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  1. Too bad we don't have a branch of Gray's in NJ; in the city they are 95 cents, and they are a bit smaller, but 2 dogs suffice. 

    John, are you also doing Charlie's and Galloping Hill?  They are both within 5 minutes of Syds. (Or do you need time to digest?  :wink: )

    We will be meeting in the parking lot at the Galloping Hill Inn. They will be our first stop. We will be skipping Charlies, but going to Tommy's Italian Hot dogs in Elizabeth and Jerry's, which is next to Tommy's. Other stops will include Syd's, J's Beef, Libby's, Rutt's Hut, Amazing Hot Dog, Dickiee Dees, and Tony's Truck. Maybe JJ's.


    Best's is a top quality beef dog. But there are some that do not like it as taste is subjective. They taste great prepared any way, but are especially good on the grill. Is it possible that you don't like all beef dogs? They have a higher fat content than a predominatly pork hot dog such as Thumanns. And a spicier flavor profile as well. Maybe you got a bad sample.

    Boiled and on the grill. I also made one on the Foreman grill. I bought a total of three packages and they were each from different stores. My conclusion: my tastebuds don't like Best.

  2. On a side note about Best Hot Dogs from Newark.  Are they any different from the packages at the supermakets at theses places?  I asked because I bought more than one pack at two different supermarkets and I thought Best hotdogs were the worst.  I can't quite describe the oily, greasy meat taste they exude.  I now buy nothing but Thumans

    Which Best was it? There's Best Kosher of Chicago, and there's Best Provisions of Newark. I've seen both in East Coast supermarkets. In any event, the Best Provisions hotdog in the supermarkets is the same mixture as served by Syd's and others EXCEPT I've only seen the skinless dogs in supermarkets; Syd's and others usually seve the natural casing dog. I'm hard-pressed to fathom the "oil, greasy meat taste" you found; that hasn't been my experience, even with the supermarket skinless version from Best Provisions.

    Yup, they are the Newark Best dogs I bought. IMO they are terrible. We all have different taste buds I guess. Thanks. I'll steer clear of Syd's now.

  3. On a side note about Best Hot Dogs from Newark. Are they any different from the packages at the supermakets at theses places? I asked because I bought more than one pack at two different supermarkets and I thought Best hotdogs were the worst. I can't quite describe the oily, greasy meat taste they exude. I now buy nothing but Thumans

  4. "Massive"  conjures up to me a 2 lb hot dog;  but Syd's dog is maybe only 20% larger than a Nathan's size dog.  Not proportional to the price at all in my opinion. 

    I think this place has the distinction of being the MOST expensive hot dog in the NY metro.(by far!)  With Katz at $2.75,  Papaya King at $1.65, and Gray's under a buck, there's just no way this dog merits 4 bucks!!! 

    our friends at Amazing Hot Dog serve a quarter pound dog that is over 3 dollars and can reach over 5 dollars depending on the toppings. the down side to my mind is that you can only really eat one. the upside is that it's a 5-8 dollar meal.

    Tommy, you slacking off?!? :biggrin:

  5. The De Piero farm in Montvale (last exit in NJ off the Garden State Parkway) usually has them. I've seen them in past years but haven't been there recently so can't offer any guarantees. Not the same, but they've also sold edible flowers too (like pansies and what not).  If they have them, it'll be on the right side of the store (when you walk in) where the veg/fruit are, but all the way in the back before you get to the greenhouse. I bet you could give them a call to ask. Good luck!

    Thanks! Since De Piero is by far and away the closest place mentioned here I found that they do have them. Much appreciated.

  6. Anyone have a line on a market or stand that sells them? These are normally procured from a garden but this year is an exception and I find myself looking for these from a secondary source such as a market or stand. Anyone know a place that sells them or at least zucchini with the blossoms attached?

    I usually stuff them w/ high quality ricotta(bufala if possible) and finely diced panchetta or very good prosciutto. Then tempura battered and lightly fried.

  7. YES!

    Margherita went over too well. I ended up making 4 of them! Looks like this party won't stop anytime soon and damn good thing I'm my own boss and can opt out of work tomorrow. LOL! We are on our 5th bottle of Nebbiolo and copius amounts of figs with balsamico. I don't see and end to this party yet.

    Viva Italia! Viva Azzurri!

    Buh-Bye Ziggy

  8. Well, in the US, particularly this area, there will be a lot more people rooting for Italy, particularly those with Italian ancestry.  I would bet that most of those folks have never been to Italy nor France, so they have never tasted "real" Italian cuisine...

    My ideal pipe dream is to watch the game from Menton, France, right smack on the Italian border, on the Riviera.  (My name sake).  If France wins, stay there and celebrate, with some local tarte au citron.  If Italy wins, just take a 10 minute drive to Ventimiglia, and immerse in the festivities, partaking in pesto and gelato!!  :biggrin:

    I'd rather be in Roma in Piazza Navona cracking open some French champagne tonight and partying until the sun comes up. I was there a week after 1982 World Cup winning and the streets were still electric!!

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