It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vinsetta Garage, Detroit, USA

We had a fabulous meal at Vinsetta Garage with our friends Rebecca and Rick when we were back in Detroit.  Vinsetta Garage used to be a car repair garage and workshop, which is very obvious when you walk in.  It's run by the same people who run the Union in Clarkston that I blogged about back in August, so you know the food is going to be great - and it was!

There's no shortage of staff and there's a lunch and a dinner menu.  Food and drinks came out smartly and we really enjoyed it.  This place has got a huge following after only opening up in mid-summer this year.  They don't take bookings and the line runs down the street at lunch and dinner, so we headed in at 3.30pm for a late lunch/early dinner and we got a table without any trouble.  The menu changes from lunch to dinner at 4pm.

I had the duck burger (Maple Leaf Farms duck patty, cherry compote, caramelised onions, gruyere and arugula) with a side of Mac & Cheese.  My choice was really yummy and the sizes aren't crazy - I managed to eat it all, which is unheard of for me in America.  That said, Rebecca ordered the Mac & Cheese as her main meal and it could have fed a hungry family of four.  Luckily they're happy to box up anything you can't manage so you can take it home.

Burgers and pizzas (called pies) seem to be their thing, and they do it well.  Give Vinsetta Garage a try!

Vinsetta Garage
27799 Woodward Avenue
Berkley  MI  48072
Phone:- 248 548 7711


  1. YUM are making me hungry. Great review. Place looks uber cool! xo

  2. Sounds yummy. We used to live in Ferndale, a couple miles further South, and restaurants like that is one of the things I miss about the area.


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