Here in upstate New York at Newest Lunch, these sauce-covered dogs are called "Michigans," and just like their Coney Island cousin in the Great Lakes state, their meaty topping is what makes these dogs so delicious.
Jackson Coney Island (Jackson, MI): I went in intrigued to try the Jackson style Coney which is a dry based sauce. Inside it was your typical Coney Island hot dog shop with a counter and a few booths with some local town characters sitting at them. Hot dogs were cooking in the window as is tradition. In this case the windows were loaded with grease. Just one Coney with everything (mustard, onions) for me since this stop was just a pre-Detroit snack.