So, I told her that I would be happy to attend the parent meeting if we could go here for lunch. I had passed by this place on a previous trip and placed it up in the part of my brain that holds all of my hotdog stand information. Notice the sign says: Detroit Style Coney's...that's what caught my eye. Could it be? A Detroit style coney in the state of Tennessee?
Upon entering the dog establishment, I noticed the familiar combo smell of grease and vinyl furniture. This is a good sign of an authentic Detroit Style Coney. The owner came to our table to take our order and our conversation went a little something like this...
Big Nanny: So, what part of Michigan are you from?
Dog House Owner: I'm not from Michigan, I'm from California. (Big Nanny is very disappointed by this revelation and facial expression went from happy to oh, you've got to be kidding me look.)
Dog House Owner: But I get all my ingredients shipped in from Detroit.
Big Nanny: Oh, so you use Koegel brand hotdogs???
Dog House Owner: No, I use blah, blah, blah, blah products.
(Never heard of anything except for the Faygo brand pop that she mentions. Yes, in Michigan, we call the Cokes, POP...but I don't call it that here because I don't like it when people look at me like I'm crazy.)
Big Nanny: So, where did you get all this Detroit sports team stuff that's all over your walls?
Dog House Owner: My customers give it to me.
So, here is the Medium Nanny in the "Detroit style" coney establishment...emphasis on the word "style."
Doesn't she look 12? Can you believe she only has 16 more days and she'll be finished with her freshman year of college? Where does the time fly? Can you believe she's not coming home for summer? She's off for some evangelism training and when she's not evangelizing, she's going to be working at Dollywood and sharing a room with 3 other girls...those who attended/witnessed/chaperoned last year's summer youth trip know how this girl gets after 4 days of room sharing...she's gonna need a little prayer.
Anyhoo, I give it a 8 out of 10 dogs. The onion rings were awesome.
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