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Thursday, February 10, 2011
Zehnder's in Frankenmuth
It's a long-standing tradition in the Detroit area to trek up to Frankenmuth for some delicious all-you-can-eat chicken dinners at Zehnder's or the Bavarian Inn across the street. This little German village pulls in three million visitors annually and has been voted in as the best day trip in Michigan. William and Emilie Zehnder sold their 80 acre farm and began Zehnder's in 1929 serving 312 guests on Mother's Day for $1.00 each. They've come a long way, baby! Anybody for potato pancakes? Michigan cherry strudel? Old-fashioned noodle soup? Vidalia onion soup au gratin? Hot chicken sandwich served with mashed potatoes and gravy? Zehnder's cheese spread and liver pâté? All are wonderful creations of Chef John Zehnder.