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Coney Detroit with author Joe Grimm

Lafayette or American Coney Island...what is your preference?

Bring your coney stories. Tell the gang whether you are for Lafayette or American – or a Flint aficionado. Learn how Detroit and Michigan became the capital of a Coney Nation. "Coney Detroit" co-author Joe Grimm will show you what a real Detroit-style coney dog is, why it found unsurpassed popularity in the Mitten State (shaped that way to better hold a coney), how coney makers improvise, and coney-dining etiquette. Also learn about the Greek family at the root of hundreds of coney islands. The program will include 50 photographs taken for "Coney Detroit," video and a hot dog IQ test. A good score could earn you a PhD (Professor of Hot Dogs.) This experience will leave your memory full and your stomach feeling empty.

This is a complimentary event: $0
This event is free; however, preregistration is required. Click on the ‘Buy Now’ button at the upper right corner to register today. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email that will include the link to the Zoom presentation. If you have any questions or need assistance with your registration, please contact us via email culturalcenter@macomb.edu with the subject line: Deliciously Michigan and a staff member will contact you during regular business hours.

Friday, April 23, 2021
4:00 PM EST - 5:00 PM EST
Albert L. Lorenzo Cultural Center at Macomb Community College
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Coney Detroit

Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm

A lively and thorough history of Detroit’s culinary icon: the coney island hot dog.

Published: April 2012
ISBN: 9780814335185
Published: April 2012
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