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Detroit: Chicago style hot dog ?

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GoalieJeff Dec 22, 2007 11:15 AM

Help ! I am in the midst of a long term unfulfilled craving for a proper Chicago style hot dog with all the toppings and bells and whistles . Can such a thing be found in the Motor City ? Or am I doomed to yet another coney ? Don't get me wrong , I like coneys and all , I just need a good Chicago dog and can't justify six hours on I-94 to get one . Any suggestions ?

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    Fibber McGee Jan 7, 2008 07:52 AM

    The recently opened Unique Franks in Walled Lake has no less than 17 different varieties, as well as plenty of build-your-own options. They feature Cheli's Chili and have ice cream from the Guernsey Dairy.

    I really miss the Anitas in Farmington Hills, and am glad there are other locations.

    1. coney with everything Dec 23, 2007 01:13 AM

      Hippos in Troy, 15 and Rochester
      http://www.hipposhotdogs.com/menu.html

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        GoalieJeff Jan 5, 2008 09:04 PM

        Hippos seemed to hit the spot , close to home and good thanks for the input . I'm off to Anita's Kitchen on Ferndale for Lebanese tomorrow , I'll let you in on how it was .

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          coney with everything Jan 6, 2008 04:15 AM

          great! Glad you liked Hippos.

          Love Anitas in Troy and have been anxiously awaiting the Ferndale location, so will love to hear what you think.

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            GoalieJeff Jan 7, 2008 11:48 AM

            Anitas was great . Anita herself was in the kitchen , making sure everything was being done right . Turned out a dining companion of ours is an old time family friend from way back in high school , so we had a very pleasant experience . The food was excellent ( aforementioned dining companion is half Lebanese-I take his word on authentic ) , the service , while still working out in the first week of being open , was excellent . A very relaxed , smallish , family type of place , in a modern way . I told Joe , the owner that he officially had regulars . He said he'd put us on the list , which I'm sure will be growing soon . Go check it out .

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        bigcab Dec 22, 2007 11:41 PM

        Juicy Red Hots in Dearborn.....

        Vienna Beef, neon relish, sport peppers, poppy seed bun (steamed) and celery salt.

        http://www.juicyredhots.com/

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          Summerfield Jan 8, 2008 10:03 AM

          Barkis & I went to Juicy Red Hots today and it was closed. There was a sign up that said, "Closed Dec. 17th for the Holidays." Well, the Holidays are over and it's still closed. What gives? We were greatly disappointed.

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          hoi polloi Dec 22, 2007 02:38 PM

          Lipuma's in downtown Rochester.

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            Jim M Dec 22, 2007 11:45 AM

            Red Hot Lovers in Ann Arbor comes pretty close.

            http://deepfry.blogspot.com/2006/03/r...

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