Rois Savvides fell in love at first sight in 1985. After meeting Nathalie in the library of Eastern Michigan University, he used every bit of his charm to impress her, but she remained unswayed by his lovelorn advances. Rois had a flash of inspiration on Valentine's Day, though. He spent the evening baking and arrived at her doorstep holding a heart-shaped pizza with pesto, shrimp, and the words "I love you" spelled out in goat cheese. She rewarded him with a kiss and, soon after, a first date at the Tower Inn Cafe. Years later, the now-married couple decided to purchase that restaurant, ensuring that it remains as important to them now as it was when they first met.
Given the warm-hearted story behind its owners, Tower Inn's menu of feel-good comfort food is even more fitting. The cooks forge a number of traditional Mediterranean and American recipes, grilling half-pound burger patties, slicing gyro meat, and ladling marinara or bolognese sauce over the four-cheese lasagna. Before sliding pizzas into a stone oven, they load the pies with ingredients from their selection of 13 meats and 19 vegetables, which includes premium toppings of sun-dried tomatoes, fried chicken, and rare baseball cards.
Temptations' accomplished founders and chefs are striving to create the first national Indian food chain in an effort to make fresh, all-natural Indian fare accessible everywhere in the country. The chefs prepare vegan and vegetarian options nightly, such as the bhindi dopiaza's tomato-smattered okra, and clay ovens churn out grilled dishes, such as murg tikka masala or tandoori chicken. Temptations also fills environmentally friendly boxes with portions of its food on college campuses, and the chefs spread their knowledge of Indian cuisine in cooking classes.
Sunlight streaks through large windows in Temptations' dining room as diners scarf down healthy Indian feasts beneath exposed-ductwork ceilings and soft orange lights. Live music fills the air on weekend nights, with sitars, world music, and kazoo symphonies typifying the sounds. Belly dancers have been known to take to the floors as well, captivating patrons with their hypnotizing hip undulations.
When Food Network was searching for an indulgence to add to its Top Five program, a visit to Bomber Restaurant was a no-brainer. The draw was the eatery's famous Bomber Breakfast?four eggs, one pound of potatoes, and one pound of meat?the ingestion of which quells even the biggest appetites. Though not as massive, the rest of Bomber's breakfast options certainly cater to heartier appetites as well. Dishes range from skillets of layered American fries topped with bacon and cheese to "nature lovers" pancakes chock-full of blueberries, raspberries, and pecans, rather than just fallen leaves.
Besides breakfast, Bomber's cooks whip lunchtime treats ranging from reuben sandwiches to 1/4-pound hot dogs wrapped in bacon and deep-fried. These veritable feasts unfold inside a cozy dining room adorned with military memorabilia that recalls the restaurant's name, including historic photographs and 24 model planes hanging from the ceiling.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Pita Pita in Ypsilanti will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
Low-fat is one factor and amazing taste is another. Come see which wins out at Pita Pita.
With its kid-friendly vibe, Pita Pita is a great spot for families to chow down.
Whether you have a large or small group, Pita Pita can accommodate both.
No need to gussy up for a trip to Pita Pita, where patrons dress for comfort and fun.
Delivery and take out are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Call Pita Pita for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Pita Pita is centrally located near many parking lot options.
Chow down at Pita Pita without blowing your budget — meals here usually cost less than $15.
Pita Pita has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
For a tasty mix of Asian flavors and a laid-back vibe, Ypsilanti's Asia City Restaurant is the place to go.
Calories take a backseat at Asia City Restaurant, where low-fat anything is barred from the menu.
Bring the whole family to Asia City Restaurant, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Asia City Restaurant is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups.
Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Asia City Restaurant — casually-dressed diners are the norm here.
The restaurant has catering services as well.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go.
A nearby parking lot is readily available for Asia City Restaurant's diners.
Asia City Restaurant's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Discover the culture and cuisine of Vietnam at Dalat.
Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Dalat.
The drink list at Dalat has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Have a few picky young eaters in the family? Not a problem at Dalat, where the food and ambience are perfect for family dining.
If time is of the essence, Dalat's take-out option may be a better fit.
Impress the guests at your next gathering by calling in Dalat for catering.
Both street parking and lot parking are available near Dalat.
Dalat's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Your bill at Dalat will rarely go over $15, so you can really indulge!
You can stop by at practically any time, since Dalat serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.