Friday, July 15, 2011

Frugal Floozie Friday -- Leo's Coney Island


I recently had dinner with a friend I hadn't seen for quite some time, and we decided to make it a casual evening. An inexpensive but good-for-the-soul meal was in order.

So, where did we go? What is today's Frugal Floozie Friday feature???

Leo's Coney Island. Ya can't go wrong with hot dogs, that consummate comfort food!

There weren't terribly many options that would qualify for our $5 or less per person budget; however, I did manage to get both the requisite chili dog and some vegetables by ordering cole slaw on the side. Yes, I am happy to delude myself that this somehow constituted a semi-nutritious dinner!

And not only did I get a hot dog, but I ordered an all-beef kosher Coney dog ... oh, it was so good! Lots of rich chili and a generous supply of onions (thank goodness I wasn't kissing anyone!) completed the perfect package.

The cole slaw was creamy and had good flavor. Some people are very particular about these matters, but I'm a big fan of virtually any variety of cole slaw. I liked this one very much, and certainly recommend it as an accompaniment to the star of the show.

My friend also ordered the kosher Coney, because it was just the right thing to do. And he also ordered a small Greek salad (over the $5/person budget, but that was his choice) which was very generously topped with all the expected goodies of banana peppers, olives, cheese, beets and tomatoes.

Leo's provided a welcoming atmosphere where we loitered for quite some time, good hearty food, and excellent value for our money ... what more can you ask for? A worthy expenditure of $5!

Leo's Coney Island
3644 Carpenter Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
734-971-2388


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Frugal Floozie Friday: Food and Fun for Five Dollars or Less ... Really!!!

12 comments:

Jenn said...

We just finished dinner about an hour an a half ago and all of a sudden, I want a chili dog!! :)

Candace said...

That hot dog looks absolutely perfect! Chili...onions...mustard...

I want one!

keri said...

Mary, This is fantastic. Went to AnnArbor paper to leave a comment. They require a register. I did. Then a sign in, I did. But it didn't recognize the name and password. So I changed it and that didn't work.

30 minutes later, no can do. So if their wondering why you're wonderful article isn't getting comments, point them back to their log in/register/password system. LOL

Congratulations.. Awesome

Cranberry Morning said...

Doesn't that look so delicious! I almost never have a hotdog because of nitrates (or is it nitrites?) that give me a bad headache. BUT now there are some brands out there that don't have them, and there is NOTHING like a hotdog. Just makes me feel like I'm at the county fair!

janet said...

I am guessing that the "creamy" coleslaw (and the feta on the salad) negated out the kosher hotdogs :-)

Lindalou said...

I haven't had a chili dog for a long time and now my mouth is watering for one. Yum!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you can't live in Michigan and NOT LOVE Leo's!!

xoxox

Judee said...

My mother was orginally from Brooklyn, NY and we had lots of Coney Island kosher hot dogs in our day! Brings back memories.
Yum for coles slaw .. it's my favorite!

Miriam said...

Now THAT'S a dog :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Kim Bee said...

Found you on the over 40 page. Thought I'd pop by and say hello. Feel free to pop by if you get a chance. Kim
http://losingitlikealunatic.blogspot.com/
http://cravingsofalunatic.blogspot.com/

TexaGermaNadian said...

YUM! I could have one of these every morning, just about. Add on a fresh tomato and I am set! lol

Dan said...

I think I'm heading for a similar hot dog in Detroit during the boys trip. It'll be quite a treat. Not many places to get a dog like that in Toronto*.

*if you're ever on your way to Toronto, there's Easterbrooks Hotdog Stand in Burlington en route. Very nostalgic place. Lots of hotdog and ice cream options.

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