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Macomb County’s Oldest Micro Brewery

gboo 1If 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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A Good Time to be Had for All at Plymouth’s Penn Grill

The Penn Grill & Bar located on the north side of Penniman Avenue, in Downtown Plymouth is a great spot to meet up with friends, dine, drink or just have a good time.  The fun atmosphere complete with large high-top tables and eight flat-screen televisions is the perfect place to catch any game.

The Penn Grill has plenty of fun for the non-sports fan as well, including Keno and a digital jukebox.  Monday is Karaoke night and be sure to stop by on Tuesdays to participate in Trivia.

The Penn Grill & Bar offers a wide variety of bottled & draft beers, the menu is full of items for everyone to enjoy, with specials offered throughout the week.

Monday – 12 oz NY Strip – $10.95

Tuesday – Spaghetti & Meat Balls – $5.99

Wednesday – Half off Pizzas (dine in only)

Friday – Fish & Chips – $6.95

Monday – Friday Lunch Special- 1/2 Sandwich & soup – $4.95

Regardless of when you visit the Penn Grill & Bar, you will be sure to have a good time and a great meal!

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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 Top 30 Healthiest Foods

Think about this the next time your dining in Michigan.   According to the February 2011 addition of Real Simple magazine, the country’s top dietitians and nutritionists have highlighted the top 30 super-powered ingredients we should try to incorporate into our diets regularly.  So the next time you’re visiting a Michigan Restaurant, try to choose dishes prepared with some of these super healthy ingredients.


Broccoli - a Vitamin C Gold Mine


Walnuts - A Great Source of Omega-3's


Oranges - Your go to source of Vitamin C

  1. Skim Milk
  2. Mushrooms
  3. Whole-Grain Pasta
  4. Walnuts
  5. All-natural Peanut and Almond Butters
  6. Steel-Cut or Old Fashioned Oatmeal
  7. Barley
  8. Quinoa
  9. Lentils
  10. Bulgur
  11. Almonds
  12. Eggs
  13. Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  14. Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  15. Wild Salmon
  16. Sardines
  17. Kale
  18. Kiwi
  19. Blueberries
  20. Broccoli
  21. Avocados
  22. Black Beans
  23. Sweet Potatoes
  24. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  25. Edamame
  26. Chard
  27. Kidney Beans
  28. Oranges
  29. Spinach
  30. Pumpkin

To find some great Michigan eateries who specialize in healthy menu selections, visit http://www.michiganflavor.com and search by Restaurant Cuisine and Features.  Have some great super-food recipes?  Share them here on our blog.

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*Source:  February 2011 Real Simple Magazine The 30 healthiest foods…

Reggie’s Soul Food Cafe: A Photo Blog

Reggie’s Soul Food Cafe offers a wide selection of home-style foods in a cozy, inviting atmosphere.

Located at 1301 W. Lafayette in Detroit, this homestyle cafe serves up healthy portions of honest-to-goodness comfort food.  Your next trip to Detroit will not be complete without a stop at Reggie’s Soul Food Cafe!


Fried Catfish and French Fries

Homestyle Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Greens.

Homestyle Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Greens.

Fried Chicken Wings, Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Carrots.

Irresistible Peach Cobbler!


Reggies Soul Food Cafe

1301 W. Lafayette Avenue

Detroit, MI

Reggie’s Soul Food on Michigan Flavor

Reggie’s Soul Food Cafe – Detroit’s Comfort Food

Soul food is synonomous with comfort food.  Originated and developed by slaves in the United States, Soul food has evolved into a multi-million dollar industry. Popular throughout the U.S., soul food is the result of cooking techniques and recipes handed down from generation to generation for over 300 years.

"chicken and Mac n Cheese"Many common foods that make up a soul food cookbook originated in Africa, such as okra, black eyed peas and leafy green vegetables.  The slaves used these ingredients to fuel them for the long workdays in the southern heat.  Soul food cooking became popular among the masses in the 1960’s and today makes up one of the most popular segments of the American restaurant industry.

The city of Detroit has been home to many successful soul food restaurants over the years, many of whose doors remain open today.  One of"Reggie's Soul Food Cafe" the most popular soul food destinations in the city today is Reggies Soul Food Cafe.  Reggie’s Soul Food Cafe offers a wide selection of home-style foods in a cozy, inviting atmosphere.  Their caring and talented staff are dedicated to making your dining adventure fun, relaxing, and pleasurable. Whether you bring your family in for quality time together or gather with your friends for a hearty meal, Reggie’s Soul Food Cafe is the perfect place for satisfying your comfort food cravings.

Reggie’s Soul Food Cafe menu includes soul food favorites such as mac ‘n cheese, chicken and waffles, catfish fillets and salmon croquettes. "soul food meatloaf and greens" Looking to try something new?  How about a southern fried pork chop or a slab of turkey meatloaf.  There truly is something for everyone, a dish to satisfy every tastebud.  They pride themselves in always providing delicious meals, personalized customer service, and competitive, affordable prices. Whether you are dining in or getting yours to go, they work hard to replicate the flavors of home.

No visit to the city of Detroit is complete without a stop at Reggie’s.  Visit them at Michiganflavor.com to download their menu, check out their specials or get a map and directions.  Dine at Reggie’s Soul Food Cafe for an historic taste of Detroit.

The American Coney Island: an iconic stop on our culinary tour through the history of dining in Detroit

“Those who shall be so happy as to inhabit that noble country cannot but remember with gratitude those who have discovered the way by venturing to sail upon an unknown lake for above 100 leagues.” – Father Louis Hennepin, 1679 report on the Detroit area

History of Dining in Detroit

Detroit, MI is a city with a rich history.  I think too many of us forget that history during a time that has largely seen our beloved city in such a state of disrepair.  With crime rates soaring and unemployment reaching record levels, it can be difficult to see signs of the flourishing city that once was.  Despite the wreckage that encircles our city, despite the stories of violence and despair and despite the hard times that have fallen on the good people of the city, Detroit has a proud heritage and a “never say die” spirit that resonates throughout the state.

Nowhere is this spirit more evident than residing within the walls of the proud Detroit dining establishments that have stood the test of time.  I hope you’ll join me on a culinary travel through time as I take a look at some of Detroit’s iconic eateries.  Our first stop is on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Lafayette in the heart of the city at one of Detroit’s most beloved places to dine, American Coney Island.

The American Coney Island is one of the oldest restaurants in the City of Detroit and is as popular today as ever.  Diners from al lover the country pay a visit to this historic eatery when visiting Michigan.   As much as Detroit is known for its coneys, American Coney Island is known for bringing this culinary favorite to the city.

The American Coney Island was founded in 1917 by Constantine “Gust” Keros, who immigrated to Detroit from Greece in 1903.  Having landed in New York on his trip from Greece, Gust immediately fell in love with the hotdogs of coney island.  Gust relocated to Detroit and opened American Coney Island.  Having added Greek chili, sweet vidalia onions, mustard and a steamed bun to the dog, American’s coney dogs became a Detroit favorite.

Gust Keros’ “coney island” hotdogs quickly made a name for themselves and Gust’s business became such a success that he sent for his brother William from Greece and trained him in the business.  Around 1924 as the story goes, an argument ensued between Gust and William over the chili used on the dogs.  Unable to resolve their differences in opinion, William opened Lafayette Coney Island Restaurant next door to American and the debate over which coney island is the Detroit favorite continues.

For the past 65 years, American Coney Island has been owned by one of Gust’s five sons, Charles “Chuck” Keros and has been run for the past 20 years by Chuck’s daughter Grace, the first and only Keros woman to become actively involved in the family business.  It is due much to the hard work and dedication of Grace that American Coney Island has remained one of Detroit’s favorite places to dine nearly a century later.   The family tradition of excellence lives on inside the walls of this popular eatery.

American Coney Island

The American is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, making it possible for the Detroiters and visitors alike to have a comfortable, friendly place to relax and enjoy this nostalgic culinary masterpiece any time of the day or night, any day of the week, any season of the year.  Whether a native Detroiter, a suburbanite or a visitor from afar, American Coney Island is sure to satisfy your coney craving.

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