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America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit

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#5 Lafayette Coney The Coney Island Hot Dog was invented in Detroit.
Finally the Detroit Coney gets respect. I bet they hated putting it in the top five. Best Dog on the Planet. If you have not tried it make a point of it. 
One day Bates Hamburgers in Livonia will get its day in the sun.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 01:42:39 (permalink)
    You hear so much about Katz' Corned Beef & Pastrami that you never think about their hot dogs.
    Funny, I don't remember anyone on here ever talking about Katz Hot Dogs and there's THOUSANDS of hot dog posts on here.
    Anyone who's had a Katz Hot Dog, PLEASE REPORT!
    If I ever get to NYC again, I'll be sure to get one! (Or 2)
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 01:49:32 (permalink)
    I didn't see a bad dog in the bunch!
    El Guero Canelo's Sonoran Dog in Tucson & Ted's in Tempe certainly represent the Grand Canyon State very well.
    No surprise at the preponderance of places in Chicago on the list. 
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 07:42:00 (permalink)
    Russ, I am a little surprised to hear you say that Lafayette Coney Island doesn't get respect.  It seems that Lafayette and American, along with coneys in general get a lot love, at least in these forums.  Personally, I love Lafayette and was happy to see them so high on the list.
     
    And I will definitely try Bates Hamburgers next time in the area!
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 07:44:11 (permalink)
    I looked at the list, honestly I was surprised by some of the choices, though. Is everyone really ok with this list? I notice some folks on the forum get upset at the burger lists (I actually agree with the burger list more than I do this hot dog list) saying its "east coast centric" or "New York Centric" or gasp...they included a place in Rhode Island when in fact NYC and Rhode Island probably have a larger burger culture than just about any other state or city that I can think of.
    Hmmm.....interesting....
     
    Oh, and yes, I did have a couple of hot dogs at Katz's back in like 1992- before I moved to Seattle, they were good but couldn't tell you anything specific about them.
    post edited by wanderingjew - 2015/07/10 09:46:28
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 08:41:50 (permalink)
    Jimmy Buff's that far down....and any writer who calls an Italian hot dog "a bizarre creation" and likens pizza bread to pita bread doesn't know what he's talking about!!!!
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 09:43:34 (permalink)
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    And I will definitely try Bates Hamburgers next time in the area!

    "Hello, I'm Norman.  Mother will be making your hamburger, and if you'd like to wash up while you wait we have a shower in the back."
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 10:25:00 (permalink)
    I have to say, though I am a fan of our hot dogs here in Chicago...there just are too many on this list. 5 out of the top 20; 9 of the top 30?? And I can probably name 5 places in Chicago that are better. And to have a Chicago dog on something like a French roll is awful in my mind. I also live 3-4 miles from Fat Johnnie's and while they're good, they aren't #3 in the country good. Their chili tasted like canned chili paste when I tried it, so I just stick to mustard, onion and sport peppers there anymore. I do usually think these lists can be NYCentric but I have to admit this shocked me with how Chicagofied it was.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 13:06:36 (permalink)
    And to have Superdawg and Byron's in front of Gene's and Jude's is a crime.  You can probably boil better hot dogs than Superdawg, and then they destroy the fries by putting them in the box with hot dog and steam them until they are limp.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 14:47:11 (permalink)
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 15:54:53 (permalink)
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    DESLIDED


    Thanks.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 18:54:10 (permalink)
    I just don't see all the fuss over hot dogs.  Hell, Five Guys has over 1,000 locations across America and any one on them will sell you this:
     

     
    And put anything you want on it.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 19:02:05 (permalink)
    Catsup? Thank goodness I've never set foot in one of those places.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 19:07:54 (permalink)
    Peanuts and ketchup on a hot dog.......my favorite! 
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 19:45:56 (permalink)
    OMG, can't you guys see the fries in the background (just behind the Heinz)?
     
    Really, have you not - even for sh*ts & giggles - just once tried America's fastest growing fast food chain?
     
    I checked and lucky you, there's one only 3 miles away: 220 Easton Town Ctr., Columbus, OH 43219.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 20:02:49 (permalink)
    Yep, I know here that one is. But really, I not only never have been in one I have no intention of ever doing so. I will not eat a burger that is cooked even a second past medium rare.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 20:44:40 (permalink)
    Michael-I ate at a 5 Guys once.....nuff said.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 20:47:30 (permalink)
    ann peeples
    Michael-I ate at a 5 Guys once.....nuff said.


    Ever since I first heard about this place and the way they cook their burgers I knew I'd never set foot in one.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/10 22:09:50 (permalink)
    I hate when they number them, that sets up all kinds of needless debate. My take on this is that these are 75 pretty good to dam good hot dogs. I guess I've been to about 30 of them, and while I have minor quibbles, for the most part they have done their homework (but actually, really, anyone can spend an hour or two on this site and make up a similar list without ever having been to any of these places).
     
    The highlight for me is the listing of 2 places in Delaware I somehow had never heard of, even though I'm always researching places there for my annual trip to VA as a lunch stop.
     
    Although it's only about 5 miles from me, I keep forgetting how good Tommy's in Elizabeth NJ is, until I'm reminded by a lunch trip about once a year.
     
    And, the one place that's been on my bucket list for like 25 years is Ben's Chili Bowl in DC. Somehow any time I'm within 50 or so mile sof there, I'm either late to where I'm going, or stuck in I95 traffic, or too tired, or something, and I never get there.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 01:38:11 (permalink)
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    Russ, I am a little surprised to hear you say that Lafayette Coney Island doesn't get respect.  It seems that Lafayette and American, along with coneys in general get a lot love, at least in these forums.  Personally, I love Lafayette and was happy to see them so high on the list.
     
    And I will definitely try Bates Hamburgers next time in the area!


    And the Lafayette - American Battle   TV re-run is on  about every other week!
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 10:37:39 (permalink)
    Glad to see that one of my favorites, Cupids came in at #71.
     
    But...  Dodger Dogs and Pinks do not belong on this list.  Pinks is famous for being famous...not for the taste of the hot dogs.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 12:43:15 (permalink)
    Way too many Chicago Style Hot dogs...and one major omission...George's Coney Island in Worcester, Ma. Established in 1918 and still in the same location. Every time I get back to Central Ma...stop here even before I go for N.E. seafood. Great chili dogs and should have been on the list at least for it's longevity. They must be doing something right. Check out coneyislandlunch.com
     
     
    post edited by The Monk - 2015/07/11 12:49:25
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 12:58:02 (permalink)
    ...and way too few New Jersey hotdogs. What do you think, John Fox????
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 16:42:20 (permalink)
    I'm proud to have been to many (Pink's is my #1 ... disagreement) ... To their credit they got original pics of them all, so some work went into it (even if it was curation) ... Missing Nick's Nest, Holyoke, Massachusetts and The Glenwood in Hamden, Connecticut.
     
    Thanks Russ for a good post.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 17:10:37 (permalink)
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    I just don't see all the fuss over hot dogs.  Hell, Five Guys has over 1,000 locations across America and any one on them will sell you this:
     

     
    And put anything you want on it.


    I like 5 Guys Dog with Sautéed Schrooms & Onions, Mustard . The Split/Grilled dog makes it better. Don't like the price though.
    Also like My Peanuts with Ketchup on them!
    post edited by Foodbme - 2015/07/11 17:13:20
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 18:56:21 (permalink)
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    Michael-I ate at a 5 Guys once.....nuff said.


    Ever since I first heard about this place and the way they cook their burgers I knew I'd never set foot in one.




    Since the 'git-go' their prep and cooking areas have been open for all to see (very much like Waffle House) and I have watched them more times than I can count.  They place 3.5 oz. of fresh, hand-pattied 80/20 burger meat on a flattop, lightly season it, and handle it with a spatula.  The meat is cooked to an internal temp of 160 and served.  It is never 'tortured', 'squished', or 'smashed'.  In my nearly 30 years experience with them I have never had 'a dry' experience.
     
    (To stay on topic) they split a 1/4 all-beef Kosher dog and grill it until it is nicely caramelized and serve it on a premium toasted bun with any toppings you please.  If you're a 'regular' and catch them in a slow period I'm sure they would even deep fry one for you if you want a 'ripper'.
     
    In the meantime, I wish you continued good luck in dodging e-coli when you order one of Waffle House's frozen, thawed patties 'rare'.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 19:47:27 (permalink)
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     when in fact NYC and Rhode Island probably have a larger burger culture than just about any other state or city that I can think of.
    The states of Oklahoma and Texas would like to have a word with you.


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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/11 21:57:56 (permalink)
    Sorry Jim-just wasn't at all impressed with 5 guys. At all.
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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/12 09:07:18 (permalink)
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    Yep, I know here that one is. But really, I not only never have been in one I have no intention of ever doing so. I will not eat a burger that is cooked even a second past medium rare.




    I have not posted in a couple years. I see threads are still being Hi Jacked by Michael. CYA in a couple more. If you get a chance try Lafayette.
     

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    Re: America’s 75 Best Hot Dogs #5 Lafayette Coney Detroit 2015/07/12 18:03:45 (permalink)
    Hi Russ,
     
    Wish you'd stay longer.  Don't know which jerk flagged you but the moderators do.
     
    Miss you.
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