Get the bicarb ready.....
Do you have a favorite "coney dog"? Do we all even agree on what the hexx a coney dog is?
From what little this Bear knows, a hot dog on a bun with chili sauce and onions smothered on top originated at New York's famous Coney Island Amusement Park.
Other locales played around with the ingredients and gave the world a number of different types of coney dogs.
Cincinnati's dogs have spaghetti and cheese, along with the other ingredients. In Toledo, a sausage dog has been made famous by Tony Packo's Restaurant.....the world-famous "Tony Packo Hungarian Hot Dog". It is, of course, topped with Tony Packo's special chili sauce.....and for the daring, throw some hot Packo's pickles on top of that. Yum!
Toledo also has a pretty goode chili dog made by a local chain of restaurants called "Rudy's". A bit south of Toledo, in a roadside ice cream and snack stand (in Stony Ridge), is a great chili dog that gets my vote as the best. Talk about major heartburn.....wow! And, yum!
DetroitPlanner's signature line includes a quote from Detroit's mayor, mentioning coney dogs. Some of the little places in Hockeytown have some really good dogs.
My educated gastronomical guess is that other locales have some great chili dogs, perhaps with something to add some zip or a special sauce or maybe a dog with kraut. More yums, from across the land.
Tell us about your dogs.