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Coney: The Hot Dog That Fed Detroit's American Dream

Take a hot dog from New York's Coney Island, throw in plenty of Greek immigrants and a booming auto industry, add some chili sauce, a steamed bun, chopped onions, mustard and an epic sibling rivalry and you've got the makings of a classic American melting pot story.
Kris Lee
Kris Lee • 2 years ago

Patrons pack in at American Coney in this undated photo.

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From left, Ali Harb, 34, of Dearborn, Southfield Joe's Coney Island co-owner Ali Bazzi, 24, of Dearborn, and Jaafar Zamat, 21, of Detroit present a Coney Island hot dog at Southfield Joe's Coney Island.

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The American Coney Island Hot Dog has been a favorite with Detroiters and visitors for nearly a century. The reasons for the great popularity of the Amercan Coney Island is its high quality, specially-seasoned, natural skin casing hot dog from Dearborn Sausage and the Keros family's own secret recipe Coney Island Chili Sauce developed decades ago. Add to that a topping of fine mustard and sweet chopped onions.

there is Nothing in this world like Coney Island in Detroit Best food you can get at anytime!!!