A brick oven imbues each of Luigi’s Restaurant’s pizzas with a distinct flavor and crispy crust. Chefs adorn these bubbling hot discs with 20 toppings that range from veggies such as jalapeños and mushrooms to meaty morsels of hamburger and pepperoni. They also handcraft their own spinach ravioli, meatballs, soups, lasagna, and abstract finger paintings. Servers deliver these lovingly prepared meals to tables, which populate an intimate dining room decorated with framed photographs.
The menu at Ruggero’s offers a wide variety of Italian favorites: bruschetta, fettuccine alfredo, veal parmigiana, baked manicotti, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, pizza, calzones, and seven varieties of lasagna. Of course, the selection wouldn’t be complete without the country’s signature desserts making an appearance. Chefs pump cannolis with bavarian cream, slice espresso-flavored pieces of tiramisu, and serve spumoni—an Italian-style ice-cream cake with a nougat center.
Waiters bring this bounty of Italian food out to an elegant carpeted dining area where framed art hugs swirling green wallpaper. Wide sconces blend their photons with the ones coming in through the front wall’s windows, and a fireplace casts warmth on guests. Adjacent to a row of padded booths stands a full bar, rife with liquor and enough sleekly stained wood cabinets to make Paul Bunyan cry an actual river.
T. Dub's massive menu floods dinner parties with inventive pizzas, comfort classics, sandwiches, and burgers. The motor city specialty meat pie rolls off the doughy assembly line with sweet italian sausage, pepperoni, onions, green peppers, fresh mushrooms, three types of cheese, and a pair of fuzzy dice hanging from the pan ($12.99–$18.99). Skillet pizzas such as the blue mac ‘n’ cheese and the Skillet spaghetti cover T. Dub's crust in pasta and innovation ($12.99–$18.99). Order a Lighthouse calzone to guide an oncoming appetite through shoals of golden crust to edible land full of spinach, caramelized onions, ricotta cheese, parmesan, and garlic butter ($8.99).
Family-owned and -operated, Hot Skinz Tanning eschews the impersonal feel of big chain tanning salons for services tailored to each client. Skilled tanning techs evaluate skin tone and make recommendations based on your desired shade. Among the salon's tanning equipment, level-three bronzer beds can help you get a base tan or touch up a healthy glow. The team also darkens skin with sunless DHA ingredients, customizing a tan as unique as a snowflake's fingerprint.
In 1972, the Mannino family got a Christmas gift they’ll never forget: a pizza parlor. Today, it’s still operated by the family of Joseph and Pietrina Mannino and continues to serve pizzas, pastas, and barbecue chicken and ribs. Their carryout and delivery menu, available seven days a week, makes hosting game day parties rather easy, and the catering menu accommodates larger parties. For instance, their taco bars and pasta platters can feed the entire city of Detroit, if 99% of Detroit’s citizens go on vacation at the same time.