Pulled pork sweet bun

So many of my friends are addicted to the Food Network. They simply love watching all the shows and salivating over the good eats. Here in Michigan, we have plenty of restaurants that have been featured on the network, because we simply rock.

So, what’s the No. 1 best Michigan restaurant that has been featured on Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive Ins, And Dives?” The crew at Mashed.com has done the homework.

“There’s a solid chance any time you turn on Food Network that you’re gonna see Guy Fieri and his spiky hair headed to Flavortown on ‘Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,'” they state. “The show has filmed nearly 40 seasons, and that means visiting more than 1,250 restaurants around the country along the way (via dinersdriveinsandivelocations.com). So it’s safe to say that Guy Fieri has seen — and tasted — it all. And you can taste it all too, if you’ve got a big appetite and you’re willing to do some traveling.”

So, what’s tops in our state? Union Woodshop in Clarkston. Of the spot, Mashed.com writes, “Something you learn watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives is that great barbecue can be found in the most unlikely places. This is true in Michigan, where Union Woodshop, about an hour outside Detroit, is now wowing more than just the locals. Guy Fieri was introduced to this place by none other than Kid Rock, and the rockstar local brought the chain national attention.” They add, “Be sure to try out ‘The Porker,’ which is piled high with a freshly ground pork patty, house-made Michigan maple bacon, a house-made hot link, pickled chilis, Woodshop cold smoked cheddar cheese, and something called South Carolina mayo. And if you have any room left after devouring that monstrosity, go for the mind-blowing Maple Bourbon Sundae, which features a Jim Beam sauce poured over house-made liquid nitrogen ice cream.” Find the full list here.

Every Delicious Michigan Restaurant on Food Network's 'Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives'

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!