Michael’s Salad and Wings – I long for thee
I understand that some people – not I at the moment – have leisurely free Sundays. So, want a place to watch the football game with some grade A wings (better than Culpeppers)? Hungering for a gyro and some dolmadas? Maybe your pantry is empty and you just need a square meal. Then Michaels’s Bar and Grill – near and dear to my heart – should be on your radar. It’s a very unassuming place. East on Manchester just past the main drag of Maplewood.
Best. Greek salad. Hands down. I swear, I could eat it all the time. And I typically don’t order steak out unless I am at some place decadent/geared towards beef (see Annie Gunn’s below), but their steaks are even decent. Basically, it’s just an all-around, tried and true bar and grill (see their thick ol’ steak fries). They’re usually pretty busy, lunch or dinner, and that’s after the economic downturn. Pre disaster-ville, Michael’s, on literally any night of the week, would be bustling to the point of bursting. Which is why this is one of the restaurants I am particularly mindful of continuing to give custom. Because if Michael’s disappears… well, that would be a sad day indeed. Want to dine-in now that the weather is truly chilly? Well, they’ll be happy to prep a carry-out order for you. Have done it many a time.
(I’m telling you– yum)