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New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

Pounds & pounds of pasta. That's what you'll get.
Did you check out the menu for Ike's? I've never had anyone not love the place!

Nov 18, 2013
schaf1 in Great Lakes

New Year's in Troy/Birmingham

Go to Ike's on Van Dyke between 16 & 17 mile roads, Excellent Lebanese food with American options, Alcohol available, comfortable setting. You'll like it even though it's east of Troy. Birmingham is way too pricey for your request.

Good luck!

Nov 02, 2013
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Cleveland-Great value meals near the Renaissance hotel

Thanks for all of your suggestions 'hounders. We'll enjoy checking out some of them!

Oct 04, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Cleveland-Great value meals near the Renaissance hotel

Spouse & I will be spending 3 nights in Cleveland staying at the Renaissance. Recs for great chow at good prices are sincerely appreciated. Italian is preferred by spouse. We will have a car, but not a lot of time to travel. Are Michael Symon's restaurants worth the $?

Thanks much.

Sep 30, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

ISO great espresso in Detroit (dtw)

Where is this industrial area?

Aug 30, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

ISO great espresso in Detroit (dtw)

What do you mean by industrial area? Where are you getting your expresso??

Aug 30, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Help please! Restaurant recomendation for Anniversary. (Greater Detroit Area)

Great comment-right on the money!

Jul 29, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Hudson's Maurice Salad

Thank you!

Jun 24, 2011
schaf1 in Home Cooking

Good Eats Around Charlevoix

Used to be excellent. Heard it's a bit pricey for the quality these days-but-this is where the former owner of Tapawingo got his start.
In Boyne City-Cafe Sante, ask for Ned, tell him The Wine Counselor sent you. If you enjoy wine go to the Boyne City wine shop down the street from Cafe Sante- ask for Ed, mention The Wine Counselor sent you. Have fun!

Jun 24, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Hudson's Maurice Salad

Berkleybabe, thanks for your post. My wife loves that salad. I searched chowhound to no avail. Please tell me where you found it. Thank you.

Jun 23, 2011
schaf1 in Home Cooking

Traverse City, MI - good eats?

In Boyne City-Cafe Sante, ask for Ned, tell him The Wine Counselor sent you. If you enjoy wine Go to the Boyne City wine shop down the street from Cafe Sante- ask for Ed, mention The Wine Counselor sent you. Have fun!

Jun 21, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Raclette...where in all of Michigan can I get some. Ok Maybe even northern parts of Ohio...

There is a raclette "factory" at Black Star Farms on the Leelanau Peninsula. Black Star Farms produces some excellent wines as well as having a "deluxe" tasting room. Have fun!

Jun 19, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Berkley Bistro & Cafe - [Suburban Detroit]

The chef left about a month or two ago-it shows, rather painfully.

Jun 06, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Casual but good near Treetops golf resort [Gaylord, MI]

Beware of the Sugar Bowl, used to be great. Now it's abysmal. Go to the Old Depot, 10 minutes from TreeTops-get soup, perch & a piece of pie. You'll be glad you did!

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Old Depot
10826 M 32 E, Johannesburg, MI 49751

Jun 01, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Any recent visits to the Girl & the Goat?

Thinking about going to the G&G. I've heard very mixed reviews. CH's are usually accurate. Thanks for your comments.

May 26, 2011
schaf1 in Chicago Area

Suggestions for new/improved BYOBs from downtown to Evanston

Thanks nsxtasy, your posts are spot-on. If you have any additional suggestions, I'm very appreciative.

May 23, 2011
schaf1 in Chicago Area

Suggestions for new/improved BYOBs from downtown to Evanston

Thanks for your correction! Any thoughts?

May 23, 2011
schaf1 in Chicago Area

Suggestions for new/improved BYOBs from downtown to Evanston

Coming in for the Bluesfest. Looking for BYOBS on the "east side" north to Evanston. Suggestions are sincerely appreciated. Thanks much.
Is Urban Belly still good?

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Urbanbelly
3053 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618

May 23, 2011
schaf1 in Chicago Area

Tiramisu Restaurant; Shelby Township, MI

The food is as brutal as the alleged beating.

May 02, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Casual, low key dining in Birmingham? [Detroit Area]

Yes, George & Josephine run a nice place. Food is excellent, wine list reasonable and service friendly & professional. One of my favorites!
Why do you like the hash at Deli Unique so much? I'm really curious!

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Deli Unique
39495 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

Mar 23, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Casual, low key dining in Birmingham? [Detroit Area]

Thanks for the suggestions bb. Your posts are accurate & succinct. What makes the hash there the best? Where else do you go for corned beef hash? What di you think of Assagi?

Mar 17, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Metropolitan Cafe @ Shelby Township, MI

If the food is good just get on your pink shirt, plaid pants & docksiders.

Mar 15, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

McClure's Pickles............(Detroit Metro)

I agree. I prefer low-sodium V8. As you deplete the mix. it gets more intense.

Mar 08, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

McClure's Pickles............(Detroit Metro)

They are the best, bar none. If you enjoy Bloody Marys their mix is amazingly powerful-not for the squeamish.

Mar 07, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Tried Mezza Mediterranean Grill in Rochester, MI...

Ok, please forgive my ignorance-what does IFSHTF mean??

Feb 21, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Ann Arbor visit from Toronto hound - a few questions

PP, Glad you enjoyed your visit. This is what 'hounding is all about!

Jan 29, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

Is there good Sushi in Warren?

CWE, please Noble is crazy-crowded as it is. There's also Sushi-Do on Crooks between Long Lake & Square Lake-same owners as Noble & lots more room.

Jan 29, 2011
schaf1 in Great Lakes

3 Days in LV -staying at the Hard Rock without a car

Thanks much for your rec. Do you know if they have tempura/cooked food as well? My better half doesn't eat seafood!

Jan 20, 2011
schaf1 in Las Vegas

3 Days in LV -staying at the Hard Rock without a car

Thanks to all of you. I need to "do my homework". How is Marche Bacchus, the French bistro?

For a splurge-is Circo worth it?

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Marche Bacchus
2620 Regatta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89128

Circo
3600 Las Vegas Blvd S, Las Vegas, NV 89109

Jan 14, 2011
schaf1 in Las Vegas

3 Days in LV -staying at the Hard Rock without a car

Haven't been to LV in 25 years! Enjoy Italian, French and Spanish food in particular. Open to just about anything. On a bit of a budget- will splurge for one stellar meal. Wine is important. Is NV a BYOB state? If so, where to buy juice at reasonable prices?

Really appreciate your help!

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Hard Rock Cafe
4475 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169

Jan 12, 2011
schaf1 in Las Vegas