Monday, March 19, 2012

Looking for a place to eat in Clawson?

When my family and I are down in the Clawson area we usually end up eating dinner at Nick's Country Oven.  They are located at the corner of 14 Mile and Nahma, between Crooks and Main.  They are currently open from 7am-10pm Monday thru Saturday and til 9pm on Sunday.  If you don't have time to eat there you can always get it to go.

The have a great menu with a selection ranging from appetizers and burgers to ribs and seafood.  They have a nice selection of daily specials that also includes soup, salad, and dessert for one low price.  One word of caution though, the meals are not small and you may be walking out of there with left overs.  Some of my favorite dishes include the chicken pot pie, stuffed peppers, and bacon cheeseburger.

The only complaint that I have is the waitstaff is hit or miss.  I have been there sometimes and get excellent top-notch service and other times where well it was not the greatest.  If you go around dinner time, there maybe a short wait as they are usually busy, but the food makes it worth the wait as long as the service is good.

Last year this became a famous location in Clawson, as George Clooney filmed scene from one of his latest movies there, "The Ides of March."  Mr. Clooney was on scene for at least a day during filming and the area around the restaurant drew quite the crowd.

All in all, for the most part we have an enjoyable experience and keep coming back.  I hope you have time to get a chance and check them out.  If you like them, or know someone who may, please feel free to share this blog with them.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Does your pooch or feline deserve pampering?

As I have mentioned and shown pictures before, my wife and I have 2 really terrific dogs.  The only problem is trying to find a groomer that does a great job and is reasonably priced.  We have tried other local groomers, even the chain stores, but everyone wants close $100 (if not more) for grooming our dogs.

One day after leaving my wife's work, we stopped down at the bank at Auburn & Squirrel (in Auburn Hills) and saw a vehicle covered in advertising for a local pet salon called Emmy's Pampered Pooch.  The ads on the car advertised $25 any size dog or cat.  We were thinking this can't be true, or must be a short time deal, but 6 months later and prices are still the same.

We have had our dogs in there a few different occasions and no matter what they do to them its just $25.  I have seen all sorts of dogs in there from itty, bitty pocket dogs all the way to the miniature horse sized-dogs.  After talking to the owner, she explained that she knows times are tough right now and is trying to keep her prices low, so pet owners still take care of pampering their pets.

The business started in the owner's basement, but as her customer base grew bigger and word spread about how terrific they are, they had to move to a bigger space.  Emmy's Pampered Pooch is located at 3273 Auburn just west of Squirrel (in Auburn Hills) and is located right next to a Subway.

If you like to make sure your dog or cat gets pampered give Emmy's a shot and if you enjoy the services, make sure you help spread the word on to others along with this blog...

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sweet Cheez!

First off, I want to apologize for the delay in writing posts, as some of you know I am a new dad and while I knew the job was difficult, I didn't know how challenging it is. So with that out of the way please stick around and keep tuned to my blogs as I attempt to get back on track...

A couple of weeks ago my wife, son, and I went to Great Lakes Crossing in Auburn Hills to stroll around and see whats new, since it had been awhile since we were there last.  Wow I was impressed, there are lots of new stores in there and some of the old ones I enjoyed are no longer there.  All in all it was a great day and very enjoyable.

We decided to grab a bite to eat in the food court, and there were plenty of choices to choose from.  There are your common staples like Taco Bell and Subway and some newer unusual ones like a mobile Yates Cider Mill and a place called Sweet Lorraine's Mac n' Cheez! Kitchen.  This is the place I want to focus on.

I love all comfort food, but especially macaroni and cheese.  This is not your mom's mac & cheese, this is a gourmet mac & cheese place that has tons of choices.  There are combinations such as Pepperoni Pizza, Cheeseburger, and Macho Nacho.  There is a choice of 2 different sizes and I went for the larger size and could not even finish it.  This place is awesome, terrific, wonderful, amazing, etc...  It must have been sent to us from the big food court in Heaven.  If you are trying to be healthy, my wife says the salads are also very good here.

The only downfall is right now there is only the location inside of Great Lakes Crossing, but according to their website there are more locations planned soon for the Metro Detroit area.  So until they start to pop up everywhere, if you are ever in the Auburn Hills area and looking for a great place to eat, head on over to Great Lakes Crossing and check out Sweet Lorraine's.  You can also help spread the word on this gem, by sharing my blog page with all of your friends and family.