Cold weather, illness and school have kept me home these past weeks, so I have not done any exploring into the restaurant scene in Detroit and environs, but hopefully I will be back very soon with more adventures in food.
15110 Mack Ave.
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Ahhhhh. Sierra Station. A Grosse Pointe Park staple for 40 years. You gotta love just straight up cheesy, no fuss no frills Mexican food. This is a favorite for John who loves the Nopalitos. Cactus in scrambled eggs with fresh warm tortillas and the standard rice and beans.
I had the small Botana and it was HUGE. Next time I will get a mini. Crunch chips, refried beans, melty cheese and a ton of jalapeños, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, green pepper an onion. Very good as a meal or as an appetizer for 2 (or 3 or 4) or more.
We had the house sangria tonight which is always good. You can get it by the glass or the liter. Yum. And also a wide selection of beers and cocktails are available.
The owner is always there and makes the rounds of the tables which is a nice touch. The decorations are over the top and the owner showed us his newly renovated side room for parties and large groups. The room is WOW amazing with amazing tables and chairs. I cannot even begin to describe them. Go check it out.!!
What more can I say. Good, hearty comfort food in a cozy atmosphere.
Hi there. Been a while since I posted. Busy, busy, busy with school and my internship. I miss posing to you all.
So, Sunday we went to Maccabees Traders on Woodward. I am bummed I missed this place for so long. Outstanding food. The Bar buns were incredible: Crispy Brussels sprouts and avocado tossed in sriracha mayo, green onion, hoisin sauce. Yum. The bread was soft and plain but it allowed the flavor of the fillings to shine, and shine they did. At $8 for two it was a nice appetizer. The also have crispy salt & pepper tofu (V/G) buns with peppers, cilantro, rice powder for $7, roasted duck buns with green onion, hoisin sauce for $9 and chili & lime glazed tiger shrimp buns with green onion, sriracha mayo, hoisin sauce for $9. A definite must try.
The Tom Kha was also quite good. not your usual Tom Kha this was made with spicy coconut, lime & lemongrass broth with carrot, parsnip & sweet potato for a spicy, slightly sweet bowl that was a real pleasure.
For our entree we each got a rice bowl. I had the sesame fried rice bowl with crispy salt & pepper tofu (V) and a fried egg on top. At $7 for the bowl and $2 for the added tofu it was reasonably priced and I could not finish the bowl.
John had the coconut jasmine rice bowl with a fried egg. He chose not to have the tofu, but felt he would next time. It felt a little lacking, but at $6 was very reasonable.
I was very pleased with the meal. The food was done nicely, presented quickly and just enough of a fusion that I felt I was eating somewhere fun and new.
Well worth the trip. I will be back. I have to have the drunken noodles…go ahead… google them and look at the menu. You will be enticed as was I.
The Grand Army of the Republic Building
1942 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI — 48226
Yes, dinnerinthed had been absent without leave lately, but we will be back soon. Work and school and summer activities keep us all busy, but with the cooler weather coming is the time to cozy up to some of the amazing restaurants on offer in Detroit.
See you soon!!
823 S. Church St., Unit C, Greenville, S.C.
While on vacation a few weeks ago we stopped for breakfast at one of the most unique and amazing places. Biscuit Head. The menu is based on biscuit. The huge, fluffy addicting kind they make only in the South.
This place was simply wonderful. Biscuit carb heaven!! Everything was just amazing. I will just list the yumminess. If you are ever in Greenville, S.C. or Asheville, N.C. DO NOT MISS this place for breakfast. You will not be disappointed.
Detroit Vegan Soul (EAST)
8029 Agnes St.
Detroit, MI — 48214
Detroit Vegan Soul is one of our favorite spots and I cannot believe I have never blogged about it. AND I just discovered they have a second location coming soon on 19614 Grand River Ave.Detroit, MI — 48223.
The food is amazing. The space on Agnes is pretty small but it is so worth the wait if you have to. This visit we started with the Black-eyed Pea Hummus (GF w/o pita). Creamy black-eyed pea hummus dip served with cucumbers, pita, olives, and pickled beets. It was really good. Much deeper, richer, savory flavor than chickpea hummus.
John hd the Soul Platter which includes Mac-n-cheese, tenderly smoked collards, maple glazed yams, black-eyed peas and a cornbread muffin. The collards are to die for. I asked the waiter how they were prepared and became out with a list of ingredients from the chef. Amazing. And the mac-n-Cheese. No words.
I had the Cesar Chavez salad of Romaine lettuce, capers, rosemary garlic croutons with house-made creamy Cesar dressing. I had them ad the grilled tempeh which was seasoned just perfectly and the dressing was outstanding.