Originally posted by seafarer john
Just dont leave out Galloping Hill - the best hot dog on the best roll in all of Jersey.
On our first tour, the vote was split between Syd's and the Galloping Hill Inn for favorite dog. Both different styles; Syd's a spicy Jewish or kosher style all beef dog, Galloping Hill Inn a German style pork and beef dog. I would say that the dog at the Galloping Hill Inn is the best or one of the three best of it's type. And you can't get this brand of dog anywhere else but the distributor. Two other dogs that I would rate with this one are the dog at Karl Ehmer's (which is served at a cart, but too far from the other stops) and the quarter pounder at Jimmy Buffs. It will be interesting to see how the Jimmy Buffs dog compares with the Galloping Hill dog in the opinions of those who prefer this style. I'm all for leaving the Galloping Hill's dog in. I personally prefer it to the deep fried dogs.
"I agree with John to leave out Tommys and Jerrys and also Amazing Hot Dogs as long as other new stops have similar and equal tasting dogs."
Jimmy Buff's serves the same dog as Jerry's (8 to a lb Best natural casing) dirty water style. I have yet to sample this one at Jimmy Buffs. For those who are looking forward to sampling an Italian Hot Dog on this trip, this Jimmy Buffs location serves one that compares favorably to Tommy's. In fact, these 2 are the 2 best in the state, with Attilio's Kitchen just behind in my opinion. I've been eating at Jimmy Buffs a lot on Tuesday (Fat Tuesday; half price for I-dogs) and Tommy's on Sunday. More and more I'm enjoying Jimmy Buffs. A little less greasy, better bread and peppers. The potatoes seem fresher, while Tommy's has more oil on theirs.
Syd's is gone, but those who loved their dog can get it at Jimmy Buffs. You can ask for it prepared the same way as Syd's (boiled, then grilled) or say nothing and get it sauteed in oil then charbroiled. This is how I like it. If you like the fried dog at Amazing, you can get the same brand dog sauteed in oil. Just ask for it to be prepared this way. And while Jimmy Buffs doesn't have the wide variety of toppings like Amazing, they do have a chili that is unique and a perfect companion to this dog.
We have 4 stops already. I'd like to add 1 or 2 more. Maybe 3 if the majority insist. Remember, at Jimmy Buffs you can get 5 types of dogs (Italian, Syds, Jerry's, Max's, Amazing) that are as good or better than where they are served elsewhere, so you can sample or share more than one different dog.
I'm kind of leaning towards including Rutt's, as their dog is unique with that relish and popular, though many dislike it. But if we do include it, I will go first and speak with the owners.
We have 4 (maybe 5 with Rutts). Let's have some imput on another stop or 2. I think it's fair to go with what the majority wants.
I'd also like to hit out of the way places like Charlies Pool Room, Toby's Cup, and Karl Ehmers. But this would be better if done in smaller groups carpooling. For me, it's unfortunate that I work Saturdays. Maybe we can consider a future trip (in a smaller group) to Tommy's, Jerry's, and nearby places that are open on Sunday.
Let's have your feedback. I'm looking forward to having a great tour.