Warm Up During National Soup Month

January is National Soup Month, and here in the Mitten State, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of hot soup on a cold winter’s day. A hearty delicious soup is a great way to feed your family or start off a meal. Actually, soup is a great meal all by itself! It is estimated that […]

10 More Must-Visit Michigan Gluten-Free Restaurants

Last year I wrote about some of the best Michigan gluten-free restaurants across the state, so naturally it is time for a 2016 edition! Finding a restaurant that truly understands the care that’s needed to prepare a safe, gluten-free meal is no small feat. The first two restaurants below prepare meals in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen, while […]

Celebrating Detroit’s Food Culture

Detroit’s small businesses and entrepreneurs are thriving, perhaps especially restaurants and food-focused ventures. However, 2014 has been called the year of the restaurant and the trend continues in 2015. This Eater Detroit overview presents 15 of the most notable recent restaurant openings of 2014. Places like Selden Standard, Antietam, and Wright & Co. offer incredible, […]

Dogpatch Restaurant: Fine Food Fer Fine Folk

I always drive past this restaurant when I’m in the Munising area and have always wondered about it, as the sign outside is quite catchy. I’m happy to report that I finally got the chance to visit the Dogpatch Restaurant last month and was fully satisfied. The signs welcome you to have some good, home-style […]

Food Trucks Put Down Roots

Food trucks are well covered territory here on the Awesome Mitten. We love their mobility, their accessibility, their laid-back, yet innovative charm. For a couple of Michigan food trucks, there’s now even more to love, as they ground a part of their business near the mitten’s capital city. The first, a creation of Nina Santucci […]

Detroit Restaurant Week: The Whitney

As you may have read earlier this week, Detroit Restaurant Week is fast approaching. And while the enormous line-up may be a source of excitement for some, for those of us who consider ourselves sub-par decision makers, the list seems daunting. Staring at so many amazing choices, I find myself wondering how to choose. If […]

Green Dot Stables

Green Dot Sign - The Awesome Mitten

I have just returned from Detroit, where I have seen something I cannot un-see. As a resident of Grand Rapids, I have long thought of my city as home to some of the cheapest food and drinks in the state.  Then…this. I made the trek out to Green Dot Stables based on recommendations from friends […]

The Sidetrack Bar and Grill

The Awesome Mitten- The Sidetrack Bar and Grill

If you are on the hunt for a delicious meal in a setting that is anything but average, then The Sidetrack Bar and Grill should be your first and only choice. Known for it’s upscale bar menu, extensive beer selection and fun and friendly vibe, The Sidetrack Bar & Grill is the place to go […]