FT. LEE DOGS

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This July we’ll be walking the George Washington Bridge to Fort Lee ┬áin the dead dog heat of summer for hot dogs at Hiram’s. Details coming soon.





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11 Responses to FT. LEE DOGS

  1. ken says:

    Don’t forget the decades-long hot dog rivalry between Hiram’s and the previously next door Callahan’s. Both are on the road to the once Palisades Amusement Park, now the site of the Winston Towers apartments. The trolly trail is worth investigating.

  2. Bill says:

    I did some field work on N.J. dogs a few years back, when I was considering opening a hot dog joint. Your readers should be aware that if they’ve been nurtured on New York dogs, whether Hebrew Nats or dirty waters, that the specimens across the river are (a) mostly all pork, (b) pretty bland, and (c) frequently DEEP-FRIED. I found them essentially inedible for all three reasons.
    I’m just sayin’, ya know.

    • KevinJWalsh says:

      I LIKE ‘em deep fried actually, a change from what you get here. As long as you don’t overdo.

      Hiram’s used to have a competitor across the street, Callahan’s, but the dogs were jumbo–too big for me to handle.

  3. chris says:

    Oddly, the Calahan’s web site still lists the Ft Lee location. There’s another location still operating in Little Ferry.

    http://www.callahanshotdogs.com/

    Jason Perlow gave the Ft Lee location a nice obit.

    http://offthebroiler.wordpress.com/2006/09/08/ode-to-callahans-of-fort-lee/

  4. Tal Barzilai says:

    As much as I would love to come to this, I work on Saturday. Why were the tours swtiched from Sunday to Saturday in the last year anyway? Ever since the swtich, I was unable to come, and I can’t just miss a day of work to come to this. What was the reason for the swtich of the tour days to begin with? Were Sundays not your best days?

  5. Yasmeen says:

    Why would you take all that time to go there? LOL. Its okay. I live close by and support it from time to time, but Jersey has so many mom and pop places like this to treasure. I just think its ohhh kay. I like the the Hot Grill in Clifton. But there’s something about Hirams, I know people enjoy. It has to be the people, because, I wasn’t that impressed. I liked Callahans on 46, but its gone.

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