The flagship of the Andiamo family's chain of Italian restaurants throughout metropolitan Detroit, this restaurant has a showroom that brings a touch of Las Vegas to Michigan. The musical and comedy acts are targeted toward an older, middle-of-the-road audience. Headliners include the likes of the Platters, the Gaylords, Paul Anka and Don Rickles. Dinner-and-show packages and season tickets are available. The cozy restaurant features hearty, generous portions of Italian staples as well as non-traditional Milanese dishes and a huge wine list. Banquet and catering facilities are available.
Gaucho Steakhouse is a rodizio-style Brazilian restaurant. An unlimited array of broiled meats fresh off the grill are served on long skewers by gaucho-clad waiters. Varieties include bacon-wrapped chicken, lamb chops, rib eye and Portuguese sausages. The Portuguese-speaking staff give off a sense of authenticity that this place prides itself on. The decor incorporates Brazilian furnishing, elegant upholstery, contemporary art and the glamour of Rio.
This fun local hangout is a great place to spend your night. The crowd is lively, especially on Wednesdays through Saturdays, when On the Rocks features karaoke and DJs. The place exudes a fun vibe, while the paper lanterns strewn across the ceilings provide a nice touch. In addition to a full bar, On the Rocks also serves food, mainly of the standard pub variety, but it is tasty nonetheless!
The sleek, modern interiors of Wasabi serve as an appropriate setting for the menu that fuses Japanese and Korean cuisine served there. You can order a plethora of straight Japanese and Korean dishes like tempura, teriyaki, katsu, udon, kalbi and bulgogi. Wasabi also creates some of the best and freshest sushi around, in almost any form or variety you can think of. The lunch bento boxes are an especially popular option as well. Wasabi also carries an impressive selection of sakes as well as Korean liquors.
Vivio's is a neighborhood favorite. This great little dive bar serves up one heck of a bloody mary, which is appropriate, considering Vivio's mascot is a pepper holding the namesake drink. You can even purchase their popular bloody mary mix at the bar. In addition to a good selection of cocktails and beers, the food at Vivio's is top-notch pub fare as well - in particular, they offer mussels served five different ways: steamed, tomato-basil, pub-style, spicy Cajun and, of course, bloody mary.
Lazybones Smokehouse specializes in mouthwatering smoked meats and seasonal barbeque dishes. Lazybones takes the best regional BBQ styles and features a bit of all of them on the menu. Hungry diners can choose from dishes like Texas Beef Brisket, St. Louis Pork Spareribs, Kentucky BBQ Half Chicken and Carolina Pulled Pork, among others. There's much more to Lazybones' menu than just meats though, with salads, burgers, sandwiches and sides like mac and cheese, cornbread, ranch fries and collard greens.
2934 Russell Street Eastern Market Detroit, MI 48207
Tucked away in Detroit's Eastern Market is this small stand serving up pierogis with big flavor. The People's Pierogi Collective makes these delightful little Polish pillows of food with all kinds of fillings, from the traditional potato to others like spinach and artichoke or Michigan cherry. The pierogis are served with sauerkraut and caramelized onions. In a city full of pierogis, you will find the most creativity at the People's Pierogi Collective.
Look for the big green truck with the delicious smells coming from it, and you will know you've found the Green Zebra. The menu is filled with mainly American classics with a twist like Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup or a Turkey "Reuben" on a Pretzel Roll, but also has some globally influenced dishes as well like the Asian Turkey Meatball Sandwich or Fried Chicken Pita. The menu changes weekly, however, so you can find something new and delicious every time.
Phulkari Punjabi Kitchen is a hidden gem in a nondescript strip mall in Madison Heights. The budget-friendly Punjabi restaurant is well known for its fantastic thalis, a version of a combo plate with a three main dishes, rice, a choice of flatbread, several sides and a dessert. With such great prices throughout the menu, make sure to try some of their chaat dishes, typical Indian street food snacks.
Amar Pizza isn't you ordinary, average pizzeria and neither are its pizzas. Having been featured on Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods," you can be sure that whatever you order will be out of the ordinary. While you can get the more traditional toppings and combinations, it would be a shame to miss out of the Amar originals. Creative pizzas range from the Gyro Pizza topped with gyro meat, tomatoes, onions and cucumber sauce, to the Tandoori Pizza with tandoori chicken breast, cheese, red onion and special tandoori sauce to the super adveturous Dry Fish Pizza with dried shrimp, roasted garlic, onions, cilantro and spicy fish paste sauce. If you love spice, make sure you try the Ghost Pepper Pizza topped with the spiciest peppers in the world.
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