Coney Detroit

Authors Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm will discuss their book Coney Detroit at the Rochester Hills Public Library on Tuesday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Detroit is the world capital of the coney island hot dog—a natural-casing hot dog topped with an all-meat beanless chili, chopped white onions, and yellow mustard. In Coney Detroit, authors Katherine Yung and Joe Grimm investigate all aspects of the beloved regional delicacy, which was created by Greek immigrants in the early 1900s.

Coney Detroit traces the history of the coney island restaurant, which existed in many cities but thrived nowhere as it did in Detroit, and surveys many of the hundreds of independent and chain restaurants in business today. Katherine Yung is a reporter at the Detroit Free Press covering Michigan’s economy and other business subjects. Joe Grimm is a lifelong Detroiter and a member of the advisory board for the Great Lakes Books Series at Wayne State University Press. Following a thirty-one-year newspaper career, twenty-five of them spent at the Detroit Free Press, he became a journalism professor at Michigan State University. He teaches, writes, edits, and provides journalism career advice. After the presentation, books will be available for purchase. All author royalties go to Gleaners Food Bank.

Registration is required and open to those with a Rochester Hills Public library card. To register go to the Events Calendar at or call 248-656-2900. The Rochester Hills Public Library is located in downtown Rochester two blocks east of Main Street off of University Drive on Olde Towne Road. For more information, please call 248-650-7124.

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