Have you met any famous people? I hadn't really until today. I've met lots of quilting teachers, some even super stars, but they're not the kind of famous people that most of the public would know. A lot of times people will ask me who's the most famous person I've met and I never really had an answer before today.
Today changed all that. I went to the grand opening of a restaurant. Ordinarily I stay clear of new restaurants until I'm pretty sure they've worked out the kinks. I'm particularly reminded of one Mexican restaurant that was a nightmare even after being open for a week. But I digress.
Do you know who Michael Symon is?? He's an Iron Chef, graduate of the CIA (not the spies, silly!), co-host on The Chew, author, and restaurateur.
Like many others in the area, I was looking forward to Michael Symon's new restaurant, B Spot, opening in nearby Rochester Hills. I lived in RH for a few years and the mall where his restaurant is is flourishing so it's a great spot for him.
I had no problem standing in line which had about 30 people ahead of me and all of the 85 seats already filled at 11:40 a.m., 10 minutes after they opened. I brought my camera and filled my time by snapping pictures of a gorgeous day.
Even this guy couldn't get a table:
The interior had this interesting welded piece hanging from the ceiling:
Some nice looking bourbons....
This neon sign directed diners to the condiment station.
I sat at a high-top table, beside this giant wall of beer cans. Amazing.
I ordered a fabulous burger with mushrooms, grilled onions and bleu cheese and the Lola Fries which were skinny fries with rosemary, plus a Rochester Mills Red ale. MMMMMMM!
Everything was so good -- cooked to perfection and the proper portion size. I'll definitely be back.
Michael was very pleasant. He stopped at every table and chatted. I asked him about their plans to open a second B Spot in Royal Oak and he said they still have to choose a location but expect it to be open by the Fall. I think it will definitely become a regular spot for me. They have great food and the beer, etc. offerings are varied.
I took a great picture of Michael chatting with the people waiting ahead of me but the picture vanished from my camera - damn! I took some candid shots while I was waiting for my food and then one final posed shot. They were studying the line cooks. I saw Michael eat a burger but I think he was doing some quality control.
I wish I had turned on my flash for this shot. Darn!
I will definitely be going back. I'll try different food and different drinks. I tend to order the same thing over and over again at restaurants but I will make a conscious effort to expand my repertoire.
Who's the most famous person YOU'VE met?????