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L.A. hound seeking a Detroit-area Coney-dog from his childhood

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L.A. hound seeking a Detroit-area Coney-dog from his childhood

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silence9 | | Feb 23, 2009 02:35 PM

Hello Detroit chowhounds... I grew up outside of Detroit in the 1960s ( Melvindale/Allen Park/Dearborn), and fondly remember my father taking me out for coney-dogs (chili, onions, and mustard is how I recall them) somewhere in the downtown area. Memory is a funny thing, and when I googled coneys in Detroit, I kept getting some version of 'George's Famous' and/or 'L. George's Coney islands', which sounds about right. But there appears to be many, many franchises nowadays. Does any Detroit-area hound know of or remember one of the original coney joints that would've been extremely popular in the 1960s?? I am going back there this summer for purposes of nostalgia (50th birthday), and would like to find the most likely purveyor of my childhood coney islands. Thanks in advance for any leads...

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