October 24, 1995
Pig Notes Number 3
Return with me now, to those thrilling days of yesteryore. When I was a
strapping hugh school lad in Bay City our hangout was a drive-in known as
Long long years later when Mrs GG and I began those nostalgic
reruns of our youth, we began journeying home to my childhood. To my
great pleasure we found the White's was still there and still served
No, it not a drive in any more, its a "family restaurant."
Still it retains the flavor of those days (the fifties) without being
cloyingly nostalgic for a past that never was.
The menu ranges from "loose hamburgers" to prime rib, depending on the
day of the week. Mrs. GG says the perch there are almost the best she
has ever eaten and she usually orders them. There is a very nice (if a
bit small) salad bar with the usual and some nice crispy garlic toast.
Last time there they were having a prime rib special, being the glutton
that I am I ordered the 12 oz, ($10.95). Their prime rib is almost pure
meat, very little fat. No its not as tender as the ones at "Boones" but
it costs only about half as much so its a good bang for the buck.
My personal preference, however, is the loose burgers the way they used
to make them at "Doyle's" (a restaurant now long gone-alas) in Bay City.
I like to combine that with a plate of their excellent fries--not a bad
meal for a few dollars.
The service there is very good, the waitpeople are well schooled in the concepts
of courtesy and manners. The desserts are very good also.
There is no booze service, so if you need to imbibe a glass of wine
before dinner you'd better do it at home--but the food really stands
well on its own.
To get there, go north on I75 to the M10 highway to Bay City, stay on 10
till the freeway ends (it becomes 25) the light is Euclid, hang a left
and drive less than a mile--White's is on the west side of the street.
Go and enjoy.
Rating: seven oinks and a good buurrp
The Galloping Glutton
@ Charles Grifor 1996,1997