Detroit Wing Company Restaurant REVIEW & Gift Card GIVEAWAY – Best Wings In Metro Detroit! 17 Flavors To Choose From!

If you are local to me in the Southeast area on Michigan and you are looking for a fantastic place to pick up an order of wings, then you need to know all about the Detroit Wing Company. There are currently 5 different locations and there are also 17 different flavors of wings to choose from. Detroit Wing Company offers a flavor to satisfy anyone with flavors ranging from mild to super spicy! Detroit Wing Company has also been voted as best wings in Metro Detroit by Hour Detroit Magazine and Metro Times. If you are looking for some wings that are better than Buffalo Wild Wings, you do not have to travel far. Keep reading my Detroit Wing Company review to find out more about our first experience here and also find out how you can win a $100 gift card to dine here!

 

Detroit Wing Company Review - 4 flavors of wings
4 flavors of wings (24 piece wings)

 

Detroit Wing Company Review (Detroit Wing Company Eastpointe)
Detroit Wing Company (Eastpointe)

 

Me and my daughter Chloe at Detroit Wing Company
Me and my daughter Chloe waiting for our order of wings

 

 

Disclosure: I received a gift card to dine at Detroit Wing Company in exchange for my honest review. All opinions stated here are my own.

 

Detroit Wing Company menu

My oh my! There are so many different wing sauces to choose from at Detroit Wing Company. This wing place offers up 17 different sauces ranging from mild to super spicy and everything in between. You can choose from either Classic Wings or Boneless Wings. My little family of 3 stopped in for a late lunch and we went with the 24-piece Classic Wings and we were able to choose 4 different flavors.

The Detroit Wing Company has some incredible wings but there is a lot more to their menu, so let’s explore it a bit!

They have chicken tenders on the menu, along with their DWC mac & cheese, fries with your choice of wing sauce, and they also have poutine! The poutine gravy is actually cooked for a whole 24 hours before serving so that you can have that amazing gravy flavor.

View the full menu HERE

Detroit Wing Company menu - Detroit Wing Company Review
Detroit Wing Company menu

Detroit Wing Company Flavors

Here is the part of the menu that gets super fun to order from. Here is where you decide which of these 17 wing sauces will be going on your order of wings at Detroit Wing Company. They have so many interesting sauces to choose from, it is almost difficult to narrow it down here! They all sound excellent.

For those of you who like it on the mild side there are wing sauces like Butter Cheese, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Honey BBQ, and more. For the spicy thrillseekers at Detroit Wing Company you can go with the Calypso Heat (which is their hottest wing sauce!), Sweet Heat, Hot Garlic, and Habanero Ranch.

 

Detroit Wing Company menu - Detroit Wing Company Review
Flavors menu
Oh yeah baby! Look at those wings! Detroit Wing Company REVIEW
Oh yeah baby! Look at those wings!

Happy Hour at Detroit Wing Company

If you love to chow down on boneless wings make sure you swing by DWC between the hours of 3-5pm. You can score yourself some boneless wings at 40% off. This is a great deal that is just too good to pass up!

What my family ordered

We went with a 24-piece order of wings and were able to choose from 4 different sauces for that size order. We went with Garlic Parmesan, Asian Orange, Butter Cheese, and Carolina Gold BBQ. It was hard to narrow our choices down to only 4 since they all sounded so excellent! I think we definitely made the right choices here though!

 

Detroit Wing Company Review - 4 flavors of wings
4 flavors of wings

 

The Garlic Parmesan wings were hands-down my favorite of the four flavors that we gave a whirl! The Garlic Parmesan wings have a white creamy sauce and have a VERY potent flavor of garlic and also some Parmesan cheese. I was having a foodgasm at the table with that particular flavor and I swear to you, no doubt I looked like a dirty pig tearing into these wings. This flavor was SUPER sloppy but I do say that in the nicest way. The next time I stop in at the Detroit Wing Company my family will definitely be ordering that flavor once again.

 

Garlic Parmesan Wings at Detroit Wing Company - REVIEW
Garlic Parmesan Wings were a favorite among family!

 

Butter Cheese was quite the interesting wing flavor! I will say that I have never in my life had a wing quite like that. The Butter Cheese is a very mild wing and it will remind you of garlic crust from a cheesy pizza! Though similar to ingredients to the Garlic Parmesan (garlic and Parmesan), the Butter Cheese is more of a fraternal twin.

 

Butter Cheese Wings at Detroit Wing Company REVIEW
Butter Cheese Wings

Asian Orange was a delightful flavor that we also enjoyed. This Asian flavored wing has a very strong taste of orange to it. My daughter, Chloe who is 9, was not a fan of this particular flavor. She did say that the orange flavor was a bit overpowering. No worries though, my husband and I did find this flavor appealing and would happily order this flavor again.

 

Asian Orange Wings at Detroit Wing Company REVIEW
Asian Orange Wings

 

The Carolina Gold BBQ flavor at Detroit Wing Company is a great choice if you enjoy BBQ wings with a not too sweet and not too spicy flavor. This flavor is smack dab right in the middle of the flavor board.

Carolina Gold BBQ Wings at Detroit Wing Company REVIEW
Carolina Gold BBQ Wings

Final thoughts

I hope that my Detroit Wing Company review will inspire you to head on over to 1 of their 5 locations so you can give these wings a whirl! I usually go to Buffalo Wild Wings when that wing craving hits me but after trying out the wings at DWC, that will now be our go-to place. My little family of 3 was highly pleased with our first ever visit to the Eastpointe location. We also really appreciated the friendly staff. We are looking forward to exploring the menu a bit more on our next visit to the Detroit Wing Company.

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Check out the menu and let us all know what you will be ordering. Will you go mild or will you go spicy? Maybe something in-between? Let me know!

 

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Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers REVIEW – The Hidden Gem On Gratiot With The Best Burgers In Town

Here is a little bit of background on me and Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers. They opened up their first burger joint nearly a decade ago in Mount Clemens. My little family lived only a hop, skip, and a jump away when they had that location. I actually used to push my daughter over there in her stroller and cut up a Seeburger’s Cheeseburger for her to eat (she is 9 now and still a huge fan!). My family has been dining at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers since day one and we keep on coming back because you will not find a better cheeseburger slider around in a huge radius! This is our go-to destination for the ultimate “cheat day” meal. There is just something about Seeburger’s! They truly do work at slapping a smile upon your face and making your belly feel happiness and joy. So today I am sharing my Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers review on the blog. Keep reading to learn more about this treasured burger spot!

 

Seeburger's Cheeseburgers is located on Gratiot in Roseville
Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers is located on Gratiot in Roseville

 

 

You might not have ever heard about Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers and I hate to break it to you but you have been missing out big time! These addictive little burgers are pure bliss to chow down on, and will have you keep coming back for more! I think of Seeburger’s as a bit of a hidden gem. It is tucked away on Gratiot and nestled next to a party store and only a couple of buildings away from White Castle, another slider destination. Bold move huh to have a slider shop in such close proximity to another slider spot, but it works! Todd Seeburger is the owner and he has his faithful following of slider connoisseurs. I am reaching out to you today in hopes of spreading the word about this burger joint because I believe it is important that you know about it if you love a good burger and a fantastic deal on them.

Seeburger's Cheeseburgers is located on Gratiot in Roseville

 

Award-winning burgers!

Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers was voted Best Burger In Macomb County in 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2017! You can eat with confidence when you dine at this hotspot on Gratiot. Their delicious burgers and awesome service always keep us coming back for more.

These are award-winning burgers at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
These are award-winning burgers at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers

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Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers REVIEW

 

Here is our spread of food at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
Here is our spread of food

My dad and I stopped into Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers on Gratiot for lunch. When you step into this location you can feel a good vibe as soon as you walk through the door. This location has car and cruising memorabilia on display. Gratiot is a cruising destination of many during the warmer summer months in Michigan. Cruising has been happening on Gratiot for decades and my dad is one of the original cruisers from way back in the day.

 

The interior of Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
The interior of Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers
The menu at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
The menu at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers
Give It A Whirl Girl chillin' at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
Give It A Whirl Girl chillin’ at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers

Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers FAMOUS Sliders

At Seeburger’s their claim to fame is definitely due to the large success of their cheeseburger sliders. These are some very satisfying little morsels of heaven! You can purchase single sliders for $1.65, or you can purchase a combo for $7.07, buy a half dozen for $7.99, or purchase an entire dozen for $14.99.

 

Here are some photos of their famous cheeseburger sliders. Enjoy!!

Cheeseburger Sliders at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
Cheeseburger Sliders and fries
Cheeseburger Sliders, fries, and their delicious deep fried breaded mushrooms
Cheeseburger Sliders, fries, and their delicious deep fried breaded mushrooms

Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers is more than just sliders

This Give It A Whirl Girl blog is all about trying new things and giving them a whirl. Since I have tried their cheeseburger sliders a hundred dozen times, today I will be sharing my experience with the Big Clem Burger and the Phat Gratiot Burger. My dad and I stopped in for lunch and today I am sharing my experience of that satisfying and deeply filling lunch.

I am including the Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers menu down below so you can scope out all of their fantastic offerings.

Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers MENU

Seeburger's Cheeseburgers Menu Page 1 Seeburger's REVIEW

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Big Burgers at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers

The Big Clem

The Big Clem burger features two hamburger patties with American cheese, lettuce, Thousand Island dressing, and then this juicy burger is topped off with an onion ring the size of a donut!

I enjoyed this Big Clem Burger big time, guys!! I have never in my life had a burger quite like this. That gigantic onion ring that topped off my burger really hit the spot! The thousand island dressing on this cheeseburger really gave off a Big Mac vibe, only better. I am not a patron of McDonald’s… like ever! This Big Clem Burger puts the Big Mac to shame. At Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers, you get fresh beef, never frozen on your burger. You really can tell the difference. The owner, Todd Seeburger, has a lot of pride about his burgers and he uses only the best ingredients to keep his customers and loyal following happy.

 

The Big Clem Burger at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
The Big Clem Burger at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers
The Big Clem at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers is perfect for burger lovers
The Big Clem at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers is perfect for burger lovers

 

The Phat Gratiot Burger

The Phat Gratiot Burger at Seeburger’s is a double stacked hamburger with pepperjack cheese, BBQ sauce, bacon, and frizzy onions.

This right here is the burger that my dad tried out. My father was ooo’ing and ahh’ing the entire time he ate this burger and he really tried to take his time so he could savor each and every bite of it. This burger earned a spot on my to-do list. l have never had a burger with bbq sauce on it before but I think the combo of bbq sauce and pepper jack cheese might just be a match made in heaven.

The Phat Gratiot Burger at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
The Phat Gratiot Burger – OPEN WIDE!!!!

 

Phat Gratiot has bbq sauce, pepper jack cheese, and frizzy onions at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
Phat Gratiot has bbq sauce, pepper jack cheese, and frizzy onions

 

 

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Daily specials at Seeburger’s

There are plenty of other items available at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers and the daily specials change daily. Seeburger’s serves up plenty of deep-fried goodies and offers a variety of different soups to go with your meal.

Sides at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers

There are plenty of sides that you can order at Seeburger’s. I have tried their basket of seasoned fries plenty of times and I can attest to the fact that their fries are outrageously great! The onion rings here are the biggest I have ever seen in my life. I also highly recommend the deep-fried mushrooms here if you are a mushroom-lover like me! Mmm mmm good! Pickle chips and mozzarella cheese sticks are also a great choice.

 

Onion Rings the size of donuts at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
Onion Rings the size of donuts!!!

The Onion Rings the size of donuts at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers

 

Seeburger’s Salads

You don’t have to shy away from Seeburger’s if you are watching what you eat. There are some lower-carb salad options on the menu. There are five different salads offered.

Salad options: Caprese, Greek, Caesar, Antipasto, and Chef

 

Greek Salad at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
Greek Salad at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers
Big Greek Salad at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
Big Greek Salad at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers

Hotdogs & Coneys And Paninis Too!

At Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers if you are not in the burger mood you can grab a hotdog or a coney dog. They also have a variety of different paninis available.

Save room for dessert at Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers!

After enjoying those belly-busting burgers, be sure to save a bit of room for some delectable desserts! Seeburger’s has a full ice cream count featuring 8 hand-dipped flavors from Ashby’s Ice Cream. They can create sundaes, shakes, malts, cream puffs, and they even offer more deep fried sweets and treats!

 

Deep-Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly is a MUST TRY item at Seeburger's Cheeseburgers
Deep-Fried Peanut Butter & Jelly is a MUST TRY item

New Baltimore location

If you are in the New Baltimore region of Michigan, you are in luck because Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers is also conveniently located in New Baltimore!

 

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A little Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers nostalgia!

I am including a few photos below to showcase just how much my family loves this place! My daughter, Chloe, is now 9 years old and she is a huge fan! My family has been alongside Seeburger’s since day one when they had the Mount Clemens location. I knew as soon as I tried these the first time, that Seeburger’s would be a huge success.

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Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers are also available for carryout

Want to give Seeburger’s a whirl? You have a few options. You can dine in, carry out, or use GrubHub delivery to get them delivered. They are also available for catering to larger events.

Final thoughts

I am really and truly hoping that my Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers review will be appealing to you and inspire you to stop in soon and give it a whirl! At Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers they only serve quality food with quality ingredients and their food is so fantastic, it will keep you coming back over and over again for more!

 

Question & Answer Time!

IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIMER

What do you think sounds best on the Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers menu? What will you be ordering?

FOR REPEAT, LOYAL CUSTOMERS

What is your favorite thing to order at Seeburger’s?

 

 

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Seeburger’s locations

Roseville Location:
(586) 362-8585
26756 Gratiot Ave.
Roseville, MI 48066

New Baltimore Location:
(586) 273-7160
35351 23 Mile Rd.
New Baltimore, MI 48047

 

 


 

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I wanted to do something a little different today and instead of sharing reviews and recipes I want to share some details about ME, in case anyone was wondering who I am! My name is Kimmy Ripley and I am from the city of St. Clair Shores in Michigan. I am very very VERY passionate about food and drink. I try my best to always eat with an open mind and I live for the thrill of trying out new things. This Give It A Whirl Girl food blog was started last June and it such a big joy to share my food and drink experiences with you all!

Today I will be sharing 10 questions and answers on the blog so you can get to know me better! There are going to be a ton of photos in this post so get ready! I know some people who “read” blogs don’t read and just check out the photos, so if you are one of those people you are in luck today!

Me! Kimmy Ripley AKA Give It A Whirl Girl
Me! Kimmy Ripley AKA Give It A Whirl Girl
My hubby and I at Kona Grill for one of my birthdays
My hubby and I at Kona Grill for one of my birthdays
Give It A Whirl Girl with some Enlightened ice cream pop
Give It A Whirl Girl with some Enlightened ice cream pop
Me and my daughter, Chloe Pearl, at the Heidelberg Project
Me and my daughter, Chloe Pearl, at the Heidelberg Project

10 Questions & Answers With GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL (Kimmy Ripley)


You can also learn more about me in my introductory post!


All About Give It A Whirl Girl – Get To Know Me

1) Favorite food:

This is a tough question. I am not a very picky eater and I consider myself to be a foodie! There are so many foods out there that I absolutely love but if I had to choose one thing, just one thing, it would be…

Sushi! – I love love love sushi but I am also a big fan of things like crab legs or lobster tail because they are such a pricey and super rare treat for me.

My go-to place for sushi is Inyo in Ferndale, MI. We discovered this fantastic Asian fusion restaurant through Groupon. Inyo Ferndale is almost always on Groupon, so if you are local be sure to grab a Groupon for this spectacular Asian restaurant. You can thank me later… wink! wink! Their food is top-notch and we are regulars there.

Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale – This sushi roll has 4 different colorful eggs on it
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
Sushi at Inyo Ferndale
And just for fun! Here is a photo of my daughter, Chloe Pear, with her chicken teriyaki dinner at Inyo Ferndale
And just for fun! Here is a photo of my daughter, Chloe Pearl, with her chicken teriyaki dinner at Inyo Ferndale
Ok guys! I am obsessed with Inyo. Here is a photo of my Walnut Lobster. This was the most recent meal that I ordered
Ok guys! I am obsessed with Inyo. Here is a photo of my Walnut Lobster. This was the most recent meal that I ordered

 

Honorable mention:

Gotta love a big bowl of noodly pho at Minh Chau restaurant (they just changed the name to New Asian Star). Pho is comfort food for me. The broth here at New Asian Star is on-point! The pho that I enjoy ordering has sliced beef, brisket, meatballs, and soft tendon in it. Yeah I said tendon… and it is a weird meat to eat but I do enjoy it here. They also have a pho available with tripe if you are feeling really adventurous.

You can also stop in here for a bubble drink!

Big bowl of yummy pho at Minh Chau (now known as New Asian Star)
Big bowl of yummy pho at Minh Chau (now known as New Asian Star)
Pure comfort food right over here. I love pho at Minh Chau (New Asian Star)!
Pure comfort food right over here. I love pho at Minh Chau (New Asian Star)!

2) Least favorite food:

Oh this is an easy one. I used to eat some funky stuff when I was a little girl… things I could not fathom stomaching now!

Herrings in cream sauce (ew) I used to eat these fishy fishes straight out of the jar.

Giblets and hearts in my stuffing (ew! ew!) My mom always put those nasty things in my Thanksgiving stuffing. NEVER AGAIN

Liverwurst (ew! ew! ew!) All by itself or on some plain white bread. No thank you!

3) Favorite fruit

Want to know about my favorite fruit? This is an easy one to answer for me… dragon fruit, and that is followed by passion fruit, another favorite of mine. I am a HUGE fan of exotic fruits and I love to create exotic smoothie bowls with these fruits. If you are local, you can usually pick up a wide variety of exotic fruits at Nino Salvaggio.

Dragon fruit can have either a white center or pink center. You never know until you slice it!
Dragon fruit can have either a white center or pink center. You never know until you slice it!

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Exotic fruits that I purchased at Nino Salvaggio
Exotic fruits that I purchased at Nino Salvaggio
The exotic fruit smoothie bowl
The exotic fruit smoothie bowl

4) Favorite meals that I have cooked:

Truth be told, and many of you all know, cooking and baking is my #1 passion in life! I love to serve up a delicious dish for my little family of 3

Italian drunken noodle is hands down the family favorite over here in the Give It A Whirl Girl kitchen. You can find the recipe for this delicious dish on my blog. Italian Drunken Noodle features Pappardelle pasta, Italian sausage, and mix of peppers with chardonnay wine.

A big plate of Italian Drunken Noodle and a glass of chardonnay
A big plate of Italian Drunken Noodle and a glass of chardonnay
Italian Drunken Noodle - Give It A Whirl Girl's favorite meal to cook
Italian Drunken Noodle – Give It A Whirl Girl’s favorite meal to cook

Honorable mention:

Gigantic mozzarella stuffed meatballs are a big favorite and I have the recipe for these on my blog. This is the kind of meal that I invite my family over for. This recipe serves up a generous portion of meatballs.

CLICK HERE for my Huge Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs RECIPE!

Huge mozzarella stuffed meatballs simmering in the slow-cooker
Huge mozzarella stuffed meatballs simmering in the slow-cooker
A big plate of mozzarella stuffed meatballs served over spaghetti noodles
A big plate of mozzarella stuffed meatballs served over spaghetti noodles



Pineapples stuffed with a teriyaki chicken is another family fave but it is somewhat complicated and tedious to create. You can find the recipe and learn more about this gluten-free dish on my blog.

Pineapples stuffed with teriyaki chicken are a fabulous summer meal
Pineapples stuffed with teriyaki chicken are a fabulous summer meal

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5) Favorite desserts I have created

I love to bake cakes even though I am not the most talented baker and cake decorator. I created a bubblegum cake and a cotton candy cake. These cakes and cupcakes were a ton of fun to create and even more fun to eat!

Here are some photos of my favorite baking projects:

Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake - Let's Get The Party Started
Bubblegum Gluten-Free Cake – Let’s Get The Party Started
COTTON CANDY CAKE by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL - Gluten-Free - How I Created It
COTTON CANDY CAKE
Paleo Dark Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Paleo Dark Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes

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6) Favorite drink (non-alcoholic):

I don’t know how I can pick one here. I am a self-confessed coffee addict and I am also addicted to my energy drinks (have to have at least one a day!). My favorite energy drinks are by Bang Energy. With flavors like Unicorn and Cotton Candy, how can you resist?


7) Favorite alcoholic drink:

I recently started getting into craft beer and hard ciders. I was always attracted to the labels and packaging. It is so fun and colorful! I grew up my entire life, hating on beer, and saying it tasted like pee. Then one day I went to Hop Cat and I went there with the intention of giving beer a whirl and I ordered a flight with three different craft beers. Guess what? I enjoyed each and every one of them! I was impressed with myself that I gave craft beer a chance. I love craft beer and the entire drink experience with them. I love all of the unique flavors out there… Lucky Charms cereal, etc. etc.!

So sorry for the poor quality photo! I apologize but here is a photo of me with my first craft beer! I gave it a whirl at Hop Cat in Royal Oak, MI
So sorry for the poor quality photo! I apologize but here is a photo of me with my first craft beer! I gave it a whirl at Hop Cat in Royal Oak, MI
First flight of craft beer for me at Hop Cat and I loved each one of them!
First flight of craft beer for me at Hop Cat and I loved each one of them!
A 6-Pack of PB & Jaley craft beer
A 6-Pack of PB & Jaley craft beer
Passion Fruit hard cider
Rekorderling Passion Fruit hard cider  – This was the greatest hard cider I have tried!
An assortment of craft beers... all delicious!
An assortment of craft beers… all delicious!
Cranium Crush - Raspberry Waffle Cone Ale
Cranium Crush – Raspberry Waffle Cone Ale
An assortment of craft beers that I tried out
An assortment of craft beers that I tried out. And we save all of the bottles and cans and display them in our basement.

 

 

8) Favorite candy

Jelly Belly Raspberries & Blackberries are my favorite candy! What is yours?
Jelly Belly Raspberries & Blackberries are my favorite candy! What is yours?

There is no better candy than Jelly Belly’s Raspberries & Blackberries! These berry flavored candies are extremely highly addictive to me and I will kill a bag in just a couple of minutes!


9) Favorite post on the blog

I am nearing 200 published posts on the blog and if I had to choose one favorite post I simply can’t. I am going to declare a tie here. The two posts that were my favorite to do were both local reviews. I would love to visit more places nearby and review them. The local reviews I have done are my top performing posts. Here we go…

Modern Cone Review

and

Kawaii Bubble Tea Review

Modern Cone is an ice cream shop in St. Clair Shores that specializes in creative ice cream concoctions. This is the place to go if you want a unique ice cream concoction that is fun to eat, and very Instagrammable!

Make sure you are following my Facebook page because I will be sharing a Modern Cone gift card giveaway very soon!

Our three desserts at Modern Cone
Our three desserts at Modern Cone
Cereal Killer ice-cream Stacker available at Modern Cone
Cereal Killer ice-cream Stacker available at Modern Cone

Kawaii Bubble Tea is located in Clinton Township, MI and they have some of the best bubble teas (boba) that I have ever tried. They also have a wide variety of macarons available. If you have never ever tried boba you definitely need to check out this place. It is a very fun drink experience.

Kawaii Bubble Tea boba and macarons!
Kawaii Bubble Tea boba and macarons!
Enjoying our boba drinks and macarons at Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
Enjoying our boba drinks and macarons at Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
What a fun experience for all of us!
Macarons and boba at Kawaii Bubble Tea
Macarons and boba at Kawaii Bubble Tea

Honorable mention:

Tou & Mai is located in Detroit’s midtown area and they offer some very unique desserts. I tried their halo halo (Hello Hello is what they call it). You can read the review on my blog where I spill all the beans about this awesome dessert destination!

Tou & Mai Review

Sweet beans in my ice cream~!

Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI
My daughter, Chloe Pearl eating Hello Hello (Halo Halo) at Tou & Mai in Detroit, MI

10) Favorite place to grab a sweet treat

This is an easy question to answer. Menchie’s and Orange Leaf are definitely my favorite place to grab a dessert. I am obsessed with frozen yogurt, also known as froyo. You can read my Menchie’s review on the blog.

Want to give Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt a whirl? Grab a Groupon and save on your visit!

Menchie's Frozen Yogurt (Froyo) Build-Your-Own Creation
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt (Froyo) Build-Your-Own Creation
Edible art!
Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI
Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI
Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI toppings bar
Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI toppings bar

 

Final thoughts

I truly hope you enjoyed this post over here at Give It A Whirl Girl. I would love to hear from my readers so leave me a comment here and tell me about your favorite food!

Question Time!

What is your favorite food? Least favorite food? Please share with me. I love to hear from my audience!

Also…

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Give It A Whirl prepping a from-scratch pizza
Give It A Whirl prepping a from-scratch pizza

 

At Tony's I-75 in Birch Run, MI with our gigantic banana split
At Tony’s I-75 in Birch Run, MI with our gigantic banana split

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Extreme Pizza REVIEW – 26 Gourmet Signature Pizzas Available At This Grosse Pointe Pizza Parlor & A Way To Save On Your Next Visit

Looking to feed your hungry family some pizza that is something other than ordinary? This Extreme Pizza review will tell you how can achieve that with some fun and exciting pizza flavors that this pizza chain has. The whole entire “does pineapple belong on pizza” movement can move over and step aside because at Extreme Pizza they are bold enough to put mandarin oranges on pizza! Yes, I said mandarin oranges, and those can be found on one of their signature gourmet pizzas The Paia Pie. Ok so I know you might be thinking that oranges on pizza does not sound very appealing but guess what… if you allow yourself to eat freely and with a very open mind you will see that yes, mandarin oranges do belong on pizza! Keep reading this Extreme Pizza review to find out what else this place has to offer for your next lunch or dinner!

Extreme Pizza is located in Grosse Pointe, MI. Use the store locator to find an Extreme Pizza near you!
Extreme Pizza is located in Grosse Pointe, MI. Use the store locator to find an Extreme Pizza near you!

Also, I have a tidbit of news to share with you! Extreme Pizza has vouchers available on Restaurant.com so you can save on your next purchase. Keep reading my Extreme Pizza review to get all of the details!

My Extreme Pizza Review

This was not our first time at this Grosse Pointe pizza place. We have been here several times before. We live one city over in St. Clair Shores and the little extra drive is worth it to get to this unique Grosse Pointe pizza establishment. I consider this place to be a hidden gem and I am so happy I discovered it a few years back. This Grosse Pointe pizza place has a menu that builds up excitement in me. There are so many excellent choices here and I don’t think you can go wrong with any of them! Extreme Pizza is known to consistently serve up pizzas that do not disappoint!

Pizzas that we ordered at Extreme Pizza (The Yard Sale and the Boar'der)
Pizzas that we ordered at Extreme Pizza (The Yard Sale and the Boar’der)

Extreme Pizza Menu

Extreme Pizza has quite the exciting menu board! Their menu features 16 Carnivore signature pizzas and 10 Veggin Out pizzas. Their menu has something for everyone and also includes pizzas for the adventurous eater. While you are able to create your very own build-your-own pizza here, I highly recommend giving their signature pizzas a whirl. At our most recent visit, we ordered my favorite, The Boar’der (my pick) and my husband chose the Yard Sale.

Here are the ingredients that were on these two pizzas:

The Boar’der: Shredded pork marinated in a sweet BBQ sauce, red onions, fresh cilantro, cheddar and mozzarella.

The Yard Sale: Italian sausage, pepperoni, salami, black olives, fresh mushrooms, green peppers, red onions, vine ripe tomatoes, tomato sauce, mozzarella and cheddar.

You can view their entire menu here or check out the images below.

Menu at Extreme Pizza (Sandwiches, Calzones, Etc)
Menu at Extreme Pizza (Sandwiches, Calzones, Etc)
Extreme Signature Pizzas Menu at Extreme Pizza
Extreme Signature Pizzas Menu at Extreme Pizza
Build-Your-Own Pizza and Salads at Extreme Pizza
Build-Your-Own Pizza and Salads
The Boar'der Pizza At Extreme Pizza
The Boar’der Pizza At Extreme Pizza
Yard Sale Pizza at Extreme Pizza
Yard Sale Pizza at Extreme Pizza

Want To Build Your Own Pizza?

As you can see below I have all of the sauces, cheeses, meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, and spices noted and you have endless possibilities here with creating your very own Extreme Pizza!

I would love to hear about the pizza that you would create here at Extreme Pizza!

Feel free to leave me a comment in the comments section about your dream Extreme Pizza!

Ingredients available to build-your-own!

HOMEMADE SAUCES
Tomato, pesto, black beans and salsa, Alfredo, pico de gallo, chipotle, hummus, spicy hoisin style, sweet BBQ, tangy ranch, buffalo wing, peanut, Tandoori, balsamic glaze.

CHEESES
Mozzarella, fresh mozzarella, cheddar, feta, mascarpone, fontina and Swiss, ghost pepper, goat, gorgonzola, soy, ricotta, vegan cheese.

MEAT
Pepperoni, Italian sausage, linguica, salami, smoked bacon, Canadian bacon, beef meatball, shredded pork, anchovies, chicken (bbq, Thai, grilled).

FRESH VEGGIES
Fresh mushrooms, spinach, arugula, broccoli, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, green peppers, black olives, kalamata olives, roasted potatoes, heirloom tomatoes, vine ripe tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, jalapenos, pepperoncini, green onions, red onions, caramelized onions, carrots, roasted garlic.

FRUITS & NUTS
Hawaiian pineapple, Mandarin oranges, walnuts, candied walnuts, peanuts, pine nuts, tortilla chip strips.

FRESH SPICES
Basil, cilantro, garlic, sage, oregano.

Yard Sale Pizza At Extreme Pizza - Check Out All Of Those Delicious Toppings!
Yard Sale Pizza at Extreme Pizza – Check out all of those delicious toppings!

 

Beyond Pizza at Extreme Pizza

Extreme Pizza offers up more than just EXTREME PIZZA! Their menu also features breadsticks, chicken wings, salads, Monster subs, calzones, and desserts. I can vouch for the wings here as I have had them in the past and they are excellent!

Extremely Twisted Breadsticks

Baked dough “twisted” with a blend of Swiss and fontina cheeses, garlic and herbs served with choice of ranch or tomato dipping sauce.

Chicken Wings

Monster Subs

You can view all of the Monster Subs from Extreme Pizza HERE.

Calzones

There are three calzones available at Extreme Pizza. Which one will you be giving a whirl?

ENDLESS SUMMER

Mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, mushrooms, marinated artichoke hearts, caramelized onions and tomato sauce.

THE PIPE

Mozzarella, ricotta, garlic and tomato sauce with any of our freestyle toppings

BIG WEDNESDAY

Mozzarella, ricotta, garlic, caramelized onions, italian sausage, roasted red peppers, pepperoni and tomato sauce.

Extreme Pizza Garden Fresh Salads

There are 12 Garden Fresh Salads available at Extreme Pizza if pizza is not your thing or if you are watching your carb intake. View all of their salads HERE.

EXTREME DESSERTS at Extreme Pizza

Save room for dessert! Extreme Pizza has these wonderful things called Pow Pow Sticks that you are not going to want to miss!

POW POWS TWISTED STICKS

Baked dough “Twisted” with a hazelnut sauce, powdered sugar and chocolate sauce.

And another wonderful dessert creation they offer is:

NONNA’s MELTDOWN

Baked dough with creamy mascarpone cheese, freshly sliced apples, cinnamon and drizzled honey.

If you want a more traditional dessert after your Extreme Pizza they also offer Big Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and New York Cheesecake.

 


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The Boar'der has cheddar cheese and barbeque sauce on it! Would you give this pizza a try?
The Boar’der has cheddar cheese and barbeque sauce on it! Would you give this pizza a try?

Vegan & Gluten-Free Options

If you have any vegan or gluten-free dietary restrictions you are in luck at Extreme Pizza! There are 5 signature vegan pizzas that you can choose from. Any of the gourmet signature pizzas can be made with a gluten-free crust or you can also choose from 4 different salads. Also, if you are looking for some healthy options here at Extreme Pizza they do have a Healthy Dining menu available.

Dine In, Pickup, or Delivery

Great news for those of you who might live kinda far away… you can enjoy your pizza at Extreme Pizza. There are some dining room tables available if you prefer to dine in. Extreme Pizza also has the option for you to order online and pick up at the store OR you can also have your Extreme Pizza delivered straight to your door with delivery.

Final thoughts on Extreme Pizza

Extreme Pizza is an excellent choice for your next “cheat day” meal! YOLO so you might as well just stuff your face with some Extreme Pizza… am I right?? I absolutely love places like this that offer the customer to enjoy a unique experience. If I ever want an ordinary pizza I will head on over to Little Caesar’s for a Hot & Ready pizza.

On days when I am craving something a lot more adventurous on my pizza, Extreme Pizza in Grosse Pointe is my go-to place.

I hope that you all enjoyed my Extreme Pizza review and it inspires you to give this Grosse Pointe pizza parlor a whirl! Not near Grosse Pointe? Use the store locator to find out if you have an Extreme Pizza near you!

And now it is Question & Answer Time!

What signature Extreme Pizza will you be giving a whirl? Or will you be building your own gourmet pizza?

Leave me a comment and let me know! I love hearing from my readers so don’t be shy.

 


Restaurant.com Savings

Currently, Restaurant.com has some vouchers available for Extreme Pizza so you can save on your next purchase.

I have the current offers listed below.

$5 Certificate | Your Price $5 $2.00 (min. purchase $10)

$10 Certificate | Your Price $10 $4.00 (min. purchase $20) (This is the voucher we used on our visit)

$25 Certificate | Your Price $25 $10.00 (min. purchase $50)

CLICK HERE to see all of the Restaurant.com vouchers in your area.


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EXTREME PIZZA REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

EXTREME PIZZA REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl



Want to find out more about Extreme Pizza?

Grosse Pointe Extreme Pizza location

369 Fisher Road, Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
313-881-5000

Grosse Pointe Extreme Pizza phone

313-881-5000

Grosse Pointe Extreme Pizza hours

Sun
12:00pm – 7:00pm

Mon – Thu
10:30am – 8:00pm

Fri
10:30am – 9:00pm

Sat
12:00pm – 9:00pm

**All store locations are independently owned and operated.

 

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Daddy’s Doughnuts REVIEW – Utica, MI Made-To-Order Designer Donut Shop Serving Up Happiness One Doughnut At A Time!

I come from the city of St. Clair Shores, MI but we recently made the drive all the way over to Utica just for a half-dozen box of donuts from Daddy’s Doughnuts. We were so blown away and impressed by these morsels of heaven, I just had to share my Daddy’s Doughnuts review with you over here on the Give It A Whirl Girl blog today. If you are wondering what is just so special about these donuts I will fill you in. The Daddy’s Doughnuts donut shop allows you to create your own donut creation.

This is a made-to-order, you dream it, they build it donut shop!

Daddy’s Doughnuts might just be the perfect place to make a pitstop if you have a sweet tooth to satisfy or if you are looking for a “cheat day” treat! Not only do these donuts taste great but the experience alone of creating your own is just a ton of fun! This doughnut shop promises to serve up a dose of happiness one doughnut at a time, and that is a promise fulfilled! Our family of 3 had a fabulous experience here. We were definitely all smiles when we took off with our beautiful box of donuts!

Keep reading my Daddy’s Doughnuts review to learn more about this fun and unique donut shop.

Daddy's Doughnuts logo

A half-dozen of donuts from Daddy's Doughnuts - REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
A half-dozen of donuts from Daddy’s Doughnuts
Daddy's Doughnuts sign out front
Daddy’s Doughnuts sign out front
Daddy's Doughnuts is located on Hall Road in Utica, MI REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
Daddy’s Doughnuts is located on Hall Road in Utica, MI

How you can get your very own made-to-order donut at Daddy’s Doughnuts

When you walk into Daddy’s Doughnuts there are menu cards available at the door. This is where the magic happens! You get to be the creator of your made-to-order doughnut. There are options at the top of the card for 12 doughnuts available in a variety of signature flavors or you have the option to design your own with a very wide variety of different toppings and drizzles.

The steps for designing your made-to-order Daddy’s Doughnut is simple! First off, you start with a warm vanilla doughnut then:

  1. Choose your doughnut coating.
  2. Choose your doughnut drizzle.
  3. Choose your doughnut topping.

I have all of the flavor options listed down below if it is too hard to see on the photo of the menu card. Once you place your order you can watch your donut creation come to life! It was fun to watch my custom donuts being made.

Daddy's Doughnuts menu cards are available at the door. REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
Daddy’s Doughnuts menu cards are available at the door.
Menu card at Daddy's Doughnuts - Create your very own donut!
Menu card at Daddy’s Doughnuts – Create your very own donut!

Daddy’s Doughnuts menu board

Daddy's Doughnuts menu board
Daddy’s Doughnuts menu board (all of the prices are before tax)

Donut coatings available

  • Apple
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Glazed
  • Lemon
  • Maple
  • Peanut butter
  • Pineapple
  • Powdered sugar
  • Strawberry
  • Vanilla

Donut drizzles available

  • Banana
  • Caramel
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Grape Jelly
  • Key lime
  • Marshmallow
  • Mint
  • Orange
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry

Donut toppings available

  • Almonds
  • BACON!!!
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • Coconut
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Graham cracker
  • Oreos
  • Peanuts
  • Powdered sugar
  • Pretzel bits
  • Rainbow sprinkles
  • Toasted coconut
Daddy's Doughnuts in Utica, MI
Daddy’s Doughnuts donut shop (all the magic happens behind the counter… watch your custom donut get made!)
Daddy's Doughnuts in Utica, MI
Check out all of these drizzles and toppings available at Daddy’s Doughnuts! Can you say, YUM!??!?
One of the employees creating out made-to-order custom Daddy's Doughnuts
One of the employees creating our made-to-order custom Daddy’s Doughnuts
One of the employees creating out made-to-order custom Daddy's Doughnuts
It is so much fun to watch your custom donut creation being made!

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12 signature doughnut flavors

If you are pressed for time or you’re not quite in the mood to design your own you can choose from a dozen different signature flavors. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of these signature flavors here!

Why not try them all in a Daddy’s Doughnuts dozen?!!!

  • Blackout
  • Breakfast
  • Chocolate Covered Pretzel
  • Daddy
  • Flint Stone
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Minty Thin
  • Orange Creamsicle
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly
  • Samoa
  • S’mores
  • Strawberry Cheesecake
Daddy's Doughnuts signature flavors
Daddy’s Doughnuts signature flavors
Daddy's Doughnuts signature flavors
Daddy’s Doughnuts signature flavors
Daddy's Doughnuts signature flavors
Daddy’s Doughnuts signature flavors
Daddy's Doughnuts signature flavors
Daddy’s Doughnuts signature flavors

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Daddy’s Doughnuts prices

A single donut altogether with the tax is $2.50

A half dozen doughnuts altogether with tax is $12.50

And if you want the best deal a dozen of Daddy’s Doughnuts altogether with the tax is $21.00

Daddy’s Doughnuts also has “simple donuts” available (glazed, powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, and naked) $1 each

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Other products available at Daddy’s Doughnuts

Daddy’s Doughnuts shop is more than just donuts! They also have edible cookie dough available, macarons, and some other specialty items. In the photos below you can see what type of specialty offerings are available. They had some rice krispies treats, marshmallow treats, two different kinds of bumpy cakes, two different flavors of whoopie pies, and some fudge brownies.

There are also some gluten-free products available for those of you who can’t consume gluten.

Daddy’s Doughnuts also has some beverages available. They have coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and hot cider available.

Daddy's Doughnuts - Other specialty items available - I need to try that edible cookie dough someday! Major weakness of mine!
Daddy’s Doughnuts – Other specialty items available – I need to try that edible cookie dough someday! Major weakness of mine!
Daddy's Doughnuts - Other specialty items available
Daddy’s Doughnuts – Other specialty items available
Macarons available at Daddy's Doughnuts! I bet these passion fruit flavored ones are to die for!
Macarons available at Daddy’s Doughnuts! I bet these passion fruit flavored ones are to die for!

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Don’t forget to place your paczki order for Fat Tuesday!

Check out these WILD and CRAZY paczki flavors that are available at Daddy’s Doughnuts! What flavors look best to you? I would love love love to have a cotton candy paczki, peanut butter & jelly, and a maple bacon paczki! You know me… all about giving new things a whirl and Daddy’s Doughnuts sounds like the perfect place to get a dozen for Fat Tuesday. Mark your calendars and make sure you place your paczki order before March 9th! Fat Tuesday is a holiday that I always look forward to and I always need at least two to get my paczki fix!

Paczki flavors available at Daddy's Doughnuts
Paczki flavors

One drawback

For me, there was only one little drawback that came to mind while typing up this Daddy’s Doughnuts review. That is that there is no seating available inside this donut shop. I know that many donut shops are grab-and-go but this is the type of establishment that I actually wouldn’t mind hanging out in for a while with my family. I wouldn’t mind having them pour me a cup of coffee to go with my donuts. I am only pointing this out so that my readers are aware that you will have to take your donuts to-go.

Daddy's Doughnuts is already counting down the days until National Doughnut Day!
Daddy’s Doughnuts is already counting down the days until National Doughnut Day!

What’s next for me at Daddy’s Doughnuts

I am most certainly going to be stopping in again at this establishment for some more donuts and smiles! I have never in my life had a donut with bacon on it and I will be ordering a maple/bacon donut, for sure, next time I come in! The Key Lime Pie donut also sounds like a winner for me! I am also intrigued by their Strawberry Shortcake donut. This is the place to be if you are bored with your regular glazed donuts. Stop in at Daddy’s Doughnuts if you want to try out some adventurous, new donut flavors!

My daughter got a kick out of all the donut pillows
My daughter got a kick out of all the donut pillows
Donut pillows at Daddy's Doughnuts
Donut pillows at Daddy’s Doughnuts
A half-dozen of donuts from Daddy's Doughnuts - REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
A half-dozen of donuts from Daddy’s Doughnuts

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Final thoughts

I sure hope that you enjoyed this Daddy’s Doughnuts review and it will inspire you to give these donuts a whirl! My little family of 3 had quite a wonderful experience at Daddy’s Doughnuts and though it isn’t exactly close to our hometown of St. Clair Shores, it is really worth the drive to Utica just to experience this unique spin on donuts! This is the kind of place where you will never be bored with what you walk out with… there are over 2000 flavor combinations available at Daddy’s Doughnuts! So use your imagination when you stop in to give these donuts a whirl!

Oh yeah! A beautiful Peanut Butter & Jelly doughnut from Daddy's Doughnuts! Daddy's Doughnuts REVIEW
Oh yeah! A beautiful Peanut Butter & Jelly doughnut from Daddy’s Doughnuts!

My daughter's donuts from Daddy's Doughnuts!

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Daddy’s Doughnuts Location

8413 Hall Rd., Utica MI 48317

Daddy’s Doughnuts Phone

Daddy’s Doughnuts Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 5:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM



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My Birthday Dinner At Terry’s Terrace REVIEW & Gift-Card GIVEAWAY 4 Winners! (Harrison Township, MI Restaurant)

My 38th birthday on February 23rd may have come and gone but the wonderful memories will remain of my awesome birthday dinner with family at Terry’s Terrace in Harrison Township, Michigan. I have dined at Terry’s Terrace a couple of times in the past and I was so impressed with my experience I had to go back. If you are looking for a seafood dish of excellence then Terry’s Terrace is the restaurant that you will want to dive into! This Terry’s Terrace review will go into detail about my seafood birthday dinner at this establishment. Unfortunately, I can’t have alcohol at this point in time of my life so I am unable to discuss that but it does appear to be that this place has an incredible bar. If you want to hear about their food, though, you are in the right place. Also, keep reading to find out how you can win a $25 gift-card to Terry’s Terrace in the gift-card giveaway! Four winners will be drawn at random.

Let’s get started and break down my birthday dinner.

Terry's Terrace is located in Harrison Township on Jefferson
Terry’s Terrace is located in Harrison Township on Jefferson
Birthday dinner at Terry's Terrace with family
Birthday dinner at Terry’s Terrace with family
Lobster Lover's February menu board at Terry's Terrace
Lobster Lover’s February menu board at Terry’s Terrace

 

Terry's Terrace bar - REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Terry’s Terrace dining room
Terry's Terrace REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
Terry’s Terrace bar

My Terry’s Terrace Review

The atmosphere

Terry’s Terrace has a great ambiance. The atmosphere at this Harrison Township is a fun one. This restaurant is often very busy and I do suggest making reservations if you do not want to wait around for a table because they do fill up fast. This restaurant is dimly lit and depending on where you sit there can be some background noise. The area around the bar is where most of the noise comes from but there are other areas of the restaurant you can be seated at that are more on the quiet side.

Terry's Terrace bar

Arcade

For those of you who have quarters in your pocket there is also an arcade at the back of this restaurant. Inside you will find some great video games and a wide variety of pinball machines.

Terry's Terrace also has an arcade with video games and pinball machines

Lobster Lover’s February

Part of the reason why I chose Terry’s Terrace this year was due to their Lobster Lover’s February event that takes place all month. During the month of February Terry’s Terrace has several different lobster offerings to choose from.

Lobster choices

Lobster Bisque
Lobster Tacos
Surf & Turf
Lobster Ravioli
Lobster Risotto
New England Lobster Roll
Lobster Tower
Lobster Stuffed Cod
Lobster & Crab Cakes
Salmon with Lobster Cream sauce
Lobster & Shrimp Penne
Twin Lobster Tails

The Lobster Lover's Menu at Terry's Terrace REVIEW
The Lobster Lover’s Menu at Terry’s Terrace

I don’t know about you but I sure can’t pass up the opportunity to have a lobster feast. When I looked at the menu at Terry’s Terrace I felt like I hit the jackpot. They have so many incredible and tempting seafood dishes to choose from! It almost seemed like an impossible task to just settle on one because I am sure they are all magnificent. So if you are a seafood lover like me, you are going to swoon over the menu here at Terry’s Terrace.

Terry’s Terrace menu

If you are curious about the meals offered at Terry’s Terrace you can view their entire menu HERE. I have included a few snapshots of the Terry’s Terrace menu. What dish do you think you would order here?

Terry's Terrace menu REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

Terry's Terrace menu REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

Terry's Terrace menu REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl

Start out with an appetizer at Terry’s Terrace

Appetizers were currently half off when we dined there on a Saturday around 4 pm. It is difficult to pass up a good appetizer at a great price so my mom ordered two plates of the crab-stuffed mushrooms. Boy were they ever awesome! The crab-stuffed mushrooms are one of the house specialties at Terry’s Terrace and for good reason… excellent appetizer! The crab-stuffed mushrooms appetizer consists of mushroom caps stuffed with real crab mix, red onions, and finished with Monterey jack cheese and a lemon to squeeze on top.

Crab-stuffed mushrooms at Terry's Terrace - Awesome appetizer! Terry's Terrace REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
Crab-stuffed mushrooms at Terry’s Terrace – Awesome appetizer!

Load up on some soup and salad

My dinner included a house salad and I got that with a cup of French dressing on the side. Pretty decent salad but what I was really excited to give a whirl was Terry’s Terrace lobster bisque soup. I have a weakness for lobster bisque and whenever I see it on a menu I just have to order it. My only beef with the soup was that I wish there had just been a tab bit more in the bowl. The lobster bisque had the perfect amount of lobster meat on top of it to swirl into the soup and delight my palate. It was also served with a small piece of garlic bread on the side to dip into it. I am going to be dreaming of this soup for days. I would love another helping of this on my next visit. And the great thing about the lobster bisque is that it is a regular menu item and not just for Lobster Lover’s February.

Though I have not tried it yet and can’t speak from experience (yet), Terry’s Terrace has a clam chowder on their menu. They are known for their seafood and I’m quite certain that their clam chowder will not disappoint. I am thinking that on my next visit to Terry’s Terrace I will be trying that one out! The clam chowder is highlighted on their menu as one of their specialties so of course, you know it is going to be fabulous!

Lobster bisque soup at Terry's Terrace - Terry's Terrace REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl
Lobster bisque soup at Terry’s Terrace
My side salad at Terry's Terrace that was included with my meal - Terry's Terrace review by Give It A Whirl Girl
My side salad at Terry’s Terrace that was included with my meal

My seafood dinner, the star of the show

Because Terry’s Terrace has Lobster Lover’s February taking place this month I just had to go with a lobster dish and their lobster ravioli turned out to be such a fantastic choice. I have ordered lobster ravioli and other restaurants and have sometimes been let down because the lobster has sort of a pungent, strong taste. Terry’s Terrace lobster ravioli was everything but that. The lobster ravioli had a delicate taste and they were served with a lush white creamy champagne sauce. The lobster ravioli also included a blend of red peppers, corn, and shallots.

Check out this lobster ravioli at Terry's Terrace
Check out this lobster ravioli at Terry’s Terrace

 

Lobster ravioli at Terry's Terrace REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Lobster ravioli at Terry’s Terrace

Another one of the lobster menu items for Lobster Lover’s February was the lobster-stuffed cod and my mother ordered that. The lobster-stuffed cod was one of the lobster menu items that I debated on ordering. I do love eating a big hunk of some meaty cod. I am including a photo of my mom’s meal here so you can see just how good this was! The cod fish was baked to perfection and topped with a great amount of lobster meat. I was a little jelly of her dinner even though I loved mine. Maybe next year for Lobster Lover’s February I will order the dish that she got.

Lobster stuffed cod at Terry's Terrace a REVIEW by GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL
Lobster stuffed cod at Terry’s Terrace

Terry’s Terrace for kids

Terry’s Terrace also has a kids menu available. This is a great place to take your kids on Tuesdays because on Tuesdays guess what? Kids eat FREE! I am going to suggest the fish & chips for your kiddos because Terry’s Terrace has award-winning fish & chips.

Kid's menu at Terry's Terrace
Kid’s menu at Terry’s Terrace
My daughter eating her sliders at Terry's Terrace
My daughter eating her slider

Great place to celebrate a birthday

Terry’s Terrace might just be the next place you want to celebrate your

next big moment in life or a birthday party with family and friends. I made a reservation, of course, because there were 15 of us. They had us seated in a separate little area of the restaurant where it was just us and we were isolated from the rest of the restaurant. It was perfect to have a room like this set aside for my large party of dinner guests.

Terry’s Terrace also provided me with a dessert on the house (no picture). It was a brownie served with vanilla ice-cream, and a big dollop of whipped cream.

Be sure to sign up for their VIP Club for some freebies and deals. They sent me a postcard before my birthday to use on my birthday dinner. I believe it was $7 off my birthday dinner (feel free to correct me if I am wrong). Unfortunately, I ended up either misplacing mine card or accidentally throwing it in the recycling bin.

Me and my daughter, Chloe, and my birthday cake with the super awesome candle provided by Terry's Terrace - GIVE IT A WHIRL GIRL , Terry's Terrace Restaurant Review
Me and my daughter, Chloe, and my birthday cake with the super awesome candle provided by Terry’s Terrace
My chocolate cassata cake from Nino Salvaggio's
My chocolate cassata cake from Nino Salvaggio’s
Chocolate cassata cake from Nino Salvaggio's
Chocolate cassata cake from Nino Salvaggio’s

Final thoughts on my Terry’s Terrace experience

My family and I had an excellent meal at this restaurant from start-to-finish! I honestly can not think of a single gripe that I had for my birthday dinner here. I believe that my family also enjoyed their experience here. The menu for Lobster Lover’s February is both impressive and delicious. I am definitely going to be going back to Terry’s Terrace next year for their lobster feast. I hope that this Terry’s Terrace review will inspire you to stop in and give it a whirl!

 

Question Time! What dish is calling your name at Terry’s Terrace? Leave me a comment and let me know what meal looks enticing to you! View the full menu HERE.

Make sure you enter the Terry’s Terrace gift-card giveaway!

4 winners will receive a $25 gift card to spend on their next meal at Terry’s Terrace.

Winner must be 18+ years of age and live in Michigan

Giveaway ends 3/17/2019

4 winners will be randomly selected. If you are a winner I will contact you for shipping information and then pass it on to Terry’s Terrace.

Terry’s Terrace is responsible for prize delivery.

Good luck to all!

Terry's Terrace
Terry’s Terrace

Find out more about Terry’s Terrace

Terry’s Terrace Location

36470 Jefferson, Harrison Township, MI 48045

Terry’s Terrace Hours

MONDAY-FRIDAY

11am – 11pm

SATURDAY-SUNDAY

10am – 12:00am

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bd’s Mongolian Grill REVIEW – Our Visit To This All-You-Can-Eat Stir Fry Restaurant – Sterling Heights, MI

bd’s Mongolian Grill is the place to be if you want to build your own stir-fry and be the chef of your own meal. This bd’s Mongolian Gril review covers the basics on what you need to know about dining here. You choose the meat, veggies, sauces, and seasonings. Once your bowl is complete you take it up to the big grill and watch the meal cook right before your eyes. This is a great place to dine with family and friends and your meal will definitely give you something to talk about.

I have a long, long history with bd’s Mongolian Grill. It actually used to be my favorite place to dine at while I was a teenager in the 90’s. I even had my high-school graduation in one of the large dining rooms at one of the original locations in Royal Oak, MI. When I was growing up I was fascinated with this place. Just the thought of having an empty bowl and filling it up with various meats/ seafood, vegetables, sauces, and seasonings was enough to excite the inner chef in myself.

Flash forward to a couple of days ago and it was my first visit in years since the price dramatically increased. We had a coupon for two bowls for $20 and we ordered a kid’s meal for my daughter, Chloe, as well. If you would like to locate a coupon for bd’s Mongolian Grill be sure to check your local papers because that is where I located mine. Coupons always give us a big incentive to go out to eat so I am always scouring our papers for deals.

BD's Mongolian Grill in Sterling Heights, Michigan
BD’s Mongolian Grill in Sterling Heights, Michigan

 

BD's Mongolian Grill interior in Sterling Heights, MI
bd’s Mongolian Grill interior in Sterling Heights, MI
BD's Mongolian Grill serve yourself stir-fry bar in Sterling Heights, MI
bd’s Mongolian Grill serve yourself stir-fry bar in Sterling Heights, MI

bd’s Mongolian Grill review

How bd’s Mongolian Grill Works

You can check out the menu online for your bd’s Mongolian Grill location that you choose to visit. The menu is simple and to the point. At this restaurant, you get to be the chef and the creator of your final concoction, or you can view one of the menu cards and use that as a guide.

The possibilities of what your stir-fry will become are endless here at bd’s Mongolian Grill. No two bowls are ever the same!

Meat/Protein

There are several protein choices to choose from up at the serve-yourself bar. They provide everything from beef, chicken, sausage, pork, seafood, and some other options. If you are a vegan, the great news is that you can also come up with a great meal here. Just go ahead and skip the meat area. This area here also has a few noodle options available if you would like pasta in your stir-fry.

BD's Mongolian Grill meats section of the serve-yourself stir-fry bar
bd’s Mongolian Grill meats section of the serve-yourself stir-fry bar

Tons Of Fresh Veggies To Choose From At bd’s Mongolian Grill

This is the area where the bowl really starts to kick into high gear that you are building. There is a large serve-yourself area that has several vegetables and other toppings to choose from. This area also includes some eggs that can be incorporated into your bowl. I always have to have my egg and I get two for the Asian dish that I love to build.

bd's Mongolian Grill veggies area
bd’s Mongolian Grill veggies area
The veggie station at bd's Mongolian Grill
The veggie station at bd’s Mongolian Grill
Veggies galore at bd's Mongolian Grill
Veggies galore at bd’s Mongolian Grill

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Good Eats At Sugarbush Tavern REVIEW – Eastpointe, MI – And The Best Cherry Chicken Salad Of My Life!

Who doesn’t love a great deal? I discovered Sugarbush Tavern through a local advertisement paper and through a recommendation from my mother. My husband and I often browse those publications to discover new restaurants that are local and have a coupon offer. Sugarbush had a buy-one-get-one-half-off coupon offer so we decided to step in for a family dinner and hope for the best. We love discovering new-to-us restaurants that are local to us. Giving new things a whirl is what I live for. I love the thrill of it all. Today I will be sharing my Sugarbush Tavern restaurant with you all. I can’t wait to tell you about the greatest cherry chicken salad of my life!

Sugarbush Tavern in Eastpointe, MI
Sugarbush Tavern in Eastpointe, MI – A great place to grab a burger, wings, ribs, salads, or just a great dinner!

We reside in St Clair Shores so heading over to Eastpointe is not too far of a drive for us. Sugarbush Tavern is definitely conveniently located for someone like myself.

Keep reading to find out about our incredible meals here and to find out more about their menu items. They are known to have the best ribs in town, also known to serve up a big fat juicy burger, wings, and other entrees. They also have a weekly specials menu for food and drinks.

Interior of Sugarbush Tavern in Eastpointe, MI
Interior of Sugarbush Tavern in Eastpointe, MI

About Sugarbush Tavern

We visited the Eastpointe location but this restaurant also has a Chesterfield, MI location and that is where this place originated. They have been serving up their amazing dishes since 1994.

One great thing about Sugarbush Tavern is that they take pride in using items that are local to the state of Michigan.

We pride ourselves in buying local fresh food with a host of made in Michigan products such as Sanders Hot Fudge Sundaes, Traverse City Cherry BBQ Sauce, local Amish raised turkeys, and an amazing selection of local craft beers to name a few. (source)

If you love ribs you might just want to stop in and give theirs a whirl. They have award-winning ribs that were voted best in Macomb County. That is quite an honor, considering how many restaurants there are in the county of Macomb.

Let’s explore the menu and highlight some of the best

I apologize for not having a photo of the burgers here. The complete menu can be viewed online HERE. Sugarbush Tavern is known to offer up some great burgers. They have a 1/2 pound burger on their menu for $7.99. And for all of those low-carbers out there they even offer a low carb burger:

Lo-carb Burger
Cooked lo-carb style with no bun, and topped with bacon and
cheddar and served with cottage cheese and tomato slices – 8.99

Another burger that sounds intriguing is the Jack Daniels burger:

Jack Daniel’s Signature Burger
Topped with Jack Daniel’s sauce, monterey jack cheese,
sauteed mushrooms and onions – 9.59

Sugarbush Tavern Saturday Dinner Specials
Sugarbush Tavern Saturday Dinner Specials – They all sound fantastic! Prime Rib is the big Saturday special that I will need to chow down on someday!

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Erma’s Frozen Custard REVIEW – St. Clair Shores Michigan – A Trio Of Frozen Custard Parfaits

Erma’s Frozen Custard is the place to be if you want some top quality frozen custard and some exciting, fun ways to top it. This place has so many wonderful flavor concoctions it is somewhat overwhelming to decide on just one! Give me two. NO! Give me three! The flavor options here are just mindblowing. This was my first time visiting with my little family of 3 and we each chose our own parfaits. I just had to go with Peanut Butter & Jelly. I really have a thing for PB&J and that is my jam right now. My husband went with the S’mores Parfait. I believe I heard him moaning over just how good it was. And last but not least my daughter, Chloe, went with a Candy Parfait. Keep reading my Erma’s Frozen Custard review to learn more about this delectable little ice-cream shop!

Our Visit To Erma's Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI
Our Visit To Erma’s Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI
Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard in St Clair Shore, MI
Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI

My Erma’s Frozen Custard Review

Hard work does pay off… in frozen treat form!

We had a yard sale for the past few days and this was a great place to go to reward ourselves for our hard work. Chloe had a blast with the yard-sale (it was her first) and she was so thrilled about earning some money. It was her idea to go out for ice-cream. She insisted that she wanted to purchase her own sundae with her own money. That kid had some sheer determination to spend money last night!

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Always seeking something new to experience

It was my idea, of course, to try out something new. Erma’s Frozen Custard is so conveniently located that we could actually take a stroll and walk on over there. How have I been living in St Clair Shores for so long and never ever stopped at Erma’s. It saddens me to think about how much I have been missing out on all these years. I am definitely going to visit this place one more time before they close for the season. I already know what I’m going with too~ Raspberry Truffle Parfait!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait and S'mores at Erma's Frozen Custard in St Clair Shore, MI
Peanut Butter & Jelly Parfait and S’mores at Erma’s Frozen Custard in St Clair Shores, MI

 

Chloe with her Candy Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard
Chloe with her Candy Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard

 


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Peanut Butter Jelly TIME!

I want to discuss a bit on my parfait that I ordered, the Peanut Butter & Jelly! Let’s start with the bottom here: first up is vanilla custard, a layer of peanut butter, chopped peanuts, more vanilla custard, a generous helping of strawberry jelly, more nuts, whipped cream and then topped off with a cherry. I gotta say that I enjoyed this immensely! Yes I said that word and I reserve it for rare occasions!

Wowza! Check out that strawberry chunk in my PB&J Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard
Wowza! Check out that strawberry chunk in my PB&J Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard

 


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In the two photos below you can see just how many options Erma’s Frozen Custard offers. I highly suggest checking out Erma’s frozen custard menu so you aren’t standing around looking dumbfounded trying to figure out what the heck you are going to order!

Take a dip

What I love about this place is that they have some great flavors of dip that you can go with! I love that hard-shelled dip on my cone. They even offer a Confetti Cake dip! I am addicted to any and all things cake flavored and I know I will be going with that dip someday.

I absolutely love their creativity here and there is something for everyone.

Candy Coatings and Toppings at Erma’s Frozen Custard

Numerous options to choose from here! Erma’s Frozen Custard offers sundaes where you can choose one topping. These sundaes also come equipped with whipped cream and a cherry on top because no sundae is complete without that. Then they offer something called an Explosion! With the Explosion, this is where you can really let your creativity shine and you get your choice of not one, but two different toppings. You can see the Erma’s Frozen Custard menu in the photos below.

Flavor board of parfaits at Erma's Frozen Custard in St. Clair Shores, MI (Erma's Frozen Custard menu)
Flavor board of parfaits at Erma’s Frozen Custard in St. Clair Shores, MI
So many flavors to choose from at Erma's Frozen Custard! (Erma's Frozen Custard menu)
So many flavors to choose from at Erma’s Frozen Custard! Featured flavors of frozen custard week by week.
Chloe's Candy Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard
Chloe’s Candy Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard
Chloe enjoying her Candy Parfait at Erma's Frozen Custard
Chloe enjoying her Candy Parfait at Erma’s Frozen Custard

More than just parfaits and sundaes!

If you are craving something besides a parfait or sundae you are in luck because Erma’s offers a variety of other things you can go with. They offer milkshakes, slushies, floats & coolers. They offer specialty desserts as well such as: Custard Puff, Brownie Delight, Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Split, and a peculiar item known as an Upside-Down Banana Split (that is something I most definitely need to try!).

Nutrition

Erma’s Frozen Custard offers 100% Michigan dairy products and their frozen custard is gluten and soy-free. You can read up on this more HERE.

My one beef about this place, speaking honestly here

These parfaits come in at $6.30 a piece. For a family of 3 to go out for parfaits here you are going to have to fork over $18.90. I am not what I would consider a stingy person whatsoever but for the amount of ice-cream and toppings that they give you for $6.30 just is not enough for me. I truly feel that maybe these should cost a little less or possibly just make the serving size larger. I will visit this place again when I have the means to, but I really believe that the price is a tad too steep. We usually do not pay that much to go out for ice-cream. We can go to Menchie’s and do big build-your-own froyos with a ton of toppings and usually only be out $15 for the visit there.

Where can I get my Erma’s?

Great news Michiganders! There are multiple locations to find Erma’s Frozen Custard. There are currently locations in: St. Clair Shores, Shelby Township, and Warren, MI.

Check out the store locator for more details on where you can find your closest Erma’s!

Find out more about Erma’s Frozen Custard

I hope you enjoyed this Erma’s Frozen Custard review and it inspires you to visit! I believe you will fall in love with this place at first bite!

So what will you be ordering at Erma’s Frozen Custard? Check out their menu online and leave me a comment and let me know what appeals the most to you!

 

Please note this is a seasonal establishment! They are open April 1- October 31.

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Firehouse Subs REVIEW – Picnic In The Park At Fort Fraser in Fraser, MI – Tried It Out Tuesday

Yesterday was Labor Day and my husband had the day off and he came up with the most wonderful idea to have a picnic in the park AND to visit a new park that was close by to us. Fraser is relatively close and he discovered a park called Fort Fraser there. We ended up dodging some thunderstorms that seemed as though they were heading our way. We heard lots of thunder in the distance. We really lucked out! We stopped off at Firehouse Subs in Roseville, MI to get our food for the picnic and we brought along a cooler to keep it cold on the way there. Unfortunately, they do not offer any gluten-free options for bread so I had to go with a salad. The salad ended up being a great choice though and I am actually so glad I got that. It was so delicious that I did not even miss the bread! Here is a little bit of a review of my experience with Firehouse Subs.

Firehouse Subs in Roseville, MI
Firehouse Subs in Roseville, MI
Firehouse Subs menu board in Roseville, MI
Firehouse Subs menu board in Roseville, MI

I ordered the Italian With Grilled Chicken Salad and added on some cherry peppers and black olives (free of charge). There were a lot of extra toppings you could choose from that did not cost any additional money, which I thought was wonderful! You can see the photo on their website. I just kept on eating and eating this salad. It was huge and seemed neverending but in the greatest way. I most definitely feel that I got what I paid for with my $8. This salad was chockful of meat and veggies. No sad salad to see here folks!

This was one of those rare occasions when your salad actually turns out looking better than the advertised photo!

 

I have been to Firehouse Subs a couple times before (back when I was eating regular bread) and I always ordered the Engineer. That was a hot sub that had mushrooms on it and that sub never disappointed. The food here is always fresh, the establishment was squeaky clean when we came in, and the staff was helpful and friendly.

ITALIAN WITH GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD from Firehouse Subs with a couple extra toppings
ITALIAN WITH GRILLED CHICKEN SALAD from Firehouse Subs with a couple extra toppings

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Kawaii Bubble Tea Is The Place You Want To Be – Boba Review in Clinton Township, Michigan

If you have not heard about boba tea yet, why not? It is all the rage these days and I am writing this in hopes of directing you to your new happy place~ Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI. Upon walking in you are bombarded with an adorable cat on the wall that just screams CUTE! This place is the place you want to be if you want to be adventurous and indulge in a unique drink. Did you know that the word “kawaii” means CUTE in Japanese? This place is off the charts when it comes to the cuteness factor! You will be radiating with happiness once you take that first sip of your boba drink.

Kawaii Bubble Tea is the most perfect place to take your family. The drinks served here are kid-friendly and this little shop is a good alternative to going out for ice-cream. I am suggesting here that you mix things up and try something new! Your child will fall in love with the cute drinks that come in fun flavors. The drinks even come with a cute little face on top to seal the drink in. And because there is boba in there you have to use a thick, fat straw. Children will definitely have a memorable time here and get a kick out of it. My 8-year-old daughter, Chloe, always looks forward to going out for a bubble tea.

Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
Give It A Whirl Girl visits Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI offers boba drinks, French macarons, and other Japanese treats

About Kawaii Bubble Tea

Kawaii Bubble Tea is owned by Christa Gowing and she has been the owner here for nearly two years. She started out working at Starbucks and then took a leap of faith and made her dream come true of opening up a bubble tea shop. I had a chance to sit down and chat with Christa about her business and I got nothing but good vibes from her. She was friendly and sweet and I enjoyed chatting with her about her bubble tea shop.

Christa also has her amazing 19-year-old son, Jadon Maloney, who inspired her to open up this unique place. Jadon is the co-owner of the shop. They work together at Kawaii Bubble Tea and he was pretty much the mastermind of the entire concept of this shop, including the name, logo, and color scheme. That is quite the accomplishment for someone who is the age of 19! I am fascinated by this! Christa also had a ton of support from her husband to open up Kawaii Bubble Tea. When you have a fantastic support system your dreams can become a reality.

Boba is a Taiwanese drink concept and has actually been around since the 1980s. It hasn’t achieved popularity in the states until fairly recently. The good word is spreading and more and more people are getting curious about these cute and unusual drinks!

The drinks are available in three sizes (small, medium, or large). The cool thing about this drink shop is how you can create any drink that you desire. There are thousands of possibilities with the different flavor combinations you can come up with.

You can either choose to drink your boba drink inside or take it on-the-go. There are plenty of tables for indoor seating.

The menu board at Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
The menu board at Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI

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All about the boba! What is it?

Confused about boba? There are three different types of boba offered. I am also providing the different flavors that each are offered in.

  • Traditional – Sweet and creamy tapioca pearl
  • Popping – Little balls of juice that pop in your mouth (Strawberry, Blueberry, Mango, Peach, Green Apple, Yogurt, Pomegranate, and Lychee )
  • Jelly – These are firm and chewy (Assorted, Mango, Lychee, Passion Fruit, and Strawberry)

The boba all comes in a variety of flavors. There are several options here on deciding what to go with.

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Enjoying a honeydew boba at Kawaii Bubble Tea
Enjoying a honeydew boba at Kawaii Bubble Tea
Enjoying a honeydew boba at Kawaii Bubble Tea In this photo you can see the passionfruit jellies at the bottom. You use a fat straw to suck them up. Fun!
Kawaii Bubble Tea Boba drink (honeydew, with almond milk, green tea, and passionfruit jelly)
Kawaii Bubble Tea Boba drink (honeydew, with almond milk, green tea, and passionfruit jelly)

 

How do I get my boba drink?

That is entirely up to you! The drinks at Kawaii Bubble Tea are completely customizable. You can even adjust the sweetness of your custom drink.

  1. The first step is to pick your flavor. There are several to choose from! So much that it is somewhat overwhelming for a first time visitor. That is why I am writing this post. I want to guide you on losing your boba virginity. View all the flavors HERE.
  2. The second step is to choose tea. There are three teas to choose from. The black tea and green tea have caffeine. The passion tea is caffeine free. Passion tea would be best for the children that visit.
  3. The third step is to choose if you want your tea blended or poured over ice. If you go with the blended option your drink will be like a slushie.
  4. The final step is to choose your boba (as mentioned above there is traditional, popping, and jelly) and the boba also comes in a wide variety of flavors.

Watch the video below to get a sneak peek on how the drink is made. It is put inside a shaker to ensure that the ingredients are well incorporated.

 

Recommendations

I chatted for quite a while with the owner. I wanted to get the inside scoop on her favorite drink. After all, she is the professional here! Christa often goes with a milk tea with honeydew. So I was curious and I ended up going with that as well and I chose the passionfruit jellies as my boba. I was blown away by the delicious flavor of this drink. If you are a fan of honeydew this one will knock your socks off!

Special drinks

Can’t decide on what combination to go with? Kawaii Bubble Tea has a variety of drink concoctions available if you need to be guided in the right direction of a tasty drink. You can view the special drink menu HERE.

Gluten-free and dairy restrictions

If you need to avoid gluten and dairy you are in luck at Kawaii Bubble Tea.

The milk and the fruit teas are gluten-free as well as the boba included with them.

The fruit teas are dairy and lactose-free. If you need a milk substitute they have you covered with a couple of different options: almond milk and soy milk, which is an additional 60-cents.

And guess what? Most of the macarons are also gluten-free. Please inquire about the macarons if you are unsure. Flavors like cookie dough are not gluten-free. I’m telling you, you just have to enjoy a macaron or two or three with the boba. Read more about macarons up next!

Macarons

Need a little bite to eat with your boba drink? Kawaii Bubble Tea also offers some scrumptious little French macarons in a wide variety of flavors! Check out this wide selection that they have available (see below). It is so hard to narrow it down when every single flavor is delectable and delish! Seriously guys and gals, it does not get any better than this combo here~

Boba and macarons together is seriously a match made in heaven.

These two things (boba and macarons) do go hand-in-hand and French macarons really do taste as good as they look.

The macarons available at Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI

The macarons are not made in the shop but they are created in Chicago by a French pastry chef that overnights them to Kawaii Bubble Tea. We had a chance to sample half a dozen and we were not let down one bit by these. They were, quite honestly, some of the freshest and most flavorful macarons I have ever tried!

  • American Cheesecake
  • Birthday Cake
  • Blueberry
  • Coffee
  • Cookie Dough
  • Cookies N Cream
  • Fruity Pebbles
  • Matcha
  • Nutella
  • Pistachio
  • Raspberry
  • Red Velvet
  • Salted Caramel
  • S’mores
  • Taro
  • Vanilla
  • White Chocolate

We had six macarons to sample. I apologize for there being only four in the photo. Someone must have been hungry! We had the Fruity Pebbles, Cookies & Cream, Birthday Cake, White Chocolate, Cookie Dough, and drumroll please…. TARO!

Since the whole concept of my blog is about trying new things I just had to give taro a whirl because I had no clue what it was. It tasted a lot like vanilla. Taro is an Asian root vegetable that is quite similar to a potato in its starchiness. I was quite surprised by its sweet vanilla-like flavor.

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Asian Snacks

Kawaii Bubble Tea also has a small offering of different Asian snacks that will pair well with your boba drink. They have Pocky, Hi-Chew, Yan Yan, and more.

 

Rewards Program

Rewards programs are a huge incentive and often make me a repeat customer. I love that Kawaii Bubble Tea offers a reward for coming in. Here is how it works:

  • You provide your phone number (this is your account number)
  • Purchase 10 drinks in any size and your 11th drink is free. You earn one star per drink purchase and once you accumulate those ten stars you can redeem your reward.
  • You can also earn stars by purchasing macarons. When you purchase six macarons you earn one star.
Enjoying our boba drinks and macarons at Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI
Enjoying our boba drinks and macarons at Kawaii Bubble Tea in Clinton Township, MI What a fun experience for all of us!

Insider tips!

Cannot decide on one flavor for your drink or just one boba? You can get 2 for the price of one. Mix and match!

Want to take home some boba and experiment with it? At Kawaii Bubble Tea you can purchase containers of popping pearls boba that are ready to go home. You can get creative with them and add them to adult beverages, add them to ice-cream, or whatever your heart desires.

Still confused?

If you are new to bubble tea the first time visiting a place like this can feel very overwhelming. No need to worry though! The staff at Kawaii Bubble Tea is super friendly and very helpful. They will be there for you if you need them. The staff is just superb!

Gift cards

Looking for the perfect gift for someone in your life? Kawaii Bubble Tea offers e-gift-cards. The starting price for these is $5.00 and that is enough to cover one drink. You can choose from 6 different styles and customize the amount that you would like to send. Physical gift-cards are available in-store. You can view the e-gift-cards HERE.


Question Time! What boba drink will you try at Kawaii Bubble Tea? Leave me a comment and let me know! Also, do you have a favorite flavor of macarons?

 


 

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Kawaii Bubble Tea Location:

43301 Garfield Road, Clinton Township, Michigan 48038, United States

Phone:

(586) 421-5604

Kawaii Bubble Tea Menu:

Kawaii Bubble Tea menu can be found HERE

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Tony’s I-75 restaurant is located in Birch Run, MI. This place is not for the faint of heart. It is not the place to go for a light meal. And it might just be a heart-attack waiting to happen. This establishment will literally put an entire POUND OF BACON on your sandwich. Do you want an omelet? They will put a DOZEN OF EGGS in there. Not kidding. This is a family restaurant that serves up meals of EPIC proportions. They are famous for their serving sizes and they are also famous for the bacon that they serve up here. It is a bacon-lover’s paradise and dream come true here. Did you know that they use up 11,000 lbs of bacon weekly? It is true, read on in my Tony’s I-75 restaurant review!

Tony's I-75 restaurant in Birch Run, MI
Tony’s I-75 restaurant in Birch Run, MI
Located in Birch Run, MI is Tony's I-75 Restaurant
Located in Birch Run, MI is Tony’s I-75 Restaurant
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Tony’s famous BLT sandwich – (Image courtesy of http://www.tonysi75restaurant.com/)

My Tony’s I-75 Restaurant Review

About Tony’s I-75

Tony’s I-75 restaurant has been around for nearly seven decades. This place is a Michigan classic. If they had a motto I believe it should be, “go big or go home”. It is a once a year tradition for our family to dine here in the summer. This is not the kind of place you should be going to every week. I wish they included nutrition facts on the menu because the amount of calories here would be off the charts.

If you are in a hurry to eat you will often be confronted with a line out the door. Even on a weekday afternoon, there is a line to get in here. The building is not large enough to accommodate the demand. It is a small, cramped restaurant and I wish they would expand to a larger building but they have been at that location for decades and I doubt they are going anywhere. It is worth the wait though and the line does move fairly quickly.

Tony’s I-75 restaurant not only serves giant portions of food but they also have a massive menu. They have anything ranging from sandwiches, soups, salad, burgers, subs, dinners, seafood, Italian, and Mexican. And save room for dessert! You can not leave Tony’s without dessert.

There is also a decent children’s menu. I highly recommend the kid’s spaghetti with the giant meatball. My daughter ordered chicken strips this year. The portion size for children is very reasonable and they don’t go overboard with kids, which I think is totally cool.

 

Because the menu is so big, I did not capture a photo of every page of it but I tried my best to give you a good idea of what they offer and the prices. Their prices are very reasonable considering the amount you receive. You can view the entire menu online at their website.

Tony’s I-75 menu

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My BIG meal at Tony’s I-75 restaurant – Antipasto Salad and boy was it ever huge!

I often like to go for the seafood here. If you like clams they are jumbo clams. I am talking gargantuan! That is what I typically order but this year I went with the Antipasto Salad. This was my first time ordering a salad here so I wasn’t sure what to expect. When it was brought out my first thought was that it was a beautiful salad. It had all the fixings of an antipasto salad and the portion size was colossal. There was one problem though, my mozzarella cheese was not on my salad. I didn’t realize this at first. It took a few minutes to flag down our waitress but she apologized and was helpful in getting me my cheese. The salad came with a house-made Italian dressing and it was the perfect addition to my plate. The dressing was sensational, and there was excitement in every bite of this salad. I really appreciated the addition of green olives. I never had an antipasto with green olives.

Tony's I-75 Antipasto Salad
Tony’s I-75 Antipasto Salad
Antipasto Salad at Tony's I-75 Restaurant
Antipasto Salad at Tony’s I-75 Restaurant
Tony's I-75 Antipasto Salad
Antipasto Salad – They forgot my cheese but I eventually received it

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My mom’s gigantic burrito at Tony’s I-75 restaurant

You should see the size of my mom’s burrito that she ordered~ MASSIVE! We were all stunned when this burrito came out because I have never in my life seen one this large. Somehow my mom managed to pack half of this in and took the other half home for leftovers. When you dine at Tony’s I-75 restaurant you do often leave with a doggy bag because most meals are impossible to finish for the average person.

Check out my mom's GIGANTIC burrito at Tony's I-75 restaurant!! HUGE!!!!!
Check out my mom’s GIGANTIC burrito at Tony’s I-75 restaurant!! HUGE!!!!!
My mom and her giant burrito at Tony's I-75 restaurant
My mom and her giant burrito at Tony’s I-75

My husband’s pizza sub at Tony’s I-75 restaurant

Joe ordered a pizza sub and the size of that did not disappoint! He tried to take it on and eat the entire the whole thing but he failed! Wondering what was on this monster sub? It came with, ham, pepperoni, mushrooms (Joe left these off), pizza cheese, pizza sauce.

Here is a photo of my hubby's giant pizza sub at Tony's I-75 restaurant
Here is a photo of my hubby’s giant pizza sub

And the moment you have been waiting for! Tony’s I-75 banana split!

Once a year when we come to Tony’s 1-75 we take advantage of their enormous banana split. There were 4 adults at our table plus one child (my daughter). We usually cannot finish this heavyweight dessert but this year we tackled the banana split and ate the whole entire thing! I felt like a pig afterward (oink oink) but I kept on using that spoon as a shovel to shove more and more ice-cream into my mouth. I deserved the little bellyache I had on the car ride home.

The ENORMOUS banana split at Tony's I-75 Banana for $10 you can feed the whole table dessert! Tony's I-75 restaurant review by Give It A Whirl Girl
The ENORMOUS banana split at Tony’s I-75 Banana for $10 you can feed the whole table dessert!
The banana split at Tony's I-75!! Do you think you could tackle it?? Tony's I-75 restaurant review by Give It A Whirl Girl
The banana split at Tony’s I-75!! Do you think you could tackle it??
We came. We saw. We conquered that banana split at Tony's I-75 restaurant
We came. We saw. We conquered that banana split at Tony’s I-75

Final thoughts about Tony’s I-75 restaurant

Overall we were satisfied with our meals. We all left with full bellies and smiles on our face, that is for certain. We will continue with our yearly tradition for meeting up here once a year. For weeks leading up to it, we are always all talking about that banana split. That dessert is truly the highlight of the meal for me. This is a great restaurant for family dining and I think that everyone in the area should experience this place at least once in their lifetime. I am hopeful and optimistic that this Tony’s I-75 restaurant review will inspire you and your family to give it a whirl someday. It is most definitely worth the drive!

 

Have you ever been to Tony’s I-75? What do you enjoy ordering there? Leave me a comment and let me know what you like! If you have never been to Tony’s I-75 restaurant what appealed to you on their menu?

Details about Tony’s I-75 Restaurant

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Tonys I-75 Restaurant Location

8781 Main St,
Birch Run, MI 48415

Telephone:

(989) 624-5860


 

Tony’s I-75 Restaurant Hours

Hours
Mon.-Thurs.: 6:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Fri. & Sat.: 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday: 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m

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Tony’s I-75 Restaurant REVIEW by Give It A Whirl Girl – Antipasto Salad

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My Visit To Menchie’s – REVIEW – Froyo Is Always The Best Medicine

Menchie’s is nothing new to me. This serve-yourself frozen yogurt bar has been a family favorite dessert destination spot for years now. The great thing about Menchie’s is that each and every trip here can be a new experience. There is always a wide variety of frozen yogurt flavors to choose from, as well as sorbets. Menchie’s also often introduces new flavors to try to keep things exciting. We go to Menchie’s to celebrate. We go to Menchie’s to drown our sorrows on a bad day. I always joke around about Menchie’s being the best medicine and a remedy to take your day to better heights. When I’m stuffing my face with froyo I don’t have a care in the world. This Menchie’s review will inform you of everything you need to know about this unique frozen yogurt shop!

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My Menchie’s Review & everything you need to know!

Serve Yourself At Menchie’s

Upon walking in you see a serve yourself frozen yogurt and topping area. How neat! I have always had a spot in my heart for frozen yogurt. I used to get so excited when my mom took us to TCBY and we could choose 3 different toppings for a parfait. You, however, did not have the opportunity to serve yourself there, somebody else took care of you. Menchie’s has a help yourself frozen yogurt bar and a serve yourself topping bar where all your wildest dessert dreams can become a reality. You can build and create anything your heart desires. I love this help-yourself approach to frozen yogurt. It is a gratifying experience to walk into a place like this and create your own little (or big) cup of edible art.

Get creative at Menchie’s

At Menchie’s your creation is completely and totally up to you! The froyo is in your hands. Your froyo creation is sold by weight. So if you go wild and crazy with the froyo and the toppings be prepared to pay a hefty amount for that epic creation of yours.

Fun flavors!

You can scope out all of the flavors that Menchie’s has available by clicking THIS LINK. Please note that not all flavors will be available at your location. Call your local store up if you want to inquire about what flavors they have available.

My local Menchie’s has seven self-serve froyo stations and each station has two flavors. You can help yourself or swirl both flavors together. This means that there are usually 14 different flavors available. One of my usual go-tos is the Takes The Cake Batter. The Rich ‘n” Nutty Pistachio is another favorite. The pistachio always gives me flashbacks of the pistachio pudding that my grandma used to make with me and my sister.

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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI
Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Variety of frozen yogurts to choose from

Menchie’s toppings… the fun part!

My favorite part of visiting Menchie’s is dressing up my froyo with all of the available toppings. Decisions! Decisions! Only so much can fit into the cup so you have to be a little choosy with what you go with. Menchie’s has the available toppings menu online. Please note with this as well,  not all toppings will be available at every Menchie’s location. I didn’t see the Bursting Boba toppings available yesterday and those are one of Chloe’s favorites. She usually builds a fruity sorbet cup and goes with colorful toppings such as boba and gummy candies.

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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Toppings bar
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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Toppings bar
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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI -Toppings bar
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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Fresh fruit at the toppings bar
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Menchies Heritage Village in Warren, MI – Toppings bar (whipped cream, cherries, cheesecake, cookie dough, brownie, etc)

Insider tips:

  • Do not go too crazy with different flavors and toppings. Think things through and really think to yourself, “is this going to taste good?” If your Menchie’s does not taste good, you are probably to blame.
  • They charge by weight so if you want to keep it on the cheap side do not out an enormous amount of froyo in your cup. Also, stick to light toppings like candy sprinkles, whipped cream, etc.
  • They have a lot of gummy candy toppings to choose from but keep in mind that your froyo is FROZEN yogurt so once that gummy candy sits there on top of your creation for a bit it does tend to get on the hard side, as opposed to soft like a gummy candy should be.
  • I forgot to get a photo of the liquid toppings available like marshmallow and hot fudge. It is a good idea to put this on your froyo BEFORE the toppings.
  • Menchie’s does offer a rewards program, known as My Smileage, so you can save on frozen yogurt once you reach a certain amount of money spent. Once you reach 50 Smiles (spend $50) you get a $5 reward. Just for signing up they start your account with 25 Smiles.
  • Don’t forget Menchie’s for your next celebration. They do offer frozen yogurt cakes!

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How can Menchie’s improve?

  • Orange Leaf is a froyo competitor and they offer little paper dividers for your cup so different flavors and prevented from blending together.
  • Offer breakfast flavors as a regular option. Last year Orange Leaf offered a line of breakfast flavored froyo like pancakes w/ syrup, Fruity Pebbles, etc. The breakfast flavors are my favorite. Keeping these flavors as a permanent offering would be fabulous. I would even visit in the morning for a breakfast treat if those flavors were always available.
  • Rearrange the stations just a bit. The liquid topping area is at the end of the self-serve area. I think it just makes sense to put hot fudge, etc. on top of your froyo BEFORE you put the cute little toppings on. When you put this on last it smothers your creation.

Final thoughts

I hope my Menchie’s review has opened your eyes about this unique place to visit. The possibilities really truly are endless! You can get creative at Menchie’s with the HUGE toppings bar that they have. There is a wide variety of toppings and sauces for your frozen yogurt creation. It is also a very family-friendly place. Your children will love Menchies… I guarantee it!


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Have you ever been to Menchie’s? What does your favorite cup of froyo look like? Leave me a comment and let me know, don’t be shy!

If you have never visited this place will this Menchie’s review inspire you to go? I sure hope so and I hope you love your first experience there. I was hooked from my first visit!


MENCHIE’S LOCATION (Heritage Village – Warren, MI)

29367 Mound Road

Warren, MI 48092

MENCHIE’S HOURS (Heritage Village – Warren, MI)

Mon-Sun: 12 PM-10 PM


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New York Deli In St Clair Shores – Restaurant Review

For me, Fridays have always been about seafood and fish. There is just something about getting a tasty fish dinner on a Friday. Technically it wasn’t dinner today, but a late lunch at New York Deli in St. Clair Shores, MI. My main focus of this blog is about trying out new things. New York Deli is not new for me. My family and I are regulars here. I am going to go and assume that this restaurant has a lot of regulars because the delicious food keeps bringing them back. Hmmm or could it be all about the pickles? Maybe the corned beef? The Reubens? Let’s investigate! Seriously though, if you have been living in the area of this restaurant and have not yet visited you are the one missing out!

New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI

All about New York Deli St. Clair Shores

You want to know what I love about this place? It is the only restaurant that I have ever dined at that greets you with a bowl of juicy pickles. Sometimes if you polish off that bowl of pickles your nice waitress will ask you if you want more. The obvious answer is always YES!

The New York Deli has a great menu with really decent prices. They offer a wide variety of items and have something for everyone on their menu. My husband, Joe, is often a burger guy and I am an entree gal. Since it was Friday and I was craving fish I had to go with my usual~ baked cod with steamed broccoli on the side.  Joe had a hardcore craving for a burger today so he went with a cheeseburger.

I have a few photos down below of just some of their offerings. There are plenty more than shown here. You can view their entire menu HERE. They have soups, salads, sandwiches (including build-your-own deli sandwiches), burgers, pita & wraps, entrees, and a section with Italian foods. I have never dined here for breakfast but I did see that they have some breakfast foods available here. I will have to come early someday and explore that part of the menu more.

New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI - You always get started with pickles!
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI – You always get started with pickles!
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New-York-Deli-N-Restaurant – St Clair Shores, MI – Menu
New-York-Deli-N-Restaurant - St Clair Shores, MI - Menu
New-York-Deli-N-Restaurant – St Clair Shores, MI – Menu
New-York-Deli-N-Restaurant - St Clair Shores, MI - Menu
New-York-Deli-N-Restaurant – St Clair Shores, MI – Menu

New York Deli has a daily special menu available. They offer up six varieties of soups and a wide array of dessert offerings. Personally, for me, I am all about that Seafood Chowder. The Seafood Chowder is fully stocked with all the seafood you can fill into a soup cup. Cup runneth over! Check out the images below. They frequently serve overflowing cups of soup, nothing to complain about there, the more the merrier!

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New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI Daily specials for Friday
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI - Seafood Chowder
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI – Seafood Chowder
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI - Seafood Chowder
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI – Seafood Chowder

I often like to venture out and try new things but sometimes things are just so damn good you gotta keep coming back for more. That is exactly what I do at New York Deli. Their Baked Cod dinner is cooked and seasoned to perfection. It is served with a side of potatoes but I try to do low-carb so I swap the potato out for a vegetable, in this case, broccoli. The cod is nice and meaty fish. It never has that putrid fishy taste that some restaurant fish dinners serve up. It is flaky fish and goes great with a little tartar sauce and a whole lot of fresh lemon juice.

New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI - Baked Cod
New York Deli in St Clair Shores, MI – Baked Cod

Joe was very pleased with his cheeseburger and he said it really hit the spot for him. I gotta say, it did look pretty fine! I could see the cheese just oozing around and it had all of the right fixings on it. He did manage to join the Clean Plate Club and pack it all in. It solved the hunger crisis that he was having.

Burger & Fries at New York Deli St Clair Shores
Burger & Fries at New York Deli

We did not order dessert, though it did sound tempting. We might go out later for a frozen treat. New York Deli has a considerably good amount of desserts to choose from: cakes (including Bumpy Cake), pies, cheesecake, rice pudding, and ice-cream.

All in all, we were very gratified by our delectable meals at New York Deli. My daughter is away on vacation now but she also really does enjoy dining there with us too. I forgot to mention above that they do have a children’s menu. I do wish the children’s menu had some more choices available, that might be my only slight complaint but it seems that is the case with most restaurants.

 

Question Time! Have you ever been to the New York Deli and what do you enjoy there? They are famous for their Corned Beef dinner and their Reubens and I have tried both. I can attest that they are indeed satisfying.

 

If you haven’t yet tried out the New York Deli and you decide to try it I really hope that you enjoy it as much as me and my family do!

 

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St Clair Shores

25008 Little Mack, St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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Clinton Township

40700 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038

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First-Timer’s At Apple Annie’s (REVIEW) & Dessert At Roger’s Bulk Candy Again

I have been living in this area of Southeast, Michigan all of my life. I have driven past Apple Annie’s in Roseville, MI numerous times, way too many to count. I have always been curious about how their food was. Last night my family and I finally gave it a whirl. We try to be thrifty while dining out and we had a coupon from a local paper. I have always heard that they were famous for their soups and that was plenty enough to get me to try it out because I love having a nice cup of soup to go with my dinner. On their website, they mention that they were voted best soup in Michigan for two years in a row. That was a claim I was willing to find out for myself. We also stopped by Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream after dinner. Read more to get the deets!

Me before dinner at Apple Annie's in Roseville,, MI
Me before dinner at Apple Annie’s in Roseville,, MI

 

Apple Annie's on Gratiot, in Roseville, MI
Apple Annie’s on Gratiot, in Roseville, MI

 

The first thing you notice while coming inside the restaurant is the dessert cases. There were fresh baked cookies, brownies, and I even spied with my little eyes Sanders Bumpy Cake, which is one of my all-time favorite cakes. Apple Annie’s is not only a restaurant but a bakery as well. They offer up freshly baked fruit pies, deliciously appealing bakery desserts, and specialty loaves of bread.

We sat down and looked over the menus. I sure made a great first impression for me. They specialize in traditional fare but also have some exciting items on the menu. I was really impressed with the soup list (as shown below). I had to inquire to the waitress about Kapusta and the Forest Gump Soup, since I had no idea what those were. Kapusta is a Polish soup with kielbasa and potatoes in it. The Forest Gump, which I should have know, had shrimp in it duh! Bubba Gump shrimp anyone??

I really was torn on what to order here because there were a lot of great options I could go with. I almost ordered one of the summer specials that was a pineapple half stuffed with salad and fruit. Gosh, that sounded amazing! I went back and forth in my mind and when the waitress finally showed up I told her that I was going to be brave and try out the Kapusta for the first time in my life. I figured that soup would pair well with the cabbage rolls so I ended up ordering that. I have not had stuffed cabbage in who knows how long? It’s really been that long! I love that dish but never cook it at home because I would be the only one here eating it, unfortunately.

Joe ended up going with the Dinner Chicken Pot Pie. He was going to go with a regular ol’ cheeseburger and I talked him into that. He orders a cheeseburger pretty much everywhere we go, or fajitas. Chloe had a decent children’s menu and I was hoping she would order something a little healthier but she really wanted a cheeseburger and fries. I was fine with that.

Apple Annie’s Dinner Menu

I received my soup and my eyes lit up. It looked so wonderful! I was excited to try out my kapusta for the first time and it did not disappoint. It was like a Polish explosion in my mouth. I really could have sat there and devoured a bowl of this soup. I see why they were voted for top soup in Michigan. I couldn’t think of a single thing that I did not enjoy about this soup. A big plus for me was there were many chunks of kielbasa and plenty of diced potatoes. It was a thick and hearty soup.

Joe, on the other hand, had chicken noodle soup. I did not try it but he said it was a bit on the salty side. I think he is just really adjusted to the way I cook at home and I use a minimal amount of salt in my food. When we dine out nowadays, food often does come across heavy on the salt side.

The soups came out with a basket of warm, freshly baked bread. I took a little taste but let me daughter have my dinner roll. She and Joe enjoyed the bread very much.

Apple Annie’s Kapusta Soup

So now for the dinners! In the photo below I showcase our two dinners: Dinner Chicken Pot Pie and the Cabbage Rolls dinner.

Apple Annie’s Cabbage Rolls and Chicken Pot Pie
Apple Annie’s Cabbage Rolls

Do I get a trophy or a badge? I did somehow manage to stuff three golabkis at Apple Annies, a pile of mashed potatoes, and some steamed carrots into my skinny frame! I was stuffed to the gills with food. We did not order dessert at Apple Annie’s but maybe next time! Overall, I was highly satisfied with my meal. Chloe was delighted with her meal. Joe did not particularly care for his pot pie. He said he would give Apple Annie’s another chance. I’m sure next time he will just be safe with his burger. For myself, I will definitely be exploring other items on the menu. Apple Annie’s was delicious! Delcious!

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If you would like to learn more about Apple Annie’s check out their website HERE. There is a Roseville location and a Clinton Township location for your convenience. You can view the entire menu online so you will have an idea on what you might order when you visit. The menu is quite big and has so many great items on it, it is hard to narrow it down to one choice. Hope you enjoy your experience at Apple Annie’s as much as I did!

Next stop was dessert. We have been overindulging a bit in the ice-cream as of lately. I admit that I have an ice-cream problem… a real true addiction. I could eat every single day in the summer. We ended up visiting Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream in Eastpointe, MI again. Our last banana split there was totally epic. You can read more about my first experience at Roger’s in THIS POST HERE.

Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream in Eastpointe, MI
Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream in Eastpointe, MI
Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream in Eastpointe, MI – Whirly Pops and Unicorn Lollipops

We decided we would share another banana-split once again for the three of us. We mixed it up just a bit this time around. We went with Blue Moon with chocolate on top, Amaretto Cherry with strawberries on top, and Superman with pineapple on top. Of course we also needed a heaping mountain of whipped cream and rainbow candy sprinkles. We also had to have our three maraschino cherries on top. I think every kid always gets a kick out of eating the cherries on top!

Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream in Eastpointe, MI – Ice-Cream getting scooped for our beautiful banana-split

We were met with service and a smile at Roger’s. The staff there is very friendly and always willing to help. The girl who waited on us was patient and created a gorgeous banana-split worthy of an Instagram post.

Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream in Eastpointe, MI – Banana Split w/ Bue Moon, Cherry Amaretto, and Superman
Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream in Eastpointe, MI – Banana Split w/ Bue Moon, Cherry Amaretto, and Superman

Today is Saturday and I don’t have a clue what I am making for dinner tonight. Actually, I would rather go out on a date night since it is just me and hubby for two whole weeks!

I might just maybe be making from-scratch pizza one more time for Joe and I. I ordered a Paleo Pizza Crust mix from Thrive Market and I am super curious about it. It could be something else other than pizza too because I got a great haul of Primal Kitchen dressings and marinades delivered yesterday. Decisions, decisions! I do have some great meals planned for the week. Chloe will be up-north in Oscoda, MI for two whole weeks so I will only be cooking for two for a while.

Did you have a great meal this weekend, or do you have a fabulous meal planned for dinner tonight? Leave me a comment and let me know what is cooking.

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Our Visit To Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream – Because Sometimes A Girl Just Needs To Have Fun

We have all heard the expression, “You will feel like a kid in a candy shop”. Yesterday I was that kid in the candy shop! Last night I came up with the grand idea to visit Roger’s Bulk Candy and Ice-Cream in Eastpointe, MI. As you may already know I often promote a healthy lifestyle and a healthy diet. I believe in living your life and having fun every once in a while though. I feel that eating should be all about BALANCE. I regularly opt for healthy meals but sometimes I like to just cut loose and enjoy whatever the heck I want.

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I heard about Roger’s Bulk Candy and Ice-Cream on the news just recently. I could not believe that I lived in the area of this place for so long and had no clue that it even existed. When you first step foot inside you will see an explosion of color, candy, and the huge variety of ice-creams that are available. This place just looks absolutely fun from the first moment that you get a peek inside. This place is floor to ceiling candy wherever your eyes looks.

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This was a very exciting excursion for my 8-year-old daughter, Chloe. We ended up going there on a whim and planned it out as a surprise for her. We did not tell her where we were going, we just drove over there.

We had a blast walking around the store and looking at all of the candy that you can help yourself to. It is a bulk candy shop and the candy is sold by weight so you can buy as much or as little as you want. If your sweet tooth is calling, this is the place to be.

Roger’s has been in business for 12 years now. They have over 500 types of candy and they have something for everyone. Seriously, if you have a problem finding a candy to take home with you then maybe you have a problem lol! Most of the candies here are nostalgic candies that date back to your childhood. Seeing these candies sure did bring in a tidal wave of memories!

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gumballs galore
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Hershey Kisses in every color
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Jones Soda and Stewarts soda

We ended up getting a little variety bag of sour candies. Then it was time to figure out what we were going to get at the ice-cream area of the shop. There is a huge assortment of ice-cream available and if you are seeking out something a little healthier, Roger’s does offer smoothies made with fresh fruit.

We decided we would order a banana-split and share it. This was no ordinary banana-split either. We did not go with the basic vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry. We wanted a colorful, Instagram-worthy banana-split with some fun flavors. We chose Superman, cotton candy, and anniversary cake. We had the usual toppings on it: strawberry (on the Superman), pineapple (on top of the cotton candy), and chocolate (topping for anniversary cake). We really were not sure how this would all pan out but this really did come together as a memorable banana split that we all enjoyed!

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If you are local to this spot definitely stop in and give it a whirl! This was a wonderful experience for all of us. We also really enjoyed the helpful and friendly staff. Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream will surely put a smile on your face.


What is your favorite kind of candy that takes you back to your childhood? My favorite has always been those little raspberry and blackberry candies. Leave me a comment below!

 


Roger’s Bulk Candy & Ice-Cream LOCATION

15020 E. 9-Mile Road, Eastpointe, MI


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