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Oct 16, 2006 08:36 PM

Detroit Coneys

I have a friend arriving tomorrow from Detroit, who loves Detroit coneys. Chili dogs with mustard and onions.

I searched a couple blogs and found Home Plate Burgers serves Detroit Coneys.

Anywhere else? He's staying in Woodland Hills. If you see somebody in a Tigers cap, t shirt, and face paint that's him.

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  1. Original Tommy's would be the closest thing. I'm a little disappointed in their chili dog since they changed to a skinless hot dog a few years ago.

    1. Honestly, why try, unless he's going to be here a long time and gets homesick? It's like if someone flies in from NY, would you take them to pizza? I'm related to Detroiters, I know how much they love their Coneys (I had them as the midnight snack at a wedding there, totally cool!) If you have to try, Hamburger Habit on National(?) in West LA has a chili dog that's close, but it's not called a Coney. Go Tigers!

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      1. re: writergirl

        Hey, that's the first thing I thought about the post. Why bring them somewhere that's probably 2nd rate to the real deal.

        1. re: writergirl

          Umm actually yes. There are some good NY pizza places in the area. And while coneys are tough to find, there are enough places with good hot dogs and chili, Carney's isn't one of them, that could "make" a Coney. He's here for business, perfect timing, and will be at Game 1 next Sat. Plus I owe him because I said the Tigers won't make the World Series.

          1. re: reality check

            If everyone who said the Tigers wouldn't make the World Series buys your friend a Coney, he won't have to buy a meal for weeks! ;-) Seriously, Hamburger Habit is near you, and the chili seems similar to Coney chili to me.

            1. re: writergirl


              I don't like Hamburger Habit but I haven't had the chili there so maybe he'll want to give it a try. Go figure, he's on an expense account and wants a $3 coney.

              I knew Tiger fans were weird. :)

              Hey let's bet. If the Tigers win the World Series I'll buy you a coney at HH. When they don't you buy me a a hot dog from Weiner Factory. Deal? :)

        2. I have no idea what a Detroit coney is but Carneys has a good dog and good chili.

          GOOD DOGS!

          There is a location in the valley on Ventura. It's the TRAIN located just west of Whitset. Lots of free parking!

          12601 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
          (818) 761-8300

          1. How about a Coney from Sonic?


            SONIC Drive-In
            1632 LEMON STREET
            ANAHEIM, CA 92801

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            1. re: monku

              But that's 53 hard miles from Woodland Hills.

            2. I like Cupids. Was there last night, crunchy dog, lots of mustard and decent chili. Onions and cheese available upon request. Closest location to you is Vanowen and Winnetka.

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              1. re: davinagr

                The Cupid's aesthetic is actually pretty close to that of a coney
                - without, thank god, the mandatory dose of cinammon in the chili.
                And of course the line at Pink's is not unlike Lafayette Coneys
                after a Lions game.