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Gplimpton
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Post Number: 182
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 6:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A friend told me about this place yesterday...I've heard about it from a few others, but never had it.

Can anyone fill me in on this Farmington Hills eatery?
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Jcole
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 6:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've never been there, but when Deminski and Doyle were still on 97.1, Bill Doyle raved about the place. Said it was close to New York style pizza. I've wanted to try it ever since, but I live on the far, and I do mean far, east side. Almont to be exact, so I haven't been yet.
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Detroitnerd
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 6:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Metro Times ran a review

http://metrotimes.com/editoria l/review.asp?id=12829
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Bussey
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 7:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

good stuff
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Eriedearie
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 7:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jcole - my parents live in Almont - it is such a nice little town. They love it there.
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Rokk_krinn
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 8:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

All you can eat pizza at lunchtime...
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Jcole
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 8:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Erie, I knew we had a connection :-)
Do they live in town or out in the country? And, have they been here long?
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Terryh
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 9:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This site is great! Helps us bad memory posters! Thank you! I get the feeling, as an eat out a lot-restaurant connosieur, the spot is going to be a winner. If we were all small town folks I would suggest we all meet and enjoy a pie and sampler plate together.City-suburbanites are funny bout that stuff. Ill scope the place out-see what its all about and write a review.

ErieDearie-with the exception of some time in Flint I grew up and spent much of my twenties in Lapeer County. Have-had relatives in Almont-lived there briefly in early eighties. Was much more small townish in the seventies-very undeveloped with out the homes and other developments.It was too conservative when I stayed there.Imlay City was more welcoming. Too many suburbanites are moving there and destroying the character lol!
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Jcole
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 9:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I grew up in Detroit, and we moved out here when I was 17. It's not quite as conservative as it was back then, but it also doesn't have the businesses that it did back then. It has become much more of a suburban workers bedroom community.
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Eriedearie
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 9:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jcole - yeah - small world, huh?

They are just off of St. Clair on the north side of Van Dyke. My dad wouldn't move very far off of Van Dyke. He gets lost so easy. We've always teased him about that. I think they've lived there since about 1988 or so. They love it - they have deer in their back yard all the time.

You ever go to Lucky's Steak House in Imlay City and have their giant sweet potato with dinner?

About where are you?
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Gertrude
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 9:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We love it! Try the white pizza. Actually, just thinking about it is making me hungry.
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Terryh
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

When Jcole? Try Nachos in Imlay for authentic Mexican food.
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Jcole
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I came out here in 73. My dad was a Detroit cop who took the job of Almont police chief when he retired. I live in town, just west of Van Dyke just south of the curve.
I love Lucky's but don't go too often. I'm not a sweet potato lover, but the Rib Steak with zip sauce is awesome, and the garlic mashed potatoes are to die for.
Nacho's is good Mexican. It's been around for at least 20 years, so he's doing something right.
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Jcole
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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2008 - 10:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TerryH, did you go to school here?
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Gplimpton
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 1:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How the hell did my pizza thread get hijacked?
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Crawford
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 2:40 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And how can a restaurant called "Nachos" be authentic Mexican? They don't eat "nachos" in Mexico.

I have heard many good things about this pizzeria. I will check it out next time I'm in town.

Has anyone heard of a NY-style slice pizzeria at Woodward and Square Lake in Bloomfield Township? My brother said it is the closest imitation of the typical NY street slice in metro Detroit.
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Jcole
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 2:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The owner's name is Ignatzio, and his nickname is Nacho.
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Jcole
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 2:45 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

At the risk of hijacking again,
Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, just over the border from Eagle Pass, Texas, around 1943 at a restaurant called the Victory Club
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Crawford
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Posted on Saturday, May 24, 2008 - 2:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well maybe they originated somewhere on the border, but you will never find nachos in Mexico.

I live in Mexico City.
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Terryh
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 12:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I did Almont High for several months back in 82. Graduated from Imlay City. My Grandparents resided in a house across from where the bowling alley is now located. I remember when that field was a cornfield. Charlie Browns Ice Cream shop. Back to Pizza, remember Troias? That place had a great pie.
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Fishtoes2000
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 12:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

quote:

Well maybe they originated somewhere on the border, but you will never find nachos in Mexico.


I had nachos at a steak restaurant in Hermosillo, Mexico. They were darn good, probably the best I've ever had.
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Jcole
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 1:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

TerryH, Troia's did have great pizza, but they've been closed for quite a while. The old owner died last month.
My daughters worked at Charlie Brown all through High School and my husband taught at Almont High for over 30 years. He was my teacher in HS.
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Crawford
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 2:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fine, Fishtoes. You can have nachos in Mexico. You can have many foreign foods; it doesn't mean that Mexicans eat the food or it is authentic Mexican.

You can also have tikka masala, wienerschnitzel, sushi and falafel (I have had all four), so I guess these foods are all "authentic" Mexican cooking.
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Tayshaun22
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 3:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like how the name "Nachos" defines whether the place is Mexican or not. One would think that the quality of the food would have the final say in the matter.
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Jcole
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 5:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, considering that Nacho is the owner's nickname, and not the food they serve.
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Gplimpton
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Posted on Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 5:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

THIS IS A PIZZA THREAD
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Downriviera
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Posted on Monday, May 26, 2008 - 6:37 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I like Greek tacos and Mexican pizza.
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Dtales
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Posted on Thursday, May 29, 2008 - 10:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gplimpton--your pizza thread got TOTALLY hijacked..."Hey guys, here's what I think about something totally unrelated that the "a" in pizza made me think of..." but the ANSWER to your question is: yes, Tomatoes Apizza is awesome. Probably the closest thing I've ever seen to authentic northern-Italian-style pizza in Michigan (well, in my experience in the states, for that matter). Really fresh, light tomato sauce, paper-thin crust, hearty, greasy pepperoni, and be sure to order chopped garlic. The Metro Times article that was linked here is also helpful, but I definitely recommend this place. There's also one at 10 Mile & Halsted in Novi.

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