Thursday, April 14, 2011
This year-old Pleasant Ridge diner has plenty of local flavor and homemade style.
On April 10, Mae's celebrated one year of business. Take one step inside and it is no secret why it has been successful. From the quirky retro decor to the from scratch cooking, Sean and Jessica McCarthy have built a warm and welcoming atomposhere similar to your favorite family member's place – if your favorite family member was an incredible cook who made baked goods fresh every morning. Open for breakfast and lunch, you can't miss with anything on the menu. Plus, at the tucked-away diner, there is a focus on Michigan made products such as Faygo, Better Made, Great Lakes Coffee and more. Something that isn't necessarily from Michigan are the Æbleskivers, a Danish puffed pancake breakfast treat. And, get this: Mae's is one of the only …
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Bagger Dave's is a family-friendly burger and a beer joint.
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Thursday, April 7, 2011
Bagger Dave's is not a run-of-the-mill burger chain. The Ann Arbor-based company, whose first location was in Berkley, is passionate about burgers and Michigan beer, with more than 10 varieties available. But, Bagger Dave's is definitely family friendly. The train theme will mesmerize kids and Sunday is Family Day, where children get half off their meals. All diners get $1 off all burgers on Legendary Tuesdays. Burgers are made fresh daily. Several signature burgers are available, but don't be afraid to build your own using ground beef, turkey or a vegetarian-friendly patty. Fries and sweet potato chips are hand cut, making them ideal burger companions. There are plenty of other options, too. Salads, sandwiches and turkey black bean chili …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Black Lotus offers a special Irish menu for St. Patrick's Day.
Located in the heart of downtown Clawson, Black Lotus will be the hot spot on St. Patrick's Day with live entertainment from the band "Odd Enough," and an Irish menu. Special dishes will include vegan potato leek soup, Irish stew, corned beef and cabbage and a corned beef sandwich. The restaurant will also serve some of their regular menu items such as deep-fried pickles, crispy chicken salad, sweet potatoes fries and their signature craft beers. Black Lotus Manager Jason Womack said there is always a large crowd and "lots of green" at the bar/restaurant on St. Patrick's Day. Recommended dishes: corned beef and cabbage is really popular along with the corned beef sandwhich Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. St. Patrick's Day Prices: All Irish menu …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Stop by the corner of Main and 14 Mile for a cross section of the fare of Vietnam.
Da Nang, named for the hometown of proprietor Kim Dao-Waldis, celebrates its second anniversary next month. The restaurant's two dining rooms are done up with deep red walls, wrought-iron framed mirrors and lantern-style light fixtures for a serene setting. The menu offers a cross section of the fare of Vietnam. There are several versions of the national soup – pho – which is really a full meal in itself. It comes in a deep bowl, brimming with rice noodles and cuts of beef in several variations, including meatballs. Accompanying it is a plate of bean sprouts and fresh herbs to be added to taste by each diner. Entrees include grilled boneless beef short ribs and similarly prepared pork. Despite the seeming emphasis on beef, there are many …