David

David Moss is a writer, marketer, and seasoned foodie with a taste for all types of cuisine. After toiling for several years in the restaurant industry (cooking, waiting tables, bartending, eating) and considering a career as a professional chef, David switched gears to attend Wayne State University and receive a degree in journalism and public relations. As a marketing professional in the non-profit industry, David has experience in Public Relations, Social Media, Grant Writing and Donor Development. But let’s get back to food. When not at his day job, David explores the Detroit area’s best (and sometimes not so best) spots for food, drink and value. He’s part of Yelp’s Elite Squad, and regularly tweets about food, wine and craft beer. You can find him on twitter at @dave_moss.

Local author creates imaginative children’s books

A Monstrous Smile

It seems like a lot of people are having babies right now. OK, people have babies all the time, but over the past year, several friends have done so, which meant I needed to find a baby gift. Looking around, I stumbled onto the Basie and Paisley books written by a local author, who sort…

Fresh Italian options at Crispelli’s in Berkley

Crispelli's Pizza

We stopped in at Crispelli’s in Berkley the other night, seeking a casual dinner without a lot of fuss, and without going broke. I think we achieved all three, although the whole process of ordering your food takes a minute to get used to. If you haven’t been to Crispelli’s yet, here’s what you need…

Baconfest delights sold out crowd

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Baconfest. A magical word representing some incredible creations worthy of an Iron Chef. The Chairman would certainly have been proud of Michigan’s culinary giants who came together this past Saturday at Royal Oak’s Farmer’s Market and wowed the crowd with bacon, pork belly, peameal bacon, and sausage. With an open heart and empty stomach, some…

Guys take note–Yellow Door Market has you covered

Yellow Door Art Market

The Berkley Art Bash is coming up Saturday, June 9, along a half mile or so of 12 Mile Road. The event, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., promises live music, good eats, and lots and lots of art. There’s plenty to see and do. One of my favorite artsy things about Berkley though, is a…

Baconfest offers treats from Rock City Pies and Gord’s Canadian Bacon

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Bacon, that most fabulous of foods. Would breakfast really be breakfast without bacon? And lunch—who doesn’t love a BLT, or a couple strips atop a burger or chicken sandwich? Dinner—got you covered. Anything you want to cook comes out delicious wrapped in bacon. Case in point—scallops, shrimp, steak. Which brings us to BACONFEST, June 2…

Entrepreneur finds sweet potato niche

Batata Shop Waffles

Tawnya Clark and her family are big breakfast eaters, making wonderful dishes from scratch. “Special family meals always revolved around breakfast and brunch”, she says. Tawyna started testing out new breakfast recipes when her grandmother (99-years-young) became bored with her restricted diet. Inspired by television cooking shows, Tawnya decided to see what kind of treats…

Michigan Wine– a month of celebration

Verterra Wine

April was Michigan Wine Month, which culminated with the annual Michigan Wine Showcase at the Rattlesnake Club in Detroit. Now I could wax poetically about lemon grass noses and tastes of melon, leather, tobacco and (my favorite descriptor) barnyard. But I won’t. What I will do is point you in the direction of some incredible…

What I’m Eating: Honey glazed smoked chicken

Chickens on the smoker

Sunday. The perfect day for low and slow cooking using my Weber Smokey Mountain charcoal smoker. Today, I decided to smoke some chickens. We picked up two fresh organically raised fryers at Royal Oak farmers market on Saturday. Sunday morning at 10, I had them brining in a solution of 1 gallon water, 1 cup…

Restaurant Week features Lockhart’s and Royal Oak Brewery

Royal Oak Brewery

Thousands of hungry foodies flocked to Royal Oak last year for Restaurant Week. This year, it gets even better with 24 venues offering special deals April 27 – May 6. Grab a coin. Heads, you get expertly brewed craft beer and some awesome bar food. Tails, you get an impressive assortment of Michigan craft beer…

Comfort food with a twist: Mashed potatoes and cauliflower

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Comfort food.  Quick, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? I always think of mashed potatoes. Creamy, warm, inviting. When a friend recently mentioned swapping out some of the potatoes for cauliflower, I was intrigued. When she mentioned adding roasted garlic too, I was sold. Nutritionally speaking, cauliflower is low in fat and carbs,…

What I’m Eating: Braised ginger short ribs

Braised ginger short ribs

I was scanning recipes to find something for an easy midweek crockpot dinner. I found one for ginger short ribs, which is a lot different than my usual take on this cut of meat. I love ginger, so I figured it was worth a try. I picked up the meat at Costco, boneless short ribs,…