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Rugby Grille's $55 Burger Is 'Extremely Rich'; Parkside Is 'Unabashedly American'

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Huron Room.
Huron Room.
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Melody Baetens indulges in the Rugby Grille's $55 burger: Foie gras. Truffle shavings. Wagyu beef. Rugby Grille's new burger creation seems to have hit every fancy culinary buzzword and comes with an equally extravagant price tag, but how does it taste? "While it looks smaller than the press photo that was released last week, it's still too tall to get all the layers in with one bite," Baetens writes. "One soft bite may include the tender short rib and ground beef, while the next has the generous portion of the foie gras. It's extremely rich, super savory and all the meats work well together." The truffle fries are also "extremely remarkable." [Detroit News]

Serena Maria Daniels gets fish and chips at Huron Room: "The filets taste light, refreshing, and not overly fried. They're also served in abundance, especially in the sandwich, so order if you've got the appetite to match," the critic writes, noting that each order of fish and chips comes with glass spray bottle of malt vinegar. Items, like the fish tacos and Peking pheasant, however, "fell flat." Daniels likes the Scotch quail egg skewers. [Metro Times]

Molly Abraham visits Parkside in Auburn Hills: Chef Adam Hightower's menu is "unabashedly American. There is a long list of sandwiches and burgers, including such down-home choices as tuna salad (it's his mother's recipe, the chef says), grilled cheese made with cheddar and American cheeses, roast turkey and that old school lunch standby, liverwurst, jazzed up with red onion, pickles and lettuce." Condiments are also made in house. Abraham gives Parkside two and a half stars. [Detroit News]

The Huron Room

2547 Bagley Street, Detroit, MI Visit Website

Rugby Grille

100 Townsend Street, , MI 48009 (248) 642-5999 Visit Website