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Mmm, slow-cooked southern-style barbecue in Corktown. Carnivores can carve into the three-meat combo plate (brisket, pulled pork and chicken). Vegetarians even have a couple of options. The taps yield 55 quality beers.
If the high vaulted ceiling and long narrow space make you feel like you're in an old railroad ticket station, that's because you are...
The city has its first upscale farm-to-table restaurant, the kind of place that cares enough to churn its own butter and hand-mold its own pasta...
The 'coney' – a hot dog smothered with chili and onions – is a Detroit specialty. When the craving strikes (and it will), take care of business at Lafayette...
It's a bit inconveniently located between downtown, Corktown and Mexicantown, but that doesn't deter young urbanites from flocking in to munch on 20 types of gourmet mini-burgers (say, wasabi-mayo tempeh or peanut-bu...
Buy fresh-caught trout or whitefish in various forms (smoked, pickled, sausage) right on the dock. Thill's is Marquette's last commercial fishing operation, and it hauls in fat catches daily...
Motor City fires up crisp-crusted pizzas in its brick oven, though you might be tempted to make a meal of house-brewed beer (Ghettoblaster wins praise) or the local cheese plate...
Take a seat in a chunky wood swivel chair is this cozy, diner-esque eatery and chow down on a duck reuben and truffle-mayo-dipped fries, alongside a cold beer. Eggy brunch dishes are a big hit and served all day.
Those craving creative fish and meat dishes, crepes or chicken-pear-brie panini can warm up in Coco's . Michigan berry pie and house-crafted Belgian chocolates sweeten the lengthy dessert menu.
Planked whitefish, pan-fried perch and other fresh-from-the-lake fish, meat and pasta dishes stuff diners at this year-round local hang-out with a bar and outdoor seating. Operated by the Grand Hotel.
The shop that launched the foodie frenzy, Z's piles local, organic and specialty ingredients onto towering sandwiches in a sprawling downtown complex that also includes a coffee shop and bakery.
Detroit's earthy types huddle round the hearth at Avalon, where its fresh-baked bread (like scallion dill or country Italian) makes an excellent base for the sandwiches it serves.
Buy a bulging slice, or pick apples and peaches in the surrounding orchards. Crane's is in Fennville, 3 miles south on the Blue Star Hwy, then 4 miles inland on Hwy 89.
The Cass is a bohemian art gallery fused with a bar and restaurant that serves soups, sandwiches and veggie beauties, like the lentil-walnut burger. Service can be fickle.
This humming pub turns out terrific broasted (combining broiling and roasting) chicken, fish tacos, lamb lollipops and gumbo in a cozy, wood-floored room.
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