Chicken parmesan is one of the most popular dishes across the country. In its honor, Mashed highlighted the best chicken parmesan in December, and a Michigan restaurant was named.

Describing this dish as “comfort food at its finest,” Mashed says, “Whether you’re enjoying elevated dining or you just want a quick bite at a neighborhood spot in sandwich form, there’s a chicken parmesan option for you.”

Do you go with pasta or sub?

In addition to it’s hot and delicious taste, chicken parm has the flexibility to come in various forms. It’s commonly paired atop a mound of fresh pasta. Then, it is smothered by tomato sauce. Furthermore, a chicken parm sub sandwich is also a very satisfying (and filling) lunch option. Tucked in tightly between a crunchy sub roll and oozing with mozzarella cheese, this sandwich option can be found in restaurants and delis.

In Michigan, the restaurant named among the best for its chicken parmesan is only about 12 miles north of Detroit.

Pop’s For Italian

Located at 280 W. 9 Mile Rd, in Ferndale, Mashed describes Pop’s For Italian’s classic recipe as a “chicken parmesan of a less traditional but nonetheless scrumptious form.” They offer both a sandwich and a plated option. The sandwich is piled upon focaccia bread and then served with red-skin breakfast potatoes. Then, the plate order is topped with provolone cheese and bucatini pasta.

In addition to their infamous chicken parm, Pop’s For Italian serves all hand-made pasta and Neapolitan-style pizza. The 32 different wines to choose from and a garlic loaf with four different spreads.

Furthermore, Eat This, Not That also canvased the country for the best chicken parm, naming a go-to spot in each state. They, too, selected Pop’s For Italian as the best chicken parmesan in Michigan today. They also mention how generous the portions are.

Date Night Delights: 5 Must-Visit Spots in Detroit

We all want something special on date nights, right? A little adventure, a lot of romance, and memories that will stick with us. Of course, candlelit dinners and riverside strolls are classic, but let’s shake things up. Sometimes, the ideal date spot might be closer than we think, hidden in the heart of a neighboring town, waiting to be explored. Detroit, with its charm and its beautiful view of Canada,  truly has a romantic vibe.

The search for the right date night spot can be an exciting adventure. It begins with a desire to break away from the ordinary and embrace new experiences. Whether you’re planning a first date, reigniting the spark in a long-term relationship, or stepping out as a couple without the kids, discovering the perfect place involves understanding each other’s interests and preferences.

Finding the right date night spot in Detroit

Partners should openly discuss their likes, dislikes, and the kind of experiences they envision for their date night. This mutual understanding can narrow down the options and lead to a more focused search for the ideal venue.

Next, think outside the box. While popular places have their allure, true magic often lies in the lesser-known and unique spots that may be hidden in plain sight. You might be surprised by the charming cafes, quirky art galleries, or cozy parks offering just the ambiance you hoped for.

Moreover, consider shared hobbies and interests. If both partners enjoy art, visit museums or art installations. A nearby botanical garden or scenic trail might be the perfect setting for nature enthusiasts.

Sometimes, it’s the intangible factors that make a place special. The right ambiance, friendly staff, and a warm atmosphere can turn an average location into a cherished memory. So, don’t be afraid to explore new places, even if they are only a town away.

Check out some of the best date night spots Detroit has to offer.

  • Candy Bar Detroit

    Looking for a hidden gem in the heart of Detroit that promises inventive cocktails, snacks, and an intimate ambiance? Head to Candy Bar at 1509 Broadway St., tucked within The Siren Hotel. In 2018, Architectural Digest named the Candy Bar at Siren Hotel in downtown Detroit the “most beautifully designed bar” in Michigan.

  • The Skip

    Get your island vibes on at The Skip. This open-air cocktail bar serves up fun frozen, tropical drinks, and craft brews. The graffiti-covered interior and communal tables create a chill hangout spot, with laid-back music setting the perfect mood to unwind and enjoy the good times.


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  • Sid Gold’s Request Room

    At Sid Gold’s Request Room, the cozy lounge vibe centers around a grand piano, bringing guests together for a good time. With warm yellow bulbs adding to the vintage charm, it’s an inviting spot to grab a barstool, sway with cocktails, and sing along with new friends.

  • Motor City Wine Bar

    Unwind at the Motor City Wine Bar, where you can enjoy regional wines, tasty snacks, and live entertainment. With a glass or bottle in hand, groove to an eclectic mix of live jazz, soul, and even house and techno beats. You can also join in on their monthly wine-tasting event.

  • Barcade Detroit

    Located in Midtown Detroit and exclusively for those 21 and older, Barcade is your ultimate destination for an action-packed night out. With over 70 arcade games, beers on tap, and a fully stocked bar offering weekday happy hour specials, it’s the perfect spot to unleash your inner gamer. Barcade also has a full kitchen, making it a one-stop-shop for dinner, drinks, and endless fun.

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