|Looking through an old garage door from a table at Vinsetta Garage
Those were the first words that ran through my mind as I bit into the deep fried cheese curds at Vinsetta Garage in Berkley. I had heard a lot of hype about this restaurant and was hoping that it would not disappoint me as many over-hyped restaurants do. But with that first bite, I knew the hype level was appropriate, and maybe even inadequate.
|The "holy" cheese curds
Once inside, diners will find the interior walls adorned with items that celebrate Detroit's automotive history. The windows on the garage doors, high ceilings, and skylights create a bright dining room during the day, not the dark and dingy garage that it probably once was.
|One of the pieces of old equipment inside the restaurant
The menu is filled with dishes that made this carnivore's mouth water. Since I already ordered the deep fried cheese curds, I thought, "What the hell!" and ordered the Macon Bacon Burger (Angus beef, Woodshop MI maple bacon, pancetta, grilled Canadian bacon, house-made bacon jam, smoked cheddar).
|The Macon Bacon Burger
My wife ordered the Union Mac (Vermont sharp cheddar, Pinconning, penne rigate, bechamel, parmesan, crunchy crust), a gigantic bowl of mac & cheese that could feed a family of three or four. I enjoyed my taste of it, and my wife said it was the best mac & cheese she has ever had.
|The Union Mac
27799 Woodward Avenue
Berkley, Michigan 48072
The restaurant can be extremely difficult to get into on a weekend night (I tried once before on a Saturday night and did not want to wait for more than two hours for a table), so I would recommend trying it for lunch. We arrived around 2:00 p.m. on a Thursday and only waited five minutes for a table.