Originally Posted by tamadrm
The original Island was settled by the Dutch in 1639 and named Conyne Eylandt.In 1690,it appeared on English maps as Conney Isle.Finally in 1733,It was standardised as Coney Island.
In Austria the Weiner/frankfurter was invented in 1805.German Immigrant Charles Feltman who was a butcher,opened the first hot dog stand in Coney Island in 1867.
Yeah, that's the birth of the hot dog. The Coney Island, the specialty dog from Detroit, was invented by George Todoroff in 1914, in Jackson, Michigan. A book chronicling the history of the hot dog in Detroit came out late last year: http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/d...ming_book.html
The demand for the Detroit Coney from transplanted Detroiters led to a Coney Island joint being opened up in Hollywood a couple years ago! http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/...-to-hollywood/
I'm also a big fan of the Chicago dog. The first time I saw one I thought it was the most ridiculous thing ever. Now? I love 'em!