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Desperately seeking a Texas weiner...

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kizabrat77 Mar 7, 2011 08:45 PM

grew up in Scranton PA, now on CNJ, and I'm craving a Texas weiner.... Soft roll, weiner cut in half and girdled, Texas weiner sauce, onions.... Yum! Help!

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    maryanne06 Mar 12, 2011 11:47 AM

    Libby's and Pappy's are wonderful, but The Hot Dog Caboose in Midland Park has great Sabrett dogs in a very unique location.....right next to the train tracks. The ladies who run it are very pleasant.

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    Hot Dog Caboose
    211 Greenwood Ave, Midland Park, NJ 07432

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      menton1 Mar 12, 2011 03:35 PM

      How are the dogs prepared at Hot Dog Caboose?

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      Hot Dog Caboose
      211 Greenwood Ave, Midland Park, NJ 07432

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        maryanne06 Mar 12, 2011 05:13 PM

        They are grilled, not deep-fried at The Hot Dog Caboose. I had a cheese dog.....lots of mild cheese topped the dog. My boyfriend devoured two chili dogs (choice of mild or spicy chili). The hot dog buns were very fresh. The place is also very clean......unlike a typical "roach coach" that you may encounter peddling dogs. There is a big, round picnic table if you choose to eat on site. Did I mention that the ladies serving were helpful and friendly? There was also a steady line of folks wanting hot dogs or their delicious chilis, and I can say that they have "regulars". We sat with a couple at the picnic table who said that they like the Cabooses over Johnny and Hanges dogs.

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        Hot Dog Caboose
        211 Greenwood Ave, Midland Park, NJ 07432

        1. re: maryanne06
          menton1 Mar 12, 2011 05:41 PM

          Sounds similar to the grilled dogs at the Karl Ehmer cart in Hillsdale...and that's good news, I prefer grilled dogs, as long as it's not on a roller grill...

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            Picnicchef Mar 13, 2011 06:53 AM

            I am also a fan of Riverview East in Elmwood Park, and not a bad dog at all at Goffle Grill in Hawthorne.

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            Riverview East
            455 River Dr, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

            Goffle Grill
            1140 Goffle Rd, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

    2. briansnat Mar 10, 2011 12:18 PM

      I think the best TW is from the Hot Grill in Clifton. It's worth the drive if you really crave one.

      2nd place goes to Johnny & Hanges in Fair Lawn and Wayne. Also worth the drive.

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      Johnny & Hanges
      23-20 Maple Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

      Hot Grill
      669 Lexington Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

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        hotdoglover Mar 12, 2011 05:00 AM

        Both great places. I also like Libby's in Paterson and the Getty Grill in Clifton. My favorite Texas Weiner joint is Pappy's Diner in Totowa. Excellent tangy chili sauce.

        Manny's in Union is good for a grilled Texas weiner. There are really 2 types. The "Hot" or Paterson area Texas Weiner that deep fries the frank and uses a thin chili sauce. Then there's the "Plainfield area" Texas Weiner that grills the frank and has a thicker chili. The Plainfield area joints (Texas Weiner l, ll, Red Tower, J&G, Middlesex Texas Weiner, etc.) all use a Grote & Weigel griddle frank. The Paterson area hot Texas Weiners mostly use the special Thumann's frank for deep frying. The Hot Grill uses a Sabrett beef/pork frank.

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        Middlesex Texas Weiner
        Greenbrok Rd State Hwy N, Middlesex, NJ 08846

        Pappy's Diner
        315 Union Blvd, Totowa, NJ 07512

        Hot Grill
        669 Lexington Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

        Red Tower
        500 Park Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

        Texas Weiner
        100 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060

        1. re: hotdoglover
          menton1 Mar 12, 2011 08:51 AM

          John-- do these places actually split the dog and grill it, or do they deep fry it? I always thought Hot Grill and J & H deep fry...

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            hotdoglover Mar 13, 2011 05:36 AM

            The Hot Grill and J&H deep fry their dogs as does Libby's, Goffle Grill, Pappy's and all of the places in the Paterson/Clifton area. The Plainfield area places grill, but do not split their dogs.

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            Hot Grill
            669 Lexington Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011

            Goffle Grill
            1140 Goffle Rd, Hawthorne, NJ 07506

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            Picnicchef Mar 12, 2011 09:20 AM

            I love Libby's. Great to visit the falls (especially now) and then walk over for lunch!

        2. Tapas52 Mar 7, 2011 08:48 PM

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/254243

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/253123

          http://www.hollyeats.com/JerseyDogs.htm

          This should help you . good luck

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