With its arched porticoes and open hearth, Rossini’s Restaurant recalls the main room of a rustic Italian lodge. It’s a testament to founder Amalia Rossini’s mission to replicate the warmth she enjoyed at her family homestead in the Friuli region of Italy. More than 60 years since the restaurant’s opening, Chef Ed Prelaz upholds Amalia Rossini’s legacy, drawing upon her family recipes to create a menu of classic Italian dishes. He tosses linguine in housemade meat sauce and marinates meats in extra-virgin olive oil and herbs. Additionally, he enhances seafood with gourmet flourishes such as mandarin butter and lemoncello olive oil. Rossini’s Restaurant also features an extensive list of international wines, and servers are happy to recommend wines that pair well with certain dishes or stark white shirts.
The Main Grill and Ale House's menu lists deep-fried dill pickles next to herb-encrusted brie—a juxtaposition exemplary of the restaurant’s focus: pub favourites and gourmet grill cuisine. Diverse as those influences may be, everything the chefs churn out is unified by elevated preparation and local inspiration. Their take on meat loaf, for instance, involves Black Angus beef, and they load mac ‘n’ cheese with Cajun-spiced grilled chicken and cheddar-ale sauce before baking it with more cheese and a bread-crumb topping. Their avocado-cucumber sauce and watermelon-jalapeño salsa top the Cajun-seared blackened salmon, cooling patrons’ tongues so it doesn’t accidentally trigger their mouths’ smoke detectors.
The restaurant’s rustic hardwood floor carries sleek black tables set with linen napkins, and black-and-white photographs adorn its exposed-brick walls. Indeed, the atmosphere follows suit with the menu's diversity. At one table, a group of friends might be chowing on housemade half-pound burgers and washing everything down with craft brews, while at the next, glasses of wine might accompany chicken diane with roasted garlic and leek-cream sauce.
If dining out doesn't fit your time frame, stop by Wimpys Place for a quick cafe snack.
With its kid-friendly vibe, this restaurant is a great spot for families to chow down.
During the summer months, don't miss out on Wimpys Place's outdoor patio seating.
Your large group can all sit together at Wimpys Place.
Take it nice and easy at Wimpys Place, where casual dress is the rule of the day.
Impress the patrons at your next gathering by calling in Wimpys Place for catering.
If time is of the essence, this restaurant's take-out option may be a better fit.
For patrons' convenience, nearby parking is readily available.
Wimpys Place offers parking for all diners, including those who travel by bike.
If you can't make it in the morning, try Wimpys Place for lunch or dinner.
It's definitely time you paid Wimpys Place a visit for their tasty lunch selections.
About an hour south of Windsor on the shore of Lake Erie, housed behind the bright red exterior and shaded porch of a historic 1880s home, chefs plate American-style pub cuisine. Servers create natural pairings of burgers and hearty entrees with local wines and craft brews. Upstairs, three guest rooms welcome visitors with feather duvet-topped queen beds, fireplaces, and Jacuzzi bathtubs. And only a few blocks away at the new Lil’ Heart & Soul Inn 136 on Mill, four more guest rooms in a turn-of-the-century home at the end of a quiet tree-lined street await overnight patrons—all outfitted with private baths.
The first indication that the nachos at Ian’s Wrap Shack & Nachos are different from those at your standard corner pub: cooks craft tortilla chips from scratch every day. These chips form the base for generous nacho plates, which are topped with crisp veggies, hearty meats, and house-made sauces. In fact, just about everything here is made in-house, including the pulled pork and chili, both of which make their way onto nachos as well as tacos, quesadillas, and poutines. In addition to proteins diners can choose from a long list traditional toppings to decorate their nachos, as well as unusual accoutrements such as pineapple, and cactus.
At Bush's Restaurant, you can enjoy a classic American burger or sandwich.
Drivers can find parking right by the restaurant, so don't forget your car keys.
Prices at Bush's Restaurant are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
The friendly staff at Bush's Restaurant are ready and waiting to cook and serve your favorite American meal.
When you need an American restaurant that is sure to impress, come to the highly-rated Bush's Restaurant.
Detroit’s urban-farming organizations believe in treating the city as an ecosystem, nurturing the bond between community gardens, downtown Detroit restaurants, and residents. By supporting the development of agriculture in blighted areas, these groups hope to create jobs and deepen individuals’ connections to the foods they eat.
Here’s a look at five urban-farming organizations and some of the restaurants that support their causes.
ACREIn a nutshell: The farm harvests more than 30 kinds of fruits and vegetables, specializing in growing rare heirloom varieties such as the cosmic purple carrot and the moon and stars watermelon.Restaurant partner: Astro Coffee uses some of ACRE’s organic produce to make its baked goods and sandwiches whenever possible.
In a nutshell: This 2-acre organic farm in Rouge Park was founded by the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network and grows crops including kale and tomatoes.Restaurant partner: In addition to buying D-Town Farm’s produce, Colors–Detroit supports the farm’s mission of empowerment by hiring unemployed community residents, providing valuable restaurant job training and work experience.Food FieldIn a nutshell: Situated on the site of the abandoned Peck Elementary School, the 4-acre Food Field features rows of sprouting vegetables, a fruit orchard, more than 50 egg-laying hens, honeybees, and a pond stocked with catfish and bluegill.Restaurant partner: Brooklyn Street Local supports its community while creating the smallest possible environmental footprint. To accomplish both goals, chefs use ingredients from urban farms, including Food Field, when preparing poutine, vegan breakfast scrambles, and other healthy comfort foods.Green Toe GardensIn a nutshell: Green Toe Gardens has created 100 beehives in urban farms, community gardens, and yards across the city and the inner-ring suburbs. Neighbors learn to harvest pure, raw honey and beeswax.Restaurant partner: The unpretentious diner-style menu at Rose’s Fine Food distinguishes itself by spotlighting ingredients from local producers and urban farms such as Green Toe Gardens.RecoveryPark FarmsIn a nutshell: RecoveryPark Farms transforms blighted areas into urban farmland. The ultimate goal is to create permanent jobs while supplying local restaurants with farm-fresh produce and helping residents become even more invested in their neighborhoods.Restaurant partner: Local flavors matter at Selden Standard. Just like at many of the best restaurants in Detroit, menus change regularly as chefs discover new and exciting ingredients from nearby farmers, ranchers, and artisans.Photo: IMG_1311.JPG by mercedesfromtheeighties under CC BY-SA 2.0.