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birmingham michigan...organic?

roz music May 24, 2008 01:24 PM

I am so lucky to be in Michigan for the summer...already the food is incredible...
are there any great organic/seasonal restaurants in Birmingham or Royal Oak area
not to miss?
like Prune in NYC or Mozza in LA?

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    berkleybabe RE: roz music May 25, 2008 05:03 PM

    Inn Season in Royal Oak; the grande dame of organic/vegetarian fare. Even meat lovers won't miss the protein, laid back atmosphere, seasonal ingredients, good vibe hospitality, and great food.

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      Ludlows23 RE: berkleybabe May 27, 2008 09:39 PM

      Has anyone been to OM in Ferndale? I've never been and I saw something about it on the Free Press' web site recently.

      I also thought there was a small restaurant/prepared food place in B'ham (maybe on S. Old Woodward) that has organic food - can't remember its name...

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        Docsknotinn RE: berkleybabe Jun 1, 2008 03:51 AM

        I haven't been to Inn Season however Maple Creek Farm list them as a restaurant that uses their products on their web site. Maple Creek Farms is at the Royal Oak farmers market on Saturdays and their produce is fantastic.


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        Jim M RE: roz music May 28, 2008 07:52 PM

        Iridescence says that they're "committed" to serving organic and sustainable foods, and I know they have morel dishes now, which would suggest that they're seasonal as well. Somebody just posted a long review that made it sound pretty darn good. It is in Detroit (and in a casino), however, not in B'ham or RO.


        My personal "don't miss" for Michigan in the summer: Red Haven peaches. They're just about the best I've ever had anywhere.

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          cherie RE: roz music May 29, 2008 08:17 AM

          There are lots of restaurants in the Birmingham area that feature organic foods, including Forte, the Maple Leaf, Aunt Olives, Papa Joes, Streetside Seafood...

          1. sharonmj RE: roz music May 31, 2008 07:01 AM

            Prune is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, I also love BREAD. Check out Fiddleheads on 13 mile in west Royal Oak. Chef Voss is super talented and ALL about where he gets his food from. Also, the Streetside suggestion is right on. Although I may be a bit biased as I am the chef! ;^)
            Inn Season is a great spot for lunch, but no bar service and Aunt Olives is the togo place the other responder mentioned.

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              cherie RE: sharonmj Jun 2, 2008 10:59 AM

              I love Streetside. :)
              For years now, I'm there every week or two with my husband.

              We need to try Fiddleheads again. We used to really like it, but then we had a couple of "off" meals and stopped going. I think this might have been just before Chef Voss started? In any case, I think it's time to give it another shot.

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