Twenty-four hours a day, the chefs of Sandhill Café pacify growling tummies with a menu that spans the spectrum of American comfort food classics, from stacks of fluffy pancakes to bacon-cheddar cheeseburgers. Whether entertaining late-night hankerings for fried chicken and waffles, or celebrating Opposite Day by eating dinner for breakfast, diners can immerse themselves in the café’s laid-back, neighborhood feel, marked by its dark hardwood floors, subtle lighting, and TVs showing hotly contested staring contests.
In 1978, brothers Eugene and John Jetts lent their name to the sign above their pizza shop in Sterling Heights, Michigan. In the more than 35 years that followed, they’ve lost one of the Ts but gained more than 300 franchises across the country. Jet’s Pizza churns out thin-crust, hand-tossed rounds, and Signature square-shaped pies in hearty Deep-Dish form. Their 8-Corner Pizza lets each member of a dining octet enjoy a slice of corner crust without fearing the paper cuts inherent in triangle slices. After loading pizzas with heaps of meats and veggies, guests have the liberty of flavorizing their crust for free, choosing from options such as garlic, sesame seed, Cajun, or poppy seed. To augment pies, Jet's chefs whip up Triple-Cheese Turbo Sticks with premium mozzarella, cheddar, and romano as well as Jet's Wings and Jet's Boneless Chicken made plain or with hot sauce.
Because it's their eponymous dish, it might seem like the Burger 84 would be the natural thing to order. But there's only a very, very select few who can handle it. The monstrous creation piles four 8-ounce Angus beef patties beneath eight toppings of your choice, and is paired with a full pound of french fries. And those who can down it in 84 minutes or less are sufficiently rewarded: their photo is hung in the restaurant's wall of fame and they're sent home with a commemorative T-shirt.
For those who couldn't possibly tackle a meal that huge, there's regular-sized burgers customized with Angus-beef, black-bean, or turkey patties. Topping options include everything from jalapenos to homemade chili, and finished creations can be sandwiched between pretzel, kaiser, or whole-wheat buns. In addition to burgers, there's also hot dogs and cheddar-peppercorn brats.
Tucked away at the quaint and picturesque Bay Point Inn, Terrace Grilles talented culinary team sends prettily plated seasonal dishes out to the breezy dining room. All prepared from scratch in-house, items have included jumbo lump crab cakes, Great Lakes walleye risotto, and prime rib, served on weekends only. During the summer, relax on the waterfront patio in the sunshine while enjoying one of Terrace Grille's many specialty martinis or beer by the bucket.
Lucky777Coach facilitates easy group travel to area gambling spots including Little River Casino, Soaring Eagle Casino, and FireKeepers Casino. Almost everyday of the week, guests can hop aboard a bus and speed off toward slot machines and poker tables on trips that often include rewards towards gaming and food. In addition to daylong sojourns, Lucky777Coach organizes overnight trips so gamblers can play into the wee hours of the morning and their companions can try every type of dressing at the salad bar at least once.