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Why no Coney Island hot dog places in LA?

Pattonhead | Jul 11, 200410:06 PM

Twice in the last couple of years I've had the pleasure of being in Michigan where they have Coney Island hot dog restaurants.

For those you you who don't know a "Coney" is like this:

* Steamed bun
* Hot dog with a skin that snaps
* Homemade chili
* Chopped onions
* Mustard

Sound familiar? That's right it's a hot dog version of a Tommy's burger. Greeks run them both and know how to mix mustard, chili, onions and a meat to hit those sensory zones deep inside the brain.

Why don't they have Coneys in LA? The closest I've had was a chili dog from a Pink's stand at the LA County Fairgrounds.

I had Coney's two days in a row on the last trip. One didn't have the skin that snapped and it was a major buzz kill. Why don't all hot dogs snap?

Am I crazy to think a Coney place would kick butt in LA?

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