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Birthday Dinner Around Keego Harbor?

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houndgirl Oct 8, 2012 11:13 AM

I'm taking my sister out this weekend and am looking for ideas for a nice birthday celebration. I could do Jeremy, she lives pretty much right around the corner and I've been there before. Otherwise, I'm not too familiar with that area. She loves Asian/sushi but isn't extremely adventurous. Any ideas would be welcome!

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    BobRe RE: houndgirl Oct 8, 2012 11:46 AM

    Kind of slim pickin's in that area (I live in the area).

    My favorite place for sushi is Mene Sushi on Orchard Lake and Maple (15 Mile). They also have other Japanese and Korean options.

    I haven't been there in a long time, but I always enjoyed Eurasian Grill on Pontiac Trail and Haggerty... that's not far away (about 10 minutes).

    http://www.eurasiangrillonline.com/

    Another place (but I haven't been to yet), is the Roadside B&G on Telegraph near Orchard Lake Road. Very close by. And although I havent' been there, it is owned by the same people as Beverly Hills Grill.

    That's about all that comes to my mind in the immediate area worthy of a special occassion dinner.

    http://www.roadsidebandg.com/

    Bob

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      houndgirl RE: BobRe Oct 8, 2012 01:44 PM

      Thanks! The Roadside menu looks pretty goods and I know Beverly Hills Grill always has great reviews.

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        VTB RE: BobRe Oct 9, 2012 07:34 PM

        I've never heard of Eurasian Grill. Will have to check out. Thx BobRe.

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          boagman RE: VTB Oct 9, 2012 08:50 PM

          Be careful, VTB. Rainsux has said that the last couple of times he was at Eurasian Grill, he was disappointed. At least, that's what triggers in my memory. I'm sure he'll correct me if I'm wrong.

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            BobRe RE: boagman Oct 10, 2012 05:07 AM

            It has been quite a while since I've been there, so comments from someone that has been there recently would certainly be valuable.

            The dishes I would get most frequently when I went there were the Garlic Chive Dumplings and Duck Lettuce Wraps for appetizers, and the XO Shrimp or the Rack of Lamb for entrees.

            Although the Shrimp and the Lamb come with its own side dish, I always enjoyed ordering the Eurasian Grill Fried Rice to go with it.

            Bob

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              rainsux RE: boagman Oct 10, 2012 05:27 AM

              Only one recent visit to Eurasian Grill. I was underwhelmed. Will not return. See my report in a separate thread.

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                BobRe RE: rainsux Oct 10, 2012 05:35 AM

                That's said to hear rainsux... it used to be the one of the best restaurants around, certainly around this area.

                Thanks for the feedback.

                Bob

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          VTB RE: houndgirl Oct 8, 2012 05:58 PM

          Given that Jeremy is not new for you, have you considered The Root? It is pretty fun and interesting (but a little bit of a strain on the budget). Goatgolfer, Boagman and vtb gave three thumbs up anyway. Yum.
          http://www.therootrestaurant.com/rest...

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            boagman RE: VTB Oct 8, 2012 07:47 PM

            As did rainsux, from what I've heard.

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              houndgirl RE: boagman Oct 9, 2012 03:10 PM

              I love the menu...foie gras AND fried baloney sandwich? Gotta love that. Yeah maybe a bit pricey, but it is for a milestone birthday and my sis just moved back to Michigan after 15 years in Vermont, so this will be a lot cheaper than a plane ticket out there. Reservations have been made!

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                Markcron RE: houndgirl Oct 9, 2012 06:31 PM

                You will not be disappointed. The root rocks!

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              GrueLurks RE: VTB Oct 9, 2012 09:00 PM

              Cheers to The Root. Best place to open up out here in the sticks in recent memory.

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