4 Dishes to Indulge in Before January 1st

By: Michael Fossbakk | December 21, 2016

With less than two weeks to go before 2017 is officially here and with so many hoping to shed a few pounds in the new year, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best guilty pleasures to indulge in in metro Detroit before January 1st.

Hamburgers to Die For

Let’s dive right into the belly of the beast: hamburgers. When they’re good, juicy and mouth-watering, hamburgers will satiate almost anyone’s hunger and then some. For the person that is looking to chow down on an especially great burger before the new year, metro Detroit has a few options that will make you want to put your cardiologist on speed dial. In July we wrote about 5 Local Burgers That Are Anything But Ordinary and May was National Hamburger Month.

Carb-Loading Never Felt So Right

When you’re looking for the comfort of a carb-loaded meal, look no further than the Italian icon. With thousands, if not millions, of different combinations thanks to all kinds of toppings, it’s tough to find bad pizza. What’s better is that finding good pizza in metro Detroit is pretty easy, too. Just check out these five local favorite pizzerias we wrote about for National Pizza Month or our recent write-up of bakery-style pizza you can get in the D. If you’re looking for Detroit deep dish pizza, we have you covered, too. Or, if you want to get a little fancy with your pizza, then check out these places serving gourmet pizza.

The Cheesiest

The ultimate comfort food: mac & cheese. Whether you like it with chicken, covered in bacon or smothered in six different kinds of cheese, mac & cheese is a staple of guilty pleasures when it comes to food. There are plenty of ways to make a plain bowl of mac & cheese something special. These restaurants know a thing or two about a good bowl of the mac and we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention what some consider the origin of mac & cheese: southern-style cooking.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

We’ve arrived at the crème de la crème of high-calorie foods: desserts. Rich chocolate cakes, flavorful pies, holiday cookies, gourmet caramel bites…sorry, I got lost in thought. Metro Detroit has quite the selection of bakeries and other shops that pack a flavorful punch that will make your sweet tooth cry for mercy. Places like JoJo’s Treats N Sweets and Ingram’s Candies are just some of the candy stores we recommend checking out. Maybe you’re more of a pie person and, in that case, we have a list of pies to bring to your next holiday gathering. But, let’s be honest, not everyone likes pie.