Lake Orion, Michigan, & Environs
My partner & I are moving to Lake Orion and are wondering where we should eat and if there are any cool grocery stores or other food things we should know about. We are fairly mobile, so a reasonable drive from Lake Orion is fine. We currently live in Columbus, Ohio, and are close to all kinds of good food. I am a tad nervous about what may be available there.
Blue Ox BBQ has closed. A Chinese restaurant is slated to open in its place - Panda House (?). Lake Orion itself is kind of boring. You will need to drive to find more interesting grocery stores, specialty markets, and restaurants.
I would eat at Casa Real in Oxford for sit-down Mexican instead of Sagebrush. I would also second coney with everything's Carnival Market rec for take-out Mexican. Their food is tasty and cheap!
I would suggest Papa Joe's in Rochester Hills and Nino Salvaggio's in Troy as the closest upscale grocers outside of what's already been mentioned.
How far are you willing to drive? What kind of specific restaurants/cuisine are you looking for so we can make additional suggestions?
Ditto to Sagebrush rec but I don't know what else to recommend in Lake Orion itself.
You're not far from Auburn Hills/Rochester Hills/Rochester which have Whole Foods, TJs, Buschs (local small chain with good meat and overall nice shopping) and decent restaurants.
Carnival Market for Mexican (authentic prepared foods as well as groceries) in Pontiac. Good Indian at Rangoli in Auburn Hills (small Indian grocery next door).
What kind of food are you looking for?
Columbus Ohio? Erk. GO BLUE
re: coney with everything
and I should add, all in good fun :)
Welcome to the neighborhood. You'll find the DTW contingent on this board is pretty active, and you'll find lots of interesting stuff here. The thing about Metro Detroit, though, is that it's very spread out so you could be driving an hour or so to go to a place you read about on the boards.
also check out eat it detroit on facebook or on their blog