fish and chips

Southwest Detroit: Huron Room

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Atmosphere: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Taste/Quality: 3.5 out of 5 bites

The third addition to the Inlaws Hospitality group (Green Dot Stables and Johnny Noodle King) is Detroit’s Huron Room. We are coming up on the 1 year anniversary of the restaurant (doors opened Mother’s Day 2016), so I thought it was a good time to feature the Great Lakes inspired joint. Expect to find a new and improved menu full of creative seafood dishes (crab louie salad, lobster and crab nachos), burgers, and some serious comfort food (Pot Roast, City Chicken, BLT). I love that Huron Room offers Michigan made beer and wine, as well as liquor for their craft cocktails. At one point, their menus were actually printed on pieces of thin wood that smelled amazing.

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Clobster Stadium Nachos: Crab, lobster, cheese sauce, house pepper, chives. A nice combo of huge chunks of rich seafood, spicy peppers, and creamy, salty cheese sauce. The chips came out piping hot, extra thick and crunchy. You could tell they were house made. The perfect tool for scooping the delicious toppings into my mouth. A very nice spin on classic nachos.

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Hush Puppies: pimento cheese, house peppers, chives. I am a sucker for hush puppies so when I found these on the menu I was ecstatic. The crispy cornmeal crust was golden brown and filled with a creamy, spicy filling. The sauce was so delicious that I found myself ladling it in my mouth with my fork. I was sweet, creamy, and added a coolness to the spicy peppers. You can’t beat it for $6!

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Fish Sandwich (special): Cod burger topped with lettuce, red onion, and tomato. The fish was juicy, but this sandwich wasn’t my favorite. It was good, but I would’ve liked a little more seasoning and spice. I did like that this was light and didn’t leave me feeling heavy like most burgers do.

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This Great Lakes space decided to revamp their menu a couple months ago and take a different spin on things. Now you can find more than just seafood as well as lower prices. Service is always good and they offer happy hour and a brunch menu (featuring Corn Beef Hash and a Monte Crisco). If  you haven’t tried Huron Room, stop in and see for yourself.

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One Eyed Betty’s

Today on the Bite Tonight: One Eyed Betty’s

Located in Downtown Ferndale, MI One Eyed Betty’s is a great spot if you’re a beer condenseur, or simply if you like good food with an adult flare. The menu includes your standard beer food, but only amped up with sophistication to satisfy the grown-up pallet. My friend, Lauren and I decided to meet here for dinner and a drink. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites

Price: 4 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 3.5 out of 5 bites

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Alaskan Cran Spruce: Light and summery with an herb-y bite.

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My pick

Fwanch Deep: Braised Beef, Sharp Cheddar, Horseradish Sauce, Au Jus. Of course the horseradish was the perfect spicy tang to off set the salty, tender beef. The fries were delicious probably because they were super crispy.

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Lauren’s pick

Obligatory Fish and Chips: Fresh fish fillet with hand cut fries, coleslaw & lemon-caper aioli. The crunch on this fish was unreal. The fish was perfectly cooked and flaky. The lemon aioli was bright and the perfect thing to accent the seriously delicious beer batter.

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One Eyed Betty’s is the kind of place you want to go to. The service is good, the food is awesome, and the booze is never ending. With over 100 beers to choose from, they have a wide variety of options including one of my favorites B. Nektar’s Zombie Killer. They also offer whiskey and a lot of it, over 100 different types to choose from. Stop in for a drink, some damn good food, or for live music and pinball. Thanks, Lauren. We have to do it again soon!
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