It’s great that the Tiki Grill can get these dogs. Too bad JoColl has had such a hard time. Jo, have you gone to this place yet?
I never had a Galloping Hill Inn dog when Zimmerman’s supplied the rolls, but I think the current pechters roll is pretty good. It’s harder and sturdier than a typical hot dog bun. Some people love it, while others think it is too big for the dog. As for the dog itself, it is made by Grote & Weigel of Conn. based on the original recipe that used to be made by Gaiser’s of Union prior to 1988. It is not skinless, but rather has a collagen casing. I think it is a great dog. Perhaps you are used to the spicier all beef dog used at Charlies and Syd’s. I see that you are from Rahway where I work. Have you been to Frank & Fries? What do you think of their dogs?
to each his own would definetly apply here. As for hot sauces, i have tons and those who like them use them, those who don’t don’t use them. To say they have no place is an opinion.
To all, Enjoy what you like. That is why there are so many choices.
Good holidays to all.
I don’t know how well you knew the old owner, but the guy I met said his name was Fred. He seemed nice enough, and there was a woman helping him, I have no idea if it was his wife, girlfriend, sister, friend or just an employee. My wife had a turkey burger which she enjoyed, and the steak fries were good too.
big g in joisey
There have probably been a few places to try and imitate Rutt’s relish,but,for the most part I believe it’s a regional appreciation for this particular topping.One of my friends has lived in Clifton for more than twenty years and never even tried Rutt’s until last year
and was impressed with the hotdogs and their unique relish,he found the taste very similiar to a type of relish he had when he was living in Germany. He inquired about it’s origin but the counter person was not about to divulge it’s ingredients,I told him,they are probably asked about a couple hundred times a week but to no avail.
Hot dog, a new restaurant
Don Pagano says his new Tiki Grill in Hobe Sound is already famous for its hot dogs three East Coast varieties that are well-known up north: Sabrett’s, footlong Hebrew Nationals and the 1/4 -pound Schickhaus dog "imported" from the Jersey shore.
"We have other specialties, too, like a rib-eye Philly cheesesteak, conch fritters and crunchy grouper," Pagano said, but the dogs are the draw.
The laid-back tiki huts serve as dining rooms and bandstands for the performers who croon Buffett, or pound out a reggae beat on the steel drums.
There’s beer, wine and frozen tropical drinks for quaffing at lunch or dinner, too, all seven days.
> Tiki Grill
11220 S.E. Federal Highway, Hobe Sound (a block north of Bridge Road)
Seven days, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (kitchen closes at 8 p.m.)
Yeh, John…now that I’m retired that is possible…thanks!!!!
Just a note.
I too went back to boarwalk hotdogs in Brick,yesterday. Living in Brick it’s my favorite hot fog site as I’ve said many times here…but I noticed a different couple seems to own it now..and the furnishings are different. The great food seems to be the same..but since I only go there for hot dogs,I can’t say. Prices a bbit higher too. $3.50 for a dog now..but for these superb Schickaus. still not bad!
<<I was there twice and don’t remember being cold, but I asked my wife who went with me the second time. She agreed that it was cold.
John, thanks for your comments. The day we went was one of those 15 degree days last week. It was so cold in there you could actually see your breath, even in the side room where we ate.
You’re probably right about how these places serve a cheeseburger, but I still think that if a cheeseburger is going to be anything other than what I would call a normal chesseburger, there should be some mention of that fact on the menu. But we’ll know better next time. I will go back, as I said, but when the weather warms up.
Yes they are open tue- sun,I was there on wensday an they had a sign saying they will be closed this sunday for the holiday. I think I know why johnny and his wife kay do it all and needed a rest they are great people.
Hello all ,
The 6th Annual Jersey Hot Dog Tour will be held on Sat Sept 26th , 2009 .
Many of the places discussed in this forum are stops on the tour . Intinerary will be put together again by John Fox .
Meeting and departure point of first five tours has been Galloping Hill Inn , who gave all attendees a very nice gift on last years tour .
Where do you sell dogs in NJ? I’m always up for trying some place new. Or maybe I’ve already eaten there 🙂
had my worst hot dog ever yesterday at a place called "Friends" in Plainfield or North Plainfield. I should have known when i walked in but anyway avoid the Texas weiners there by all means. i ordered 2 and they were "nassy" so nasty that i had to drive to Texas Weiners 1 and order 2 chili dogs there just to get the bad taste out of my mouth from the 2 i had at Friends!!! anyone know the story behind the "Paul’s 2 Newark Italian Style Hot Dog" place on Somerset St. yet? i was by there and the paper was still up. Is there a Paul’s in Newark on Clinton St.???? John, have you ever been there?
Thanks. Are they open Sunday’s?
You should join us on the next Hot Dog Tour!
I enjoyed your post. It’s obvious thedinigroom has never eaten at a hot dog joint here in Jersey. At least not one serving Texas Weiners, which are very similar to Michigan’s Coney Islands.
I wouldn’t go so far to say that the Coney Island Hot Dog was invented in Michigan, although it might have been. I always believed what we know as a Coney Island or Texas Weiner was invented in Paterson, N.J. in 1920 by a man named John Petrellis. Becky Mercuri, author of the Great American Hot Dog Book, did some research and can point to a number of Coney Island Hot Dog restaurants in various states that opened earlier than 1920. One in the south, perhaps Alabama, opened in 1913. I’ll have to check the book again. It seems that Greek immigrants came to this country and opened hot dog restaurants all over serving a similar type of chili. These restaurants became known as "Coney Island" or "Texas Weiner" joints. In Plattsburgh, N.Y. they call this type of hot dog a "Michigan" and trace the origin to a woman named Eula Otis in 1925. It’s not known for sure, but speculation is that she came from Michigan. Rhode Island also has a variation of this dog called "New York System Wieners".
For anyone interested in hot dogs and their history, I recommend the Great Amewrican Hot Dog Book by Becky Mercuri.
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