Bloomfield Township's Joe Grimm and co-author Katherine Yung lead a guided bus tour Saturday across metropolitan Detroit, visiting Coney Island restaurants in conjunction with their new book 'Coney Detroit.'
Monday, May 14, 2012
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-ever 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. …
Join Patch and Bloomfield Township journalist Joe Grimm as we explore his new book 'Coney Detroit' by sharing stories and participating in contests around Metro Detroit. The fun starts with a bus tour May 12 of some of the area's best coney island restaur
Michigan—especially Metro Detroit—loves its coney island hot dogs. We're as passionate about the secret sauces and 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. Coming along for the ride will be the authors of the new book Coney Detroit—Joe Grimm of Bloomfield Township and Katherine Yung of Brighton. 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 …