>> Sunday, April 7, 2013
Master P and I visited Local in Ferndale on St. Patty's Day for an early dinner. Having had been over-served on Saturday, he was not up for much on Sunday. I talked him into dinner and a movie. Scarlet and I had been to Local once, and I was itching to get back. Unfortunately, I did not take any photos on this visit, but nonetheless, I really wanted to post a mention for this place.
** It is my FAVORITE place in all of SE Mich as of this post! **
Ferndale is so lucky to have Local. I am in love with the décor, the menu and the food. I love the wood-burning fire smell. So homey. I love what I call "farmhouse chic" décor. I'm in love with the Michigan artwork. I'm in love with the creative cocktail menu (which is not online). I have never been disappointed with the cocktails. They are creative and delicious. They have a nice selection of Michigan beers as well. Local prides themselves on their mission, vision and goals...check out the website. This quote sums up why the food is so phenomenal: " Food and supplies to be sourced with the highest priority on quality, locality, sustainability and craftsmanship."
This day I have the fried green tomatoes (again) which are served with pepper jam and goat cheese. The crispy coating is perfect. This is (as I mentioned before) one my current favorite bites in Detroit. I also have the mac & cheese with candied bacon..carbs be damned! Absolute perfection. Master P and I also ask for extra corn muffins, which are tiny and perfect served with a citrus butter. Master P enjoys a scallop special off-menu. He was very pleased.
I have read about the chef's table. Up to eight people with a special menu in the heart of the kitchen. I've been trying to figure out what I want to do for my birthday this year...it's a milestone. Maybe dinner here at the chef's table would be a nice start.
Ferndale is hopping, and I'm excited to see the new businesses in the making, such as
secreto and Schramm's Mead. I'm trying not to be too sad that I moved to GPP. Ferndale success is great for my rental property...I just need to come visit more often!