Uncategorized / 01.01.2012
Simple Food, Done Delicious
Chef Steve Allen, co-owner of Steve & Rocky’s in Novi, also answers to the name “Farmer Steve.” The city boy born and raised in Detroit owns around nine acres in the Hartland area, where his pleasure is raising, butchering and selling a variety of free-range poultry and livestock — including 350 freshly dressed turkeys for his customers’ Thanksgiving dinner this year.
Fresh produce from his gardens shows up on summer menus at the Novi restaurant and also at Rocky’s of Northville, owned by Allen’s business partner, chef Chuck (Rocky) Rachwitz. Allen also sells his vegetables, including heirloom tomatoes, to chefs at other places, including West Bloomfield Henry Ford Hospital and Livonia’s Schoolcraft College, where he is a culinary instructor.