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Reporter Food: Chicken Salad Sandwich at The Lunch Café, Berkley

September 5th 2018

Reporter Food: Chicken Salad Sandwich at The Lunch Café, Berkley (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 5, 2018) Berkley, MI – When I was having my first meal ever at The Lunch Café at 3116 Twelve Mile Rd in Downtown Berkley, the women behind the counter randomly started singing along with an upbeat love song. They greeted […]

Reporter Food: Fish Sandwich and Lollipop Kale at Toasted Oak in Novi

July 24th 2018

Reporter Food: Fish Sandwich and Lollipop Kale at Toasted Oak in Novi (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 24, 2018) Novi, MI- Based on a suggestion from a reader, I decided to check out Toasted Oak Grill and Market at 27790 Novi Rd, which is near 12 Oaks Mall, and is located inside Baronette Renaissance Detroit-Novi Hotel. […]

Reporter Food: Pollo a la Brasa and More at Culantro in Ferndale

June 20th 2018

Reporter Food: Pollo a la Brasa and More at Culantro in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 20, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Peruvian fare has made its way to Downtown Ferndale with the new Peruvian polleria Culantro at 22939 Woodward Ave. It was a great place for a lunchtime meetup with a friend, though neither of […]

Pontiac Brunch 2018 May 20

May 15th 2018

Pontiac Brunch 2018 May 20 Pontiac, MI – Please join us for the first Pontiac Brunch 2018 on Sunday, May 20, 11 am to 2 pm! Similar to the concept of Restaurant Week, our goal is to showcase the diverse dining destinations here in the City of Pontiac, attracting food lovers in our local community […]

Reporter Food: Tempura Green Beans & Other New Items at Tai Fai

April 9th 2018

  Reporter Food: Tempura Green Beans & Other New Items at Tai Fai (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 9, 2018) Oak Park, MI- “Tai Fai” means great and fast in Cantonese, and the Oak Park take-out spot lives up to its name.  I’ve been a fan of Tai Fai since they opened in 203, with sushi […]

Reporter Food: Baton Rouge Crawfish Cakes at Howe’s Bayou

March 16th 2018

Reporter Food: Baton Rouge Crawfish Cakes at Howe’s Bayou (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 16, 2018) Ferndale, MI – One of my favorite places to go to eat and write is Howe’s Bayou at 22848 Woodward Ave in Downtown Ferndale. They’ve been a sponsor of Oakland County Times since back when it was Ferndale 115 nine […]

Reporter Food: Queen Anne Tea Lunch at the Holly Hotel

December 25th 2016

Reporter Food: Queen Anne Tea Lunch at the Holly Hotel (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 25, 2016) Holly, MI – The Queen Anne Tea at the Holly Hotel was both beautiful and remarkably affordable, especially given the quality of the food.  The fresh baked pastries, the menu options prepared with professionalism and care, and the enthusiasm […]

A Tribute to School Food

January 20th 2011

The food revolution is on in Ferndale Schools. When Coolidge and JFK Schools got slushees in the cafeteria last week, few knew that the ever-changing sweet treat is really made from 100% fruit. Other changes have been made over the past few months which have been subtly introducing more and more healthy food into the breakfast and lunch of students in the district.