20 spots to get a seafood boil in the Detroit area

Something fishy is going on in metro Detroit, thanks to a culinary trend that has some deep roots down south. The seafood…

By Metro Times Staff

Mad Crab
    13351 W. 10 Mile Rd., Oak Park; 248-965-2120; madcrabseafood.com 
    Oak Park’s Mad Crab invites seafood lovers to combine their choice of seafood (lobster, snow crab, mussels, shrimp, crawfish, and more) with Cajun spices, garlic butter, and lemon pepper.
    
    Photo via Mad Crab/Facebook
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20 Michigan cider mills and orchards to visit this fall

Fall is Michigan’s supreme season. It’s the least the state can offer us before it blasts us with the cold, fluffy, white…

By Metro Times Staff

Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill
    17985 Armada Center Rd., Armada; 586-784-5343; blakefarms.com
    Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill is a good time all year round, but it particularly shines in the fall. Blake’s is home to an 800-acre working farm and more than 40 different apple varieties. The farm and orchard also has a cider mill, kid’s Funland, tasting room, and a hard cider facility.
    
    Photo via Blake's Orchard & Cider Mill/Facebook
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These are the top 25 restaurants in Detroit according to Yelp

Sometimes finding the right spot to eat in Detroit can be challenging. Especially with restaurants constantly opening and closing, it can get…

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17. Yum Village
    6500 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-334-6099
    
    
    “Absolutely amazing. This is my first experience eating African food & I just want more. I've had jerk chicken, but the Lemon Jerk Chicken was so well flavored. I'm hooked on Jollof rice & Maafe. I love Panang Thai curry & this felt like the African equivalent & quite possibly a step above. Hearty, delicious, and amazing when you mix them together.
    
    If you don't try this place, you just don't want good food. Top Notch” - Sean C.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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Everything we saw at the Michigan Brewers Guild's Detroit Fall Beer Festival 2021

The 12th annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival came through Detroit’s Eastern Market on Saturday. Presented by the Michigan Brewers Guild, the festival…

By Metro Times Staff

Everything we saw at the Michigan Brewers Guild's Detroit Fall Beer Festival 2021
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The top 20 soul food restaurants in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Good food feeds the soul, and great soul food warms your heart. As the weather gets cooler, the desire for warm and…

By Metro Times Staff

8. Beans & Cornbread
    29852 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield; 248-208-1680
    
    “This was my first time in the Motor City and we chose to dine at Beans and Cornbread. I must say this establishment is very inviting to say the least complimented with a friendly staff and delicious "Soul Food" makes you feel right at home. Especially, during the holidays. I'll dine here anytime I visit the "Motor City.” - Ambrosia S.
    
    Update: Since this publishing, Beans & Cornbread has been renamed Cornbread Restaurant + Bar and has relocated down the street from its original location to 29852 Northwestern Hwy., Southfield.
    Photo via Google Maps
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20 under-the-radar Detroit coney islands you've probably overlooked

Detroiters are passionate about a lot of things and their coney islands are one of those things. When it comes to late-night…

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T&J Coney Island
    20601 Eight Mile Rd., Detroit; 313-533-0353
    We may not know who T or J are, but we do know their coney island is open 24 hours and great for late night cravings. 
    Photo via  Facebook/Maine Street
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20 essential Detroit restaurants for lamb chops, a Motor City favorite

Mary might have had a little lamb, but Detroit likes their lamb with a side of zip sauce. Steak is always a…

By Metro Times Staff

Pantheion Club
    12900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; 313-584-9110; instagram.com/pantheionclub
    It’s almost impossible to talk about lamb chops in Detroit without mentioning Pantheion. Yes, it is a strip club, but while you might go for the girls, you’re going to stay for the food. 
    Photo via Google Maps
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All the Shady-ness we saw at the grand opening of Eminem's Mom's Spaghetti restaurant in Detroit

Slim Shady — yes, the real Slim Shady — hosted the grand opening of his new Detroit restaurant, Mom's Spaghetti, on Wednesday,…

By Metro Times Staff

All the Shady-ness we saw at the grand opening of Eminem's Mom's Spaghetti restaurant in Detroit
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20 locally owned Detroit area coffee shops everyone should visit

There's no better way to supercharge your day than with a strong roasted coffee from one of these locally owned Detroit-area coffee…

By Metro Times Staff

Atomic Coffee
    401 S. Main St., Royal Oak
    The trendy and modern interior offers tons of seating, making this a great choice if you need a spot to hang out or to get some work done. Food options includes omelets, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
    Photo courtesy of Atomic Coffee / Facebook
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The 20 best steakhouses in metro Detroit according to Yelp

Sometimes that craving hits and all you want is a nice, perfectly seasoned steak (with some sort of potato, of course). When…

By Metro Times Staff

4. Roast
    1128 Washington Blvd., Detroit; 313-961-2500
    
    “Amazing dinner last night, from the manhattans, bone marrow and tomato salad. NY Steak, and scallops were the best we've had. Service is top notch. Best dining experience we have had in a long time.” - Russell G.
    
    Photo via 
     Roast/ Facebook
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The 20 most-anticipated new restaurants opening in Detroit in late 2021

The restaurant industry might have been the hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. As fast as restaurants were closing, new restaurants openings…

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Sloppy Crab
    519 E. Jefferson Ave., Detroit; sloppycrabdetroit.com 
    
    There’s nothing sloppy about this crab. The restaurant takes the traditional seafood boil and ditches the buttery bag in favor of pricier items like Sloppy Crab Prawns, Lobster Crab Cakes, and something called the Sloppy Seafood Pot.
     
    Photo by Lee DeVito
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20 Detroit area food trucks you should have tried by now

The food truck industry has grown rapidly over the last few years. In Detroit, you can find them parked all over the…

By Metro Times Staff

20 Detroit area food trucks you should have tried by now
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20 Detroit area strip mall restaurants worth trying

When we turn into the strip mall to do our grocery shopping, mail a package or hit the salon, we hardly ever…

By Metro Times Staff

Sahara Restaurant and Grill
    24770 Coolidge Hwy., Oak Park; 248-399-7744; newsahara.com
    
    Right at the corner of 10 Mile Rd. and Coolidge Hwy, Sahara Restaurant & Grill dishes out a taste of the Mediterranean. Try the Sahara fries which are fries draped in chicken or beef shwarma and topped with tahini or Shahara Ranch 
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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20 Michigan wineries worth a road trip

Sure, everyone might know California as a wine state, but who needs Napa Valley when you have the Upper Peninsula? From wines…

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Leelanau Wine Cellars
    5019 N. West Bay Shore Dr., Omena; 231-386-5201; lwc.wine
    
    Whether you want to be classy with wine in a bottle or chill with wine in a can, Leelanau Wine Cellars offers both for each version of you. This tasting room sits right off the lake so you can sip your wine and enjoy views of the water.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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20 Detroit area dive bars that have been around for more than 30 years

Sometimes you want to go where everyone knows your name, or at least go to a place where it feels like they…

By Metro Times Staff

Jacoby’s Bar
    624 Brush St., Detroit; 313-962-7067
    
    Jacoby's has been a favorite downtown Detroit eatery and hangout since 1904. Right on Brush and Congress, it neighbors other Detroit classics like St. Andrew’s Hall and Sweetwater Tavern.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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20 Michigan breweries that are worth the drive from metro Detroit

There is just something about a beer by a lake or fire pit that screams Pure Michigan. With a growing number of…

By Metro Times Staff

Stormcloud Brewing Company
    366 Parkview Ln., Frankfort; 231-352-0118; stormcloudbrewing.com
    
    The name might sound gloomy, but it’s quite fitting for a brewery whose most famous beer is its Rainmaker ale.This brewing company specializes in Belgian-inspired brews you can enjoy in their taproom, no umbrellas required.
    
    Photo via Google Maps
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The 30 best Detroit restaurants when you have $10 or less

A delicious dish of food doesn't have to be an expensive one. With a plethora of dining options in the Detroit area,…

By Metro Times Staff

The former White Towers
    Telway; 6820 Michigan Ave., Detroit; 313-843-2146 | Greene’s 24155 Orchard Lake Rd., Farmington; 248-474-7980 | Brayz Hamburger; 22941 Dequindre Rd., Hazel Park; 248-542-8878 | Hunter House; 35075 Woodward Ave., Birmingham; 248-646-7121; hunterhousehamburgers.com | 33406 Five Mile Rd., Livonia; 734-427-3464; batesburgers.com
    About a century ago, White Tower burger restaurants sprung up across the Midwest — before rival White Castle sued them for aping their style. Some of the chain’s classic white buildings remain in metro Detroit, and continue to sell sliders at classic prices. 
    Photo by Bill Walsh, Flickr Creative Commons
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20 Detroit area bars and restaurants serving boozy frozen beverages to beat the heat

In Michigan, during what feels like an eternity of hopelessly cold and grey weather, we grow wearier and wearier with each salt-stained…

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Detroit City Distillery 
    2462 Riopelle St., Detroit; 313-338-3760; detroitcitydistillery.com
    This Eastern Market distillery is turning up the heat, er, keeping it chill this summer with a selection of boozy popsicles including, the Trainwreck (Gilded Age Vodka, Michigan cherry, raspberry, lemon), Bananaphone (Summer Rum, banana, lime, molasses spice), Blueberry Gimlet (Railroad Gin, blueberry, lime), and the Whiskey Sour (Bloodline Whiskey, strawberry, lemon, lucuma). 
     
    Photo via Detroit City Distillery/Facebook
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The 25 best barbecue restaurants in the Detroit area, according to Yelp

You know you're overdue for some action if the words “dry-rubbed and smoked low and slow” get you all hot and bothered.…

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4. Bad Brad's BBQ 
    Various locations; badbradsbbq.com
    
    "When you're still thinking about your amazing dinner 24 hours later, that's when you've stumbled upon a gem! My first visit to this restaurant left a lasting memory in what's sure to be a long romance of cravings!
    
    I ordered the single meat dinner and added 1/4 rack of ribs. I was expecting the smoked Turkey to be dry, which was far from the truth! Moist, succulent and divine. The ribs were smoked to perfection and fell right off the bone. Very rich and tender.
    
    The menu was so inviting, I decided to order a bunch of the sides to sample them all. Very impressive, each one made with superior ingredients and love.
    
    I've found my perfect Barbeque fix and look forward to many meals in the future." — Nancy S. on Yelp
    
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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20 dog-friendly patios in metro Detroit to bring your pup to this summer

The dog days of summer are upon us, and what better way to ring in the season of sun than with your…

By Metro Times Staff

20 dog-friendly patios in metro Detroit to bring your pup to this summer
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25 Detroit-style pizzas everyone should've tried by now

The secret is out about Detroit-style pizza. Decades before Vice would call Detroit-style "the best pizza you never had," followed by Esquire magazine, which…

By Metro Times Staff

Buddy’s
    Various locations; buddyspizza.com
    Detroit-style pizza is said to trace its origins to Gus Guerra, who owned neighborhood Buddy’s Rendezvous in 1946 when he asked his wife Anna to help him retool the menu. With a recipe based on her Sicilian mother’s dough, Buddy’s secret ingredient was the baking pan, which allegedly came from a car factory, and gave what became known as Detroit-style pizza its signature crispiness.
    Photo via Yelp Inc., Flickr Creative Commons
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21 Detroit urban farms that will serve you produce fresher than a grocery store

As summer approaches, local urban farms are here to provide you with the freshest herbs, plants, fruits, and vegetables. Many operate year-round…

By Metro Times Staff

CWO Farms
    2070 Virginia Park St., Detroit; 313-690-3342; cornwineoil.com
    CWO Farms’ goal is to promote more earthscape in the city. They grow various fresh fruits, flowers, and vegetables. They also fertilize and sow seeds organically.
    Photo via Google Maps
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Detroit-area restaurants that opened during the pandemic that you may have missed

The pandemic served us some pretty devastating news, including statistics about business closures. It is estimated that more than 17% of restaurants…

By Metro Times Staff

Coriander Kitchen and Farm
    14601 Riverside Blvd., Detroit; 313-473-9132; corianderkitchenandfarm.com
    Chef Alison Heeres and farmer Gwen Meyer of Coriander Kitchen & Farm have been itching to open their waterfront farm-to-table restaurant since securing the previously vacant marina in the Jefferson-Chalmers area. Well, in 2021, they opened Coriander's doors (er, scenic patio for now) to offer thoughtfully made and locally sourced flatbreads, salads, and sandwiches.  
    Photo via Coriander Kitchen and Farm/Facebook
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40 essential Detroit-area pizza restaurants everyone should try at least once

While we might have our go-to pizza spots nearby, we're always on our own personal quest to find the perfect slice. From…

By Metro Times Staff

Como’s
    22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-667-4439; comosrestaurant.com
    This Italian-American restaurant has endured a major facelift over the past couple of years but it remains a Ferndale favorite for late-night pizza. 
    Photo via COMO’s Ferndale / Facebook
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20 Asian restaurants in Madison Heights strip malls you should try

We all know the saying “don't judge a book by its cover.” But have you heard that you should never judge a…

By Metro Times Staff

Quan Ngon Vietnamese Bistro
    30701 Dequindre Rd., Madison Heights; 248-268-4310
    This spot’s well-laid tables with generous cloth napkins and metal chopsticks, the six chandeliers, banquette, the graceful way the food is presented — all lift the heart. Besides Vietnam's famous bánh mì sandwiches, Quán Nem Ngon, which means "delicious small restaurant," offers three ways to order a hefty meal: soups, noodle salads, and protein served with noodles or rice, fried or not.
     
     
    Photo via GoogleMaps
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25 of the best Mexican restaurants in the Detroit area, according to Yelp

Mexican food is, how do we say this without being offensive ... the fucking best. No, really. Tacos? Burritos? Margaritas?! Like, come on. Dip…

By Metro Times Staff

25 of the best Mexican restaurants in the Detroit area, according to Yelp
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The most anticipated new restaurants coming to the Detroit area in 2021

We don't have to tell you that 2020, uh, was not all that it was cracked up to be. Not only did…

By Metro Times Staff

Sloppy Crab
    519 E. Jefferson, Detroit;sloppycrabdetroit.com
    The owners of Sloppy Chops are backing another sloppy restaurant with Sloppy Crab. Taking over the former Brigg's Detroit spot in downtown, Sloppy Crab will offer a variety of seafood dishes, including lobster, fried fish, and seafood boils. 
    
    Photo via Sloppy Crab/Facebook
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20 essential Detroit-area chicken sandwiches you should have tried by now

For us carnivores, there is nothing quite like the perfect fried chicken sandwich. What does it take? Well, look no further than…

By Metro Times Staff

Penny Red's
    1445 Farmer St., Detroit; pennyreds.com
    Move over Popeye. Meet Penny Red's, the place where fried chicken reigns supreme. Nestled in Downtown Detroit within Parker's Alley behind the Shinola hotel is Penny Red's, where they serve “damn fine chicken” via either buckets of chicken or a selection of finely crafted and super crispy sandwiches. There's The Classic, which comes with city ranch, sweet pickle, and hot honey. Then there's The K-Town Cutlet which comes topped with toasted peanut, scallion, and kimchi BBQ. But don't sleep on The Dirty Coop, which comes with red slaw, crispy shallot, and baconbombs.com, whatever that is. (We want it.) 
    
    
    Photo via Eat Penny Reds/Facebook
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20 Michigan restaurants worth a road trip from metro Detroit

It's no secret that Detroit's dining and culinary scene is out of this world, with many of the city's nearby suburbs slaying…

By Metro Times Staff

Turks Tavern
    11139 Cleveland St., Nunica; 616-837-7096; turkstavern.com
    This Nunica-based eatery is one of the oldest eateries in Ottawa County and is considered one of the most iconic restaurants in Michigan. Since being established in 1933, shortly after the end of prohibition, Turks Tavern pivoted into a pool and dance hall before becoming a quaint, Instagramable, and eclectic bar and restaurant. Turks has remained locally owned and operated, boasting their 80-year-old liver paste and 60-year-old pork chop recipes, with a commitment to making handmade dishes, and frequent menu updates to keep things fresh. 
    
    Photo via Turks Tavern/Facebook
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Detroit-area bartenders and chefs team up for mouth-watering Jack Daniel's Rye and Rye competition

It's a RYE celebration! Earlier this winter, the fine folks at Jack Daniel's rounded up 15 teams comprised of Detroit-area bartenders and…

By Metro Times Staff

Detroit-area bartenders and chefs team up for mouth-watering Jack Daniel's Rye and Rye competition
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