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Top 15 Restaurants/Bars of Detroit
Lafayette Coney Island is the most popular restaurant or bar in Detroit, if you measure popularity by how many photos of the restaurant appear on Instagram. The smartphone app MyFab5 crunched the numbers. Slows Bar-B-Q came in second. See the entire list here.
Free Chili at Philippe’s in LA
Buy a French Dip, get a free cup of chili. That’s the deal in Los Angeles next Tuesday, January 27th as Dolores Chili sponsors Philippe’s fifth annual Free Chili Day. Starting 10:30 a.m., the first 500 customers who purchase any French Dip will be entitled to chili, with beans, cheese, and onions if they’d like. Philippe’s has been serving Delores Chili for decades.
Summerton Diner in SC: “The Heart of Its Community”
Shannon and Troy Allan, and Ken and Bridget Wells, purchased the 1950s Summerton Diner, on Church Street in Summerton, SC, in 2005. Soon after, they changed the day the diner is closed from Thursday to Sunday, although Sunday was their busiest day. They did this to allow their employees to attend church. Shannon Allan says, in describing their reasons for purchasing the restaurant, “Our intent was for it to be more of a ministry opportunity.” The diner has a loyal following for its home-cooked Southern country food, and for its homey, welcoming feel. Read more about the Summerton in this story in The Sumter Item.
“The Last Gentleman Bartender”
The Billy Goat Tavern in Chicago is really two businesses. The Billy Goat most visitors are familiar with is the one that serves cheezborgers, no fries, cheeps. When you sit down, someone will approach you from the “other business” to take your drink order. That bar is just a few feet away and yet it draws a completely different crowd, this one composed of mostly locals, many of them regulars. Those regulars are well-served by a man who has tended bar at the Billy Goat for 34 years. Read more about Jeff Magill in this beautiful piece in Chicago Magazine by Tom Chiarella.