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schaf1 May 12, 2010 11:39 AM

Meeting some folks for breakfast in/around Berkley this weekend. Where's the best bang for the buck? A couple of us really like corned beef hash. Thanks 'hounds.

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  1. saltyandsweet RE: schaf1 May 12, 2010 12:33 PM

    I'm not sure if they have CBH, but Berkley Bistro and Cafe on 11 Mile has really, really great chow. Small place, BIG flavored breakfats.

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      dewardav RE: schaf1 May 12, 2010 08:49 PM

      Frittata in Clawson (Main and 14) is my go to place for a nice breakfast. Hash is not a standard on the menu but they always have a few specials and has made several appearances as specials. And I found it was really good. I originally found this place in one of the Entertainment books that I always seem to get from someone. If you have one it has a decent coupon for this place and make your buck go a little further.

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        rainsux RE: dewardav May 13, 2010 03:47 AM

        > Frittata in Clawson (Main and 14) is my go to place for a nice breakfast


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          JanPrimus RE: rainsux May 13, 2010 06:08 AM


          I'm a bigger boy than normal...

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            boagman RE: JanPrimus May 13, 2010 03:24 PM


            Frittata isn't a cheap breakfast, but it's definitely worth it. Coming from someone as frugal as me, that's saying something. Definitely a high-quality favorite.

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              schaf1 RE: boagman May 13, 2010 04:28 PM

              boagman your posts are becoming legendary! Any other less-expensive suggestions? Thanks much.

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                JanPrimus RE: schaf1 May 13, 2010 05:08 PM

                Hire me to come on over and I will give you the Frittata experience. My only requirement is a large supply of Bloody Mary's.

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                  boagman RE: schaf1 May 13, 2010 07:43 PM

                  Hmm. I honestly don't eat out for breakfast that much...it's just not as high-priority a meal to me as others are, in terms of wanting superior food. Many times I'm just as happy to have Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, or Froot Loops and some nice, cold 2% milk to drown it in, and I'm happy with that. Frittata is the exception to the rule...I'm usually down for the $2.99 special that you can get just about anywhere in town (2 eggs, bacon, hash browns, and toast). It's hard to screw that up (though I've certainly seen it done).

                  This might be a question better left to the breakfast lovers of the world. I love Frittata, but breakfast isn't my "best" meal by any measure.

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          GoalieJeff RE: schaf1 May 16, 2010 03:40 PM

          Alex's on 12 Mile does a decent breakfast . A couple notches above the usual coney breakfast fare common to the area .

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            coney with everything RE: GoalieJeff May 17, 2010 04:55 AM

            The last experience I had with Alex's, about a year ago, wasn't all that great so I don't recommend them. Sucks, because they are literally down the street from me.

            Has anyone tried Sweet Lorraine's breakfast?

            Sweet Lorraine's Cafe & Bar
            333 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

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              schaf1 RE: coney with everything May 17, 2010 05:14 PM

              We went to Alex's for a variety of reasons, including location, price, & comfort level of "da folks". It was certainly passable. Nothing to wax poetic over but no real complaints. Service was quite friendly. I'll have to try Frittata on my own-do they have a website? Thanks 'hounderd for your advice.

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                JanPrimus RE: schaf1 May 17, 2010 05:30 PM

                No website....I will throw my endorsement behind it though.

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                  vtombrown RE: schaf1 May 17, 2010 06:00 PM

                  I like Frittata, too. Though, I sometimes find myself needing to order an a la carte side or two. Then, the bill really kills. Nice front patio, this time of year (sure, a little traffic noise, but nice). Going the opposite direction from Berkley, but no further, I also liked The Bread Basket (26052 Greenfield Rd --closed Sunday, if I recall) for breakfast. I've heard they've "gone down hill," and last year when I was there the manager said business was much down "due to the economy," (coincidence?). But, I'd say The BB was better than several (not all !!!) of my experiences at Frittata. Frittata's menu and Specials always sound GREAT. It's just that sometimes I feel they don't fully deliver, given the big promise.

                  Headed due South, I'll wait for the Ferndale people to speak for themselves. (Fly Trap, Toast, etc.)

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                    JanPrimus RE: vtombrown May 17, 2010 06:29 PM

                    Toast to me was nothing special and the only time I was at the Fly Trap for Breakfast I ordered Pho.

                    I really recommend people learn to make a Frittata at home. It is easy as hell and a lot cheaper than going out. I recommend a 6.5 inch Iron Skillet to make one in.

                    Fly Trap Restaurant
                    22950 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220

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                      boagman RE: JanPrimus May 17, 2010 06:59 PM

                      Yeah, but even if I could make a frittata at home, I still won't have garlic aioli, the same veggies that they'll have (including some great mushrooms), and the other ingredients (*especially* that aioli) that makes going to Frittata so special.

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                        JanPrimus RE: boagman May 17, 2010 07:22 PM

                        One day I am gonna get you to start cooking :)

            2. rainsux RE: schaf1 May 18, 2010 04:04 AM

              If you're willing to go a bit farther north, consider Recipe's in Troy. Crooks, just
              south of Maple ... west side of the street ... nextdoor to a coney island (Kerby's?).


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                schaf1 RE: rainsux May 20, 2010 06:05 AM

                Have yu been? What do you reccomend? Thanks

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                  rainsux RE: schaf1 May 20, 2010 11:39 AM

                  Recipes is in our Sunday breakfast rotation. I usually get one of their
                  omelettes or fritattas w/veggies.

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                    Fibber McGee RE: rainsux May 20, 2010 12:27 PM

                    Is that the same as Recipes in Farmington Hills, located at the former Amy's Cafe on Grand River and Haggerty?

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                      rainsux RE: Fibber McGee May 20, 2010 12:32 PM


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                berkleybabe RE: schaf1 May 22, 2010 10:37 AM

                Best breakfast around for CBH is Deli Unique at the Radisson Kinglsey Inn on Woodward, just south of Long Lake. My go-to hash breakfast place.Real corned beef, chopped there. (No cans, yeech.) Perfect poached eggs. The turkey hash equally rocks. Not very big, but great wait staff, you can sit and gab. And you'll take home half the order.

                Even better than what I make at home.

                Deli Unique
                39495 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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