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Silver Spoon (Italian) in Rochester Hills, MI [DTW]

Glad you liked it. We love this place and wish more people from the surrounding area knew about it. As I said above, very approachable. We don't go there to be seen, just give us a small table, a bottle of wine and some great pasta. I don't find the prices to be anything out of the ordinary.

May 17, 2013
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Silver Spoon (Italian) in Rochester Hills, MI [DTW]

Great top three. Love all of them and I would safely put Silver Spoon into that group. For residents of Rochester Hills, Oakland Twp or Clarkston (and even Birmingham and Troy to the south), Silver Spoon is the most accessible of the bunch, logistically. And it's honestly a more approachable restaurant, which is perhaps a reflection to Rochester Hills' conservative charm. Love it up there.

May 17, 2013
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Flint Michigan, good eats?

From New York City? You live in the food capital of the *world* so nothing in the area will impress you and I wouldn't waste my time driving any where (you'd just be disappointed). Grab an olive burger with the works from local burger chain Halo Burger, which has a location right on Saginaw Street. And grab a "Flint-style" coney dog from Starlite or Angelo's, which are both a mile or two from downtown.

Jul 22, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

vinsetta garage (Royal Oak, DTW)

If you don't want to wait I'd go around 10:30ish. Kitchen closes at 11:00. I thought the decor was amazing. One of the coolest places I've been in.

Jun 17, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Crust Bakery (Fenton) > Zingerman's (Ann Arbor) [Michigan]

Odd. You should tell them the next time you're in. Perhaps you got a bad loaf? Your experience is in such contrast to all of mine I bet they would love to hear your constructive criticism and you'd prob leave with a free loaf.

Jun 17, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Crust Bakery (Fenton) > Zingerman's (Ann Arbor) [Michigan]

Negative. The Laundry and Crust Bakery are owned by Fenton locals. The confusion probably arose from serving all of their sandwiches on Zingerman's bread and selling Zingerman's wholesale pastries in the restaurant bake shop. But since the opening of Crust, they don't import anything from Zingerman's. I am shocked how quickly Crust started producing such great baked items. There didn't seem to be any opening jitters.

Jun 17, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Crust Bakery (Fenton) > Zingerman's (Ann Arbor) [Michigan]

Pretty sure they make 3 or 4 varieties daily. I think one of them was onion.

Jun 17, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Crust Bakery (Fenton) > Zingerman's (Ann Arbor) [Michigan]

My parents live on Oakhurst in Clarkson but I've never heard of that place. At first I thought you were talking about the donut shop across the street from Ruby's. Is Essence new? I just checked their website out and it looks like a lunch deli, but it doesn't list anything from Crust. Are just their sandwiches served on Crust bread or do they stock pastries?

Jun 15, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Light casual meal near Milford Michigan?

The Bar. It's a little south of the super congested part of Main Street. 224 S Main. Outdoor seating avail, good scratch made breakfast lunch and dinner(?). Tried it for the first time 2 weeks ago, VERY surprised. This would be my pick.

Milford House is pretty popular, but I think the location/patio has a lot to do with their success. Food is nothing special. You will probably wait an hour or so for a table if the weather is nice.

There is a new crepe shop on Main St that would prob be good for dessert. Very casual. Not sure of their hours. Lots of tables.

Jun 15, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Crust Bakery (Fenton) > Zingerman's (Ann Arbor) [Michigan]

Zingerman's prices became obscene. I'll pay $15 for a sandwich I would share with my boyfriend, but $4 croissants and $80 carrot cakes are outrageous. The croissants at Crust have delicious turkey or ham and high quality cheese in them for something like $3 and a quarter. I think the plain croissants are maybe $2.

Jun 15, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Crust Bakery (Fenton) > Zingerman's (Ann Arbor) [Michigan]

Their bagels are called "bailys", which Google tells me is basically a baked -- instead of boiled -- bagel. They were phenomenal.

Jun 15, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Crust Bakery (Fenton) > Zingerman's (Ann Arbor) [Michigan]

I have to be honest, I'm not a huge bread girl. But we certainly haven't noticed any drop off in quality on the sandwiches they serve at The Laundry (which used to feature Zingerman's bread). The bread they sell in the bakery does look amazing, and I can't imagine it distances itself from the quality of everything else I've had. The place is truly amazing. Completely blown away to find such a bakery in Fenton of all places.

Jun 14, 2012
leahfitz in Great Lakes

Crust Bakery (Fenton) > Zingerman's (Ann Arbor) [Michigan]

Apparently The French Laundry used to source (most or all of?) their baked goods from Zingerman's but now they have their own bakery a block away called Crust. We've tried pies, cakes, cookies, french pastries, ham/cheese croissants, bistro style sandwiches they call "toasts", gourmet doughnuts. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN AMAZING, seriously. I'd eat at Zingerman's once a week during college and Crust puts them to shame - with much friendlier pricing. Congrats to the owners for the effort a new bakery of this scale and quality must take. I highly recommend the stop if you're traveling thru Fenton via US-23, or if traveling via I-75, Crust/Fenton is down Grange Hall Rd exit #101.

Jun 14, 2012
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