Hot dog excursion continued..
My first stop was in Elizabeth at Jerry’s and Tommy’s (both on the same block- its amazing they can both stay in business).The doggeries are on 2nd Avenue, one block souh of Elizabeth Ave., a main east-west thoroughfare. The neighborhood,to judge by store names, is hispanic and Portugese, slightly down at the heels(there is a strip club down the block), but vibrant with few vacant store fronts. There were plenty of shoppers on the streets. Both establishments arestorefronts with exterior walk up order windows and no seating.
Iwent to Jerry’s first and ordered the basic dog with no topping. It was more flavorfull than I was used to at home, not spicy exactly but with a good meaty taste. The roll was ordinary.
I then approached Tommy’s and orderd the Italian dog. for $5.25 (Jerry’s was $1.50). this was a meal in itself. Served in a sort of pocket of Itaian bread, the dog was topped with onions,a slice of sweet red pepper and home fries.I love homefries and these were truly excellant. The whole combination was extremely tasty, although it sort of overwhelmed the taste of the dog.I therefore broke a piece off the end of the dog and ate it seperately. To my uncultivated palate, it tasted a lot like Jerry’s.Tommy’s also sells their home fries seperately, and if I get back there I would definatly order them. They were excellant home fries. To be continued