Monday, October 30, 2006

Lansing, MI - Have you had a chance to check out Media Noche? This is another sandwich from Tropical Cafe called the Miami. I don't think it was as good as the Media Noche, but it was still very very good. Pork, lettuce and swiss, MMMMM. It's good. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Birmingham, MI - Well, this is the Italian feast for the evening at Bucca Di Peppos. The meal started with artichoke dip that comes with chips they make there. It's mouth watering. Then we got Ravioli AL Pomodoro. It's cheese ravioli with fresh homemade marinara sauce. By the way, I loved the marinara. Lastly, we had chocolate canolis. Lets see, there wasn't a part of dinner that I didn't like. The canolis really help finish off the evening. Everything is served family style, so you get some huge portions. This meal is a vegetarians delight! Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy, I know you will.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Birmingham, MI - So, is this breakfast or desert? Does it matter? This is suppose to be breakfast, but man, it's two in one. It's called the German Boy from the Original Pancake House. It was one big pancake (I'm sure with lots of butter, because of how wonderful it tasted) and covered in powdered sugar. To make sure you have enough, they even bring out a side of MORE powdered sugar. It also comes with some lemon wedges to squeeze on it of you like. It gives it even more flavor, help to calm down the sweetness and add a small citrus flavor. The point of the story, no matter the time of the day, it's a great meal! Enjoy.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Lansing, MI - Do you like Cuban food? This sandwich is called a Media Noche (midnight sandwich) and it is from Tropical Cafe. It's a tiny tiny little restaurant that is really hard to find, but they make everything from scratch there. The sandwich is awesome, you'll want to eat two of them, but you'll be full after the first. It's typically a pork sandwich with I believe swiss cheese and pickles. Then it is grilled and flattened. It's fantastic! If you can, get one with a side of black beans and rice and you'll be all set! Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Lansing, MI - This was a great find in Lansing. The restaurant is called Mediterranean. The dish is called Cevapi, which is a Balkan dish. This was a great dish! If you've had any yugo sausage, this was great. The spices are very different and unique to its own. It comes with onions, fresh pita and a dipping sauce. GET it if you have a chance. It's out of this world. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Lansing, MI - I'm always looking for a small, quaint, little breakfast place where you can get specialty breakfasts. I found one in Lansing called the Korner Kitchen. This is their veggie skillet. It doesn't look it, but there's enough food! It has two eggs your style, cheddar cheese, hashbrowns, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, onions, green pepper, and comes with toast. It's probably not the healthiest breakfast, but it's a good one! Enjoy!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Lansing, MI - When fall approaches, some cities have one of my favorite festivals, chili cook offs. This year, Lansing did a chili cook off along the river trail with over 40 restaurants offering their chili. Here are four samples from the festival. I had some mild ones and I even had one that was so hot, I couldn't finish it and I love spicy food. So, you can imagine how hot it was. The top two were very good and they were presented well, some fritos or corn ships. One of my favorites was from Mitchells Fish Market that was a seafood chili with wasabi sauce on top. That is the second to last picture. It was very good and the wasabi sauce complimented it very well. The last picture was a vegetarian chili that was delicious. They had about ten to fifteen vegetarian restaurants, so if you're a vegetarian, don't avoid the festival. So, if you get a chance to go to a cook off, take your appetite and don't burn your taste buds too much. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

East Lansing, MI - This is a huge bowl of soup. HUGE! It is a Vietnamese dish called Pho from a restaurant called Asian House. I think they have the best Vietnamese in East Lansing. It is authentic, delicious, and the portions are huge. So, Pho is a soup; beef broth, large noodles, cucumbers, green onions, and thinly sliced beef. Bean sprouts and mint leaves come on the side for you to add to your liking. It also has two types of sauces that come on the side for you to add, which are hoisen sauce and a hot sauce. Add the hoisen and hot sauce to your preference. The hoisen sauce is a sweet one, so it is very very good. After you combine it all, the soup is superb! Enjoy!!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

East Lansing, MI - Do you like Korean? This is bulgogi from Korea House, which comes with rice, dumplings, and some sides. It's very traditional for Korean food to have small sides that you would eat with your food. In this picture, you can see pickled turnips and bean sprouts. The meat is sauteed thin slices of beef. When you walk away, you'll be very full and you'll be happy to tried this because it's so good! Enjoy!

Monday, October 09, 2006

East Lansing, MI - So, when you go to East Lansing and you want to get some excellent Korean or Japanese food, try Korea House. In the last two or so years, they expanded to include sushi, which has been very tasty. This is Salmon, Eal, and California Rolls. It's fresh, fast, and so so good. Enjoy.

Detroit, MI - If you live in the Detroit area, there's no escaping one thing in the news; The Detroit Tigers in the second series of the playoffs! Well, when you go to the ballpark, the Ballpark Frank is a staple. This frank here is Comerica Park during their regular winning season. Don't worry, this Friday I'll get another one during their post season success. Oh, ballpark franks, MMMM! I'll bet they taste even better during post season. :) Enjoy!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Birmingham, MI - This is what's called, a desert you'll never forget. It is Chocolate Mousse Semifreddo from the 220 Restaurant. I had already started eating mine, so I had to take a picture of Pooja's, my friend. It's a huge portion of Chocolate Mousse, caramel topping, and raspberry sauce. This was better than the last desert, but it was very rich and sweet. Compared to the last desert, the cream puff, it was much sweeter, so it worked out well going back and forth with this desert and the other. By itself, it may be too much and you might not finish it. Who am I kidding, just eat the whole thing. The Mousse looked so good that when it arrived, you immediately started salivating. Eating it, was orgasmic! ENJOY!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Birmingham, MI - This may have been the desert of all deserts. It's a pistachio cream puff from the 220 Restaurant in Birmingham MI. Can I give you one piece of advice, GET IT! This was delicious. Have I mentioned how delicious this was! :) It was a cream puff with pistachio ice cream, hot chocolate syrup, powdered sugar, and a few pistachios as an additional topping. Surprising, it wasn't an overly sweet desert. The pistachio helped to calm the sweetness to make it a full experience. ENJOY!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Birmingham, MI - After moving to Birmingham, I had to seek out new Thai restaurants. Well, there is a very good place called Bankok Bistro that helped satisfy my yerning for Thai food. This is Pad Thai and it was delicious. Just like the others, it's a noodle dish, in this case with tofu (but you can get meat if you wish), in a peanut sauce. They have a whole menu for me to try! :) Enjoy!