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  • Byblos Cafe & Grill
    • Neighborhood: Midtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted

    Sometimes when ethnic restaurants try too hard to adjust their authentic recipes for a western palate, we end up with a sad, watered down version of the exotic dishes that make their cuisine so wonderful. Byblos Cafe & Grill in Midtown has figured out the secret to fusing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes with classic American lunch f [...]

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  • Rono’s Family Dining
    • Neighborhood: Northwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    Lounging at a table in Rono’s Family Dining - with its laid back atmosphere and island tunes softly washing over you - it’s easy to close your eyes and forget that you have to be back at work in 20 minutes. The humble dining room isn’t much to look at, but the food itself will transport you to a tropical locale. Rono’s specializes in car [...]

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  • Rubbed
    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    There’s a giant sloth attacking the Empire State Building. Biplanes - some of them on fire and in distress - buzz around his head. It’s chaos, but the sloth doesn’t seem to know. He just continues hugging the skyscraper with a sleepy smile on his face. That’s because he’s several feet tall and painted in that position. The playful composi [...]

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  • Dime Store
    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • Price Level:   
    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted

    The lovely thing about Dime Store’s menu is that you can eat as healthy or as indulgently as you desire. When you stop by for breakfast, you can fuel up with fluffy omelettes, steel cut oats, or breakfast sandwiches like a house-made turkey sausage with spinach tomato and egg white, or the tomato, avocado and egg. Or, if you’re feeling na [...]

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  • Rose’s Fine Food
    • Neighborhood: Rivertown & Southeast
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Has weekend brunch.
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    Do not be fooled by the humble outward appearance of Rose’s Fine Food. There are some big flavors turning out of the tiny kitchen of this vintage diner. Rose’s launched a soft opening on Friday, July 11, and already seems to be getting a warm reception from the neighborhood. Cousins Molly Mitchell and Lucy Carnaghi opened the little diner in [...]

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  • Las Cazuelas
    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    Food from a gas station is normally something we’d resort to only in dire straights: on long road trips when the options are slim, or when we’re low on fuel and short on time. We usually end up with lukewarm hot dogs that have been rolling over a grill for hours or prepackaged sandwiches of unknown origin. But in the case of Las Cazuelas Gr [...]

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  • Marcus Hamburgers
    • Neighborhood: Northeast
    • Price Level:   
    • Free Parking Available

    If you walk into Marcus Hamburgers expecting a traditional hamburger slider, get ready for a curveball. The burgers here are served in hot dog buns. Unlike a conventional round hamburger patty, Marcus burgers are rectangular. Their odd shape fits perfectly into their non-traditional vessel. A steady stream of regulars have kept Marcus Hamburgers [...]

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  • Bucharest Grill
    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
    • Price Level:   
    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends, Late Night
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Cards Accepted

    Your first bite of chicken shawarma at Bucharest Grill is a life-changing experience. The flavors of the tender, spicy chicken surrounded by crisp veggies, topped with creamy garlic sauce and enveloped in a fresh pita wrap will send you swirling into a state of bliss. It’s easy to see why Detroiters in-the-know are so enamoured with this spot. [...]

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  • El Asador Steakhouse
    • Neighborhood: Corktown & Southwest
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    • Open for: Lunch, Dinner, Weekends
    • Cards Accepted
    • Free Parking Available

    If your experience with Mexican fare is limited to tacos and burritos, El Asador is the perfect spot to branch out. Your taste buds will thank you. You’ll find this modern Mexican steakhouse discretely tucked away in the Springwells community of Southwest Detroit. It’s an elegant breath of fresh air among the casual taquerias and hole-in-the [...]

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