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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/08/28 21:12:59 (permalink)
Hi John,
I've been fortunate that I never had a hotdog that was under
cooked,most of the time I request them well done if they are being cooked on a grill or deep fried,but I have seen on occasion a dog that was so discolored to the point of almost being entirely gray,
after being in hot water way too long.Most of the time the vendor will discard the hotdog after pointing this out to them,but some have told me that there is nothing wrong with them,at that point it's time
to find another vendor.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/08/30 11:35:33 (permalink)
Hey all ,

We were able to secure a Deluxe Motorcoach with lavatory and videoscreens for the upcoming Jersey Hot Dog Tour on Sat. Sept 16th .
Hosted by John Fox , Benzee and CI Lou we will be visiting 10 of New Jerseys greatest Hot Dog establishments .

Intinerary set up by John
Tour shirts by CI Lou

We will meet at Galloping Hill Inn in Kenilworth at 11 am .
$20 per person for the bus

More info can be found at the Miscelaaneous Foods Section on its own thread

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/08/30 17:59:48 (permalink)
I have done some personal hot dog tastings this summer. Here is one write up.

I visited Max's and Windmill in Long Branch several times each this summer.

During my two visits to Max's I found the management to be not very friendly. By this I mean the manager and the cashier. Both times my wait person was efficient and professional, but the manager and the cashier neve smiled at anyone, not just me, or seemed to have any enthusiasm for what they were doing. I know that is not an assessment of the food, but if the atmosphere that I perceived is that objectionable to me, then it will have a great deal to do with any desire for future visits.

The food at Max's was OK, but not great. I found it interesting that they are about the only place that I tried this summer that does not use a variation on Cincinnati chili to top their dogs. They use a traditional Mexican style chili - beans and all. I found this too thin to properly cover the dog. Also, their technique of almost breaking the buns in half to toast them causes the buns to break in half once they were served. They further deteriorate once you start to eat your chili dog and make a mess that I found objectionable. The large dog was grilled and had a nice flavor and snap, but in my opinion, did not make up for all the other drawbacks I perceived at Max's.

I liked their milk shakes and the onion rings were passable. However, I thought all the prices were too high as a chili dog, rings, and milk shake were almost $15.

At the Windmill I had the chili dog, kraut dog, fries, and milk shake. I found the grilled dog to my liking, as was the chili that topped it. For the kraut dog, they put a big pot of kraut in front of you for you take how much you want. With some good brown mustard, the kraut dog had a nice balance. I also found the rings to be good as well as the shake.

I find that I much prefer the Windmill to Max's.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/08/30 18:01:21 (permalink)
Here is a write up on my visit to Clifton -

I decided to go to The Hot Grill for the first time. Had a chili dog and fries w/gravy. The dog was great I found it to have great flavor and a nice snap. Topped with a good brown mustard, chili and onions, I was still able to taste each ingredient. It was a very nicely balanced combination. The gravy on the fries had an excellent flavor, but the fries were too soft for my taste. I like crisp potatoes.

On that same excursion I went to Rutt's Hut for the second time in my life. I had a ripper and fries w/gravy. The ripper was great - especially with their home made relish. The fries were crisp - as I like them - but the gravy was not as tasty as the Hot Grill. If you could take the Hot Grill gravy and put it with the Rutt's Hut fries...

I tasted a lot more dogs this summer. In the interest of keeping the postings to a reasonable length I will post a few tastings at a time.

If the moderator thinks this should be in another thread or a thread of it's own I will gladly follow that guidance.

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/01 09:06:32 (permalink)
This past Tuesday the S.W.A.T. Dog Team made our last trip. Between this one and the last one, there were a few places that were closed due to vacations, weather (outside carts and trucks) or just a case of closing earlier than what they state as their closing time. In the past we attemted to go back again. Because of time constraints, we were not able to this time, as the season is over and the Star Ledger has deadlines.

Some that we missed: JR's truck in Belleville. It was raining lightly Tuesday and the truck wasn't there. Same for Tom Nagle's cart in Sayreville. I'm sorry we missed this one because Tom serves Hatfield's Angus Beef dogs which taste particularly good cooked in water and is a welcome change from everyone else that serves Sabrett's. We also missed the Wee Nee Wagon on rt 46 in the Chester area. Their closing time was listed as 4:00, but we were there 3:25 last Friday the 25th and no one was at the truck. Well, we missed out reviewing a dog that might have been well received. Although a truck, (which usually boils their dogs) Wee Nee Wagon serves a grilled Thumann's. A&G in Roselle was closed for vacation.

We went to:

Hot Dog Arena, Hamilton
Casino Tony Goes, Trenton
Patty Wagon, Spotswood
Bear's, Sayreville
Freddy's Dogs, Scotch Plains
Majestic Lunch, Elizabeth
Smooth Dog, Union

We went to a total of 87 hot dog establishments. It would have been over 90 if some weren't closed. Originally we were aiming for between 55 and 70. Look for the year end article in next Friday's (9/8) Star Ledger. Our picks for top 3 dogs in 5 categories will be included, as well as miscellaneous categories (one per category here). Although each member gave their top 3 in each category, these won't be in the article. We had to come together and reach a consensus, which was determined in part by how many 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes were received. But for the most part, the overall picks pretty accurately reflected what were the best dogs. After the article comes out, I will print my picks here as well as in depth comments if anyone cares to read them. The Ledger can only give so much space to any one place. Not so here.

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/01 16:58:26 (permalink)
John:

I've very much enjoyed following along with your (and the S.W.A.T. Dog team's) travels week-by-week in the Star Ledger. And I certainly do look forward to reading your person take on things here at this forum after the newspaper series is over.


Akavar:

Please continue posting your thoughts and observations on your hot-dog adventures, as well. I'm sure that readers and fans of Jersey dogs will appreciate it.


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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/02 09:46:49 (permalink)
John ,

If you could save me a copy of the paper that your reviews come out and I will get it the day of our Hot Dog Tour on Sept 16th .
Seats still available , we have a 56 pass. Deluxe Motorcoach to traverse the county in search of ( well we know where we are going thanks to John ) great dogs .

Akavar ,
Great reports , it will be interesting to see what you think of the places on the tour .

Everyone else ,
Go to Miscelaaneous Foods forum and we have a thread on the tour with all the details .

Benzee
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/02 18:12:37 (permalink)
Benzee,

I'll get you a copy of the paper. It won't contain all of my comments, only a summary of our summer along with what we picked as best dog in a number of categories. After the article is published, I'll be free to comment in depth on where we went.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/03 13:16:36 (permalink)
John, why didn't the SWAT team go to the Papaya King on 86 St and 3 Ave., thats the orginal, I think they have the best dogs in the city.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/03 13:55:08 (permalink)
We considered it, but since the other location is close to Gray's, Crif's, and Katz's, Pete decided to go there to save time.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/10 09:49:55 (permalink)
John:

Was great to read the S.W.A.T. summary after following along all through the summer. And I truly look forward to reading of your thoughts and experiences when you post them here.

I have to admit to being disappointed, though, in that after reading at the beginning of the summary article that "New Jersey...could qualify as the center of the hot dog universe" and that "(t)he Texas weiner, for one, began here", it turns out that there is not a separate category listed specifically for Texas Weiners - instead having them lumped into a generic "deep-fried dogs" grouping. If Jersey is so famous for Texas Weiners (which it most certainly and justifiably is), then this seems a rather broad and gross oversight.

But that being said, the S.W.A.T. team and the Star Ledger deserve alot of credit for first backing - and then seeing through - the idea of a comprehensive tasting, rating and in-depth look into the vast world of Jersey Doggery.

Congratulations on being a part of it.


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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/10 10:14:22 (permalink)
TnGuy,

I would have liked 2 categories for grilled dogs; one for all beef and one for pork/beef. I suggested it, but Pete wanted to keep the categories to a minimum of 5. As far as Texas Weiners, it was decided that they should be included under chili dogs. We had so many dogs from carts and trucks that served chili on top of boiled dogs, that we figured it would be best to include all under chili dogs. A true Texas Weiner is either deep fried (North Jersey style) or grilled (Plainfield style). But since we were looking to judge the chili, we made it one category.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/10 12:15:56 (permalink)
John thanks to you and everyone involved for the work you did this summer. I think it is important because it will help keep these places in business. Too many people have forgotten or never had good roadfood. The chains will always be there we need as much help as we can muster to keep the small guys in business.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/12 21:38:43 (permalink)
To John: I too really enjoyed the NJ Hot Dog articles. I've added several places to my "to do" list. In fact I was off Monday and I too a solo trip down to Joyce's Hot Dogs in Brick. You guys were right about the Fries! Best I've had in a long time. Dogs were Ok. I was there early (around 11:30 AM) I can see how it would get backed up. I was 3rd on line and had to wait 10-15 mins to get my dogs.

One minor peeve about the Munchmobile articles in general. It's usually not too specific about whether a place is eat-in or just take out. I got the impression Joyce's was an eat in place, and after a 1 hour drive what I really needed was a place to, um, hit the head, and was disapointed to find just a walk up window. Same thing happened just a week ago, this time with my wife, we headed over to Hillside to the Callaloo Cafe (best wings) only to find 3 small tables and mainly a takeout operation. So we took out, but our intent was to eat in.

Anyway, since I never go to just one place, on the way back I headed up to Sea Bright to Rooney's Hot Dog cart. This was not a Munchmobile recommendation, but there was a Star Ledger feature article a few months back about Mrs. Rooney and her 40 years operating the cart at the same location. Nice dirty water Sabrett dog (I gave it a slight edge over Joyce's), and the cooked onions were really good, not the usual tomato-y style, but seasoned with mild spices instead.

Thanks for all the research! ---Ken (headed for Donny's in Newark on my next free day)
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/13 07:28:15 (permalink)
I also read the Star Ledger Munchmobile articles. Many thanks to those involved for the effort made to find some good places for the rest of us to try.

I found the articles informative, but would also like a little bit more information at times. They also have inspired me to put a few more places on my list and get out and visit some new hot dog joints.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/09/14 00:32:12 (permalink)
I wish to thank all the S.W.A.T Munchmobilers for all there interesting articles on great places for hotdogs as well as a Special
Thank You for voting Pete Caggiano of Donny's Dogs the #1 hotdog truck
in Joisey.I used to work in Newark,and remember his first little red truck and the sign in 80's - 3 hotdogs for $2.00,and that included any and all toppings.He understood the neighborhood,and wanted to help out,not only by serving a good dog at a great price,but also supporting blood drives,churches and other charities,as well giving something to all the children that stop by with there parents,whether a small toy, or a free hotdog on certain holidays,plus senior citizen discounts and always serving his customers with a thank you and please come again.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/02 12:19:36 (permalink)
John Fox:

Just wondering if you are still planning to post your picks and pans - as well as in-depth commentary and personal insights - on the various places you visited this past summer. I'm sure folks (myself certainly included) would enjoy your take on the various dogs you tried and the joints you visited.

Hope all is well with you and family.

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/02 20:14:06 (permalink)
TnGuy,

Thanks for reminding me; I completely forgot! I did intend to do so, but I have been busy lately. Then I forgot. I think what I'll do is review my notes and give a summary of the places we went to week by week. I'm still currently pressed for time, but will definitely post by Friday at the latest.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/06 16:34:27 (permalink)
Make it Saturday night or Sunday.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/08 11:59:34 (permalink)
This past summer I was part of a team that reviewed hot dogs for the Star Ledger. There was a weekly article that ran along with the regular Munchmobile article that featured a different food each time out. Because of the 2 features (regular Munchmobile and S.W.A.T. Dog) there was a limit as to how much could be included. Everyone on the panel had their own opinions and kept notes. I'll post my opinions here with some observations and comments.

We tried to hit as many places as we could; both the "name" places as well as the more obscure ones. There are easily a couple of hundred if not thousand places serving hot dogs in this state, from carts, trucks, restaurants, diners, to little hole in the wall type places. What follows are my observations and opinions, which were not neccesarily shared by everyone. We visited 87 places. I had been to 49 of them previously. A few that I hadn't gone to I had known about. The remainder were completely new to me.

There were 3 particular dogs that were served at many places. The carts, trucks, and other establishments that served boiled, or "dirty water dogs overwhelmingly used a Sabrett all beef dog. Since the dog and method of preparation were similar, I had to look at ways of distinguishing between the offerings of the many places that served this dog. Most of the team went by toppings. For me, I place the taste of the dog as most important. I usually got chili on half of the dog and tasted the other half first with just mustard. Or I got 2 dogs, one with a topping, one without. When judging the dirty water dogs, I looked for 3 things. Casing. Some had a casing, some were skinless. I prefer casing. Second was size. Many places served a tiny 12 or 13 to a lb dog. And charged what others charged for a bigger 10 to a lb dog. All things considered, I'll take the bigger dog. Third thing was temperature. Some dogs were served barely warm, others hot, others actually cold. I like the dog hot. Also, some natural casing dogs lost much of their snap due to being in the water too long. These dogs didn't do as well in my scoring.

The second brand of dog that we encountered frequently was the Thumanns dog for deep frying. This dog is popular in the northern part of the state, particularly Passaic County. Used a lot by people who serve the North Jersey style of Texas Weiner. In this case, I looked for 2 things that set these places apart. One, if the dog was left in the oil long enough. The better places cooked the dogs longer. I would suggest ordering your dog "well" or well done. The other thing I judged was the chili, as most of the places that use this dog are Texas Weiner joints.

The third most popular dog was the Grote & Weigel Friddle frank. Used at the places that serve a Plainfield area style Texas Weiner. This dog is griddled rather than deep fried, with a thicker or coarser chili. This dog tasted virtually the same at every place I visited. The only way to choose one over another was by the chili. The dogs were 6 to a lb and had less variation than the Sabrett dogs (different sizes and either casing or skinless) or the Thumanns for deep frying (slightly different sizes and variation in frying time).

Another factor to consider is that for the places I had been to many times before, I knew what to expect. But some of them will provide better service and try to provide a better product (more toppings, more attention to how the dog is prepared) when they knew that they were being reviewed. We had no choice but to rate the place based on what we experienced that day. But I can give my opinions of what I experienced in the past.

One other observation. I went to each place with an open mind. Some that I wasn't crazy about in the past, I enjoyed when I went with the team. And vice versa. This isn't an exact science, so certain factors like how you are feeling that particular day, how hungry you are, etc. will affect your taste. I tried to block everything out when judging the dogs. It's also worthy to note that on a few occasions, even though we had eaten a lot, the last dog sampled was judged to be the best of the day.

First outing, 5/18

1) JJ's hot dog truck, Bloomfield Ave. Newark.

They served a 12/lb skinless Sabrett, dirty water style. I've been to JJ's many times in the past. They have a reputation as one of the top trucks in the state. In the past (prior to August of 05) they used an 11 to a lb natural casing Sabrett. Since then, they switched to the skinless version in a smaller size. No doubt to save money. They are open until 3 or 4 in the AM to serve Rutgers college students and other late night revellers. At that hour, anything tastes good, and I doubt that the majority of their customers noticed that they switched dogs. JJ's is highly overrated in my opinion. When we went there, the dog was small and bland from being in the water too long. Again, similar to other places that use the same recipe Sabrett beef dog, what makes this place not as good as many others was the small, skinless, bland, waterlogged dog we had that day. This opinion was shared by most of the team.

2) Dickiee Dees Italian Hot Dogs, Bloomfield Ave. Newark

An authentic Jersey style Italian Hot Dog. They use Best skinless dogs deep fried, as do the majority of places making an authentic Italian Hot Dog. Difference is, these dogs are too small. 12 to a lb. Most use 10 to a lb. Some use 8. 8 is better. But Dickiee Dees uses the tiny dogs. Fried in peanut oil, the dog itself is very flavorful. This place I would rate as top 5 or 6 in the state, but it isn't in the top echelon because of the small size of the sandwich. The potatoes are in chunks rather than thinly sliced which I prefer, but it's a matter of taste. The peppers were hard and crunchy rather than soft. I prefer soft as did most of the team. Pete liked the harder peppers.

3) Amazing Hot Dog, Bloomfield Ave. Verona

A fairly new place known for the wide variety of toppings. They serve a 4 to a lb Best natural casing dog and deep fry it. They call it flash frying, but the dogs are prepared in a deep fryer. They're just fried for a few minutes and taken out before the skin splits open. This keeps the flavorful juices in and works for this dog. Amazing Hot Dog was voted best deep fried dog by the panel. It was also my pick, but I will say that choosing bewteen this dog and a beef/pork dog like Rutt's Hut was like choosing between apples and oranges. Rutt's has my favorite condiment (their relish), but in a tough decision, I picked the tastier dog from Amazing. The dog has a great flavor, but I like the dog a little thinner. Also, I prefer the mustard to be put on the dog, rather than on the bun. One comment made by the team was that there was too much mustard put on the dog. The fries were top of the line, as was the other toppings. The chili was one of the 5 best I sampled. It had a unique flavor. A great place serving a great dog.

More to come soon.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/08 20:37:19 (permalink)
Good first installment, John. It's just as if I were there.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/08 20:40:32 (permalink)
Thanks for updating us John. Keep those reviews coming!

I had a day off Tuesday (and my son was home from College) so we did a mini trip to Newark. First stop was Donny's Dogs, based on the Munchmobile recommendation, and you guys were right. One of the best dirty water dogs I've had. I had one Chili Dog, One with Sweet onions, and One with Hot Onions. All for the bargain price of $4. My son had two of the special dogs at (I think) $1.75 each. The southern dog, and the cajun dog. He said they were great. You're right about JJ's, I've been there before and was not impressed, we skipped it.

Then we went over to Bragman's deli, on Hawthorne street, a holdover from 50 years ago when this was a Jewish neighborhood. In 2006 we were the only white people in there except for the owner. How they've managed to survive is beyond me, the hot dogs were a mess, and the ordering system was chaotic. Very small steamed Kosher Beef dogs on a cheap roll that fell apart immediately from the sauerkraut. My son had two Chili dogs which made an even bigger mess. We both voted Donny's as far superior. I also got a Turkey on Rye to bring home for my wife. It was a lot of meat for only $5.25, but she said it was just average.

Thanks again for all the tips. ---Ken
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/08 21:41:58 (permalink)
Great Job John ,

We visited Amazing and Dickiee Dees on the Hot Dog Tour and they were both great dogs in their own right . I remember John saying that JJs was overrated and a few even said they were living off their percieved reputation . Tonys Truck which is in same area was a great dog , but he did not want us there , and soured me on adding his truck to next years tour . We shall see though . Keep em coming John . Benzee
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/09 03:27:19 (permalink)
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Originally posted by NYNM

Question: Is there are special reason that Northen NJ is hodog capitol? Did it just "start" and then competition took over? Is it something about ethnicity in the area? (Italian primarily, maybe German?)

I live in NYC and never even knew about this subregional specialty.

Here's a link that sheds a little light on the history of hot dogs and how they might have migrated from NC to Jersey

http://www.hot-dog.org/hd/hd_history.htm

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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/09 08:52:51 (permalink)
I'm not really sure why North Jersey is the hot dog capital of the world (at least in my humble opinion) but a lot has to do with it's large population, specifically the large immigrant population and close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. We have a considerable Greek population (Texas Weiners) Italian (Italian Hot Dog and dirty water dog) German (beef/pork), and Jewish (kosher and kosher style). Jersey always had a lot of hot dog establishments and people loved and grew up on hot dogs.

Ken,

Donny's Dogs was ok, but not in my top 3. It was served hot, and a decent size (10 to a lb rather than 12), but the dog is skinless. It lacks the snap that natural casing dogs have. They did have a large selection of toppings, and this accounted for its popularity among the team. A quality dog for sure, but I would have liked it better if it was a natural casing dog. I asked the owner why he used a skinless dog instead, and he replied that kids and older people have a hard time with the skin. I've heard other hot dog vendors say this, but I don't believe it. Skinless is cheaper. And the great majority of customers at Donny's are neither kids or older people.

I'll keep the reviews coming.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/09 09:37:16 (permalink)
Second outing, 5/23

4) Jimmy Buffs, West Orange

Jimmy Buff's is the originator and original Italian Hot Dog. They've had numerous locations over the years. They currently have 3; East Hanover, West Orange, and Scotch Plains. The Irvington location closed recently. This is the one I visited most often. The West Orange location is owned by Jim Raccioppi, grandson of the founder. His uncle owns the Scotch Plains location and owned the Irvington one. The difference is that the locations owned by Jim serve a less greasy product than those owned by his uncle. Again, it's all a matter of preference. Many people like the extra grease. The team as a whole liked the sandwich at Jimmy Buff's. It finished second for Italian Hot Dog. Good bread, red and green peppers, potatoes sliced thinner than Dickiee Dees, but thicker than other places. A good, solid Italian Hot Dog. I went back since, and the dog was just as good, but there was only green peppers. The place to go on Tuesdays, as they charge half price. They call it Fat Tuesday.

5) Frankie D's, Center St. Nutley

A former pizzeria, Frankie D's has only been open a few years. They serve 3 types of dogs. An Italian Hot Dog, a deep fried dog, and a dirty water dog. The Italian dog is similar to Dickiee Dees. Same potato chunks. Good peppers, but way too much bread. The ingredients were buried inside the roll. A decent Italian dog, but not great. The deep fried dog was the Thumanns deep fryer used at many places. It needed more time in the oil. They also serve a dirty water dog that I did not sample. It is a Thumanns all beef frank. They use Best for the Italian Hot Dogs.

6) Galloping Hill Inn, Union

The GHI is one of the more popular joints in the state. They probably serve more hot dogs in the course of a day than anywhere else due to their location and high quality of their hot dog. The Hot Grill may be the only place that serves more dogs, but they are open until 1 AM, while GHI closes at 9PM. They use a 6 to a lb natural casing Grote & Weigel frank. It's important to note that this dog is a different recipe than the G&W franks used at many of the Texas Weiner joints. Originally produced by Gaiser's in Union, GHI took the recipe and had it made at Grote & Weigel. This dog was well liked by the team and the people attending the Hot Dog Tour. It is a tasty beef and pork dog in the German style. It was in the top 3 for grilled dog on a few team member's score cards. I was hoping that there would be a category for grilled beef/pork dogs and a separate one for grilled all beef dogs. Since Pete wanted to limit the categories to five, he decided to have only one for grilled dogs. Two out of the three picks were for all beef dogs. Galloping Hill was easily one of the three best grilled beef/pork dogs. I would have put it right behind the dog we had at Karl Ehmers.

7) Jerry's Famous Frankfurters, Elizabeth Ave. Elizabeth

A walk up storefront serving an 8 to a lb all beef natural casing Best brand frank. It is boiled and then placed in a steel compartment (like a small griddle) to add extra crunch. This is an excellent hot dog and my pick for best dirty water dog. It was also the first place pick of another S.W.A.T. member. Unfortunately, this dog did not place top three. I like the flavor and spicing better than the more common Sabrett dog that we had a million times this summer. I would go so far as to say that it was my second favorite dog of the summer. It tasted so good that night that after having 2 Italian Hot Dogs (Jimmy Buffs and Frankie D's) and 2 regular dogs (Frankie D's deep fried dog and Galloping Hill Inn) I wolfed down 3 of them. Although I love Jerry's, they are not always consistent. You will get a bad dog occasionally.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/09 10:00:34 (permalink)
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Good first installment, John. It's just as if I were there.
The Bear


You were!
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/14 15:34:42 (permalink)
It looks like Frank's Newark Style Italian Hot Dogs has become a victim of the Route 1 upgrade. I passed there yesterday and it looks like they have closed for good.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/17 09:37:51 (permalink)
John:

Really enjoying your commentary. And glad to see that you are stretching it out a bit by writing up only a few places at a time. It gives us readers enough to enjoy and leaves us with something to anticipate. And I'm sure it's alot easier on your end to not have to put together one single, enormous post.

Thanks again and keep up the good work.


TnGuy

p.s. - sorry I haven't responded sooner. My wife and I have been away on vacation for the past 10 days.
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RE: New Jersey Hot Dogs 2006/10/17 19:43:07 (permalink)
I've been very busy lately; otherwise I would have posted more often. Hopefully I'll have more time soon to post. I had intended to have the whole thing done in a week or 2.
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