The Root switches up brunch menu, adds Sunday dinner service

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Fans of James Rigato’s popular The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake will notice some changes on the weekly brunch menu. To ring in the new year, executive Chef Nick Rodgers has unveiled some new options. What’s more, if … Continue reading

Chefs’ Picks: Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

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When it comes to Thanksgiving feasts, the turkey is pretty non-negotiable, so side dishes are where chefs get creative with their homemade spreads. We asked a few chefs from across the country to share their favorite Thanksgiving supporting players. Gravy … Continue reading

Ask A Detroit Chef: 5 Tasty Pumpkin Dishes

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The chefs at The Root Restaurant & Bar know their stuff, which is why the restaurant’s menu is so delicious. The Root describes itself as “A chef driven restaurant that showcases the best of every season Michigan offers. Expect efficient … Continue reading

Meet the People’s Best New Chef

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At F&W, we name America’s 10 most brilliant up-and-coming chefs every year. Now we want to know who you think is the most talented new chef in America. After tallying thousands of your votes, we’re proud to introduce the winner … Continue reading

Pop-up restaurant is a success

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It was a good night of good eats Sunday as Nicholas Rodgers’ pop-up restaurant in Howell — the first of what he anticipates to be many in the county — was a sold-out success. “It went very well, very smooth. … Continue reading

Former “Top Chef” star James Rigato visits Action News

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Cooking mussels at home might seem a little intimidating, but executive chef James Rigato of The Root Restaurant and Bar promises it’s actually pretty easy. Get the recipe and watch the segment here.

Where to find warmth in a bowl this winter

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Once winter settles in, there’s nothing better than a big bowl of something warm and cozy. From a fragrant pho with crackling pork rinds to hearty rabbit and dumplings, even a vegan roasted butternut squash soup — here, the best … Continue reading

The Art of the Craft

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Creative craft cocktails in the suburbs at the highly regarded Root farm-to-table restaurant. Beautiful, lively bar area. Friendly, attentive service. Diverse seasonal drinks featuring fresh, house-made infusions, syrups and other ingredients; many use Michigan products. Well-executed classics and original creations … Continue reading