No surprises here. The Detroit Free Press named Selden Standard its Restaurant of the Year. Owned by chef Andy Hollyday and Evan Hansen, the Cass Corridor eatery has been described by none other than Top Chef contestant James Rigato as "the unicorn of restaurants."
Sylvia Rector of the Free Press writes:
"Hollyday and Hansen have given us a place that could shine in any city with its rustic, seasonal, handcrafted menu; carefully chosen beverages; personable service and unpretentious atmosphere."
The reviewer suggests that customers order "four or five dishes for two, choosing some from the 'vegetables and such' section and some from the 'meats and fish' group." The spirit of urban renewal pervades the piece.
"We got a lot of comments from people saying, 'You're crazy to open a restaurant on this corner,'" Hollyday tells Rector.
"If you're doing good things," he says, "people will come and find you, even if it's a little off the path."
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