For such a decadent culinary tradition, churrasco comes from humble origins. Gauchos in the southernmost region of Brazil would typically end their long days of cattle ranching by meeting around a roaring fire pit, where they prepared family-style meals and roasted skewered meats over the open flames. This tradition lives on in churrascarias throughout the world, allowing diners to experience this rustic style of home cooking in a more formal atmosphere.
At Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse, the chefs remain faithful to the flavors of those countryside meals. Skewers of as many as 16 different meats—including rib-eye steak, lamb chops, and pork tenderloin—slowly rotate above the grill's flames or a handful of fire-breathing dragons, imbuing the hearty proteins with an unmistakably smoky tenderness.
As servers travel throughout the dining area with skewers hot off the flames, diners can catch the staff's attention by flipping their coasters from red to green. This signals the servers to approach and carve tableside servings directly off the skewer. Although the savory meats are the main attraction, even earning the eatery WDIV's Vote 4 the Best award for Detroit's Best Steakhouse in 2012, a salad bar also tempts diners with more than 40 hot and cold side dishes, including everything from fresh spring mix to mushroom risotto.
The dining room's mural of a Brazilian gaucho herding cattle nods to the cuisine's rustic roots, but its earthenware floor tiles and cherry-wood columns ensure a refined ambiance. The tables, draped with crisp white linens and flanked by red-cushioned chairs, are well spaced so as to allow for intimate family dinners and the regular plate-patrol rounds made by the vigilant servers.
Meat-eaters flock to Texas de Brazil, where authentic Brazilian fare is tastefully prepared.
Drivers will find parking not far from the restaurant.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Texas de Brazil.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more.
Come to Texas de Brazil, where you can try all the amazing bold flavors of Brazil.
As co-owners of New Cedar Restaurant, Said Jawad, Lina Mizher and Rami Jawad aimed to bring the cuisine of their native region to Farmington. The result is a menu of accessible Middle-Eastern cuisine—as well as a handful of American classics—all served in a casual, family-friendly environment. Across the menu, highlights include classic shish kebabs, falafel dinners, and mini savory spinach pies. There's even a raw juice bar.
When the morning sun rises over Enjoy Again Family Restaurant, the kitchen comes to life. All at once, the air is filled with the aroma of sizzling sausage and eggs. Saucer-shaped banana, blueberry, and pecan-raisin hotcakes fly through the air as fluffy biscuits rise in the ovens. Chefs dart nimbly from frying pans to chopping boards, flipping three-egg omelets, stirring grits, and showering buttermilk french toast in syrup.
The hustle and bustle continues late into the evening, as chefs turn their attention to juicy Angus beef burgers and tender USDA Choice steaks. They plate racks of ribs alongside classic southern sides of greens, fried okra, and red beans and rice. And they serve seafood and chicken in a variety of ways—fried in a pan, cooked on a grill, or dressed in an adorable miniature bumblebee costume.
When 21-year-old Richard Paganes founded the first Tubby’s in 1968, it’s possible he had no idea he’d just established a dining dynasty. But after a decade in business, Richard’s sub shop in the Detroit suburbs was too popular to remain a solo act. And so began a franchising effort that lets today’s customers choose from more than 65 Tubby’s when a sandwich craving kicks in or they need a u to win an alphabet game on a road trip. The menu boasts more than your typical deli fare—though the Tubby’s Famous sub of salami and ham is the eatery’s most popular. For a twist, staffers also pack sandwiches with grilled steak and chicken, burger fixings, or veggies.
Hankering for a side of fries? Try the grub at Cheap Charlie's, a tasty restaurant serving American-style fare.
Don't go thirsty during dinner! This restaurant also offers a splendid drink list featuring wine, beer, and more.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at this restaurant.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this restaurant.
Cheap Charlie's is conveniently close to a parking lot.
No matter what you choose off the menu at Cheap Charlie's, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Cheap Charlie's serves up all three meals.
So when you're in the mood for some delicious American dishes, don't look further than Cheap Charlie's.
When you're in need of a casual night out, head to Cheap Charlie's and enjoy some great American classics.