Hitting up a strip mall all the way out in Farmington Hills this week, the Detroit News' Molly Abraham brings tales from the quasi-Russian front of Souptastik Crepes. The creperie isn't exactly Russian, she admits, but their fun name and distinctive Russian influence add a little something extra to the equation.
Abraham reserves praise for the unique, simple Russian-style crepes and solyanka (a Russian version of jambalaya), and acknowledges that even for a strip-mall joint, Souptastik is doing something different and special. Still, not special enough to merit more than two-and-a-half stars, however.
Back in the city, inside the Motor City Casino's former Saltwater Restaurant, celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck has opened his Wolfang Puck Pizzeria & Cucina, and the decor doesn't necessarily suit the intended atmosphere.
She doesn't hold the same happy feelings for the restaurant's mostly-unchanged decor from its previous incarnation, noting that "the fine-dining ambience doesn't lend itself to this kind of convivial eating." The mixed-messaging extends beyond the decor, as paper placements and constantly-refreshed silverware settings create a hodge-podge of fancy-meets-fuss-free dining.
· Souptastik in Farmington Hills Offers Refreshing...Soups, Crepes [DetroitNews]
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