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Find 'Sublime' Cheesesteaks at CIA in Wyandotte

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Cheesteak Institute of America.
Cheesteak Institute of America.
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Michael Jackman drops by Wyandotte's Cheesesteak Institute of America: Cheesesteak Institute of America, shortened to CIA, plays strongly into the Central Intelligence Agency theme with "a logo resembling the federal department" and a menu filled with headings like "Special Forces." Jackman finds the cheesesteak "sublime," adding "one newcomer to the sandwich was delighted by the way the mild white American cheese and aromatic fried onion had their way with the chopped steak, comparing it to beef stroganoff." The critic gives another vote of confidence for the roll, though "it lacked that bit of crispness on the outside you hope for in a Philly cheesesteak." [Metro Times]

Molly Abraham gives Brooklyn Street Local a shot: On the restaurant's third anniversary, Abraham paid a visit to Brooklyn Street Local in Corktown. "Décor is not the strong suit here, and those who appreciate the freshly prepared fare don't care at all," writes the critic. Co-owner Deveri Gifford "makes the quiches every morning, and judging by the fresh asparagus version that was on the menu last week, they are special." Not only does Abraham seem to enjoy the food but she pauses to appreciate the menu presentation, describing it as "straightforward and free of clichés." The restaurant earns 2.5 stars. [Detroit News]

The Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 262-6547 Visit Website

Cheesesteak Institute of America (C.I.A)

3037 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192 (734) 530-3037