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Rena Levine Levy -- Windmill Hot Dogs

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Arguably, the Jersey Shore’s finest hot dogs, Windmill Hot Dogs have been loved by hungry people since 1976. The original location, a windmill shaped building on Ocean Avenue in Long Branch, was built and opened in 1964, and Leo and Ed Levine bought the restaurant in 1976. The rest, as they say, is history. In 1994, Leo recruited his daughter, Rena Levine Levy, from her position as Director of Food and Beverage at Stern's Department store.We'll meet Rena, a true hot dog maven, and find out how these Windmill hot dogs have grown to become the "biggest dogs on the block" with eight locations. Of course, these gourmet hot dogs have also received several awards including the Asbury Park Press Readers Choice Best Hot Dog in Ocean and Monmouth Counties from 1998-2009. The web site NJ.com rated “20 Jersey food experiences you must try before you die,” and the #1 experience was sitting on the deck atop the Windmill in Long Branch – eating a hot dog naturally! After the show, check out After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live! For additional information.

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