Eater Detroit has found these …
13 MIND-BLOWING DETROIT TACOS
When it comes to tacos, which Metro Detroit restaurants are doing it right? We asked and you answered (in the forums, on the tipline, and Facebook). These are Detroit’s best taco shops, according to Eater readers.
1 Taqueria Nuestra Familia-Oficial Page – 7620 W. Vernor
2 Taqueria El Rey – 4730 W. Vernor
3 Taquerla Alameda – 906 S. Wayne Rd., Westland
4 ALLEY TACO – 4614 2nd Ave.
5 Taqueria Mi Pueblo – 7278 Dix St.
6 Taqueria Lupitas – 3443 Bagley St.
7 Timmy’s Tacos at The Painted Lady Lounge – 2930 Jacob St., Hamtramck
8 Imperial – 22828 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
9 Los Altos Restaurant – 7056 W. Vernor
10 Tacos El Primo Catering Van
11 Taqueria Valente Taqueria – 6426 W. Fort St.
12 El Patron Mexican Grill – 1188 Joslyn Ave., Pontiac
13 CARNIVAL MARKET PONTIAC – 1101 E. Walton Blvd., Pontiac
Thrillist has compiled this tasty menu of …
15 NEW SANDWICHES THAT ARE ALREADY DETROIT CLASSICS
“With so many nationally famous sandwiches – the Yardbird at SLOWS BAR BQ, the chicken shawarma at Bucharest Grill, the Mudgie at Mudgie’s, Green Dot’s mystery meats, all of the corned beefs – it’s hard for a new sandwich to “steak” (get it???) its claim to fame in Detroit. So, we looked specifically at restaurants that opened in the last couple of years for the best of Detroit’s new class of sandwiches.”
PBLT – Dime Store, 719 Griswold
Smoked pastrami – Selden Standard, 3921 Second Ave.
Bánh mì & Malibu’s Meatball – Gold Cash Gold Detroit, 2100 Michigan Ave.
Shrimp Po’ Boy – WALA, 1010 Washington Blvd.
Spicy Asian pulled pork sammy – Rock City Eatery, 11411 Jos. Campau
Cuban sandwich – La Nena’s Restaurant – 8600 W. Vernor
Litte Italy – Rubbed, 2015 Michigan Ave.
Lew Silver Bagel Sandwich – Detroit Institute of Bagels, 1236 Michigan
“Catfish” tofu fillet sandwich – Detroit Vegan Soul (D.V.S), 8026 Agnes St.
Hammer of the Gods – McShane’s Pub & Whiskey Bar, 1460 Michigan
Ploughman’s – The Brooklyn Street Local, 1266 Michigan Ave.
Breakfast BBQ sandwich – Maccabees at Midtown, 5057 Woodward Ave.
Fried Green BLT – Firebird Tavern, 419 Monroe St.
Rabbit sandwich – Rose’s Fine Food, 10551 E. Jefferson Ave.
“Refreshing and a little sweet, sangria hits all the right notes when it comes to warm weather drinking. Whether you prefer a single glass, a shared pitcher, or a hefty growler fill, Metro Detroit restaurants have something to offer in the way of sangria. Red, white, and sparkling, here are eight places to drink it right now.”
1 El Barzon Restaurante- 3710 Junction St.
2 La Feria Detroit Spanish Tapas – 4130 Cass Ave.
3 Mudgie’s Deli – 1300 Porter St.
4 Ottava Via – 1480 Michigan Ave.
5 Small Plates Detroit – 1521 Broadway St.
6 Taqueria Mi Pueblo – 7278 Dix St. Mi Pueblo
7 Torino – 201 E. 9 Mile Rd., Ferndale
8 Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine – 1250 Library St.
With its sprawling geography and revved-up food scene, the Motor City is the perfect setting for a one-day road trip.
Those of us who know and love Detroit consider it a kind of half-finished heaven. We favor its brawny, threadbare aura, its onion-and-mustard-spangled coney dogs, its rambling thoroughfares from a time when Cadillac Eldorados ruled the roads. The city’s lonely Gothic churches, historic Art Deco skyscrapers, and spacious island park are joined by a vast network of urban farms growing all sorts of delicious, fresh things in between swaths of concrete jungle. These farms, together with the city’s new restaurants dispersed in pockets all over town, make an urban road trip the best way to explore Motown.
Read why John O’Connor recommends visits to Anthology Coffee, Rose’s Fine Food, The Heidelberg Project, Eastern Market, Selden Standard, & Detroit City Distillery – and how to do it on a one-day trip.
Few diners take the eat local ethos as seriously as Rose’s Fine Food; fewer still serve a rabbit sandwich on homemade bread. That’s the charm of Rose’s. (And charm is putting it lightly; it’s more like a gravitational pull – one that instantly makes you feel like a regular.) The cousins work to make their restaurant a place that is, as they say, “what real old-school diners were: for all people.” And they’ve succeeded.
You’ll find Rose’s at 10551 E Jefferson Ave at Harding.
“Everything – burgers, pizza, brunch, barbecue – seems to taste so much better when eaten outside. Paired with a really cold beer or a glass of wine and it’s over. Luckily, many Detroit eateries provide patios, rooftop bars, and secluded backyards for the ideal dose of Vitamin D and there are even more on the way (Gold Cash Gold Detroit, Selden Standard, Punch Bowl Social – Detroit, La Noria Bistro, and Kuzzo’s Chicken & Waffles just to name a few). Here, in alphabetical order, are 22 sun-soaked patios spanning the city.”
1 1917 American Bistro – 19416 Livernois Ave.
2 3rd Street Detroit – 4626 3rd St.
3 Bert’s Market Place Complex Of Detroit / Local And National Entertainment – 2727 Russell St.
4 Detroit Beer CO – 1529 Broadway St.
5 El Barzon – 3710 Junction St.
6 Fountain Bistro at Campus Martius Park – 800 Woodward Ave.
7 Great Lakes Coffee Detroit – 3965 Woodward Ave.
8 Hopcat – Detroit – 4265 Woodward Ave.
9 Joe Muer Seafood – 400 Renaissance Ctr.
10 Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery Detroit – 441 W Canfield St.
11 La Dolce Vita – 17546 Woodward Ave.
12 Mercury Burger Bar – 2163 Michigan Ave.
13 Motor City Brewing Works – 470 W Canfield St.
14 Northern Lights Lounge – 660 W. Baltimore St.
15 The Old Miami – 3930 Cass Ave.
16 Ottava Via 480 Michigan Ave.
17 Seva Detroit – 66 E. Forest Ave.
18 SLOWS BAR BQ– 2138 Michigan Ave.
19 St. Cece’s Pub – 1426 Bagley St.
20 The Alley Deck – 4120 Woodward Ave.
21 The Rattlesnake – 300 River Place Dr.
22 Z’s Villa– 42 Piquette St.
It’s Burger Week at Eater Detroit, but what would a burger be without french fries? Thin, thick, wedged, or waffled, they’re irresistible. There are infinite ways to change up the humble french fry, whether they come with or without a burger. Many of Detroit’s favorite chefs have put their own spin on the dish, and despite their differences, each version has three things in common: the potatoes are fried, salted, and utterly delicious.
1 Lafayette Coney Island: Classic
2 Republic: Beef Tallow Fries
3 Gold Cash Gold Detroit: Frites with Pickle Juice Mayo
4 Green Dot Stables: Truffle and Herb Fries
5 The Brooklyn Street Local: Poutine
6 Hopcat – Detroit: Crack Fries
7 Mercury Burger Bar: Garlic Fries
8 La Feria Detroit Spanish Tapas: Patatas Bravas
9 Wright & Company: Loaded Potato Chips
10 Cornerstone Barrel House: Fingerling Frites