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Shake Shack Arrives in Minnesota June 9th

As we alluded to in our post last week about their 2017 Detroit opening, Shake Shack will be making Minnesota the 15th state to host the burger and shake restaurant. That debut will take place next week, June 9th, in the Culinary on North expansion of the Mall of America in Bloomington. Beef will be supplied locally by the Revier Cattle Company of Olivia. They’ll be pouring local craft brews from Summit, Lift Bridge, Badger Hill, Grain Belt, and Brau Brothers. Continue reading

Shake Shack Makes Michigan Debut Next Year

16 — that’s how many states will host a Shake Shack when the burger joint opens in Detroit in 2017. No date has been set but the location has been selected: 660 Woodward Avenue in the First National Building, adjacent to Campus Martius Park. As with all Shake Shacks, this one will feature local craft beer as well as concrete flavors specially designed to incorporate local products. Shake Shack can currently be found in 14 states and the District of Columbia (and many other countries). Minnesota will be their 15th state this summer.

Gus’s Fried Chicken Hits Knoxville TN Early 2016

Gus’s Fried Chicken, which began life in the 1950s in the small town of Mason, Tennessee, northeast of Memphis, will be opening their 13th store early next year in Knoxville, TN. That’s not all for the spicy-crusted bird that many folks put on their top-ten lists. By early 2016 there should also be new stores in Los Angeles, Detroit, Fort Worth, and Kansas City (where it will face especially stiff competition). Future stores are in the works for St. Louis and Philadelphia.

A Chat with Faisal Ali, Waiter at Lafayette Coney Island in Detroit

Faisal Ali has been a waiter at Detroit’s Lafayette Coney Island for 22 years – he started when he was 16. Mr. Ali says he enjoys his job, he still enjoys hot dogs (although, as a Muslim, he cannot eat Lafayette’s beef-and-pork tube steaks), and tells of the time he received a $400 tip. Watch the interview below:

5 Great Metro Detroit Burgers

Here are five great hamburgers in the metro Detroit region, as selected by a writer for The Michigan Journal, the student newspaper for the University of Michigan-Dearborn. His choices: Redcoat Tavern in Royal Oak, Miller’s Bar of Dearborn, Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger of Ann Arbor, Jay’s Stuffed Burgers of Plymouth, and Mercury Burger in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit. Eat up!

LAF in the A.M. March 2nd, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

 HAPPY NATIONAL BANANA CREAM PIE DAY!

Regional Hot Dog Guide

Oaks Theatre of Berkeley CA May Reopen with a Bakesale Betty Cafe

Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off Kicks Off Maine Restaurant Week

Have a Whoopski Beer with Your Whoopskidawg

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LAF in the A.M. February 19th, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

HAPPY NATIONAL CHOCOLATE MINT DAY!

Gus’s Fried Chicken Going National

Dining Out in Snowy Portland ME

The Best of Carolina BBQ

The Best American BBQ Cities

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LAF in the A.M. January 22nd, 2015

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

 HAPPY NATIONAL BLONDE BROWNIE DAY!

Top 15 Restaurants/Bars of Detroit

Free Chili at Philippe’s in LA

Summerton Diner in SC: “The Heart of Its Community”

“The Last Gentleman Bartender”

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LAF in the A.M. December 18th, 2014

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

Philippe The Original: No Cash, No Problem!

Maltby Live at the Filmore

Detroit Coney Taste-Off

Buffalo News Visits Anchor Bar Outpost

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LAF in the A.M. December 14th, 2014

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

Top 10 Charleston Restaurants

Make a Yinzer Expat Happy for the Holidays

Detroit Coneys in Florida

How to Win Friends in Your New Hometown

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LAF in the A.M. November 8th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Chicago’s Pizano’s Coming to Milwaukee

Pizano’s Pizza and Pasta will be opening their first restaurant outside of the Chicago area in late spring, in Milwaukee, at 1150 North Water Street. Pizano’s, which began in 1991, now has six restaurants. The mini-chain was founded by Rudy Malnati, Jr., son of Rudy Malnati Sr. of Pizzeria Uno fame (and who may or may not have invented deep-dish pizza), and half-brother to Lou Malnati. Continue reading

LAF in the A.M. November 5th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Publican Sausage On Shake Shack Chicago Menu

When Shake Shack enters a new market they always select some quality local ingredients for their menu. We noted previously how, in Chicago, they are offering concretes made with Chicago’s Bang Bang Pie and Glazed & Infused doughnuts, and they are also offering Vienna Beef hot dogs. There are two other local twists on the menu. Another concrete incorporates a chocolate bar made with Hawaiian black sea salt, burnt sugar caramel, and 70% cacao dark chocolate, from Chicago’s high-end chocolatier Vosges Haut-Chocolat. And there’s a Publican Pork Sausage, made by Chicago’s Publican Quality Meats, a high-quality butcher and lunch spot. The sausage is topped with Shack’s cheese sauce and crispy-fried, ale-marinated shallots. The Chicago Shack opened yesterday. Continue reading

LAF in the A.M. October 21st, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Good Eats in Revere MA

CNN Ranks the 12 Best Meat-Eating Cities in the U.S.

Comedian Jim Gaffigan Loves Eating, Especially in Chicago

A Visit with the Owner of Geno’s Steaks

Difficult Times for the Owners of Mr. Mac’s Canteen

Shake Shack Watch

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