For the last 2 years I’ve shared only recipes and stories here on Miss Petite Sweets, but lately I have been thinking about switching it up a bit. There have been so many times that I have wanted to share a story about somewhere I’ve traveled or a new recipe that I stumbled upon, but I haven’t had a recipe ready to share it with. So I’ve decided to start varying my blog posts beyond the typical recipe + story model. Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of recipes shared here, but I also plan on sharing some stories about travel, new restaurants, and maybe a little wedding planning and race recaps thrown in as well. This will mean more blog posts and more variety here on this little blog of mine. And to kick off my pledge for a bit more variety here on Miss Petite Sweets, I thought I would share a few “Recent Eats.” Detroit’s food scene may not be as well known as some bigger cities, but let me tell you, it is alive and well and absolutely delicious.
1. Sliders at Green Dot Stables. This little restaurant-bar is known as one of Detroit’s “hipster hangouts” And though I’m not always decked out in flannel and dark rimmed glasses, I do have an appreciation for craft beers and unique eats. Eric and I ate here a few weeks ago and were really impressed by the slider menu. Because they weren’t just your typical mini cheeseburgers. Their menu featured Venison Sliders, Lamb & Rosemary Hummus Slider and even Korean Kimchi Sliders. We tried 3 different sliders and each was unique and delicious. We had the BBQ Bacon which featured beef, bacon and barbeque sauce..or in Eric’s eyes..the trifecta of delicious. It also had mashed sweet potatoes on top which was really unique. Next we tried the Grilled Cheese slider, which was just a slider featuring Jack, Cheddar and Mornay Cheese. But honestly, the star of the show was the Fried Chicken Slider which was topped with a sage infused maple syrup. Amazing. We can’t wait to sample a few more of their varieties
2. House made Veggie Burgers at Vinsetta Garage. We went to this restaurant shortly after it opened in July and I still can’t get over how delicious their Veggie Burger was. The burger itself was filled with vegetables and beans and it was topped with feta cheese and a tomatoe relish that was tangy and sweet at the same time. And to make it even more unique (and delicious) it was topped with shitake mushroom “bacon.” Apparently this restaurant is completely packed all the time. And judging from their veggie burgers, this is not surprising at all.
3. Short Ribs at Coach Insignia. This restaurant is one of Detroit’s top notch steakhouses. Translation: It is very expensive. But when they came out with an incredible deal through Groupon, Eric and I jumped at the chance to go. In fact, we both bought the Groupon the day it came out to surprise the other. Apparently great minds do think alike. We gave one of Groupons to my parents and used one ourselves. After looking over the menu, I knew we would most likely order the same entree. And we did. Short ribs served over creamy polenta with crisp asparagus. The meat was so tender that it literally fell of the bone and was perfectly complemented by the cheesy polenta. Food comas were had by all that night.