My sister, who is not a hound, is moving to Chicago area in a couple of months. My parents are currently visiting her so I was looking for suggestions as this is probably their last visit to the fair state of Michigan. Even if it is one dish, I'll take it! My family likes Persian/Mid-Eastern, Indian, Chinese, Thai & to a lesser extent Italian.
Capital Grille is my sister's go to place for steak & we always go to Anita's Kitchen for our mid-eastern fix (close by, casual, good). On my last visit, I ate at a hamburger place in Royal Oak or Birmingham(?) which is apparently an institution and was also mentioned in the WSJ. That place was good but too dark to take my dad. Oh, I've also had the chicken in Frankenmouth. I will be happy to return the favor when you visit San Francisco!