While the banners and blitz for Greasy Spoons Week 2013 might seem a bit out of place here, that doesn't mean we haven't been working hard behind the scenes to find out more about where local chefs and food folks like to eat for a late0night fix when they aren't on the line themselves.
Chef Andy Hollyday, formerly of Roast (and who has a few things cooking himself, we're told), offered up some of his tips and tricks for diner-style comfort food in the city. We've spelled them out below, and don't think that a high-profile chef can't get down and greasy with the best of us.
For the best anytime meal, Hollyday recommends New Center Eatery's chicken and waffles, although he wonders if it counts as a greasy spoon. "The crispy waffle served with four fried wings, a huge scoop of whipped butter and drowned in syrup and hot sauce is a fantastic way to start your day, or afternoon," Hollyday told Eater Detroit. "Ask for a huge stack of napkins and don't wear your favorite shirt," Hollydays cautions.
Hollyday also loves the omelette and hash browns at Corktown's Steak Hut, but urges would-be hash browners to ask chef Gus for the extra crispy variety the next time they order.
Honest John's also makes the Hollyday cut, and it's worth noting that they very nearly made the mark for the Eater Detroit 11 Iconic Greasy Spoons Map.
While Hollyday figures out his next moves, it might be worth it for any local food fans to invite him for a plate of chicken and waffles at New Center Eatery. Now that we know his secrets, feel free to use them however is necessary.
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