11th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour - Sept 13th , 2014 - past trip reports

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/6/07 11:50 AM
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I would like to go on the Sept. 15 hot dog tour

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/6/07 12:38 PM
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Dave , Got you down for one .please send to above post .
Also
Harriet 1954 3
Akavar 2
John Hughes
Dave Easton
Dave Powell
D Puro
D Puro
Mr Phil for 4
Jason Blatt
Seafarer John and Gail
All added to the list .
Send in check or money order to above address thanks everyone .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/6/07 9:37 PM
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The itinerary for the 4th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour is set. It's hard to decide which places to include. There are so many excellent hot dog establishments in Jersey and everyone has their favorites. We try to add new ones, but still keep some of the popular stops from previous trips. This year's Tour will have 6 stops. I feel this is a good number. To add more will only invite "hot dog fatigue". And one of the stops offers at least 4 different types of dogs, all top quality. I would suggest trying more than one dog at this stop (Jimmy Buff's) or at least sampling more than one. Sharing is encouraged.

The hot dog restaurants, in no paticular order, are as follows:

1) Galloping Hill Inn, Union. This is the only stop that will have been included all 4 Tours. One reason is that it is an excellent place for us to meet. Less than a mile off the Parkway and with a big parking lot. They also serve a delicious beef and pork dog on a unique bun. One of the best dogs in Jersey. Only the Hot Grill in Clifton sells more dogs in the course of a day, and they are open until 1 AM.

2) Jimmy Buff's, East Hanover. Jimmy Buff's is the originator of the Italian Hot Dog sandwich. Also known as the Newark Style Dog. This sandwich is unique to N.J. and includes 2 fried beef dogs (or one dog for a single) stuffed in Italian Pizza Bread and topped with sauteed onions, peppers, and potatoes. Jimmy Buff's also serves the same natural casing footlong dog that Syd's did. As most of you know, Syd's is gone. They were perhaps the most popular stop on previous tours. They got more votes last year than any other place for best dog. Buff's is the only place I know of where you can get the Syd's dog. At Syd's, it was boiled, then grilled. You can get it like that at Buffs, but if you don't specify how you want it prepared, it comes sauteed in oil in a tilted pan (where the Italian Hot Dogs are prepared) and then finished off on a charcoal grill. If I had to pick one dog as a favorite, this would be it. Buff's also serves a top quality Schickhaus beef and pork dog that is prepared on a griddle and then moved to the charcoal grill. Those who like the Galloping Hill Inn dog will like this. The other dog available here is a natural casing 8 to a lb dog that is sauteed in oil. Those of you who like the taste of the dogs at Amazing Hot Dog will love either the 8 to a lb or 5 to a lb. Same recipe dog fried, but here the dogs are thinner and sufficiently fried. At Amazing they are often undercooked. Jimmy Buff's also has a unique and tasty chili which is excellent on their dogs. It is meaty, slightly sweet and peppery. Past Tour attendee Leo Fontanella describes this chili as bolognese style.

I am really excited about the addition of this particular Jimmy Buff's (there are 4 in all). They are one of the few hot dog establishments that attempts to do more than one type of dog and does all of them well. They serve a top notch Italian Hot Dog, a footlong dog that in my opinion surpasses Syd's, a fried dog that is better than Amazing Hot Dog, and a grilled beef and pork dog that is better than Max's and rivals the Galloping Hill Inn's and the cart at Karl Ehmer's.

3) Papaya King, Clifton. This Papaya King is the first in Jersey. Opened in January, they serve the same spicy, all beef natural casing dogs as they do in New York. The owner, Matt Visconti, is always there to insure consistency. To many people, Papaya King serves the quintessential New York Hot Dog. It is prepared on a griddle. Well done, but still retaining it's juices, this is one of my 3 favorite all beef dogs. Depending on your spice preference, you might prefer this dog to the others. Julia Child considered this the best hot dog on the planet.

4) Libby's Lunch, Paterson. Libby's has been around since 1937 serving North Jersey, or "Hot" Texas Weiners. There is debate as to when and where this type of hot dog originated, but many people point to Paterson. Libby's is the oldest surviving Texas Weiner joint in Paterson. It is a deep fried, beef and pork dog topped with mustard, chili, and onions. The chili, or chili sauce, is thin and contains spices such as cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Similar to the chili from the Hot Grill, which we visited in 2005. Those of you who like the dogs at Rutt's Hut (which will not be on the tour this year) will like these, as they are the same Thumann's deep fry dogs. This place is near the Falls. We will take a walk across the street and take in the magnificent view.

5) Manny's Texas Weiner's, Linden. An old, yet new place. Manny's in Union was included in 2 previous tours. Business was so good that they opened a second location in Linden where the old Father & Son Luncheonette was located. Manny's serves a Texas Weiner that is in a dfferent style than Libbys. Whereas the dog is deep fried and has a thin chili sauce ("Hot" or North Jersey style) the dog at Manny's is in the Plainfield style, which features a grilled beef and pork frank (Grote & Weigel) and a thicker chili sauce. This type of dog is similar to what many people call a Coney. It is also similar to a lot of the Greek owned hot dog stands in the Hudson Valley where a good number of hot dog lovers come from and participate in these tours. Manny's now serves a beef dog in addition to the beef/pork G&W frank.

6) Father & Son Lucheonette, Linden. Father & Son was a stop on the 2005 tour. They lost their lease later in the year and have been closed until recently. They opened up a few minutes away from their old location (now Manny's) where J's Beef used to be. J's Beef served Chicago style hot dogs. They were to be on last year's itinerary, but had to cancel when the owner's father passed away a week before the Tour. J's is looking for a new location. Father & Son moved into their old one. A much smaller place than the original, but still serving the same fine dogs. F&S grills a natural casing all beef dog (Grote & Weigel) but they are famous for their hot and spicy chili. A big hit on the 05 Tour, people bought pints and quarts to take home.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 08/7/07 10:11 AM
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this tour is going to be tough - every place sounds appetizing!

If I can get enough orders, I can get shirts from the same place we have used before, for $14 including shipping...plus sizes and different styles are a little more. I would put the cost up myself, for delivery at Galloping Hill Inn - as long as everybody promises to pay! I need at least 12 shirt orders for this to happen, so everybody let me know their preference! I would probably need the entire order by 5th of September or so...

Anyone who has gotten these shirts before, can testify as to their quality and durability.

I should have a preliminary design up very soon....

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 08/8/07 12:59 AM
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I'm in...mais certainement. Stop. Cannes, Indy, Monte Carlo, Pebble Beach, Saratoga...and now the most important of social events...the official kickoff of the Frankfurter season: The 4th Annual N.J. Hot Dog Tour. Stop.

Am wiring my bankers in Brussels to forward necessary funds to me. Stop. Will then mail bank draft. Stop.
The Bear

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 08/9/07 11:40 PM
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The tour shirt is done! heres the link: http://www.zazzle.com/product/235105430550021648


If you are wanting one (or a hundred!),PLEASE contact me or Benzee first - we are trying to get a bulk order in to save everyone $$$ - if we can get an order of at least 12, we can get at least 10% off, with big time shipping savings!

Basic t-shirt is $13 + 1.50 shipping

3x is + $5

If enough people order, I will do the order for everyone, with payment due at Galloping Hill Inn

other styles are available at similar discounts....enjoy!

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/13/07 1:09 PM
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Hello all ,
I just spent five days in the hospital undergoing gallbladder surgery .
Gallbladder removed along with those pesky gallstones .
Will be recuperating at home for a few weeks.

Excellent shirts Coney Lou . You have my order already .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/13/07 5:20 PM
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Hi Benzee,
Hope you recover quickly. Get well soon.

DPuro329

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/13/07 5:54 PM
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Benzee,
Have a good recuperation and get well soon.
The Bear

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/13/07 7:52 PM
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Benzee,
Get well and rest up! Save room for some hot dogs on the 15th!
John

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/13/07 10:21 PM
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Benzee: Sorry to learn of your gallbladder problem. Hope it wont interfere with your love of hamburgers and hotdogs. Take it easy and have a successful recovery.

Cheers, John

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 08/16/07 2:58 PM
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Hello all ,
I will be recuperating at home for at least another week and have started to get the checks coming in for the tour .
The following are paid

Benzee
Coney Island Lou
John Fox
Uncle Buck of WTBQ 1110am
D Puro 2 pd
Dave Howell
Todd Bovino
Mike Refinski
Leo Fontanella
Screenbear

Also on list not paid yet
Jason Blatt
Mr Phil 4
Signman
John Hughes
Harriet 1954 3
Seafarer John and Gail
Akavar 2
Hot Dog King
Danny Botz 2

28 on list so far .
Please pay by Sept 1st .
After Sept 1 st names of those not paid will be removed unless I've talked to parties and arrangements made

Thanks Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 08/18/07 4:25 PM
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Hello all.
Screenbear got your check today .
All set to go , thanks

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sun, 08/19/07 9:35 PM
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put me down for two

Bill M
Linda K

the check will be in the mail on Monday.

Looking forward to a great tour.

Bill

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/20/07 8:48 AM
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Check'll be in tomorrow's mail, but only for one - so you can open up two more spots.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/20/07 10:29 AM
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Hello all ,

Harriet down to one and add Bill M and Linda K , still at 28 .
Got you down .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 08/20/07 4:19 PM
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Originally posted by Benzee

Hello all ,

Harriet down to one and add Bill M and Linda K , still at 28 .
Got you down .

Benzee

hi Benzee,
Make that 29!!
I think I'll call out from work ; it's worth it for all this good comraderie! To see you and John Fox again, etc, plus I'll finally get to meet Harriet!

Let me know where I should send the check to... and for how much

c-ya soon,
ellen


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 08/22/07 10:22 AM
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Hi all ,

We have added to more from a past tour Tom and Eilleen DeHaven will be joining us .
Up to 31 now

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 08/22/07 5:18 PM
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We are back from the land of St. Isaac Jogues, Rogers’ Rangers, and million $$$ horses i.e. Lake George and Saratoga.
While there we ate a few dogs and wursts from the fantastic Oscar’s of Warrensburg, NY!
Site ---------http://www.oscarssmokedmeats.com/index.htm

Benzee, sorry to hear about your g/bladder problem. Hope your diet is not too severe. Take care, Get well!!

Great itinerary, John Fox! I’m not yet sure if we'll be able to attend. Hope to know very soon.

Bill

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 08/22/07 9:25 PM
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Is there still room on this bus?
I'm more than ready to go.
Just want to make sure there's room before I send the $$$.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 08/23/07 10:19 AM
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Hi Bad Dog ,
Welcomwe aboard .
Send in the money , we still have room .

Welcome home brooklyn bill , hit any daily doubles ??

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 08/24/07 8:49 AM
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The check is in the mail!
My stomach's rumbling already!

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 08/24/07 10:22 AM
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Hello all ,

Harriet 1954 , got your check all set .
Welcome aboard Bad Dog !!
Hope you can make it Brroklyn Bill .
Great intinerary I think again.
Tour shirts will be ordered from Coney Island Lou . Email him if interested . He gets a discount for 12 or more ordered and I think he has 9 or 10 already .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 08/24/07 12:35 PM
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Benzee: The check is in the mail for Gail and me.

Cheers, John

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 08/25/07 10:24 AM
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Hello all ,
Seafarer John got you down for two
Brooklyn Bill got your email , glad you can make it , down for two .
CI Lou is collecting for anyone that needs a tour shirt .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 08/25/07 11:22 AM
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Benzee,
My check will be in the mail on Monday. Would like to add my bro-in-law.
Thanks, John Hughes

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 08/25/07 5:48 PM
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John ,
I will add another for you .Got you now down for two
Thanks

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 08/28/07 5:52 PM
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Hey Brooklyn Bill,

Payment received for two . Thanks .Seafarer John got yours also .
Recent payments also include
Natalie Pisarcik for two
Bill M for two also
Doug " Bad Dog " Chuka
We are up to 35 on the list .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 08/29/07 9:05 AM
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Here is the updated list of attendees .

The following are paid
Benzee
John Fox
Coney Island Lou
Uncle Buck
Screenbear
Seafarer John and Gail
Brooklyn Bill and Ginny
Ellen 4641
D Puro (2)
harriet 1954
Dave Howell
Kenneth McCrory
Todd Bovino
Mike Refinski
Leo Fontanella
Tom and Eileen DeHaven
William Meixner (2)
Doug " Bad Dog" Chuka
Natalie Pisarcik (2)
John Hughes (2)
27 paid in full .

Also on list not paid
Hot Dog King
Danny Botz (2)
Signman
Jason Blatt

We had a few that cannot make it . Akavar had two seats reserved and Mr Phil had four .
We are at 32 , and can go up to 40 .
Let me know if you are interested in coming by email or post on here .
Coney Island Lou is collecting for the Tour Shirts that look great !! The more orders he gets the lower the price goes!!
Listen to my radio show on Friday as we will be talking about the tour
Prime Time on Fridays 1230 - 3 pm on www.wtbq.com

Benzee


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 08/29/07 2:05 PM
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Benzee, look for the e-mail I sent you.

MikeS.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Wed, 08/29/07 6:35 PM
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Mike S ,

Got the email and sent it back to you
John Hughes check received all paid for two

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 08/30/07 6:39 AM
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Benzee

Put me down for two. just sent you a $40.00 check. hopefully you'll receive it by Saturday. Sorry for the late notice.


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 08/30/07 9:43 AM
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Hello all ,
Brookquarry I will put you down for two .
We have 27 paid as of Thurs morning 8/30

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Thu, 08/30/07 3:17 PM
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Benzee: Where and at what time are we meeting the bus for those of us getting on before Galloping Hill Inn?

Cheers, John

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 08/31/07 9:12 AM
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Hello all ,

We seem to be a sticky on the board . Thanks to the administrator .
The next few weeks will be buzzing with the tour so this is much appreciated .

For those getting on in Orange County NY , we will be picking up at the same location as past years , at the Harriman MTA Train Commuter lot of of Rt. 17 m . Time is 1000 am

For those north of NYC we usually have six to ten of us hop on there . It is convienently a few miles off of Rt. 87 (NYS Thruway at Harriman / Woodbury Commons / Monroe ) exit .

We will then travel to Galloping Hill Inn off of exit #138 of the Garden St. Pkwy to pick up the rest of the group and start the tour.


Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Fri, 08/31/07 5:32 PM
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I've never driven up that way by myself, and I'd like to know when the best time is to get to Galloping Hill. I won't get lost - just afraid of traffic. How long does the bus sit, usually, before it takes off?

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 09/1/07 11:03 AM
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Harriet ,

The bus will probably arrive at GHI around 1115 to 1130am . Many of the group arrive there at 1100am and enjoy the atmosphere and camraderie of fellow hot dog lovers.
Bus will be leaving GHI at high Noon or soonafter. That will give everyone sometime to enjoy the dogs , meet some old and new friends and discuss the tour.
So get to GHI anytime between 1100and Noon and you will be among friends and ready to go .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 09/1/07 9:12 PM
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Harriet,

Don't worry about traffic. You will be coming north on the Parkway; everyone else is heading south to the Jersey Shore. It's very easy. Go north, get off exit 138, turn right, and the Galloping Hill Inn will be about a half mile on your left.

I've been on vacation and away this past week, which is why I haven't been posting. And my computer has been giving me problems, so I have to go to the library at times. I would say to give yourself about an hour and a half or so to get to the GHI.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sun, 09/2/07 8:59 AM
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That's not too bad. Thanks, you guys. Now my personal challenge is getting the digital camera I want before then without breaking the bank. My camera is just no good anymore.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sun, 09/2/07 1:19 PM
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Benzee,

If there are still seats available for the tour, I'd be interesting in driving up from Maryland for it with one or two people, and maybe even creating a photodocumentary of the experience, which I could then host on my webpage: http://www.pha.jhu.edu/~mspecian/links/crazylinks/cpr.htm . John mentioned the tour to me months ago, but I just checked up on it now, so my apologies for missing the September 1st deadline.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sun, 09/2/07 11:19 PM
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Hello all ,

mspecian ,
John had mentioned to me a few that were interested and we still have seats so you are in if you want.
We have room for about 6 more on the bus . Just let me know for sure and send in the payment .
You are welcome to do a photodocumentary of the tour if you like . It would be much appreciated.
Brookquary , Got your check yesterday and yuo are good to go .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 09/3/07 2:24 AM
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Benzee,
You mentioned a clerical error a few weeks back. Are we still getting a school bus? or a luxury coach?

Dave

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 09/3/07 10:49 AM
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<<It's very easy. Go north, get off exit 138, turn right, and the Galloping Hill Inn will be about a half mile on your left.>>

The first hour and a half are easy, it's those last 15 seconds at that nightmare 49-way intersection where GHI is located that's a problem...

John, Benzee, guys, gals: Sorry I'm not going to make the tour again this year. I have to be in Bethlehm PA that day for an offsite disaster recovery test (I work in NY) of our critical computer data. The last test, about 2 years ago, was, well, a disaster.

It was great meeting a few of you at the upstate mini tour a couple of months ago, I'm sorry I won't be able to meet the Big Group.

I do plan a stop at Charlies Pool Room late in the day on my way home, I'll be thinking of you. ---Ken



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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 09/3/07 3:20 PM
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Hello all ,
DPuro as of now we are still with an aircond. school bus . I may not know up until a few days before if a motorcoach becomes available.

Ken8038 , sorry you cannot join us this year but at least you will visit Charlies pool room on the way home .

Coney Island Lou needs a few more orders on the shirts to get us all the group rate .Please email him by Wed. if you are interested.

And by the way , my recovery from gallbladder surgery is doing well , back to work on limited duty for two weeks and will be at full strength just in time for the tour.

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/4/07 11:50 AM
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Hello all,
Signman has ordered another seat for the bus .
John Fox has reserved two more for friends at work .
I will work up the updated list tonite for all .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/4/07 4:00 PM
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4th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour
Updated Attendance List Sept 4th

The following are all paid

Benzee
John Fox ( 3)
Coney Island Lou
Screenbear
Seafarer John
Gail
Brooklyn Bill
Ginny
Brookquarry (2)
DPuro (2)
Ellen4641
William Meixner (2)
Doug "Bad Dog " Chuka
John Hughes (2)
harriet1954
Dave Howell
Kenneth McCrory
Todd Bovino
Mike Refinski
Leo Fontanella
Tom DeHaven
Eilleen DeHaven
Natalie Pisarcik (2)
Signman (2)
mspecian (2)
34 paid

Reserved and awaiting payment
Mike S

??????
Hot Dog King
Jason Blatt
Danny Botz (2)


I have not been contacted by the first three on the ?????? list for over a month and have sent emails .
We have 40 on this list and will now start a waiting list .
If by tommorrow night (Wed) I have not heard from these four anyone on the waiting list will be contacted to see if they are interested.

Any errors or questions feel free t email me .
CI Lou needs and shirt orders by Tommorrow

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/4/07 10:09 PM
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Hello all,

Heard from mspecian who will be sending payment out tommorrow for two . Thank you .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 09/8/07 6:19 PM
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Hello all ,

Payment received from Signman and MSpecian for two each . Thank you .
That puts as at 34 paid as Uncle Buck will have to bow out of the trip.
He recently had shoulder surgery and his arm is in a sling and as per doctors orders he cannot attend.
Awaiting payment on Mike S for one that will put us at 35 .
I have not heard from Jason Blatt, Hot Dog King or Danny Botz therefore those seats are now open if anyone else is interested in attending .

We now have 5 seats left .

We will also have some refreshments onboard .Soda and water .
Anyone who ordered a shirt can pay Coney Island Lou day of the tour .

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Sat, 09/8/07 10:03 PM
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Hello all ,

The order of the stops will be as follows

Galloping Hill Inn
Jimmy Buffs
Libbys Lunch
Papaya King
Mannys
Father and Son

Benzee

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 09/10/07 11:14 AM
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There's a 99% chance my daughter can make it. Is it possible to give you $20 on the bus?? If not, I understand. I'd hate to send a check and she can't make it at the last minute.

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 09/10/07 12:07 PM
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Originally posted by Benzee

Hello all ,
DPuro as of now we are still with an aircond. school bus . I may not know up until a few days before if a motorcoach becomes available.

Ken8038 , sorry you cannot join us this year but at least you will visit Charlies pool room on the way home .

Coney Island Lou needs a few more orders on the shirts to get us all the group rate .Please email him by Wed. if you are interested.

And by the way , my recovery from gallbladder surgery is doing well , back to work on limited duty for two weeks and will be at full strength just in time for the tour.

Benzee


Benzee,

I have been quietly and vicariously reading this thread, and am envious of all of you who will be able to make this tour.

I am originally from NJ, got my RN at Lenox Hill in NYC, worked in White plains, married, and hubby served a tour at West Point. I worked at Falkirk Hospital (psych., and no longer there) in Central Valley, NY.

So I know the area well. I would love to go on the hot dog tour, but it is a long commute from Sacramento, and alas, I am not able to get the time off.

I hope all who attend, have a great time, and lots of pictures are taken. I am so envious.

Anyway, my point was meant to say, I am so glad you are healing well from your surgery. It is not an easy one, and I wish you continued healing and strength.

From the sidelines, and eager to hear how the tour goes. PLEASE, everyone, send your pics and comments for those like me, who cannot make this tour. It will mean a lot.

MG (I grew up near Flemington, in Hunterdon Co.)

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 09/10/07 5:59 PM
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Hi Morningglory ,

I live about three miles from the old Fallkirk hospital in Highland Mills.
We will make sure many pictures are taken .

Harriet 1954,
I will put you down for a second ticket and you can pay at the bus .

Jason Blatt contacted me and he is back down for one .

Looks like we are at 37 , three more seats left folks

Benzee


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Mon, 09/10/07 9:23 PM
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Benzee,
I remember on last years tour, someone bought a few 6 packs of beer for the adult tour members to enjoy. Would this be allowed again or something frowned upon?

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/11/07 3:07 AM
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Hi Morningglory
We will make sure many pictures will be taken

Benzee



hi morning glory!
you'll be with us in spirit! In fact, I'll even eat a hot dog in your honor...! (I'll make it the Jimmy Buff's Italian Hot Dog, okay?!?)

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/11/07 3:10 AM
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Benzee,
I remember on last years tour, someone bought a few 6 packs of beer for the adult tour members to enjoy. Would this be allowed again or something frowned upon?

DPuro329

I'm suddenly way in the mood for an ice cold beer on the bus (to wash down those dogs!)

So what do you think, Benzee?!? Is it okay? Pretty please?
Figure I could bring a few 6 packs, and perhaps make some new friends real quick. (LOL)

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/11/07 3:17 AM
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Originally posted by harriet1954

There's a 99% chance my daughter can make it. Is it possible to give you $20 on the bus?? If not, I understand. I'd hate to send a check and she can't make it at the last minute.

hey, Harriet, now I can say I'm looking forward to meeting you AND your daughter! (even if it does probably mean losing my "bus mate") (LOL)

Don't worry about traffic going that way on Sat. morning....
If it's a perfect "Indian Summer" day, most of the traffic in NJ will be heading south on the Garden State Parkway, (folks heading down to the beach and/or boardwalks for final summer flings)

And it's good that you will have Shayna with you for some nice company for the car ride. (and perhaps she can work on perfecting her driving skills, as well...)

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/11/07 5:31 AM
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Hello all ,
You are welcome to bring your own adult refreshments if you like .
Talked to Danny Botz who cannot make it .
Looks like we are at 37 and holding

Benzee


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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/11/07 6:16 AM
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Originally posted by Benzee

Hello all ,

The order of the stops will be as follows

Galloping Hill Inn
Jimmy Buffs
Libbys Lunch
Papaya King
Mannys
Father and Son

Benzee


Papaya King will be before Libby's. Nothing goes better with a hot dog than beer!

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/11/07 7:04 AM
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Hi All,
I really wanted to post this last night but just wanted to check first. I work for a beer distributor and might be able to get some free beer. I'd have to get an entire case as we are wholesalers. Whats the consensious among the tour goers? Domestic? Light? Import? Craft/Micro? Or should I decide?

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RE: Jersey Hot Dog Tours and Mini Meets - Tue, 09/11/07 7:11 AM
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definately craft, if available. why not try for a variety pack

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