Hello all ,
What a pleasure it was to meet Coney Island Lou , Seafarer John and Bill today at Coney Island Restaurant in Middletown .
My wife Sandra , baby son Joey and I arrived about 1245 pm and I gave Lou a quick call on the cell to tell him I had arrived . I did not have my car that I told him I would be driving ( I had my wifes ) and I did not see his White Nissan in front , so I gave him a rang . Just so happened that a fellow in Coney Island picked up the phone same time . The meet was on !!!
We decided to let Coney Island Lou pick the dogs as this was his hometown restaurant , later finding out he only lives a few blocks away .
He picked the all the way dogs , called Coney Dogs I believe on the menu . CI Lou and myself ordered two each , Bill started with one and then added a second .
The controversy erupted (hahaha) when my wife was to order a chicken sandwich . " A chicken sandwich !!" I muttered . And ARRGGHS all around the table.
She then switched to a plain dog , that I tried to explain was not neccesary , we were just kidding . I still feel bad she did not get that Chicken sandwich , but she just laughed it off .
We discussed the Sept meet , pickup locations , ideas , and really had a great time talking about dogs .
Those are some great pictures that CI Lou took at the mini meet today .
I figured the shirt was as close to what I had to remind me of the real Coney Island , boardwalk , beach and all.
As far as the dog , the sauce or chili was fabulous , smothering the dog .
The location is in Downtown Middletown right next to the Shortline bus station , so a lot of traffic coming and going , no problem with the parking , but it was a Wed. .
All in all a great lunch , with some new friends , it was a pleasure.
Hope we can do again sometime soon.
Sept 17th can not come quick enough