Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Baker's Keyboard Lounge
Hi readers! It's Food Friday with Michelle (back after a couple of weeks -- I hope Mark and I inspired a lot of business at the Coney). It is the central meeting place for all important communications in Detroit. Pictured above, I'm at Baker's Keyboard Lounge, celebrating its 75th year. The food here is amazing -- I'm very partial to the fried chicken platter with collard greens and mashed potatoes. Beth enjoys the turkey and dressing platter, reminiscent of all good Thanksgiving meals. The drinks are knock-outs so watch yourself -- one night, I drank ONE vodka martini and ended up channeling the recently dead Jerry Falwell in a disturbing version of drunk dialing that I still can't remember. Although I doubt I expressed any of Jerry's sentiments, apparently my tone was quite passionate. Since then, I've stuck with milder concoctions. The music here is also terrific -- Detroit has a music scene that can compete with anywhere. Hope you're having a very happy Friday!