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 Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006

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Benzee

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Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Mon, 08/21/06 7:03 PM (permalink)
Hello all ,

On Monday the 14th of August Coney Island Lou joined our group of Horse racing fans from the local K of C to visit the Saratoga Racetrack and enjoy a day of gambling , and as I found out some decent eating .

The day was beuatiful with a slighly overcast sky , the temperature topping off at about 80 in the sun .

Great racing and a few longshots made winners of many in our group of 42 . A trifecta was hit and a few daily doubles , so the trip back was jovial to say the least.

What Coney Island Lou and I found was a good Nathans Hot Dog eatery below the grandstands . Reminded me of the original taste found on Surf Ave in Brooklyn . Many of these fast food Nathans in malls and Rest stops just do not cut it , but I thought this one was a find , and the dogs were great .
Perhaps I enjoyed them a little more than Lou , he thought they were ok , but I have experienced many a under performing Nathans dog recently around the Northeast . I was presently surprised . I decided to stay with two plain and they were tasty .

I will certainly look to stop by the eatery next time I'm at Saratoga for the races . *** 1/2 out of 4 stars.

Benzee
 
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    ConeyIslandLou

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    • Location: Middletown, NY
    RE: Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Mon, 08/21/06 8:05 PM (permalink)
    My take on it was that the dog was GREAT..but the fries were oh so disappointing - instead of the classic Nathan's fresh hand cut fries, it was obvious these were just frozen crinkle cuts just like you would find at the local Shop Rite..if not worse!

    so the dog was ****, but the fries degrade the overall experience to ***


    dont forget, space is filling fast for the Third Annual New Jersey Dog Run September 16 its $20 for the bus, so contact Benzee ASAP..and remember that the 'official' Dog Run shirt is available at

    Twww.zazzle.com - do a search for 'hot dog', and it is one of the very first results!

    All of the past shirts are also available at: www.zazzle.com/exapno too!



    the front of the shirt!
     
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      waltpiii

      RE: Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Tue, 08/22/06 7:31 PM (permalink)
      On Friday, I am off to Saratoga. I will check out the Nathan's but my family insists that we stop at Hot Dog Charlie's in Cohoes on the way home.

      Walt
       
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        Benzee

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        RE: Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Wed, 08/23/06 10:05 AM (permalink)
        Hey Walt ,
        Will you be joining us for the Hot Dog Tour ?
        It is a long day of racing , two dogs during the day should not spoil your enjoyment in Cohoes after the races.
        Let us know how the place is when you get back .

        Once again CI Lou does a great job with the shirts !!!

        Benzee
         
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          waltpiii

          RE: Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Wed, 08/23/06 12:56 PM (permalink)
          When is the tour?

          Where is the forum thread?

          Walt
           
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            LindaW

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            • Location: Watervliet, NY
            RE: Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Thu, 08/24/06 9:31 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by waltpiii

            On Friday, I am off to Saratoga. I will check out the Nathan's but my family insists that we stop at Hot Dog Charlie's in Cohoes on the way home.

            Walt


            Walt...better than Hot Dog Charlie's is Gus's Hot Dogs in Watervliet....on 25th St....both are close to my house..enjoy and have fun at the track tmrw...
             
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              waltpiii

              RE: Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Thu, 08/24/06 2:28 PM (permalink)
              Last Year we did a taste test between Gus's and Charlie's. My family selected Charlie's as the best.

              Walt
               
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                Benzee

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                RE: Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Fri, 08/25/06 3:40 AM (permalink)
                Walt and all ,

                The 3rd Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour is Sat. sept 16th

                There is a thread under Miscellaneous Foods section .
                All needed details are on that page .

                Benzee
                 
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                  Benzee

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                  RE: Saratoga Trip 8/13/07 and Trip report from 2006 Sun, 07/1/07 8:11 PM (permalink)
                  Hello all ,

                  The Monroe NY Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring our 2nd Annual Bus Trip to Saratoga Race Track on Mon. Aug . 13th , 2007
                  Tickets are $40 per person and includes cont. breakfast , reserved seat admission , refreshments and R/T Deluxe Motorcoach .
                  Seats are available

                  Also 4th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour is Sat. Sept 15th , 2007 .
                  Interest in either let me know

                  Benzee
                   
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