Hello all ,
Just returned home from a Fantastic !!! Holiday Hot Dog Meet at Coney Island Restaurant in Middletown NY .
Final count was 16 attendees
Benzee , Mrs Benzee , Joey and Nicholas
Matt "Hot Dog King" Gleason
Coney Island Lou
Seafarer John and Gail
Brooklyn Bill and Ginny
Skip and Barbara Diglio
Bossa Nova and Michelle
and Larry Bennet
Times Herald Record columnist Amy Berkowitz was unable to join us at the last minute due to work but hopes she can make the next one
Eric Bressi " Elvis Lost Brother " may be joining us on a future tour as well
The friendships we share every holiday for a few hours are very precious to Sandy and I . Thanks to this fine website we may never had met any of our friends here .
Most followed Lous " hometown lead" and went with the two coney dog platter and it looked very popular to those that had it .
Screenbear in the absence of John Fox gave a description of the dogs we were about to enjoy , he did us proud !!
Brooklyn Bill had just recently returned from Guam of all places and Skip gave us some insights of how they serve the dogs or wursts in some far away locales in Europe . Very interesting Skip
Seafarer John and Gail looked great as always , it is a pleasure to beak bread with this legendary roadfooder
Matt Gleason has put together our Hot Dog Nation Facebook group and pics will be posted on there . Always a pleasure to see the Hot Dog King and enjoy some great conversation
Bossa Nova and Michelle traveled over 100 miles asn Screenbear as well to join us for the day .
They are definetly looking forward to the south jersey get together in March that John Sagi has put together and hopefully we can join in
And Screenbear was headed to Petes in Newburgh for another dog and Matt may have been joining him also .
My good friend Larry Bennet stopped up as well , and enjoyed the dogs . He will be signing up for roadfood as well , ahhhh to pick a screename
All in all a wonderful day with fellow roadfooders .
For pics go to Facebook - Hot Dog Nation Group or go to my FB at Erwin Benz and you can access it there
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