The Ultimate Question™: Chili Dog or Coney Dog?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Josh, Jul 6, 2006.

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Which is which?

  1. Image A is a CONEY dog, Image B is a CHILI dog.

    11 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Image A is a CHILI dog, Image B is a CONEY dog.

    22 vote(s)
    66.7%
  1. Josh macrumors 68000

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    This is a debate my girlfriend and I have had regularly for three years now.

    My work is becoming disrupted, I cannot sleep, and I must know the answer :p

    In the world of mechanically seperated meats that are shaped into tubes, there stands two champions: the coney dog and the chilli dog.

    Is there a difference? Which is which? Are we even safe?

    I think there is a distinct difference (as does she), but it is the 'which is which' that gets our saliva running and our tempers flairing.

    So you decide. Please answer via the poll, by selecting the appropriate answer to match one of the images below.

    (Note: If you cannot see the difference, 'Image A' is covered with a liquidy "sauce." 'Image B' is covered with more of a dry beef topping)
     

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  3. iPhil macrumors 68040

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    Thanks Josh for reminding me of a Coney shop i went to before i moved out to California :eek:

    I went there so often that they knew my order before i walked into the shop ..:D :cool:
     
  4. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting...I've never heard of a Coney dog. I would assume they were created on Coney Island?

    Regardless, I prefer Chili Dogs, made with home-made chili. Mmm chili, with a hint of curry. Cooked repeatedly over a low heat....
     
  5. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    oh dear god, you guys don't really eat that **** do you?
     
  6. MattG macrumors 68040

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    I'm not sure there's a difference...hard to tell.

    I will however say that: Nathans hot dog + hot mustard + diced onions + sauerkraut = perfection :D
     
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    yes
     
  9. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    hmmm... coming from a fan of english fare? ;)

    glass houses and stones, my friends, glass houses and stones :D
     
  10. Josh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No.

    Devour would be more appropriate :)

    (not too often though...can't be good for you...)
     
  11. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    if it's got chili on it, it's a chili dog imo
    no chili, it's just a hot dog.
     
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  13. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Indeed.

    If my choices were starvation or eating one of the two... I guess I'd go with A.
     
  14. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Who cares? They both look as disgusting as the other.
     
  15. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    Not really sure what you mean, unless you are going on about the sterotype "bad food in england thing"

    have we all got bad teeth too? :)

    I bet a brit could never make it over there on a food show... oh, wait... :)
     
  16. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    They're used interchangeably but I thought that the Coney had grilled onions.

    The sloppier, the better the taste. :)
     
  17. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    You mean Julia Child who introduced French cooking to America?

    I fail to see a definitive difference. Its just the choice of what type of chili.

    I like the Chili/Cheese dog. Mustard and sauerkraut is good as well. For special occasions though ketchup cheese and bacon.
     
  18. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    Well, I was actually talking about Gordon Ramsay the 3 michelin star chef.


    I cannot possibly describe how revolting that sounds.
     
  19. Black&Tan macrumors 6502a

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    What part? The sauerkraut or cheese & bacon?
     
  20. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    every single part....

    looking at picture A makes me gag... i looks like the morning after a badly cooked curry...
     
  21. vniow macrumors G4

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    I can feel my arteries clogging as I'm looking at the picture.


    Must have one, mmm....
     
  22. Josh thread starter macrumors 68000

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    LOL...my girlfriend is now fuming, calling me a cheater, and saying the poll is bias (which is impossible - I gave two clear choices without any indication towards which I might think is which). She got so mad, she put an abrupt end to the conversation.

    I suppose when data is not in your favor, it must be wrong *shrugs*

    But who am I kidding..this is hilarious :D

    Thanks to all who participated so far - more votes are always welcome.

    To me, image A is clearly a chili dog, and image b is a coney dog.

    If I saw just a container of that dry beef with beans alone, with no hot dog, I'd definitely NOT call it chili. Putting it on a hot dog shouldn't change what it is.

    One is soupy, like chili, the other is dry and crumbley - which does not constitute as a "chili."
     
  23. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Image A looks gross and soggy. Image B looks OK, but I would prefer without the mustard.
     
  24. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    Precisely! And all in good fun of course- just like I hope you were poking good fun at our chili dogs.

    You have to admit, traditional English cooking is a bit on the heavy side ;)

    I don't know anything about your teeth:D
     
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    There are specific recipes for "Coney Island Sauce" (note the "sauce" part) everywhere on the Web, and having been to Coney Island and the Nathans there, I can attest that the runny variety is the real deal. :)
     

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