My name is Shawn Blandford and I live in the GREAT state of Michigan. I relocated BACK to Michigan after about 5 years living in the south DFW area. I am a Northern California Girl, KITCHEN DIVA, dedicated herbologist and adventurous foodie! Having lived in Michigan before I had some time to focus on great little spots (and some not so great) food spots in Michigan. Some I will be revisiting (like Keego Harbor) to give them a second taste. In 2006 I was expecting my first child and during my difficult pregnancy, my taste buds were just completely whacked off! I couldn't stand to smell meat cooking or raw anything. So I've decided to go back to some places and try their menus again for a second look.
One of those places will be Jeremy's Restaurant & Bar at 1978 Cass Lake Rd, Keego Harbor, MI 48320. My husband took me out for a nice dinner at this place in 2006 just for some fun. Residing in Napa Valley and working at the wineries, owning my catering company.. I know good food when I taste it. I was extremely disappointed with the menu choices, venue and food. The place was packed, a LOT of people were complaining about the wait and we were packed into the place like sardines. We were sat at a table where two other tables were neck and neck with ours.
We then were bought some of the house hummus which was chock-filled with corn.. Yes I said CORN! it was just disgusting. The meal just got worse from there.. The salad brought to us.. had corn in it. I almost wanted to go back and ask if they were trying to get (corn) rid of it. Many people were complaining about the food within earshot. When I returned to Michigan this past December, I was surprised to see they had won the open table award in 2010. Because quite frankly the food was disturbing and "many people" complained about the quality of the cuisine and service. It was very poorly put together meal, the marriage of tastes did not fit, and the food was very poorly presented.
However when I looked online today I was surprised to see them with a different menu. So I am looking forward to going back actually, to see how much they've improved their study of the human palate. I believe at the time of our visit they were pretty new. I believe that every place deserves a second chance. I also took into chance that I was expecting (although my husband wasn't) and that made have had me a little off kilter. SO I've decided to try again and see what this visit produces. Check back for the update!