Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Gastropub meets sports bar and goes boom in Brighton.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Cool, trendy upscale dining or good times sports bar? Casual Sunday afternoon place to watch the game or great place to celebrate with the girls? Local restaurateur Craig Heath said "why not both?" Partnering with Executive Chef David Starzyk, they created Boomtown Kitchen + Tap in Brighton, and the boom began. "I saw a huge need for an alternative to both traditional fine dining and the casual, laid back sports bar," explains Boomtown owner Craig Heath. "Something of a hybrid, that offers the friendliness of a sports bar with a sophisticated, hip environment, serving up some really good food." "The idea for the casual and cool vibe behind Boomtown comes from the 'gastro pub' concept making waves in foodie cities like New York and Chicago…
Monday, February 14, 2011
This wine bar and restaurant is worth a taste.
LEAF BARLEY AND VINE: Primarily a wine and cigar lounge, this Brighton hot spot offers a limited yet solid menu of gourmet cheeses, desserts and small plates, including soup, salad, braised pork and lobster pot pie. Spirits and beer are on tap, but the wine list is where it's at. This Tuesday, "The Matts"— Matt Papcun, General Manager and Mixologist, and Matt Moore, Assistant Manager and Sommelier — will offer a tasting of classic whites, and you'll find live local music every Thursday and Saturday nights. Separate cigar and smoke-free areas available. 139 E. Grand River, 810-225-7900. Open 4 p.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 2-8 p.m. Sunday. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Prices: $5-$21 for wine by the …
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Downtown establishment offers casual elegance.
You could stand on a corner and look around until a restaurant sign draws you in. But we've got a better idea. Each week, Brighton Patch picks a great restaurant either in town or nearby that is worth checking out. Here's this week's choice: BRIGHTON BAR & GRILL: This white-tablecloth bistro is located right in the heart of downtown Brighton on Main Street. Step inside and you'll find casual elegance, friendly service, and lunch and dinner menus that range from comfort food to seafood, with burgers, soups, salads, steaks and pastas in between. 400 W. Main St., 810-229-4115. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Prices: $13 to $26 for entrees. Found a great place to dine? Let us know about it in the comments.