When one thinks of Detroit, foodie metropolis doesn’t immediately come to mind. During my recent visit to Michigan I learned that the Detroit area was harboring a small food mecca that nobody is speaking about. There were so many options to choose from that I found myself doing a food crawl, stopping at local haunts for one item and moving on to the next location. During my adventures, I learned that Detroit Michigan is very diverse; hell- something I didn’t know was that Canada was a stone’s throw away. I was literally mad at myself for not knowing how close it truly was and knowing that I could have brought my passport along on the trip for a quick day’s excursion to our neighboring country. However, keeping on track, Detroit is a city that needs to be recognized for its food culture and today I am going to spotlight three:
1. Green Dot Stables – 2200 W Lafayette Blvd Detroit, MI 48216
I couldn’t find much historical information about the restaurant, but am guessing that the equestrian themed restaurant was opened back in 2012. There specialty is homemade sliders, with an eccentric flare. Three of their most popular sliders are the Peanut Butter & Kimche, Mystery Meat, and the BCT (Bacon, Cucumber, Tomato).
2. Polonia Restaurant – 2934 Yemans St Hamtramck, MI 48212
Please don’t judge me but I am a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain. Where ever he goes, I follow. Tony paid this polish eatery a visit, and featured it on his show back in 2009. They are best known for their goulash, potato pancakes, and dill pickle soup.
3. Roast – 1128 Washington Blvd Detroit, MI 48226
Just in case you haven’t noticed, I stalk my favorite chefs. Michael Symon is also on my list of favorites. He owns a steakhouse in Detroit, and it gets pretty decent reviews. The old saying is, “When in Rome order the steak.” Well just in case you are in the mood to break rules I suggest ordering the Bone Marrow, Jerk Spiced Pork Belly, and/or Brussel Sprouts. There are so many great choices at the location that I will go ahead and make this my “editor’s pick.” Let me also mention that if you decide to go with the steak, the portions are HUGE!!!!
All-in-All you will never go hungry in Detroit. There is food, and then there is Good Food. Detroit brings the best is diverse, creative, and delicious cuisine. Of course there is more to do in the “Comeback City” than eat, but let’s be honest food is always a good draw. These are 3 top spots that are recommended for visitors.