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Food Stuff: A craft brew dinner, veggie dinners, an ice bar and more

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Get crafty — D'Amato's and its in-house cocktail bar, Goodnite Gracie, have put together a Craft Brew Dinner that should send beer-heads into a swoon: They'll serve five courses of food paired with specific beers, including Leffe Blonde Belgian Ale, Siren Amber Ale from North Peak Brewery in T...[MORE]

Thickening agents: A short guide to stews, chowders, gumbos, chilis and more

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 10/6/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Yup, it's that time of year. We're moving away from the lighter stews, consommés and gazpachos of summer and into the thicker, heartier chowders, bisques, gumbos and chilis of the colder months. When it comes to soups, the addition of starchy ingredients and an extra hour of simmering is some...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Events and other stuff of note for folks who like food

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Slice of life — The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit has come up with a delicious idea for a benefit. It's called Home Slice, and it's a strolling supper featuring local restaurants, noteworthy cocktails and locally produced beer and wine, tunes from DJ Brian Gillespie, as well as a marketpl...[MORE]

Fall into the season: A quick guide to seasonal dining and beer

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: Food & Drink

What do we mean when we say "seasonal dining"? Well, this time of year, it means instead of leaner cuts of meat grilled for an instant, we can dig into heartier, fattier cuts that are cooked long and slow. We trade the lighter breasts of chicken for a crackling cut of duck. And not only do...[MORE]

How's them apples?: A short guide to notable apple orchards and cider mills in metro Detroit

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/29/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Almar Orchards 1431 Duffield Rd., Flushing; 810-659-6568; almarorchards.com: This orchard, located just outside of Flint, offers a year-round petting zoo with a herd of reindeer, hayrides in season, and all-organic selections of donuts, honey, bread, fudge and caramel corn, both from the orchard and...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Food as art, Detroit Restaurant Week and more

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/22/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Food as art — For years now, Cass Cafe has hosted art exhibitions in its big bistro space on Cass Avenue. This week, the work of renowned Detroit artist (and former Metro Times contributor) Jerome Ferretti goes on display, and much of it has a culinary theme. As Ferretti puts it, "It's al...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Corktown brunch, the pickle biz, and much more

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Sunday Morning — With Soup at Spaulding and the Pink FlaminGO trailer, it would seem Detroit's Corktown neighborhood is becoming a center for innovative ways to dine. Well, Corktown just got a little more food-centered with the resumption of the Corktown Community Brunch, a monthly event (most...[MORE]

Grand River runs through it: A shortlist of restaurants in Novi, Farmington and Farmington Hills

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/15/2010

Types: Food & Drink

2Booli Fresh Mediterranean Eats 37610 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills; 248-994-0614; $: At 2Booli, they pull together several cultures around the Mediterranean: Bruschetta, polenta, fritto misto, clam linguine, and a meatball sub share the menu with tabbouleh and falafel. Almost everything at 2Bool...[MORE]

Food Stuff: A restaurant on wheels, local eateries on TV, and more

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/8/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Tasty trailer — You may have seen it around Corktown — or glimpsed it at the U.S. Social Forum. Or perhaps you just heard about it from a friend. But that vintage silver Airstream trailer that serves food is a delicious reality. It's called the Pink FlaminGO!, and it's the brainchild of ...[MORE]

Oakland's bounty!: Notable eateries in Birmingham, Troy and the Bloomfields

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/8/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Andiamo Bloomfield Township 6676 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Twp.; 248-865-9360: The sunflower-yellow-and-purple color scheme and huge tilted mirrors that allow patrons to glimpse those sitting behind them have given the space a slickly contemporary look. The food is in contrast: it's the solid Italia...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Soup at Spaudling, First Fridays at the Two-Way Inn, and more

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Soup's on! — If you didn't think we had enough interesting food-centered events every week, here's another: Soup for Spaulding. It's a weekly soupfest at Spaulding Court, a vacant North Corktown apartment building. It was bought this February by the Friends of Spaulding Court, a rehab group le...[MORE]

Festing around: Where to ingest the best at this weekend's fests

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 9/1/2010

Types: Food & Drink

DOWNTOWN DETROIT Andiamo Detroit Riverfront 400 Renaissance Center, Detroit; 313-567-6700: The Andiamo empire, now entering its 20th year in the business, has prospered and grown into a constellation of suburban eateries. Making its bid for downtown Detroit's dining crowd, expect the menu to have t...[MORE]

Food Stuff: From green alleys to neighborhood noodle shops, what's on the menu this week

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: Food & Drink

How green was my alley — Though not strictly a culinary phenomenon, we note with interest the new "green alley" built behind Motor City Brewing Works. As midtown tipplers know, that trip from the Bronx to Motor City can be a dreary trip around a big, fenced-in parking lot. But a bran...[MORE]

Less than ten: A shortlist of eateries where you can feed for cheap

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 8/25/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Abe's Coney Island 402 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti; 734-448-5200: This popular after-bar stop has a kind of self-deprecating humor, billing itself as "Ypsilanti's finest four-star coney dog, steak-and-egg joint." Whether you're stopping in for eggs over easy with hash browns "burned&q...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Full plates for local foodies

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 8/18/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Know thy farmer — Slow Food Detroit, the premier local organization promoting alternatives to the fast-food lifestyle, invites you to join a celebration of local agricultural and culinary heritage. The event, SFD's inaugural Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Fundraiser, will take place at Coach...[MORE]

Food stuff: Full plates for local foodies

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 8/11/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Growth of the soil — Angelina Italian Bistro will host a three-course Grown in Detroit dinner followed by a screening of the documentary film Grown in Detroit. A portion of proceeds will benefit Detroit's Catherine Ferguson Academy Farm. Starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at 1565 Broadway, De...[MORE]

Fabulous fare: A shortlist of eateries in Ferndale

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 8/11/2010

Types: Food & Drink

AJ's Music Café 240 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-399-3946; $: The space that had a long run as Xhedos' Coffeehouse was reincarnated a few years ago as AJ's by A.J. O'Neil, who has brought such quirky events to the java stop as a 50-hour "Danny Boy" marathon. Classic coffee, open-...[MORE]

Burger shots: From sliders to two-handers, our shortlist

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Anchor Bar 450 W. Fort St., Detroit, 313-964-9127; $: Enjoy waxed-paper-wrapped burgers, sandwiches and bar food with chunky crisp steak fries and creamy coleslaw sides. For a modest $5.75, you can have a cup of soup and then select a go-with sandwich from among ham, tuna, turkey, chicken salad and ...[MORE]

Food stuff: Full plates for local foodies.

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 8/4/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Second flight — Pegasus Taverna has been a Greektown destination spanning three decades. Now it has branched out, with a new location on Saint Clair Shores' "Nautical Mile." Expect the same Old World atmosphere and the same Greek cuisine that made Pegasus's reputation — includi...[MORE]

Food Stuff: From happy hour perch to new modern Italian and beyond

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Brain food — You shouldn't need another reason to head to Cliff Bell's on Tuesdays (happy hours, anyone?), but that's exactly what the Park Avenue jazz club is giving you with its new deal on Great Lakes perch. The restaurant will serve light, flaky, beer-battered perch with French fries and c...[MORE]

Slices of heaven: Our shortlist of notable pizza parlors

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 7/28/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Amar Pizza 11608 Conant St., Hamtramck; 313-366-0980; $: Hamtramck's Bangladeshi strip is heating up with all sorts of interesting food choices. There's even a Bangladeshi pizzeria. Yes, it's true, and they serve it up round, square, even deep-dish-style. They even have a naga sauce they'll put on t...[MORE]

Food Stuff

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 7/21/2010

Types: Food & Drink

GLOBAL VINES — MT readers' best liquor and wine store in Macomb County for 2010 — Champane's Wine Cellars — sets its sights on summertime vino at its Backyard Summer Wine Tasting on Thursday, July 22. The program runs from 6-7:30 p.m. and costs $10 for one or $15 for two. Wines suc...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Full plates for local food enthusiasts

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Get toasted — You may already know Novi's brand-new Toasted Oak Grill & Market for its locally oriented, American brasserie cuisine — or the fresh market and wine shop adjacent to its dining room. Here's one more reason to take note: Toasted Oak will have afternoon happy hours starti...[MORE]

More than hummus: A short list of Middle Eastern spots in metro Detroit

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 7/14/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Al-Ajami 14633 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn; 313-846-9330; $: Al-Ajami is less expensive than many other contenders, serving a competent menu that even includes 15 seafood dishes. Also good are the lemon chicken, which combines grilled chicken and pilaf with vegetables doused in lemon butter, a terrific...[MORE]

Food Stuff: What's on the menu around town

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 7/7/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Home slice — The chef-owner of Bacco has opened Pizzeria Biga, serving fresh, handmade pizzas and Italian fare. They churn out the pies in two 20-ton ovens, crisping them at 800 degrees. What's more, their pull-up service means you can load up on food, beer and wine to go without even getting ...[MORE]

Food Stuff: What's on this week's menu of things to do

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 6/30/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Red, white & green? — Don't have plans for Fourth of July weekend? Look no further than Dooley's in Sterling Heights and Roseville. They'll be open 6 p.m.-2 a.m. July 1-4, with burgers and dogs, giveaways and drink specials ($15 fish bowls). Drop in at 12414 Hall Rd., Sterling Heights (586...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Tasty bits and choice products

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 6/23/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Soil makers — Residents of Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park: Are you interested in making your own compost but don't know about home composting? You might want to learn more about Detroit's Garden Resource Program. A compost workgroup is just one of many classes they're holding all summer ...[MORE]

Italian fantasy: Our shortlist of local places to ciao down

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 6/23/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Amici's Pizza and Living Room 3249 W. 12 Mile Rd., Berkley; 248-544-4100; $$: This isn't your typical Italian eatery: Pizza crust made with bran, biodegradable dishes, soy candles, no smoking, no TV — Amici's manages both to be virtuous and to pull it off without a hint of self-righteousness. ...[MORE]

Food Stuff: Extra servings of culinary goodness

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 6/16/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Brew light special — Whole Foods Market in Rochester Hills will host a beer tasting, featuring Michigan craft beers and local brewers. For two bits, they'll give you a taste of one of 20 beers available. (Attendees must be 21 or older, natch.) It happens 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at 2918 Wal...[MORE]

Up all night: A shortlist of places open at all hours

By Metro Times food staff

Published: 6/16/2010

Types: Food & Drink

Times have never been better to stay open late. With the economic stresses hitting the dining world, researchers are finding that keeping kitchens open late to serve off-peak diners can help make the difference. Take Denny's: The open-all-night megachain knows that 80 percent of its customers dine b...[MORE]

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