Few places can offer the same type of dish for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Even fewer can do so while transporting your mind to Paris—but Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes does just that, charming guests and the New York Times with its impressive selection of crepes and its decor. Good Girls' rouge-red walls are decorated with oversized street maps and a Jean-Luc Godard film poster; its crepes are decorated with all manner of sweet and savory fixings.
Each crepe has a name, and true regulars will know just who to order. Vera, for example, contains a mix of bacon, boursin cheese, and spinach, whereas Pascalle holds fig jam and chevre, or goat cheese. Celeste is a little heartier, with roast beef and brie offsetting the tartness of cranberries. Every savory crepe is also available as a salad, or, if you simply unfold it, a very thin pizza.
As for the dessert crepes, they cover mixes of chocolate, fruits, and candies. The Cora hides strawberries and blueberries—a light contrast to the Tynysha's rich Heath bar, ricotta cheese, and chocolate filling. The simplest option, the Seine, delights with its classic flavors of butter and sugar.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Groupon is celebrating an inspiring group of women: business leaders whose companies and brands enrich their communities. Thanks to the dedication and ingenuity of these leaders, local communities across the country are stronger and more diverse.
Shop the Women in Business collection.
At Centennial, links enthusiasts tee off on a private, par-70 course designed with the secluded beauty of a country idyll. The tree-lined course boasts a slope rating of 132, as well as wildflowers, gently rolling hills, pastoral ponds, and roaming gangs of staff-wielding shepherdesses. An included golf cart makes zipping from hole to hole a much more pleasant experience than riding around on a golf partner’s buckling shoulders. The country club, which prides itself on its friendly employees, maintains a dress code of golf shoes with soft spikes and slacks, shorts, or skirts that are no higher than 4 inches above the knee. Call ahead to schedule a tee off, as the course is sometimes reserved by golf leagues, club members, or live-action role-playing games about golf.
Beyond Chocolate's confectionary wizards, led by experienced chocolatier Kelly Commisso, silence chattering sweet teeth with handmade cake pops. Clothed in top-notch Belgian chocolate and garnishes of swirls or sprinkles, the toothsome spheres contain luscious centers of white, yellow, or chocolate cake. Meanwhile, resident chocolatiers manipulate gourmet chocolate to create 10 varieties of truffles, as well as turtles, almond bark, and drizzled strawberries, which helps customers to fulfill the food pyramid’s recommended 16 servings of chocolate per day. As passionate about making confections as they are about sharing their techniques, the skilled staff teaches classes on the art of crafting cake pops and creating molds, sending students home with their own delectable, handmade desserts.
Strings of colored lights twinkle from the rafters of Gator Jake's Bar Grill Patio, where walls of retro neon and pressed-metal signs lend the dining room a vivacious vibe. The menu brings creole and southwestern perspectives to the table, providing etouffees, steak-fajita subs, and barbecue chicken monterey to complement a glass of Beringer wine, a specialty cocktail, or a beer called Guinness, Killian's, or Corona. Wall-mounted flat-screen televisions broadcast major sporting events as the sounds of clacking pool balls, whirring darts, and songs from the jukebox and periodic live entertainment fill the air. Open until 2 a.m., Gator Jake's—which took third place in the 2011 Detroit A-List's race for Best Sports Bar—welcomes patrons to stay for a late-night birthday party or celebrate the opening of a foreign stock exchange far, far away.
A group of ESPN analysts looking for a bite to eat before taping their shouting match would do well to wander through Tripper's. Upon entering, they could brush up on fodder for their next debate by watching the eatery's 50 televisions flicker with heart-pumping sporting events from across the globe, from college football and Australian rugby to playoff baseball and amateur yak tickling.
Though they might posit a PTI-worthy opinion or two of their own, the sports fans who flock to Tripper's share two universal traits: a love of Michigan sports teams and a craving for classic pub eats. They keep their morale and energy high by devouring custom pizzas, Angus burgers, and homemade, seasoned potato chips in between whistles. Glasses of craft beer from Arcadia and Bells rise and clink amidst a wall of roaring cheers, celebrating touchdowns, game-winning goals, and home runs that make the ball shriek like Roger Daltrey. For those unsatisfied with letting others doing their competing for them, Tripper's has a collection of pool and foosball tables and arcade games. Tripper's chefs also sate classic American cravings at on-location parties with their catering and menu-planning services.
Head Chef Adel Ahmed honed his skills at ritzy hotels and palaces in Egypt, cooking for big-shot business folk, world leaders, and lost tourists before making earthy morsels of kafta or feasts of charbroiled lamb chops at La Marsa. With seven locations throughout Metro Detroit, La Marsa introduces or reintroduces scores of area diners to fresh Mediterranean mazas, kabobs, salads, and lamb chops. The kitchen team whips up La Marsa's signature garlic spread to pair with baskets of fluffy housemade pita at the beginning of each meal, still warm from a tile-lined oven. Friendly servers guide guests through the extensive menu of lamb, beef, chicken or vegetarian dishes. And they weave their way through an interior full of colorful wall murals or Near Eastern artifacts lit by bead-fringed chandeliers, which mentally transport patrons to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. Additionally, sitting in the eatery's padded booths creates as much unobstructed comfort as snuggling in a zero-gravity environment.