[Photo Essay] Young Guns 3 Dinner

April 15, 2014 by  
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We were able to beat the 9 minute sell-out deadline and grabbed a couple seats at the Young Guns dinner this past Sunday,  April 13, 2014, held at Chef Paul Grosz’s The Stand Gastro Bistro, in Birmingham.  This time around, …Continue Read…

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[Photo Essay] Brunch at Local Kitchen and Bar

April 14, 2014 by  
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Had a chance to check out Chef Jeremy Kalmus’ brunch menu at Local Kitchen and Bar. The dishes range from bacon & eggs to more ethnically driven dishes like chilaquiles and shakshuka. There are also hand crafted cocktails, good selection &#82…

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Detroit Restaurant Week

April 10, 2014 by  
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Here at the Awesome Mitten, we love Detroit Restaurant Week. We’ve featured the event before (last fall and last spring) and have also featured several of the restaurants that have[...]
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[Recipe] Super Snowpocalypse Shawarma

March 12, 2014 by  
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While people were out preparing for the fifteenth snowpocalypse of this marvelous Michigan winter by purchasing milk, eggs, bread, and other “staples,” I had something else on my mind. Shawarma. Glorious shawarma. I buy it in bulk. In Dearb…

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[Restaruant Profile] John D American Bistro Bar – Ferndale, MI

February 23, 2014 by  
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I think that it’s great to see menu changes at restaurants, especially those that are seasonally-based.  For me, it shows the balance of a chef’s creativity, while using the best ingredients for the time of year, instead of relying on …Conti…

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[Around the World] The Food of Playa Del Carmen

February 11, 2014 by  
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Heaven is a place on earth! It’s called the Rosewood Mayakoba. That is where I spent the past week, in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. I had never been to Mexico before. I guess I always thought of it as a …Continue Reading »

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[The Wine Counselor] Pairing Wine with Chocolate

February 4, 2014 by  
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Ahhh, who doesn’t love chocolate? So, what wines pair best with your favorite chocolate dessert? Well, it all depends on you, the chocolate and the wine. The following assumes your use of fine Belgian or Swiss chocolate. The most important factor &#…

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[NAIAS] Where to Eat in Detroit and Beyond…

January 13, 2014 by  
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Detroit Free Press food writer Sylvia Rector put together a list for those traveling to Detroit for the North American International Auto Show (see the list). Sadly, the list is a hodgepodge of “been there, done that” and safe choices &#823…

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[Traverse City] Indian Cooking Class at The Cooks’ House

January 12, 2014 by  
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Onion, Garlic, Ginger, Oil. These are the 4 ingredients that make up the base of any Indian curry dish. These are also the 4 ingredients that I went home smelling like today. There is something to be said about turmeric …Continue Reading »

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[Recipe] Roasted Beet Hummus

January 10, 2014 by  
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Hi world, I’m Michelle Rodriguez, 26 year old a chef/world traveler/wife/new puppy owner/bacon fanatic living in Northern Michigan. To say I like food is an understatement.  You’ll learn a lot about me through the food I cook & through th…

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