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Detroit restaurant hummus-where/how is it produced?

Every place I've ever gone to and have had a chance to talk with the servers and or owners, they make it in house. Seems that they all have a tiny bit different recipe. Why? where you looking for a good off the shelf brand?

Jun 23, 2014
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French bread loafs in DTW

I know it's a drive but maybe you may know someone closer, but I really like the bread at the Holiday Market in Canton. It was originally leased to Stone House Bread out of Leland, MI. They pulled out of there but they are still making IMO really good bread.

Nov 05, 2013
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Autumn in Ann Arbor- Apple Cider Donuts

I'm a fan of Erwins in South Lyon. Not far off 96.

Oct 14, 2013
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Moo Cluck Moo - DTW (Dearborn Heights)

Went on Friday. I thought the hamburger was good, I'm not sure about the bun. I guess I'm used to a softer, less dense bun. The chicken was nicely breaded and the slaw was a savory slaw. Not sure about the combination. Thought maybe a sweet BBQ sauce would compliment it nicely. Again not sure on the bun. The fries where good. We got both and enjoyed both. The fries held up pretty good as a take out item also.

Apr 08, 2013
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Brunch in FH, Novi, West Bloomfield area

They do have brunch.
http://djbistro.com/menu.html
you can click the brunch menu. Though I haven't been there since they re-opened.

Jan 10, 2013
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Red Rock BBQ (Ypsilanti)

We had a pretty good experience at Red Rock. The highlights where the ribs followed by the pulled pork. Thought the brisket was just ok. My daughter, who is a rib maniac, thought it was some of the best she has had. The sides where hit and miss. Liked the beans, mac & cheese, but was not a fan of the coleslaw. I tend to mix sauces, and I found a mixture I really liked, but now I don't remember what it was. Really the highlight was the service. We had a great waitress which made the meal that much more enjoyable. We plan to go back.

Sep 18, 2012
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Coney Island Sauce-DTW

I've found the National sauce at both Kroger and Holiday Market, so I assume it would be available at most of the others. This the same sauce that a lot of the local Coney Islands are buying.

Aug 03, 2012
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Detroit Cheap Eats Food Tour--need suggestions and advice...

That's a pretty serious list you've got. Can't really add a ton.

Evie's Tamales
Bates Burgers- Sliders

And for the record, I have had good (ie not mean) service at Blimpy Burger. :)

I would skip Sonic IMO, even if it was for ice cream and add Ritters Frozen Custard.

Jun 20, 2012
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Upper Peninsula Road Trip

I would also add the Ambassador for pizza in Houghton. Was up there last summer and it was some of the best I've had in a while

May 30, 2012
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Flint Style Coney Island's in Canton / Plymouth Area - need suggestions please!

Sorry. None that I know of. I had to go to Flint to find out the difference. Most of the coney islands around this area uses the National Coney Island chili.

May 23, 2012
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Frida Mexican Cuisine- W. Dearborn (DTW)

Hi All,
First post and been a lurker for a bit. Wanted to post with a place I have tried a number of times now and felt others might be interested.

Frida Mexican Cuisine in W. Dearborn. They took over the Annam spot on MI Ave.
I have now been there 5 times and I think they are really on the track to doing things right. It is a small but nicely appointed place. Have had prompt service on all occasions.

The food has a high quality of ingredients. They seem to be treating the traditional dishes very well. When seated, they offer up the normal chips and salsa. They give you 2 types, a mild which is okay, and a spicy that I love. It's not overly spicy, but has a great combination of flavors. I could eat it like a cold soup. I have been in for breakfast (yep, breakfast) and gotten the chorizo and eggs both times. Very tasty, though I wouldn't mind having a spicier chorizo. The 3 other occasions have been for lunch. The first time and second time I have ordered the beef tacos. I usually will judge a mexican place on their tacos first. They really passed the test. A very flavorful meat with a nicely crispy shell. The last visit, I tried the tamales. I asked if these where brought in or house made? Ricardo the owner said his mother made them for the restaurant. I tried the beef and was really happy with them. The beef was a braised and shredded beef with little bits of carrot and potato wrapped in a moist and flavorful masa. All of the meals are served with the standard rice and beans. I generally don't like the rice at most places but Frida is the exception. The only miss for me is the inconsistent beans. A few times they where rather bland and a little runnier than I like and other times they where really good. The standout of my last meal there was a roasted poblano soup. Ricardo offered it up for $.99 with the lunch meal and it was great. It was blended and creamy. I would put this up with some of the best soups I've had.

Thanks for reading

Kevin

Feb 10, 2012
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