Food & Drink

History's never tasted so great

In most garages: tools, boxes of junk, that rock band of old dudes whose own pharmaceutically resurrected junk apparently works again. In Vinsetta Garage: deliciously up-ticked comfort food served from the husband/wife duo behind Clarkston Union & Clarkston Woodshop, who kept the well-worn mechanical vibe of the former service station that'd been around since the Model T days, and mixed it with an up north barn feel, making the whole thing totally rustic

Shake off that pun and get after burgers like the fried egg/ crispy onion string/ Woodshop-smoked bacon/ Sriracha mayo "3 a.m." that's much more palatable than Matchbox 20, or sweet chili-rubbed flank steak, pizzas, angus-blend meatballs w/ broccoli rabe, and their signature, crunchy crusted mac (penne) & cheese (Canadian sharp cheddar & mild Pinconning)

The bar's the first in Oakland County to have Detroit Sparkling Wine by the keg, which they're putting to use in 'tails like the Belle Isle (Plymouth gin, Lillet Blanc, blackberries, rosemary & agave nectar) and the Detroit Locker w/ Maker's & muddled honeycomb, while the draft menu features "Michigan-based microbrews with a Belgian focus" -- as opposed to those old dudes, who can't focus on anything but Steppenwolf and banging.