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Risasmom

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 01/17/09 8:28 AM (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.
 
    Foodbme

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    RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 01/17/09 5:34 PM (permalink)
    Risasmom


    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!
     
      ken8038

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      RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 01/25/09 10:23 AM (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.
       
        John Fox

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        RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 01/25/09 10:51 AM (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.
         
          ken8038

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          RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 01/25/09 9:11 PM (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. 
           
            TnGuy

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            RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 01/26/09 8:13 AM (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?


            TnGuy 
             
              John Fox

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              RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 01/26/09 8:51 PM (permalink)
              No, it hasn't. And in an e-mail to one of the administraters, I was told that it won't. Too bad.
               
                DPuro329

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                RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Tue, 01/27/09 9:31 PM (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?
                Thanks
                Dave
                 
                  Bossa Nova

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                  RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 01/28/09 8:29 PM (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.
                   
                    DPuro329

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                    RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Thu, 01/29/09 6:14 PM (permalink)
                    A gas grill meaning char broiler or flattop/griddle?

                    Dave
                     
                      Bossa Nova

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                      RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Thu, 01/29/09 9:19 PM (permalink)
                      char broiler
                       
                        Food_Fan

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                        RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Tue, 02/3/09 5:16 PM (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..




                         
                          foobuc

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                          RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 02/4/09 7:49 PM (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
                           
                            leethebard

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                            RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 02/4/09 8:24 PM (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!!!
                             
                              Food_Fan

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                              RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 02/4/09 10:08 PM (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?

                               
                                ken8038

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                                RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Fri, 02/6/09 1:06 PM (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.

                                 
                                  ken8038

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                                  RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Fri, 02/6/09 10:08 PM (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
                                   
                                    DPuro329

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                                    RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 02/7/09 1:06 AM (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
                                     
                                      John Fox

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                                      RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 02/7/09 6:01 AM (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.
                                       
                                        mrkag

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                                        RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 02/8/09 7:02 AM (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....
                                         
                                          mrkag

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                                          RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 02/8/09 7:05 AM (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.
                                           
                                            DPuro329

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                                            RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 02/8/09 10:21 AM (permalink)
                                            Mrkag,
                                            How does one find out about your spring tour?

                                            Dave
                                             
                                              mrkag

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                                              RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 02/8/09 12:28 PM (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.                
                                                               Mr Kag
                                               
                                                Food_Fan

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                                                RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 02/9/09 4:40 PM (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. 
                                                 
                                                 
                                                  foobuc

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                                                  RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Tue, 02/10/09 6:58 AM (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.
                                                   
                                                    ken8038

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                                                    RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Tue, 02/10/09 8:38 AM (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.
                                                     
                                                      Food_Fan

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                                                      RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Tue, 02/10/09 8:37 PM (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
                                                       
                                                       






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                                                        John Fox

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                                                        RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 02/11/09 5:46 AM (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.
                                                         
                                                          ken8038

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                                                          RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 02/11/09 8:15 AM (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.
                                                           
                                                            John Sagi

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                                                            RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 02/11/09 1:35 PM (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.
                                                             
                                                            John
                                                             
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