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5 Detroit Restaurants with Quick and Inexpensive Lunch Specials

I always find that lunch is never long enough to get a good meal and have the time to enjoy it.  So I decided to put together a list of 5 places around Metro Detroit that serve up a fast and good lunch.  Of course they also have good lunch specials as well.

SaharaSahara Restaurant in Warren and St. Clair Shores – Sahara Restaurant in Warren has only been open for a few months now but they are making a good impression in the Warren area, while the St. Clair Shores location has been open for decades. The service is good and the food comes out fast – the Lunch Special is from 11AM – 2PM.  Every day you get any sandwich + 1/2 salad or cup of soup and a soft drink for $7.99 (fattoush, tabbouleh and Sahara salad are upgraded for a dollar extra as a salad.)

G.Subu’s Leather Bottle is located on Middlebelt Road in Livonia south of Eight Mile Road.  A longtime staple in Livonia, G. Subu’s Leather Bottle serves a quick and hearty lunch special. Monday through Friday from 11AM – 3PM you can get a half sandwich with side salad or a cup of Soup Du Jour only 6.99.  Choose one of the following:  Roast Turkey, Dearborn Sausage Ham, Tuna, BLT, or Marinated Chicken.


eg nicksE.G. Nick’s in Downtown Plymouth – The nice thing about E.G. Nick’s in Plymouth is the parking right behind the restaurant.  This makes it easy to get in and out of the Downtown area quickly.  Get their $1.95 Prime Rib Sliders every Monday for lunch.  You WON’T be disappointed!


American Coney Island in Downtown Detroit has been around since 1917 and the food is still as good as ever.  Although they don’t have a lunch special per say you can get a Coney, Fries and Pop for $5.90.  The best part?  You can be in and out in 15 minutes!



eclipseEclipse Burgers in Sterling Heights offers up one of the best burgers in Macomb County.  The service is great and the hamburger is fantastic.  I would, however, call in my order ahead of time because they are quite busy during lunch.  After you eat there you will see why.  The special is every day from 10AM – 3PM where you get any burger or sandwich with fries and pop – $8.99.


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Rub BBQ Pub – Sport’s Bar Atmosphere, Authentic BBQ

Rub BBQ Pub, located yards away from Comerica Park offers a lively sports bar atmosphere and a menu including St. Louis style ribs, beef brisket and pork, as well as sandwiches and steaks.

The most popular item on the menu is the St. Louis-style ribs.  Dry-rubbed with a spice and herb blend before cooking, the St. Louis-style ribs are cooked to perfection and served with two sides. At Rub BBQ Pub, they mix their own rubs and sauces from scratch using over 20 different varieties of herbs and spices, and the flavors really do show.

Rub’s sandwiches are served on a choice of a Brioche Roll or Texas toast and all are named after things Detroit.  On their menu, you find the “Kaline” beef brisket (smoked low and slow and topped with Rub Slaw) and the “Slim Shady” (pulled pork topped with Rub Slaw), all served with Fries.

Rub BBQ Pub offers 30 Beers on Tap(12 0f them Michigan Made) & More than 100 Bottle Beers(19 of them are Michigan Made). For those of you who may be up to the challenge, there is the 5lb. Burrito, including everything but the kitchen sink. If you can handle this monstrosity of a burrito, you’ll be the proud owner of a Rub BBQ Pub T-Shirt, limitless bragging rights, and a photo on the Rub Wall of Fame.

There isn’t a seat in the house without a good view of one of the 30 flat-screen TVs located throughout both rooms, all of which are displaying one sporting event or another at all times.  Rub BBQ Pub is a great place to meet up before or after the game and it’s the perfect place to get together with friends after work to unwind and watch the big game. 


At Detroit’s Rub BBQ Pub, there’s not a bad seat in the house and everything on their extensive, Detroit themed menu is out of this world.  Next time you’re downtown Detroit, stop in for some fantastic BBQ.  You’ll be happy you did.

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The French Laundry: A Fenton, MI Culinary Treasure

The atmosphere of the French Laundry is reminiscent of a Paris cafe. The tables are close together, but customers are still able to be sat comfortably. There is a bar with stools if you are coming in specifically for the large selection of Local Craft Beers and  fantastic wine selection. When weather permits outside seating is available.
The menu ranges from lunch time sandwiches (like the Georgia Reuben and Croque Monsieur) and salads to more traditional French dinner entrees (like Coq au Vin) and other entrees like the Scallops over spinach and mushroom risottos.
Breakfast is served from 7 A.M. to Noon and includes bagels as well as delicious egg dishes.
The dessert menu from scones, croissants, Creme Brulee. Be sure to save room for dessert, there are enough choices to satisfy any sweet tooth two..
French Laundry is an excellent choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The perfect place for bringing a date, dinner with friends or having the family together for a special meal. As one of the best restaurants in the Flint and Genesee County area, it’s definitely worth a try if you haven’t been to The French Laundry..

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Detroit Restaurants Celebrate Spring with 2011 Detroit Restaurant Week

2011 Detroit Restaurant Week is so much more than just a chance for Detroiters to get a fantastic meal at an even better price.  It is a collaboration and celebration of the Greater Downtown Detroit Districts, with participating restaurants in Downtown, Midtown, Corktown, Eastern Market and New Center Detroit.  Beginning Friday April 1, 2011 and running through Sunday, April 10, 2011, this culinary celebration of Detroit boasts some of the most amazing dining our beloved city has to offer.

Detroit Restaurant WeekDuring Detroit Restaurant Week, diners will indulge in fabulous three-course meals at select fine-dining restaurants in the city for a meager $28.00 (not including beverage, tax or gratuity).   The best part?  To take advantage of the Restaurant Week Deals, diners need only to dine at one of the 18 participating eateries during the 10-day period.  While reservations are not required, to ensure a table during this very busy week, a reservation is highly recommended and can be made by visiting the restaurant page within the event website.

The spring 2011 edition of Detroit Restaurant Week marks the fourth opportunity for diners to participate in this promotion since the Fall of 2009.  Detroit Foodies wishing to take part in boosting the city’s economy by participating in the Spring 2011 Detroit Restaurant Week may do so at the following fine dining restaurants:

  • 24 Grille in the Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit
  • Andiamo Detroit Riverfront in the GM Renaissance Center
  • Angelina Italian Bistro, Downtown Detroit
  • Atlas Global Bistro, Midtown Detroit
  • Caucus Club in the Penobscot Building
  • Coach Insignia in the GM Renaissance Center
  • Cuisine, New Center Area
  • Da Edoardo Foxtown Grille in the Fox Theatre Building
  • Detroit Seafood Market in Paradise Valley
  • Iridescence in the MotorCity Casino Hotel
  • Mosaic Restaurant in Greektown
  • Opus One in Downtown Detroit
  • Rattlesnake Club at Stroh River Place
  • Roast in the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
  • Roma Cafe in Eastern Market
  • Saltwater in MGM Grand Detroit Casino
  • The Whitney in Midtown Detroit
  • Wolfgang Puck Grille, MGM Grand Detroit

Visit one or dine at all 18 fine dining establishments during this week of culinary celebration in the City of Detroit.  Each restaurant will create a delicious, spring inspired 3-course menu specifically for this promotion, giving Detroiters the chance to participate in a unique and memorable dining experience at an affordable rate.  After dinner, hit the town to enjoy one of the many exciting events planned to inspire a celebratory mood throughout the city during the entirety of Detroit Restaurant Week.  Visit the event website for more details about after-dinner activities.

Help make every week a Restaurant Week by frequenting your favorite Michigan Restaurants and become an important part of stimulating the economy in Detroit and throughout the State of Michigan.  To find places to dine and drink in Michigan everyday, visit http://www.michiganflavor.com and point, click, dine.  MichiganFlavor.com is the place to go before you go out.  Already out?  MichiganFlavor.com is mobile.  Download our free Android App from the Android Marketplace or visit our mobile site from any internet-based mobile phone at http://mobile.miflavor.com.

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Fantastic Pub Fare From Across the Pond

Livonia’s Claddagh Irish Pub – Across the Pond and Into Your Backyard!

Claddagh Irish Pub

When you have a craving for authentic Irish Pub fare, it doesn’t get much better than Claddagh’s fresh, simple, tasteful menu options. Whether you’re ordering off the lunch or dinner menus or making a selection from their “late night bites” options, you’re sure to leave with your craving satisfied.

Claddagh Shephard's Pie

Claddagh’s entrees range from traditional Irish favorites such as Corned Beef and Cabbage with agarlic parsley sauce and Fish and Chips with Cole Slaw to the less traditional Guiness BBQ Ribs or Shrimp Risotto. There’s truly something for everyone. The late night bites menu features Irish Sausage Sliders, Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls and Curry Fries. Each and every selection is truly an experience for the taste buds!

Claddagh Corned Beef and Cabbage

While Claddagh’s tempting and unique menu is sure to bring you in, its lively, fun atmosphere andfantastic drink specials will surely bring you back time and time again. Claddagh Irish Pub takes great pride in providing its guest with a memorable experience based on superior service and a fantastic product.

claddagh Guiness Draught

You simply can’t go wrong when you choose Claddagh. Check them out at Michiganflavor.com. Take alook at the menus, browse their photo gallery, get a map and directions, read about the daily lunch, dinner and drink specials and even print coupons. Why wait? Check them out today.

Claddagh Dining Room