between Lansing and Interlochen MI
My wife and i will be traveling from Lansing to Interlochen and are looking for recommendations for a great breakfast joint. Tired of the local scene so we want to be adventureous and try something new.Would love to find a place that also has alcohol (bloody Mary). Looking for a mom and pop type place, diner, greasy spoon, etc. Not inerested in a chain restaurant or a "stuffy" type place...I can take several diiffernt routes to get to Interlochen so let me know what there is and then i can map my route...thanks
I am noting the meals that I have eaten at these
establishments ... and that I consider to be
worthy of a return visit.
Hermann's Deli & Bistro: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Blue Heron: Breakfast & Lunch
Helsel's 13th St. Market & Cafe: Breakfast
There is Tony's in Birch Run where you get a huge omelette and a pound of bacon. That's going a little more than a bit out of your way, and I don't know if they have alcohol. But you could get some shopping in.
Then there is Angelo's Coney Island in Flint. I know, out of your way again. Sorry. But have you ever had coney dogs for breakfast? Was introduced to this 20+ years ago when one of the UAW workers came into office with a brown sack and gave a coney dog to all the engineers he worked with. I was taken aback, didn't realize that dogs were for breakfast. Anyway, this guy was a crazy inventor, and every time he got a patent (several times a year), he brought in a sack of coney dogs.
Probably not a helpful post - maybe I just wanted to tell that coney dog story. But Angelo's is a Flint institution!
My fiancé and I went to Tony's last week and the food was okay. You get a lot of food but the quality is eh. My man got the blt with the pound of bacon. It was huge. I tried a piece of the bacon and it was too hard/crispy for my liking. Also it had a weird aftertaste which I didn't care for. There is no alcohol there. If Tony's will be too far off your route I would skip it.
I've heard the quality at Tony's is questionable. Never been there myself, but I'm not exactly tempted. It sounds like overkill to me, and I *love* a great BLT. As well, I tend to like my bacon to be pretty crispy (as opposed to you), and even with that, I'm not tempted.
If you want a good BLT, the one available at Crispelli's in Berkley is very good, but it *must* have the mandarin orange salad that accompanies it, or it's not worth their (very high for a BLT) price for it. With the salad? Terrific. Without? I'm really not that interested at $9-10 for a BLT.
EDITED TO ADD: the mandarin salad is, according to John (talked to him on the phone), no longer available at all. Considering that the BLT is $9.50, and there's nothing truly magical about it (but there *was* about the salad), don't bother.