My maiden post over a year ago was a reccomendation of Hot Dog Johnnys in Butzville New Jersey. Most of my post detailed the beatifull quaint setting by the Pequest River. I also, however, made the mistake of extolling the hot dogs which I characterized as "deep-fried". (Information which I obtained from another website, since I had never bothered to inquire at the source)I then received a respond post from the now-immortal John Fox informing me politely that he believed the dogs were steamed and that he found them "bland".
I was chagrined that I had mischaracterized the nature of the hot dog,but puzzled about the complaint they were bland.All hot dogs I had ever had were bland- thats why you put condiments on them. If you wanted taste you bought a sausage sandwich.
As I began to read more posts about Northeastern New Jersey dogs, though it began to seem that they might be differant from the hot dogs I was familar with in the Lehigh Valley of PA and of Northwest New Jersey. Exotic apppelations such as "Rippers", "Italian hot dogs" and "Texas Wieners’" fired my imagination with the promise of truly succulent hot dogs only an hour away from my home.
A "girls day out" scheduled by my wife gave me my opportunity (I knew my wife would not enjoy a trip to New Jersey to sample multiple hot dogs, especially without knowing whether restrooms were either present or acceptably clean)My trip was set for Sunday August 15th. My goal: to visit five differant hot doggeries.(To be continued)