New Jersey Hot Dogs


(Junior) #101

The blades were replaced about 3-4 months ago to much fanfare only to literally fall off a week after installation. The contractor quickly made the repairs and reinstalled them.


(John) #102

I really like Costco hotdogs which for $1.50 are a deal. They’re really more of a brat though. However, as much as I like the dog I HATE that sickeningly sweet potato roll they put it in.


(Joon) #103

Best hot dog deal in town is the 3 for 3 at 7-11. Plus you get a lot more topping options than Costco. You used to also be able to get a 1/4lb dog + Big Gulp for 2$ but I think that deal might be gone now. Either way the dogs are good and it’s 100% beef! The only thing wrong with it is that it’s not natural casing so you don’t get that snap. :frowning:


(Junior) #104

7-11 for convenience hands down is the best hot dog around. If I had a dollar for every hot dog / frozen burrito combo I have eaten after last call throughout NJ over the years, well I would have a LOT of dollars!! Come to think of it a right of passage to being a resident of NJ has to be at least one drunken 3am 7-11 parking lot feast! (thank God they didn’t have wings and pizza during my heyday.)


(Joon) #105

There’s just something about those horrible 7-11 burritos, I think they’re magically enchanted for their tastiness to skyrocket after midnight.

We need some more tasty late night options in this area. So sad there’s such few choices.


#106

The windmill locations in some towns are open to 3 I think…or at least two. Nothing like some chili cheese fries late night!


(Junior) #107

We should honestly plan a HO’down for this!!!


(Junior) #108

@seal for every hotdog you buy me I’ll buy you the second dog buddy!!


(David) #109

Still a bit far away. Will be back in NJ after the 4th. But hot dogs are always a good idea.


(Joon) #110

I went to the now defunct JB’s in East Hanover for an Italian dog… it was atrocious. Good lord that thing was sad. Hope Kenilworth is better.


(Junior) #111

Wow, it’s been years, like decades since I’ve had one, I think I went to the one on 22 in the Greenbrook area but they were always known to have good dogs.


#112

Not a discussion about places where you can get hot dogs but a discussion of the dogs themselves.


(Wayne G. Robinson) #113

Interesting but woefully narrow and incomplete. The Times may as well give up any pretense of food reviews.


#114

Did you read the article? It explains why the review is “narrow”. I would like to know which brands did not make the final cut.


(Wayne G. Robinson) #115

Maybe I just guessed that the article would be crap and saved 60 seconds of my life.

Or maybe I read it and then wondered why.


#116

Windmill and schickhaus should have been top ten. I don’t eat hebrew national dogs at all…not my cup of tea.

Also, Nathan should have been natural casings…so much better.


(Tom T) #117

Neither are all beef, and Nathans NC is not readily available. So, while I agree with your premise it does not fit in the qualifications that the article made.


#118

I honestly didn’t even read the article so I didn’t know all beef was a requirement. I just glanced at the contenders. What about sabretts natural casing? I think they are all beef.


(Tom T) #119

“readily available” in supermarkets was another criteria. But yeah, natural casing Nathans are among my favorites.

If you like the Schickhaus and Windmill Sabrett, you should try the beef/pork dogs from Sabatos butcher shop in the Junction (Middletown) I think they make them, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they did not. In any event they are tasty with a hint more spice than a nc Thumanns.


#120

Yeah I dont think they make those but they are good. I’m Middletown born and raised so I’ve eaten my share of their meats over my lifetime!

I think food town still has 10 packs of Nathan NC on sale for 8 bucks…good stuff. I pretty much don’t cook any dogs at home unless NC.