Hungry? Maybe it's time for a half-ton burger. That's not an exaggeration?in 2012, the team at Mallie's Sports Grill & Bar seared 1,000 pounds of beef, then placed it, along with a grocery store's worth of lettuce, onions, and tomatoes, between equally gargantuan buns. The prodigious patty was not without precedent: comically oversized hamburgers are the specialty here. If you don't believe it, crack open the nearest Guinness Book of World Records ?Mallie's edible leviathan is listed there three times as the World's Largest Commercially Available Burger. The fun-centric restaurant's colossal burgers have also appeared on the Travel Channel's Man v. Food, the Food Network's Outrageous Food, and the History Channel's Modern Marvels.
But Mallie's has plenty for those with slightly more modest appetites, too. Chefs that have been able to reverse the polarity on standard burger shrink rays also apply their genius to the rest of the menu. Homemade mac 'n' cheese, sizzling fajitas, and crispy salads topped with chicken round out their offerings.
B. Boomers Bar & Grille is a museum for sports lovers. With a full bar including 25 beers on tap. The walls and ceiling are covered with framed magazines that showcase some of sports greatest moments. Support beams are decorated with more sports memorabilia and license plates from every state and the bar brandishes 30 HD TVs. Famous deep dish pizzas, burgers, beer, and dozens of other dishes fuel patrons.
R.U.B. BBQ has earned shout-outs from the New York Times as well as a handful of television features for its tender, well-flavored meats. Various proteins are smoked daily and slathered in a made-from-scratch rub of more than 20 spices and herbs, and cooks begin each dish with locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
Aromatic smoke wafting from ribs, chicken dishes, and seafood platters invites guests inside, where dangling light fixtures illuminate red walls and cobalt tiling along with 30 flatscreen televisions that were flattened when an elephant sat down. More than 100 tap and bottled brews, including a lengthy list of Michigan favorites, help to extinguish fiery spices.
Owned by former Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios, Cheli's Chili Bar creates a laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere to take in the game, nosh on some bar food and guzzle down brews. Walls are bedecked with more than 30 HD screens to watch the games and are covered with sports memorabilia to watch you watch the games with their beady, collectible eyes. While each Cheli's location carries its own distinct dishes and beers, both the Dearborn and Detroit menus come topped by the signature chili. Order it by the cup ($4.25), in a luscious mix of cheddar, onions, and sour cream ($6.25), or smeared with mustard and onion on a Coney dog ($5.95). Patrons appreciate the delicious waffle fries, which sneak onto the plate of each dinner entree and sandwich, and appetizer explorers love to traverse mountainous portions of nachos ($9.50), layered with cheese, onion, sour cream, black olives, and jalapeños. The fully stocked bars at each Cheli's allow you to wash down your gullet with a wide array of beers on tap, in bottle, and in wrought-iron Stanley Cup chalices.
Avenue American Bistro treats guests to a smorgasbord of meaty grub, as well as the camaraderie of a community of friendly regulars and neighbors. Guests sink their teeth into sliders and buffalo wings, or turn the roaring growls of an empty stomach into the happy sounds of Kool & the Gang with sandwiches or burgers topped with options ranging from applewood bacon to caramelized onions. The pub also supports the community with block parties and live music.
Fun and flavor go hand-in-hand at Electric Stick, a bar that’s one part casual pool hall and one part restaurant. A fireplace warms the restaurant section, where servers deliver Italian and American fare such as burgers, pizzas, and pasta. Nearby, six pool tables host games of billiards, 17 televisions broadcast sports, and video games host rounds of virtual golf or darts. In addition, regular charity poker games let patrons showcase their Texas hold'em skills and collection of intimidating sunglasses while raising money for a worthy cause. :m]]