Gourmet Everyday woos those courting more nutritious, low-fat foods by delivering multiple foodie-friendly meals cooked by talented chefs and certified healthy by the staff's nutritionist, doctor, and Veggienius, the Roman god of riboflavin. With this deal, nutrient-seekers will receive breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus two snacks and dessert for two days, from an eclectic, rotating menu. Recent selections have included sun-dried tomato and basil quiche, a salmon caesar salad, and savory flank steak with a horseradish sauce. Cap off a full day's worth of tasty eats with dessert, such as the recently featured cinnamon-spiced mousse or chocolate cheesecake, ideal for sticking with candles to celebrate selling your potato chips to your roommate. The service's fresh, preservative-free meals land on doorsteps inside an insulated cooler, so feasters-to-be can be off on a dream quest when it's delivered.
The skyscraper-like structures attached to Ditty's in the City's exterior embody the newly opened restaurant's chic, urban vibe. This venue pulls double duty as a cozy pub during the day and a dance club at night, when an expansive dining area transforms into a dance floor illuminated by prismatic lights and the soft glow of more than 25 high-definition TVs. Bar-style tables and booths sprawl across the room from a raised stage, where diners feast on American pub grub including half-pound burgers, crispy oven-baked pizzas, and hearty entrees of chicken parmesan or breaded shrimp. More than 12 beers stream from the tap at the full-service bar, and arcade machines, such as Buck Hunter and Galaga, await guests who prefer the sidelines or crave the smell of virtual venison.
Authentic firehouse doors flank the front entrance to The Engine House and, while no fire trucks ever come racing out, the firefighter motif continues inside with memorabilia such as two fiery cauldrons hanging above the bar. Wednesdays are Firefighter Days, when The Engine House feels even more like a proper fire station as local personnel stop by to socialize and hose down patrons who are speaking too heatedly. Together, firefighters and their fellow diners can also play tunes on the digital jukebox or catch a game on the bar’s large projection screen and copious plasma and flat-screen TVs.
While the restaurant’s three founding Detroit firefighters—John Gusumano, Greg Sisoy, and Jake Crowder—authenticate the decor, Executive Chef Dennis Capozzoli focuses on the bar’s extensive menu. He exhibits his culinary range with sandwiches, salads, specialty pizzas, and pub staples including mini-burgers and ribs slathered with homemade barbecue sauce.
The chefs at Russo's Gourmet Pizza bake hearty signature pizzas with a full spectrum of fresh, colorful toppings. Each of the 15 signature delicacies features its own blend of sauces and ingredients, and may sit atop a choice of four varieties of pizza crust including sesame seed, butter parmesan, garlic, and Cajun. To prevent regulars from sprouting pepperoni on their chests, Russo's Gourmet Pizza also crafts traditional Italian entrees such as vegetable lasagna and chicken parmesan. Intricate salads feature ingredients such as dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese, and gluten-free pizza and vegetarian options accommodate patrons with special diets. The pie menagerie offers delivery service seven days each week, preventing pizzas from getting lost while rolling to homes on their own.
Cloverleaf's pride and joy is its deep-dish square pizza. These right-angled rations can be customized with your choice of toppings ($10.99 for a large, $1.59 per topping) or effortlessly enjoyed in specialty varieties such as the Greek, crowned with ham, red onion, black olives, tomatoes, and feta ($14.99 for a large). Or opt for the veggie, which is incidentally coated in mushrooms, red onion, green pepper, and black olives ($14.99 for a large). If you like your pies the way you like your contact lenses—without sharp corners and smothered with hot cheese—Cloverleaf offers round pizzas with all of the same fancy fixins ($9.99 for a large, $1.59 per topping). Fill in any gaps in your gastronomic pyramid with an order of hot, barbecue, or Italian baked wings ($4.99 for a half pound), cheesy breadsticks ($4.99), a fresh tossed salad ($4.99 for a small, $7.99 for a large), or a cinnamon zeppole ($3.99), an elephant-ear-style dessert.
Before Shawn Randazzo even opened his own pizzeria, he was already an internationally recognized pizza maker. In 2012, Shawn entered the International Pizza Challenge at the International Pizza Expo, a renowned industry trade show that brings together the world's best pizza artisans. There, he was awarded with two honors: Pizza Maker of the Year and Best American-Pan Pizza.
It's not surprising that he claimed the country's best pan pizza considering the meticulous preparation involved. His square steel pans—synonymous with Detroit-style pies—have the same design as the ones mechanics use to catch small parts or the tears of busted carburetors while working on cars. It takes three hours to prepare each pan, as they go through several cycles of being coated in seasoning and then heated in the oven until the flavor is quite literally baked in. The steel construction ensures even heat distribution, leaving the deep-dish crust perfectly baked each time.
It was coming off his Pizza Expo victory that Shawn was inspired to open Detroit Style Pizza Co. Here, he uses the same award-winning recipes and high-quality pans to prepare specialty pies such as the Motor City meatball pizza with mushrooms and red onions. The specific recipe that won Shawn his pan-pizza title was the chicken Caesar, which is topped with white-meat chicken, Applewood-smoked bacon, a two-cheese blend, and Caesar dressing, which caramelizes the onions as the pie bakes.
Hippo’s Restaurant is a successful “Chicago Style” hot dog and sandwich restaurant, based in Troy MI, serving satisfied guests for over 23 years. Hippo’s Restaurant’s “Chicago Style” theme and menu offer restaurant goers a “taste” of an enormously popular and well loved dining fare enjoyed by millions in the Chicago area.