Food | Drink
Steaks, seafood, Po’ Boys and other traditional New Orleans favourites, a great selection of craft beers, boutique wines and cocktails, quality Bourbons, and bartenders who know how to best enjoy them, Howe’s Bayou is an exciting evening on the town, or a laid back local hang, depending on your mood. Try the Mussels – Creole Style or in white wine and garlic ($9.95) – or order a pound of Crawdads in a Creole boil ($6.95) to begin. Though, Howe’s is known for their satisfying Gumbo ($5.25), Gator sausage ($8.95) and Shrimp Etouffee’ ($14.95) they have also been known to prepare some of the best Fish-n-Chips in the city, and the Hot Green Salad – blanched veggies, tossed with mixed baby greens, in a warmed vinaigrette ($4.95) – is a delicious meal unto itself, especially when adding chicken ($4.00), Shrimp ($6.00) or Norwegian Salmon ($7.00). Finish with a nice slice of Key Lime Pie, on a graham cracker crust, or Peach Cobbler ($4.95). Cocktails are handcrafted, well made, with Howe’s mixing one of the best fresh Mint Juleps in town. Open for lunch and dinner. Laissesz Les Bon Temps Roulet!
22848 Woodard Avenue Ferndale Mi. 48220 – 248.691.7145
THE HEIDELBERG | Ann Arbor
Opened in May of 1961, The Heidelberg has long been a part of the fine Ann Arbor dining tradition. Family owned and operated since its inception, The Heidelberg continues to bring German flavor and flair to Ann Arbor.
The Heidelberg features three floors and subsequently three bars. Located in the basement, The Rathskellar is a traditional German bar serving fine German lagers, wheat beer, schnapps and liquor from Germany. It also features fine American beers, a variety of scotches, bourbons, and vodkas. From German diplomats, to mayors of Ann Arbor, to college students and locals, The Rathskellar has always been an Ann Arbor favorite.
The main floor, The Alpine Dining Room, features fine German and American cuisine, from the traditions of Germany to your favorite appetizers, sandwiches and salads. The Alpine Dining Room also features a wide variety of draft and bottled beers as well as a fully stocked bar. Watch for ever changing lunch, dinner and late night specials.
The third floor, formerly The Club Above, is now the The Heidelberg Poker Room, benefiting charities all across the state of Michigan. Texas hold ’em and black jack are featured as well as a fully stocked bar and food served until closing.
Heidelberg Restaurant 215 N. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Phone (734) 663-7758
The Town Pump Tavern | Detroit
Located in the heart of Downtown Detroit’s theater and entertainment districts, the Town Pump Tavern, with its tin ceilings and wood walls, is one of the area’s most popular destination spots. Only steps away from Comerica Park, Ford Field, the Fox Theatre and the Fillmore Theatre. Proudly serving Detroiters since 1996, we offer an extensive beer list with 18 beers on tap, and a full kitchen serving until 11:00 pm every evening. The Town Pump offers live music after home Lions and Tigers games, and DJs on the weekends. The Pump is also home of the $5 Burger and Beer lunch special (enjoy a juicy, 1/2 lb. burger along with any icy pint of tap beer) from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm every day (excluding day ball games). And be sure to catch Happy Hour, with their $1 Happy Hour food menu and $1 off pints and glasses of wine! The Town Pump’s fun and friendly staff is waiting to serve you… Stop by and say hi!
The Town Pump Tavern 100 W. Montcalm Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 961-1929 thetownpumptavern.com
DETROIT BEER COMPANY | Detroit
Opened in September 2003, the Detroit Beer Co. occupies the first two floors of the recently restored Hartz Building on Broadway in Downtown Detroit just steps away from Comerica Parkand Ford Field making it one of the best spots for pre & post game events. The historic setting, combined with state-of-the-art brewing technology and 21st century finishes provide a unique dining experience. The Detroit Beer Co’s entire line up of award winning ales and lagers are brewed on a 10hl/8bbl Specific Mechanical System. The four fermentation tanks were custom made and hold beer that is being poured from their taps into your pint glasses. Detroit Beer Company uses four basic ingredients in their beer: water, malt, hops and yeast, making them another in one of the finest breweries the world has to offer. Absolutely perfect for after a Lions, Tigers or Wings game, The Detroit Beer Company offers a full menu of food, Beer Growlers to go and is well known for its Detroit Dwarf, Local 1529 IPA and the People Mover Porter. On Detroit Lions game days, Detroit Beer Company opens at 10am.
Detroit Beer Company. 1529 Broadway, Detroit 313. 962. 1529