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vinsetta garage (Royal Oak, DTW)

It was at about 7:45, but I had the time that night...

Jun 18, 2012
Szakacs in Great Lakes

Downtown Cleveland suggestions please :-)

John Q's in Public square, north of Tower City. best burger around, steaks, etc and other fare...open for lunch AND late for after the game.
Be sure to try the Bertman's mustard at Jacobs field!

Jun 13, 2012
Szakacs in Great Lakes

vinsetta garage (Royal Oak, DTW)

You never can predict, I guess. I was quoted 1 1/2 hours and decided to stay because I had a newspaper and reasoned I would NEVER get in if I came back on a later day, but it turned out to be a shorter wait than that; about 1/2 hour.

Jun 13, 2012
Szakacs in Great Lakes

vinsetta garage (Royal Oak, DTW)

Ok, fair to say it is a bit higher price, certainly than fast food, and although I am not extremely wealthy I know as you do that one may have to pay a bit more in exchange for the total effortlessness of being served and the effect of the time spent in a given environment; tea at the Townsend or dinner at Forest Grill will be way more expensive and a splurge might or might not be satisfying. This meal struck me as being reasonable all things considered and I ended up with fries, too; good point that it was our trade off for the first night. I guess for me the angus beef and freshness--everything made from scratch--made it worth it. Having researched my new home state on this site and elsewhere on the net, I know Redcoat is a local favorite. (Love the soldier at the entrance - it fulfilled my fantasy that I might find trappers and Canadians and English soldiers wandering around!) I am a pretty serious cook. When I eat out I usually want something as good as or better than what I would make at home. I kept wondering what they would do with brunch. I certainly will have to try Union Woodshop...

Jun 09, 2012
Szakacs in Great Lakes

vinsetta garage (Royal Oak, DTW)

Thanks for the heads up, I missed the hype but was searching Dover/New Phil Ohio (think I'm out of luck there) and read about the opening, went by. Fabulous in every way. Affordable and all the delicious ingredient options anyone could possibly desire to create all elements of burgers, pizzas, pasta with balls and sauce, even mac and cheese. sides and variety of main dishes, cutting edge but classic comfort desserts. And it is a coca-cola house.
I went with chief's house Vinsetta burger, it is the platonic ideal and the best I've had since getting an apartment in the area a year and a half ago. Subtle house sauce, yum. The mac&cheese was food therapy with a crusty top a la creme brulee.
Convivial,service pleasant and efficient. A community table, (wistfull memories of Legal Seafood in Lynn Square, Boston!) Balanced elements of old; garage clock, handwash sink,key safe, stickered cabinet, etc and new; spotless stainless steel open kitchen/full bar, stone pizza oven, substantial furniture, service items clever but not too cute. Beams browns and olives, glowing orange lamps, votives, flat screens and just enough great music.
All on Michigan route 1, Woodward Avenue, the dream cruise heaven, it doesn't get any better than this; well thought out new revival Detroit.

Jun 08, 2012
Szakacs in Great Lakes