Here's the deal: Michigan is one big, forest-covered, lake-havin’, peninsula-lookin’ state. And although we at Thrillist Detroit like to keep our focus on Michigan’s largest city most of the time, there’s a whole slew of eateries out there worthy of praise, celebration, and loose-fitting pants. So here they are, in our look at the Mitten’s 15 best restaurants outside of the D.
The Root Restaurant & Bar (info and address)
When they aren't busy with Jimmy Fallon (What? Different guys? Moving on...) The Root rolls with the Michigan seasons to create culinary masterpieces like Michigan pork shoulder with coffee and cherry mustard, and the roasted Michigan beet salad with Michigan honey. Everything on the menu (as you may have noticed) comes from local farmers, butchers, brewers, and the like, so it's no surprise it's one of the state's best -- this state has lots of great stuff.