According to the Detroit Free Press, the places I've gathered below are some great burger joints from around the Detroit Metro area.
Be sure and sample some local Detroit brews while your downtown-from Atwater Block Brewing Co, Motor City Brewing Works, and Detroit Beer Company or check out some of the other creative and award winning brewers from around Michigan.
Also of note: The Winter Microbrew and Music Festival in Traverse City , MI-is February 12th-nice Valentine's getaway for beer lovers or folks looking to drown their sorrows! JK
5. Mason's Bar & Grill, Livonia 6. Cutler's Bar & Grill, Detroit 7. Red Coat Tavern, Royal Oak 8. Detroiter Bar & Grill 9. Rattlesnake Club, Detroit 10. Forte, Birmingham 11. Fiddlehead's, Royal Oak 12. Hunter House in Birmingham
DON'T FORGET A COLD ONE...
Michigan Brewing Company, Arcadia Brewing Company, Founder's Brewing Co., Mt. Pleasant Brewing Co., Shorts , BELL'S--you must 21 or older to enter these sites!
For those of us who can't make it to one of these great establishments, here are a couple of gourmet burgers to make at home! YUM!
ALL GONE ONION BURGERS
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: Makes 12 1/4-pound burgers
- 3 pounds of ground round
- 1 package dry onion soup mix
- 2 beef bouillon cubes (crumbled)
- 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons beer
Mix all together and shape into 12 patties. Grill over hardwood coals until done to your liking. Stand back and watch them GO!!
TO DIE FOR BURGERS
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 1/4-pound burgers
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 cup minced onion
- 2 garlic cloves, pressed
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 2 avocados
- 1 red onion, sliced thin
- 1 jar roasted red peppers
- 4 large onion rolls
Mix together ground beef, minced onion and pressed garlic. Pat into patties and sprinkle with Montreal Steak Seasoning. Grill to your liking. Place hamburger patties on an onion roll and top with red onion, lots of roasted red peppers, and avocado slices.
PS: BUYING BEER IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY!
SEE YOU NEXT WEEK FOR MONDAY INSPIRATIONS-KID STUFF!