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TnGuy

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 03/4/07 6:44 PM (permalink)
John:

This ex-Jersey patriot thoroughly and completely enjoyed being taken on a vicarious culinary excursion via your original S.W.A.T Team trip - and perhaps even more so with your follow-up discussion here at the forum. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and experiences with us. And I look forward to tasting some of your recommendations on our next trip back up north.


David
 
    umbada

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    RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 03/4/07 10:52 PM (permalink)
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    71) Teddy's, Paterson

    Teddy's is a converted bar that is located in a dingy industrial area. An obscure place that I had never heard of before, and am sure that not too many people know of. We went here based on an e-mail recommending it. The women on the team complained about the dirty restroom and were reluctant to eat here. It has the atmosphere of an old neighborhood bar, which it was in a previous life. As for the dogs, I was glad to discover that Teddy's served something a little different. I was expecting another small dirty water dog. What we got was a natural casing 6 to a lb Sabrett beef dog that was deep fried. And a great deal at $1.50. This seems to be the going rate for a dog half the size. I liked the dog. Sabrett is a tasty dog, and this one was fried long enough. Good and different. I don't remember what the chili tasted like, but my notes said thin, tasty chili. One of the team members called the chili "mushy, bland, baby food chili."


    I practically grew up on Teddy's hot dogs. That's going back 50 years. At one point they sold their chili in the local Grand Union. Teddy's was very popular in Paterson in the 50s and at least into part of the 60s, which is when I moved out of New Jersey.
     
      John Fox

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      RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 03/5/07 8:40 PM (permalink)
      Wow. Are you sure it was the same Teddy's? Paterson, especially going back to the 50's had many hot dog restaurants. This one is a converted bar.
       
        umbada

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        RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 03/7/07 8:33 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by John Fox

        Wow. Are you sure it was the same Teddy's? Paterson, especially going back to the 50's had many hot dog restaurants. This one is a converted bar.


        Maybe not. As a rare contributor to the forum I'm under two handicaps in the form of huge gaps: I live in Canada, away from the scene; and I left New Jersey in the mid-Sixties, so I did not experience what happened in hot dog culture since then. So I mostly listen and learn and look forward to hopping back on the tour bus in September.
         
          Akavar

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          RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 03/12/07 3:53 PM (permalink)
          I stopped at J's Beef for lunch today.

          There was a sign on the door stating that they would be on vacation until early April. I think the date was April 2nd.
           
            John Fox

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            RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Fri, 03/16/07 6:16 AM (permalink)
            J's Beef has been sold. Jack, the owner sold the store at 902 W. St. Georges Ave. in Linden and will be moving to the Seaside Boardwalk. He will have a limited menu that will include the Chicago dog, but with a natural casing dog rather than skinless. The Linden location has been sold to Father & Son. If all goes according to schedule, Father & Son will be in the building to start construction around April 1st. Glad to hear of Father & Son's comeback, but sorry to lose J's Beef. It was the only place to get an authentic Chicago Style Hot Dog. Now we'll have to travel to Seaside.
             
              Akavar

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              RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Fri, 03/16/07 8:10 AM (permalink)
              John -

              Thanks for the update. I look forward to getting a Chicago dog in Seaside when they are open again.
               
                John Fox

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                RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Fri, 03/23/07 10:13 PM (permalink)
                Yesterday I stopped by Yianni's Texas Weiners and Luncheonette in Linden. Located at 243 W. St. Georges Ave. next to Dante Tuxedos. Very easy to miss, so drive slowly. There is parking in the back. They serve a Texas Weiner in the same style as Manny's and the Texas Weiner joints in and around Plainfield. Standard Grote & Weigel griddle frank topped with Texas Weiner sauce. This sauce is very similar to Texas Weiner ll in Greenbrook. The owner of Yianni's also works at and makes the chili at Texas Weiner ll. But although similar, it is not exactly the same. I think the chili at Yianni's is a little more flavorful. Big breakfast and lunch menu including a hot dog omelette. It's called Yianni's hot dog special omelette and has feta cheese & Tomato along with hot dog slices and eggs.

                I also checked out Steve's Hut on Elizabeth Ave. in Linden. Dirty water Sabrett (natural casing 11 to a lb). served barely warm enough. Ok, but not worth going out of your way for. Unless you crave Father & Son chili, which someone said is served here. I forgot to ask.

                My last stop was the Galloping Hill Inn for a dog with just mustard. It was the best of the day.

                 
                  DPuro329

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                  RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Fri, 03/23/07 11:11 PM (permalink)
                  I've stopped by Charlie's Pool Room in Alpha twice in the past 2 weeks. Wow that onion sauce is good. It's definately an interesting place.

                  DPuro329
                   
                    big g in joisey

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                    RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 03/24/07 11:59 AM (permalink)
                    A few days ago I stopped at the Jimmy Buff's location in East Hanover,
                    thought the double italian was good,only wish they would cook the potatoe's a little bit longer,also had 2 of the foot long Best's, thought these were also good,next time I will have to try the Schickhaus.
                     
                      loucrew

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                      RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 03/24/07 8:06 PM (permalink)
                      Just thought I would let everyone know that Joyces Place in Brick seems to have one off to dog heaven. Been by there a lot in the last couple of weeks and it has not been open.
                       
                        DPuro329

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                        RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 03/25/07 11:55 AM (permalink)
                        loucrew,
                        I live in the area and have noticed in the past that Joyces opens later in the season (I think). I could be wrong though.

                        DPuro329
                         
                          foobuc

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                          RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 03/25/07 5:24 PM (permalink)
                          is Joyce's Place the hot dog place on Mantoloking road headed toward Bay Head?
                           
                            DPuro329

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                            RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Fri, 03/30/07 7:33 PM (permalink)
                            joyce's place is on route 88 in brick east of route 70.

                            DPuro329
                             
                              Akavar

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                              RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 03/31/07 11:42 AM (permalink)
                              I stopped at the Casino Restaurant in Trenton the other day. This place is listed on HollyEats as Casino Tony Goes.

                              They serve an interesting variation on the Italian dog. Instead of serving the dog on a half round "pizza" bread, they use a roll. The roll had a nice crust but was not too crispy. It stood up to the dog well.

                              The only complaint I had was that the place smelled horribly of burned grease. Hopefully this is temporary. If you are passing by Trenton at lunch, give this place a try.
                               
                                John Fox

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                                RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 04/1/07 10:43 AM (permalink)
                                It probably was an aberration. Mijo's is close to where I work, and this week I had the Italian Hot Dog twice. Both times excellent. They usually use 6 to a lb dogs which are the largest I've had on an Italian dog. Plenty of potatoes and peppers as well. I omit onions.

                                A place in Elizabeth called Bruno's (formerly named Juniors) also makes a fine non traditional Italian Hot Dog. An eight inch sub roll is filled with 2 Best franks, plenty of peppers (again I get it w/o onions) and flavorful, better than average french fries. Cost is $5.50 Most pizzerias that serve Italian Hot Dogs use the sub or hoagie roll because demand is inconsistent and they don't always know how much pizza bread to order. When demand is slow, the bread goes bad, whereas there is always quick turnaround on the sub/hoagie rolls.

                                Joes Pizzeria in Union is one place that uses the traditional pizza bread. They get it from Carmens bakery, also in Union. Joe's also uses Best dogs and serves plenty of peppers. The potatoes are cut in chunks like Dickiee Dees. This place is a good choice for me when I don't want to travel to Jimmy Buffs or Tommy's.

                                The "Italian Hot Dog" at Casino Tony Goes is not only not an Itaian Hot Dog in the traditional sense, but isn't even similar to the non traditional ones mentioned above. First of all they don't even use beef hot dogs. A spicy beef dog is the only type of dog that goes well with the fried potatoes, peppers, onions, and oils. Which brings me to the second point. The ingredients aren't deep fried or sauteed, but prepared on a griddle. The peppers and potatoes aren't the right size either. They usually put a big piece or 2 of green pepper on the sandwich. Ugh! The potatoes look like some kind of hash that you get at White Diamond. Check out the picture on their website. It doesn't even look appetizing. Those around Trenton will no doubt disagree with me. Many like the sandwich here. But I would not call it an Italian Hot Dog. Not even in the non traditional sense. It is something altogether different.
                                 
                                  Akavar

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                                  RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 04/1/07 4:18 PM (permalink)
                                  Screenbear -

                                  I stopped at Mijo's last summer. I remember it as being a very good dog. Also, the potatoes were crisp which I liked. The traditional Italian dog (Jimmy Buff's West Orange) is way too soft and greasy for my taste. I am not criticizing, just stating a preference.
                                   
                                    Jimmy Buff

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                                    RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 04/1/07 11:01 PM (permalink)
                                    Funny you guys mentioned ventilation, in another post I wast bashed for cooking in a kitchen with excellent ventilation and not cooking out front. I was accused of not being an authentic italian hotdog store because they couldn't see or smell the dogs cooking. I guess your damed if you do and your damed if you don't. Personnally I prefer our new design and I guess the old timers are going to have to adjust. I have too many "suits" in for lunch and they cannot go back to work with that aroma on their clothes.
                                     
                                      Akavar

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                                      RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 04/2/07 7:56 AM (permalink)
                                      Jimmy Buff -

                                      Yes - many times it seems that we are dammned if we do and damned if we don't. I just do what I think is best and let the chips fall where they may. And then learn from my mistakes. Keep up the good work.
                                       
                                        Jimmy Buff

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                                        RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 04/2/07 3:00 PM (permalink)
                                        Akavar,
                                        I read your post about being too greasy and the potatoes being to soft. Please when you order specify that you want your potatoes well done and your sandwich dry. We will be glad to make it any way you want.
                                         
                                          tamandmik

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                                          RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 04/2/07 3:18 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by Jimmy Buff

                                          Funny you guys mentioned ventilation, in another post I wast bashed for cooking in a kitchen with excellent ventilation and not cooking out front. I was accused of not being an authentic italian hotdog store because they couldn't see or smell the dogs cooking. I guess your damed if you do and your damed if you don't. Personnally I prefer our new design and I guess the old timers are going to have to adjust. I have too many "suits" in for lunch and they cannot go back to work with that aroma on their clothes.


                                          Jimmy Buff,

                                          For what it's worth, to this day I crave your hot dogs. Since I moved out of NJ, one of my best food memories was eating your Italian Hot Dogs at your Bloomfield Ave location in Caldwell (now since departed) as well as your original location. I plan on returning on Labor Day weekend, at which point one of my 3 planned food stops will be back at your location. I think you have an excellent product. My .02
                                           
                                            Akavar

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                                            RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 04/2/07 5:37 PM (permalink)
                                            Jimmy Buff -

                                            Thanks for letting me know about the option of the dry sandwich. I have seen some of your earlier posts and was very impressed with your customer service.

                                            You were on my list as my next hot dog place to visit - as soon as I can get away from my new project down here in Flemington. Now that I know that I have an option I will work on getting there even sooner.

                                            Thanks for the help.
                                             
                                              John Fox

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                                              RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 04/11/07 11:54 AM (permalink)
                                              I was at Jimmy Buff's East Hanover location yesterday. Although it's been mentioned here before, it bears repeating that every Tuesday is Fat Tuesday with double Italian Hot Dogs 1/2 price. This is at the West Orange and East Hanover locations. I had an excellent sandwich yesterday. Every ingredient was extraordinary and the bread is easily the best that I've had on an Italian Hot Dog. Delivered fresh every day from a nearby bakery and never frozen.


                                              Jimmy Buff's will be having a Cardboard Cutout Contest at their East Hanover store. Strike a pose eating a Jimmy Buff's hot dog. Pictures will be taken every Sunday and posted on http://www.jimmybuff.com to be viewed and voted on. The winner will have a life size cardboard cutout displayed in the store. The winner will be anounced in July.

                                               
                                                STARTRADER

                                                RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Wed, 04/11/07 12:45 PM (permalink)
                                                John, I agree with your assessments of the hot dog places. Living in North Jersey I have been to most of them and many in CT as well as Coney Island Lunch in Scranton which is my favorite of the two there. Blackie's is more famous for the great relish than the hot dogs in my opinion. My favorites are Rutt's Hut (where the onion rings and fries are great also), The Hot Grille, and for Italian Hot Dogs Jimmy Buff's. I didn't notice Doogie's in Newington, CT mentioned which is my favorite in CT. I have heard that JK's in Danbury is outstanding also. As far as Hamburgers go, the White Mana in Hackensack is a must. You can find additional info on all of these places on Roadfood or Holly Eats or both.
                                                 
                                                  Benzee

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                                                  RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Thu, 04/12/07 10:16 PM (permalink)
                                                  Hello all ,

                                                  We will be having the Hudson Valley Hot Dog Tour this Saturday April 14th .
                                                  Meet at High Noon - Coney Island Resturant in Middletown NY
                                                  Visits to include
                                                  Richs Hot Dog House -Middletown
                                                  Kand T Truck between Midd. and Newburgh
                                                  Petes in Newburgh
                                                  Worlds Best in Newburgh

                                                  Attendees include
                                                  John Fox
                                                  Screenbear
                                                  Coney Island Lou
                                                  Seafarer John
                                                  Brooklyn Bill
                                                  And More

                                                  Carpool or your own vehicle is the mode of transportation for the day
                                                  Email me if you need further info

                                                  Benzee
                                                   
                                                    Mr. And Mrs. yocco dog

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                                                    RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 04/14/07 6:19 PM (permalink)
                                                    Thanks for the post - we'll try to check out these places. We wanted to recommend Yocco's Hot Dogs in the Allentown, PA area. They have a few locations - these dogs are well done and the meat is spicy - very firm and flavorful. Their special chili is unlike any we've had - thin body - full flavor and dark brown color. They are one of our favorites - :)We just left Rutt's Hut in Clifton NJ - we are continuing our best chili dog quest.


                                                    quote]Originally posted by John Fox

                                                    I am a hot dog fanatic from N.J. I believe that we have the best and widest variety of hot dogs in the country. Everything from Italian Hot Dogs and Texas Weiners (both originated in North Jersey) to kosher style all beef dogs, German style pork and beef, deep fried rippers, dirty water dogs; N.J. has it all.

                                                    Connecticut runs a close second. Hummel and Grote & Weigel make excellent all beef dogs in the kosher style. Grote & Weigel makes great beef and pork franks; many of which are served in Jersey hot dog joints. My favorite Conn. frank is the deep fried dog at S****y Franks. A tasty Hummel dog. I've tried Super Duper Weenie. A beef/pork mix that is good; but I prefer the Grote & Weigel beef/pork frank and Thumann's (the best beef/pork frank in my opinion). Rawley's was ok; I prefer the other 2 Conn. places. If you like a pork based deep fried dog, nowhere beats Rutt's Hut. They use a Thumann's dog that is specially made for deep frying. It rips open when cooked long enough. Their relish is the best hot dog condiment there is. See the Sterns reviews of these places elsewhere on Roadfood.

                                                    My favorite dogs of each type, which I highly reccomend are:

                                                    1) Italain Hot Dog: Charlies Famous in Kenilworth, N.J. An Italian Hot Dog is 1 or 2 deep fried all beef dogs (usually Best's from Newark, N.J.) in circular Italian pizza bread topped with deep fried peppers, potatoes, and onions. Charlies has better peppers and gives you more vegetables and bigger dogs than Jimmy Buff's which is the originator of this type of sandwich. Jimmy Buff's (many locations) and Tommy's in Elizabeth are also good.

                                                    2) Kosher style grilled all beef dog: Syd's in Union, N.J. A big (5 to a lb) Best's all beef dog simmerred in water than charbroiled. Best all beef dog I've had. Father & Son in Linden (Grote & Weigel all beef) slow cooked on a griddle, and Boulevard Drinks in Jersey City (Sabrett) griddled, are good too.

                                                    3) German Style Pork/Beef: Galloping Hill Inn in Union (Grote & Weigel) has a flavorfull but subtle flavor. Made specially for them by G&W, it is different than other G&W dogs. A big, sturdy football shaped bun makes this a unique dog. Max's (Schickhaus) and the Windmill (Sabrett beef and pork) are also good.

                                                    4) Texas Weiner. This is a dog covered with chili sauce, mustard and onions. The "Hot" Texas Weiner is a deep fried dog with thinner and spicier chili. The "Plainfield area" Texas Weiner is griddled and served with thicker chili sauce. The best "hot" Texas Weiner is from the Hot Grill in Clifton. Libby's and the Goffle Grill are good also. For a great "Plainfield area" Texas Weiner, go to Texas Weiner ll on rt 22 in Greenbrook.

                                                    5) Deep Fried: Rutt's Hut. Cooked to different degrees of doneness. In and out (cooked just enough to eat) Ripper (cooked till the skin rips) Weller (more well done) and cremator (black). The best homemade relish. Hiram's (same Thumann's dog) and Callahan's (Sabrett beef and pork) are also good.

                                                    6) Dirty Water: Jerry's in Elizabeth. A best brand dog boiled and then finished off on a grill for extra crunchiness. Dees truck in Roselle Park is good also.

                                                    If you need directions to any of these places, feel free to cntact me. Oh, and for cooking at home, Usinger's from Milwaukee (usinger.com) and Best's from Newark, N.J. make the best all beef dogs. Sabrett, Grote & Weigle, and Hummel are very good too. For beef and pork, Thumann's makes the best dog. Schickhaus and Grote & Weigel are also very good. The Union Pork Store makes good home made German Franks and the best bratwurst you will ever taste. Forgive the long post, but hot dogs are one of my passions.
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                                                      Big Frank

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                                                      RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sat, 04/14/07 8:40 PM (permalink)
                                                      Yocco's Chili Dogs are good especially with pierogis on the side.
                                                       
                                                        John Fox

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                                                        RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 04/15/07 12:21 PM (permalink)

                                                        Originally posted by Mr. And Mrs. yocco dog

                                                        Thanks for the post - we'll try to check out these places. We wanted to recommend Yocco's Hot Dogs in the Allentown, PA area. They have a few locations - these dogs are well done and the meat is spicy - very firm and flavorful. Their special chili is unlike any we've had - thin body - full flavor and dark brown color. They are one of our favorites - :)We just left Rutt's Hut in Clifton NJ - we are continuing our best chili dog quest.

                                                        Wow, this was the first post of this long thread. I hope you read the rest of it since many new places have been visited and reviewed since then.
                                                         
                                                          John Fox

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                                                          RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Sun, 04/15/07 1:21 PM (permalink)
                                                          This past week I had a chance to visit a restaurant for the first time. Attilio's Kitchen in Denville has been open for 10 years, and , unknown to me until now, has a reputation as one of the finest Italian restaurants in New Jersey. The last three years they have been named the best Italian Restaurant in Morris County. One of the owners is Gino Pesci, cousin of actor Joe Pesci. I knew nothing about the place or even what kind of restaurant it was. I went because recently I've heard from 2 different people that they serve the best Italian Hot Dog in Jersey.

                                                          I decided to go and see for myself. Unless you are a hot dog fanatic like me, you come here for posssibly the best Italian food in the state. Even if you are a hot dog fanatic, you should still come here for Italian food. And the Italian Hot Dogs, which are top notch. A beautiful restaurant which definitely has the best atmosphere of any restaurant I've been to. The building is the restored 19th century E.C.Peer General Store that dates back to before the Civil War. It was a store as well as a residence. It has a rustic, log cabin feel to it. Much of their homemade food is available in their store to take home. There are a few dining rooms as well as a couple of private dining rooms upstairs that you can reserve.

                                                          I was so impressed with the place itself that when I returned home I googled it and read many reviews, all of which were positive. Since I was there for an Italian Hot Dog, that is what I ordered. But while there, I was told that the homemade mozzarella came in 2nd place in the Star Ledger Munchmobile's contest held a few years ago. That's impressive since there were close to a thousand entries. I decided to order it as an appetizer. The mozzarella came with peppers and black olives, and was outstanding. Better than any I've had.

                                                          As for the Italian Hot Dog, it was better than what I anticipated. I had expected a good one based on what I heard, but the sandwich here I would put in the top tier of Italian Hot Dogs along with Jimmy Buff's East Hanover and Tommy's in Elizabeth. The bread was good, thick, and sturdy. Very similar to what is served at the Jimmy Buff's mentioned. It comes from JC's bakery in Parsippany. The dogs are from Best's and are 8 to a lb in size. The green peppers (I don't get onions) were done perfectly and generously applied. As good as I've had anywhere. The potatoes were tasty and cut in chunks like Dickiee Dees rather than in thin slices like Jimmy Buff's or Tommy's. I usually prefer the thin sliced potatoes, but these were fine.

                                                          I would definitely recommend the Italian Hot Dog if you live in the area and crave one for lunch. But unless hot dogs are your favorite thing to eat (like they are for me) I suggest that if you're going to travel here, come for the other food. The website is http://www.attilioskitchen.com. I noticed many people eating pizzas (it was lunch time) so I ordered 2 to take home for later. I got the Pizza Margherita and the Pizza Gorgonzola. Both were fantastic heated in the oven later, but I especially enjoyed the Pizza Gorgonzola with mozzarella, gorgonzola cheese, mushrooms, and bacon. One of the best pizzas I've had.

                                                          Before I left I got to talk with Gino Pesci. He makes it a point to try and meet everyone who visits his restaurant. Of course, I spoke with him about the Italian Hot Dog. He grew up in Newark and ate many Italian Hot Dogs at Dickiee Dees. That's why the potatoes are similar. And that's why you can get a great Italian Hot Dog in Morris County where you don't usually see them. But the sandwich here is much better than Dickiee Dees. The bread is better, the dogs are bigger, peppers are soft instaed of crunchy, and while the potatoes are similar, they're better at Attilio's.

                                                          There is no liquor license, so bring your own. There is a lunch and dinner menu (see website) and entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. I'll be back soon.
                                                           
                                                            tuxedo

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                                                            RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs Mon, 04/16/07 2:53 PM (permalink)
                                                            I grew up in Paterson..a place that had the most - imho - places for "hot dogs all the way" - Have not been back there is years - can anybody tell me what places still exist? Planning on White Mana for burgers soon, maybe will do dogs on the same trip
                                                             
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