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Fifty Years - DTW

May I add maybe the oldest....

New Hudson Inn - 1831

http://oldnewhudsoninn.com/

Jul 15, 2014
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Blimpy Burger (Ann Arbor) update

From what I heard from someone that kind of knows a little more than the average Joe is that they were looking at getting a new spot, but the Landlord knows the owner is a dunce with Cash. He does not want to rent to a business that he has to shakedown once a month to get paid. The burgers were good but its time to let that ship sail. If land lords know this guys sucks with money the banks surely will to.

Feb 16, 2014
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Tried Sidetrack Bar & Grill in Ypsilanti, MI...

This This This.....I am in love with the burgers here. Also helps that they have a good rotating stock of beers and Angels Envy Bourbon.

Have been liking the Basement Burger Bar in Canton, Getting the Blue Burger with Kobe (Yes I know its just Waygu). The bar sucks there though...

Feb 16, 2014
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SE Michigan = Best Halal Butcher

Actually I have been to a bunch in Dearborn and have gotten goat many times, but not beef. I have gotten a few recommendations via Facebook of a place in Canton at Palmer and Haggerty roads that I will try for this endeavor.

VTB, thanks on the house comment. Living at Ridge and Cherry Hill out in the land of Stepford wives!

Aug 18, 2013
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SE Michigan = Best Halal Butcher

Have a party I am catering on next Sunday and they want me to have Beef Brisket and it must be Halal. Out of respect I will not try to pass off non-halal meat. I do not care how far I have to travel for the right halal butcher.

Aug 17, 2013
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Downtown Detroit

Ahhhhh the Memorial Day Mecca for electronic music. I used to run a website back in the day that helped many out of towners get what they needed out of the city. One aspect of what you are looking for but not mentioned is what after parties will you be going too.

Breakfast = http://www.sweetlorraines.com/

Dinner after midnight is tougher, but nothing is more Detroit than late night coneys at Lafayette. http://www.yelp.com/biz/lafayette-con...

During the day with a short walk away from Hart Plaza is Foran's. They should have good DJ's spinning and serving decent pub grub. http://www.grandtrunkpub.com/

Also worth while in the People Mover Loop is... http://www.roastdetroit.com/

Outside of the loop...

http://www.mudgiesdeli.com/ - Best Sandwiches and soups downtown. Owned by DJ Greg Mudge http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAGl0J...

Saturday Morning is for hitting Eastern Market. http://www.detroiteasternmarket.com/
Great soul of Detroit and plenty of places to eat. Burt's Ribs if you want cheap beer and Soulful Karaoke before noon.

Best BBQ is Slows and within walking distance of "The Works" which always has great afterparties. http://slowsbarbq.com/

Best Trainspotting Experience for local Detroit "Underground Resistance" was one morning where the headliner "Rolando" and other UR member "Buzz Goree" showed up at Taqueria Lupita's. We got REAL full and spent hardly a thing. https://plus.google.com/1081170209504...

If you provide more info on what type of Techno you listen too I might be better to help. What labels do you listen to?

Apr 06, 2013
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Charcuterie Questions: Guanciale & Ham

60 degrees and 60% humidity is a good target. Also if you need in depth help check out "the salt cured pig" on facebook. They have tons of Charcuterie experts...

Mar 10, 2013
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Basturma Anywhere in SE Michigan

I visited there today and they said they did not have any for the last month :(

i did get the Makanek though and was very happy!

Feb 24, 2013
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andouille sausage dtw

Ann Arbor's Bier Camp

Feb 24, 2013
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Basturma Anywhere in SE Michigan

http://www.ifood.tv/network/basturma

Google so far is coming up empty....willing to learn how to make it from someone's Nana if I have to.

Feb 19, 2013
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Giulio's - [Livonia/DTW]

Negative, I have not talked to Chef Tom in years now. Not sure where he is....

Jan 26, 2013
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Pink curing salt (sel nitrité?) in charcuterie and foie gras?

http://ruhlman.com/2011/05/the-no-nit...

You really need a MASSIVE amount of nitrites before the toxicity would get to you. If you are avoiding nitrites you need to stop eating many veggies as they have much more nitrites than cured meats. You can make Charcuterie without the nitrites but it really is a overblown issue. If you are in France you may want to look up Kate Hill.

http://kitchen-at-camont.com/

That or look up the Salt Cured Pig group on Facebook. they have about 550 cured meat experts you can ask for opinions too.

Jan 13, 2013
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ISO Butcher or Meat Purveyor in Detroit

i am not accusing anyone myself, just thought it was odd since he has two VERY knowledgeable people in his Rolodex that live local, but then after my meetings with MR, this should not have surprised me. :)

Dec 24, 2012
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ISO Butcher or Meat Purveyor in Detroit

Am I the only one that find it odd that Michael did not just call Chef Polcyn for this info? He has restaurants in Milford and Birmingham and teaches in Livonia. Also Michael's personal assistant is from Rochester???

As for my personal opinion...my favorite butcher in SE Michigan is Sparrow Meats in Ann Arbor. Also like Fairway, Melo Farms at Eastern Market, and Papa Joe's.

I am aware of a certain group of people also looking to bring a great high end butcher shop to the Detroit area, but that project is a year or so away before opening.

Dec 22, 2012
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Detroit Holiday Food Mart

I went to support a few friends....

I totally agree with you. It seemed like half of the vendors were who could out vegan each other or who could provide a better cookie package.

Bless Detroit BBQ and Corridor sausage.

Dec 08, 2012
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ISO Detroit REstaurant supplier (reasonable) with good roasting pans

Cook's Illustrated recommends the Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel Roasting Pan with Rack. You can order from Amazon.

Nov 24, 2012
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Saica (Ann Arbor)

I fully endorse O Sushi myself...

Nov 03, 2012
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thai basil and Korean chili paste in Ann Arbor?

Maybe Z Z's Produce
4092 Packard Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
(734) 822-0494

I have seen the basil in there...

Oct 05, 2012
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Fried Bologna sandwiches in metro Detroit

Had one at the Bomber in Ypsilanti last week...The Bologna was not thick cut :( ....it looked like it may of had a first name.

Sep 30, 2012
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DETROIT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS

He really is a cheapskate.... :)

...but does have good taste in food.

Aug 27, 2012
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Places to eat in Detroit, end of September

When in Eastern Market....Try Supino's pizza....

Aug 27, 2012
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NeeHee's has Re-Opened; Canton/DTW

yes it is....

Aug 27, 2012
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Detroit - Central American restaurants

Pupusería y Restaurante Salvadoreño
3149 Livernois Ave
Detroit, MI 48210

Just North of Kronk.

I can only speak of the Papusa's and I will say "Two thumbs up....what a deal! ".

Aug 20, 2012
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Recommendations for 2 days, 1 night in Detroit

Everyone here is on probation for not mentioning Supino's Pizza in Eastern Market.

Aug 07, 2012
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BBQ in Lansing????

Yeah....I did read on one of the blogs that they are experiencing "consistency" issues so I could see that happening. Might be that the people running the smoker are using time/weight to determine done-ness instead of touch and experience. Ribs definitely have tell tail signs of being done.

Aug 06, 2012
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BBQ in Lansing????

Will try that on my next visit. :)

Aug 05, 2012
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Sunday brunch between Farmington, MI and DTW

No the 10 Mile one is the Farmington location. It's on the south side of the road in a strip mall just east of I-275.

Aug 05, 2012
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BBQ in Lansing????

Last night mom put me in charge of finding something new to eat. So I hoped on google and looked up Lansing Food Blogs. After finding three or four websites that look like they had not been updated within 2 years or if they did they only mentions "Fork in the road" I finally found one. Hell I can't even remember it's name but it pointed me to a place called "King of the Grill". It did not sound like much...but started looking around at reviews at Google, Yelp and where ever and found all pretty much positive reviews. So we looked back at Google maps and found it located on Grand River just south of the Airport.

We drove on out while listening to some loud music hoping for the best and expecting the worst (After all it is Lansing food we are talking about). We pulled in to what looked like a renovated Burger King at 7:58pm and saw the parking lot damn near empty. One lady and her friend were coming on out so my mom yelled on over and asked if the food was anygood, and they affirmed that it was but told us to get our asses inside because they close at 8pm. We hoped on in and asked if it was too late to get some carry out and we were greated with a nice "Not Yet!".

I saw that they had 3 meats and two sides for $9.99. Mom and I had a pretty big lunch so I figured we could share one... I ordered up Brisket, Pulled Pork and Hanger Steak. They also had Ham, Turkey and some Chicken. They also do Ribs but they were not part of the choices for the three meat plate. Also got some Slaw and Mac and Cheese as sides....those are two dishes that always seem to help as a barometer for the other sides. So we loaded up the car and headed on home.

After opening the carry out styrofoam dish I was welcomed by a great looking smoke ring, a nice balance of smoke smell and two sides that looked...oh so typical (and they were). Have to say I was very happy with the pulled pork, the Brisket had excellent flavor but was slightly tough and the hanger steak was great. No sauce was used by us...and have to say I saw some corporate sauce back at their store. So don't go for any sauce choices. BYOS if you are picky. Anyways....mom and I have decided it is a keeper as long as you stick to the meat. Good affordable meat with servicable sides and HFCS type sauces from a pump at the Soda machine. Could be better...but is solid where it matters.

Aug 05, 2012
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Sunday brunch between Farmington, MI and DTW

Toasted Oak in Novi was just mentioning that they were gonna start to do Brunches. I would give them a call.

Otherwise the only other decent breakfast place I can think of between the two is Breakfast Club on 10 Mile.

Aug 05, 2012
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Walkable area to stay/eat in Detroit?

Luckily Badass was made by Michigan Brewing Company who recently went under.

Jul 23, 2012
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