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Lentils Du Puy [Detroit]

Thanks for the encouragement. I think I just need to accept the fact that it's not New York (or Portland, Seattle, SF, etc.). I never even drove until I moved here, so it's a bit of a lifestyle 180º. Glad to hear that another transplant has learned to settle down.

Mar 28, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

Real Italian Grocer in relative Detroit Area

Thank you. I hadn't even noticed it right there.

Mar 28, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

Lentils Du Puy [Detroit]

I guess you can say I have been relocated. Definitely against my will. After three years, I have simply found the area feeling about 20 years behind most other regions – in terms of quality, availability, selection, passion, interest, location. Maybe it has to do with being stuck on the East Side. In other regions of the country in which I have lived, I was accustomed to walking 3 blocks to house-cured meats, not driving 50 miles to Mexican produce, so the process has been trying to say the least.

Mar 28, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

Fortified Wines in Detroit Area

They DO have the best vintage wine selection on the East Side. It is a real hidden gem. I hadn't thought of looking for Port, etc. Thanks.

Mar 25, 2011
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Real Italian Grocer in relative Detroit Area

Thanks. I have tried Alcamo's, but they didn't have what I was looking for. I will look into the other two.

Mar 24, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

Real Italian Grocer in relative Detroit Area

Downtown Detroit, Grosse Pointe, East Side in general. Maybe into Macomb County.

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Pointe Cafe
1881 Seven Mile Dr, New Philadelphia, OH 44663

Mar 24, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

Fortified Wines in Detroit Area

Does anyone know of a wine/liquor store in the Detroit area that specializes in, or has a strong penchant for, fine, fortified wines (Port, Sherry, Madeira, etc.)?

Mar 24, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

Real Italian Grocer in relative Detroit Area

Thanks for the recommendations.

Mar 24, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

Best Butchers/Fish Mongers in SE Michigan

Do any of the aforementioned butchers carry unusual cuts? I am relatively satisfied with the quality of meats at the upper scale places (reminding myself that it is Michigan, and not a legitimate culinary hot spot), but the variety is atrocious. I am looking for veal cheeks, lamb breast, fresh duck, etc. Anything other than t-bone steaks and pork chops? And maybe kind of near Detroit, proper (closer than Birmingham).

Mar 24, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

SE Michigan - The Current State of Pizza

I just don't get the rave reviews for Supino's. It is fine. It is perfectly acceptable. Like a tall glass of ice water. It is the base, bare minimum in terms of what one should expect from a pizza place. If it was in NYC, it would be as anonymous as any of the 50,000 pizza parlors that no one knows by name. It is a "1" on a scale of 1-5. 1 being the most neutrally acceptable level of commonplace pizza. Whereas Buddy's, et al are like a -50. I didn't think that there would ever be a place around here that even DESERVES a "1", so kudos to Detroit for catching up to other culinary frontispieces like Barkeyville , PA. But, gosh, let's stop patting them on the back for achieving acceptable mediocrity.

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Supino
2457 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207

Mar 24, 2011
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Lentils Du Puy [Detroit]

Good luck with that. Metro Detroit grocery stores are about 20 years behind the rest of the country. I have been looking for them for years, with no luck. I haven't found anything more than a dusty bag at Kroger, filled with sickly lentils from god-knows-where; probably Mexico, like all of the produce in the state, as well.

Mar 24, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes

Real Italian Grocer in relative Detroit Area

Are there any stores/butchers/grocers in the Detroit area (not 150 miles away like most solutions to questions) that sell actual Italian goods? I am looking for tipo 00 flour for pasta/pizza, real cured meats like assorted salumi and guanciale, etc. The places with a suggestive, Italian flair (Nino Salvaggio's) don't really carry much more than Kroger. And please, no Ann Arbor suggestions. It isn't near Detroit, contrary to popular belief.

Mar 24, 2011
BoomerHater in Great Lakes