It’s time for Hot Dogs in New Jersey as the 11th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour is set for Saturday, September 13 at 11 AM. If you’d like to attend the 11th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour, there still may be a few seats available – CLICK HERE for ticket information. Myself, Jersey Hotdogman John Fox, Erwin “Benzee” Benz, Coney Island Lou, and the rest of the Jersey Tour gang will be set to roll at 11 AM.
This year’s tour features a surprise celebrity guest (maybe two), and five new stops in different hot dog “regions” of New Jersey.
11th Annual New Jersey Hot Dog Tour Stops
As always, the first stop is the Galloping Hill Inn in Union. It’s the only place that has been on every tour (hey they let us park there). They serve a very good 6/1 German style beef and pork dog made by Grote & Weigel.
Next up is Bear’s in Sayreville – a small trailer that serves very good natural casing Sabrett beef hot dogs. Bear’s has been around for 43 years.
After that, the buses descend on Long Branch where tour attendees will savor hot dogs at three establishments. Route 66 is first up; they serve “a Plainfield style Texas Weiner” (that’s a Coney Dog to non-Jerseyites). The Windmill, a New Jersey icon and thought of as “one of Jersey’s finest dogs,” is next where we’ll sample quarter pound, griddled Sabretts. The Long Branch stop ends at Max’s, The Windmill’s friendly, cross-town rival. This New Jersey “legend” features quarter pound Schickhaus franks and Bruce Springsteen pops in now and again!
Capping the tour off is Local Smoke in Neptune – a barbecue joint that happens to serve a Berks frank that’s smoked, roasted, then griddled!
If time permits, another stop will be added too!
This is the third time I am attending this tour – it’s always fun (and filling)! I’ll be bringing my cameras along to document the whole thing and if you can’t make it, you can watch it on Hot Dog Stories.