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A Memorial Day Dinner Fit for a Michigander

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | May 24, 2017

As Memorial Day approaches, many of you will be planning a big meal for the big day. Many of us have a plan of attack when it comes to making a menu and acquiring ingredients, but before you head out to your usual grocery store and get your usual Memorial Day treats and goodies, consider going all-Michigan this Memorial Day. There are tons of food products that call Michigan home. In fact, there are enough of them that you could make a whole meal out of it and that’s exactly what we’ve done! Here is your guide to making your Memorial Day dinner fit for a Michigander.

Snacks & Appetizers

As people start to arrive, you’ll want to have snacks and appetizers ready to go so people can start munching while they wait for the main course. In Michigan, you have a couple of options for delicious snack foods. There’s the classic Better Made potato chips that come in a variety of flavors. In Ferndale, you can find Garden Fresh Gourmet, which makes a variety of salsa, hummus, chips, guacamole and other dips. Build your own vegetable and fruit trays with a trip to one of Joe Randazzo’s Fruit & Vegetable Market’s multiple locations. They have tons of fresh produce every day.

Refreshments

Northville-Winery

Photo by Aaron Gierada, courtesy of Northville Winery.

If you’re a constant reader of Chevy In the D, you’ll know that we have written thousands of words about local craft beer & wine, all of which serve as great suggestions for refreshments this Memorial Day. Wine drinkers will want to take a look at this list of Michigan wine shops, like Northville Winery, we wrote for Michigan Wine Month. Beer lovers will want to hop over to our most recent list of new breweries and taprooms, like Fillmore 13 Brewery and Axle Brewing Co.

For the youngsters and designated drivers, you can never go wrong with a cold glass of Faygo pop or Vernors ginger ale, both Michigan classics.

Main Courses

The pièce de résistance! The main course is what everyone will be waiting for and what better Memorial Day dish is there than hot, smoking BBQ? In metro Detroit, there are plenty of great places to get high-quality meats. Everyone knows Dearborn Brand for their hams, but they also have excellent hot dogs and sausage that are perfect for grilling. Over in Hamtramck, you can find Srodek’s deli, which has a tasty selection of sausage, as well as half racks of ribs. Round things out by grilling some of those aforementioned veggies and add some pasta from Al Dente in Whitmore Lake.

Desserts

Achatz Apple Pie

Photo courtesy of Achatz Handmade Pie Co.

Who could forget the most important course: sweet, sweet dessert! As far as Memorial Day desserts go, you can’t go wrong with ice cream. Hudsonville ice cream is based in Holland, but you can find their creamy, delicious ice cream in most grocery stores. What better to pair your ice cream with than a slice of handmade pie, like the ones from Achatz Handmade Pie Co., which has locations in Beverly Hills, Troy, Shelby Township and more. I can already taste the Fruit Juice Sweetened Apple pie and Toasted Coconut ice cream as they melt in my mouth. Mmmm…