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out-of-the-way Ypsilanti (MI) taquería

by Jim M 3 years ago

Ypsilanti is turning into quite a hub for Latin American food. Who'd've thunk it? There are new Guatemalan and Salvadoran places I haven't tried yet (will report back later). I really like Taquería...

Tried Standby (DTW area) last week...

by boagman 4 years ago

So I had an event that I was invited to at Standby this past week, and I got a chance to try it. Kind of. It was an obviously overbooked event on a Monday night, which meant the place was jam...

Troy / Clawson conversation starter

by VTB 4 years ago

Woodpile is as good as ever, and now the outdoor tables are habitable. Atomic Chicken is very fun. Call ahead. Not cheap takeout. Some hits, some misses. Fried chicken tenderloins and waffl...

Neehee's coming to Troy, MI in March, 2016

by boagman 4 years ago

Heard it today, directly from the horse's mouth, so to speak. On Rochester Road, near Long Lake Road, in the old Marinelli's Italian restaurant space. *Finally*. No more rumors. No more specu...

Flint favorites

by midwesterner 4 years ago

I have a few local favorites I would like to make at home so I am hoping to find recipes. Maybe some former restaurant employees could help? Here's my list: Mai Tai at Empress of China House sa...

Ashland WI

by syrup09 4 years ago

In a few moths I might be taking a trip to Ashland WI. Does anyone know a good place to eat there? Ironwood mi, and the Iron River Crystal Fall area would also be helpful, Thanks in advance.

Tried Tom's Oyster Bar for Royal Oak Restaurant Week today...

by boagman 4 years ago

...and it was probably due to the fact that: 1. It was Restaurant Week, and it was 3 courses for $15, including the clam chowder I wanted to try 2. The chef is leaving mid-month for Chicago, ...

Jeff’s Kitchen - Authentic Shanghainese, in Walled Lake [DTW]

by VTB 4 years ago

Assuming I got an accurate translation and the true story, Jeff came to the USA (first to NJ) from Shanghai to “keep an eye on” his daughter, who now is in grad school at U of M*, and he ended up o...

Vietnamese in Clinton Twp./Shores area

by firestalker 4 years ago

MINH CHAU Restaurant 33415 Harper Ave, Clinton Township, MI We love Vietnamese food and always made the long trek over to Madison Heights to get our fix. It's an hour drive but sometimes you ...

Tried Crust in Fenton, MI...

by boagman 4 years ago

Just tried Crust for the first time on Saturday, and while it's too early to be handing out any 5-star ratings, I will say, for certain, that they made a very positive first impression. My under...

Detroit's Best Spots

by youngjame5 4 years ago

Where in Detroit MI or surrounding areas are the best, coolest and most memorable places you've been?

Ann Arbor, anything new?

by stuartlafonda 4 years ago

Visiting my daughter and have not been back in a year. How is that Ethiopian spot? My daughter was not impressed with the burger joint that is an old favorite that reopened. Go Blue.

Anything new up north (Charlevoix, Petoskey, Indian River)? v 2013

by sye1993 6 years ago

Never been! We'll be hopping around from friends and family homes in Charlevoix to Petoskey and finally Sunday night in Indian River. With the weather looking dismal, there should be plenty of time...

Traverse City trip report

by ksbee 4 years ago

First off, thanks to all you Northern Chowhounders for your recommendations. We had some wonderful food while experiencing the area. It didn't hurt that the weather was fantastic while we were ther...

Indo in Keego Harbor, MI

by boagman 4 years ago

Tried searching for posts about Indo, couldn't find any. Odd, that. Anyway, here's my take on it: I've been very happy with my multiple experiences here. Sure, having a coupon helps out the b...

Trenary Toast [Trenary, Michigan]

by syrup09 8 years ago

Has anyone out there ever had Trenary Toast? It's made in a bakery in Trenary Michigan, a very small town about 30 miles south of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula. According to Wikipedia the...

Tried Reflections Restaurant at OCC Farmington Hills, MI

by boagman 4 years ago

Wow. I guess I'll start with the bad: I wish that the view outside the windows was better. There. All done with the bad. Onward! This...this, my friends, is like finding gold. Yes, it's ...

San Souci Bar; Harsens Island [DTW]

by rainsux 4 years ago

Last Sunday I dusted off olde RAINSUX and decided to join a group that was doing one lap of Harsens Island. The planned lunch stop was San Souci Bar. The reviews on Y(awn) were mixed, so I set my ...

Anita's Kitchen, Ferndale

by berkleybabe 9 years ago

I've been to the Troy outpost which is basic Mediterranean/Lebanese fair in basic surrounding, thought it was pretty good. (Full disclosure: I worked in Dearborn for a couple years and don't think ...

Tried Mabel Gray, Hazel Park [DTW]

by VTB 4 years ago

I was fascinated by the idea of what I thought Mabel Gray would be. A really groovy space in a really weird place, serving interesting and fun food. I probably overused my imagination in building...