We are Michigan natives who drove onto the Kansas City food truck scene in January 2013 and brought with us a Detroit legend to the Show Me State.
A Coney Island hot dog, also known as a coney dog or coney, is a hot dog (we use all beef), topped with an all-meat beanless chili, topped with chopped or diced onions and yellow mustard. A coney dog is not to be confused with a chili dog, or a more generic chili-topped hot dog.
The "coney dog" preparation did not originate with Coney Island, New York, the name refers to the origin of the dog itself. The style originated in the early 20th century in Michigan. Detroit style uses a sauce with a smooth, creamy consistency and is made with a variety of spices.
In Michigan, we take our coneys as serious as Missourians take their BBQ!!