|Grand Coney, Grand Rapids, MI||August 5th, 2007|
|Filed under: General — paul @ 2:22 pm|
1 x Flint style coney, 1 x traditional coney, something like $2.50 each
We had no idea that Grand Rapids was such a hotbed of hot dog activity, but our pal George canâ€™t stop talking about all the great dog places in town. Late-night, post-show we head over to Grand Coney because this is probably the only place open at this hour.
This place is basically a diner with a decent hot dog menu and even a old fashioned soda fountain. For dessert I was even able to score a cream soda that was made with actual cream! Hooray for life!
The hot dogs were pretty good. Iâ€™ll be totally honest – the best coney Iâ€™ve ever had was from Skyline in Cincinnati. I think I just like the Cinci-style chili a bit more than whatever theyâ€™ve got going on up here in Michigan. In these parts, itâ€™s a streamlined, ground-beefy style, while Skyline has a more robust, chocolaty chili. These dogs still shaped up nicely and I think I enjoyed them even more than the coneys we had in Detroit back in March. They had a nice zip to them and they went down easy – of course, when youâ€™ve only eaten one meal all day and itâ€™s 11:00 at night, chances are most everything goes down pretty easy.