I really don’t give Coney Island restaurants enough credit. Before we moved to the Detroit area, I had no idea the type of food, specifically the Coney Dog, evolved right here from our city!
Since we moved up to Michigan in 2012, I have only been to three Coney Island restaurants, and two of them are famous restaurant rivals located right next to each other downtown.
With Scott’s nephew in town for one more afternoon, we decided to complete his Detroit experience with a trip to a Coney Island restaurant. Wanting to try something new, I looked up Coneys in our area and found a great one in Birmingham called Greek Islands Coney Restaurant.
They had an impressive collection of items to choose from on their menu including Coney classics and a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine. I ordered a pita wrap that came with a “small” Greek house salad.
I love Greek salads, and this one definitely did not disappoint. It came with a homemade Greek yogurt dressing and was only a warm-up into our main dishes.
The boys went the traditional route and ordered the standard Coney Dogs, (and a grilled cheese for Scott too!), while I ordered the Philly Cheesesteak Chicken Pita.
They gave the option of plating it with a low-carb pita, so I tried that and was very satisfied!
We all left very full, and I made a mental note to stop discrediting Coney restaurants. A lot of them offer so much more than chili dogs. You should definitely give them a go if you’re in the area and have never taken the chance!
WWE WrestleMania Detroit
After we dropped Connor off at the airport, we made our way downtown towards Detroit to attend my very first live WWE experience!
I am, of course, familiar with the famous Hulk Hogan wrestler, but I don’t really know much about the sport beyond that.
The past couple of years, however, have sparked both Scott and I’s interest, as one of our good friends, Trinity, is touring with them! A lot of you might recognize her as Naomi Knight from Total Divas.
I danced with her on the Magic while living in Orlando, and we try our best to keep in touch as much as we can. She’s seriously one of the funniest, most random, kind-hearted people I’ve ever met.
We have been recording the series since we found out she was on it, but this was the first time we were able to see one of her matches live. We were excited to be there!
She can certainly hold her own. I was so impressed at all of her moves and we were cheering obnoxiously loud on the sidelines the entire time!
Her match was towards the beginning of the event, so we had some time to take in the rest of them until we waited for The Usos to come out next.
(Trinity is married to John!)
It was fun to see WWE WrestleMania and hear the die-hard fans in person. As each set of wrestlers came on, the crowd chanted and moved in a way to acknowledge their favorite one. It was pretty cool to be a part of!
After three hours in the Joe, our group headed out to try and beat the traffic out of the parking garage. We wanted to meet Trinity and John out for a bite, so we drove towards them and all met up at a Buffalo Wild Wings near the airport.
I couldn’t tell you the last time I have been there, or had wings for that matter.
Our “quick bite” turned into hours of catching up and laughing ridiculously hard. I wish we all lived closer to each other! The WWE comes back to Detroit in the summer, so we are looking forward to attending their matches again.
It was a fun-filled Tuesday night that definitely took me out of my normal realm, but it was well worth it. Thanks for the tickets, Trinity, we can’t wait to see you guys again! <3
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This looks so fun! Growing up, my dad always watched WWF so I have lots of memories of the Hulk, the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin…I bet it was crazy being there. Thanks for the recap!
Stone Cold Steve Austin!!! I totally remember him too. Do you smelllll what the Rock is coooooookin’? I guess I remember more than what I give myself credit for!
I’ve been to Greek Islands! 🙂 So good! Also, totally watch Divas, and love Naomi! 🙂
Love it! Greek Islands in Birmingham?? Next time call me! 😉
I grew up in MI and lived in a suburb of Detroit until I moved away at 19. I always go to Coney Island when I visit, I love their Greek salad and gyros! The wrestling brought back a lot of memories too, I used to love watching WWF with my brothers, and my parents took us to see it live at Joe Louis once when we were kids. (I’m 38 now, so it’s been awhile!) Thanks for the memories, I love following your Detroit posts, I miss it.
We’ve only been to the Joe Louis Arena a couple of times. I hope that changes soon! I love hearing when people are from Detroit. The city certainly has grown on me 😉
So now I feel like you’re a bit of a celebrity. Haha! I watched Total Divas when it first came on and got hooked on the show. While I’m definitely not a WWE fan, I do like Total Divas. Trinity is a celebrity in her own right. And I must say, I think she’s one of my favorites. She seems so real and down to Earth, and you can tell she genuinely cares about people. Not to mention she’s hysterical!
How fun to get to meet and catch up!
Haha, not really… just some of my friends. 😉 I do have to say that the show is pretty entertaining! And, after seeing their matches in person, I have a whole new respect for their jobs. They aren’t kidding around! Trinity is all of those things you mentioned above and then some. Love her to pieces!
Cool experience and as a long time WWE fan I can’t wait for Naomi to become Divas Champ. She totally deserves it!