As a child a favorite late night snack was left over cast iron skillet cornbread chunked into a big glass of Buttermilk and salted to taste,,,for many years I’ve searched for a true southern eating spot around metro Detroit that has this,,, finally a great place called Zenith Lunch has it everyday along with Hillbilly steaks and Spam on the menu along with the most amazing Pineapple Upside Down cake.
From the hours they spend preparing dinner in anticipation of your arrival, to the way they treat you like family when you get here, you’ll feel the love at Smoke & Spice. They’ve got some of Windsor’s most seasoned servers, and they know how to entertain, not just take orders and carry plates. The pros in the kitchen get there early and stay late every day, loading and unloading that thirteen-hundred-pound-capacity wood burning Southern Pride “pit” barbecues They almost never stops churning out our specialties, but there’s just no substitute for real, slow, wood-smoked barbeque!
The owners Ryan and Tina Odette grew up in Windsor, a blue-collar city in southern Ontario, Canada, south of Detroit, where auto manufacturing is the main industry. Ryan lived in New Orleans for a time while learning some deep south cooking. Ryan said, “There is such a history behind BBQ, a unique food, we think it will go over well in Ontario.” “Martin’s has been our favorite place in Nashville we have eaten, and we have eaten a lot since we have been here. The food is fresh and it is a comfortable atmosphere as Patrick visits with the customers.”
Truly unique BBQ with the low and slow smoked meats on an American made cooker that always produces the very best meats. The ribs WOW with that perfect smoke ring along with the juicy pulled pork and Chicken Wings that are also Smoked to a amazing treat that you must try. A few unique dishes are the Pull Pork Poutine and the over loaded Pulled Pork Sundae will keep you coming for a heavenly taste of the best Canadian BBQ ever
Surrounding the Detroit area are hundreds of Greek type restaurants along with our famous Greek Town which now has fewer Greek type eating spots over the last decade so my search has been all around the area for the very best Greek Trio,,, so you say what is it.
|PASTITSIO||Macaroni Pie, Ground Beef & Tomato Sauce, Simmered with Slight Hint of Cinnamon & Nutmeg|
|MOUSAKA||Ground Beef, Eggplant & Potato Casserole, Tomato Sauce & Cheese. Topped with a Cream & Grated Cheese Sauce
My take on a true Slider is a fresh rolled hamburger ball thrown on a flat top grill that’s loaded with onions and the squashed flat with a spatula to grill to perfection and placing more onions on top and flipped only once, then topped with a single slice of cheese and insert between 2 steamed buns then topped with pickles, catsup and mustard.
I’ve been getting these for 50 years at a place downriver Detroit area which was Carter’s Hamburger’s until just the last 6 months and now named Harry’s Corned Beef and Ham. They keep the exact same real deal slider’s that’s excited all for many decade’s along with the special deal of buy 4 and get one Free which is a mega platter of sliders for only $ 6, always cooked to perfection and smothered in those grilled onions.
In the way Americans are prone to do, with a mixture of appreciation and contempt, a number of facetious terms were invented to describe White Castle’s cheap and greasy miniature burgers. “Belly buster,” “gut bomb,” and “slider” are all, according to one source, terms invented by enthusiastic patrons to describe White Castle burgers. (Though one source claims “sliders” originated with patrons of the competing White Tower burger chain, where the car hops dressed like nurses, founded in Milwaukee in 1928.) Whatever its origin, White Castle took out a patent on a variant of the term (spelling it “slyder”) in 1983, with the idea of reclaiming what they thought was their invention — but the new spelling never stuck. Meanwhile, the appealing term had become ubiquitous from one end of the country to the other to describe any sort of smallish, greasy burger. But around 2007, it was appropriated to describe quite a different culinary phenomenon. True or not, two more stories about the origin of the term bear mentioning. One is that a barnstorming pilot named Earl Rowland undertook a cross-country flight in 1929, at which he boasted of eating “sliders” at 98 White Castle locations. The second is more plausible: Beginning in the 1940s, sailors in the U.S. Navy began referring to the preformed burgers as “sliders” due to their greasiness, and to the cheeseburgers as “sliders with a lid.”