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A Few good Pizzas

Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza

Tony Sacco’s, located in Novi is a fast growing pizza company with Michigan Roots. They have a fantastic Coal Oven Pizza and the Garlic rotolis are a great starter. Monday through Friday lunch is a good time to go, they have an All you Can Eat Pizza Buffet for $6.95 or you can get a 9 in Personal Pizza and a Drink for $5.95.

E.G. Nick’s – Plymouth

Located in Downtown Plymouth, E.G. Nick’s serves a mean pie. The bread is fantastic as well.

Valentino’s Pizza

Located in Livonia, Valentino’s Pizza has one of the best pizzas in the area. The pickup specials is fantastic!  You can carry out a Large 1 tem pizza for $7.40.  This special is available every day.

 

Pizzeria Biga

Looking for an authentic Italian pie?  Located in Southfield, Pizzeria Biga is a favorite. The best time to go is on Monday when they have Half off small Pizzas from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Rogala’s

Located on Ford Rd in Garden City, Rogala’s is home of the Thin and Snappy – A very good thin crust pizza.

Mothers Pizzeria

Located on Five Mile Rd in Plymouth just west of Sheldon Road, the homemade dough is very good.  A great time to go is on Sunday when you can get a Large 1 item for $8.00!


The 10 Best Places in Metro Detroit to Watch March Madness

10. Harry’s Detroit – Detroit 

Great spot Downtown Detroit. Specials, lots of TV’s and food is good.

9. Hermann’s Olde Town Grille – Plymouth –

Great spot in Plymouth, good beer selection, nice menu and specials.

8. Bailey’s Sports Grill – Dearborn –

Good food, lots of beers on tap, plenty of TV’s.

Tavern on The Main

7. Tavern on the Main – Clawson

Tavern burger, couple beers and games.

6. Gator Jake’s Bar & Grill – 

Good specials, lots of TV’s.

Rub BBQ Pub

5. Rub BBQ Pub – Detroit – 

BBQ and games. Plenty of beers to choose from and good specials.

Ironwood Grill in Plymouth

4. Ironwood Grill of Plymouth – Plymouth – 

Pizza is good, ribs are well prepared. Specials and lots of TV’s.Doc’s Sports Retreat

Doc's Sports Retreat

3. Doc’s Sports Retreat – Livonia – 

Food is good, specials are nice, plenty of TV’s to watch all the games on.

2. Dooley’s Tavern – Sterling Heights –

Pizza, Burgers, Beer and games.

1. Lakepointe Yacht Club – Livonia – 

No explanation needed.


The Lunch Studio: A Downtown Flint Lunchtime Fav!

Located in Downtown Flint, The Lunch Studio is serving up some of the best and healthiest sandwiches in the Flint area.

They use quality, fresh ingredients for all items, including soups and salads. They try to serve healthy  but delicious menu items for every taste.  Their efforts with low-sodium, low-fat and preservative-free offerings have led to Healthy Lifestyle Awards from the Genesee County Health Department.

The Lunch Studio is also known for accommodating special diets, including choices appropriate for individuals on the Weight Watchers program. They offer a veggie burger that resembles a fast-food favorite, and is only 200 calories. Some of the favorites include the veggie pita, chili and the turkey and avocado sandwich.

The Lunch Studio also serves breakfast sandwiches and bagels for breakfast. And for dessert, there are a variety of cookies and brownies, including peanut butter, chocolate chip oatmeal and cherry oatmeal.

The goal for the Lunch Studio is to keep their customers happy and healthy. Serving sandwiches they way they do, they accomplish their goal everyday.  So if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to some of the lunch offerings available in the downtown flint area, visit the Lunch Studio during your next lunch break.  You’ll be happy you did.  Visit their Michigan Flavor profile for weekly lunch specials and to view their full menu.

 

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American vs Lafayette- Can “Food Wars”, “Food Feuds” or “Man v Food” Settle the Score?

The Travel Channel‘s Camille Ford (Food Wars), Michael Symon’s Food Feuds and Man v Food’s Adam Richman all made the trip to Detroit to settle the bitter feud that has caused dissent among Detroiters for decades.  Detroit natives agree that in the world of coney dogs, there’s none better than the Detroit Coney; however, that’s where the harmony ends.  Two Detroit Icons, American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island share a building but little else.

Stop any Metro Detroiter and simply ask, “American or Lafayette” and chances are, he/she will have an immediate and emotional response.  One thing’s for sure when it comes to this rivalry, diners are fiercely loyal to one or the other.

During the Travel Channel’s “Food Wars” trip to Metro Detroit, the competition was as fiery and dramatic as ever.  Which Detroit Coney Island came out on top in the D?  Watch this video clip from the Detroit Coney episode of Food Wars to find out.

The Travel Channel’s Food Wars

Iron Chef Michael Symon, owner of Detroit Restaurant Roast and host of “Food Feuds” attacked this topic head-on.  Did he meet with the same level of dissent among Detroiters when he asked diners to choose between Lafayette Coney Island and American Coney Island?  Only one way to find out.  Take a look at the video clip below.

Michael Symon’s Food FeudDetroit Coney Island Wars

The Travel Channel’s Adam Richman, host of Man v Food, also made his way to the D primarily to tackle the country’s biggest burger. But during his visit, he made stops at American Coney Island and Lafayette Coney Island to weigh in on this age old dispute. The following slide show chronicles his visit.

Man v Food
http://www.travelchannel.com/travelchannel/TV_Shows/Man_V_Food/Photos/Slideshow_Detroit_1

Even after the experts weigh in, the question remains.  Which is the better Detroit Coney – American or Lafayette?  I guess you’ll have to be your own judge and jury.  This is one battle that may go down in the history books as being one of the most epic food fights of all time.

For more information about American Coney Island, Lafayette Coney Island and other Metro Detroit Restaurants, visit our Metro Detroit Dining Guide and remember, MichiganFlavor.com is the place to go before you go out!

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Inspired by the Food Network: What is the Best Thing You’ve Ever Eaten?

What is the best thing you’ve ever eaten? and where did you eat it? Was it something you made at home out of a cookbook, something you concocted on your own or something you ordered in a restaurant? MiFlavor.com wants to know, “What’s the Best Thing You Ever Ate?” Michigan Flavor wanted to weigh in on the subject as well.  Here’s how we feel about some culinary creations that have made us take note.

Best Cheesecake

Paul’s Coney Island in Flint makes the most phenomenal cheesecake I’ve ever eaten. This glorious, light and fluffy, rich and creamy, crust-less, culinary miracle is a secret family recipe shared by only three restaurants in the country, two in Michigan, one in New Jersey. I can’t do it justice by writing about it. This cheesecake is an experience that should not be missed. Need a whole cheesecake for a holiday? Be prepared to order at least one month in advance because this glorious masterpiece is in high demand. You simply MUST go to Paul’s for a piece of cheesecake…I recommend it with strawberry topping, but this cheesecake does just fine on its own. It’s a new fav in my house.

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Best Burger

I know there’s going to be a ton of debate in the area of “best burger”, heated debate at that; but for my money, there’s only one burger! Flint’s Starlite Diner‘s Cheeseburger Deluxe has my vote for the best burger hands down. The patty is juicy and delicious, the bun is lightly toasted, the american cheese is melty and gooey and the vegetables, lettuce and tomatoes, are always fresh and flavorful. Add a little mayo and what you have is the best burger I’ve ever eaten. As if the incredible burger doesn’t fill you up, I suggest pairing it with an order of hand-battered onion rings…or anything else on the menu for that matter. Starlite Diner is a top-notch restaurant with a family feel and excellent wait staff. Eat in or drive through – same fantastic food either way.

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Best Coney

Best coney is a no-brainer for me. The hands down winner goes to American Coney Island in Detroit. I love their coney dogs as much for the dog itself as for the fun, entertaining atmosphere and warm, kind and funny employees. A very friendly waiter comes to your table during an incredibly busy lunch rush, takes the time to make conversation with you and then proceeds to yell out your order to Dan, the man making the coneys. Minutes later the coney arrives at your table. From the delicious “snap” of biting into the dog, to the warm, steamed bun, to the fantastic,  creamy chili, onions and mustard, this coney is the stuff of legend.

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This “Detroit Style” coney is the best I’ve ever eaten by far. American Coney has the friendliest staff, most fun atmosphere and the yummiest product. American Coney Island in Downtown Detroit is in a league of its own, in my humble opinion. What’s your take on this subject? Do you prefer the “Flint Style” or “Detroit Style” coneys better and which Michigan restaurant makes the best one? We’d love for you to weigh in on the subject, but for my money, American Coney is THE best coney in the state.

Best Pizza

Ok folks. This one is going to fuel many, many debates. Best Pizza. I’ve had pizzas from all across this great state, some fantastic, some…not so much. But one pizza stands alone as by far the best pizza I’ve ever eaten. New to the Southfield, MI area, Pizzeria Biga makes the most amazing, authentic Italian style pizza. Its thin crust and amazingly fresh toppings make your dining experience one of a kind.

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Choose from their “white pizza” menu listing interesting sauceless pizzas or their “red pizza” menu which highlights their vast selection of sauced pizzas. Choose one of theirs or create your own. Just be careful not to over top your authentic, thin crust pizza. Too many toppings weigh down this culinary delight. Their secret recipe dough is topped with only the freshest ingredients and cooked in one of their two wood burning ovens yielding a one-of-a-kind Italian masterpiece.

My fav Biga pizzas? From the “White” menu, Bacco Sausage, roasted onion and roasted red peppers. Phenomenal! From the “Red” menu, and my overall favorite Biga Pizza, is the Margherita Pizza with Buffalo Mozzarella and Basil. You simply have to taste it to believe it. My advice is to get in your car, drive to 29110 Franklin Road in Southfield and enjoy a little piece of Italy in our own backyard.

Well that’s how Michigan Flavor weighs in, but what do you think?  Attention guest bloggers!  Submit your “best of” blog posts to round out our tribute to the Food Network and our very own list of “the best thing I ever ate”.  Looking for new places to dine and drink in Michigan?  Visit www.miflavor.com for a comprehensive, interactive online Michigan dining directory.  Let Michigan Flavor be your one stop Michigan restaurant resource.  Find everything culinary in one site – http://www.miflavor.com – the place to go before you go out.  Already out?  No worries, Michigan Flavor is mobile.  Look for us in The Google Marketplace.


The Starlite Diner and Coney Island – A Treasured Flint Icon Since 1966

Welcome to The Starlite Diner and Coney Island – A Flint Treasure Since 1966
My husband and I had breakfast last Saturday at The Starlite Diner.  The place was absolutely packed!  We sat down, ordered our breakfast and were eating inside 15 minutes.  Did I mention the service was not only incredibly fast but also very friendly and courteous?  Did I mention that besides arriving at our table quickly, our breakfast was delicious?  I really can’t say enough about how great my first experience was dining at The Starlite. During the week, they have amazing breakfast specials that fit nicely into even the tightest budgets.  The weekend breakfast fare was just as reasonably priced and clearly made from scratch with the freshest of ingredients.  As Michigan breakfast spots go, this one made my top 10!

Moving on to lunch…  When I went into the Starlite Diner and Coney Island for the initial photo shoot, I was introduced to something called “The Working Man’s Lunch“.  How do you feel about an authentic, Flint-style coney dog, a famous Starlite cheeseburger, fries and a softdrink all for $5.50?  I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anything like it in my life. After the shoot that day, I was encouraged to sample this “Working Man’s Lunch” and I have rave reviews.  The authentic Flint-style coney made with a Koegel’s hotdog and Starlite’s own coney sauce was served on a steamed bun with mustard and onions was fantastic.  The Starlite cheeseburger, made with burger ground earlier that morning, was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had.  This lunch special at that incredible price is nothing short of spectacular!

I’ve not experienced dinner at this 24-hour establishment but have every reason to believe that the dinner selections are just as delicious and reasonably priced.  The Starlite Diner has a fun and interesting atmosphere with retro decor and warm, attentive wait staff.  Sit in a big comfortable booth, at the snack bar or in your car at the drive-thru window and get the same great value and fantastic food!

Steeped in tradition, this family-owned coney island style restaurant has been a Flint treasure since 1966.  You’re always treated like family when you walk through the doors of this iconic restaurant located near the intersection of N. Center Road and Davison Road in Burton.  Famous for its breakfasts, burgers and coneys, the Starlite Diner is also the perfect choice to cater your next event.  Give them a try for your next important occasion.

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