Thursday, April 05, 2018


Here are my recommendations as of April, 2018:

Bangkok Square - Everything we order at Bangkok Square has been excellent and top of the line. Their crispy eggplant dish is out of this world. THIS IS OUR GO-TO RESTAURANT DUE TO ITS CONSISTENTLY HIGH QUALITY AND VEGAN OPTIONS. Always busy.

Daily Green - vegetarian/vegan options abound. Always good. We call our order in ahead of time to expedite being served. They often have a line or ordering patrons at the front of the restaurant.

Country Foodly - Our go-to breakfast place. Korean owned and serves standard diner-style breakfast that is perfectly prepared. They also have a number of Korean dishes such as a superb bulgogi omelet.

The Great Outdoors - always excellent and a charming building with live music outside on the patio. This is a first-rate restaurant and perfect choice for date night. 

Satchel's Pizza - My wife says it is her favorite pizza anywhere in the USA and she knows her pizza. She is from western New York state where the pizza has near cult status. In particular, we enjoy their lunch special which features a huge pizza slice and a "chopped" salad topped with their secret balsamic dressing. The mood and art of the place is whimsical and like no other. Dine there once, you will be a devotee forever.

Mac's Drive-Thru - the best "street" burger in the USA. No kidding. Wax paper and grease. Mmmmmm good.

Southern Charm Kitchen - sophisticated Southern/African-American menu. Many options for vegetarians/vegans including country-fried tofu. One of our absolute go-to favorites. Never falls short of excellent.

Pearls Country Store - excellent barbecue, great sides. Large portions. Be hungry when you go. Tip: breakfast can be stellar

Sweetberries - known for their frozen custards but I think their dining items are overlooked. Another go-to for salads (best in town) and sandwiches. Not to be missed.

Pho Hanoi - always good particularly their Pho Ga

The Mexican restaurant in Archer - a bit run down but a step above any Mexican restaurants in the area.

La Tienda - authentic and always filled with local Mexican patrons (a good sign).

O Sole Mio - Don't let the name make you think this is a Mexican restaurant. Rather, it is wonderful, cozy Italian restaurant in a strip mall near Jonesville.  Have had several first-rate meals there. My favorite Italian in the area.

The Country Buffet - for typical Southern fare, I have always enjoyed their buffet.