Nov 24, 2008
This place has a neat atmosphere with high ceilings and a second floor loft area. The chef puts his touch on every dish at the Riverfront Cafe' in Niles. I had the crab bisque soup for lunch which was very good. The sandwich was cuban pressed pork, also very good. They had a unique idea for lunch with miniature desserts. My german chocolate cake was in a cylindrical form, but was delicious and at that size, costing only $2, made sense. Dinner is made up of steaks, seafood and other fine dining entree's. All chef prepared.
Nov 10, 2008
I went to two bakeries this week and added them both. I have walked or driven by this little bakery a hundred times and never noticed it. Jim T. told me I was missing the boat so I stopped. He was right! Louie's Bakery in downtown Marshall may be a hole in the wall, but what great food! They are known far and wide for their cakes and pies. I have read other reviews that rave about the lemon merenque. I also heard they had the best creme horns anywhere so I tried one and I agree! They are most famous for their nutty rolls. I had one of those later. This looks like a cinnamon roll with a light brown buttercream frosting filled with chopped peanuts...unbelievable. I will have a hard time going anywhere near Marshall now without stopping in Louie's. More details in the guide.
The other Bakery this week is Continental Pastries and Deli in Battle Creek which is a favorite of its home town. This place has rolls, donuts and cakes, however, they have a large cake decorating business that is really impressive. Go to their web page for a picture gallery. They have many harder to find confections such as strudel, napoleons, petit fores and baklava. It is also a Deli and has a nice lunch menu with indoor seating. To finish it off they are also an Ice Cream parlour. Very nice place and don't forget the french pastries! More details in the guide.
Nov 3, 2008
Since 1961. Bill's Steak House is a famous place that most of you have probably heard of. It is located on the east side of Bronson right on US 12. I had not been there in 20yrs. It is bigger and busier than ever. We had to wait for over one hour, but it was worth it. I don't think you can eat here normally without some wait. This place is known for giant steaks. The porterhouse can come as large as 30 ounces. I got the small 26 ounce one. They are known also for ribs and fish. Walleye, perch, blue gill, crab legs and lobster tail. They have desserts but I can't imagine having room for any. I would have to get them to go. Also, known for margarita's. Check the guide for more details.