There are certain places that a food writer has to visit in order to show that they're real experts on the turf they cover. And if they're in New Jersey, they almost certainly serve hot dogs. What is it about New Jersey and hot dogs? That was my question as I approached Charlie's Pool Room, one of the Garden State's most legendary hot dog vendors.
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"By not having a Charlie's hot dog, it's like skipping a chapter in this book called life." [Art and photographs: Hawk Krall] Past Weeks' Dogs Beer Marinated Chili DogDepression Dog24-Hour DogThe Philly ComboTijuana Dog Over Labor Day weekend I had the opportunity to visit what might be one of the country's most unique hot dog joints. Hidden on backroads in western New Jersey near the Pennsylvania border--closer to the mountains than the ocean--lies Charlie's Pool Room. Located on a residential street, it's easy to miss. In fact, finding this place was like an episode of Lost. The street names didn't match up to my road atlas or Google maps, and the GPS went haywire and told us we were still...