Cat Head Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy Emagenes Southern Tradition

Food lore traces this countrified dish back to Appalachian logging camps—the reason for the term sawmill gravy. 

Cat Head Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy a centuries old dish made by my grandparents in the coal mining towns around WV & KY,this dish be a stick to your ribs to provide a filling breakfast to start the work day along with extra made to be eaten with dinner. I so loved these a child as many restaurant’s make a version, the only place I’ve found our the area is Emagenes for over half a century pinching that dough and dropping on a baking tray,,, the reference that they big as a Cat’s Head comes from the south. The gravy creamy white in color with sausage, fat dripping’s and pepper stirs together in a cast iron skillet are made daily just as in the southern homes.


We get that mega #1 Breakfast twice per month as a takeout loaded with eggs, potatoes,sausage,bacon and a stack of thick sliced ham, along with a full order of Biscuits and Gravy all this only $ 6.95 enough to feed 2 hungry adults. I always compare them to Tony’s in Birch Run as having the biggest best breakfast without the long drive. I first found them in the 80’s as one of the few places that have Grits another southern favorite of many. Yes there was a real Emagene who opened the place which was also famous for those homemade pies,,, 15 years ago Phyllis the current has changed little,,,just no more pies. A truly dated place to dine in think 1970 decor that’s spotless clean that some would call a dive. The other must try goodies are the Ham and Bean soup, Stacked Ham Sandwich and the many daily special’s. A very unique dish the Biscuits and Gravy with get this, Chorizo the Mexican sausage mixed in,,,, Whoa off the chart great.

This old southern style of Biscuits and Gravy is not for everyone,, some will not like these and other true folks from the south will say Oh YEA that’s what I remember as a kid,, so give them a try great burgers,coney dogs and omelets make for a must try,, see super reviews from around the web,, they have no website or Facebook page or advertize since word of mouth has them a thousand plus regular customers from 50 years plating up the most amazing breakfast I say downriver and beyond.
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LOVE Castle Valentines Day 7th Year, Getting Our CRAVE on

As a life long Craver,, yes a true Lover of those 30 burgers on the grill with five holes in each to bring the flavor strait up from the bed of onions and topped with the bun to steam the LOVE in of each bite.  The Crave Case with get your the whole grill full to make many happy Cravers. About a decade ago they started a super night of fun in select locations that has now grown nation wide with this being our 7th year having a super enjoyable fun filled evening on the cheap.

The evening has full table service with flowers,candles,special menu and Free Cupcakes for dessert. Most folks think only Sliders which is far from true. They have a great selection of fast foods for all.  We had the Shrimp,Onion Chips, Bacon Cheddar Chicken and Potato Bacon Chowder all with 10 sliders and fries. The decorations make for a fun filled time with Balloons and Flowers which they give away at the end of the night. This event each year fills up with only reservations made prior to coming in. I will say add this to your Bucket List to try at least once.

Fudge Dipped Cheesecake on a Stick on my these are so good and yes on the menu everyday for over 2 years now,,,bet you never had these. We get those amazing real egg breakfast sandwich a couple times per month,,you can watch them crack the egg with your choice of meat and cheese on a Butter Bun or Wheat Toast,,,best breakfast sandwich in the fast food world I tell you. Many promotions year round with pulled pork, Fish Nibblers, and Angus Chili just to name a few.

I hope after reading my post you now know the selection of foods are much more than burgers,,, this is the new White Castle for the last few decades surprising many. So go on give them a new fresh try,,,have fun. Take the family for breakfast or a late night snack since they never close. ENJOY the CRAVE  I  am.

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Family Fun Comfort Food Amazing all for 21 Years

Secret Recipes is known for its GREAT FOOD served by a WARM, FRIENDLY STAFF. When you visit Secret Recipes you will be pleasantly surprised to see how large the menu is, and how many different choices there are. We truly Love this place which is always very busy, many super daily specials along super soup selections and breakfast goodies plated up all day long.

The COBB Salad is one of the best we’ve ever had, which we order often, I’d say this is a must try for you salad Lovers.

A very unique treat the Crunch Peanut Butter Stuffed French Toast is truly out of the world sugar rush the full order is enough to share. Dont give the kids much of this treat,,they will be bouncing off the walls  ha  ha. Below is the breakfast Potato Boats that come with your choice of meats, eggs and cheese a really good breakfast meal deal.

Super sandwich’s we love are the Philly Steak Grinder along with the mega Triple Threat Club and Onion Rings

Finally for you Fish Lovers everyday a plate of deep fried cod that’s perfectly deep fried along with many other Friday super fish specials for all you seafood folk. Check out there website and Facebook page for many ongoing specials and coupons.


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I Love Fire, Saganaki Burger,Cheese & Sausage

This eating spot is on Fire literally they burn 3 amazing dishes,,, Cheese,Sausage along with the Saganski Burger which is one of the best burgers I’ve eaten. Moist juicy flavor topped with cheese then brandy is poured on the be lit on Fire. Bubbly hot steaming hot smoke running up the nostrils whoa it’s great. The grilled bun along with toppings are brought out on another plate for your construction of the perfect burger.

Let’s talk salad, folks they have a whole page of 2 dozens art fully designed choices at this place, above you see the mega Cobb Salad enough for a few to share.

The Gyro Spit which can be seen in the kitchen provides succulent Gyro Meat which I love to get the platter that comes with veggies and either Rice or Fries.

Little Daddy’s opened its first location in Southfield, Michigan in 1997. The primary fare was Coney Islands, Gyros Sandwiches and Tommy Salads. In 1999 two more locations were added: Taylor and Royal Oak (which was later moved down the street to Bloomfield). Due to the popularity of the restaurants, expanding customer base, and requests by loyal patrons, it was apparent that a broader menu was needed. The menu now boasts more than 200 items in a variety of categories!

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You say Slider,,I say let’s EAT NOW Motz

As a wee baby boy I had me very first Slider being raised in Southwest Detroit, having tried dozens of other sliders I keep coming back at least once per month to enjoy the very Best ever made. LOVE those Double Cheeseburger Sliders cooked to perfection steamed on a bed of onion then plated up between Browns Buns another classic Southwest Detroit business.
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Since 1929 this place has numerous written articles nationwide claiming this place has always had the Sliders that are the true Crave. A must order is the double which I always have a standing order for 3 which they all know once I walk in. The crew a family operation being together for decades are very proud to provide you with fast friendly service. A variety of other burgers to try of which I must get my same order each is I’ve heard also outstanding. Please check out both there Facebook page and website.

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Sliders in me Belly Make Me HAPPY,, Harry’s got em

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.”

Detroit has a great variety of Slider eating spots with my favorite being MOTZ since 1929 on the corner of Fort and Green Southwest Detroit’s oldest Burger joint. So get on downriver to Harry’s to get your belly filled with super great sliders and more