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    Post #1 - April 8th, 2009, 1:23 pm
    Post #1 - April 8th, 2009, 1:23 pm Post #1 - April 8th, 2009, 1:23 pm
    My girlfriend and I are headed up to Detroit Friday night for the Blackhawks game. We are staying at 1020 Washington Blvd (Google map) but we will have a car. Anyone have any good bar and/or restaurant suggestions? I know little to nothing about Detroit.

    Cheers!
    Jeff
  • Post #2 - April 8th, 2009, 4:06 pm
    Post #2 - April 8th, 2009, 4:06 pm Post #2 - April 8th, 2009, 4:06 pm
    I'd drop by Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes. They've got great crepes to start the day or even ones to end it...sweet and savory. It's only a few blocks from Ford Field and your hotel.
    http://www.goodgirlsgotopariscrepes.com/

    Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes
    2 John R St
    Detroit, MI 48218
    GOOD TIMES!
  • Post #3 - April 8th, 2009, 5:13 pm
    Post #3 - April 8th, 2009, 5:13 pm Post #3 - April 8th, 2009, 5:13 pm
    Just down the street from you at 14th & Michigan; Slows Bar-BQ:

    http://www.slowsbarbq.com/

    Brisket, pulled pork, ribs, and chicken served right; sauce on the side. Excellent side dishes, wide variety, high quality across the board.

    I'll even include a video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtJ4SjxVQgo&NR=1

    Have a great trip!

    Buddy
  • Post #4 - April 9th, 2009, 1:43 am
    Post #4 - April 9th, 2009, 1:43 am Post #4 - April 9th, 2009, 1:43 am
    Thanks for the tips guys! BBQ sounds good...think we'll try to hit Slows up. :)
  • Post #5 - April 9th, 2009, 7:15 am
    Post #5 - April 9th, 2009, 7:15 am Post #5 - April 9th, 2009, 7:15 am
    jeffrola wrote:My girlfriend and I are headed up to Detroit Friday night for the Blackhawks game.

    Jeff,

    There are a number of Detroit threads -

    Detroit/Windsor
    Some Good Old Places in Detroit
    A day or two in Detroit
    (Food) Stops from Chicago to Detroit.

    A wealth of knowledge.

    I am not nearly as familiar with Detroit as some, but my don't miss places include Cedarland for Middle Eastern, American and Lafette for Detroit style hot dogs, I prefer Lafette. I highly suggest a meal at El Barzon, Norberto Garita (owner/chef) is from Puebla and was the chef at Il Posto, which I understand is a 'hot' Italian restaurant in Detroit, mainly innovative Mexican done really well with a few Italian offerings. Prices are more on the order of Mixteco than Frontera.

    Here are a couple of posts on Slow's, I am not alone in my opinion Slow's offers mid-level BBQ. Bar is nice though.

    Slow's 1
    Slow's 2

    Enjoy,
    Gary

    El Barzon
    3710 junction St
    Detroit, MI 48210
    313-894-2070
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #6 - April 9th, 2009, 10:15 am
    Post #6 - April 9th, 2009, 10:15 am Post #6 - April 9th, 2009, 10:15 am
    jeffrola wrote:We are staying at 1020 Washington Blvd

    That's the Holiday Inn Express at the corner of Washington and Michigan. That puts you within a two minute walk of what could be Detroit's two finest places to eat.

    Michael Symon's Roast is at 1128 Washington, the next block north.

    If you walk south to Lafayette (the next street), then two blocks east you'll find yourself at Lafayette Coney Island (118 W Lafayette). There's also a back entrance on Michigan which might save you a few steps.
  • Post #7 - April 9th, 2009, 10:17 am
    Post #7 - April 9th, 2009, 10:17 am Post #7 - April 9th, 2009, 10:17 am
    Rene G wrote:
    jeffrola wrote:We are staying at 1020 Washington Blvd

    That's the Holiday Inn Express at the corner of Washington and Michigan. That puts you within a two minute walk of what could be Detroit's two finest places to eat.

    Michael Symon's Roast is at 1128 Washington, the next block north.


    Whoa, I had no idea Roast existed. Sounds like we might go across the bridge for dinner one night next tim we're in Windsor...
    Ed Fisher
    my chicago food photos

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  • Post #8 - April 9th, 2009, 10:21 am
    Post #8 - April 9th, 2009, 10:21 am Post #8 - April 9th, 2009, 10:21 am
    gleam wrote:Whoa, I had no idea Roast existed. Sounds like we might go across the bridge for dinner one night next tim we're in Windsor...


    I would have to agree, that menu looks great, I may have to visit some family in Detroit soon. :D

    www.roastdetroit.com
  • Post #9 - April 9th, 2009, 10:33 am
    Post #9 - April 9th, 2009, 10:33 am Post #9 - April 9th, 2009, 10:33 am
    gleam wrote:Whoa, I had no idea Roast existed. Sounds like we might go across the bridge for dinner one night next tim we're in Windsor...

    I actually mentioned it last July before it opened. I had planned to visit Detroit last week, mainly to eat at Roast, but had to cancel the trip. When I made my reservations months ago it seems I forgot to take into account a little basketball game they were having. I hope to get back soon. Each day, Roast does a "beast of the day", a whole heritage-breed animal roasted on a wood-fired rotisserie. Sounds worth a trip to me.
  • Post #10 - April 10th, 2009, 1:27 am
    Post #10 - April 10th, 2009, 1:27 am Post #10 - April 10th, 2009, 1:27 am
    Thanks for all of the helpful insight guys...I really appreciate it!

    Jeff
  • Post #11 - April 10th, 2009, 7:18 am
    Post #11 - April 10th, 2009, 7:18 am Post #11 - April 10th, 2009, 7:18 am
    On the way home or the way there, don't forget to stop at Zingerman's in Ann arbor for lunch and treats. 100% worth the trip.

    http://www.zingermans.com

    Zingerman's Delicatessen
    422 Detroit St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104
    (734) 663-3354
  • Post #12 - October 21st, 2019, 9:02 pm
    Post #12 - October 21st, 2019, 9:02 pm Post #12 - October 21st, 2019, 9:02 pm
    THIS SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT IS SERVING LESSONS IN BLACK HISTORY WITH “SHOEBOX LUNCHES”
    Patrick Coleman is packing a piece of history into the meals served at his soul food restaurant Beans & Cornbread. Throughout Black History Month, the Detroit-based bistro will offer “shoebox lunches” similar to the boxes African Americans used to store food when traveling in the south during the Jim Crow-era. Because they were banned and refused service in white-owned establishments, they resorted to cooking and packing their own meals in shoeboxes.

    “You get on the highway these days and you can stop at any restaurant along the interstate, but back during Jim Crow, [black] folks couldn’t do that,” he told BLACK ENTERPRISE. “You could not go into the dining cars if you were on the train or pull over to a Denny’s or a Cracker Barrel and walk in…you could potentially end up getting killed.”
    ...

    They do this only during Black History Month, though it does sound interesting.

    Beans and Cornbread
    29508 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034
    Hours:
    Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Tue
    beanscornbread.com
    Phone: (248) 208-1680
    Cathy2

    "You'll be remembered long after you're dead if you make good gravy, mashed potatoes and biscuits." -- Nathalie Dupree
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