Bad Brad's & Maria's of West Bloomfield

Molly's Picks: Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots


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BAD BRAD’S:

The rustic setting of mismatched wood, bare-topped tables, and a mural a butcher would love (showing the salient parts of a pig and a cow) is just right for the menu of St. Louis ribs, beef brisket, and pulled pork, and such side dishes as the great cornbread, and house barbecue sauces that are as carefully prepared as the slow-cooked meat. Proprietors Mike and Marc Pollard were trained in fine-dining establishments but came down to earth when they opened Bad Brad’s with partner Brad Teagan.

35611 Green St., New Baltimore; 586-716-9977. L & D daily $15 (Handicap Accessible); badbradsbbq.net.

 

 

 

 

MARIA’S OF WEST BLOOMFIELD:

Tradition, tradition. The revival of the long-shuttered Ristorante di Maria brings back all the popular Italian favorites, from the appetizer of spiedini (bread drenched in lemon, butter, and mozzarella) to veal chops, lasagna, and eggplant rollatini remembered from the 1980s, when chef Artie Oliverio put the place on the map with his gutsy interpretation of New York-style Italian fare. Now it’s Jeff Condit in the kitchen, replicating the old days but putting a bit of a modern spin on things.

2080 Walnut Lake Rd., West Bloomfield Township; 248-851-2500. D Tue.-Sun. $22 (Handicap Accessible); mariaswestbloomfield.com.
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