Thursday, June 23, 2011
New Restaurant Opening: Coney Dog Serves Up Detroit-Style Hot Dogs, Chili Fries & Faygo Pop
Sometimes I have to take a break from my healthy diet and load up on some delicious street food. What's the point in living otherwise?
So when I read that Coney Dog was opening this week on the Sunset Strip, I had to be one of the first people to check it out (read about it on Patch).
The brand new WeHo eatery serves up Detroit-style hot dogs, chili-cheese fries, and colorful Faygo pop. As it so often happens in Hollywood, the restaurant's famous investors include Tim Allen, Mike Binder (who was on site during my lunch), and director Sam Raimi, all Michigan-natives.
I entered the brightly lit space and settled into a communal table, which seem to be all the rage among top restaurants now. After taking one bite of my first Coney Dog, laden with beanless meat chili, mustard, and onions, I was officially hooked. The meaty dog had a nice snap that gave way to juicy goodness, and the garnishes were the perfect counterpoint.
I also noshed on Chili-Cheese Fries with the vegetarian chili (I wanted to sample both varieties). The crinkle-cut fries were perfectly crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, smothered with real cheese and plenty of chili. To say I loved them would be an understatement. This is the stuff both heartburn and heaven are made of.
I washed it all down with sips of Faygo pop. I can't wait to go back and try all of the varieties this summer. Now if only their food was calorie free... sigh...