The 10th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour is less than 2 days away! For those attending, the order will be: Galloping Hill Inn, Jimmy Buff's Kenilworth, Marci's, Father & Son, Munce's, Hot Grill, and Rutt's Hut.
I spoke with the people who run these establishments and everything is set. See the pinned post above for information on the these places as well as what they offer. Marci's will have in addition to their Sabrett dirty water dog, the special Hatfield griller made especially for them, as well as the Syd's dog. They will not be offering their Italian Hot Dog. Munce's will also have a dog from a local butcher shop that is fantastic.
Let me make a few suggestions. First, pace yourself. Many of us can eat 7 hot dogs over the course of a day. Those who can't, or don't want to, are encouraged to share, skip a place that has a particular dog or method of preparation that you may not care for, or get the dog to eat at another time. You may not want to fill up on items like french fries in order to leave room for hot dogs. Or else eat them as a change of pace if you want.
Another suggestion: if you live anywhere near this particular area, you've probably had a Sabrett frank before. Done right, they are excellent. But the two stops that offer them have other options that you may not have had. Or had in a long time. Marci's offers the Syd's dog prepared exactly like Syd's. In water, then charbroiled. It is my favorite hot dog. Marci's also has a premium hot dog from Hatfield that really is made special for him. Similar to Hatfield's premium beef dog (but bigger with a slightly different spicing) this is one of the best beef dogs I've sampled. And you can only get it here.
Munce's also offers another dog in addition to his fine natural casing Sabretts. It is from a local butcher and is one of the 2 or 3 best hot dogs I've had in this style. Of course you can get one of these dogs AND a Sabrett. Just giving some suggestions and options.
Out of all the Tours, I believe this one has the widest variety of hot dog choices as well as the best quality dogs offered. Thanks to my partner Benzee who worked his butt off in preparation for this Tour. And to Screenbear, who has agreed to be the narrator/tour guide again this year. In years past, he did one bus, I did the other. We will have one bus this year, and since he does such a great job, (see the video of last year's Tour), he will be doing the honors on the bus this year.
It will be a fun day and the weather should cooperate. Looking forward to seeing everyone that will be attending this year.