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Granite City Food & Brewery: Unwinding in Troy, Michigan

Granite City Food & Brewery: Unwinding in Troy, Michigan


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Located right off I-75 is Granite City Food & Brewery. See how they ranked:

Atmosphere: 4 out of 5 bites
Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites
Quality/Taste: 2.5 out of 5 bites
Service: 4.5 out of 5 bites
Presentation/Style: 3 out of 5 bites

Granite City had this neat little brew menu that creatively described each beer. My companion went with the Northern Light Lager: Light, clean cut, and refreshing. While we were waiting for our order, the manager heard it was our first time visiting and welcome us and offered soup samples.

Northern Light cheddar and ale soup: Creamy cheddar cheese soup simmered with our Northern Light lager. Our favorite, it was smooth and cheesy, with a light nutty ale touch. This was not overpowering as some beer soups tend to be.

Cream of potato and bacon soup: Creamy potato soup with bacon and cheddar cheese. Pretty spot-on for a creamy potato soup.

Maple pepper bacon and tomato pizza: Maple pepper bacon, sliced tomatoes, fresh basil, and Mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeses with their signature garlic aioli. This was a nice change from your typical pizza sauced pie. The garlic aioli was subtle, yet present. The maple pepper bacon was decadent and delicious! I substituted the tomato for sliced red pepper and it was a good choice. There’s something about warm tomato that I don’t care for. The crust was chewy, yet crispy.

Cajun pasta: Chicken, andouille sausage, red and green peppers, and onions simmered in a creamy Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese sauce with a hint of bourbon. This dish started off really good and flavorful. After a few bites, Josh noticed a nice sized pool of grease in the bottom of the bowl. We assumed it was from the sausage, but it was too much to stomach. Our server was really cool and offered another option. This was unfortunate because the dish was really good and the creamy cheese sauce was awesome and spicy from the Cajun spice.

Adult mac and cheese: Alfredo sauce with pepper jack and cheddar cheeses simmered with their Brother Benedict’s Bock then poured over penne pasta, chicken, red pepper, bacon, and topped with toasted breadcrumbs. Unfortunately, this dish was a bust as well. Presentation was good, but it lacked flavor. Also, I think the kitchen was in a hurry to get this back out to our table, because the Alfredo sauce was thin, runny, and didn’t stick to the pasta. There wasn’t much chicken either and we had a hard time telling the difference between chicken and breadcrumbs because the pieces were so small.

Service and the beer were good, but we didn’t have good luck with the food. I do like how the manager came over to address the dishes and our server did a great job handling the issue. The overall atmosphere was really nice, with an upscale brewery feel and a unique menu that is constantly featuring fresh, new items.

A version of this review was originally published on The Bite Tonight.


Northville, Michigan

Jumbo shrimp, lightly fried and tossed in our spicy asian glaze and served with sesame lime slaw.

Hand-breaded, buttermilk fried boneless wings fried perfectly crisp and tossed in your favorite sauce.

Lightly fried, jumbo shrimp tossed in buffalo sauce and served on our famous bleu cheese dressing.

Buttermilk-fried chicken tenders with French fries and comeback sauce.

One pound of bone-in chicken wings, fried crispy and tossed in your favorite sauce.

Flash-fried brussels sprouts tossed with a balsamic dressing and millionaire’s bacon. Garnished with shredded parmesan and a drizzle of balsamic reduction.

Crispy waffle fries piled high with melted cheddar-jack cheese, bacon, roma tomato, green onion, sour cream.

Crispy corn tortilla chips spread thin on a baking sheet pan, smothered with chicken tinga, melted cheddar-jack cheese, jalapeños, diced tomatoes, and santa fe cream sauce. Served with salsa and sour cream.

Soft baked, salted pretzel sticks served with our house-made northern lager infused cheese sauce and our award-winning bock infused mustard.

Creamy spinach, artichoke, and parmesan dip served with soft grilled naan bread and crispy tortilla chips.

Full pound of mussels sautéed and steamed with garlic in our vodka marinara sauce. Served with a garlic buttered demi baguette for dipping.

BBQ-tossed chicken, red onion, cheddar and jack cheeses, fresh cilantro on a BBQ brushed lavosh crust.

Candied maple pepper bacon, roasted garlic aioli, roma tomato, mozzarella and provolone cheeses, fresh basil on crispy lavosh.

Fresh roma tomato, marinara, mozzarella and provolone cheeses, balsamic glaze, fresh basil on crispy lavosh

Brioche slider buns slathered with homemade lemon aioli and topped with fresh lettuce, roma tomato and millionaire’s bacon strips. Served stacked high over french fries.

Juicy hamburger patties on brioche slider buns, stacked high with crisp lettuce, onion, roma tomatoes, and American cheese. Served over french fries.

Crispy buttermilk-fried chicken tenders on brioche slider buns with our homemade lemon aioli, shredded lettuce, and sliced pickles. Piled high and served over french fries.

This iconic soup is prepared from scratch with a rich chicken stock, roasted red chilis, roasted chicken, cream, cheddar cheese. topped with crunchy tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

Whole clams, clam juice, celery and onions in a rich chowder.

Caramelized onions, white wine, beef and chicken stock, sealed with melted provolone cheese (gratinee style) and hand-cut croutons.

Our classic beer cheese soup with home-made rye croutons.

This iconic soup is prepared from scratch with a rich chicken stock, roasted red chilis, roasted chicken, cream, cheddar cheese. topped with crunchy tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

Whole clams, clam juice, celery and onions in a rich chowder.

Caramelized onions, white wine, beef and chicken stock, sealed with melted provolone cheese (gratinee style) and hand-cut croutons.

Our classic beer cheese soup with home-made rye croutons.

Inspired by the classic wedge salad. shredded iceberg lettuce drizzled with our famous bleu cheese dressing, pickled red onions, grape tomatoes, bleu cheese crumbles and crisp bacon.

Romaine lettuce, arcadian greens, sliced grape tomato, cucumber, pickled red onion, and crunchy garlic croutons. Served with your choice of house-made dressing.

Crisp romaine lettuce, shredded parmesan cheese, and crunchy garlic croutons tossed in our house-made caesar dressing.

Half-pound GC signature beef blend, house-made BBQ sauce, crisp bacon, piled high with shredded cheddar cheese on a brioche bun.

Half-pound, peppercorn-crusted, GC signature beef blend, cheddar cheese, our famous bleu cheese dressing, bacon, crispy onion strings on a brioche bun.

Half-pound gc signature beef blend topped with American cheese, on a brioche bun. Served with crisp lettuce, fresh sliced tomato, red onion slices, and pickles.

North Dakota bison topped with provolone cheese, roasted garlic aioli, and arugula on a pretzel bun.

Grilled meatless burger served on a multi-grain bun with our zesty guacamole, arugula, sliced tomato, and red onions.

Half-pound GC signature beef blend, piled high w/ melted white cheddar cheese and a stack of spiced millionaire’s bacon, served w/ our house-made lemon aioli on a brioche bun.

Half-pound GC signature beef blend, stacked with caramelized onions and melted white cheddar cheese on golden grilled caraway rye bread.

Our house-made seasoned turkey burger, pepper-jack cheese, zesty guacamole, spicy mayo, arugula, sliced tomato, red onion, pickle on a fresh multi-grain bun.

Melted white cheddar cheese, avocado, green onions, diced tomato, and sunflower seeds on buttered whole wheat bread.

Crispy chicken, buffalo sauce, shredded lettuce, roma tomato, celery, our famous bleu cheese dressing, flour tortilla.

Our sweet and spicy bacon stacked with crisp lettuce, fresh tomato, and our home-made lemon aioli on toasted country white.

House specialty slow-roasted prime rib, sliced thin with provolone cheese on a fresh grilled baguette with au jus and creamy horseradish sauce.

Crispy buttermilk-fried chicken, tossed in buffalo sauce, topped with pepper-jack cheese. Served on a brioche bun with spicy pepper relish, spicy mayo, and shredded lettuce.

Grilled chicken breast topped with creamy spinach, artichoke and parmesan spread, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato on a grilled multi-grain bun.

Mesquite-smoked sliced turkey, sizzled bacon, sliced tomato, our roasted garlic aioli, and monterey jack cheese on grilled multi-grain wheat bread.

Our house rubbed “fall off the bone” back ribs, braised in our duke pale ale for hours and then char grilled with house-made bbq sauce. Served with french fries and house-made coleslaw.

Our house rubbed “fall off the bone” back ribs, braised in our duke pale ale for hours and then char grilled with house-made bbq sauce. Served with french fries and house-made coleslaw.

Traditional cajun rice dish of andouille sausage, chicken, shrimp, trinity of bell pepper, celery, and onion in a classic brown roux tomato sauce.

Freshly baked crock of the ultimate comfort food, loaded with chunks of tender chicken and hand-cut vegetables, and then sealed with a buttery pastry crust.

Buttermilk marinated, and “famously breaded,” chicken tenders over seasoned french fries. Served with coleslaw, garlic bread, and our comeback sauce.

Lightly breaded, pan fried chicken breast topped with melted provolone cheese, and served over garlic mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans, and grape tomatoes in a white wine butter sauce.

This classic appeared on our first menu in 1999! hand-made meatloaf layered with garlic mashed potatoes, petite green beans, garlic toasted baguette, our famous savory bourbon onion sauce and topped with crispy onion strings.

Grilled chicken breasts served on rice pilaf and asparagus, with roma tomatoes, balsamic caramelized onions and balsamic reduction.

Tender grass-fed beef, slow braised for hours in savory beef jus and served over garlic red-skin mashed potatoes and roasted carrots.

14 oz. usda choice boneless ribeye served with redskin mashed potatoes and green beans almondine.

10 oz. usda choice top sirloin served with redskin mashed potatoes and green beans almondine.

A Granite City “original,” our sweet and spicy glazed shrimp, shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, santa fé cream, and fresh cilantro on soft flour tortillas.

Our northern lager battered fish, served with malt vinegar fries, creamy coleslaw, and house-made tartar sauce.

Mahi-mahi grilled and topped with our house-made cilantro lime slaw, roma tomato, chipotle ranch, and cheddar-jack cheese on soft flour tortillas.

Charbroiled Atlantic salmon served with rice pilaf and asparagus.

Marinated grilled chicken breast, cabbage, cilantro, iceberg lettuce, carrot, green onion, cucumber, red pepper, and served with our home-made sesame-lime vinaigrette, drizzled with our szechuan peanut sauce and topped with crispy wontons.

Crisp romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, house-made caesar dressing, garlic croutons.

Grilled chicken, banana peppers, grape tomatoes, green onions, chopped bacon, shredded parmesan, and sliced avocados tossed in our red wine vinegar dressing.

Grilled top sirloin on a bed of arcadian greens tossed in our famous bleu cheese dressing with grape tomato, pickled red onion, bleu cheese crumbles, and buttered garlic toast.

Chicken and penne pasta tossed in our creamy pepper jack cheese sauce, which is infused with our award-winning bock beer. Topped with bacon and breadcrumbs.

Macaroni and cheese mixed with buffalo sauce, topped with our buttermilk fried buffalo chicken strips. Finished with our creamy ranch dressing, bleu cheese crumbles, and green onions.

Sautéed andouille sausage and tender chicken, red onion, red and green bell pepper, grape tomato, simmered in our creamy cajun sauce, served with penne pasta.

Sautéed chicken breast, prosciutto ham, garlic, asparagus, sun-dried tomato, oregano, onion, and fennel, tossed with linguini and chicken-herb broth. topped with parmesan cheese, and fresh basil.

Creamy house-made alfredo sauce tossed with linguine noodles. Topped with a grilled chicken breast.

layers of carrot cake & cream cheese icing w/ salted caramel sauce.

decadent chocolate layer cake with bourbon caramel sauce and a touch of whipped cream.

fresh baked, house-made chocolate chip, toffee, almond deep-dish cookie with ice cream and caramel sauce.

creamy vanilla cheesecake topped with your choice of chocolate, caramel or wild berry compote.

Classic Sides

Granite City's classic Creamy Coleslaw

Granite City's classic French Fries

Granite City's classic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Granite City's classic Green Beans Almondine

Granite City's classic Kettle Chips

Granite City's classic Rice Pilaf

Signature Sides

Granite City's signature Asparagus

Granite City's signature Sweet Potato Fries

Granite City's signature Waffle Fries

Wine by the Glass

cabernet sauvignon, california

pinot grigio, valdadige, italy

sauvignon blanc, north coast, california

riesling columbia valley, washington

sauvignon blanc, north coast, california

cabernet sauvignon, california

cabernet sauvignon, california

cabernet sauvignon, california

chardonnay, livermore valley, california

Wine by the Bottle

cabernet sauvignon, california

pinot grigio, valdadige, italy

sauvignon blanc, north coast, california

riesling columbia valley, washington

cabernet sauvignon, california

cabernet sauvignon, california

chardonnay, livermore valley, california

Style: craft seltzer. Flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Wild Berry, POG (Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava), Black Cherry, Mango & Grapefruit (or simply flavor with a lime, lemon, or orange wedge)

Style: german bock Color: amber brown Flavor: malty, nutty, and slightly sweet, with subtle hints of caramel

Style: pale ale Color: copper Flavor: Nice balance of hops and malt. Floral aroma with hints of grapefruit

Style: American lager Color: pale gold Flavor: mild and crisp, with minimal bitterness

Style: vanilla porter Color: dark brown Flavor: chocolate, vanilla and hints of roasted coffee combine for a smooth, mocha milkshake like flavor

Cocktails

a refreshing version of a classic cocktail made in the USA!

small batch bourbon, barrel-aged in house with orange and cherry.

classic manhattan featuring a touch of black cherry.

long island with just the right touch of blueberry.

the all-time, best-selling cocktail at Granite City.

combination of sour & sweet, also available in passion fruit, mango, and blueberry.

classic island favorite, also available in passion fruit, mango, and blueberry.

granite city’s famous signature bloody mary.

a fiery twist on a classic margarita.

enjoy this classic cocktail with a modern twist.

tequila, premium orange liqueur, and fresh-squeezed lime juice

Half Salad & Soup ű.99

Half Sandwich or Pasta With Salad or Soup ű.99

Sandwich Options:

Millionaire's Blt, Turkey Overlake, Roasted Prime Rib, Avocado Grilled Cheese

Salad Options:

Caesar, House, Bleu Cheese Chop, Asian

Soup Options:

Northern & Cheddar, French Onion, Soup of the Day

Pasta Options:

Cajun, Bock & Cheese, Chicken Alfredo


Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. : Granite City Food & Brewery Completes Sale-Leaseback of Troy, Michigan Location

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.® (NASDAQ: GCFB) today announced the completion of the sale-leaseback of its real property in Troy, Michigan. The Troy location, which represents the Company's 27 th Granite City location, opened to the public last week.

Pursuant to the sale-leaseback agreement, the Company sold the Troy location to Store Master Funding I, LLC, a subsidiary of Store Capital Acquisitions, LLC, for gross proceeds of $4.0 million. Under the same agreement, the Company now leases back the Troy location over a 15-year term.

"As originally planned, we entered into a sale-leaseback transaction for the Troy property to maintain liquidity for future restaurant expansion and existing restaurant enhancement," said Rob Doran, Chief Executive Officer of Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. "Store Capital has been a great partner to work with and we hope to work with them again on future restaurants."

About Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. develops and operates two casual dining concepts: Granite City Food & Brewery and Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill®. Granite City Food & Brewery is a polished casual American restaurant that features a great dining experience with affordable, high-quality menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes, served in generous portions. There is a brewery onsite, serving hand-crafted and micro brews. Granite City opened its first restaurant in 1999 and is expanding nationwide there are currently 27 Granite City restaurants in 13 states. Cadillac Ranch restaurants feature freshly prepared, authentic, All-American cuisine in a fun, dynamic environment. Its patrons enjoy a warm, Rock N' Roll inspired atmosphere, with plenty of room for friends, music and dancing. The Cadillac Ranch menu is diverse with offerings ranging from homemade meatloaf to pasta dishes, all freshly prepared using quality ingredients. The Company purchased its first Cadillac Ranch in November 2011 and has since purchased four additional Cadillac Ranch restaurants along with its intellectual property. The Company currently operates five Cadillac Ranch restaurants in four states. Additional information about Granite City Food & Brewery can be found at www.gcfb.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release of a non-historical nature constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in economic conditions, changes in consumer preferences or discretionary consumer spending, a significant change in the performance of any existing restaurants, our ability to continue funding our operations and meet our debt service obligations, and the risks and uncertainties described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2012.

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Rob Doran, 952-697-2393
Chief Executive Officer
or
James G. Gilbertson, 952-215-0676
Chief Financial Officer


Granite City Food & Brewery Opens Today in Troy, Michigan

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (NASDAQ: GCFB) announces the opening today of its first location in Michigan, which is the 27 th Granite City location. The new restaurant features a contemporary, upscale design that is an enhanced prototype for future restaurants. The Troy location is located at 699 West Big Beaver Road, next to the PNC Bank Building at the corner of Big Beaver Road and I-75, has seating for 300 guests and is approximately 9,800 square feet.

The Troy location features a newly designed interior with a wrap-around bar which flows into an atrium, an exposed kitchen and a central wood-fired pizza oven. In addition to more than 90 made-from-scratch menu items, regional favorites and locally sourced ingredients will be featured.

“Over five years ago, the Granite City team identified the site on West Big Beaver Road because it is a perfect location for a Granite City restaurant based on the level of upscale development and demographics,” said Rob Doran, Chief Executive Officer of Granite City Food & Brewery. “We secured the property with the intention of developing it when the timing was right. This site was ideal for Granite City Food & Brewery’s polished-casual menu that features made-from- scratch food along with our own handcrafted beer. We are excited to become part of the vibrant Troy and Detroit-area restaurant scene. Our new prototype meets all of our expectations for this site.”

In May 2011, the Company sold $9.0 million of convertible preferred stock to Concept Development Partners (CDP) in partnership with Dallas-based private equity firm, CIC Partners, and entered into a $10.0 million credit facility with Fifth Third Bank. The transaction brought the Company capital, additional management and several new, experienced board members, including Mike Rawlings, former President of Pizza Hut, a Founding Partner of CIC Partners, and current Mayor of Dallas, Lou Mucci, former CFO of BJ’s Restaurants, Michael Staenberg, President of THF Realty, Fouad Bashour, a Founding Partner of CIC Partners, and Rob Doran, former Executive Vice President of McDonalds’s. Rob Doran now serves as the Company’s CEO. Since CDP’s investment, the Company has been developing growth plans for existing Granite City restaurants as well as the construction of new Granite City restaurants.

In late 2011, the Company acquired the assets of five Cadillac Ranch restaurants and related intellectual property, and Fifth Third Bank increased the Company’s credit facility by $12.0 million. The Company has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of a sixth Cadillac Ranch restaurant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania subject to issuance of the required liquor license. This acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012.


Granite City Food & Brewery Opens Today in Troy, Michigan

Granite City Food & Brewery Opens Today in Troy, Michigan

Minneapolis, MN (RestaurantNews.com) Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. (NASDAQ: GCFB) announces the opening today of its first location in Michigan, which is the 27 th Granite City location. The new restaurant features a contemporary, upscale design that is an enhanced prototype for future restaurants. The Troy location is located at 699 West Big Beaver Road, next to the PNC Bank Building at the corner of Big Beaver Road and I-75, has seating for 300 guests and is approximately 9,800 square feet.

The Troy location features a newly designed interior with a wrap-around bar which flows into an atrium, an exposed kitchen and a central wood-fired pizza oven. In addition to more than 90 made-from-scratch menu items, regional favorites and locally sourced ingredients will be featured.

“Over five years ago, the Granite City team identified the site on West Big Beaver Road because it is a perfect location for a Granite City restaurant based on the level of upscale development and demographics,” said Rob Doran, Chief Executive Officer of Granite City Food & Brewery. “We secured the property with the intention of developing it when the timing was right. This site was ideal for Granite City Food & Brewery’s polished-casual menu that features made-from- scratch food along with our own handcrafted beer. We are excited to become part of the vibrant Troy and Detroit-area restaurant scene. Our new prototype meets all of our expectations for this site.”

Concept Development Partners Transaction

In May 2011, the Company sold $9.0 million of convertible preferred stock to Concept Development Partners (CDP) in partnership with Dallas-based private equity firm, CIC Partners, and entered into a $10.0 million credit facility with Fifth Third Bank. The transaction brought the Company capital, additional management and several new, experienced board members, including Mike Rawlings, former President of Pizza Hut, a Founding Partner of CIC Partners, and current Mayor of Dallas, Lou Mucci, former CFO of BJ’s Restaurants, Michael Staenberg, President of THF Realty, Fouad Bashour, a Founding Partner of CIC Partners, and Rob Doran, former Executive Vice President of McDonalds’s. Rob Doran now serves as the Company’s CEO. Since CDP’s investment, the Company has been developing growth plans for existing Granite City restaurants as well as the construction of new Granite City restaurants.

In late 2011, the Company acquired the assets of five Cadillac Ranch restaurants and related intellectual property, and Fifth Third Bank increased the Company’s credit facility by $12.0 million. The Company has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of a sixth Cadillac Ranch restaurant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania subject to issuance of the required liquor license. This acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2012.

About Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd develops and operates two casual dining concepts: Granite City Food & Brewery and Cadillac Ranch All American Bar & Grill®. Granite City Food & Brewery is a polished casual American restaurant that features a great dining experience with affordable, high-quality menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes, served in generous portions. There is a brewery onsite, serving hand-crafted and micro brews. Granite City opened its first restaurant in 1999 and is expanding nationwide there are currently 27 Granite City restaurants in 13 states. Cadillac Ranch restaurants feature freshly prepared, authentic, All-American cuisine in a fun, dynamic environment. Its patrons enjoy a warm, Rock N’ Roll inspired atmosphere, with plenty of room for friends, music and dancing. The Cadillac Ranch menu is diverse with offerings ranging from homemade meatloaf to pasta dishes, all freshly prepared using quality ingredients. The Company purchased its first Cadillac Ranch in November, 2011 and has since purchased four additional Cadillac Ranch restaurants along with its intellectual property. The Company currently operates five Cadillac Ranch restaurants in four states. Additional information about Granite City Food & Brewery can be found at www.gcfb.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements made in this press release of a non-historical nature constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in economic conditions, changes in consumer preferences or discretionary consumer spending, a significant change in the performance of any existing restaurants, our ability to continue funding our operations and meet our debt service obligations, and the risks and uncertainties described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 23, 2012.


Stoney River Steakhouse

Comfortable, lodge-like chain with an extensive menu of steaks & seafood & an innovative wine list.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse

Fogo de Chão is a fine dining, full-service Brazilian steakhouse or churrascaria.

Maggiano&aposs Little Italy®

Authentic Italian-American meals for everyone to enjoy. Inspired by traditional recipes and cooking techniques. The menu includes Italian favorites like Mozzarella Marinara, Eggplant Parmesan, and Baked Ziti, their famous Rigatoni "D"®.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 248-205-1060

The Melting Pot - A Fondue Restaurant

Fondue dining allows guests to have fun with their food. Pick up a fondue fork and cook your own shrimp, or pinch strawberries by the stem and dip them in rich chocolate concoctions.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 248-362-2221

Sedona Taphouse

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Granite City Food & Brewery

Everything at Granite City is fresh. Each carefully crafted item on our menus is made right here in our kitchen - from scratch. Get ready for something a little out of the ordinary.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 248-519-1040

Seasons 52

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Yardhouse

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Gran Castor

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J. Alexander&aposs

Featuring a wide selection of American classics including prime rib of beef, steaks, fresh seafood, sandwiches and entrພ salads.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 248-816-8379

Brio Tuscan Grille

Every meal at Brio Tuscan Grille is prepared with the best quality ingredients and freshest flavors, offering you the high energy of an Italian steak house paired with the lively atmosphere of an authentic ristorante in Tuscany.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 248-643-6045

Ocean Prime

Serving prime beef, fresh seafood and fish accompanied by an award-winning wine list and handcrafted cocktails.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 248-458-0500

P. F. Chang&aposs

A unique combination of Chinese cuisine, attentive service, wine, and tempting desserts all served in a stylish, high-energy bistro.

Open for lunch and dinner Dress code: Casual Phone: +1 248-816-8000

McCormick & Schmick&aposs Seafood & Steaks

The menu at McCormick and Schmick&aposs Seafood Restaurant features at least 20 varieties of fresh seafood from around the world. Other menu highlights include pasta, poultry, and beef specialties.


Granite City Food & Brewery Opens in Michigan

Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd. announces the opening of its first location in Michigan, which is the 27 th Granite City location.

The new restaurant features a contemporary, upscale design that is an enhanced prototype for future restaurants. The Troy location is located at 699 West Big Beaver Road, next to the PNC Bank Building at the corner of Big Beaver Road and I-75 has seating for 300 guests and is approximately 9,800 square feet.

The Troy location features a newly designed interior with a wrap-around bar that flows into an atrium, an exposed kitchen, and a central wood-fired pizza oven. More than 90 made-from-scratch menu items, regional favorites, and locally sourced ingredients will be featured.

“Over five years ago, the Granite City team identified the site on West Big Beaver Road because it is a perfect location for a Granite City restaurant based on the level of upscale development and demographics,” says Rob Doran, chief executive officer of Granite City Food & Brewery.

“We secured the property with the intention of developing it when the timing was right. This site was ideal for Granite City Food & Brewery’s polished-casual menu that features made-from- scratch food along with our own handcrafted beer. We are excited to become part of the vibrant Troy and Detroit-area restaurant scene. Our new prototype meets all of our expectations for this site.”

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And, getting there is a bit difficult as well. If you’re driving along Big Beaver road, you can see Granite City right off the side of the road, but you can’t get to it because there’s no driveway entrance off of Big Beaver. I learned this the hard way and had to do a couple more Michigan lefts to get back around. You’ll need to turn down the small side street just west of the restaurant and enter the large lot shared by all the buildings there (including Ruth’s Chris).

All that aside, Granite City has a pretty hip interior. The dining area is large and offers plenty of seating at booths and tables. There is also a decent sized bar. It’s all very warm and inviting, a great hangout and fun place to meet up with friends, have a date night, or take the kids.

Granite City offers up some good food. They even have a separate Gluten Free menu. I ordered the Ponzu Glazed Salmon with sticky rice and stir-fried vegetables. It was very good. Other items on the menu include craft beers and a full drinks menu, appetizers, flatbreads, soups, salads, main entrees such as meatloaf, ribs, jumbo sea scallops, salmon, steaks, chicken, pasta, burgers, sandwiches, desserts… Everything sounds delicious and if I had to describe the overall menu, I’d say it is brewery fare prepared with an upscale twist…. e.g. the ribs description reads – 𔄜-hour Broad Axe Stout–braised tender bison short ribs served over horseradish mashed potatoes and broccolini, topped with Broad Axe Stout demiglace” and the jumbo sea scallops are written as “Pan-seared jumbo sea scallops served on a bed of creamy wild mushroom and asparagus risotto and a balsamic beurre blanc.” Granite City does a great job offering quality food with a touch of elegance, in a comfortable, casual atmosphere.

Granite City also offers a Sunday Brunch, private dining area for your event, happy hour, and online reservations. Granite City has Metro Detroit locations in Troy, Northville and Detroit.

You can take advantage of specials at Granite City during Troy Restaurant Week. (TROY RESTAURANT WEEK INFO)

Granite City Troy
699 W Big Beaver Road
Troy, Michigan 48084
Phone – 248-519-1040

Granite City Hours
Monday-Thursday – 11a–Midnight
Friday & Saturday – 11a-1a
Sunday – 11a–9p

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Granite City Food & Brewery Rocks!

Alcohol and children aren't a combination that tend to go together when many parents think of taking the family to dine out, but Granite City Food & Brewery proves to be an exception. To promote the April 8th grand opening of its new Northville, Michigan location, Granite City invited my family to have lunch for free while participating in its mock service staff training the weekend before its opening so that it could put an emphasis on highlighting its food offerings and showcase itself as a kid-friendly destination to eat out. Our experience showed that just because its a brewery doesn't mean you should leave your kids at home.

Granite City Food & Brewery is a casual restaurant with a comfortable atmosphere that pays homage to its Midwestern roots with its decor of dark wood and stone accents that provide both a modern and an "up north" vibe to the place. Granite City began as a local brewery in the granite mining city of St. Cloud, Minnesota and has expanded over the last 15 years to 33 locations in 13 states. The 10,200 square foot restaurant in Northville can seat approximately 300 guests and features an open kitchen with a central wood-fried pizza oven and an on-site brewery.

Granite City has developed a reputation for the brew-pub's handcrafted beers which are moderately priced and offer unique styles and flavors not typically produced by major breweries. It has patented a brewing process, known as Fermentus Interruptus , which allows it to replicate its signature beers with the exact same taste throughout all the Granite City Food & Brewery restaurants. Granite City's are The Duke, an India Pale Ale The Bennie, a German Bock The Northern, an American Lager and The Broad Axe, an Oatmeal Stout. Plus in addition to creating their signature beers onsite, special seasonal brews are featured through the year also. If none of these wet your whistle, the Northville location's large three-sided, full-service bar also has a selection of other locally-produced Michigan beers available and an extensive wine list.

Broad Axe Stout - a thick creamy head sits atop the opaque blackness of this oatmeal stout. Roasted chocolate and coffee notes make this beer a great treat!

The Bennie - carries a brownish color, a medium body, and a mouthwatering smoothness from the wonderful malt and sweet caramel flavors.

The Duke - the rich color of this pale ale hints at the bold malt character used to balance the huge hoppy flavors and defining bitterness of this classic English style beer.

The Northern is a classic American lager with a creamy, smooth taste.

Granite City isn't just about the beer though. It also features a great menu of made-from-scratch recipes that make it a great destination for a family meal. Granite City Food & Brewery's menu has selections that will please everyone from the most sophisticated palate to the child who is the pickiest eater. My daughter has a very severe peanut allergy and we were very impressed that the staff was very educated and concerned about food allergies. Without prompting the knowledge that not just ingredients but allergen contamination is an issue to be alert to when preparing and serving food was communicated to us which gave us peace of mind that this restaurant knows what they are doing when it comes to dealing with this issue rather than just trying to provide lip service to appease a customer. Also for those readers that may be interested, Granite City has a special gluten free menu.

The restaurant really went all out to demonstrate how kid-friendly the establishment can be for families. The waitress noted that they just didn't have a nice selection of beers but also plenty of chocolate milk on tap as she provided our children with activity placemats and crayons. Our twins were than served an appetizer of these huge carrot slices that were cut to appear like potato chips or waffle fries with ranch dressing to dip them in. They were pretty impressive. The kids menu contains the four staple items that every parent with a picky eating child looks for Grilled Cheese (Golden Grill), Chicken Nuggets (Chicken Bites), Mac-N-Cheese, and Pizza (Pepperoni Flatbread). We've been to plenty of restaurants in the past where we've looked at the adult selections and been thrilled than perused the kids meals and frowned knowing our kids won't eat anything on it. That won't be the case at Granite City Food & Brewery.

Granite City actually has a pretty extensive kids menu that also includes Quesadilla, Saucy Pasta, Grilled Salmon, Steak Burgers and Grilled Chicken Breasts. They also provide a variety of sides to select from to go along with the meal that include apple sauce, french fries, mashed potatoes, and broccolini to choose from. Our kids kept it simple with my son asking for a Golden Grill and my daughter wanting Mac-N-Cheese with both ordering apple sauce for a side. They must have enjoyed what they got because both children devoured their meals.

My wife ordered the pulled pork waffle sandwich which she said was "delicious." It was made up of slow roasted hand-pulled pork topped with BBQ sauce and crispy onion strings sandwiched on waffle buns. She herself can be a very picky eater at times so "delicious" can be considered a rave review.

I tried out the Bison Burger and it was a decent meal though in the future I'll probably stick with a traditional hamburger just based on my own individual taste. the burger consisted of a buffalo meat patty topped with Pepper Jack cheese and tarragon mayo on a pretzel bun. It also included lettuce, tomato, onion and pickles.

What will really keep me coming back to Granite City Food & Brewery though is its Cheddar Ale Soup. Simply put . it's AWESOME. If you enjoy creamy cheese with a hint of pale ale flavoring you will really enjoy this great soup. It's worth a trip to Granite City just to get a cup or bowl of their Cheddar Ale soup. The soup is on the daily menu but they really don't tout it so make sure to ask for it. I enjoyed a bowl of it myself before digging into my bison burger.

The atmosphere of Granite City really is all about enjoying a beer with a meal so you won't find a rowdy or obnoxious crowd at this establishment that would make families want to steer clear of the place. In addition to a decent kids menu, the establishment also caters to people with children by offering a family rest room, you don't see that very often at a restaurant, and kids 6 and under eat FREE at their Sunday brunches. We really enjoyed our experience at Granite City and appreciated the opportunity to help their staff get up to speed and ready to go for their newest Metro Detroit location's grand opening.

To allow one of our readers to also enjoy a great free meal too, Granite City Food & Brewery has also provided a $25 gift card to award to one lucky person from A GEEK DADDY blog. For your chance to win just follow the instructions below to submit up to 2 entries before 11:50pm EST on Sunday, April 12, 2015. You must be over 18 years old and a Michigan resident to participate.

EMAIL (1 ENTRY) - Email thegeekdaddy [at] yahoo [dot] com with your name and mailing address with the subject line GRANITE CITY.

FACEBOOK (1 ENTRY) - Leave a comment on this Facebook post sharing which of Granite City's four signature beers you believe you'd enjoy the most and using the hash tag #GCnorthville

UPDATE: Congrats to Adam from Northville MI who won the gift card giveaway!

The brand new Northville restaurant is located at 39603 Traditions Drive. There is also a Metro Detroit location in Troy, Michigan at 699 W. Big Beaver Road plus another upcoming opening is planned in the near future for Detroit's GM Renaissance Center.

Granite City gets A GEEK DADDY nod of approval because I really love their Cheddar Ale soup and because we found it to be a nice family-friendly establishment where we enjoyed a good meal with our kids. For a list of all of Granite City's locations or more information about it, visit www.gcfb.net

Disclaimer & Rules:

You must be a Michigan resident to enter the gift card contest over the age of 18. A Geek Daddy Blog will select a random winner on Monday, April 13, 2015 ( 1 winner will be selected from a random draw of all eligible entries - each submitted entry will be assigned a number and a random number will be drawn to select a winner based upon total entries ). By participating in this contest you waive any liability towards A Geek Daddy Blog or its publisher that may arise from your involvement with this promotion. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. A Geek Daddy Blog is hosting this giveaway as a benefit to our readers. Information for this post was provided by Granite City Food & Brewery. A Geek Daddy Blog did receive items and services of value in exchange for writing this blog post and review. A positive review was not required of this blog and the views and opinions expressed are my own.


Granite City opens in Northville

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Northville Township Granite City server Craig Simpson offers a tray of lager and ale samples from the food and brewery restaurant during its community grand opening. The national chain now has 33 locations in the country, and Northville’s is its second in Michigan. (Photo: JOHN HEIDER | STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER) Buy Photo

Good food and beer is making its debut at the corner of Haggerty and Seven Mile roads with the official opening of Granite City Food and Brewery in Northville Township.

This is the Minnesota-based restaurant and brewpub's 33rd location and second in Michigan. A ribbon cutting and VIP event was held earlier this week with the official opening on Wednesday, April 8.

There's a lot of anticipation around this opening for Granite City.

"We're excited to be opening our doors to the community. Now they can get to know what we have here," said Sal Aluzzo, general manager of Northville's Granite City, whose name comes from the nickname of the founders' hometown of St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Northville's Granite City

What they have is a 10,200 square foot restaurant that has a modern design with dark wood and granite accents highlighting the comfortable dining area along with outdoor seating, private room availability, and a full-service bar. Patrons also get a great view of the open kitchen with its central wood-fried pizza oven and the onsite brewery.

Aluzzo said Granite City was looking for the best spot to continue its expansion into Michigan after its first location in Troy. They believe the Northville community is the ideal location.

"As we continue our expansion in to the Michigan market, we're pleased to open metro Detroit's second Granite City Food and Brewery in Northville," said Rob Doran, Granite City Food and Brewery CEO. "It's an honor to bring our award winning, hand-crafted beers and made-from-scratch meals to a whole new audience of hungry diners."

Granite City's signature brews include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), The Batch (Double IPA), The Northern (American Style Light Lager) and The Stout. Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year. These can all be taken as well in a cool-looking growler.

However, it's not just great beer they serve, Aluzzo said, it's also food.

He said they are truly a polished casual American restaurant featuring fresh, high-quality menu items prepared from made-from-scratch recipes. Executive Chef and Schoolcraft College graduate Eric Sredzinski said signature dishes include ponzu salmon, braised bison short ribs, pulled pork waffle sandwich and hand-crafted burgers, flatbreads, salads and steaks.

Sredzinski said they emphasize using a regionally-defined seasonal menu sourced from local food producers.

"This is a very exciting time for us," the locally trained chef said at the ribbon cutting. "In preparation for the Northville opening, we created a newly expanded menu to supplement the Granite City favorites fans have come to know and love. We look forward to sharing these delectable new tastes with the local community."

Community Partnership

Supporting community is a big part of the business model for Granite. In the lead up to the opening collected donations for Northville Civic Concern and on opening day patrons who dine at the new location will also aid in the local fight against hunger, as the restaurant will donate 10 percent of each meal purchase to this local assistance organization.

Granite City of Northville sits in front of the University of Michigan's Northville Health Center and is the first big opening for the restaurant part of the Livonia-based Schostak Brothers and Company's Northville Park Place development.

Granite City of Northville is located at 39604 Traditions Drive and can be reached by telephone at 248-662-3400.


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