As the Undercover Divas, we do restaurant reviews, Michigan event reviews, location reviews, bar reviews, pub reviews, and special sections on dining and fine beverages. We go in secretly, and don’t let anyone know what we are doing when we do a review. Because of Instagram, everyone is taking pictures of their food now, so we hardly get noticed when taking pics!
Our reviews are primarily Metro Detroit restaurant reviews, “Up North” Michigan reviews, and slowly growing to other locations. We are finding so many hidden gems that we never knew existed, and we want to share our findings with our DIVA followers.
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” ~ Julia Child
Restaurant reviews have been focused on Macomb County restaurant reviews, Oakland County restaurant reviews, Wayne County restaurant reviews, and up North Michigan restaurant reviews. All reviews get a “Diva Rating.” We only include reviews of restaurants where we have had an overall positive experience.
“Every restaurant is a theater, and the truly great ones allow us to indulge in the fantasy that we are rich and powerful. When restaurants hold up their end of the bargain, they give us the illusion of being surrounded by servants intent on ensuring our happiness and offering extraordinary food.
But even modest restaurants offer the opportunity to become someone else, at least for a little while. Restaurants free us from mundane reality; that is part of their charm. When you walk through the door, you are entering neutral territory where you are free to be whoever you choose for the duration of the meal.” ~ Ruth Reichl
We do want to hear from you, whether it’s just your thoughts or experiences on something we have posted, or your actual review of an establishment. Please go to our Contact Us page and submit it to us.
Event / Location Reviews
Michigan is loaded with wonderful locations and events. From Eastern Market to Frankenmuth to Up North, small town festivals and events, the Undercover Divas has you covered. We are adding events and locations each month.
Our Philosophy / About The Undercover Divas
If you are looking for something unusual, something different, we are here for you. There is much to see and experience if you are seeking just the right restaurant, bar, pub, casinos, events, etc., and we are here to help you make those choices. We are Undercover Divas who conduct secret reviews. We are based in Michigan and we love to travel. Our goal is to make a difference so we are happy to commit our experiences to an online format.
We have lots of fun with our reviews and our experiences so we decided to open it up to all of you. We would love to hear about your experiences, whether good, bad, or something in the middle, and we know others would, too. So why don’t you consider doing reviews in your area, either in the Michigan area or anywhere you might live or travel to, and post them on our blog here. These reviews could make the difference in someone’s vacation plans. Please take and post pictures, too. Comments and ratings on existing reviews are also encouraged.
We report on the quality of services, both in retail and the food industry, and have an interest in the décor, tidiness, cleanliness and quality of the services provided. We analyze restaurants and their food and then publish the results of our findings on our blog.
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien ~ The Lord of the Rings
A Polish restaurant in St. Clair Shores was a hidden gem that we recently discovered. There was also a new breakfast restaurant in the Charter Township of Clinton and a German Microbrewery in Grosse Pointe Park, that were recommended to us, and we reviewed on this blog. We have traveled to Northern Lower Michigan to try the “in the woods” dining experiences, and found an “authentic” haunted saloon, Shipwreck tours and wildlife museums along the way. Please join us in adding your reviews. No area is off limits.
Our area is Metro Detroit. Detroit has a thriving restaurant scene. There is a Greektown, Mexican Town, and a Polish-themed Hamtramck, located within the city limits. Also available in the Detroit restaurant scene are the “All American” coney islands, with reputations that span all 50 states.
“One of the very best things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” ~ Luciano Pavarotti
We do review more than just restaurants. There are three casinos in Detroit and a fourth across the boarder into Canada. The Metro Detroit area is home to the filming of several movies and television shows. We love visiting the sights the Rehab Addict is restoring and filming on DIY and HGTV. There are open-air markets worth investigating in the area, too. If it’s exciting, we will investigate!
Our aim is to deliver clear and consistent appraisals of restaurants and food quality, while remaining unbiased. We love fine dining at white tablecloth establishments, we chow down at mom-and-pop family diners and love eating outside in front of a food truck. We have a willingness to work hard. There is passion, commitment, honesty and enthusiasm in every review we write. We like to remain “Undercover” to maintain objectivity.
“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.” ~ W.C. Fields
When out and about, we always take photos of the establishments, the food, and the waitstaff when appropriate, to help convey our experiences. Poor customer service can put a serious damper on the enjoyment of eating out. We try to convey our encounters with the staff of an establishment, to best help our readers make their own personal choices.
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ~ Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own
As UNDERCOVER DIVAS, we are willing to try anything and everything we come across, visit establishments that are new or refreshed, no matter how strange or foreign they may seem. We will record our impressions as descriptively and honestly as we can. A tremendous zest for life and the willingness to take many adventures and risks, make us the perfect team to report on our findings as we travel from neighborhood haunts to luxury venues. We understand the importance of offering a variety of price ranges, cuisine, neighborhoods and style so our readers can enjoy the best that Michigan has to offer.
“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” ~ David Mamet, Boston Marriage
We believe that if you do what you love, you will love what you do.
As Steve Jobs once said, “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”