NORWOOD, N.J. -- Talk about "relishing" your dog days.
Who Has Bergen County's DVlicious Best Hot Dogs?
Hiram's Roadstand, Fort Lee
Jolly Nicks, Dumont
June and especially July (it's National Hot Dog month, after all) are prime times for enjoying this quintessential American favorite. The only question: Who makes 'em best?
Three "top dogs" are contenders in our DVlicious contest. Read on for a brief profile (all are being highlighted this week), then let your fingers do the clicking.
You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27.
Frank Talk: Callahan's continues to win-- and wow -- customers with its inventive housemade toppings, strict quality control and high-quality meat. The same principles that guided this eatery since 1950 continues with the next generation, now a huge Facebook force and Instagram darling.
What made this place famous (the original Fort Lee shop closed in 2006) -- and what still holds true today -- are the pork/beef blend of ripper style (fried) hot dogs. Hot dogs are available in "original" size (9-inch long) and "super" size (more than a foot long). Add the creative flair of Chef Danny Fabian and Owner Daniel DeMiglio, and you've got a recipe for fun -- think 48-hour marinated pulled pork as a topping (or on its own) along with fresh seasonal and popular ingredients such as mango and bacon.
DeMiglio, a third grandson of the founder, relaunched his family's beloved business three years ago, starting with the food truck. That proved so popular, the Norwood brick-and-mortar store followed.
Get 'em Hot: 10 Broad St, (844) 468-3641, (844) 468-3641, www.callahanshotdogs.com/