VegasEats: The Fivehundog at American Coney Island at The D
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As part of VIMFP, we pitched to our hosts at the D the idea of having a secret menu item at two of their restaurants, American Coney Island and the D Grill. The idea was to somehow create a community dining experience where VIMFP-ers would - virtually, over the course of the weekend - share a meal together without having organize a giant long table catered affair for 250+ people.
We designed two dishes specifically for VIMFP-ers. One of these items, the Fivehundog, named in tribute to our friends Five Hyundai By Midnight, consisted of two soft snap dogs slid inside of one bun, topped with famous American Coney chili and onions plus any other add-ons requested by the guest.
The Fivehundog proved to be a resounding success, partly thanks to the spiffy sign they placed on the counter (nice graphics! they spelled Fivehundog wrong!) and the ravenously hungry throngs of VIMFP attendees eager to slide a greased up symbol of their FHBM love down their throats.
I sampled the Fivehundog late Friday night, in a drunk raid on American Coney Island along with Misnomer, Donnymac66, Spyder, Vespajet and the Admiral. We all ordered the Fivehundog.
The Fivehundog is a sloppy mess. They serve it in an oblong styrofoam container with a plastic fork. Using a fork only makes matters worse - the dogs slide around in the chili lubricated bun, threatening to torpedo towards your friends or Fremont Street. As Misnomer noted to me while we were both mid chomp, having two dogs in one bun sets the ratio off.
If you're drunk, it tastes great. I've eaten thousands of hot dogs, from dogs on the streets of my hometown of New York City to baseball parks, backyards and campgrounds all across this great land. I've had crunchy dogs and dirty water snap dogs... I've never had a chewy skin partial snap dog. I'll be honest, it was a little weird, but after the first four bites I got used to it making the conscious decision to thoroughly bite through the dog. Perhaps this is why people from Detroit have such sharp teeth. Who knows.
There is talk that the Fivehundog will remain on the menu until at least Halloween, so if you're in the neighborhood... keep VIMFP alive and go get one!
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