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Detroit - Black and White Cookies

Astoria bakery does make a black and white, but it most definitely is not what you're looking for. Their attempt is way off. Holiday market in Canton has a near perfect black and white. I guess we can assume the bakery in the Royal Oak location of Holiday market produces the same recipe.

Five Guys in Southfield,MI.

Blue Tractor BBQ - Ann Arbor

tried the fried goodness last night.Truly awful. For one, to successfully fry pickles, they have to be cut as chips not spears, as is done here. Secondly, if you advertise fried green tomatoes, they should be green not red. It really does matter as far as texture and flavor are concerned. Plus it frankly makes your kitchen look stupid. Third, fried okra was at best ok, and the buttermilk lime dressing might be a good salad dressing but not a dipping sauce as served here. Raves for the smoked chicken corn chowder. Outstanding. Dinner had brisket. Have had better, but for A2 not a bad offering and priced at 12.99 not a bad deal.
Have been at the Traverse City location twice as well and same thing there. Hit and miss with the dishes.

Dining near the Fillmore Detroit

Any recs for dinner close to theater? Please don't include Hockeytown or high end fine dining. Thanks

Five Guys in Southfield,MI.

it's in the pacific northwest, so, why it's included in a post about southeastern michigan is beyond me

Five Guys in Southfield,MI.

fatburger is a overrated joke

Five Guys in Southfield,MI.

Anyone know the progress on this new venture? Can't believe they're coming to Michigan. Blow away any burger in the area. Have been to Five Guys locations in three other states and they're always consistent and very good. Been to the all the top recs for burgers in metro Detoit and have always been disappointed. A great burger is the sum of its parts, and so many places may claim to use angus beef ,( which by the way means nothing in the way of flavor) and then throw the burger on some shitty bun and a handful of unforgettable fries. Burger purists know what I mean. If you're happy with the dreck you get at the local Coney Island , this post isn't meant for you.

I need gelato in Detroit

Only place I'm aware of is Zingerman's Next Door (coffeehouse next to deli) in Ann Arbor

Looking for good place to eat for Anniversary Michigan Ann Arbor/Novi area

fair enough, I might just be a little homesick

Looking for good place to eat for Anniversary Michigan Ann Arbor/Novi area

Sidetracks Ypsilanti/ great burgers and bar food + atmosphere
Miller's Bar-Dearborn/ JUST burgers and fries, very old school, but worth the experience( this place made GQ magazine)
Angelo's- A2/ best breakfast in the area.
Zingerman's Deli and Roadhouse/ both worth the extra cost
Monahan's Seafood- Kerrytown(A2) 4 tables for lunch, great oysters and fresh seafood.
Bastone- Royal Oak/ unique Belgian spot, great food reasonably priced
Cafe Habana- Royal Oak & A2 funky spot,not a bad take on Cuban.
Common grill- chelsea/ nuff said
Diamond Jim Brady's- Novi/ stick to dinner
Things are so bad, I've resorted to PF Chang's for Asian, Mitchell's Seafood, and Fleming's Steakhouse, all in Livonia, next to each other for consistent, kinda know what you're getting when you walk in.

Looking for good place to eat for Anniversary Michigan Ann Arbor/Novi area

I took boagman's rec of Diamond Jim's awhile back, and it was exceptional. I could not agree with you more about the horrible restaurant scene in A2 or metro Detroit for that matter.I'm from the east coast originally, just outside of Manhattan, so, I may be a little spoiled. If you're not good there, you don't stay open long. I will say this about Diamond Jim's, great entrees for dinner service, however went for lunch to try their '"burgers that made us famous" and was really disappointed. Really mediocre burger and fries,and again I'm a little more particular than most, but, I guess that's why there's a board like this. If you're going to charge $10 bucks for a burger and fries I feel it should be better than average. This thing tasted no different than any burger purchased at any random coney island. So, in short , avoid the burgers and stick to the entrees and you'll have a good meal. Oh yeah, the dining room will remind you of a crazy aunt who won't throw anything away

Looking for good place to eat for Anniversary Michigan Ann Arbor/Novi area

For your anniversary, I would drive a few miles further and go to The Common Grill in Chelsea.By far the best restaurant in the area. Cafe Habana is good, but perhaps a little too laid back. You can most definetly wear jeans to Common Grill and have a truly memorable meal. Google them and check out their menu.

Nice lunch in Royal Oak, MI

I'll second that. Been to Bastone 3-4 times, lunch and dinner, and have never had a bad experience on any level. Cafe Habana is connected to Bastone (same restaurant group) and is kinda funky and also has solid food.

Detroit restaurant scene

Had a roti for lunch on Fri., Pretty authentic stuff. Will go for dinner soon.

Detroit restaurant scene

Just checked out the link- evans st. looks amazing, will try it soon

Detroit restaurant scene

DJB was awesome, had a great meal there last night. Got to admit, I saw the place a while back, and because it was in an unassuming spot in a strip mall, blew it off. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Detroit restaurant scene

been to slows bbq- great stuff.

Detroit restaurant scene

you sound like your exactly on my page. Checked out websites for both your recs, and they look exactly like the kind of stuff I like.Where is Matsuchan, and what kinda cuisine?

Detroit restaurant scene

Based on buzz from the metrotimes, Detroit News, and the Free Press, I drove 50 miles to try Town Tavern in Royal Oak. Once again, recieved average mediocre food. The local dining scene has been really disappointing. Love Royal Oak and the vibe of the town, but, this food might have deserved all the hype it's getting if it was 1992. Overpriced, overdone ideas from the kitchen. I tried Bastone a few months ago, and liked it alot. Cafe Habana was good too. Both offered more interesting menus at the right price point. My favorite restaurants in the area are Zingermans Roadhouse and The Common Grill in Chelsea, so don't get the perception that it's all about cost with me. I live in Canton, so you do need to travel if you want to have a meal somewhere other than a chain or Coney Island. I've relocated from the east coast and have really been missing good solid food since I got here.Any recommendations?