In woks at Bangkok Cuisine, snow peas, shrimp, napa cabbage, and scallops sizzle in a symphony of familiar sounds and tasty smells. Prepared by a chef with over 25 years of experience in Thai cooking, ingredients indigenous to Southeast Asia mingle in traditional Thai dishes, which also draw on the culinary traditions of the country?s neighbors. Catfish fillets marinate before chefs cover them in breading and garlic sauce, and shrimp, scallops, and squid evoke Thailand?s palm-tree-sprinkled coast. Chefs tailor each dish?s spiciness to individual palates, delighting daring diners with thai peppers that can taste mild or hotter than two astronauts making out on the surface of Venus. Fusion dishes include Chinese staples such as sweet ?n? sour sauce.
Piepers Pies plies empty stomachs with a menu of fresh salads, organic soups, and handheld savory pies made from natural ingredients without trans fat or MSG. Hurried hungers can select from 13 quickly prepared breakfast and all-day pie varieties, such as bacon, eggs, and cheese, original beef, spinach and cheese, or traditional chicken quesadilla ($3.39 each). Diners can offset the flaky stuffed-crust eats with the crisp crunch of a fresh salad, such as house vineyard, greek isle, or caesar roma ($5.29 each), while vegan garden-vegetable, homestyle chili, or chicken noodle soups drown landlubber tongues ($3.19 each). Piepers sweetie pies, with fillings of cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnut, cap off meals more sweetly than a cupcake doffing his frosting ($1.99).
Since the first Fuddruckers opened its doors in 1980, the eatery has unabashedly proclaimed its signature sandwich to be the world's greatest hamburger. Thirty years and 140 franchised stores later lend some real weight to that claim. Using 100% USDA all-American premium cut beef, freshly baked buns, and a garden's worth of crispy vegetables on each burger, Fuddruckers has revolutionized the hamburger in North, Central, and South America. Their menu also includes a slew of specialty burgers that have undeniably shunned the beaten path, with beef substitutes that include buffalo burgers. Furthermore, cooks can accompany these edible masterpieces with a hot batch of cooked-to-order fries.
Waiting in the wings stands a supporting cast of American mainstays, including their hand-blended milkshake and the hot dogzilla, and families tuck into the classic drive-in delights alongside a host of arcade games and sports memorabilia as classic tunes play over loudspeakers.
For the culinary team at Loya Organic, the final dish is only half the story. The other half lies in where that dish's ingredients come from—namely, the farms across Michigan that grow grass-fed lamb and beef, naturally raised chicken, and organic vegetables.
Loya’s chefs use these meats and produce to create traditional Middle-Eastern specialties in an open kitchen. Their meals—which include chicken and lamb kebabs marinated in lime and garlic—may be served quickly. Across the menu, you'll find nutritious items such as lentil patties and spinach pies, both of which also happen to be vegetarian. Organic root beer, chai tea, and other natural beverages complement the food, and the staff maintains a cozy dining room by decorating its walls with Middle-Eastern artworks and sweeping the desert sands from its floors.
A spiked, oxidized green crown juts into the air above The Liberty Bar, wherein diverse revelers can share laughs over beers and snack on burgers and paninis. A list of over fifty brews complements refined pub dishes, such as the bruschetta burger, goat chevre and walnut baguette sandwiches, or plates of cheese, olives, or charcuterie. Regulars flock to the Liberty for karaoke, euchre night, or special live entertainment events, where dancers dress as sexy cowboys, sexy firemen, or sexy tax collectors.
The glass pastry case inside Buckner's: A Dessert Cafe holds an assortment of sweets crafted by bakers across Metro Detroit. Patrons can savor forkfuls of cheesecake and pie, nibble cupcakes and brownies, or lick scoops of Ashby's ice cream instead of their neighbors’ earlobes. Pours of coffee, hot chocolate, and tea pair well with the café's treats.