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joerogo
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OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/17/12 8:11 PM
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Joe and John Fencz from Charlie's Pool Room are the boys I am talking about.
 
lehighvalleylive.com is having a "2012 Hot Dog Show Down".  Joe and John don't serve thousands of dogs every week like the "Big Boys" in the area, but they serve the finest!
 
If you have visited CPR, and enjoyed their hot dogs, go to http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/ and vote!  
 
"You'll have from now until 5 p.m. Friday to nominate your favorites. When nominating, please remember to name the restaurant and where it's located."
 
May the Best Dog Win!
 
P.S. I was there today and the Mealies were spot on as usual.

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/17/12 9:28 PM
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Okay, I just voted for CPR.  Anything for Joe and John!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/17/12 9:34 PM
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I'm in....and hopefully there this Saturday afternoon if the creek don't rise. Thanks for the heads up, Joerogo.
 
  The Bear

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Fri, 05/18/12 10:42 AM
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Looks like CPR & Jimmy's are running neck & neck!
 
Polls close at 5 PM today.

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Mon, 05/21/12 8:09 AM
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How did they do?

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Mon, 05/21/12 8:11 AM
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Ok, the nominations are in, and the voting is being done by region.
 
CPR and Jimmy's are again running neck and neck.  No need to log-in, just vote.
 
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2012/05/hot_dog_showdown_-_vote_for_yo.html
 
May the best hot dog(Mealie)win!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Mon, 05/21/12 8:22 AM
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Thanks for the updates Joe.  I just voted.  Go Mealies!!!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Mon, 05/21/12 8:13 PM
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It's a tight race!  Joe and John are up against hot dog shops that serve thousands of customers every week.  I'd say they are doing pretty darn good.

As we say in Pittston, vote early and often
 
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2012/05/hot_dog_showdown_-_vote_for_yo.html

Which Warren and Hunterdon county eateries should be part of the Hot Dog Showdown?
Charlie's Pool Room in Alpha 25.96%    
Toby's Cup in Lopatcong Township  24.56%    
Hot Dog Johnny's in White Township  22.81%    
Jimmy's Doggie Stand in Phillipsburg  15.79%    
Mario's Italian Hot Dogs in Phillipsburg  7.02%    
Hot Rod's Hot Dog in Glen Gardner  3.86%  


 
 
<message edited by joerogo on Mon, 05/21/12 8:35 PM>

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Mon, 05/21/12 8:36 PM
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Just voted for CPR.

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Mon, 05/21/12 8:36 PM
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You can't vote twice from the same computer though.

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Mon, 05/21/12 9:19 PM
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johnlockedema

You can't vote twice from the same computer though.

 
A sneaky person would vote from their cell phone also.  Not that I would ever do anything like that

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Tue, 05/22/12 9:50 AM
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Just voted!!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Wed, 05/23/12 9:35 PM
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ann peeples, You come East and your 1st Mealie is on me
 
The polls are still open!  Very tight race.
 
 
Which Warren and Hunterdon county eateries should be part of the Hot Dog Showdown?



Charlie's Pool Room in Alpha 27.26%    
Toby's Cup in Lopatcong Township  26.93%    
Hot Dog Johnny's in White Township  21.18%    
Jimmy's Doggie Stand in Phillipsburg  13.96%    
Mario's Italian Hot Dogs in Phillipsburg  7.06%    
Hot Rod's Hot Dog in Glen Gardner  3.61%  

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2012/05/hot_dog_showdown_-_vote_for_yo.html


 

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Wed, 05/23/12 10:18 PM
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Just voted for CPR, and I haven't even eaten there yet.  Now that's a deficiency in my life to correct!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/24/12 8:55 AM
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Just voted too.
 
BTW, Kelly Huth, who's doing the articles, is a kindred spirit. In the past she's done series on Lehigh Valley cheeseteaks and Chicken Wings, both of which let me to a couple of really great places for those items.
 
Links to some of these articles are on the left of the opening page (Lehigh Valley Food) of Joe's original post:
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/24/12 11:09 AM
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I'm probably one of the furthest away but I voted for CPR anyway!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/24/12 11:20 AM
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I'm not going to mention how many times I voted for Charlie's Pool Room.   Let's just say Chicagoans would be impressed!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/24/12 12:47 PM
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Got Bob's vote, too!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Fri, 05/25/12 5:51 PM
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Well, the polls are closed, and here is the unofficial vote:
 
Charlie's Pool Room in Alpha 34.43%    
Toby's Cup in Lopatcong Township  28.91%    
Hot Dog Johnny's in White Township  16.79%    
Jimmy's Doggie Stand in Phillipsburg  11.69%    
Mario's Italian Hot Dogs in Phillipsburg  4.99%    
Hot Rod's Hot Dog in Glen Gardner  3.19%  

Looks like the Boys from Alpha did good.  I hope the final is a blind taste test

And somebody sent me a picture of BuffetBuster and Johnny voting






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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Sat, 05/26/12 12:28 AM
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Hip, Hip, Hooray. Do we win anything, Joe?
 
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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Wed, 05/30/12 6:49 PM
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According to this article, lehighvalleylive.com will be visiting Charlie's Pool Room next Wednesday June 6 at 11:30AM as part of their Hot Dog Showdown.
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2012/05/hot_dog_showdown_announces_sev.html
 
Anyone interested in joining them? Visitors are encourged.
 

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/31/12 8:42 AM
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ken8038, Thanks for the update!

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 05/31/12 9:17 AM
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Way to go CPR!  It would be great to support the guys on June 6, but there is no way I could be there.  No doubt they will wow the judges!
 
Joe-
Any advice on getting those stains off my fingers?

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Thu, 06/28/12 4:25 PM
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Here's the Hot Dog Showdown's Review of Charlie's, needless to say, they loved it. Be sure to watch the video too, especially if you've never been there:
 
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2012/06/hot_dog_showdown_charlies_pool.html
 
They're only about 1/2 way thru thier weekly tour of Lehigh Valley Hot Dog Shops, so no winner has been named yet. Stay tuned.

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Re:OK Gang, The Boys Need Your Help! - Sun, 08/26/12 12:53 PM
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Well, it looks like Charlie's didn't quite make it to the top. The winner was Jimmy's Hot Dogs in Palmer Twp PA with Charlie's a close 2nd. I've been to Jimmy's, yes they are good, but come ON, better than Charlie's??  And that's not even accounting for the uniqueness of Charlies. 
 
Also, I'm not quite sure how they arrived at Jimmy's being #1, since it appears that 1 of the 3 judges voted Charlie's #1, and one of the other judges, Kelly Huth, voted Jimmy's #1 but then goes on to say that Charlie's will be the first place she will go back to.
 
Oh well, here's the article and the video, showing scenes from the 5 or 6 finalists.
http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/food/index.ssf/2012/08/hot_dog_showdown_names_its_win.html