While Mill Street Grille's wings ($7.99 for eight wings) have earned the restaurant ticker-tape parades from CityVoters and Nobel Prizes in physics, the rest of the menu proves to be no slouch in culinary capability. Split an appetizer of deep-fried pickle chips ($4.49) or conquer the mountainous nachos for two ($9.49) like an edibles-minded Edmund Hillary. Entrees include grilled salmon ($12.99), the Mill Street rack of ribs ($16.99), and a rib-eye steak dinner ($14.99), all of which come with a choice of fries, coleslaw, or house salad. Mill Street Grille's selection of sandwiches and wraps covers all-American favorites such as the catfish po' boy ($6.99), the Philly steak ($7.99), and the club wrap ($6.99), while its brigade of burgers ranges in size from four sliders ($5.99) to Mill Street's Big Daddy ($9.99), a pound of meat topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato, Mill Street Grille's special sauce, and the well-wishes of concerned onlookers.
JD’s forges a lively blend of eats and live piano music for a vivacious twist on the predictable night out. As patrons wine, dine, and opine, dueling pianists take the stage, plunking out nimble ditties and popular hits in a back-and-forth battle for key-based supremacy. Guests are encouraged to sing along and dance while fueling their groove engines with draft beers, cocktails, and other liquid luxuries from JD’s fully stocked bar. Quash hunger uprisings with a snack-centric menu of morsels such as the appropriately air-drummable cheese sticks ($6.75), or ensure that one hand remains free for emergency fist pumps with a plate of paw-size mini tacos ($6.75). For Italian-based tastes, JD’s pizza menu features made-to-order disks dressed in a choice of meats, veggies, or a blank canvas of cheese ($11), with toppings arranged in the shape of Billy Joel’s head upon request. The roomy interior at JD’s allows for soulful participation from active listeners, with plenty of seating for guests more inclined to sit back and analyze the arpeggio progressions of Sweet Caroline .
From dinosaurs to demons and zombies, humans have conjured nightmares from plenty of terrifying monsters across the centuries. Within the four-story Erebus—the haunted house that doubles as mad scientist Dr. J Colbert's deadly time machine—all those frightening sights lurk beneath one roof. Setting "a high bar for Halloween entertainment," raves The Huffington Post, the former Guinness record holder for largest walk-through haunted attraction now encompasses a trail more than half a mile long.
The house's ghoulish inhabitants don't keep to themselves—mutant gorillas grab legs, corpses fly from caskets, and creatures infest a muddy swamp that visitors must trudge through. For Erebus' highpoint of horror, more than 10,000 objects cover unlucky guests who step inside the aptly named Buried Alive room. As The Macomb Daily reports, the house's 48 "time slice" cameras simultaneously snap 180-degree pictures of patrons' terrified reactions, as well as creepy clowns photobombing from every angle.
Sleek red and yellow lighting illuminates crisp, modern décor inside 7 Bar & Grill's 6,500-square-foot space, where chefs whip up sushi, sandwiches, and steakhouse fare served in a dining room, an upscale lounge with a bar, and a patio. Twosomes and foursomes peruse the eclectic menu for nigiri sushi and specialty rolls such as the Great Lake, an amalgam of spicy tuna, shrimp tempura, and barbecue eel huddling under albacore tuna. Thai cream and guacamole hike down the Asian nachos' mound of wonton chips, uniting international cuisine like soup served out of a globe's hemisphere. 7's Cajun pasta slides sausage and shrimp between ropes of fettuccine, and a sheath of sweet garlic chili glaze protects 7's salmon. While imbibing martinis during special-occasion or casual dinners, diners can saunter past 16 flat-screen TVs en route to the eatery's upscale lounge area, which reveals a 360-degree view of the main bar and fellow patrons' napkin-folding habits. 7 Bar & Grill also hosts private events, including birthdays, holiday parties, and more, for groups as small as ten or as large as 250.
O’Tooles offers a massive menu of Irish-inspired American fare, sure to please that dashing ex-Emerald Islander in your jazz aerobics class. The juicy beef tenderloin bites are char-grilled to order and served with the house horseradish sauce to properly lubricate the palate for delicious beers and bites to come ($9.99). Appetized seafarers can dive into the battered and fried calamari with two dipping sauces and lemon wedges ($7.99). Savory sandwiches and burgers, such as the corned beef or turkey and kraut- or slaw-stuffed Celtic Reuben ($8.49) or the customizable burger ($6.99) with more than 20 available toppings ($0.29–$1.29), satisfy diners' desires to hold hands with their meals in public for once. Meat enthusiasts will prefer to sharpen their incisors on hearty entrees such as the locally renowned ribs smothered in tangy barbecue sauce ($13.99–$22.99), while piscivores needn't go fishing with a bounty of flavor in each forkful of the lobster mac 'n' cheese ($12.99) or Guinness-battered fish and chips ($9.99–$13.99). Wings, salads, soups, and pizza round out the menu, ensuring that each member of your book club or fight club will emerge from the dinner satisfied and fully fed.