OK, I've been putting this off long enough....The beautiful and very talented Cathy, has tagged me on a meme. I'm supposed to name my 5 favorite restaurants in my area where I eat....
1.) HomeBoy Bar- B- Que.
This is a tiny little place that mostly is just take-out.
It's a husband and wife operation and it's only open from,
11 am-9pm Wed-Sat.
They have all your favorite rib-joint fare, but 2 things are worth mention!
For 4.99 you get this Kick-Ass beef briscut sandwich, with one side.
The sides are all made from scratch.
Baked Beans..with huge amounts of pork in it
And the other great deal is the rib-tips..
For 5 bucks you get a box of perfectly seasoned tips,
that you can not eat in one sitting...It's that huge!!
2.) La Azteca.
Another Family run operation, that does mostly take-out,
But it does seat about 30 people!!
When you walk in the place it smells WONDERFUL,
immediately your mouth starts watering and you can't wait to dive in!
It's in a real rough part of town, but ironically it's such a great place that when you walk in the door, everyone is very friendly and polite..( They should be at the UN )
The Beef Combonation plate is only 8.95 and you get...
Mexican Beef Stew
An enchalada....It is all superb!!
3.) The Badawest.
A family run Lebanese Restaurant.
OMG...The smells that greet you when you walk in the joint,
are out of this world! They have your typical Middle-East fare,
But they really do Lamb up right!
I always order the Lamb with baba ganouche...
Or my favorite is the Lamb with Hommus.
I always ask for extra toasted pine-nuts in my dish,
And they always graciously oblige...
The Taboule Salad and Fatoush Salad with toasted pita chips,
are to die for..The Lentil soup?..Outfuckingstanding!!
4.)The Hong Kong Buffet.
This is the class of Chinese Buffets.
Everything is just outstanding...Very top flight!
But the best thing about it is the quality of the Sushi!!
It's sooo fresh, and sooo good, even non-sushiers love it!
And the dessert table is worth the price of admission...
The Flan is to die for!!!
5.) The Starlight Diner.
Flint is world famous for it's Coney Island style hot dogs!
Reason #1 is the Koegel Hot Dog..
This company has been in business for over 90 years,
and their quality standards were always much higher than the State Standards!
The hot dogs " snap " when you bite into one and they NEVER give you heartburn.
The coney sauce is NOT a chile sauce, it's thick, meaty, and drier than chile sauce.
But it is Oh so very good. If anyone should ever pass through this area, and they see a sign for a Coney island, I highly recommend trying one, I'll do a post one day on the history of the Flint-Style Coney's...
The Starlight also grinds their own beef for the Hamburgers...WOW!
They are voted the best in town every year.
The onion rings are home-made and big and thick and always perfect!
The best part is that they are open 24/7..
The owner is an old Macedonian gentleman named Alex Popoff, his son Kosta runs it with him and one of them is always there. The head cook in the kitchen is Alex's wife Magda. Most of their
children also help out there. When I walk in the place Alex always flashes me a huge smile and yells out.."Oshko", He always comes over to my table to talk no matter how busy they are, and it's all I can do to keep him from picking up my tab. I love the Starlight.....Breakfast Anytime!!
I hope that this fulfilled my tagging obligations.....Peace ....... Galen ( Oshko )