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bhoward Jul 24, 2013 12:25 PM

I will be in Detroit next week and am looking for one really good meal. Staying in the Greektown area and probably going to Tiger's game that night so will be looking for a late lunch/early dinner. As always, want the best meal at any price point and any genre. Thanks.

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    RedTop RE: bhoward Jul 24, 2013 01:41 PM

    Sweetwater Tavern. Best chicken wings west of Buffalo!

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      jmax RE: bhoward Jul 26, 2013 09:33 AM

      The best meal I have had this year so far was a Roast.

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        RedTop RE: jmax Jul 26, 2013 01:38 PM

        Well now, the OP has a choice between lowbrow and highbrow. lol.

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          bhoward RE: jmax Jul 28, 2013 08:44 AM

          Think I am going to go with Roast. As a single diner I like to eat at the bar but do not want bar menu. Can you get full menu there? Thanks.

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            Jim M RE: bhoward Jul 28, 2013 11:23 AM

            You might give them a call, but I would be very surprised if you can't order from the full menu. The bar is right there in the dining room. Enjoy!

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              bhoward RE: Jim M Jul 28, 2013 12:16 PM

              I will call for sure. Thought someone may know. Thanks. Glad to hear that bar is in the dining room.

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                bhoward RE: bhoward Jul 28, 2013 05:53 PM

                The answer is a definite "yes" from Symon himself.

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          Tripper RE: bhoward Jul 27, 2013 07:51 AM

          I too am spending some time in Detroit, in my case over Labor Day. Plan to go to the Jazz Festival and catch a Tigers game. I was leaning towards the Rattlesnake Club for one dinner before a late Jazz Festival concert. I have had great meals there in the past and the view of the river and Windsor is really nice. Have two more dinners to plan and a few lunches. Thought about Slows for lunch and now that I see the postings...Roast. Hope more Detroiters offer ideas as it has been three or four years since I have been there.

          1. dearborn barkis RE: bhoward Jul 27, 2013 01:24 PM

            At any price? Roast. Let us plebeians know how it goes. I read Bourdain was there recently.

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              Jeff_the_Kid RE: bhoward Jul 28, 2013 11:29 AM

              Gyros at Golden Fleece in Trappers Alley. (providing it's still there, I haven't been back to Detroit in 10 years.)

              1. coney with everything RE: bhoward Jul 29, 2013 07:37 AM

                I like Angelina's near Comerica for a sophisticated casual. The Elwood is a nice divey burger joint, also next to Comerica.

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