Coney Island hot dog

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Coney Dog
Flint coney island.jpg
A Flint-style coney (with dry coney sauce) at Rio's Coney Island in Flint, Michigan.
TypeMain course
Place of origin
United States
Region or state
Michigan[1]
Serving temperature
Hot
Main ingredients
Beef, all-meat chili, yellow mustard, white onion
VariationsDetroit
Flint[2]
Jackson
Cookbook:Coney Dog  Coney Dog
 
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Coney Dog
Flint coney island.jpg
A Flint-style coney (with dry coney sauce) at Rio's Coney Island in Flint, Michigan.
TypeMain course
Place of origin
United States
Region or state
Michigan[1]
Serving temperature
Hot
Main ingredients
Beef, all-meat chili, yellow mustard, white onion
VariationsDetroit
Flint[2]
Jackson
Cookbook:Coney Dog  Coney Dog

A Coney Island Hot Dog (or Coney Dog or Coney) is a natural-casing beef hot dog, topped with an all-meat beanless chili, and diced or chopped white onions, with one or two stripes of yellow mustard. The variety is a fixture in Jackson, Flint,[2] Detroit, southeastern Michigan,[1] and Fort Wayne, Indiana.[3] A similar but distinct variety can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio known as a Cheese Coney.[4] A coney dog is not to be confused with a chili dog, a more generic chili-topped hot dog.

Origin[edit]

The "Coney Island Hot Dog" preparation did not originate with Coney Island, New York; the name merely refers to the origin of the hot dog itself, and also refers to the kind of restaurant that features them. The style originated in the early 20th century in Michigan, with competing claims from American and Lafayette Coney Islands in Detroit, Michigan, and Todoroff's Original Coney Island in Jackson, Michigan.[1]

Local varieties[edit]

Coney Island in Detroit[edit]

In Detroit historically many Greek and Macedonian immigrants operated Coney islands, or restaurants serving Detroit Coney dogs. By 2012 many Albanians began operating then as well.[9] The Greeks established Onassis Coney Island, which has closed. Greek immigrants established the Coney chains Kerby's Koney Island, Leo's Coney Island, and National Coney Island during the 1960s and early 1970s. All three chains sell some Greek food items with Coney dogs. National has most of its restaurants on the east side of the city, and Kerby's and Leo's have the bulk of their restaurants on the west side of the Detroit area.[10]

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References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Trop, Jaclyn (February 13, 2010). "Chicago's new import: Coney islands". The Detroit News. Retrieved 23 April 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Atkinson, Scott (March 27, 2012). "Michigan Coney Dog Project: Koegel's and sauce key to a Flint coney". Flint Journal. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Grant, Shane (February 6, 2013). "Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island – What’s not to Love?". Visit Fort Wayne Blog. Retrieved 12 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Cincinnati Chili: Pass the Tabasco". Fodor's. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  5. ^ a b Florine, Bob; Davison, Matt; Jaeger, Sally, Two To Go: A Short History of Flint's Coney Island Restaurants, 2007, Genesee County Historical Society
  6. ^ Atkinson, Scott (March 22, 2012). "Flint-style coneys researched and defined in new book, "Coney Detroit"". The Flint Journal. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 
  7. ^ ""Our Famous Coney Island Chili Sauce" section". todoroffs.com. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  8. ^ http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/jackson/index.ssf/2012/04/quest_for_michigans_best_coney.html
  9. ^ Yung and Grimm p. 2.
  10. ^ Yung, and Grimm p. 21.

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