Courtney Ochab, Editor Detroit Beer Press: Every beer enthusiast was waiting in the cold for Hopcat's doors to open and I was no exception. Johnny Noodle King has also been a huge impact, especially when you're searching for something warm and filling in the upcoming cold months.
Victoria Trudeau, Former Editor Eater Detroit: Antietam's new staff is incredible, by far my favorite meal at a new Detroit restaurant this year, I'm an escargot pâté convert, they've proven that grits aren't boring, and that oxtail is just blissfully good. Wright & Co., as mentioned (previously), is my new neighborhood favorite, the food is solid and the drinks are innovative, it's a safe bet that everyone will find something they like on the menu. And it's a bit of a drive, but every time I go to Rose's Fine Food I just want to go right back again, because they are the loveliest people serving food that is everything regular diner food wishes it could be.
Brenna Houck, Editor Eater Detroit: So many places to eat, so little time. Again with the breakfast, I'd have to say Rose's Fine Food. "That Green Dude" is delicious and a little bit different every time. The donuts there are pretty spectacular and I like the relaxed diner feel. As far as popups, I really enjoyed my meal from Norma G's at Popupalooza and oxtail pho from Tuktuk-Tuktuk. I had an excellent meal at Antietam and one with Katoi, which introduced me to some exciting flavors.
Chow Down Detroit: Selden Standard and Wright & Co.
Hannah Lowe, Freelance Journalist: Aventura.
Josh Smith, Reader: Ottava Via, Johnny Noodle King.
Kat Rembacki, Editor Core Detroit: Selden Standard—amazing food, wonderful service. Absolutely worth the wait. Wright & Co. It's high-energy but comfortable, and the food is delish. If you haven't tried the warm dates with bacon, you're missing out.