Definitely put this on your "I need to go" list, even if it's only for their drop dead amazing onion rings, which you won't get anywhere else on earth (probably :). There are other items on the menu that warrant repeat visits, but the onion rings are just so freaking good.
I love everything about this place. They have great ideas and I think once they fully hone in on what they do really well and what the customers like they will be one of the best places in Traverse City.
I first started coming here when they opened a few years ago. They had some creative dishes that were filled with flavors and unique touches. It's a mix up of a variety of different types of food from sandwiches to Thai to pizza to gourmet entrees.
The first time I sampled the bacon wrapped pork medallions and the duck quesadillas. They were delicious! The pizzas and sandwiches were excellent as well. I want to rate them a five in my book, but I just can't. They have a couple inconsistencies with food and though I really do love them and the ambiance I just can't look past that.
Let's talk about the positives first. They do have excellent food when it's good. They also have various different week day events such as Thursday Korean night, Tuesday Seafood night with great lakes perch and other seafood items, Wednesday Italian night for couples and so on. They also are located in a remote area, which is good and bad. Bad that maybe new comers won't know where they are, but good in that you can easily find parking, go visit the Inside Out Gallery for art and cocktails or walk next door to the Brew Pub to have some organic microbrews. All of this is in their little creative 'art district' hub. It's really a nice setup, but I do hope that they are advertising like crazy to make sure people know where they are at.
It's Pinball Pete's meets Dominicks. Minus the sangria, but it's be cool if they started making it! :) With so many new places popping up it was about time new business entrepreneurs started to take note and do something a little different. In steps M Brew a new local beer, snacks, and arcade place. With microbrews on the menu and shuffleboard and old school arcade games downstairs how can this be a bad combination? Answer. It can't. There are snacks for the drunk and hungry ranging from wraps and salads to pizzas and pizza by the slice. There's indoor seats as well as outdoors.
If you're by Valentine Vodka and you see the house next door hoppin' with locals, don't be sad you weren't invited to the house party because... You were! Everyone is! That old house is M Brew transformed. So now if VV is too busy you have another place to rest your feet. Good job Ferndale. Once again, you are proving to add new awesome places to your city. Maybe Royal Oak should start taking note.
Go try it out! Hot and new. ;)
Hippies love Mudgies and so do I!!! Are you vegetarian, gluten free, or a meat craving carnivore? Do you love salads, Michigan booze and homemade soups? In the mood for a greasy, perfect Rueben or on a health kick? Do you love a good deli or are you looking for a spot that could easily do well in Berkley, California? Mudgies is for all of you. Located in a non-descript location in Detroit (not many other businesses around, so you have to know about it ahead of time), it’s always hoppin’ with a good scene for people watching. And you know you’re gonna get good food. You’ll see words like “Michigan, Detroit, local, farm” all over the menu, which is ALWAYS a good sign. Their soups ALWAYS sound good and rotate daily, and their salads (such as the Fajita chicken salad) are packed full of flavor and unique ingredients. There are a couple of famous sandwiches you can’t go wrong ordering. First off, the Mudgie: Grass-fed beef and turkey with cream cheese and veggies on warm onion Kaiser. And the Gutty V. 2.0: Salami, pastrami, bacon, beef, corned beef, cheddar and veggies on a warm Kaiser. If that didn’t hook you, you’re probably a vegetarian- but don’t worry, they have every kind of roasted red pepper, sprout, mushroom or hummus option for you also (and me, when the occasion calls for it). Sometimes I drive the D just to go to this place, and sometimes I pair it with a skate around Campus Martius on a snow day. But either way, Mudgies fills me with a little bit of awe every time. And it makes up for the fact that I don’t live in California or Ann Arbor when I’m wishing that I did. Enjoy!
I used to love Subway when I used to eat to eat bread. Now I'm only posting about JJs because not many people know about their UNWICH. Yes, that means it's not quite a sandwich. It's a lettuce wrap and it's good for a sandwich on the go. True, the bread is better. I miss it, but this is a great alternative and I'm glad JJs is catering to people that don't quite want the bread or can't quite eat it.
I always get the number 1 (pepe), EZ mayo, EZ cheese, add onion and hot peppers. Yum!
Giving you a taste of what I taste. From gourmet to everyday. No pretentious bull - just good food.