Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Cantonese Gourmet South feeds Flint with seafood and pepper steak meals

FLINT, MI — If you’re a fan of Chinese food, you’ve probably made a visit or two to this longtime eatery in Flint’s south side that serves up fresh meals daily.

Cantonese Gourmet South, 3205 S. Saginaw St., which has been around for more than 40 years, has kept it’s same traditional cooking and beloved dishes even as the owners have changed over the decades.

Jimmy Kwok spoke with MLive-The Flint Journal on behalf of his wife, Yahong Yang and her parents, who are owners of the business. He acted as a translator.

“They were learning so much about it

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What’s The Best Way To Order Takeout Food? From DoorDash To Uber Eats, We Break Down The Options

A brown paper bag of takeout food with a note that reads

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While the popularity of online ordering and delivery apps has been growing in recent years, their use was accelerated by COVID-19.


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But while they may seem like a lifeline to the struggling restaurant industry, they also come at a cost, eating into desperately-needed profits.

Michelle Lee is the co-owner-operator of Kimchi Korea House in downtown Toronto. Prior to the pandemic, the no-reservations first-come, first-served restaurant’s clients had predominantly been students, office workers and out-of-town visitors. The co-chef and restaurateur says

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Coast Range in downtown Solvang employs an all-star team of culinary artists | Eats

Coast Range in downtown Solvang employs an all-star team of culinary artists


Drilling and hammering noises bled into my Zoom call with Santa Ynez chef Anthony Carron before prompting a change of scenery. 

“It’s hard to find a quiet place at a construction site,” Carron said while stepping outside of a vacant building in downtown Solvang. The large space, currently being remodeled, was once home to The Mandarin Touch Chinese Restaurant, which closed its doors last year.

Raising the bar
Keep up with the development of Coast Range on Instagram at @coastrangerestaurant. This upcoming steakhouse and seafood
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Local Eats: Barney’s BBQ in Grass Lake brings simplicity and freshness

GRASS LAKE, MI — Barney’s BBQ is bringing some variety to Grass Lake.

Owners Daniel and Jenni Pratt opened the carry-out-only barbecue joint in August 2020 after closing Barney’s Family Diner in August 2019.

“It’s simpler for us to run and be able to produce high volume compared to what we were doing before,” Daniel Pratt said.

Everything is made from scratch including ketchup, barbecue sauce, buns, sides and all other sauces.

“Simple is really what we wanted to go for,” Daniel Pratt said. “Do a handful of meats and do them as best as we possibly could.”

The restaurant

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