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Lafayette Coney Island

Today on the Bite Tonight: Lafayette Coney Island

Working in Downtown Detroit has it’s perks and I just love when our owners treat the office to local food spots. For the opening of the Detroit Tiger’s season, we were surprised with dogs from Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit is known for it’s long time “Coney Wars” and it’s clear that Lafayette Coney Island takes the cake for me. It’s good to know that I can still enjoy a delicious hot dog without going to the game!

Hot Dog: Classic cased dog. The way a hot dog should taste with a nice bite!

lafayette coney

Lafayette Coney Island is a classic, authentic coney spot and a true Detroit gem. The menu is very basic, and if you’re looking for breakfast, you won’t find it here. Don’t bother swiping your card, because it’s cash only here. They do one thing and they do it right: Coney Dogs.┬áThe chili recipe is delicious and the best!

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House of Doggs

Today on the Bite Tonight: House of Doggs

house of doggs

The first stop on our trip to Traverse City is to House of Doggs. As featured on Food Network’s Food Court Wars, House of Doggs is owned by a husband and wife team that also married their love for food with rock and roll. Each dog name resembles music like the” Grand Funk” or a classic favorite like the “Chicago.” See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 5 out of 5 bites

hod inside

Reggae: Topped with sauer kraut, diced dill pickles, and mustard. The dill pickle was fresh and added a huge crunch to each bite. Mom stole a few of my onions because at House of Doggs, they do not skimp on toppings.

reggae

Motown: Topped with chilli, mustard, and onions. I added nacho cheese, just because. Delicious, and really hit the spot. There’s something about a chili cheese dog done right, that goes beyond comfort food.

motown

Side of fries: The fries were cooked perfectly, piping hot, and crispy.

french fries

The food at House of Doggs was delicious and the inside of the dining room was decorated with tons of music memorabilia from classic album covers and records to instruments. However, what I experienced next was what makes House of Doggs amazing, in my opinion. As I was waiting in line to get a refill, a man asked for a cup for water. One of the employees called him by name, Rudy and started chatting with him. From what I gathered, the employee asked how his significant other was in which he responded “Starving.” She then offered to buy them a couple hotdogs and this really touched my heart. I got the feeling that Rudy was a regular and this was a normal thing, which made me sad, but also happy knowing that House of Doggs is looking out for him. Stop in and support House of Doggs, because not only is their food tasty, but they give back to the community.

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