DETROIT'S DINING ICON: Legendary Chop House Returns As Good As The Old
Its been more than two decades since the last polished wingtip brogue and stylish high heel descended the plush stairway into the wood-paneled magnificence of the most storied dining room in Detroit.At the close of 1991, with more than a half-century of being a top dweller on the rarified plateau...
MEAT YOUR DREAM GRILL: When you just can't get enough of a good thing
Situated nicely within Compuwares World Headquarters, looking out over Campus Martius and with the shining silver of the GM Renaissance Center resplendent in the near-distance, is one of the Ds most gratifying new dining experiences the superbly appointed carnivorous wonderland that is Texas de...
Twisted Rooster has much to crow about
Restaurants that use locally produced menu items rank high on my list of preferred places. If a kitchen makes its food from scratch, that eatery also makes my list. And, of course, when the prepared-from-scratch food, using locally and Michigan-produced goods, ends up as a first-class meal, its...
Historically Good: The Caucus Club stands the test of time in Detroit
In 1938, Les Gruber and his brother Sam opened The London Chophouse in the basement of Congress Streets Murphy Telegraph Building. For a span of five plus decades, The Chopper, was downtown Detroits preeminent fine dining restaurant.Serving the citys carriage crowd, as well as any of the worlds...
Zazios gives ordinary Italian 'The Boot'
Zazios is a take-off on the Italian word sazio, which in English translates to sated, or happily full.This is exactly the feeling I had when I left metro Detroits recent addition to its smallish but exemplary list of top-class restaurants. And, so much more eloquent and concise than the Italian...
Nameplate: The best Chinese is made in Detroit
Walking into Wah-Hoo Chinese Cocktails Sushi, between Larned and Congress at 536 Shelby Street downtown, reminds me greatly of stepping into a restaurant in L.A. Perhaps later in the year, as the weather cools and the sky darkens earlier in the day, Wah-Hoo will take on a decidedly more Detroit...
Nameplate: Manhandling Menus at Mirepoix
Stacy Sloan says she has the best job in town. Shes the Director of Culinary Education for Holiday Markets Mirepoix Cooking School, located in the 56-year-old Royal Oak grocery stores spectacular upper level kitchen.Sloan graduated from Livonias Schoolcraft College Culinary Arts program. After a...