Pig on Stick RIB Kabob in Da PuPu Platter ZUKIN’S Love

I believe the name is Hawai’ian-Chinese in origin. In the Hawai’ian language, it’s a Puu-puu platter where the two consecutive vowels are distinctly pronounced. So Puu-Puu would be pronounced POO-oo POO-oo, like a mumu dress is actually a muu-muu (MOO-oo MOO-oo). It’s been shortened to “pu pu” on many Chinese menus. This also makes me wonder if it originated during or after WWII with all the GI’s going through Hawai’i.
When I was a wee lad I would giggle when we’d go to a Chinese restaurant and the adults would order the pu pu platter (“They serve poo-poo here?” Kid humor!). I think they’re a very American-Chinese offering and a precursor to the current trend of an appetizer sampler platter found in most restaurants these days. 

We have 3 great places downriver to get our PuPu on Zukins in Lincoln Park, Lucky Dragon in Wyandotte n Hawaii Island in Trenton. They both are very good that comes with Jumbo Breaded Shrimp, Spring Roll, Ribs, Chicken Wings and Rib Kebabs at Zukins or Chicken on a stick at Lucky Dragon. The name is really funny to those who hear for the first time and most say YUK. Well let me tell you this Polynesian Treat is a must try that has been around for over 70 years  found first in the Hawaiian Islands and the craving brought home by our troops from WW2

You gonna Love or hate the Rib’s they been making for 42 years now cooked to perfection n fall off the bone tender n succulent, many complain they want smoke flavor well that wont happen here sorry. There method is tried n true craved by thousands of decades long customers which we so Love in out house. Rib Kabob’s make for a super unique treat, yes Pig on a Stick which be chunks of tender Pork battered n deep fried to perfection n slathered with that Open Pit dressed up secret sauce they sell by the gallon that really works on these special treats. Folks drive from dozen of miles away to fill da belly with delight as you will not find these anywhere else, so what you been waiting for.

A must try is the Friday Fish special on the cheap they sell hundreds of the best meal deal downriver for those Fish Lover’s out there, Many selections of Perch, Cod n Catfish along with a Bucket of Rib Kabob’s N a Slab O Ribs with keep your whole house craving much more. Be sure to check out the website n call your order in,,,,    http://zukinsribshack.com/
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Liberati’s Italian Family Crafted Meals to go LOVE

A great place with excellent food at really good prices. Go for deli, bread/rolls, pizza, subs, and anything Italian. Also a lifesaver for a quick lunch (soups, pizza rolls, subs) or a last minute dinner. Their u-bake pizzas are superb and the staff always bends over backwards to make sure you are quickly taken care of. I love this place and hit it whenever I am near Allen Park. Must try the traditional Italian with Double Meat,,,,  now that’s one righteous Sub I tell you

Owners Frank n Nina have put together a talented crew ready to help you decide on your dinner tonight or a fantastic lunch spread. The fast friendly service provides a super selections of meal deals, take n bake Pizza Pies, desserts along with Beer n Wine. Try the Beer bread mix for a special treat along with a dozen Cannolis or those addictive Cinnamon Rolls a favorite of mine.

Really Great Subs,Pizza and Pasta Dishes

Really super bright clean spicy smells are free at this Italian Deli and Bakery. The super selction of old style foods hot and cold with take and bake Pizza along with hot pasta goodies will keep you coming back for more. The subs are super loaded with flavorful meats and cheese on the most freshly make rolls. Don’t miss the mega dessert selection of my favorite is the cannoli’s and chocolate stuffed jumbo roll WOW. Pick up some just baked breads and meats to take home for that mid night snack.
Be sure to LIKE them on Facebook as they provide daily updates on those hot foods also a super website is well well worth a look see.
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Vince’s Ristorante Italiano since 1960 Hand Crafted Pasta n Pizza

Italian food as close to homemade as you can get when dining out in Detroit
Paintings of Rome and Venice, and the owner’s hometown of Frosinone, brighten the cheery dining room. With a menu of oh-so-familiar pastas, veal, and chicken dishes from the Italian-American repertoire,The food is unrivaled outside of Italy! The Chicken Marsala is to die for! The pasta is fresh and perfect every time, as is the pizza. Family friendly and warm, friendly, genuine people!

Since a small child my whole family has only eaten Vince’s pizza along with many pasta items, along with a thing called pizza bread beef burger the best sandwich I’ve ever eaten.My favorite Italian restaurant of all time. What is Italian cooking, I say meals prepared with a whole lot of love, where can you get a mother and daughter team creating the most perfect dishes with homemade pastas and sauces. I say bring any in our nations Italian chefs who only supervise a kitchen and the try the magnificent foods at Vince’s. They started in there house just behind the current building and expanded in the 50 years of this true homemade foods place. I’d like to get chef Aldo from that chain to throw-down with Maria on who makes the best pasta and sauces,, she’s hands on everyday. Forget about any negative reviews these people haven’t eaten there for 40 years like me. This family continues to commit to the freshest homemade foods by a mother and daughter team that can not be found in this world today for 50 years, so spend a couple hours and meet them, they don’t hide in the kitchen. They welcome you to be apart of there family and yes it takes a little time to prepared the homemade food when not a chain restaurant.

 No wonder Mohammed Ali, Sinatra and Donald Sutherland sought it out! It’s one of Detroit’s FINEST “semi-secrets”…for over 50 years with the same family!Maria, Lydia, Frank and the staff provide excellent food and service with a smile. treasured memories over many years. The food hails from Sicily (Spicy and robust) and is the best money can by locally. Well worth the visit with safe and secure parking around back. We have never been disappointed. Reservations recommended on the weekends at night

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Frank’s Old School 3 Generations Eating Downriver’s BEST PIZZA

Since 1952 doing it old school folks,,,no fancy fast ovens or canned topping,,,they be keeping it fresh cut goodies sliced and diced in house unlike those canned goods thrown on your pie at those fast food pizza chains who then run it into a super fast oven. Nope not here it’s the same way they made’m 62 years ago and you know what that takes time,,,, so many cry baby reviews that want that fast food pizza just need not visit. Plan on 45 minutes to an hour because the place is always busy. As a regular you learn quick,,grab a waitress order your pizza now and then have her come back to see you for drinks and side dishes,,,hey it works I tell you.

This from a another visit many years ago, I just had to visit this place since the reviews are off the chart good for the pizza and really want to see for myself how long was the wait for the pizza and how bad can the service be. Well let me tell you I ordered my pizza first and ask the great friendly waitress to put that order in and come right back to see me,,,well it worked pizza hot and yummy the deluxe special in 40 minutes, while we finished the soup and large anti pasta salad which was great. At 5 pm on a Thursday the place was filled with no seats left, you know that says something really interesting about a eating spot.

This pizza is a must try as one of the very best I’ve ever eaten and the pricing is affordable along with the really good service we received, I be a constant customer of there’s for a long time. Franks has the best crispy thin crust pizza Downriver bar none, and they use the small spicy pepperoni that curls up, it’s hard to find that anywhere. The pizza is greasy but this is simply a product of using natural meats and cheeses, not that crap the chain pizza places use. If you like old school pizza with all natural ingredients, you want Franks. They are light on the pizza sauce which suits my tastes, and the sauce has a very natural flavor and is not overpowering.

They just started opening at NOON on Fri,Sat and Sunday how cool is that we visited last weekend at 1 pm only 2 tables by the time we left almost full. The have a new amazing nice outside eating area on the side which fills up fast. Be sure to LIKE them on Facebook and pay a visit soon, folks come from all over metro Detroit to enjoy a truly Classic made Pizza Pie,,,some folks will just never get it,,,,you know Old School PIZZA,,,, so how’s about you.

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JUMBO Wings Stuffed Angus Burgers and DEEP DISH PIZZA YEA

OH my me favorite sports bar has reopened with new owners sharing all the LOVE of this top rated sports bar downriver which has been rated in the top 100 in the nation. They kept the great theme along with those jumbo mugs of alcoholic concoctions and you still keep the mug. Just had one of the best ever burgers a double stuffed Angus creation called the Bacon Stuffed Burger loaded inside with Bacon,Mushrooms and Swiss Cheese,,,it’s off the chart great for all you burger lovers,

The daily lunch special 11am till 3pm for $ 5.99 get you a half pound Angus burger and a Beer oh Yea my kinda special,, we also had the Hot Cheese Balls WOW flavor’s over the top dipped in house made ranch. Also those mega spears of deep fried pickles cooked to perfection. Looking forward to returning to get that famous deep dish pizza and many other special’s on the extensive menu.Super fast friendly service with a smile will make this again a regular eating and drinking spot for me again.

Da WINGS what a deal everyday at only 50 cent and on Tuesday all day get this 35 cent per Wing these a double the size of your local chain Wing spot with a choice of a dozen sauces. We always get 30 WINGS for only $10.50 now where you gonna get a deal like that. Always have great Beer prices and the big mixed drinks you keep the cup, yes I have a collection. The perfect place for watching the game and having a private event with use of the backroom area for FREE. The new owners have added many super Craft Beers that keep me belly happy. Get the all meat Deep Dish Pizza Large along with some Wings and a Stuffed Burger along with a bucket o beer all for a super price and enjoy a Tigers Baseball Game.

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Downriver’s King of Goulash Italian Style only at Fredi’s

Goulash, also known as beefaroni, is one of my childhood favorites. Enjoyed in houses around the world in many recipe types as an amazing comfort meal for the masses to enjoy. Hungarian Goulash is a type of stew, the Italian style is a meaty sauce and pepper style with noodles which is my favorite.

The King of the Goulash can be found at Fredi’s  Pizza/Pasta in Melvindale Michigan. The owner raised as a cook from a child has perfected this international dish,, followers from miles around along with the many workers in the area know this unique tasty dish plated up with toasted garlic bread.

http://www.tout.com/m/batc9dThe many other fun foods are the Elephant Ears,Pulled Pork and the award winning Italian Sandwich which was named in 2012 by the Detroit Free Press as one of the best around town. A cozy eating area with seating in and outside that gives you a true homey feeling is a ll put together by Fredi that will be sure to always remember your name after your first visit, he’s a fun talkative guy that takes pride in all the foods he prepares all himself to ensure a quality eating experience. be sure to check out their Website and Facebook page too.  I assure you the Goulash and Italian sandwich will get you hooked just like me.  ENJOY

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Whoa Mixed Ethnic Foods in SW Detroit’s Barrio Greek,Italian some Soul too

Greek,Italian & Soul Food in de Barrio
What a super combo of great foods that are all cooked to perfection. Let me start by telling you in less than a years this place already has a large following for customers in the hood,downtown and the downriver area have meals deliver and late night pick up until 4am on weekends. Spotless clean dining area and fast friendly service shows the dedication of the owner to provide a quality dining experience.

The Gyro and house made sauce are better than most Greek Town spots, Gyro meat sliced right off the spit is juicy and full of flavor. A 2 Gyro combo deal that are super stuffed is only $ 9.99 and all the 24 oz drinks are 99 cent wow great pricing I say. I also try Amazing marinated Chicken Gyro that was outstanding and the large Gyro platter with a xtra large amount of Gyro meat, rice with the great red sauce and a mega salad only $10 another meal deal.

Also had the Chicken and Waffles the soul food delight that came with a Belgian Buttermilk Waffle dusted with powdered sugar and wing dings. Now tell me where can you get these meal combo’s and deliver to your door step unheard of anywhere. I call this the most unique mixed food delivery restaurant in the whole state. The Saganaki Cheese and Flaming sausage too are over the top good. I’m going back for much more and try much more of the menu and you will too. Stay closer to home try Southwest Detroit most unique ethnic restaurant that’s no Mexican. ENJOY

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