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John Fox

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Goombas Pizza Wed, 09/2/09 6:33 AM (permalink)
Goombas is a new pizzeria that opened a few blocks from my home in Union, N.J. The pizza is good, and was given a good review by the Star Ledger's Munchmobile. I asked if they made an Italian Hot Dog. They do, but it's not on the menu. It wasn't available when I went because they were out of pizza bread. That's a good sign as almost all pizzerias use sub rolls.
 
I had an Italian Hot Dog this past weekend. It is easily the best Italian Hot Dog I've had at a pizzeria. This includes Joe's in Union (my previous favorite), Dickie Dees, and all the rest. In fact it is one of the best Italian Hot Dogs I've had pizzeria or not. The bread is from Columbus bakery in Newark. Authentic pizza bread. Hot dogs from Best's. 8 to a lb and they stuffed what looks like 3 of them in there. Big slices of both red and green peppers well done. And potatoes sliced thin and fried perfectly. These are similar to Tommy's in Elizabeth. This sandwich was the heaviest Italian Hot Dog I've had. Everything blended together well and tasted excellent. I would guess it cost about $6.00 and change. Not sure of the exact price as I bought a few slices of pizza as well.
 
I hope Goombas continues to serve an Italian Hot Dog. The one I had rivals the 2 or 3 best in Jersey, is more filling, and within walking distance of my home. I'll be back.
 
#1
    Mosca

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    Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 09/2/09 9:36 AM (permalink)
    Goomba's; isn't that the name of the place in Florida where the owner, a guy who was in witness protection, attacked a customer who was complaining?

    Yeah, it is. I googled it. There must be 50 pizza joints named "Goomba's", it's like "Antonio's"!
     
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      sk bob

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      Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 09/2/09 1:07 PM (permalink)
      Mosca, the Goombas down here closed a couple months ago, business was down. wonder why
       
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        NYPIzzaNut

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        Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 09/2/09 1:20 PM (permalink)
        I always thought goomba had to have an H at the end to be a word.

         
        #4
          MiamiDon

          Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 09/2/09 1:49 PM (permalink)
          Goomba is a character in Super Mario Brothers
           
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            NYPIzzaNut

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            Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 09/2/09 3:14 PM (permalink)
            Pizzerias are going after the Italian connotation though - not a Nintendo character - I would think -  but with all the kids eating there who would really know who they are trying to appeal to, eh?
             
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              John Sagi

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              Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 09/2/09 4:57 PM (permalink)
              John

              Do you have a complete address for Goombas.
               
              Sounds like all the right stuff for an Italian Hot Dog.
               
               
              #7
                John Fox

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                Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 09/2/09 7:35 PM (permalink)
                The address is 1424 Morris Ave. 2 blocks from Salem Rd. on one side and 2 blocks from Colonial Ave. on the other side..
                 
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                  Blondpierogi

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                  • Location: Linden, NJ
                  Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 12/9/09 10:11 AM (permalink)
                  Hey all!
                  I work across the street from Goombas, The whole building orders food there. It is always busy!
                   
                  The Food is AWESOME!!! The food portions are Huge and the prices are Low. The entrees are only $9.99 and they are big.  The sandwiches can feed 2 people.  The pizza is awesome and bigger then anywhere else. 
                   
                  Definitely must check it out!
                  Oh and if you have a KEAN ID you get a discount.
                   
                  #9
                    EatingTheRoad

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                    Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 12/9/09 12:24 PM (permalink)
                     
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                      Mosca

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                      Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 12/9/09 1:22 PM (permalink)
                      Wow. ETR; that is so meta!
                       
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                        EatingTheRoad

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                        Re:Goombas Pizza Thu, 12/10/09 9:42 AM (permalink)
                        Haha...I was confused myself when I posted that...not quite sure how it happened but I like it...I think I'll keep it.
                         
                        #12
                          Applecheeks

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                          Re:Goombas Pizza Thu, 12/10/09 12:16 PM (permalink)
                          I passed there on Sunday and it looked busy.  Never thought to stop.  Now that I know they have a good Italian Hot Dog, I will make it a point to get there soon.
                           
                          #13
                            Dog Boss

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                            Re:Goombas Pizza Sun, 12/13/09 10:39 PM (permalink)
                            John fox............... your going to love this..................haha   we finally agree on something close to 100%........... the wife and i stopped in................. i order one of those italian HOT DOG'S.........well, i have to say it's in my top 3, over the past 12yrs it's been a shame of what's been eatin by me.............. these guy's are really trying to hit it........ i was really surprised this dog had flavor, the pizza bread was there too............ there lots of crappy bread out there... theres was a hit !!!!!!!!!! we hit a few of there sausage roll's................ and nice job there too !!!!!  pizza's well above most, but, not the best i ever had. well over 60% line................ these folks are working their goods and that's a BIG good thing
                             
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                              John Fox

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                              Re:Goombas Pizza Mon, 12/14/09 6:08 AM (permalink)
                              Another reason for me to like this place is that I can walk to it.
                               
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                                Benzee

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                                Re:Goombas Pizza Thu, 12/17/09 7:57 PM (permalink)

                                Hello all ,

                                Always glad to hear of another place to get a good Italian Hot Dog , especially one recomended by John .
                                Lets see we can order  and then walk over to Johns and eat , anyone else coming along (:
                                Just kidding buddy . Thanks for the head up on this place I'm sure to pass along to my friends up here

                                Benzee
                                 
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                                  sk bob

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                                  Re:Goombas Pizza Thu, 12/17/09 8:42 PM (permalink)
                                  John Fox


                                  Another reason for me to like this place is that I can walk to it.


                                  that a boy John, excerise before & after eating.
                                   
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                                    Matt Gleason

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                                    Re:Goombas Pizza Mon, 12/28/09 6:11 PM (permalink)
                                    An Italian Hot Dog has all of the major food groups: Meat, Bread, Vegtable, Fruit, Starch and Oil.
                                     
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                                      John Fox

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                                      Re:Goombas Pizza Mon, 12/28/09 7:41 PM (permalink)
                                      Exactly; a well balanced meal if there ever was one. And best washed down with beer; a healthy drink containing pure water, barley, yeast, and hops.
                                       
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                                        Dog Boss

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                                        Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 01/13/10 4:17 PM (permalink)
                                        OK.......... made my 2nd trip........ walked in, was with a buddy of mine, my buddy say's to the counter guy, you make those italian hot dog's ? the guy looks my buddy in the eye's, AND SAY'S, WERE NUMBER 1 IN THE STATE !!!!!!!!!!! i get a good chuckle out of it  . we order 2 , drinks my buddy get two or 3 slices of pizza............. were at the table , i'm on the phone, my bud is reading the menu and some other reading material. i end my call as the dog's are making there way to the table............. buddy hand's me the other reading material. i'm going to say no more, other then, i believe that JOHN FOX  has found lunch for life.


                                        we both enjoyed are italian style hot dog's !!!!!!!!!  traveler also said over and over about the pizza, called  me the next day, wanted to make return trip..................

                                        over all GOOMBBAS is making Very Good Italian Style Hot Dog's, Pizza and there stuffed items are very good also.............sausage and pepperoni roll's.

                                        i'm my way out , i said to the counter guy, you tell JOHN FOX  that DOG BOSS was here and he likes the dog's ..............
                                         
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                                          John Fox

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                                          Re:Goombas Pizza Wed, 01/13/10 8:47 PM (permalink)
                                          You saw the flyer!
                                           
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                                            Dog Boss

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                                            Re:Goombas Pizza Thu, 01/14/10 11:52 AM (permalink)
                                            John Fox


                                            You saw the flyer!


                                            Yes we did, that's good.................combo shop, pizza and dog's !!!!!!!!!!! overall they do have good stuff, just hope they stay on top of it, and not get lazy or cocky and lose there edge down the road...................
                                             
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