LAS VEGAS— American Coney Island, home of the iconic Detroit Coney Dog, will open its first out-of-state location at the D Las Vegas on Oct. 10. As part of the dramatic transformation taking place at the new downtown property, the D is excited to bring a taste of Detroit to the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas.
A favorite of Detroiters and visitors for nearly a century, American Coney Island is the oldest family-owned business in Detroit. Founder Gust Keros coined the phrase “Coney Dog” and introduced the now legendary treat to the city of Detroit in 1917. The high-quality, specially seasoned, natural-casing Dearborn sausage brand hotdog is topped with the Keros family secret recipe Coney Island Chili Sauce, fine mustard and sweet chopped onions, and served in a warm steamed bun. The restaurant has continued to attract loyal patrons from every generation in Detroit and around the country. American Coney Island has been featured on The Today Show, Iron Chef Michael Symon’s “Food Feuds” on the Food Network and The Travel Channel’s “Food Wars.”
The D welcomes the flavors of American Coney Island and invites guests to enjoy the newest addition to downtown Las Vegas. Menu items will include the iconic Coney Dog, chili cheese fries, gyros and more.
“American Coney Island is such an iconic food staple in Detroit and there is a reason that Detroiters are so crazy about it. We’re excited to introduce our guests to the classic combination of chili, mustard and onion from restaurateurs that have been perfecting the famous Coney Dog for nearly 100 years,” said Derek Stevens, owner and CEO of the D Las Vegas.
“For our first venture outside of Michigan, we can’t think of a better place for us to call home than the D Las Vegas,” said Grace Keros, third generation owner of American Coney Island. “The restaurant will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so casino patrons will be able to experience Detroit Coneys and have another great option for all day, all night dining.”
The addition of American Coney Island is part of the property’s dramatic transformation from its former identity as Fitzgeralds Casino & Hotel to the D Las Vegas. The newly renovated property will feature an entirely new gaming experience and 638 remodeled contemporary rooms and suites. The unique two-level casino will boast the latest in slots and table games manned by the D’s playful dancing dealers on the first floor, and transport guests back in time to old-school Vegas with its Vintage Casino on the second floor, complete with Sigma Derby. Guests will enjoy drinks inside the casino at LONGBAR – the longest bar in Nevada – or on Fremont Street at D Bar where talented, flair bartenders will send bottles and glasses flying through the air.