There are so many occasions applicable to eating a big serving of nachos. A ballgame, as an appetizer, or simply just because. Eat This, Not That recently published the best nachos in every state, and a brewery restaurant was recognized as the best in Michigan.
The article details a glowing review of these nachos: “They were so filling, and I loved all the toppings. It had unique flavors that I wasn’t expecting.” Nachos are tasty enough to be simplified into basic chips and cheese. Certain establishments choose to load them up with guacamole, salsa, meats, and local flavors. There are plenty of ways that establishments find to get creative with nachos.
In Eat This, Not That’s feature, they explain how they featured different nacho variations that often include food that was native to the state. In Michigan, however, these award-winning nachos come from a restaurant that has up to 15 unique homebrews on tap, in addition to 15 canned beers.
Ascension Brewing Company
Michigan’s best nachos are about 25 miles northwest of downtown Detroit, in Novi. Ascension Brewing Company is sandwiched between Ann Arbor and Detroit, located on Grand River Avenue. They opened in 2015 and pride themselves on their farm-to-table concept. Ascension was the first first nano-brewery and gastropub in Novi.
Their nachos are so popular that they were highlighted on Food Network’s 50 nachos in 50 states, according to their menu. There are half or full-sized portions. They are described as “pulled pork and red onion drizzled with warm cheddar ale and piled high atop tri-colored corn tortilla chips. Covered with shredded mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and baked to perfection, then topped with pico de gallo and sriracha bourbon barbeque sauce, then, sprinkled with green onion.”
In the appetizer section, you will find chips and queso on the menu. This is perhaps a more scaled-down version of their infamous nachos. The same tri-colored chips are served with house-made chili and cheddar ale blend.
Michigan Restaurant Named ‘Best Date Night’ Spot
Life gets busy and one way for couples to spend quality time together is with a date night. Whether you’re in a new relationship with your partner or have been with them for decades, you may want to check out this Detroit restaurant. Recently, LoveFood.com posted a list of the best date night restaurants in every state. Though Michigan has several places that would be perfect for a date night, their list highlighted one Michigan restaurant as the best in the state. Surprisingly, it’s in Detroit.
Wright & Company was listed as the best date night restaurant in Michigan. You may have stumbled upon this restaurant during a quick search for unique restaurants in Detroit or walked by it while strolling Woodward Avenue. It’s located at 1500 Woodward Avenue on the second floor of the historic Wright Kay building.
How they determined the best date night restaurants
The complete list includes spaces with “relaxed and intimate” spaces. “When we think of the perfect date night, images of cozy corners, charming ambience, and easy conversation over plates of delicious food come to mind,” said LoveFood.com. The website also mentioned that they’re partial to spaces with crisp white tablecloths with leather-bound menus.
What makes Wright & Company a unique space is that it gives visitors a beautiful view of Downtown Detroit. According to the Wright & Company website, the building was built in 1891 and from 1920 to 1978, the structure was occupied by the Wright-Kay jewelry firm.
They have a James Beard nominated chef and partner Marc Djozlija. Executive Chef Kyle Schutte creates seasonal menus around a composed shared plates concept. Some of their featured menu items include, pork belly sliders, crispy brussels sprouts, potato pavé, udon carbonara, and burrata. This best Michigan date night restaurant also has a curated list of local and international beer and wine. As well as a variety of unique cocktails. From the coffee infused ‘Room Service’ cocktail, to the Western Grace Brandy ‘Lost Grace’ cocktail.
When you walk into Wright & Company, you’ll step off the elevator and make your way to a host where they will greet you and seat you. It’s best to make reservations because they tend to get busy. The space has warm lighting from beautiful chandeliers, exposed brick chandeliers, and curved leather booths. Their shared plates concept makes it easier for one to get closer and bond with their partner during a date night.
See LoveFood.com’s ‘Best Date Night’ in each state here. And check out photos from my recent visit to the restaurant below: