WOODLAND PARK, N.J. -- The classic hot dog, in all its bronzed, charred perfection, holds a special place in the hearts – and stomachs -- of most Americans, especially come summer. July, in fact, is National Hot Dog Month, thanks to the designation by the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council.
Who Has Passaic County's Best Hot Dogs?
Rutt's Hutt, Clifton
The Hot Grill, Clifton
Goffle Grill, Hawthorne
Hot Diggity Grill, Hawthorne
Jersey Johnny's Grill, Woodland Park
So where’s the best place to slather on the toppings and indulge in the perfect weiner? Daily Voice readers picked five nominees for our DVlicious “Best in Passaic County,” contest, each of which is being profiled this week.
Read below for what makes each nominee a “top dog,” then let your fingers do the clicking. Keep in mind you can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Voting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, July 28.Jersey Johnny's, 1750 Route 46, Woodland Park, (973) 837-8484
Frank Talk: The eatery touts its “classic New Jersey weiners” made by Thumann’s, which operates a plant in Jersey City, know for making both skinless and natural-casing pork and beef dogs that are gluten and MSG free.
Top This: Make sure you have plenty of napkins before you tackle Johnny’s’ Italian Dog, a delicious mess topped with potatoes, peppers and onions and, in a twist on the traditional bun, is served on pizza bread. Also on the tops of dog lovers’ lists are the All The Way (chili, onions, mustard); the Cuban (ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles); and the Heart Stopper, which is so piled with bacon, cheese, chili, onions, mustard, jalapeño peppers AND hot sauce that you can barely see the weiner underneath.