|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.