He may have gone Hollywood but Birmingham native Mike Binder (
The Upside Of Anger, Reign Over Me
) missed his favorite hometown hot dog hangouts so much he decided to open his own Coney Island Hot Dog joint... in Los Angeles. No word on whether the dogs will be emblazoned with "Imported From Detroit" logos.Excerpt:
Actor-director Mike Binder, who grew up in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham, plans to open a 65-seat restaurant called Coney Dog in Los Angeles in May or June, the Detroit Free Press
reported Wednesday. The 24-hour restaurant will feature hot dogs and spicy chili inspired by downtown Detroit's Lafayette Coney Island.
"As soon as I got out here, I said, 'If anyone ever put a Coney Island on Sunset Boulevard, it would be huge," said Binder, who moved to California 25 years ago. "And as the years went on ... I had so many other Detroit friends say the same thing."
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