I have nothing to add to billy boy’s descriptions….but just wanted to move some pictures I took over to here…
Dogs a la Katz’s
Nathan’s finest! The fries at Nathans are great, but only at the Coney Island location. I have had them at some of the chain store Nathan’s, and they are a distant cousin to these.
Crifdogs has many unique offerings. The top one is a BLT Dog…bacon wrapped dog, lettuce, tomato, mayo. The lower one was a Spicy Redneck… A House Dog, Bacon Wrapped, with Chili, Cole Slaw, and Jalapenos. It was also outstanding, with the cool slaw balancing the heat of the peppers perfectly!
The small interior at CrifDogs
Gray’s Papaya dogs…part of the recession special…2 dogs and a 14oz juice for $3.50. Best deal in town!
A doughnut plant "blackout" donut.
The Pickle Guys shop…not a luxurious place, but a fun and interesting place.
You guys are killing me with this trip – It’s terrific.
Nice pics, billyboy!
I still like you, even if you DO like ketchup on your hot dogs!
Thanks for the photo album tour…looks like you had a fun time..and some great hot dogs!!
Great stuff as always! My personal favorite photo is the young counter guy at Katz proudly displaying his handiwork.
Hello all ,
Great pics and report . !!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!![:o)]
Nathan’s sign is a classic. You also had a good shot of the Katz’s That’s All sign. Legend has it that when Katz hired the signmaker, he told him the sign should say KATZ’S that’s all. So that’s exactly what he got.
Great pix! Thanks for the report.
The egg foo young sandwich is actually called a St. Paul sandwich, although I’ve heard that it was invented in St. Louis. We have at least one restaurant in Columbia, Mo., that serves them.
What is a liver puff?
And, do these classic dog joints serve hot dogs that are any better than what we can grill at home?
Great report and pics
I was waiting for the photos of the crew!
I’ve met everyone on tour (even Tony Bad’s Sister)previously,with the exception of you, Billyboy- Hoping that will change shortly! Perhaps on our upcoming Connecticut Meet n Greet which is supposed to be planned for the spring.
Nice Pic’s. Looks like alot of history at Katz Deli. What a fun time!!! Thanks
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
I’ve spent a lot of time here on Roadfood talking about food of all manners with many people. It was my privilege to meet some of these fine folks the other day and get down to the business of eating some Roadfood whilst putting faces to some of the great voices on this site. Tony, Chris and Amy, thanks so much for a wonderful time! We met at Katz’s Delicatessen around 11 am.
The gang is all here! From l to r: Amy and Chris (ayersian), Tony B. and his sister, Margaret
Katz’s has many old signs like this hanging about the places as well as enough salami hanging to "send to all your boys in the army".
I think this sign went up around the same time that Wyatt Earp fought the Clantons at the O.K Corral.
I know it was a hot dog tour, but I just couldn’t resist getting a shot of this pastrami sandwich waiting to be picked up.
We asked for the dogs in these next two shots to be on the well done side. The man at the counter let us choose from the selection on the flattop. I kept it pretty simple and went with mustard and kraut. It wasn’t what I had expected. The outside had a great crust and some of the inside was crusty too as well as plump, which for me was unexpected. I wasn’t sure at first if I liked that as I’ve never had a dog like that before. I was used to plump and moist throughout the whole dog. I really do like it though as the crustiness provided a nice balance of textures and brought the flavor to another level. I think I could have had a couple more, but not on this day, too many stops to make.
My guy at the counter was happy to pose with my dog when I asked.
The dogs and buns on the flattop. I chose the one on the left, fourth from the front. Nice and dark.
A shot inside Katz’s. I was a little intimidated by the whole ticket system even before I went in and actually dropped my ticket about 5 seconds after I got it (which thankfully I noticed). It really wasn’t TOO crowded and the owner even came to our table and asked how our food was.
Outside Katz’s. I believe I’ll be back for some dogs and definitely that pastrami!!
After Katz’s we hopped on the F train to Coney Island for some dogs at Nathan’s Famous on Surf Avenue. Here’s a shot from across the street just outside of the train station.
A close up of the sign.
And yet another shot of Nathan’s.
The Wall of Fame and countdown clock that keeps running until the next hot dog eating contest on July 4th. We found it fascinating that the first winner in 1988 took the title by eating 13 hot dogs in 12 minutes and last year’s winner, Joey Chestnut, won by downing 66 of them in twelve minutes. Times have certainly changed. I do love going to Coney Island, but progress is definitely marching on and the re-development can be seen just around the corner from Nathan’s and I feel that it’s going to take away the character that made the area so popular for so long and just become a cookie cutter piece of real e,29,380319,0,23974,188.8.131.52
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PIcs and report from the NYC Hot Dog Tour-3/9/08
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