Cool Plates features dishes from across the country to help inspire chefs' creativity. Executive chef Steven Grosnick, who is a major booster for his native state of Michigan, simultaneously shows local pride and taps into his customers’ comfort food urges by marinating the meat for this dish in a local root beer from a company that has produced soda in the state since 1907. He packs salted short ribs into a baking dish and sprinkles them with chopped Spanish onions, bay leaves, thyme ...

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