Say "one up" in Detroit and you'll get a coney dog with everything. Everything includes mustard, a meaty coney sauce and a pretty good handful of onions. And all of this for under $2.00; sometimes 99 cents if you are patient and drive around enough. Coney dogs have been a part of Detroit's and its suburbs' food culture for so long that we've forgotten their origin.
Authors Joe Grimm, MSU journalism professor, and Katherine Yung, Detroit Free Press writer, have solved that problem in their new book "Coney Detroit" which is a coffee table sized book about the long- time Detroit tradition.