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Detroit Coneys, anywhere to get them besides the dreadful joint on Sunset near Doheny ???

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  1. Fab's has a cheese Coney on their menu.

    1. Why do you think that joint is "dreadful?"

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      1. re: Wayno

        I'm with you, Wayno. Gotta say, it seemed just dandy to me, but I wasn't expecting fine dining. The dogs, buns and the chili were good (and that is all I was looking for). So, kevin - what's with the "dreadful" remark?

        1. re: Servorg

          My dog was mushy, the service was not even decent for a basic hot dog joint and the prices were way too high, and the chili just wasn't spiced that great

          1. re: Servorg

            Yes, perhaps I just don't like them. But I didn't enjoy or like the atmosphere at all. On a side note, I do really really really like the chili dogs at Carney's, so go figure.

        2. Have you ever had a coney in Detroit? The place on Sunset is pretty authentic. If you think they're dreadful, you just may not like Detroit coneys. I haven't heard of anyplace in LA that serves anything closer to the original. The cheese coney suggested above may be delicious but it's not a Detroit coney. Coneys have chili, onions, and mustard - never cheese.

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          1. re: RMJ43

            What he said. The place on Sunset gets it right, assuming you're looking for a real Detroit coney. Maybe you just caught them on an off night. It was spot on to the dozens and dozens of coney places I've been to in MI.

          2. Home Plate Burgers
            7615 Reseda Bl
            Reseda, CA 91335

            They even sell Vernor's.

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            1. re: mar52

              mar52, it appears Home Plate Burgers went out of business in 2010 and became a Fatburger. Are you sure Home Plate Burgers still exists?

              1. re: mar52

                yeah, it's a fatburger now.

                though i did really like the chili at home plate.

              2. What's the name of the place on Sunset?

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                1. re: granadafan

                  Using the search function, several threads about the place pop up. I chose this one because it's relatively short, answers your question and has a bit of information as to why meat from Michigan is so good (no documentation, but it sounds reasonable). http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/805990

                  1. re: Feed_me

                    Thanks, I figured that out a few minutes later. It's just rather annoying when posters reference a place with no name or abbreviations, assuming that everyone can read their mind.

                    1. re: Feed_me

                      Hi... Ex-Detroiter here too ...I recall an older thread that mentions why the Detroit coney sauce (not really chili) is so good in its own way - the addition of organ meat (heart) to the simmered coney sauce. I was back in Motor City in 2010 and ate at the side-by-side family coney joints (Lafayette's and All-American, I believe), and the Coneys were fine, even with no snappy casing. Just dog, soft bun, coney sauce and mustard/onions... If Sunset Coney is like that, I am so there...