Restaurant reviews

Belleville’s Bayou Grill serves up a ‘Deep South Cajun/Creole’ gumbo

You can order deep-fried alligator bites here (even if they just taste like chicken)

By Jane Slaughter

The neon outside the Bayou Grill advertises “Alligator, Seafood, Steaks.” To hammer home the point, a huge plastic alligator, jaws agape, dwells on the roof and an authentic alligator skin hangs near the entrance. Yet alligator appears only once on the Bayou Grill menu, in the form of breaded deep-fried bites...

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15 hole-in-the-wall Detroit-area burger joints you need to visit

Some of the best culinary magic happens in the most unassuming places, and these hole-in-the-wall burger spots are the hidden gems of…

By Layla McMurtrie

10419 Ford Rd., Dearborn; 313-724-6535;
While Taystee’s has a handful of metro Detroit locations now, it all started at an unassuming Dearborn gas station in 2014. The wider public is starting to learn that gas stations often have great food, and Taystee’s innovative burger creations helped prove that.
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Where to find the best Latin food in metro Detroit during Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, marks a celebration in honor of the anniversaries of independence for…

By Layla McMurtrie

Taqueria Lupitas
 3443 Bagley St., Detroit; 313-843-1105;
 This Mexicantown staple claims to be “the house of the original Mexican taco,” serving up casual and authentic Mexican cuisine at great prices in a homey atmosphere.
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15 Ann Arbor food spots to satisfy every craving

While the streets of Ann Arbor are filled with plenty of places to eat and drink, the best food spots can only…

By Layla McMurtrie

Detroit Street Filling Station
300 Detroit St.; 734-224-8262; 
For the vegans and vegetarians specifically, this spot is for you. The restaurant provides nice outdoor patio seating and an array of plant-based appetizers and meals.
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Our favorite Dearborn Coffee shops and cafes

Dearborn is one of our favorite places in metro Detroit. It has one of the largest Arab American communities in the U.S.…

By Randiah Camille Green

Black Box Coffee and Art
1034 Monroe St., Dearborn;
This is a stand-up coffee shop and art gallery serving cappuccino, affogato, lavender lattes, and fresh pastries. They also have a walk-up window if you’re in a hurry or want to take your drink with you on a downtown stroll. The shop hosts events like plant swaps, open mic nights, and small business pop-ups, too.
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