Sunday, May 29, 2011

Coney's Frozen Custard

The idea for this blog started a little over a month ago when Rachel and I decided to take a break from work and class to meet up at J-Dawgs for lunch. Contrary to popular belief, we are not (or at this point were not) obsessed with hot dogs. I jokingly suggested to Rachel that we eat hot dogs exclusively whenever we ate together. She played along for a while until we decided that having hot dogs just once a week was something we could maybe handle. When we started doing this a few weeks ago we were doubtful that eating hot dogs was something we might actually enjoy. We have since learned to appreciate a good hot dog and even look forward to our outings.

This Friday Rachel and I headed to Coney’s Frozen Custard in Orem. They recently added a few “gourmet” hot dogs to their menu so we decided to check them out. You can get a “naked dog” (no toppings) “The Boardwalk” (kraut, onions, and banana peppers) a Chicago Dog, or “The Sonoran” and “Coney Dog” which we ordered along with fries and a blackberry custard shake.

The Coney dog is topped with chili, cheese, tomatoes, onions, tortilla slivers, and sour cream. The presentation was pretty fantastic. These ingredients could make for a sloppy dog but it came out looking neat and very edible. The toppings tasted great and the wiener itself was delicious. They use 100% beef Nathan’s hot dogs. They slice them and then throw them on the grill before placing them in a butter toasted bun.

The Sonoran uses the same dog and bun, but is topped instead with caramelized onions, bacon, pinto beans, melted cheese, salsa, guacamole, and a cilantro sauce. We’ve learned that dogs with these kinds of untraditional topping usually taste alright but the flavors don't often jive well with the hot dog itself. Not so at Coney’s. The Sonoran was one of our favorites.

The fries were great especially with Coney’s thick and flavorful fry sauce. We also enjoyed the blackberries in our frozen custard.

Coney’s Frozen Custard is located at 242 E. University Parkway in Orem, Utah. Their hot dogs are highly recommended.

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