Sierra Taylor, Managing Editor
Denton welcomes a 24-hour diner to the variety of businesses around the downtown square.
Dix Coney Island, located at 123 Elm St., opened for business Wednesday, Oct. 21 and has been serving delish coney dogs around the clock since.
Whether you are looking to pop in for a quick bite by yourself or grab a coney with friends after a night on the square, Dix is the perfect place. Recently, members of The Lasso staff accompanied me to try the newest Denton hotspot. The dining room holds a bar that sits nine and seven booths that seat four each. Our group of four had no problem finding a spot while grabbing a late lunch, but larger groups will have trouble finding a place to sit together.
This place is a must if you are working with a starving college kid budget like I am. The signature All Angus Beef hotdogs start at $3, or you can get a hamburger for a dollar more, while the most expensive item on the menu is a $9 steak sandwich. Burgers, breakfast and gyros are just a few plates you order to curb your appetite. The whole menu is served all day, so you are able to get a stack of freshly-made blueberry pancakes or chili fries at any time of the day.
Three of us decided to stick with trying the coney dogs. We each chose toppings for our taste buds, but agreed that they tasted great for a classic dog. Not even five minutes after placing our order with the delightful waitress Kattie, our food was delivered.
The homemade chili, with an interesting blend of spices and a small spicy aftertaste was the best part of the meal; two of us even ordered an extra bowl of the chili to share. We all split a plate of cheese fries, the perfect side dish to our hotdogs.
The food was delicious and familiar, but it was simply ordinary, classic diner food. The best part of visiting Dix was that we were able to feed four people for around $20, perfect for Denton’s hordes of starving, poor college kids.