Good luck. I thought I had it bad with water in my basement. It was nice to finally meet you after reading your posts. Your personality is as big as you are.
just had power restored , we have been out of juice since 6.30pm saturday, i was home just a short time before the lights went out, lost 1/2 of my roof, first est. is in for 5k. power was close to 48 hours……….. i know some are waiting to here my Comments on and about the tour, i’ll post in a few day’s, need to get caught up on somethings here………………
Dog Boss …..
Hey King ,
I believe Lou would have reached out by now if he wanted to meet up with you .
Good luck if you go and have fun everyone
I have to cancel out as well. The weather down here is going to go into flood watch and I’m not sure that driving from Baltimore to Freehold in heavy rain all the way is a great idea. Probably turn a three hour trip into a four hour plus trip.
Hope you guys have fun. I’m kind of bummed. I had scheduled my weeks vacation to start with tomorrow and I was going to travel on from there but looks like its all kind of washed out. Oh well. Hopefully the trip to Pittsburgh at weeks end goes off without a hitch.
Sounds like a great time. Sorry I missed it. Had to deal with a basement full of water. Looking forward to the tour in September.
I have not heard from Lou.
As for going, I won’t know for sure until tomorrow morning.
Here’s 85 pics from our Central/South Jersey Hot Dog Tour, 3-13-10…thanks again, John Sagi!! You put together a great tour…! (17 of us coming together in the rainstorm)
My FLICKR pics from our tour attached…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157623531536553 http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157623531536553/
Hope you enjoy!
Hello all ,
Have a great time tommorrow on the tour , will not be coming due to my sons bowling league party that had been rescheduled due to the last storm , I posted on the other thread also I think .
Will make arrangements to get the shirt with John .
Dont know if Lou made arrangements to go with Hot dog king , have not heard from the king .
And here’s an infamous JOHN FOX shot …….!!!
John is about to bite into a Shickhaus beef/pork dog from Boardwalk Hot Dogs, Brick Township, NJ ….
Doing what he loves doing best !!
Hello all ,
Glad everyone had a good time yesterday .
I did not cancel due to the weather but my sons bowling party that as been rescheduled twice already , a little rain does not bother the Benzee . Family first , you all are my second family
Any pics of our Hot Dog Hero Steve Keiner ? The last American to bring home the belt before Joey Chestnut , would love to get him on the 7th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour in Sept if he is available .
Sagiman sent you a pm on the shirts
another xcelllent trip report from NJ foremost authority on Hot Dogs John Fox
I had a great time yesterday at the Central/South Jersey Hot Dog Tour. Heavy rains and wind made it a little tough travelling, but a good day for eating hot dogs. What better way to spend a rainy day than eating hot dogs and hanging out with some great people? There were between 15 and 20 of us in attendance. Because of the weather, 12 people cancelled.
John Sagi organized this Tour and did a fantastic job of picking the places and putting everything together. He also designed and provided tee shirts. Thanks John. Thanks also to the brave people who attended and helped make this a special day. Thank you to those working at the places we visited for their service and willingness to answer my many questions. Michelle and Jeff, thanks for letting me ride with you. Michelle also posted pictures on Facebook. You can see them here: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=152217418818&ref=ts http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=152217418818&ref=ts We were joined by a true celebrity, Steve “the Terminator” Keiner, Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion of 1999 and the last American champion before Joey Chestnut. Steve also attended the very first New Jersey Hot Dog Tour in 2004.
We started off at the New England Hot Dog Company. Out of the 5 stops, I’ve only been to Frankly Burgers & More previously so New England and the rest were new to me although I did know a little about each stop from reading posts on this forum and speaking to some of the owners. I was pleasantly surprised at New England. This was because I really wasn’t expecting too much from an out of state chain that prepares hot dogs on a roller grill and has so many options with brands of hot dogs and topping choices that it seems to me that they would have a hard time doing everything well and keeping all of the products fresh.
I was pleased to find out that they did away with the roller grill at this particular location. Our dogs were prepared on a griddle and served on split-top New England rolls. You had a choice of having your bun steamed or toasted.
Dogs available here included a half pound Black Angus dog (Farmland brand), footlong natural casing Boars Head beef dog, footlong natural casing Boars Head beef and pork dog, smaller skinless Boars Head beef/pork, skinless Kosher dog (Hebrew National), organic beef dog, turkey dog, and veggie dog. There are a slew of topping combinations. At each stop I ordered my dog with mustard and had chili on half of the dog. This way I could get a taste of the actual dog unencumbered while also sampling the chili. As to the brands served here Hebrew National is a quality dog, Boars Head beef is one of my 3 or 4 favorite beef dogs, their beef/pork is average in my opinion. I’ve never had the Farmland Angus dog or the organic dog. I will not eat a turkey or veggie dog.
Towards the end of our visit one of the owners was on the phone with an employee. I had her ask about some of the brands. Prior to this the people working there didn’t know what they were serving. I had them check the boxes. Some of the brands they didn’t have boxes because they discarded them and put the franks in containers. Since I was curious about the brand of kosher dog, this is what I ordered. I could tell it was Hebrew National, and this was confirmed later by the owner who previously used Best Kosher until they were discontinued.
My dog was grilled and served on a toasted New England bun with mustard and chili on half. Excellent bun, good dog prepared well and hot enough. The chili (semi homemade) wasn’t great. I would skip it next time. Overall a good solid dog and a nice start to the day. The girls working there were pleasant and provided good service. New England has so many options and choices. I only had one dog, and while it was good and prepared well, I would rather see a place concentrate on a minimum of brands,46,549970.005001001001001001001001001001001001,12,7406,18.104.22.168
574503,571092,574225,2010-03-14 10:55:56.647000000,Re:The Contingent will invade MadCity on May 2
I want to thank everyone who weathered the storm and made the Central/South Jersey Tour a success.
Also thank you to the owners of the establishments that made the group feel welcomed and appreciated.
More comments will come later.
Those who ordered the T-Shirts and wasn’t able to attend, please let me know where to send them.
Thank you again
John, Ken & Steve…thanks for the great reports.
Great detailed reviews, JOHN FOX, and STRYYK !!
Well said, Stryyk (aka Steve) regarding bad weather becoming a SUNSHINE filled eating day!
Yup, sunny food AND company !!!
And AGREED, that ZUKA’S made us really feel wanted there… Lynn and Karen schmoozed so
nice with us … (ZUKA could not be there, as he is a DOG , after all !!) (not a hot dog, but
their dog )
My favorite hot dog was from FRANKLY BURGERS , Freehold, NJ…. (the brand was BEST’S) while ZUKA’S was a close 2nd…with their Sabrett Italian Dog)
I will add download all my Hot Dog Tour pics to my Flickr page, and post a link here!
I’ll add descriptions, etc ……
& I will look forward to all your comments!
I will not be able to join you on the tour tomorrow as I am not feeling well this week. I wish you all an enjoyable time and hope to see you on another tour soon.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.