Category Archives: Detroit

Roast, Detroit MI

In planning our dinner before the finals of the Frozen Four I looked high and low, steak and seafood, Italian and Chinese – in the end I went with an unlikely choice because I felt obligated to give Michael Symon … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Dessert, Detroit, Food, Michigan, Pork, Roast, Vacation

Uncle John’s Pancake House, Toledo Ohio and Mexicantown Bakery, Detroit MI

Staying with my mother in Toledo Saturday morning entailed a Saturday morning experience from my youth – a drive across town to Uncle John’s Pancake House for Breakfast. While my tastes in food and dining have clearly expanded past my … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Coffee, Detroit, French Toast, Mexicantown Bakery, Michigan, Ohio, Pancakes, Pork, Toledo, Uncle John's Pancake House

Forest Grill, Birmingham MI

Planning my trip to Michigan not only to see the Frozen Four but also to celebrate my mother and aunt’s respective birthdays I knew I wanted to take them somewhere special – I considered The Lark, Coach Insignia, The Michael … Continue reading

Posted in Birmingham, Bread Basket, Bread Pudding, Dessert, Detroit, Foie, Food, Forest Grill, Gnocchi, Ice Cream, Michigan, Pork, Sweetbreads, Truffle, Vacation

Cake Nouveau, Ann Arbor MI + Supino Pizza, Detroit MI + Schakolad and Cupcake Station, Birmingham MI

With my metabolism revved up by a carbohydrate laden breakfast and my companions not dining nearly as gluttonously as myself at the Zingerman’s family of restaurants our most recent trip through Michigan entailed a number of small bites and stops … Continue reading

Posted in Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Cake Nouveau, Cupcake Station, cupcakes, Dessert, Detroit, Michigan, Pizza, Schakolad, Supino, Vacation

The Whitney, Detroit MI

…I’d driven by the old mansion countless times during my younger days going to hockey games and concerts in Detroit – to be perfectly honest I’d never known it was a restaurant. With my oldest friend soon to be moving … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Basket, Bread Pudding, Crab, Dessert, Detroit, Gnocchi, Ice Cream, Michigan, The Whitney, Vacation

Avalon International Breads, Detroit MI and Just Baked, Troy MI

…I’d left Slow’s with plans for dessert before heading north to shop at Somerset – I had dinner plans with an old friend for later in the evening but plenty of time for something sweet. Driving through the apartments abutting … Continue reading

Posted in Avalon, cupcakes, Dessert, Detroit, Food, Just Baked, Michigan, Troy, Vacation

Slow’s Bar-B-Q, Detroit MI

Okay – I’ll admit it, I’m not the person best qualified to judge barbeque food; I rarely eat it and my experience with barbeque outside of things we made on the grill at home is limited to a few specific … Continue reading

Posted in Barbeque, Cornbread, Detroit, Michigan, Pork, Slow's, Vacation

Seldom Blues Gospel Brunch, Detroit Michigan

Sure I can eat a lot and sure I love food….I mean, I used to be 280lbs….but still, buffet tends to mean low quality and I’m not a low quality kinda guy. The last buffet I dined at? Either Bellagio … Continue reading

Posted in Bread Pudding, Breakfast, Dessert, Detroit, Michigan, Seldom Blues

Iridescence, Detroit MI

On 05/27/08 my mother had yet another birthday and for the first time in my life (yes, medical school takes a tad longer than people think) I had the financial ability to take her out for some true ‘fine dining.’ … Continue reading

Posted in Dessert, Detroit, Foie, Iridescence, Lobster, Michigan

Detroit’s Breakfast House and Grill, Detroit MI

Funky and high class at the same time. Upscale “southern” breakfast foods served in a beautiful restaurant with friendly servers and light motown music playing in the background. Interesting varieties of pancakes, waffles, french toast, eggs, and fried chicken/pork/catfish. So … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Coffee, Detroit, Michigan

Bourbon Steak, Detroit Michigan

There are good meals, there are great meals, and there are meals that you talk about 10 years later with stars in your eyes……prior to yesterday I’d had only one or two of those types of meals at a restaurant. … Continue reading

Posted in Bourbon Steak, Cornbread, Dessert, Detroit, Lobster, Michael Mina, Michigan