Local food aficionado Bill Loomis on a look back at the appetites, tastes, kitchens, parties, holidays and everyday meals that defined eating in Detroit, from the earliest days as a French village to the start of the twentieth century. Whether its at a frontier farmers market, a Victorian 12-course childrens birthday party replete with tongue sandwiches or a five-cent-lunch diner, food is a main ingredient in a communitys identity and history.
Casual dining, in-house banquets, catering, and delivery to home or office.
"Our specialty is BBQ ribs, but our broasted chicken is also the best -- all served in a comfortable and pleasant family atmosphere. We've been in business 23 years! Good food and service; lunch specials from $4.95 (11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.). Movie and dinner packages available."
Established in 1979, Appeteaser's offers mussels, buffalo shrimp, great pastas, fresh seafood, grilled elk loin, and homemade desserts and breads. Very nice wine list and full bar.
A recently completed renovation has brought the Bath City Bistro back to its original turn-of-the-century glory. The walls are decorated with historical photographs of Mt. Clemens from its heyday as "Bath City, USA" The Bistro's main attraction is its three lanes of trough bowling, a traditional Belgian sport that could be described as a cross between boccie ball and shuffleboard. You can enjoy your favorite beverage while trough bowling with new friends, or sit back and watch others play from the main dining room. The Bistro is open for lunch and dinner, with a menu that includes a wide variety of appetizers, steaks, calzones and seafood (the mussels are a Belgian favorite).
"Casual waterfront dining, open year 'round. Daily specials."
"A real up-north bar and grill serving wild game around community fireplaces. The menu ranges from around $8 to $14 per entree. Open daily for lunch and our kitchen is open until midnight seven days a week for late-night dining."
"Table-top cooking with a full Japanese sushi bar. Let Benihana's chefs entertain you while you eat. Enjoy steak, chicken and shrimp prepared right in front of you in a wonderful Asian atmosphere, perfect for lunch or dinner. Taste one of our specialties, such as the Benihana Delight served with chicken and shrimp, Japanese onion soup, Benihana salad, shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, steamed rice, Japanese hot green tea and ice cream. Take-out sushi is available."
"Table-top cooking with full Japanese sushi bar. Let Benihana's chefs entertain you while you eat. Enjoy steak, chicken and shrimp prepared right in front of you in a wonderful Asian atmosphere, perfect for lunch or dinner. Taste one of our specialties, such as the Benihana Delight served with chicken and shrimp, Japanese onion soup, Benihana salad, shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, steamed rice, Japanese hot green tea and ice cream. Take-out sushi available."
"Table-top cooking with a full Japanese sushi bar. Let Benihana's chefs entertain you while you eat. Enjoy steak, chicken and shrimp prepared right in front of you in a wonderful Asian atmosphere, perfect for lunch or dinner. Taste one of our specialties, such as the Benihana Delight served with chicken and shrimp, Japanese onion soup, Benihana salad, shrimp appetizer, hibachi vegetables, steamed rice, Japanese hot green tea and ice cream. Take-out sushi available."
"The Big Fish concept is Chuck Muer Restaurant's answer to filling a market void for high quality, moderately priced, casual seafood restaurants. The restaurant was given the name Big Fish because that is how each and every guest is meant to feel when dining at the restaurant -- like a 'Big Fish'. Big Fish offers two open dining rooms, an outdoor patio and what may be the largest steamer/cocktail bar in town. On Wednesday nights throughout the summer, guests enjoy the very successful 'Pati Jazz' on the outdoor patio featuring local talents. Throughout the year, there is live entertainment in the lounge." from the Big Fish Web site.
This east side staple has been bringing a little piece of Memphis to Macomb County for years, featuring some of the Detroit area’s best blues bands. The venerable restaurant serves a full menu of tavern fare such as steaks, pizza and burgers; lake perch is a house specialty. And live rip-roaring blues can be seen and heard every night except Monday and Thursday at the Goose.
Steak dominates the fare and there’s nothing on the menu that would make a meat-and-potatoes lover squirm. Six dishes under the heading “VIP” are flambéed at two stations in the dining room. All of the entrées we tried were very good: seafood strudel ($16.95), fettuccine carbonara (prepared with chicken), veal Marsala, seafood marinara ($17.95). Sides are predictable, such as green beans. Soup or salad comes with entrees; the clam chowder, which we had in both the New England and Manhattan variations, is terrific. Service is a serious issue that needs attention from management.
Feather bowling is not the only draw to this Belgian cultural hub. Cadieux Cafe combines European flair with a unique menu, and the current owners have furthered the popularity by bringing in live musical acts and staying open until 2 a.m. daily (Midnight on Sundays). So whether you are in the mood for steamed mussels, Belgian beer or Elvis impersonators (sometimes), this is the place for you.
Fresh saltwater fish and seafood restaurant in downtown Trenton. Lots of appetizers including oysters, conch fritters and duck egg rolls. Also offers a nice selection of steaks, poultry and entree salads. Full bar with nice beer and wine lists. Delicious key lime cheesecake and hot fudge cream puffs. Casual atmosphere and great service.
"An upscale, rustic setting in a magnificent turn-of-the-century hunting lodge a lá Ralph Lauren. Two custom-made pool tables made of tree trunks, and two huge fireplaces provide a comfortable atmosphere. Huge portions of wild game, fresh fish, steaks, salads, sandwiches, and home-baked desserts. Burgers are an event — buffalo, ostrich or beef. The appetizer list is a great read."
"Canton Village Grill is a neighborhood bar and bistro featuring American cuisine including high quality sandwiches, salads, pastas and dinner. The warm, upscale décor accents the contemporary feel of the open ceiling as well as the large, bright windows across the front of the restaurant. The dining room features a full view of the open kitchen and culinary production.
The Grills American cuisine features regionally available ingredients and ethnic influences from all over the world. Traditional flavor and ingredient combinations are served along side the newer cuisines and flavors now entering our collective palate.
Try the bar for a wide selection of domestic and imported beers while taking in your favorite sports team on our many flat screen TVs. The combination of classic elegance and sporty flair make this a great meet-and-greet space.
Weekday service is fast casual lunch, while evenings and weekends are full service in the bar and dining room."
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These Californian pop-punks have been raising hell with their ultra-catchy ditties since ’91, which means they’ve been terrorizing youngsters with their hooks for 22 years. Not that we like inflating west coast punk or anything, but holy shit they’ve released some great music in that time. 2002’s How to Ruin Everything album was basically a masterpiece, and the split EP they put out that same year with the Dropkick Murphys wasn’t too shabby either. They broke up in 2004, but got back together in 2008, and now they’re warmed up. Teenage Bottle Rocket, Black List Royals and Joshua Black Wilkins also play.
With Emily Rose, Audra Kubat, Jay Graves, John Kay, and Man Francisco. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hater Kitty Rescue Army a local cat rescue group who shelters, feeds, fixes, and fosters cats in need.
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