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669 Lexington Ave.
NOBODY gets just one Texas weiner! The counter man will holler out to the back kitchen, “Two, all the way!” And within ninety seconds, a pair of handsome little hot dogs will appear on the tray in front of you. Each is a deep-fried pup with rugged skin nestled in a too-short bun topped with mustard, onion, and spicy/sweet beef-chili sauce. On the side you can get French fries topped with gravy, sauce, or cheese or any combination of the three.
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"New Jersey is well-endowed with restaurants that sell Texas weiners (and that is the way most of them spell wiener!); the first one is known to have been a hot dog stand in the Manhattan Hotel in Paterson, New Jersey, as early as 1920. Paterson still has an abundance ..."
August 16, 2010
"I have been eating at The Hot Grill since the day it opened, when I was eight years old. It was, and continues to be, not only delicious but a source of comfort and solace when life gets too much to bear. You can always walk in and order your usual, know exactly what ..."
February 24, 2009
"Being from as North Jersey as is possible (Montvale), when I crave hot dogs, I first ask myself the all-important question: do I want chili or do I want gravy fries? If the answer is yes, then there's only one destination! I occasionally dabble in an "all-the-way" ..."
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669 Lexington Ave., Clifton, NJ
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Open Year Round
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
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"The flavor combination of hot dogs and chili is dazzling, but so are the textures. These deep-fried dogs have a real snap!"
"Four with sauce and a root beer."
"Note the pork-pie hat: more Hackensack than Houston!"
"It's a Roadfood given: a giant replica of something to eat on the roof of a restaurant almost always signals good food inside."
"The Hot Grill is one of several places in this region to specialize in Texas Weiners -- a New Jersey tradition that goes back decades."
"A delicious lunch."
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