We explored some of Michigan’s highways and byways. We ended up on US 12 Heritage Route, an east-west corridor, from Detroit to New Buffalo, which leads history buffs and automotive enthusiasts on an adventure through time.
About mid-way, near Jonesville, the family and I decided it was time for lunch. That’s when we discovered Olivia’s Chophouse.
Olivia’s Chophouse serves upscale gourmet meals that include steak and seafood specialties. That said, you’ll find more casual daily specials like Taco Tuesday and Pizza Thursdays.
We had a daily special, house-made red skin potato chips for our appetizer, which resulted from a purchase of too many red skin potatoes, with a house-made ranch dip.
Part of what makes Oliva’s special is presentation. The chef presented the bowl of chips and dip on a rectangular white plate lined with black paper napkins.
In 2001, Hillsdale county native Wayne Babcock opened the Chicago Water Grill, named after the intersecting streets where it stood.