Category: Food

Lost River (Detroit)

Took a drive east of Detroit In the wrong direction they said The door was black and dank Heavy smoke was in the air The drinks they were complex The music loud and tropical A menu deep as the ocean But next time take an Uber

Capital Prime (East Lansing, Michigan)

Not a credit card, but a $$$$ steak house in a sort of defunct mall next to the Hyatt House. One thing you can say about the Midwest, they know their steak and potatoes. That Filet au Poivre was the best filet I’ve had in a LONG time. The London Broil was also very good. The Ahi Tartare…just don’t order...

Meat BBQ (Lansing, Michigan)

Exactly what I want out of a BBQ place. Spicy creamed corn, very dry, not soupy. Meaty beans, so flavorful, half meat, almost a condiment. Excellent moist cornbread. Brisket was great (you get 3 pcs). Decor is pure metal (has to be seen to be believed). This place will be a must-do on future trips. GO EARLY. First time we...

Pegasus Taverna and Astoria Pastry (Detroit)

Pegasus Taverna Like stepping into an old-time Mob movie where the Greek ex-mobster maitre’d yells at you to follow him while the kitchen crashes plates in the background. Under the low hanging plastic ivy, under the low wood ceiling, the waiters flame the Saganaki. I think we were the only table to NOT get the Saganaki. Don’t be like us!...

Carnival Cruise Line Temporarily Limits Bacon at the Buffet Fleetwide

File this under: “End of the World”. https://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/25686-carnival-cruise-line-temporarily-limits-bacon-at-the-buffet-fleetwide.html?fbclid=IwAR0Mq5TxnhYzXCSVEi7WemGmplCbeaYOdiLExeFlOqOdKEqMmEYck5SHMqY “Carnival Cruise Line is temporarily moving to an every-other-day bacon schedule at its Lido Buffet fleetwide. “We purchase thousands of pieces of bacon every week, and the people that supply us and the cruise industry are having some challenges sourcing bacon for our ships at the moment,” Heald said in a live...

CPK San Diego

It was a madhouse at California Pizza Kitchen. We watched them servicing several dozen meal tickets, and not very well. They started staging empty pizza boxes on the bar right in front of our plates. And just as a bunch of pizzas would come out of the oven, the gal manning the pizza boxing would disappear and new workers would...

Breakfast

Sometimes it’s nice to have a quiet cup of coffee by yourself. But now that we have our own espresso maker, it’s difficult to find a good Macchiato on the road.

Salty’s Alki Beach (Seattle)

Salty’s is one of my longtime favorite restaurants ever since my Oregon business trips back in the 90’s/00’s. Thus, we were excited to try the Salty’s Alki Beach location. We were extremely fortunate to snag a reservation by phone after OpenTable showed us nothing for days. Next time I will book Seattle restaurants 2 weeks out. Maybe more than that....