For this week's Bites, we head to Grosse Pointe Park for some classic diner cuisine at Harvard Grill.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Joe Hakim
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Each week, Grosse Pointe Patch editors and readers will pick a great restaurant either in town or nearby whose cuisine is considered to reign supreme. Here's this week's choice: Harvard Grill Overview: Open seven days a week, Harvard Grill is a classic diner. Homemade daily specials that showcase comfort foods are in the blue plate special vein of the 1950s. Waitresses call you “hun” and the ambiance is perfectly homey. More of a burger and sandwich spot, it is definitely possible to eat a filling meal for under $10 no matter when you visit. Breakfast: Served all day. Pancakes, omelettes, cheese blintzes are just a few of the options. The Monday through Friday Breakfast Special is 2 eggs, hash browns, ham, bacon, or sausage, and toast for…
Mack Avenue diner has been serving homestyle cooking to the Grosse Pointes for years.
- RESTAURANT REVIEWS
- Joe Hakim
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Mack Avenue Diner holds a special place in my heart. When I was a wee lad around the age of 16, I would spend a good portion of my weekly wages at Mack Avenue Diner at 19482 Mack Ave. Meeting friends for breakfast or grabbing a quick bite for dinner. Aside from my age, not much has changed at the diner. The decor is fundamentally the same. The menu looks like it shed a few extraneous items, but all of the hits are still there. Like any diner, some items are hits and others are misses. Throughout the years, there have been many more hits than misses. When serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it is virtually impossible to do everything well. If you're a lover of potatoes (and who isn't?), the home fries are a quintessential breakfast …