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Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey to Stop at Fanwood Grille

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Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey motor coach will stop in Fanwood on Sept. 29 Credits: Facebook
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Galloping Hill Hot Dogs in Union will be the first stop on the Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey.
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Jimmy Buff's of Kenilworth will be on the Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey.
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Little Buffalo, a relatively new eatery in Cranford, will be on the Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey.
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Fanwood Grille Dog with sauerkraut Credits: John Mooney
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Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave., Fanwood) will be on the Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey. Credits: John Mooney
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Jimmy Buff's is famous for its Italian Hot Dogs.
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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Grille (34 South Martine Ave.) has been named one of the stops on the 15th annual Hot Dog Nation Tour of New Jersey

The motor coach bus tour is organized by Erwin Benz and John Fox, who is one of the country's best known hot dog experts. The event attracts visitors from several different states. 

Union's famous Galloping Hill Inn ("one of the best German style dogs in the state," according to the organizers) will be the starting point for the 2018 tour. The next stop will be Jimmy Buffs Italian Hot Dogs of Kenilworth ("the originator of this born-in-New Jersey specialty"). Third along the way will be Hot Dog Louie's, a truck located on Route 35 in Woodbridge.

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Little Buffalo of Cranford, which has been open for about a year, makes its debut on the tour. The eatery features several types of hot dogs, including a "red hot" and a "white hot" that is similar to a bratwurst, along with several types of meat sauces. 

The Fanwood Grille features Schickhaus franks with natural casing prepared on the grille. Toppings include cheese, chili, sauerkraut, and the "Cowboy Tony" seasoned meat topping with mustard and onions. 

Apple's Deli in Springfield, another relatively new place, is owned by Matt Appelbaum, former owner of Amazing Hot Dog and former manager of Cioffi's Boardwalk, both of which were on past Hot Dog Nation tours.

Request to join the Hot Dog Nation Facebook group by clicking here and register to join the motor coach tour. 

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Editor's Note: TAPintoSPF publisher John Mooney is owner of Fanwood Grille.

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