After celebrating a grand opening in a new South Cedar Street location, Tacos E Mas continues to serve up an ample menu of classic Mexican food–now with both dine-in and drive-through service. The restaurant's cooks follow family recipes passed down through generations, stuffing wet burritos with ground beef or chicken and topping them off with white gravy and melted cheese. Ranchero sauce lends piquant flavor to orders of chilaquiles, and a savory blend of beans, cheese, and meat fills edible taco bowls.
Servers at Champion's Sports Bar & Grill deliver freshly grilled bacon cheeseburgers, meat-filled 9-inch calzones, and crisp salads to patrons seated indoors or out on the patio. The restaurant's interior walls are flanked with large, flat-screen TVs, which light up with sporting events including pay-per-view UFC fights. Alongside the screens, pool tables and arcade games, including Golden Tee Golf and Big Buck Hunter, provide additional entertainment options. Out on the patio, customers may dine alfresco, sit at the full bar, or listen to live-music performances.
Since 1992, the family behind Delhi Cafe has prepared a cavalcade of Greek cuisine, diner-style dishes, and daily specials. Their large menu includes numerous options for the health-conscious, including a Grecian salad with beets, feta, kalamata olives, and anchovies. Hearty sandwiches include classic gyros as well as non-Greek options, such as a reuben on rye, a french dip, and a texas burger with bacon and cheese. Entrees similarly cross cultures, with spanakopita and kebobs standing out among Greek options. The restaurant also serves beer and wine, as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday.
The slow-cooked recipes of the South migrated north when Chick'n & Fix'ns owners, Bob and Kenny, decided to team up and start a restaurant that combined old-time recipes with the fast-casual philosophy of many modern restaurants. Since opening for business in 2011, the crispy fruits of their labors have attracted local attention and even led City Pulse to hail their chicken strips as the best in town and call their smashed potatoes "rich" and "seriously adult." Friends of more than 20 years, Bob and Kenny bring a down-home charm to their restaurant’s casual and comfortable atmosphere as they piles plate with grilled and breaded chicken tenders and hearty pot pies. Never frozen, the entrees are served alongside made-from-scratch smashed potatoes and garlic cheese drop biscuits. Guests seated at booths or under pendant lights in the airy dining room may have a chance to converse with Bob or Kenny as they stroll around to check on the food and slice the tops off a seasonally-changing variety of overambitious cakes.
The talented chefs at Barley's American Grill pass on artificial flavors and fillers in favor of fresh ingredients used to fix up a menu of home-style American favorites. Preface a delicious meal with an appetizer of spinach-and-mozzarella bread served with a side of ranch dressing or pizza sauce ($8). Baby faces can don barbecue-sauce beards by taking big bites of the barbecue-bacon cheeseburger ($8.50) or matching their mandibles against the eatery's signature half-rack of baby back pork ribs with barbecue sauce ($13). Mouths take a pleasure trip to Italy with the pizza panini, stuffed with capocollo, pepperoni, mozzarella, and pizza sauce ($7.50), or plumb the depths of the sea with a platter of deep-fried cod and skewered shrimp ($14.50). A side of herb mashed potatoes ($2.50) sidles up alongside entrees to form a hunger-suppressing dynamic duo.
The cooks at Coach's Pub and Grill fuel jovial cheers and good-natured billiard games with a menu of pizzas, burgers, and Mexican fare washed down with refreshing cocktails and microbrews. Foursomes silence hungry stomach solos with openers such as saucy pulled-pork sliders and cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeño poppers more smooth and spicy than a love letter written in Tabasco sauce. Entrees such as the half rack of Coach's carolina spice-rubbed, slow-roasted, and smoked baby-back ribs strike tangy chords on taste buds. All-you-can-eat Friday-night fish fries sate oceanic appetites with endless portions of Alaskan walleye, and diners toast birthdays or successfully foiled surprise parties by hoisting cocktails or glasses of one of the 12 beers and rotating local microbrews on tap.
At Frank's Press Box, bartenders pour draft beer and concoct specialty drinks such as the Grape Skittle: grape vodka mixed with sprite and served with a lemon garnish. Drinks like these complement menu items such as Chicago-style deep dish pizza, buffalo wings, and burgers. Big screen TV's fill the dining room, and depending on the season, follow teams such as the Lions, the Red Wings, and the Tigers.