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  1. Portofino

    July 5, 2011 Ashleigh

    Portofino is an Italian Restaurant on the Detroit River. Portofino is an area landmark and has been serving customers for over 30 years! They have a main dining room as well as a seasonal patio, all-season deck, and several banquet rooms. Portofino also offers theme dinners and cruises down the river.

    We walked in and were asked if we wanted to sit outside or inside. I was glad we chose inside because it was over 90 degrees out and the outside tables do not have umbrellas, so the diners out there had the hot sun beating down on them. We were seated immediately at a table by the window, looking out at the river. From our table I  had a great view of the Detroit skyline in the distance. The staff seemed friendly but I would say they were overstaffed. There were three people at the hostess stand and a group of 3 or 4 servers stood in a group, chatting on the patio. Our server was very attentive. Soon after we sat down, she came by for our drink orders and quickly brought out our selections.

    The menu is broken up into Antipasto (appetizers), Insalata (salads), Pranzo (sandwiches served with fries), Pasta, Pesce (seafood), Pollo (chicken), Carne di Vitello (veal), and Carne (meat).  They also have separate beer, wine, and banquet menus.

    Its important to note that all entrees come with a salad, rolls, and the chef’s daily starch and vegetable. The salad has lettuce, red onions, grape tomatoes, and dried cranberries. I ordered ranch dressing which does not go good with dried cranberries. Keep this in mind because the salad is not described on the menu. The rolls were served warm and were very light and buttery. When I visited, the starch was mashed potatoes and the vegetable was zucchini and carrots. The mashed potatoes were made from real potatoes and were light and fluffy. The vegetables were a nice texture and had a savory, butter taste.

    I decided to order out of my comfort zone and try the Shrimp and Crab Cakes which was served with a whole grain mustard aioli. I was served two cakes, each about the size of a fist, that were drizzled with the delicious mustard sauce. The shrimp added a firmer texture to the crab cakes that made this dish so delicious! The shrimp and crab mixed together so perfectly that I did not want it to end!

    We also had the Chicken Parmesan that was served with a side of spaghetti and the vegetables. It was quite good but there was not enough cheese. I was really hoping for some DeLuca’s style smothered Chicken Parmesan and this was just not it. From the two entrees I had, it seemed like the seafood was the real winner and the Italian was secondary.

    When we finished our entrees, our server told us their dessert selections. That day they had cannolis, creme brulee, and chocolate lava cake. If you ask, they also have vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. I was tempted by the creme brulee but decided to try the chocolate lava cake which is a warm chocolate cake filled with chocolate sauce and covered with cherries. Lava it was! The cake came out steaming! It was a very chocolaty and pretty much exactly what I was expecting.

    Overall, I would definitely go back to Portofino! If you are a seafood eater, try one of the many seafood selections and if not they have many other options as well! The views from the restaurant are absolutely beautiful and if its not too hot outside, the views from the patio can only be better!

    Portofino is located on the Detroit River at 3455 Biddle Ave in Wyandotte! To learn more about Portofino (the restaurant and the history) visit portofinoontheriver.com. You can also find them on Twitter and Facebook.

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  2. Morsels

    May 29, 2011 Ashleigh

    Morsels is a bite-sized bakery in Traverse City and while their desserts are bite-sized, the interior of this restaurant is bite-sized too. When we got there, there were probably five other people and it was crowded. The girl working told us she was busy and asked us to wait by the Morsels (which are on shelves directly across from the door).

    While she finished what she was doing we browsed the morsels. They have everything from chocolate chip cookies to a cheddar cheese biscuit and everything has a unique name. Some are named for celebrities that have been in the store such as Audrey Niffenegger (author of The Time Traveler’s Wife). They even have morsels for your dog!

    Our Morsels
    I tried the Devil’s in the Details (cream filled chocolate cake with a dark chocolate ganache) and Seventh Heaven (seven layer bar with graham cracker, coconut, butterscotch, pecan, and chocolate) . My fiancée tried the Velvet and Satin (red velvet cake with cream cheese icing) and Lemon Mellow (Lemon Cake with Vanilla icing). I also tried one of their coffee drinks, the Boston Latte which was a latte with honey and it was served with a nice leaf-design on the top.

    I LOVED the Seventh Heaven, it there were so many flavors in such a little package! The Devil’s in the Details was nothing special (and that’s coming from a chocolate addict). It was a small little chocolate cupcake. My fiancée liked the Lemon Mellow (although I don’t see it on their website). It had a nice lemon flavor but wasn’t too strong. He wasn’t impressed with the Velvet and Satin. He said it just tasted like yellow cake, not like some red velvet cakes that have a hint of chocolate. I was kind of surprised that the small latte was only 8 ounces, but honestly that’s all I needed at the time. It was nice, not bitter, and the right amount of honey.

    My only complaint is that the need a bigger store and a quicker coffee prep. We were the only ones with a coffee order and it took over 5 minutes. For a store that specializes in coffee, I expected it to be quicker.

    I will definitely be back here! I just think this is a great idea! Bite-sized treats at a reasonable price and a great selection. The coffee was competitively priced as well (cheaper that Starbucks, that’s for sure) and tasted good. I would skip the Devil’s in the Details and the Velvet and Satin and try the Something to Wine About (made to pair with a certain wine) and Espresso Yourself (chocolate cake with Mocha frosting)!

    You can even order Morsels online to be delivered to your house! Check out morselsbakery.com. Morsels is located at 104 Cass Street, right at Cass and Front Street in Traverse City.

    Morsels on Urbanspoon


  3. Xiao

    May 4, 2011 Ashleigh

    Xiao (pronouced “she-ow”) is a new Chinese restaurant in Lansing. The interior is painted in red and is very contemporary. On the back wall is a giant Buddha surrounded by pillars with various Chinese phrases on them from happiness to sorrow. The restaurant is very small with probably 15 tables, not including the bar.
    Xiao

    Xiao

    We got there around 5:30 and there were probably three other groups in the restaurant. The hostess was dressed in a Kimono and quickly seated us. Our waiter was admittedly new but very friendly.

    The menu is broken up into starters, salad & soup, rice & noodles, entrees, al a carte, and dessert.

    We started with iced teas to drink and, this might seem like an odd thing to say but I am kind of a connoisseur of iced tea, this iced tea was AMAZING! It was crystal clear and very smooth. If you are an iced tea drinker, get this iced tea!
    Iced Tea

    We decided to get an appetizer since we were there during happy hour and appetizers are 30% off (although I don’t see this anywhere on the website. I would check with your server if you are interested in this promotion). We went with the pot stickers which are filled with pork and vegetables and served with a soy-ginger dipping sauce. These were delicious! My only complaint is that there weren’t enough of them!
    Potstickers

    All dishes at Xiao come with an assortment of dipping sauces. The one on the top is a sweet and sour sauce, which is AMAZING! The middle one was hot & hour sauce and the third was a house specialty that the server explained was sweet and zesty.
    Dipping Sauces

    Entrees also come with a side salad, which kind of surprised me. You don’t often get a salad at a Chinese restaurant. The dressing was very watered down. It wasn’t the thick ginger dressing I expected.
    Salad

    For my entree, I ordered the garlic chicken. The garlic chicken is sauteed with cucumbers, baby carrot, and red and yellow peppers. It was a very bland dish and as for garlic, I didn’t taste it…I mean the dish was Ok, it didn’t blow me away, though.
    Mandarin Chicken

    My dining companion ordered the Mandarin Chicken which is stir-fried chicken with pea pods and baby corn in a sake brown sauce. This was also very mild…you couldn’t taste the mandarin at all.
    Garlic Chicken

    When I say these dishes were bland, we thought the waiter had given us the wrong dishes. If you think garlic chicken is mandarin chicken, I say that’s a problem. As I mentioned, the sweet & sour dipping sauce was AMAZING! I wish I would’ve gotten the sweet & sour chicken.

    Its also important to note that these dishes are not inexpensive. This restaurant is presented as a high-end Chinese restaurant and the prices reflect that.

    Overall, Xiao is a high-end Chinese restaurant with a contemporary, red decor. The potstickers were delectable and the iced tea was smooth and perfect! The entrees and salad, on the other hand were bland and nothing special. If you want to check out this restaurant, go during happy hour, get some drinks and a couple appetizers, skip the entrees.

    Xiao is located at 3415 East Saginaw in Lansing, across from Frandor, near Walgreens. You can visit Xiao on the web at Xiaochinagrille.com.


  4. San Chez Bistro

    April 2, 2011 Ashleigh

    San Chez is a Tapas Bistro located in downtown Grand Rapids. The interior is nicely decorated with mosaic tiles and bright artwork.  One wall of the restaurant has big windows overlooking the city streets where you can people watch. There is also a loft area that I did not go up, but looked just as nice as everywhere else. I should mention that they offer “tweet ahead seating” where they will save you a table if you tweet the time you’ll arrive to @scbhost (Tuesday through Thursday after 6 pm and Friday and Saturday after 4 pm).

    When we walked in, we were quickly greeted by a smiling hostess who took us to our table and explained how tapas works and what the different menus are for. Not long after we were seated our server arrived to take our drink orders and explained that it was happy hour until six so all drinks were $1 off per glass or $3 off per pitcher.

    We decided to get a pitcher of the mixed (white wine and red wine) sangria. I love Sangria and this was delicious! Each glass had a lemon and orange slice in it that added a little something to the drink.

    While we looked over the menu our server brought out some bread with salsa verde, which is oil, parsley, and pepper flakes. The salsa verde had a very unique flavor…I’m pretty sure there was cumin in it. It was really good! I could have just eaten a couple loaves of this for my meal and been quite content!

    The menu is broken down into Entremeses (appetizers), Sopa (soups), Ensalada (salads), Vegetariano (vegetarian tapas), Del Mar (from the sea), Carne (meat tapas), Paella (rice casseroles), and Posta (desserts). It is important to note, if you are not familiar with tapas, that everything comes in appetizer-sized portions and are meant to be shared.

    We began with the Ensalada de Casa (house salad)  which came with organic greens, Manchego cheese, onion, pimentos, and a mango dressing. Let me tell you, when I took my first bite of this salad, I literally moaned. The dressing was delicious! It was light and fruity and really complimented the greens and cheese in the salad. I highly recommend trying this dish (and at $7.95 it is the most inexpensive item under the Ensalada column)!

    Our next dish was the Bistec de lom (under the label, Carne), which is described as beef tenderloin cooked medium-rare, with saffron onions and a blueberry demi-glace. I would have never thought to put blueberries and steak together but once again, with the saffron onions, the flavors complimented eachother perfectly and the meat was so tender it practically melted in your mouth!  Yum, I want another one right now! The down side to this item was the price. It is $12.99 and was about the size of a teacup (I don’t know the weight of it). It was about the right size for the two of us, but if I had to split this with three or more people I would’ve been sad to see so much of it go.

    We ended with the Paella verdura, which is a rice dish cooked in a cast-iron skillet over an open flame with portobella mushrooms, artichoke heart, tomato, pimentos, peas, spinach, onion, garlic, and served with a wedge of lemon. I had never had paella before so this was a new experience for me. When it was brought to our table, the server explained the origins of the dish (and I have to be honest, at this point the sangria was kicking in, so I don’t remember what he said…if you ever go to San Chez, order it and they will explain it to you)

    The Paella was…interesting. The smokiness from the wood firing was very strong and in many bites overpowered the taste of the food. I don’t want to say it was bad, I think I just may not have the taste for it. If you’re with a big enough group, try it and see for yourself.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this restaurant. The atmosphere was great, the servers were friendly, and the food was unique and very tasty. I can’t recommend the Ensalada de Casa and the Bistec de lom enough. It you’re with a bit group, think about getting two. Try the Paella if you want to be adventurous or have a big enough group that you would only get a taste (and that would be a pretty big group…probably 5 or more). And don’t let the adventurous menu scare you, we saw several kids in the restaurant and they found something to eat and left happy!

    San Chez Bistro is located at 38 Fulton Street in Downtown Grand Rapids. In the same building is San Chez Café which is open for breakfast and lunch. The menus for both the Bistro and Café can be found on their website.

    San Chez a Tapas Bistro on Urbanspoon


  5. Boomtown

    March 5, 2011 Ashleigh

    Boomtown in the Green Oak Village Place mall has a very modern interior.and is dimly lit (and I’m pretty sure at one point when we were there, the lights dimmed). I have to mention the music in this restaurant. They played the STRANGEST variety of music from Katy Perry to Chumbawamba. The interior of this restaurant seems to be geared towards young people and those who want to have some drinks.

    The menu has a large “pub fare” section, pasta, burgers, soups, chopped salads, rotisserie & chicken, pizzas, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages. We went on a Monday and Monday is half-off burger day, so we all got burgers.

    The burgers at Boomtown are kind of confusing. You start with either a sirloin burger or a turkey burger ($10 and $9 respectively) seasoned with salt & pepper, garlic & herb, bbq seasoning, or Cajun seasoning.. Then you can add cheese for $1. The choices are mozzarella, cheddar, gorgonzola, or grana padana. You can also add bacon, avocado, mushrooms, and prosciutto for $2 each. In my opinion, these prices are ridiculous! A plain burger for $10? Really?

    I ordered a garlic & herb turkey burger with gorgonzola and prosciutto (I would not have paid full price for all this, that’s for sure). The waitress must not have heard me right because they brought me a sirloin burger and I’m not one to send things back so I ate it anyway. It was really good! Was it $13 good…eh…probably not.

    The menu said the burgers were served with shoestring fries…I don’t think the ones I got could be considered shoestring…they looked like standard fast food French fries…

    I should mention the service in this restaurant…our server was friendly but it took her a long time to greet us and take our drink orders, then come back with our drinks. Whatever you do, be ready when your server comes to take your orders. With just soft drinks and burgers we were there for an hour (we were seated immediately and it was not busy). We made sure we didn’t need change when it came time to pay the bill or we would’ve been there for another 15 minutes or so.

    Would I recommend this restaurant? Eh. Look at the menu first and decide if there is something you want and how you feel about the prices. You may want to have your order ready when the waitress first comes to your table or you could be there for a while…

    Boomtown is located at 9675 Village Place Blvd. in the Green Oak Village Place, next to Cold Stone. Check out their menus at boomtownkitchen.com.

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    Boomtown Kitchen + Tap on Urbanspoon


  6. Captain Joe’s

    February 19, 2011 Ashleigh

    I am back after another bit of a hiatus (I’m really sorry about that. Someone needs to tell me professors to stop assigning me papers) and this time I will dive into Captain Joe’s Grill in Whitmore Lake.

    Captain Joe’s is located in the old Big Boy in Whitmore Lake. The interior is very warm and dimly lit, giving it a romantic feel (if you ignore the TVs by the bar). We visited this restaurant on a Friday night and were immediately seated once we walked in. Both our server and the hostess were very friendly and greeted us with a smile.

    The menu is broken down into appetizers, soups, salads, sides, sandwiches & burgers, entrees (which is broken down further into steakhouse, chicken, from the sea, and from the grill), from the bayou, pasta, Mediterranean, and pizza.

    We started with the Popeye Bread which is a baguette stuffed with spinach, mozzarella, and parmesan and served with a side of ranch,  Let me tell you, this was AMAZING! And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t really like spinach. If you go to this restaurant, you will truly be missing out if you do not order this. It was so good, we started digging in before I remembered to take a photo:

    Then they brought out the dinner bread which was good. My only complaint was that it was so soft it was difficult to cut.

    For my entrée, I ordered the prime rib and I chose the garlic mashed redskins as my side. It also came with a side of au jus on a bed of mixed greens. I was already pretty full from all that bread, but the combination of the prime rib and the garlic potatoes was absolutely divine! If you are in the area and looking for prime rib, I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!

    My mom ordered the beef kabobs which was served with pita and a baked potato. She was very satisfied with her meal, but was also too full to each much of it.

    My grandma ordered the sesame-crusted tuna which came on a bed of lo-mein noodles. She had two bites and said it was overcooked and too fishy. (While looking at the menus online, I am not seeing this on there. So, they may have taken it off, or it just may not be on the online menu). She ended up sending it back, but she was also quite full so she didn’t get anything else. The server was very friendly about the whole thing and when we were leaving the manager actually came to talk to us about it. He said that tuna is very “fishy” fish and recommended a different fish for next time (I don’t remember which one, though).

    My boyfriend ordered the chicken schwarma sandwich which is chicken in a pita with pickles, diced tomatoes, and a garlic sauce. He enjoyed it but he said it wasn’t as good as Aladdin’s in Lansing. He started eating it before I could take a picture, sorry about that.

    With the exception of the tuna, we loved everything we had at this restaurant and we all agreed that the Popeye Bread was the best part. And even though my grandma did not enjoy her meal, she said that she would come back again and try something different. Overall, I would definitely recommend this restaurant and strongly encourage you to try to Popeye Bread!

    Captain Joe’s is located at 9901 N. Main St in Whitmore Lake, right in the Best Western parking lot, take exit 53 off US 23.

    Captain Joe's on Urbanspoon


  7. Mexican Fiesta II

    January 21, 2011 Ashleigh

    I am back this week to bring you a review of possibly my favorite Mexican place in Michigan!

    When you first walk in to Mexican Fiesta II, there is a small high-top sitting area on the right and the main dining area on the left. Straight ahead is the carryout pickup and cash register. The restaurant is decorated in neutral tones with Mexican accents.

    While the restaurant was packed, we were seated quickly in an area surrounded by full tables. Several servers passed by but no one stopped to take our drink orders or bring chips & salsa for about seven minutes. If we weren’t so stuck on having a Botana, we probably would’ve left.

    The menu is broken down into Appetizers, Tacos, Tostadas, Soup & Salads, Burritos, Enchiladas, Entrees, Combination Dinners, Fajitas, Egg Dishes, American Favorites, Sandwiches, Sides, and Drinks.

    Chips and two kinds of salsa are brought out with the drinks. The salsa is thin and liquid (rather than chunky). One is hot while the other is mild. The chips are obviously homemade and very crispy. It would be very easy to fill up on these before the food comes.

    As I mentioned earlier, we had the botana, which is technically an appetizer but is large enough for two as an entrée. A botana is tortilla chips covered with refried beans, Mexican sausage, melted cheese and topped with tomatoes, onions, olives, green peppers, and avocado slices. It is also available in a small size (Tuesday, the mini botana is on lunch special for $6).

    While this restaurant has been a favorite for carry-out for as long as I can remember and while we did not have great service at the beginning, the botana made up for it in the end. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant!

    Mexican Fiesta II is located at 44401 Ford Road in Canton, across the street from the New Towne Plaza shopping center, about 1.5 miles from IKEA (We always eat here when we go shopping at IKEA).

    Mexican Fiesta II on Urbanspoon


  8. Great Lakes Family Restaurant

    December 13, 2010 Ashleigh

    This week we headed over to Fowlerville and my mom said that she did not want to go to Fowlerville Farms again. So, we decided to check out the place right next door in the old Big Boy: The Great Lakes Family Restaurant.

    While I was doing research online I read that the owners used to own a restaurant in Pinckney but they ended up moving out because of problems with the landlord. When I compared the menu and the décor I decided it was probably The Lakes Grille (I don’t know if you’ve heard of it, but I used to go there a lot in High School) and that was a great restaurant, so I was excited to check this place out.

    Inside it looks just like Big Boy, but the ceiling is painted with like the sky with clouds and birds and there are little lighthouse figurines scattered about. I do have to say the service is better than any Big Boy I’ve ever been to (it seems that whenever I go to Big Boy the server either never comes or forgets about me).

    The menu is similar to what you would find at any family restaurant with dinners, Coneys, salads, sandwiches, etc. They do have a fairly large Senior menu and a a bunch of yummy looking pies (I was too stuffed to try one…next time).  My one complaint is that if you order a sandwich is it $2.90 to add fries, which is pretty high in my opinion.

    Anyway, both my grandma & I both ordered the chicken tenders which came with choice of soup, salad, or cole slaw. I tried the salad with ranch and it was a pretty big side salad, but the lettuce was really wet. All the dressing ran off it, it was strange. My grandma also had a salad and she couldn’t even finish hers. The dinner consisted of  5 strips of breaded chicken and about a pound of french fries, I am not kidding. I took half of them home and couldn’t finish them the second day, it was crazy (I guess they have to give you a ton to justify $2.90 extra. They were included with the chicken tenders, though)

    My mom tried a wrap (I’m blanking on the name and they do not have a menu online) which had chicken tenders, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and green peppers in it with ranch dressing. She said it was delicious! She added the fries and Cole Slaw and when she saw how much she got, she realized we should’ve all just split the ones that came with the tenders. She only ate half of her wrap and took the rest home

    We were definitely impressed with this restaurant. The food was good and they gave you more for less than Fowlerville Farms. We would probably go here again before we’d go back to the Farms.

    Sorry for no photo once again. I will try to remember to take picture for the next post!

    The Great Lakes Family Restaurant is located next to Fowlerville Farms at 963 S. Grand Ave in Fowlerville. Unfortunately, they do not have a website at this time.

    Great Lakes Family Restaurant on Urbanspoon


  9. Clara’s Lansing Station

    November 26, 2010 Ashleigh

    Courtesy of kalamazoorichard

    Last weekend I decided to head to one of my favorite restaurants in the Lansing area, Clara’s! Clara’s is an ornately decorated restaurant located in the old train station (you can even eat in a train!). The walls are full of antiques to look at while you are waiting for your food.

    Courtesy of petitshoo

    We went on a Saturday evening and we were told we would have to wait, which was not a big deal. I try not to analyze how a restaurant is run, but there was something odd about our wait. We probably saw five groups leave before they called in a new group and this repeated for every group that was waiting. It was so ridiculous that I saw two groups get fed up and leave.

    We were finally seated in the train section of the restaurant and I’d only been seated here twice before. This section of the restaurant is laid out with two rows of tables separated by a walkway that is a little wider than the average person. In other words, if there is a table across from you, you are sitting pretty close together and because of the acoustics in the train, we could here every conversation that the other tables were having (and so could everyone else. We heard people going off of other table’s conversations. It was uncomfortable to say the least).

    The menu at Clara’s is very extensive with everything from pizza to enchiladas. The online menu is honestly 22 pages long! One of the greatest things about this restaurant is that they have something for even the pickiest eater!

    I ordered the mushroom Swiss burger which has mushrooms, brown gravy, and Swiss cheese on a half-pound of fresh charbroiled ground beef on a egg Kaiser roll. I chose a side of Clara’s chips instead of fries. And these are like regular potato chips. These are a baked potato that is sliced and deep fried.

    My dining partner ordered the Chicken Fajita sandwich. This is fajita seasoned chicken breast with marinated onions, bell peppers, and pepper jack cheese served with lettuce, tomato, and mayo on a sub bun. He had this with fries.

    We waited and waited and waited for our food in that cramped train listening to everyone else’s conversations and trying to talk quietly so everyone couldn’t hear us. My seat was right about the heat register so that every time the heat went on it felt like my shoes were going to melt off.

    When our food finally came we were so hungry that I forgot to take pictures (sorry!). But my burger was good and the chips were unique, but good. They looked burnt but they tasted great! His sandwich was so wet that it stuck to the plate and he had to eat it with a fork. Besides that, he said it was OK.

    I hate to have to give such a negative review to this restaurant; as I said its one of my favorites in Lansing. They must’ve been having a bad day and I want to give my readers the full truth. So, I guess I have to recommend Clara’s with reservations. You may want to avoid it on a Saturday night after an MSU football game and ask for a table in the dining room, not the train.

    I do want to mention that they have a brunch buffet on Sundays if that’s your thing.

    Clara’s can be found on the web at claras.com. They are located right off the railroad tracks in Lansing at 637 E. Michigan Ave.  They also have a location on the river in Battle Creek.

    Clara's Lansing Station on Urbanspoon


  10. Mim’s Mediterranean Grill

    November 12, 2010 Ashleigh

    I found Mim’s on TripAdvisor when I was looking for food in Petoskey. It is ranked #6 in Petoskey, so I thought I would give it a try.

    Courtesy of crazytales562

    I  was kind of surprised after reading the reviews that it is not a full-service restaurant. It’s the kind of place that you order at the counter and they bring it out to you when it is ready. The décor is very basic, but they have a nice patio if you are there in warm weather!

    The  menu is fairly limited with appetizers, salads, gyros, plates, and specials and can be found on the Northern Michigan Dining Guide.

    I had a combo of a chicken gyro, fries and a drink. It was really good. The gyro had chicken, American cheese, cucumber sauce, tomatoes, and onions. I don’t always like gyros and I liked this.

    We also had the meaty gyro which is the original with beef cucumber sauce, tomato, and onion. I am also weary of regular gyros because I don’t like lamb, but this was really good!

    We also tried the fiery feta fries. The menu describes it as fries topped with “spicy melted feta cheese.” As I’ve mentioned before, I am weary of spicy things but this wasn’t too hot for me (gosh, I’m sounding picky in this post. Sorry folks). The feta gave it a very unique flavor. I would definitely suggest you try these!

    If you are looking for a quick, casual restaurant in the Petoskey area, I would most definitely recommend Mim’s. Although they have a small menu, the food is unlike most other places I’ve seen in Northern Michigan!

    Mim’s is located at 1823 US-31 just 1/2 mile north of M-119 in Petoskey.

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