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

kevin Oct 30, 2012 02:57 PM


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  1. wienermobile RE: kevin Oct 30, 2012 03:17 PM

    Fab's has a cheese Coney on their menu.

    1. Wayno RE: kevin Oct 30, 2012 04:45 PM

      Why do you think that joint is "dreadful?"

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        Servorg RE: Wayno Oct 31, 2012 06:55 AM

        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
          kevin RE: Servorg Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM

          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
            kevin RE: Servorg Nov 1, 2012 11:49 AM

            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.

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          RMJ43 RE: kevin Oct 31, 2012 01:14 PM

          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
            Helper Monkey RE: RMJ43 Nov 1, 2012 09:24 PM

            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.

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            mar52 RE: kevin Nov 3, 2012 04:01 PM

            Home Plate Burgers
            7615 Reseda Bl
            Reseda, CA 91335

            They even sell Vernor's.

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            1. re: mar52
              Feed_me RE: mar52 Nov 3, 2012 05:07 PM

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

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                kevin RE: mar52 Nov 4, 2012 05:02 PM

                yeah, it's a fatburger now.

                though i did really like the chili at home plate.

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                granadafan RE: kevin Nov 4, 2012 10:14 AM

                What's the name of the place on Sunset?

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                1. re: granadafan
                  Feed_me RE: granadafan Nov 4, 2012 02:02 PM

                  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

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                    granadafan RE: Feed_me Nov 4, 2012 07:42 PM

                    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.

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                      silence9 RE: Feed_me Nov 5, 2012 01:24 PM

                      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...

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