I am married and my wife and I have two very different ideas as to what a "Coney" is. My wife has lived in Tulsa all her life and this is where we reside as a family now. I am originally from the San Francisco bay area.
My Idea of a "Coney", is a foot long dog that squeaks when you begin to bite into it and then pop's and squirts a little juice when you finally penetrate the outer skin. It would be garnished with plenty of mustard, onions and of course cheese. The variations could be endless, chili, kraut whatever
My wife on the other hand has a different idea of what makes a hot dog a "Coney". First, the dog is not a foot long sausage but rather an anemic 6" little thing, with no "pop" and little juice. She thinks, as does everyone in Oklahoma, that a "Coney" automatically comes with chili.
I would appreciate two things:
1) The real description of a Coney &
2) A place in New York City where I could take her to experience the real thing.
We will be traveling to New York the end of next week (Oct 17th-20th) on business and this will be her first time in the city so I am excited about the culinary experiences to come. I know about Nathan's & (is it) Greys Papaya? Please let me know where to go