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Best Classic Diner Food Around Detroit, MI (Near DTW Metro Airport)

Assuming you want something close to the airport ...
Airport Wheat & Rye (on Merriman Road) sandwiches are decent, and you can eat outside.
No idea if they are dog friendly.

Aug 24, 2015
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Detroit and flint

the chocolate chip cookies at The Laundry are pretty amazing ... next time.
I am going to have to try Cafe Thai
Thanks for coming back to share!

Aug 24, 2015
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I'm supporting a bus meeting in Oct at the Four Season/NoScottsdale

Mastro's was awesome in March! I highly recommend Mastro's.

Aug 13, 2015
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I'm supporting a bus meeting in Oct at the Four Season/NoScottsdale

Sassi - less than a mile away. Really beautiful setting, can accommodate private events.

Aug 11, 2015
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Must-try foods in South Florida?


Ideas for Dinner & Brunch in Birmingham MI?

Try calling. If not it is not a big deal, since you are right there. You can just put you name in and do a little shopping, or grab a drink at the bar while you wait.

I love, and you can get their coffee in the Townsend. They have a coffee shop on 9 mile, but it is just coffee, nothing else (no pastries, etc).

Jul 14, 2015
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Ideas for Dinner & Brunch in Birmingham MI?

I like Toast in B'ham for Brunch. A lot! You can reserve on OpenTable or you will have a 30-60 minute wait.
It is a very short walk from the Townsend.
You can also sit outside if you like that.
Make a reservation quick as they don't take a lot of reservations during prime brunch hours.
The brunch cocktails are really nice. Can't remember the name of it but there is one flowery strawberry vodka drink that my girlfriend just loves.

Jul 14, 2015
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Fresco Wood Oven Pizzeria in Rochester Hills Mi-closed!?‽ [DTW]

Have you tried Desert Oasis Coffee? I haven't, but would like to know how it is.
I miss Peets too! But I admit they were not at all that different from Starbucks to me.

Jul 14, 2015
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Ludington and Manistee MI?

Um, you do know that Ludington and Tawas are on opposite sides of MI, right? ;)

Jul 13, 2015
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Best liquor store in Chicago?

Look's like Binny's South Loop has it. Call and buy it. I would think they will hold it for you.

Jul 06, 2015
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Five meals in Detroit

Hudson Cafe is good. Service can be slow if they are busy, but also very friendly. The breakfast potatoes are nothing special.

Jul 06, 2015
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Five meals in Detroit

OK, re: the Coneys for breakfast. This goes back 20+ years, but when I was just out of college, working at GM in Flint, there was this really eccentric technician, brilliant guy. Really eccentric though.
One day at 7:45AM I see him going through cubicles with a brown sack dropping off coneys to people, including me. I'm clueless. So he tells me every time he gets awarded a patent, he treats his engineering friends to coneys for breakfast. This happened a lot over the 8 years I worked there.
The coneys were from Angelo's in Flint btw.

Jul 06, 2015
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Five meals in Detroit

I guess I need t otry Fly trap. Everytime gf and I are in that area for brunch we end up at Toast. But now (like this wkd) I keep looking at Fly Trap and wondering what we are missing.

Jul 06, 2015
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Five meals in Detroit

Just have the dogs at lafaytte or american for breakfast one day.

And the shawarma at Buch - I would say it is a must. The garlic sauce/spread whatever it is is very very pungent, lol. I'll echo what boagman says - no one wants to be around you after you've eaten one.

Jun 29, 2015
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The Root - White Lake, MI- Detroit area

They are definitely pricey. But I don't know how they survive profitably even at the price levels they are charging.
But I am glad they have made it.

Jun 24, 2015
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Horseradish; the other Cash Crop? [DTW]

I am perfectly satisfied with Srodek's. For my shrimp cocktail sauce that is. I don;t really care for it on beef, as I am a bit of a wino, and it takes away from my enjoyment of the wine.
But I wouldn't say no to trying some freshly made.

Jun 24, 2015
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Beginner canning class/workshop in Tucson?

If you don't find a class/workshop, just order the Ball Blue Book.
Canning is really not that difficult.

Jun 22, 2015
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Slushy Strawberry Vodka Lemonade

Jun 18, 2015
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Is Drought (Detroit area) trying to make your wallet into a desert or something?

Hey, they support the local economy by wearing Carhart products when they are juicing!
I'll neverb uy their juice, but like you, I wish them luck.

Jun 16, 2015
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Prime 29; West Bloomfield/DTW

So the steaks were $40+ each ala carte (no sides or salad included) for 8 oz.
They should have comped a steak as well. No excuse for that when you are paying that kind of money!
I guess it is hard to argue that when they offered to re-do steaks but your timing wouldn't allow it though.

Jun 16, 2015
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A mother lode of chaterelles! What would you do?

nomad nailed it. spot on!

Jun 12, 2015
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Girls' Trip to Scottsdale - First time visitor!

I recommend The Mission and Mastro's. Both will take reservations.
If you go to Mastro's get the lemon Martini, or a few - they do this gimmicky thing with edible dry ice that makes the drink bubble the entire time you are drinking it. Mastro's is absolutely NOT cheap, nor moderate. It is expensive. Great scene though.
At the Mission, get the gaucamole - you will need several orders. The tacos don't really look like tacos, but they are wonderful small taste explosions.

Apr 27, 2015
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recipes for extra bacon

Between the two of you, a pound of bacon is breakfast

How Do I Thicken Buffalo Wing Sauce?

I use Frank's straight. No need for butter (or just a little, not 50:50) and I've never added vinegar.
If you like it hotter than this, try adding tabasco or some other hotter sauce.
I guess you like something that the vinegar adds, but that IMO is what is making your sauce too thin.

Apr 10, 2015
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What cookbooks have you bought lately, or are you lusting after? Happy hurry up and be Spring already, April 2015 edition! [OLD]

Today I bought Franklin BBQ and pre-ordered The Food Lab (due in Sept.)

Mexican / Southwestern Restaurant Recommendations for Scottsdale & Phoenix

I have had great meals at The Mission.

Mar 26, 2015
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Steakhouse in Troy, Michigan

All comes down to personal preference ....
Here is my ranking:
1. Cap Grill
2. Morton's
3. Ruth's

Mar 20, 2015
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Amazing AND healthy food in PHX?

My gf and I had the CPH chopped salad last week as well.
We just strolled in on Saturday night (3/7) and lucked out with seating at the bar.
We sub'd chicken for the salmon, and it was the best salad she has ever eaten lol. I would like to recreate it, think I can do everything but need help on the dressing and whatever it is they marinate the tomatoes in.

Mar 19, 2015
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Chicago with teenagers - dinner recommendations

In the must try category ... Garrett's Popcorn - not for a meal, but for snack.

Feb 27, 2015
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Any thoughts on Birmingham Restaurant Week? [Detroit]

Ended up giving Flemings a go late Friday night, 9:30 or so.
The crowd was thinning out at that point, no issue with OpenTable getting a res (actually, were openings all night).

The soup starter sounded really weird, so GF and I both had the salad, which I liked more than her - could have used a little more dressing, was very lightly dressed.

The bread was great, with a couple flavored butters (and I forgot to ask for plain butter, should have remembered that from last outing here - my GF just likes it plain)

We both ordered the Filet meal (we wanted steak - which drove the Flemings choice). Filets were great, though small (maybe 4 oz) ,with some green beans and roasted potatoes - would have liked more meat, more beans, and more potatoes, but I guess this is what you get for $30.

Desert was a couple rich truffle things, tasty if boring.

I had a couple glasses of a Cote d'Rhone, and GF had some kind of martini - drinks were great.

Service was great, as expected at a place like Flemings.

The other place I was considering was Social Kitchen - mainly for the Steak Frites and the deserts sounded good. Probably would have been better off at Social. Did anyone hit Social last week?

Feb 09, 2015
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