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Need some Toledo help

Anytime we're in or near Toledo, going to Tony Packos is a MUST!

Nov 09, 2013
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Detroit Suggestions

Traffic Jam & Snug for lunch or dinner. For fine dining I like the Coach Insignia. My favorite Polishi food in Hamtramck is Polonia.

Nov 09, 2013
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Lellis in Southfield, MI ????

Yes, thanks for the review! I want to try the FH location, but the one thing I really love about Lelli's is the excellent service that I've received over the many years. First the ambiance of the Detroit location was lost and now service. I don't know if I could handle it :) . Maybe I'll wait a bit until they get their service side together.

Jan 02, 2011
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Dinner in Holland, MI?

We ate at Beechwood Inn last year. Everything was delicious.
http://bwoodinn.com/main/

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Beechwood Inn
PO Box 8246, Holland, MI 49422

Sep 11, 2010
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Lellis in Southfield, MI ????

A friend told me she saw a sign in Southfield around Northwestern Hwy area that Lellis was coming soon to that location. I checked their website to try and find more info, but couldn't find any. Does anyone know more details? I am really hoping since it would be closer to home.

Sep 06, 2010
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Traverse City help!

It's been a couple years, but I really enjoy TraVino

http://michiganmenu.com/travino.html

Another suggestion is Bower Harbor Inn

http://www.missiontable.net/restaurant

Jul 10, 2010
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Detroit Report

Definitely try to get to Red Coat Tavern next time. You won't be disappointed in the burger.

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Red Coat Tavern
31542 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073

Jul 10, 2010
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Bostonians coming to Detroit for the weekend

My Midtown suggestions would be:

Union Street Station on Woodward http://unionstreetdetroit.com/04/

Traffic Jam & Snug http://www.trafficjamdetroit.com/menu...

If you do want to venture to Hamtramck for Polish food, my favorite is Polonia
http://polonia-restaurant.net/

Saturday mornings are the best time to see Eastern Market, but if you have time visit it on Friday when you're in the area. http://www.detroiteasternmarket.com/

For breakfast and lunch in Birmingham, I highly recommend Beverly Hills Grill:

http://beverlyhillsgrill.com/ WONDERFUL!!!

ENJOY!

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Polonia Restaurant
2934 Yemans St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant
511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201

Beverly Hills Grill
31471 Southfield Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Jul 10, 2010
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Best Brownies - Awrey's

I thought a while back there was someone looking for the best brownies in the Metro Detroit area. I couldn't find the topic doing a search, but I think I've found the brownies. Awrey's Bakery Outlet on Farmington Rd in Livonia has some awesome brownies (and at a great price)! I was looking for the brownies that are plain with chocolate swirls and nuts on top that someone had broght to a recent school function, but had to settle for nut brownies with fudge frosting. DELICIOUS!!! A whole huge sheet for only $5.99. They also have turtle and peanut butter brownies. If going check the hours. I think they are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Jul 02, 2010
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Northern Michigan -Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Charlevoix-Anything New?

This certainly isn't new and it's been awhile since we've been, but Grey Gables in Charlevoix is one of my favorites if you haven't been. http://www.greygablesinn.com/

Jun 29, 2010
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Detroit/Ann Arbor by myself

Gandy Dancer - Ann Arbor

La Bisteca - Plymouth

Coach Insignia - Detroit (top of Ren Cen)

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Gandy Dancer Restaurant
401 Depot Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Coach Insignia
Renaissance Center 72nd Floor, Detroit, MI 48243

Jun 14, 2010
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Ann Arbor to Chicago - where to stop for good eats.

Schuler's Restaurant & Pub, Marshall, MI

http://www.schulersrestaurant.com/

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Schuler's Restaurant & Pub
115 S Eagle St, Marshall, MI 49068

Jun 14, 2010
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Need recommendations for Italian in or around Milford/Novi/Brighton, MI

Give Maisanos a try. They're in Novi on Novi Rd, south of I-96

http://www.maisanos.com/

May 07, 2010
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US-23 between Flushing, MI and Ann Arbor next Saturday for Dinner

I'm putting my vote in for Redwood. I haven't been in about a year, but the few times I've been I have thoroughly enjoyed my meals there.

May 05, 2010
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Food near Wayne State?

Union Street on Woodward
http://unionstreetdetroit.com/04/inde...

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Union Street Restaurant
4145 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

May 05, 2010
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Giulio's Cucina Italiana - Livonia, MI

I have been to Giulio's several times and have always enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and service. My favorites are the filet mignon with zip sauce and the chicken piccata. Another plus is that they have coupons. Be sure to click on the coupon link on their web site.

Mar 27, 2010
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Help! Need recs for dinner downtown Detroit this Sat. night

I feel like a broken record because I love this place so much, but I'm putting my vote in for the Coach Insignia in the Ren Cen.

Feb 22, 2010
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Ideas for good, local eats in Ann Arbor/Detroit?

Comparii's and Fiama's are both great choices with Fiama's being more expensive. LaBisteca is one of my favs, but definitely pricey. One more suggestion would be Gandy Dancer in Ann Arbor. It's located in a building that used to be a train station.

Feb 11, 2010
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Dessert in Detroit

If in the Livonia area Sweet Elite on 8 Mile, Just Baked for cupcakes on 7 Mile (also a location in Twelve Oaks Mall), or a wonderful little bakery, Heritage Bakery on 5 Mile.

I have to agree with boagman regarding Astoria. I have purchased several items that fell very short of my expectations. If I do puchase anything it's their cookies or brownies. They have a turtle brownie that I thoroughly enjoy.

Feb 03, 2010
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Does Tony Packo's really do a hot dog? [Toledo]

We love Tony Packo's and stop in whenever the opportunity arises. I know what you mean about the half hot dog thing. I was kind of put off by it also, but thought it was very good and have found their pricing on food to be very affordable. I have also gotten a hot dog there previously that was a full hot dog, so I just had to call and ask. I was told that the Tony Packo's hot dog is one half of a hot dog and to get a full dog you need to get a Double Dog.

Jan 18, 2010
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2010 Detroit Auto Show - Looking for local rec's

Ate at Roast a few weeks ago. Great atmosphere and food, but I prefer the Coach Insignia at the top of the Ren Cen.

Greektown is easy to via the People Mover. My favorite has always been Pegasus. Greektown casino is there also if you like to do a little gambling.

If you don't have a car, personally I wouldn't cab it to Miller's. They're good, but not cab fare good.

For Polish food in Hamtramck, I much prefer Polonia's,

Jan 14, 2010
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Good Detroit Area Vegetarian (Please don't say Inn Season Cafe)

I haven't been for a couple years, but I really like Seva in Ann Arbor http://www.sevarestaurant.com/ . I really miss Cosmic Cafe, as well as Govindas.

Jan 08, 2010
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Corn Dogs at a restaurant? [MSP]

Is there a Red Robin near by? The Red Robin near us serves corn dogs.

Best Seafood Western Suburbs Detroit?

Bonefish in Novi is great for seafood, as well as everything else. Love the place! I also would second Gandy Dancer.

Dec 11, 2009
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Fresh Pickled Herring in Detroit Area - Western Suburbs

Thanks for the info. I went to Polanka's today. They did have several herring types in the jar. I haven't tried them yet (or the kielbasa). I'll try your suggestions. My sister's coming into town next week. Maybe I'll have to have a herring tasting.

Dec 11, 2009
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Fresh Pickled Herring in Detroit Area - Western Suburbs

4 kinds of head cheese. Who would have known. Hoping to head there tomorrow.

Dec 08, 2009
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Fresh Pickled Herring in Detroit Area - Western Suburbs

Thanks for Polanka suggesiton. I've never been there, but have been wanting to try them forever. I never think of them for some reason. I was just within a block of them today. I'll also try the Commerce Hillers when I'm out that way.

Dec 07, 2009
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Fresh Pickled Herring in Detroit Area - Western Suburbs

I've checked before at the 5 Mile Rd, Plymouth location and they didn't have any. Maybe I'll have to check again. Which Hillers are you referring to? Thanks

Dec 07, 2009
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DTW: Cheese Shop?

It's been awhile since I've been, but the R Hirt Jr. Co. in Detroit is great. You do need to buy in minimum wt though, I think at least 1 lb. Here's a link to reviews for them.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/r-hirt-jr-co-...

Dec 07, 2009
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Fresh Pickled Herring in Detroit Area - Western Suburbs

I'm looking for fresh pickeled herring in the western suburbs of Detroit (Livonia, Northville, Plymough, Farmington areas). Kroger has them, but they're kind of a hit or miss. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Dec 07, 2009
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