I stopped posting here because I could not see the pictures in posts that had more than 15, 20 or more pictures in them. That's because I reverted to a Win 98 machine when my Win XP laptop died. To me this forum was a college project that is only written for NT machines. The HD with the Win 98 OS on it started the click of death last year and before I could get an empty HD it stopped working. I replaced it with a Win 7 machine. I still prefer Win 98.
I also stopped posting because this forum didn't handle a copy & paste from Microsoft Word worth a darn. I had to rework every single post to get rid of the extra spaces that this forum inserted. That seems to have been fixed.
Yesterday, after confirming with the Elizabeth Health Dept. that Out of this World Hot Dogs got their approvals on Monday, I went over there in the mid afternoon.
I got 6 different hot dogs and the Meteor Mix and an order of French fries and took them the 1/2-mile home and immediately took pictures of them all. Later I uploaded them to Image Shack.
I'll post them when the forum page advances to Page 52. Benzee,
These are pictures of Chicago style hotdogs from 96
different places in Chicago. Take a close look at the dogs; it looks like most of them are deep-fried. http://greasefreak.com/hotdogs.html
This is a partial response to John Fox who said in post #1520:
"Jimmy Buff's is another. In addition to Italian style, they serve the Syd's dog, a smaller pushcart dog, and a beef/pork Schickhaus."
Maybe you're talking about the one in East Hanover.
In Kenilworth they only have 2 different Best's. One is what they call a red-hot and it has hot pepper flakes in the hot dog mix. The same thing goes for the one on Rt. 22 East in Scotch Plains. The regular dog in Kenilworth is a little better than the one on 22. Jimmy Buff's on Rt. 22 makes pizza too.
Neither Kenilworth nor Scotch Plains has regular hot dog rolls or chili. They both put whatever you order from the menu on a section of pizza bread. Kenilworth has sauerkraut. In Kenilworth the green relish is in little plastic packets.
John Fox said:
"The Galloping Hill Inn is a little different. They are similar to a diner in many ways. So is Pappy's in Totowa, which is actually a Greek Diner. But Pappy's has the same people preparing the Texas Weiners. Galloping Hill has the same few guys who only grill hot dogs."
As we locals have always called it: Five Points, and sometimes Peterson's, and NEVER The Galloping Hill Inn, was never like a diner until the latest owners took over. That's the problem with the present "Galloping Hill Inn": the latest owners turned it into a diner. Just what we needed, ANOTHER DINER.
The first thing they did was to add all sorts of things to the menu (Linked above). If they wanted to own a diner they should have bought a diner and not what was once a great NJ road food hotdog place.
Look at what they did to the exterior: it looks like a cheap copy of the Tick Tock Diner on Rt. 3 East. The Tick Tock used to look more like the Bendix Diner on Rt. 17 & Rt. 46 (Dull weathered stainless steel) until they went chrome & red paint crazy when they re-did the building maybe 15 years ago or so. BTW I've never been disappointed by the Tick Tock's food.
I had a report on "The Galloping Hill Inn" that was just like the ones I did on Walt's and George's but I lost it as well as GB's of other reports and pictures that were on that HD that went bad. Unfortunately I've never found any pictures of the great Peterson's.
Pappy's, like the old GM Diner in Linden which became The Grille years ago seems to be a diner that happens to make hot dogs and have the Greek style of hot dog chili that originated in Paterson, Plainfield and Elizabeth over 60 years ago.
This is Pappy's blog: http://www.galanter.net/2009/06/28/pappys-diner/
and this is the old GM Diner now The Grille's website http://thegrillonline.com/
I've gotten mustard, onion & chili hot dogs at the GM Diner/The Grille but I never stopped at Pappy's because there were too many hot dog joints in the neighborhood.
I had aerospace, defense, and medical equipment customers around there but never stopped into a diner for food (Except for a pork roll & fried egg on a hard roll) because, depending on where I was going next and if I had the time, I would stop at The Anthony Wayne on Rt. 46 West or The Hearth or the place next to it (Whose name I can't remember) on Rt. 46 East. Those two on 46 E. that I just mentioned closed years before The Anthony Wayne.
If I was going south I also had the choices of Hank's Franks on 46 E. (Just before the Rt. 17 S. turn off) or The Hot Dog House on Rt. 17 South.
There was another hot dog place on Rt. 17 South past The Bendix but I can't remember its name. The building had brick walls +/- 3' tall with windows between the bricks and the roof around the front and sides of the front 2/3 of the building. It sort of looked like the old Manny's on Springfield Ave. in Union that's next to Rt. 78. Once I hit Rt. 3 East there was Rutt's Hut or The Red Chimney.
After The Hearth and the one next to it and The Anthony Wayne closed, a Falls View East opened on 46 E. I tried their dogs a couple of times and was not impressed. Their chili was ok. So if I felt like eating a hotdog while on 46 E., I kept on going and hit Hank's Franks or what was then Callahan's on 46 E.
I remember another hot dog place opened up in an old wooden building on 46 E. in Little Ferry but they had hotdogs of the same quality as Hot Rod's on Rt. 31 in Glen Gardner & the original Gary's on Westfield Ave. in Eliz. Lousy.
I've taken up enough space so I'll wait a little bit to post the rest and ask my questions of "yuppicide" and "Jersey Joe".
post edited by Food_Fan - 2011/03/23 16:30:46