February Photo Challenge-(Saturday) Night and What We Ate

I believe I may have mentioned in the past that Honey likes to watch The Food Network. As a result, we all watch a little Food Network. One of the shows he enjoys is Diners, Drive Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri. I find Guy to be a humorous fellow. He says things that I frequently feel the need to remember and repeat, and then I promptly forget.

One day, Guy came to The Motor City to get his eat on. We caught the episode, and Honey and The Ab-Cat decided they would like to go and experience this:


Our children are fond of mac and cheese. So last Saturday, overworked Honey awoke from a dead sleep, and said “let’s go there for Ab-Cat’s birthday dinner”.  And off we went.

The Clarkson Union Bar and Kitchen is not exactly in our neck of the woods. We do have some experience in the area though. Our good friends Don and Shari lived in next door Waterford, and that is how we became acquainted with the town we affectionately referred to as Egypt, because it is far, and there is no good way to get there.

Before the Don and Shari experience, the only contact I ever had with the town was attending concerts at the Pine Knob Music Theater. Which isn’t even Pine Knob anymore, but who cares? People know what you are talking about when you say Pine Knob, because that is a much more memorable name than DTE or whatever they are calling it these days. Good old Sashabaw Road, many good memories there.

So, back to Clarkston and their most macked mac and cheese. The restaurant is in a renovated church. Not very big and the seats are veryclosetogether. Charming though.

We waited about 20 minutes at 3 on a Saturday afternoon. That was probably a good sign.

The menu. No idea who those guys are.


On the wall above the bar. We were at the right place.


My view across the table, overworked, chronically tired Honey and his dining partner, Mousey.


Our side, Capri Kel and birthday girl, Ab-Cat


The kitchen. To the best of my knowledge, that was it. They didn’t even have fries on the menu because there was no fryer. Little bitty kitchen.


Honey chose a burger and mashed potatoes and gravy, which were very yummy.


I had steak pot pie with mashed potatoes and enough carrots to keep Katie happy for a week!


The Girls both chose mac and cheese. No surprise there. Crispy Panko and cheese top.


Oh so gooey and yummy inside.


We all agreed it was very good, but an hour is a little far to go for supper. If we ever happened to be in those stomping grounds again, we would probably go back!

Here is humorous Guy and his visit, it’s right in the beginning.

Happy Birthday, again, Ab-Cat!



  1. caprilis said,

    February 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    I’m carbed out just reading this post… I need a nap!

  2. Laurie said,

    February 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    Oh, does that look wonderful. Winter is definitely mac and cheese weather.

  3. Nan C said,

    March 5, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    We LOVE The Triple D show! Now B & I have to travel to Clarkston.

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