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Detroit - Thinking about Easter

RedTop Mar 25, 2011 05:19 AM

Any area Hounds know of restaurants that plate a great ham dinner?

(emphasis on great)

  1. JanPrimus Mar 25, 2011 08:19 AM

    What style of ham are you looking for?

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    1. re: JanPrimus
      RedTop Mar 25, 2011 10:01 AM

      There's different styles??? Yikes!

      I guess I'm just looking for a tasty Virginia baked ham plate...

      1. re: RedTop
        JanPrimus Mar 25, 2011 11:06 AM

        Yep...Country (Aged & Cured) and City Ham (Honey Smoked) are two most common for Easter in the US. Picnic Ham is not really a ham....it is shoulder and not buttock meat. :)

        We don't wanna even get started with talking about Jamón Ibérico Bellota, Prosciutto, Bayonne, Njeguška pršuta, York ham or the tons of other various micro regional hams. No talking about them....just slice thin and enjoy.

        1. re: JanPrimus
          RedTop Mar 26, 2011 03:48 AM

          So let's go for a Country Ham dinner plate. With biscuits. With Red Eye Gravy. With Greens. With bar service. Have I struck out?

          1. re: RedTop
            GoalieJeff Mar 26, 2011 07:44 PM

            Yes . Yes , you have . Betty Ross II diner on John R in Madison Heights does a great country ham dinner plate , but greens and bar service ? What planet are you from , exactly ? I guess Omara's in Berkley might do a passable ham dinner as part of their Easter buffet , but it ain't gonna be country ham w/ biscuits and red eye gravy . This is Michigan , not Arkansas , after all . Perhaps you should purchase a ham and prepare dinner at home , to ensure you get exactly what you are looking for . Ham hunting around these parts can be a great adventure .

        2. re: RedTop
          JanPrimus Apr 24, 2011 10:44 AM


          I know this is a bit late....but for educational reasons...here it is.

          1. re: JanPrimus
            RedTop Apr 25, 2011 04:29 AM

            Great post. Thank you, JP.

      2. g
        goatgolfer Mar 29, 2011 01:55 PM

        A country ham link http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/684397 but none of them have bar service that I know of. As JP said the Dearborn style of ham is very popular in SE Michigan (go figure) and there will be a full range of choices (Rugby Grill/Roast to coney island) Easter choices.

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        1. re: goatgolfer
          JanPrimus Mar 29, 2011 05:15 PM

          I have asked someone at Roast but have yet to get a answer. I am waiting :)

        2. momskitchen Mar 29, 2011 04:58 PM

          I bet you could get everything you are looking for at Zingerman's Roadhouse. I'd be surprised if they didn't offer ham on Easter. Email them and see.

          Zingerman's Roadhouse
          2501 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

          1. JanPrimus Apr 13, 2011 06:06 AM


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