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Watch the Travel Channel's Man V. Food show November 4th to see
American Coney Island featured.

Grace and Adam


Check out Charlie LeDuff's online show filmed live at American Coney Island. Charlie presents a no-holds-barred show that can turn into a heated discussion among his guests with just a simple question. To see this month's show, click on the onions.

New HBO Series being partially filmed at American Coney Island

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Detroit 300

Detroit at 300: Birth of an institution

August 21, 2000

Rare is the Detroiter who hasn't heard the accented order yelled from waiter to a cook 5 feet away: "Two-to-go-no-onions."

Detroit's relationship with coney dogs began with Gust Keros, who came to Detroit from Greece in 1910. He swept floors at Kelsey-Hayes Co., pushed a popcorn concession wagon around Belle Isle and ran a hat-cleaning and shoe shine shop at the corner of Lafayette and Griswold before opening the American Coney Island there in 1917.

Nickel coneys proved popular and profitable, so Keros brought brother William over from Greece. William Keros learned the business at the American and, when the storefront next door became available, started the Lafayette Coney Island.

In Quebec, a coney island is called a hot dog Michigan, or simply a Michigan.

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