Restaurants

Top Choice American in Ann Arbor

Spencer

Eating at this pint-sized cafe is like eating in your friend’s cozy kitchen, with whitewashed walls, books stacked on the sunny windowsill and fresh flowers popping from vases. The owners – she’s a pastry chef, he’s…
Top Choice American in Grand Rapids

Green Well

Burgers, green curry, and barbecue pork and polenta feature on the menu, where everything is made with sustainably farmed ingredients. Beer plays a role in many dishes, such as the beer-steamed mussels and beer chee…
Top Choice Pizza in Traverse City

Filling Station

This family-owned business in a former railway terminal has been serving up wood-fired pizzas, fresh green salads and craft beer since 2012. Check out the specials board for seasonal items like the Oktoberfest pizza…
Top Choice American in Detroit

Dime Store

Take a seat in a chunky wood swivel chair in this cozy, diner-esque eatery and chow down on a duck Reuben and truffle-mayo-dipped fries, alongside a cold beer. Eggy brunch dishes are a big hit and served all day.
Diner in Detroit

Parks & Rec Diner

This homey diner, opened in 2015 in the imposing GAR building, takes its name from the government department that was once housed here. There are no wrong choices from the seasonal menu of sandwiches and brunch dish…
American in Detroit

Chartreuse Kitchen

It may seem like just another trendy spot with mod-industrial decor and a seasonal menu, but Chartreuse does it all really well. Dishes like the twice-cooked egg (with greens, Brussels sprouts, salty cheese and shal…
American in Detroit

Grey Ghost

A sleek, industrial vibe marks this new Detroit hot spot. The menu is all modern as well, with creative sides like cauliflower and spaetzel or brussels sprouts with chicken skin. The juicy NY strip steak is cooked s…
Bagels in Detroit

Detroit Institute of Bagels

Authentic NY bagels and housemade cream cheeses take center stage at this bright, plant-filled space in Corktown. Try the Le Rouge, with bacon, egg, goat's cheese, arugula and red-onion marmalade. There's a hydrange…
American in Detroit

Selden Standard

Farm-to-table Selden Standard is the kind of place that cares enough to churn its own butter and hand mold its own pasta. The menu changes, but you'll see dishes such as fresh-caught trout and celery-root ravioli, p…
Seafood in Marquette

Thill's Fish House

Buy fresh-caught trout or whitefish in various forms (smoked, pickled, sausage) right on the dock. Thill's is Marquette's last commercial fishing operation, and it hauls in fat catches daily. It's set in a Quonset h…