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Jul 5, 2012 12:52 PM

Flint Michigan, good eats?

I have to be in Flint over a weekend in July for work. Any good places to eat, preferably near the Flint Arts center? Any kind of food/price range OK, I am just trying to find out what my options will be. I will probably have time for one breakfast, a lunch, and an early dinner. In particular, I would love to fidn a great spot for a delicious breakfast. Are there any good farmer's markets worth checking out? I will have a car. Thanks for your advice!

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  1. You mention an early dinner ... which suggests to me that you may be cramped for time and
    unable to venture 15 miles south to Fenton. In which case ... I really like the lasagna at Ruggero's.
    Their "Deluxe" version made with italian sausage and mozzarella. NOT their cheaper
    "Regular" version made with ground beef and cottage cheese.

    French Laundry @ Fenton is good for lunch or dinner, if you've got the time to make the trip
    15 miles south. Caution: lots of hard surfaces = noisy.

    Another option for dinner (only); about 15.5 miles SSE; the Holly Hotel. An olde hotel that is now
    just a restaurant. It is fine(r) dining; not fine dining.

    For lunch; there is a local hamburger chain named, Halo Burger. This is fast food. I prefer it
    to Wendy's:

    1. It seems that the discourse between Rainsux and the Goat about Ruggeros have been lost into the ethernet... As we are both matriculated from "the" Flint University you will not go wrong with the new Ruggeros as a dinner location or a lunch with leftovers. The lasgna deluxe has been terrific for over 30 years (we're dating ourselves).

      1. The Flint Farmer's Market is something they are proud's open Tues, Thurs and Saturday's and about five minutes from the cultural center. There are some new restaurants that have opened downtown that people are talking about one called Blackstone's. The Halo Burger suggestion is good for a quick burger...their cheeseburger deluxe with olives is the highlight of the selection....along with a creme ale, a local favorite of ginger ale and creme...sounds bad but has to be tasted.
        Where are you staying...that may help on breakfast suggestions. Actually, there's a restaurant at the Farmers Market that I've heard has a good breakfast, but I'm not sure what you're looking for.

        1. In Flint? Any place you can eat and leave with out being robbed by a crack head. Flint is truly the armpit of the state.

          The French Laundry sells a lot of Zingermans products and neither Fenton or Holly are very close to the Arts Center.

          Halo burger for a fast food fix is very good. Ok I really like Halo burger FF's and the olive burger is good as well.

          Still not in Flint but much closer than Holly or Fenton is Oliver T's Market in Grand Blanc.

          Did I mention Flint is a blown out pit?

          Grouper is spot on with the farmers market but MI has a ton of killer markets. Ann Arbor and the Eastern Market and worthy of dedicated visits.

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          1. re: TraderJoe

            The Laundry no longer sells Zingermans products. They now feature products from Crust, their own bakery in Fenton.

          2. Rabbits: pets or meat. (My bad)

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            1. re: trapani

              Only places I know of for rabbit:

              Giuliano's in Livonia
              Due Venti in Clawson.

              1. re: rainsux

                The Heidelberg in Ann Arbor has it sometimes, and it's pretty good. Call to see if it's on the menu.

                1. re: Jim M

                  Any one making the trek to Ann Arbor has to visit Zingerman's, even if the selection is not as good as it was before the down turn in the economy.

              2. re: trapani

                another Ann Arbor area choice for rabbit -
                Emerald City (Ypbor Yan) on Washtenaw has
                spicy skewer rabbit