Sunday, May 13, 2012
Authors Joe Grimm and Katherine Yung guided a bus tour Saturday across Metro Detroit, visiting Coney Island restaurants in conjunction with their new book 'Coney Detroit.'
A steady diet of hot dogs and history was served up Saturday afternoon as a group of about a dozen people embarked on the first Patch Coney Detroit Bus Tour. Tour participants had a chance to travel across Metropolitan Detroit tasting coney dogs and learning how the region has become the world’s coney capital. Led by Joe Grimm and Katherine Yung, authors of the book Coney Detroit, the tour bus left from downtown Detroit and along the way stopped at Joe’s Top Dog Coney Island in Dearborn, Athens Coney Island in Royal Oak and Western Coney Island in Eastpointe. At each spot, members of the tour received samples of coney dogs and had a chance to hear from each of the establishment’s owners about the history of their businesses. Appropriately…
Thursday, May 10, 2012
We have some seats on the tour of Metro Detroit Coney Island Restaurants to give away. The contest closes at noon Friday, May 11, so enter now!
What's your favorite coney island restaurant? Tell us below in comments and you could win a ticket to a coney island bus tour Saturday, May 12. You can join authors of the new book Coney Detroit — Joe Grimm of Bloomfield Township and Katherine Yung of Brighton — on a bus tour by D:Hive Detroit of Metro Detroit for a tasting of their favorite coney island hot dogs. Patch is also sponsoring the tour. The tour runs 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday and includes samplings of coneys at the restaurants where the bus stops. The tour will visit some coney local treasures – including a stop at Dearborn restaurant Joe's Top Dog Coney Island – home of the Jim Padilla Special, named for the former Ford Motor Co. president. Also included is a stop at a Greek …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Tickets are still available for the Saturday, May 12, Coney Bus Tour, featuring coney samplings from around Metro Detroit.
Monday, May 7, 2012
'Coney Detroit' authors Joe Grimm and Katherine Yung are leading a bus tour of Metro Detroit coneys this weekend and answer a few questions about why they love coneys. UPDATE: Tickets are still on sale! Get 'em now!
This weekend, Coney Detroit authors Joe Grimm of Bloomfield Township and Katherine Yung of Brighton will lead a bus tour of metro Detroit. The tour will visit some coney local treasures on May 12 – including a stop at Dearborn restaurant Joe's Top Dog Coney Island – home of the Jim Padilla Special, named for the former Ford Motor Co. president. Also included is a stop at a Greek coney classic: Athens Coney Island in Royal Oak. On the tour, you'll hear the stories behind the restaurants that have made Metro Detroit the coney island capital. The authors will take you into the past and behind the scenes with anecdotes and photos that will help you see coney islands in a whole new light. The dogs, the sauce, the families, the different styles …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The first-ever Patch Coney Fest will take ticket holders on a trip through southeast Michigan's coney islands on May 12.
Friday, April 27, 2012
This spring and summer, Patch is going all out coney. In addition to stories and contests, we'll be featuring great events around the metro Detroit area, including a bus tour May 12 of some of the area's best coney island restaurants.
Michigan—especially metro Detroit—loves its coney island hot dogs. We're as passionate about the secret sauces and the recipes as the people and places that serve them. Join Patch this spring and summer as we celebrate our region's signature dish with events, contests, stories and cool things to do, like this bus tour of metro Detroit's finest coney offerings. You can join authors of the new book Coney Detroit—Joe Grimm of Bloomfield Township and Katherine Yung of Brighton—on a bus tour of the metro Detroit area for a tasting of their favorite coney island hot dogs. The tour on Saturday, May 12, will visit some coney local treasures—including a stop at Dearborn restaurant Joe's Top Dog Coney Island—home of the Jim Padilla Special, named …