Voting for the Underdog
Sides include hand-cut fries, onion rings, deep-fried pickles, and jalapeno pops. Customers craving a creamier drink than Faygo or canned pop may order a classic milk shake made with Calder's ice cream. Even sweeter dessert options include deep-fried cookie dough or a deep-fried brownie.
Detroit Dog Co. plans to maintain an active presence on social media, including a Dog of the Month suggestion page on Facebook. Vlisides will feature the winning ideas on her rotating menu board. "And don't worry," assures Vlisides, "even if you don't see a Chicago-style dog on the menu, we'll have it for you."
Detroit Dog Co., 103 N. Ann Arbor, 323-7927. Tue.-Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Mon. detroitdogco.com
Is it a good idea to polish your old coins with a silver cloth? "Oh boy, that's a big no-no! It's about the worst thing you could do," exclaims Bill Ortell, with a twinkle in his eye. He throws up his hands and mimes nearly falling off his chair.
The rule, Ortell explains, is "never clean a coin." Coin collecting is all about protecting and preserving the condition of the coin, so, if you think you have a valuable coin, hold it by its edges wearing lintless cotton gloves. Common household silver cleaning cloths have solvents that may harm a coin.