A Few Links

The Hugest Burger

Hungry? Have I got the burger for you

The Detroit News wrote that Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar in Southgate made a 338-pound. For the small charge of $2000, you could get the same little burger. I’ve never, nor will I ever, be that hungry, but if you’ve got a few hundred friends that love ground beef, head to Southgate for a snack.

Pure Michigan

For some short reviews of three Michigan restaurants, including one in my area, Golden Harvest in Lansing, head to the Pure Michigan blog. And I like the blog for all the Michigan travel info.


Dine Michigan

Dine Michigan is great blog on Michigan food.  They review a variety of different restaurants from all over the state.


Snacking at Cedar Point

I made a final trip to Cedar Point a few weeks ago, and had great weather – couldn’t have asked for better.  What does this have to do with food? Well, a guy’s gotta eat, and this guy’s gotta comment on it. You will notice that everything I ate had no redeeming nutritional value, but that’s the beauty of amusement parks.

Lunch was French fries from Pink’s, a restaurant new for 2011. Yes, lunch was French fries. I waited in line for ten minutes to get them, so I figured they were good. And they were good. Pink’s is known for its hot dogs, and for the pictures of celebrities who have eaten at Pink’s, but I eat light when I’m riding the coasters, so I skipped the dog.

Pink's at Cedar Point

A small tangent. Of the three types of Cedar Point fries I have tasted, the Happy Friar’s thick-cut fries are the best. Number two are Pink’s, which are like Arby’s curly fries, but you have to wait a lot longer for Pink’s, and they’re not curly. And a distance third are the normal CP fries you can get at just about any food stand that sells burgers, dogs, and chicken strips. ( I’m thinking about making up a type of  imaginary fries just so I can put those into fourth place. I’m not a fan.)

I’m back. The next “meal” was frozen custard. I really wanted a twist cone, but their vanilla was broken, so I settle for 100% chocolate. And it tasted fine, though it was a teeny tiny amount. Now I know how my daughter feels when she gets a junior cone.

Ice cream at Cedar Point

My final food at CP was a big soft pretzel. This I liked, but it needed a bit more salt. They also had cheese-filled pretzels and pizza pretzels, both of which sounded great, and may be on my radar for a future visit to the park. Also on my radar are cheese curds and a return visit to cheese-on-a-stick, one of the wonders of the modern world.

Prezel shop at Cedar Point

But I have time to figure out my food schedule over the winter – it will be a long eight months or so before I’m back at the park.

Uccello’s, Grand Rapids

After  wandering the streets of Grand Rapids with a few thousand other people to see this year’s Art Prize, I fled the downtown crowds to have dinner at Uccello’s on East Beltline.  It was my first visit to that restaurant, and with the Tigers in the playoffs and Monday Night Football, it was definitely a night for a sports bar.

The parking lot was very crowded but there was still plenty of room inside. I had actually intended to go to Uccello’s earlier, but the nearly-full parking lot had scared me off. But don’t let it bother you – there is a lot of seating inside.

I had a half-order of the turkey bacon swiss sub with fries. It sub tasted alright , but the bread to meat ratio was way too high. On the plus side, the bread was pretty good – the sub just needed more stuffing. The fries, however, were excellent, and worth the $1 extra (the sub came with chips). And the $3.25 24 oz. beer special convinced me to get that instead of a soft drink. (It doesn’t take much prompting.)

Turkey bacon swiss sub

Turkey bacon swiss sub

Uccello’s was a good place to see a game. Lots of big (and little) TVs were all around, and you could see a game wherever you were sitting in the place. There were lots of bartenders (I sat at the bar) so the service was fast.  And being walking distance from Krispy Kreme didn’t hurt either.