Wednesday, February 27, 2002

Theatrical Italian

Posted By on Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 12:00 AM

With this premier location, across from Comerica Park in the same gloriously restored building as the Fox Theatre, it's a natural destination for theatergoers. Most menu offerings are simple and grilled, including three steaks, lamb chops, veal chops or char-grilled tuna, as well as three other seafood choices and seven pastas. The rustica pizza and calamari appetizers are good for starters.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Blue-collar burgers

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 12:00 AM

It may not be the best burger you ever ate in your life, but with 7 ounces of Black Angus beef and a crusty, French Vienna roll, it's definitely one of the finer bar burgers out there. This basic neighborhood blue-collar bar also serves up a tasty, enormous steak sandwich, plus nightly specials like Wednesday's huge plate of meat-sauced spaghetti and Friday's beer-battered cod. All are way above your barroom average, with extra-large portions and prices that could attract even those who aren’t barflies.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2002

A finer diner

Posted By on Wed, Feb 6, 2002 at 12:00 AM

Meaghan’s is one of those restaurants that looks like a diner, but serves food that doesn’t taste like it came from one. On the menu are eight salads, 18 sandwiches, and dinners ranging from ribs and meat loaf to pasta Alfredo. Everything's done on the premises, from turkey roasting to ham baking. The soups are all great, but the ham-cheddar is special — thick and strong, beautifully gold. Seafood chowder is equally delectable. And whatta deal: You can get a bowl of soup, a salad and bread for $4.50. Or take home a gallon for $18.50.

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