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EAP to Celebrate National Hot Dog Day July 22nd
The Elizabeth Avenue Partnership (EAP) will be celebrating its second annual National Hot Dog Day on Friday - July 22, 2016 from 12-3 p.m. featuring dollar hot dogs from Tommy’s Italian Hot Dogs and Sausages and Jerry’s Frankfurters, both located one store apart on Second Avenue.

Second Avenue will be the site between Elizabeth Avenue and South Street where tents, tables and chairs will be set up while a DJ will be playing summer favorites between 12-3 p.m.

Speaking about the first annual Hot Dog Day Event held last July, Mayor Chris Bollwage stated, “The Avenue created even more opportunities by partnering with local businesses to host special events such at National Hot Dog Day.” The event was sponsored by the EAP and celebrated in the city by two long-time eateries, Jerry’s Famous Frankfurters and Tommy’s Hot Dogs and Sausages which drew patrons from near and far, where approximately 1,000 one dollar hot dogs were sold in a 3-hour period at each location in July.”

This year’s event will be similar to last year with both locations offering $1 dollar hot dogs (including mustard or ketchup) and $1.50 dogs with the works. Onion rings, curly fries and steak fries will be offered at the regular price of $2.00.

Tommy’s, located at 900 Second Avenue has been operating for 47 years and run by the son of the original proprietor Tommy Parinello, Sr., who started the business after his father purchased the building on Second Avenue. A third generation business, Tommy’s has been ranked annually as the one of the top 5 best Italian Hot Dogs in the state while Jerry’s cracks the Top 20 each year for Best Hot Dog in the State of NJ. The Star Ledger Munchmobile and National Food Magazines have written about both places extensively over the years with Tommy’s receiving National acclaim by various publications and rankings.

Jerry’s Famous Frankfurters, 906 Second Avenue, is entering its 66th year of operation on Elizabeth Avenue and has gained a following for not only its hot dogs but homemade chili using the same recipe for years. Present owner Miguel Patrikios has perfected the cooking method passed down for generations which give Jerry’s hot dogs that perfect “snap” that keep customers coming back for more. Both eateries are open seven days a week, including holidays.

The EAP represents more than 300 businesses within the Elizabeth Avenue Special Improvement District and promotes the Avenue as a great place to visit, shop, live and operate a business. For more information about the program, please call the EAP at 908-965-0660.