“There are lots of variations out there,” Duly’s says. "For example, our chili has the right amount of thickness, the right amount of juice and the right amount of spice, so that it stands up on the dog, but doesn't overpower it."
Gojcaj believes in a meat-first approach for his dogs. "A great Coney dog in Detroit comes first and foremost from Detroit meat suppliers," he says. "It's also the bun: Our buns come right across the street from us, Brown's Bakery on Vernor Highway, a Detroit company. This is about Detroiters supporting Detroiters.”
Yes, an important ingredient in a Detroit Coney is Detroit itself.