Pesto’s in Flint, MI for Moms Birthday

Lordy lordy, I’m going to be 40 in just about a month (July 22 for those armed and ready for gift purchasing ;).) That means my mom just celebrated her 60th birthday. We love Pesto’s and were just there a few weeks ago. That is unusual for us. We only get out that way a few times a year. I’ll take multiple trips in a heartbeat!

My favorite place. Their tag line is “Food with flair!” and it’s certainly true. Every time we go there is something different. They have a complete menu that changes every few days. They do have a regular menu and I have sampled quite a few of those items.  When we were there a few months back one of the specials was Garden Vegetable Calzone. I haven’t stopped thinking about that calzone since we went. I even made a list of all the vegetables that were in it so that someday I could tackle the project myself.

Welllllll….imagine my surprise when we were handed our menus and I saw this fabulous Garden Vegetable Pizza! I scanned the rest of the menu and didn’t even have to think twice about it.

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My mom got these fabulous fish tacos.

Pesto's in Flint, MI for Moms Birthday

Then we shared some carrot cake. We have had their carrot cake before and it’s so wonderful. Their desserts are some of the best I have ever had.

Many apologies for the super blurry pic! I was just so excited. 😉

Pesto's in Flint, MI for Moms Birthday

When I think about having my own restaurant, I often thought about a small little cafe with unique items. I couldn’t believe it when my aunt showed us this place when I first moved back to MI. Now it has become a constant in my life and I couldn’t be happier.

Did I mention it’s a converted tiny house? It’s really small. About 10 tables in all. But, I love it.

It’s a special place, a special treat that I get to share with my family now that I live in the Great Lakes state.

Do you and your family have a special treat place?

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  1. I have a milestone birthday coming up in July, too and my mom’s birthday (not a milestone, though) is only 19 days after mine 🙂

  2. Sounds like my kind of place… love teeny tiny places with character and bonus that it has good food as well:)

  3. This looks like such delicious food. I have always wanted to try fish tacos. We like to go to a local place
    called Jims Pizzaria. They have the best food.

  4. I can see why you were excited, that carrot cake looks delicious. What fun it must have been to dine in such a small & cozy restaurant. I hope to make it there some day.

  5. I have a pretty big birthday coming up in July too (july 29), I’m looking forward to it! Happy BIRTHDAY to your mom! That food all looks so amazing!

  6. We do have a place where we go when we meet up with the entire family. It is the best barbecue place ever! My husband and I go there every time it is our turn to take my Mother to her dr appointment because she lives near there.

  7. Can you believe July is the only month not a single person in our huge family has a birthday??
    This looks like a great place! We have a few family favorites here in Vegas (off strip) when we all get together that are similar

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