydgarrison.com/xmasgallery.htm
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/07 01:06:36 (permalink)
Here's my list. I thought I was the only one OCD enough to do that :)

Dave

p.s. I'm sure I forgot a few of them and some of them are just a location or landmark.

 Callahans Meadowlands Flea Market   East Rutherford 
JJ's Bloomfield Ave Newark 
Tony's Newark By Wequheic Park 
Wee Nee Wagon Gladstone Rt 206 @ Somerset Elks 
Unknown Truck  Jamesburg by Railroad Tracks 
G & G  Red Bank by Railroad Tracks 
The Doghouse Tinton Falls/Neptune Rt 66 by Asbury Ave 
Unknown Trailer Brick/Lakewood Rt 88 in Bakery Parking Lot 
Chubby's Parsippany Rt 46 in Gas Station  
Unknown Truck Parsippany Rt 46 at Car Wash
 Unknown Trailer Parsippany Rt 46 in Gas Station 
Unknown Truck Kearny By Entrance Ramp to 280
  Lot Lou's Hot Dogs Neptune In Headliner Parking Lot 
Trailer Long Branch Edward's Ave @ Rt 36 
Bear's Sayreville  
Yellow Painted Sabrett Truck Marlboro/Old Bridge Rt 9S-Just South of Rt 18  
Truck Harrison Outside J.Supor Yard 
Converted Winnebago back road in Jackson
The Corner Doggie Woodbridge CR 514/Woodbridge Elks Parking Lot  
Uncle Petey's Weenies  Woodbridge Rt 35S 
Frankie's Franks  Brick Mantoloking Rd by Old Hooper Ave 
Munces Rahway Rt 35S/St. Georges Ave by Rahway River Park  
Red's Oxford Rt 31N  
Mickey's  Lakewood Cedar Bridge Ave
Hooley's Brick Cedar Bridge Ave  
Mini's Dog House Old Bridge Rt. 34S-S of Rt. 9/ Truck Neptune Rt 33W-E of GSP, W Of Rt 18 
Antonio's Dogs  Seaside Heights North End of Ocean Ave in Parking Lot 
The Original Frankies Brick Mantoloking Road, East of Old Hooper Ave  
Bayyan's Girlfire Grill  New Egypt Rt 537 in Gasco Gas Station
 Dee's  Roselle Park  
Jo-Jo's  Brick Rt 88 
Sal's Hot Dogs  Jackson Corner of Cedar Swamp Rd/ CR 547 & Jackson Mills Rd 
Top Dogs Brick Rt 88 E of 70 near Pt. Pleasant border
Big Daddy's Little Falls
Rutt's Hutt Clifton
Tommy's Elizabeth
Jerry's Elizabeth
Galloping Hill Inn Union
Amazing Hot Dog Verona
Amazing Hot Dog Bound Brook
Jimmy Buff's East Hanover
That Hot Dog Place "The Soupmeister" Red Bank
Joyce's Place Brick
Max's Long Branch
The Windmill Brick
The Windmill Freehold
The Windmill Belmar
Hot Dog Johnny's Buttzville
Toby's Cup Phillipsburg
Bridge St Dog Pound Milford
Syd's Millburn
Hot Dog King's Eatontown
Jersey Style Hot Dogs Old Bridge
Falls View Grill Totawa
Hot Rod's Glen Gardner
Otto's Caldwell
Stewart's Root Beer Wall
Stewart's Root Beer Washington Twp (Warren County)
Charlie's Pool Room Alpha
Mr. Dee's Parlin
Davy's Hot Dogs Mt. Arlington
Brooklyn's Famous Hot Dogs West Orange
Hot Dog Hut Wayne
(Place off 287 on ramp to 202) Oakland
Hot Dog House Carlstat (Route 17S)
Hank's Franks Route 46 E (East of Clifton)
(2nd Place on Route 46) Route 46E (East of Clifton)
Tido's Junkyard Dogs New Brunswick
(Stand at Englishtown Auction By Bathroom) Englishtown
Jimmy's on the Delaware Phillipsburg
The Bistro Belvidere (Rt. 46 @ CR 519)
Buddy's Grab 'N Go Flemington
Old Heidelburg Inn Keansburg Boardwalk
Cream King Rt 31S Pennington
Homeplate Dairy Rt 57 Stewartsville
Cravings Rt 29 Stockton
Big Momma's Dog House Bridge St, Milford
Lamberti's Flemington Outlets
Papaya King Clifton
Libby's Lunch Patterson
Father & Son Linden
Manny's Texas Weiner's Linden
Sweat Treats and Eats Rt 519 Belvidere
Jimmy's At the Depot/Fast Grill Phillipsburg Home Depot
Boardwalk Hot Dogs Drum Point Rd, Brick
Skoogy's Deli/C-Store Belvidere
The Canyon Creek Grill Rt 12 Kingwood
Nathan's Famous Willowbrook Mall
Nathan's Famous Rockaway Mall
Nathan's Famous Jackson Outlets
Nathan's Famous Livingston Mall
Nathan's Famous GSP MP 120 Rest Area
Nathan's Famous GSP Forked River Rest Area
Stewart's Root Beer Rt. 517 Hackettstown
New England Hot Dog Co. Rt 9N Freehold
Four Boy's Pizzeria Newton's Corner Rd, Howell
Boulevard Drinks Journal Square, Jersey City
Stewart's Root Beer Route 22 Lebanon
Decicco's Tavern Anderson St, Raritan
Nathan's Famous GSP Monmouth Rest Area
It's Nutt's Rt 29 Titusville
Anthony's Italian Hot Dogs Rt 46 (Main St) Hackettstown
7-Eleven Multiple Locations
Big Dogz Rt 36 West Long Branch
Ross's Original Steaks and Doggs Rt 35N Ocean Twp
Biggie's Roadside Mantoloking Road, Brick
Scara's Italian Ice Rt 88 Point Pleasant
Joe Joe's Rt 37 Toms River
Hot Dog's in Paradise Rt 34 Colts Neck
The Windmill Westfield
Bubbas Lyndhurst
E & J Hut Mantoloking Road, Brick
Richard's Subs & Deli Rt 9N Bayville
Wonder Wiener Rt 9S Bayville (Spirits Unlimited Stripmall)
Pats Hot Dog Cart Neptune Rt 35N
Cart @ Collingswood Flea Market  Howell
Cart @Lakewood Rt 70 Flea Market
Cart in Jersey City Run by Vietman Vet
Cart in Jersey City In Front of Cosi
Unknown cart in Jersey City 
Aunt T's Dog Pound Phillipsburg Right off Rt 22W
Cart in Dunellen Washington Ave Near Rt 28
East Rutherford Multiple Carts at Meadowlands Flea market
Poppy's Glen Gardner Just off Rt 31N 
Slein Dog Phillipsburg Off Rt 22 by Car Wash 
Slein Dog  Rt 57 E, Rossini's Supermarket Parking Lot
Cart in Blairstown Rt 94
Cart in Summit By a Park
2ndc Cart in Summit
The Hot Dog Chef Scotch Plains/Fanwood Main St?
Cart in Asbury Park Rt 71 and Sunset Ave
Little Lil's Brick Brick Blvd
Hot Dog/Falaffel Cart  NYC 6th Ave by 22nd St PATH Station
Cart NYC W'Bway by Supermarket
Cart NYC Broadway by Borders
Cart NYC by Radio City Music Hall
Cart NYC Midtown by MSG
Cart NYC By Plaza near WTC 
Original Nathan's  NYC Coney Island
Mike's Papaya NYC Tribeca 
Gray's Papaya  NYC 
Papaya King NYC 
Chelsea Papaya NYC  
Dooley's Dogs Rt 1 Hampton NH
Seafood/Grill Snack Shack  Side of Road Somewhere in NH   
Gilley's Portsmouth, NH 
Cart Portsmouth, NH Downtown
Shea Stadium Flushing, Queens NY
Skylands Stadium Sussex County NJ
First Energy Park Lakewood NJ
Meadowlands Racetrack East Rutherford NJ
Seabrook Dogpark Seabrook NH
Giants Stadium East Rutherford NJ
Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford NJ
Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester NH
PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel NJ
The Whittemore Center Durham NH

and dats all he wrote
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/07 06:01:26 (permalink)
I've been to quite a few hot dog joints, but never wrote them down. I can recall practically all of them. It will be fun to try to remember them and make a list when I get a chance. It might take me some time.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/08 07:02:18 (permalink)
Sorry, haven't been able to get on for a while. Just reading some newer postings. Had the opportunity to get down to the Monmouth area this past fall. We went to my one buddies daughters soccer match at Monmouth U, low and behold we passed one of the Windmill's. Wellll we hadda stop in, it was good, we also noticed a place called Big Dogz, so of course we ventured in after the game. Excellent, a large variety of toppings and the dog had a unique flavor, very tasty. The owner has them made by a deli in Brooklyn & gets them fresh several times a week. Has anyone else been there? We are preparing for our 4th annual dog trip in the spring. Here's some of the places we've been. Hot Dog Johnny's, Rutt's Hutt, Toby's Cup, Texas Weiner, Callahans, Jimmy Buffs, Galloping Hill, Dee's, Amazing Hot Dogs, Nathan's, Papaya Dog, Syd's, Stewarts (Rahway) (one of my favorites), Big Daddy's, Manny's Texas Weiners, Big Dogz, Windmill, Hot Dog USA, Hank's Franks, Mr Dee's, Hot Dog Hut, Charlie's Pool Room, in PA - Yocco's, Willie Joes, Fragnito's, Whary Dogs, The O (Pittsburgh), Hot Dog Haven, Dad's Dogs, Pete's, Pott's, 5 Guys, Binney's, Jimmy's (PA & NJ). That's off the top of my head. Any suggestions would be appreciated, we usually have about 7 - 12 guys when we go. Thanks. Be back soon. Thanks again John for the site....
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/08 07:05:54 (permalink)
By the way, we would like to work Hiram's in this trip, we've planned it in the past, just never got there.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/08 10:21:46 (permalink)
Mrkag,
How does one find out about your spring tour?

Dave
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/08 12:28:42 (permalink)
Dave,
       We will enter some posts here, prior to our next run. More than welcome if you're interested. We'll keep updating starting about a month before.                
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/09 16:40:06 (permalink)
ken8038!!
 
Thanks a lot for the picture link!! I read about that painting/greeting card while looking for pictures of Walt’s.
 
You asked about “Friends” in Plainfield and this is what I found:
 
http://local.botw.org/New_Jersey/Plainfield/Friends_Texas_Weiner/142292398.html
 
I too have a list of the brick & mortar hot dog joints that I’ve visited over the years and have been hesitant about posting it here because of it’s size. It’s been up-dated to 51 places since having my memory jogged by this forum.
 
I’ve also typed up my remembrance of Walt’s as it was in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. If anyone wants to read it – I’ll post what it was, how it closed, and where it moved and then closed forever - along with a smidgen of other history.
  It was located at 1151 W. Saint Georges Ave. Linden, NJ the present site of National Wholesale Liquidators and other stores as shown here:
 
http://maps.yahoo.com/#mvt=h&lat=40.626809&lon=-74.272788&zoom=17&q1=1151%2520W%2520Saint%2520Georges%2520Ave.%2520Linden%2520NJ

 

WARNING – I may post it anyway. 
 
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/10 06:58:15 (permalink)
DPuro that is a whale of a list.  For whatever reason, i am cart-shy. 
 
Ken, Friends is a buliding right in the downtown Plainfield area near the new storefronts.  Nothing to write home about and the Texas weiners there were not so exciting imho.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/10 08:38:19 (permalink)
Thanks foobuc and Food_fan for the infor about Friends. It sounds like it's right near Texas Weiner I. I'll give it a try anyway, but if I'll be so close to Texas Weiner I might as well stop there too.

Food_fan, that National Wholesale Liquidators is closing. Maybe things will come full circle and a Hot Dog Stand will open in it's place. By all means please post your rememberances of Walt's. I'm sure many of us would like to read about it. I didn't move to NJ until 1985 so I was never there, but many people have told me about it over the years.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/10 20:37:33 (permalink)
WALT’S 42nd Street used to be on the south east side of St. Georges Ave in Linden. O’Keefe’s Miniature Golf was down the street toward Rahway from it and a golf driving range was behind Walt’s. Walt’s had great hot dogs and the best french fries (crinkle cut) that I have ever tasted!!!
 
The building and the surrounding dirt and gravel parking lot were around 3’ higher than the grade of the street. There wasn’t any curb for the entire width of the property so you could pull strait up to the building as shown in the painting/card.
 
http://www.lloydgarrison.com/xmasgallery.htm
 
When leaving from the a front parking spot, you would back out as you do in a multi-lane parking lot and there was enough room to angle the car to enter oncoming traffic. Then St. George was widened and the exit turn became tighter.
 
The building size and shape are somewhat distorted in the painting/postcard. I think a little artistic license was used to fit Walt’s and The O’Keefe’s Miniature Golf sign onto the same canvas. If you looked at the building from across the street it looked more like this:
 
                             _______________________________________
        ___________!                              Walt’s 42nd St.                   !   
       !                     !______________________________________!
       !   []    []    []   !               [_­______] [______­_] [____­___]]           
       !_____[]_____!___________________________________!_____  

 
Looking at the front, the left section was the dingy mortar covered cinder block wall bar. That’s why it’s brown colored in the painting. The bar was only about 3’ further out from the cooking area. It looked just like the area of foundation that is visible between the ground and the bottom of the house of so many homes. Unlike my attempt at a MS Word drawing the bar was square and not rectangular and there was a door in the center with one window on either side of it.
 
The right ¾ of the building was the cooking/serving area and was constructed of wood. Each of the the 3 wide openings could accommodate 6 or 7 adults standing side by side. The bottoms of the openings (Counter) were around 3.5’ above the concrete sidewalk. Those wide openings were covered by hinged panels of painted plywood that when open were latched to the ceiling of the overhang.
 
There were at least 20’ of grills in the front, 20’ of grills on the end, and 20’ of grills in the rear. All of them were flat steel grills. At any given time there would be 50 hot dogs in various states of doneness slowly grilling and being either flipped up to 10 at a time using long tongs, or turned (rolled) by the cooks/servers. When they were busy there were probably a few hundred dogs on the grills
 
The roof overhung the 7’ or 8’ deep concrete sidewalk that ringed the open-air cooking/serving area. By open air I mean that when you stood at any of the wide openings in the front, right end, or rear you could see through the building, there were no windows or screens. The painting shows the upper façade where the painted words and pictures of hot dogs and hamburgers were located vertically even with the lower exterior of the cooking/serving area. Those sections were temporary and were removed when warmer weather arrived.
 
This photo is from 1947 and shows Walt’s at the lower center, the intersection of St. George and Stiles St at the top and the trailer park at the lower left.




This is Walt’s and O’Keefe’s Miniature Golf at it’s original location in 1963:



This is Walt’s and O’Keefe’s Miniature Golf in 1966 after O’Keefe’s moved closer to Walt’s:



This is Walt's in 1957. You can tell by the building shadows that its mid morning:



I have a lot more photos that show the development in that area from 1931 to 2006. You can get these for yourselves by going to: http://www.historicaerials.com/default.aspx

They sold the property and the first Pathmark in the area replaced it. The miniature golf course became parking lot and the driving range turned industrial. A very small Walt’s that had one of the original signs was built on the other side of the street near the White Diamond that was further down St. George toward Elizabeth in one of the used car lots on the Linden side of St George. I went there a couple of times but since there was only on street parking and the very small building was located at the rear of the lot, it was inconvenient. I believe it closed in less than a year.
 
At that time the White Diamond was located on the Cranford/Roselle side of St. George and was surrounded by a huge dirt parking lot. It was subsequently moved to the other side of the street to a smaller property.
 
When they were closing the original Walt’s I bought a dozen small beer glasses for a buck.
 
That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.
 
The existing former location of Walt's can be viewed at the earlier post. Walt's was near the street in the large parking lot in the center of that satellite photo and the existing building is where the raised berm on which the golf tees for the golf driving range were located. O’Keefe’s Miniature Golf was located at the lower left of the parking lot.
 
A funny thing about that painting/card is that my first car was a Chevy Orange ’57 Chevy Sport Coupe and I probably parked at or near that spot on many occasions before I got drafted in “68. Except for the wheels it looked just like this:
 
http://www.allposters.com/gallery.asp?aid=1027123476&apnum=3490719&DestType=7
 
 






post edited by Food_Fan - 2009/02/16 19:47:23
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/11 05:46:58 (permalink)
Food Fan,
 
Thanks for the post. I've heard a lot about Walt's although I've never been there. They used an all beef natural casing frank from Haydu (of Newark) that was considered very good. It was prepared on a griddle. I have one of those post cards. Someone gave one to me that was sent to them.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/11 08:15:38 (permalink)
Food Fan, thanks for the write up about Walt's. I enjoyed it. And thanks for that aerial link, I've been looking at some of the neighborhoods I've lived in, here and in NY.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2009/02/11 13:35:47 (permalink)
Thanks for the lists. I see a few that I don't have in my database. I was happy to to see that the carts were listed also. I'll list and remove them when brought to my attention. I have 154 listed for NJ.
 
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