Food and Drink
👋 Hey, it's Sam! New Center's Yum Village serves some of the best authentic Afro-Caribbean dishes in town.
The intrigue: Try the sweet plantains, jerk chicken, and jollof rice bowl if it's your first time. Branch out to the curry goat or jerk oxtail with truffle oil greens on your next visit.
Southwest Detroit Restaurant Week is back in action this weekend after two years of pandemic shutdowns.
What's happening: About 20 Latin restaurants are offering exclusive heritage dishes from today through Oct. 9.
👋 Howdy, Everett here. I'm writing to you from Nick's Grecian House, my new favorite greasy spoon.
Flashback: I've lived in 15 different cities. So before moving to Michigan in the spring, stability was fleeting.
👋 Annalise here. I adore pumpkin baked goods, ranging back to the days when my dad would make several loaves of pumpkin bread at a time. I'd nab big hunks for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert … second dessert …
So here are some Detroit businesses where I — and you, dear readers — can sate those cravings this fall.
Freya was just named one of the 50 best restaurants in the country by the New York Times.
Driving the news: NYT's exclusive list is put together by food reporters, editors and critics traveling the country in search of the best restaurants.
Michigan's largest craft breweries mostly rebounded in 2021 after being crippled by the pandemic.
The state of beer: Williamston-based Old Nation Brewing — the state's fastest growing major craft brewery that produces at least 5,000 barrels — had an 18% increase in sales, according to an exclusive Axios analysis of data from the Brewers Association.
Set among the rolling hills and farms just outside Traverse City, you'll find Michigan's best new destination brewery.
What to know: Farm Club's beers are a showcase of subtlety in a craft beer market gone crazy.
👋 Hey, it's Sam. I just discovered Big Bo's Grill is the best food truck at Campus Martius' weekly Wednesday food truck rally.
The intrigue: I refused to eat inside the Huntington Center during the auto show yesterday, so I walked up Woodward and found one food truck still open: Big Bo's. There was a big line, but it didn't take long — the cashier told me they are a favorite among downtown employees.
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