Nico & Vali Italian Eatery is located on Wing Street in downtown Plymouth. Owners Paul and Silvia DePalma, have done a fantastic job designing their building with both indoor and outdoor seating. They offer a wide variety of food including freshly prepared items for dining it or taking out. The menu offers traditional Italian dishes made fresh, using authentic Italian cooking methods.
Open for breakfast lunch and dinner 7 days a week (9AM – 3PM on Sunday), Nico & Vali serve a first-rate Italian breakfast highlighted by the panzerotti (served with fresh fruit) and a strawberry mascarpone crepe. Other menu items include the breakfast Panini, 3 different Frittatas ( all include hash browns and toast).
For lunch and dinner you will find a variety of items starting with numerous deli sandwiches like their Ruben and corned beef sandwiches to the burgers and 15 different Panini options. You can also get pizza by the slice for $1.95 or an entire pan for $9.95. The menu also offers you the option to try some of the traditional family entrees like the Butternut Squash Ravioli, Veal or Chicken Parmiggiana and Gnocchi. All of the entrees include the homemade bread and choice of soup or Caesar or Garden Salad.
For those who don’t have time to cook at home you can always order from their selection of “Gourmet-To-Go” entrees that include U-Bake pizzas, beverages, and pre-cooked gourmet entrees ready to be heated. Favorite items such as their Meat and Vegetable Lasagne are always available, other entrees are available to select from but change daily so you may want to call ahead to see what is available.
When weather permits on Thursday and Friday nights, the outside patio has live entertainment.
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I was talking to a friend the other day and we were discussing what Detroit Restaurants and bars had the best burgers. For most, it is very easy. For others like me it is very difficult to name just one place who has the Best Hamburger in Detroit. I personally have different favorites for the different type of hamburger I may want and where I might be on a given day. I think the only thing my favorite hamburgers in Detroit have in common are cheese and bacon. This list will be added to and revised as I visit more Detroit Restaurants and bars. So here is my list of 5 hamburgers in Detroit that don’t suck.
Sandy’s by the Beech is a long time Redford staple and the burgers are so fresh and juicy. When I am here I like to order the Bacon Cheeseburger with Cheddar, what you add to it after that is completely up to you. 1/2 lb burger with fries $7.95.
Eclipse Hamburgers located in Sterling Heights is a nice burger joint. Here I order my burger with Bacon and White Cheddar. Again, whatever you do to your burger after that is up to you, given the numerous toppings from which they have to choose. They 1/2 lb burger, fries and drink for $8.99 and they do deliver.
Jay’s Stuffed Hamburgers in Downtown Plymouth is a fast favorite of mine. I love how they stuff the cheese and toppings inside the burger (hence the name). Here I like to get the All American which is stuffed with Cheddar Cheese (other options are available) served on a toasted Brioche bun.
When I am in the Royal Oak/ Clawson area I like to stop in at Tavern on the Main. Here the Tavern on the Main Burger is my selection, a 1/2 lb burger, bacon and Swiss cheese on a Brioche bun always hits the spot.
Shelby Pub & Grill in Shelby Township is an East Side favorite for me. Here I like to get The Works Burger, 1/2 lb burger, with bacon, mushrooms, onions, Swiss and American cheese on a Brioche bun. I also like to upgrade to the Waffle Fries.
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Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille located in Downtown Brighton offers an award winning menu and service to match. You can satisfy your drink desires with more than 100 different martinis, over 200 different kinds of liquors and over 100 beers, and a wine list that offers more than 55 wines. The bar is unique and very cool with the way it lights up and the atmosphere is very inviting and relaxing. They also offer outdoor seating weather permitting. The Downtown Main Martini Bar & Grille’s dedicated and knowledgeable staff and takes pride in offering every guest a night worth telling everyone about.
The Tapas Menu has dishes like the Portabella Sliders, Pear Pizza (which is topped with mozzarella and crumbled bleu cheese, diced pears, walnuts, bacon) and Pulled Pork Sliders. You can also make any of the Tapas items an entree and get a basket of the fresh baked bread and soup or salad for $4.00. There are also healthy and Gluten Free items available on the Tapas Menu as well.
On the Entree Menu, Chef Joe offers everything from sandwiches and salads to some of the best entrees you can find in any Detroit Restaurant. The Scallops Toscana are a big hit (Pan-seared scallops served with fettuccini pasta sautéed with sweet bell peppers, baby spinach, and garlic in a light vin blanc sauce) so is the Lobster Mac and Cheese, my favorite is the 12 ounce Veal Porterhouse. There are many great items to select on the Entree menu, but leave room for dessert.
After dinner Downtown Main is one of Detroit’s premiere places to hang out. There are many different events such as: ladies night, live entertainment, wine tastings, happy hour and weekly food specials.
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If you’re a beer lover, Great Baraboo Brewing Company in Clinton Twp. is a must visit. Here, great food is matched with great beers. Great Baraboo Brewing Company is Macomb County’s first Michigan Craft Beer Brewery.
Signature brews include Kings Peak Caraboo Wheat, Shark Tooth Bay Golden Ale, Hoppy Heartland Pale Ale, Snake Eye Canyon Red Ale and Boston Blackstone Porter, Great Baraboo offers mini-samplers for the indecisive, which provide five-ounce tastes of each flavor.
The food menu is filled with selections from burgers, fish and chips, salads to the T-bone steak and BBQ ribs. Regardless of the meal, lunch or dinner there are plenty of options for everyone.
The atmosphere is very relaxed, and on different nights there are different options as far as entertainment from Trivia, karaoke and Ladies Night where they give away a coach purse. Sports are always on the televisions that line the restaurant along with Keno.
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Here is list of a few restaurants and bars around Macomb County who are offering great deals after work.
Great Baraboo Brewing Co in Clinton Township.
3PM-6PM Monday – Friday $1.00 off all drinks, buy one get one 1/2 off appetizers.
Sabby’s Lounge in Saint Clair Shores
$1.00 off drinks -4PM-7PM Monday – Friday
Dooley’s Tavern – Sterling Heights
Monday – Friday 11am-8pm Drink: $2 Labatt Blue Light Lime; $1 draft of the month; $1.75 Bud Light, Miller Lite, Coors Light, Labatt, Labatt Light
Izzy’s Bar & Grill – Roseville
Monday – Friday 11AM – 6PM – $2.00 Domestic Beers, $2.00 Domestic Boombas
Lime Lite – Warren
2PM – 7PM All drinks, including on-tap beer, top-shelf hard liquor, and wine, $4 Appetizers, $3 Dom. Boombas, $3 ANYTHING pints, $5 Well Martinis, $15 Buckets of ANYTHING
RUB BBQ Pub – Warren
Monday – Friday 3pm – 6pm Bar only 1/2 off Appetizers, $2.00 domestic bottles.
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Here is a list of 10 Mediterranean Restaurants in the Metro Detroit Area you may
or may not have heard about.
Bostaan – Located on Van Dyke in Warren, Bostaan offers healthy and fresh meals. They have lunch specials every day.
Ellie’s Mediterranean Grill/Bar – Located in Birmingham, Ellie’s is a fun place to fine or just meet up with friends for drinks and sample some of the appetizers or share a few entrees.
La Marsa – with 6 locations around Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor La Marsa has been serving Detroit some of the best food for years.
Cafe Jole – The newest kid on the block, located in Warren you can order off the Doctors menu.
Le Chef – Located in Farmington Hills, Le Chef is one of the fine dining Mediterranean restaurants in Metro Detroit.
CK Mediterranean Grille – with 2 locations, Southfield and Detroit, CK Mediterranean Grille is a quick serve casual restaurant.
La Pita – This Dearborn restaurant has one of the best atmospheres in the Detroit area
and the food is on the same level.
Cedar Garden – 2 locations one in Garden City and the 2nd in St. Clair Shores.
St. Clair Shores
Al Makan – Located in Clawson, Al Makan has fantastic lunch specials Monday through Friday.
La Sharm – Located in Canton, La Sharm is a good place to dine for lunch or dinner. They have a coupon available as well.