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by dtownkitty

There are many restaurants in the area, including local chains, that go by the name "Coney Island" .
They are usually little greek restaurants. The name "Coney Island" has nothing to do with the Coney Island in New York. Somebody way back probably thought it was a good marketing tool at one time....ANYWAY...

Detroit Coney Island Hot Dogs are not meant to resemble a hot dog from Coney Island in any way (are you following?). ....Detroit Coney Island hot dogs are topped with a thick, meat chili sauce - no beans. Ideally served with mustard and onions. AND a good coney has a natural casing hot dog...None of this ball park frank business! It has a light kind of crunch or pop...Koegle brand is the best....

Try some chili fries, too and a big, cold glass of coke.

For more confusion, check out this wikipedia page, which also touches on Cincinnati chili. The only mistake on this page is that it says coneys in Detroit have a cinnamon flavor....This is WRONG...Everyone knows that it's Cincy chili that includes cinnamon! Right??

My favorites are the American, Lafayette and Kerby Coney Islands. I'm not very fond of National Coney Island.

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coney_Island_hot_dog

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  • Written Feb 7, 2006
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