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Authentic German Market Detroit Area Macomb County

GoalieJeff...
Are you thinking of Schotts Market on 14 Mile between Utica Road and Garfield?
(actually on the corner of Garfield & 14.)

vipermech, Nitsches meats has two locations: on northbound Gratiot between 12 & 13 Mile Road, and on Van Dyke in Shelby Township. This may be the "german" market you're thinking of. Years ago, we patronized the Gratiot location, and were always pleased with the sausage prep and quality. We just kinda drifted...away.

Jan 09, 2008
Griller in Great Lakes

Oysters Rockefeller in Detroit?

Howe's Bayou on Woodward, just north of Nine Mile serves fresh Oysters daily. You might inquire to see if they can prepare Oysters Rockefeller as "a request".

Oct 31, 2007
Griller in General Midwest Archive

Recommendations for Detroit

Please, please stay away from any of the restaurants on Monroe Street (Greektown)--except Astoria Bakery for desert.

I'd suggest Cobo Joe's, inexpensive.
Tom's Oyster Bar, expensive.
Jacoby's German Bier Garten, moderate.
Vincente's Cuban, moderate

All of these are strolling distance from where your hotel is.

Oct 15, 2007
Griller in General Midwest Archive

NY style deli sandwich in SE MI

Here's a start:

In Southfield, Gateway Deli; Star Deli; Steve's Deli.
In Livonia, David's of New York.
In Dearborn, Mati's Deli.
In Royal Oak, Spanky's Deli.
In St. Clair Shores, Bommarito's Bakery
All over...Buscemi's

Good luck in finding that memorable sub, hero, grinder.

Sep 08, 2007
Griller in Great Lakes

Frankenmuth MI for lunch tomorrow

I'm sorry for being so late with this post. Aside from the chicken purveyors, my BH and I have "dined" at the Main Street Tavern right square in the middle of town. You might try it for really casual pub food, and great beer on tap. There also is another brew pub in town, off Main Street. We've never given it a try tho'.

Sep 08, 2007
Griller in General Midwest Archive

Italian in Macomb County (MI)?

Thanks for the reply, boag.

You're just about on the money--forgive the bad pun--with the meal breakdown cost. My entree, a pasta Casino ran about $17.95. My wife's veal in red pepper cream sause, was, I think, $21.95.

We did tip 20%.

I think I was put off by the ambience of Original Luigi's more than anything else. I know it's beloved by it's "regulars", but it is a claustrophobic space in the tiny dining room, and doesn't have a fine-dining vibe that the menu prices reflect.

Aug 26, 2007
Griller in General Midwest Archive

Italian in Macomb County (MI)?

We stopped at Luigi's Harrison TWP., restaurant (the Original) last week. Great, solicitious service, terrific food. Way, way overpriced. Dinner for two including three cocktails each, came to $106.00 (tip included). Pasta can't cost $30 a plate; no matter what it's paired with. This was a shock to the system because as kids we cruised out there in the '60s for good, cheap pizza pies. yeah, it's been almost 50 years, but price creep at Luigi's is outrageous

Aug 23, 2007
Griller in General Midwest Archive

HELP! New to Detroit (city of Macomb), need recs

Our favorite "ethnic" restaurant is Howe's Bayou on Woodward in Ferndale. In the block north of 9 Mile Road(east side of the street). Howe's features Cajun/Creole- inspired dishes. No, it won't duplicate tastes from Coops or Dookey Chase' or Donna's, or Arnaud's, in old N.O.,but it's a swell little bar-restaurant that is welcoming and comfortable. Their Crawfish Bisque is worth the trip alone. I promise.

Aug 08, 2007
Griller in General Midwest Archive

Evanston eats

We'll be in Evanston in August with a moderately large tour group. Bussing in, so will be without a car. I'd like some recs for mid-scale, non-chain dining options. I'd also like to know if there are any classic bars/pubs that deserve a visit. Thank you.

Jul 24, 2007
Griller in Chicago Area

TIPS

Please don't feel my reply was a swipe at your post, ccb. Not at all intended to be. I just ducked into the thread at your spot.

Jul 15, 2007
Griller in Not About Food

TIPS

It's been a while since I've tipped 15%. We dine out a lot, and my tips are now 18-20%. Four of our children work or have worked in food service. It's a tough, demanding job (or career). We listen to both horror stories and sweet rewards our kids have experienced serving the public. So; we're very sensitive to the whole dining experience.

Dracula doesn't wait table. Real flesh and blood human being do,

We set the tone for how we wish to be treated, and the tip reflects how closely the server matched our expectations.

Jul 15, 2007
Griller in Not About Food

Is Black Angus beef the next white meat?

We were dining out on a low-moderate budget at a nice and fairly new 2+ star restaurant nearby. Friday nights they sponsor a Martini Madness promo; any drink with a gin or vodka base is $5. All premium labels included. I like that!

Back to the story...

After great soups, a sweet pepper bisque for my beloved, a three cheese onion for me; we studied the compact menu for good entrees. My wife ordered baked whitefish in a cream sauce, which was very tasty and a generous portion. The restaurant's Angusburger caught my eye because I love a well executed hamburger, and I've never tasted Angus beef. That's what I chose from the menu, and ordered it med rare with well-grilled onions. The kitchen missed slightly on the prep, the hamburger came to me more on the medium side than medium rare. Okay, not something to get over-wrought about so I set to wrestling with the well-portioned burger. After consuming just a bit less than half of my burger, I began to think that there wasn't even a slight hint that I was eating beef. No true flavor came from the beef itself; and I wasn't going to doctor it up with condiments and seasonings.

My question is thus: Is nouvelle beef going the way of pork, to become the next white meat?

Jul 15, 2007
Griller in General Topics

Where to find the BEST Jambalaya in the French Quarter??

This is piling on, but hay, Coops. Now and forever, No. 1.

Jul 15, 2007
Griller in New Orleans

A "Milwaukee" hamburger?

OMG. Is it that simple?

My genetic make-up has, so far, protected me from "bad" cholesteral. And...I'm a BIG fan of buttered, toasted bakery buns. So...if I do some burgers in a cast iron fry pan, fried in butter, will that replicate the "Milwaukee" hamburger?

Jul 14, 2007
Griller in Home Cooking

A "Milwaukee" hamburger?

Over the past several weeks I've heard mention of how unique a Milwaukee hamburger is from others across America. Supposedly, it comes dripping in butter! Any idea how they are put together? Fried? Grilled? Recipes?

I love hamburgers and can make a pretty good one on the charcoal grill outside. I'm intrigued by this one tho'. Would love to try to replicate a good version.

Jul 14, 2007
Griller in Home Cooking

Cocktails Outside/Metro Detroit

So. I missed the opportunity to make my suggestion. But the thread plays on, so I'm going to PUMP UP Howe's Bayou in the same block as Como's. They have "bistro" seating out front on the sidewalk on Woodward. Not my cuppa tea. But we've challenged the bar-meisters on cocktails on about nine visits there for dinner, and not been disappointed. I asked for a Sazerac cocktail on our first visit in 2005. They made it flaulessly. I order it every time we return. In our top 5 metro eateries.

Jul 10, 2007
Griller in General Midwest Archive

Looking for places in the Detroit area

Thank you, boagman for your recs! I'm about 10 minutes from Chef Ed's, and I have MLK Day off, so there I go. I'll post tomorrow after stopping for lunch!

Jan 15, 2007
Griller in General Midwest Archive

Best CANADIAN chain finds?>

All of the stock Wendy's held in Tim Hortons was divested to shareholders of Wendy's, 1.35 for 1. So right now, technically, TH is an independent Canadian retailer directed by Canadian nationals.

Dec 31, 2006
Griller in Chains

Rachael Ray's Trisciut Advertisement

Fellow,chowhounds...
21st Century American society shamelessly supports the Cult of Personality! That's where the money is. Entertainment, Sports, Business, the Arts, are a promotional wonderland. Excoriating someone who achieves success by self-promotion is disingenuous.

Dec 23, 2006
Griller in Food Media & News

Rachael Ray's Trisciut Advertisement

Here, here.
Rachel Ray is okay!

Dec 23, 2006
Griller in Food Media & News

Cocktail meatballs ? Do people still serve those things?

I'm with you, Shazam, I put together a mess of meatballs in Vernors Sauce and took it into work for our Christmas Party this week. It went pretty fast!

Dec 23, 2006
Griller in Home Cooking

Question about Heidsieck champagnes

I wish we had saved the itemized receipt. Hindsight is always 20/20. I'm sorry for causing such consternation, also. I am sure the listed entry for the champagne was Chateau Lafite Rothchild, because that is the only french vinyard name I would recognize. So it seems that the listing entry itself was mistaken, in some way.

BTW, the Heidsieck was very nice. But not $160, nice.

Dec 21, 2006
Griller in Wine

Oceanaire in Charm City

Thank you for the feedback. I'll choose another place.

Dec 21, 2006
Griller in Washington DC & Baltimore

Question about Heidsieck champagnes

I guess I wasn't clear in my original question.

Our server brought out the sommelier's wine "digest". It listed about eight champagnes from a high of $275 to a low of $100. It was strongly suggested I choose the $275 bottle. Yeh, sure.

I took a short time to review the list, and noticed that a Chateau Lafite Rothchild champagne was priced at $160. I ordered that selection. A moment later our server was back with the Heidsieck. And doing a yoeman's job decorking the bottle. Something didn't set right with me so I asked to look at the bottle. No Chateau Lafite lable, only the Heidsieck Monopole id at the neck.

I asked: I ordered the Chateau Lafite, why are you serving this? The server replied that it was the Chateau Lafite, Everyone on the wine staff checked to make sure it was the right bottle. 2 Buck Chuck, me, accepted that assurance.

It was only later that I became suspicious.

Does this explain the circumstance more clearly?

Dec 19, 2006
Griller in Wine

Question about Heidsieck champagnes

True. I'll do as you suggested.

Dec 19, 2006
Griller in Wine

Question about Heidsieck champagnes

Thank you both. You've confirmed I got scammed out of $100 at a "fine-dining" restaurant I recently took my family to.

Dec 18, 2006
Griller in Wine

Oceanaire in Charm City

Need opinions please. Understand it's a chain, but with swank price points and all meals al a carte. We're thinking of going for a very special occasion, but the pricing is giving me pause...

Dec 18, 2006
Griller in Washington DC & Baltimore

Question about Heidsieck champagnes

Can anyone tell me if Piper-Heidsieck or just Heidsieck have a business relationship with the Chateau Lafite Rothchild vinyards?

Can Heidsieck Monopole Diamant Blanc Champagne be called a Chateau Lafite Rothchild champagne?

Dec 18, 2006
Griller in Wine

Taking a server's recommendation

Well, I did get to ask the question. "What's the kitchen's signature dish?" Our server responded that the pub really didn't have a signature dish, but she could tell me the most popular. (they offered six steak entrees, six chicken entrees four pasta entrees, and five fish entrees!)(but none was a "signature" dish!) Turns out that the two most popular dishes were English-style Fish and Chips, and Almond Crusted Whitefish. Both of which were on the low to middle price range of their offerings. So, going with the flow, I ordered the English-style Fish and Chips. The dish came to me so deep-fried hard it was dry and inedible. So much for following popular opinion.

My mate didn't ask for help. She chose one of the restaurant's Sunday Specials, a cut of Prime Rib that I can only describe as "generous", which also turned out truly delicious.

Lesson learned: choose what you have a hankerin' for.

Dec 06, 2006
Griller in Not About Food

my coffee maker broke in time for holiday shopping!

We've been using a stove top percolator for many years. It produces consistently great coffee. I wouldn't go back to a plug-in.

I know that doesn't answer your initial inquiry, rumgum. But it might be an alternative down the road for you.

Dec 03, 2006
Griller in Cookware