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It was great renewing some old acquaintances, and meeting up with many new soon to be friends. As you said, the weather made traveling difficult but the hotdogs and camaraderie made for a very good day.
The natural casing all beef dog I had at New England Hotdogs with the Sabrett onions was very tasty and the split top rolls, which I prefer are a welcome change to the normal roll I am used to in South Jersey.
At Frankly Burgers and more I had a quarter pound natural casing dog with chili which was very enjoyable. I found the chili on the beefy side and very nicely seasoned. The dog was well cooked and Ralph, ( the owner?) has a very well run production line. It was a very nice gesture for him to give the tour gratis fountain sodas, thanks Ralph. His burgers looked very tasty too.
Our third stop, Boardwalk Hotdogs was probaply my least favorite dog, I had the guarter pound Schickhouse dog. The beef /pork combination had a very pale color, it had a very soft and airy consistancy when you first bit into it. I did not like the taste of the bun. The spicy sauted onions I had on top of the dog seemed to be flavored with just some commercial hot sauce definitely not to my liking.
Zukas Hot Grill has a very nice set up, the people working behind the counter were very personable and made you feel like you wanted to hang out there. I had a Sabrett dirty water dog with grilled onions which was tasty but I should have opted for a Thumanns deep fryer instead.
Zukas has a number of tasty looking baked goods and some really exceptional looking empanadas. If I was not on a hotdog quest I would have polished off a pulled pork empanada with rojhas sauce, a eggplant, pepper and onion empanada, and a apple empanada in that order, they looked delish. I will definitely go back to Zukas.
At the D.A. Barsch German Butcher Shop, our last stop, I loved the German hotdogs I sampled but the star of the show to me was the special Italian dogs that Mr. Barsh created for the tour he combined the essence of the Italian hotdog by combining the meat with potatoes, onions, and peppers, they were absolutely awsome his special relish, and sweet German mustard were superb.
The other true star at this tasting was Johns Sagi “The Chili Man’s” chili , undoubtly the best chili I have ever tasted. Hail to the supreme chili master!!!
Again I want to say a bad weather day became a sunshine filled eating day due to the food, and company. Benzee please put me down for the September tour, I look forward to the next get together.
John S very nice job on the t-shirts let me know if you have a spare XL for me thank you John Fox, and Ellen for your efforts in making the Central New Jersey Tour a successful and enjoyable event.
Steve “The Hotdogterminator” Keiner