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GreenSpace Café Is ‘Truly Spectacular’; Arthur Avenue Is ‘Fun and Affordable'

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Serena Maria Daniels tests the vegan cuisine at Greenspace Café: Daniels calls the restaurant "truly spectacular," starting with the "must-try" grilled avocado that comes stuffed with pico de gallo and slathered in enchilada sauce with fresh organic tortillas that "came out warm and thick, like how abuela would make them at home." For entrees, the critic likes the tamale pie: "It instantly had us thinking of our mom's red enchiladas, sans gooey cheese, of course. A rich, smoky sauce, red bell peppers, tomato, corn, and black beans, works perfectly between layers of hearty organic white masa." [Metro Times]

Molly Abraham dines on Italian-American fare at Arthur Avenue: "Arthur Avenue does not try to pretend that it is presenting refined Italian fare," the critic writes. "This is meatball, sausage and peppers, garlic bread, and spumoni Italian, with décor to match." Abraham's minestrone is packed with veggies and comes to the table quickly. The "the still-a-bit-shaky staff is friendly and accommodating." The critic doesn't try to oversell her experience: "Arthur Avenue probably won't knock your socks off, but it's fun and affordable." Two and a half stars. [Detroit News]

Arthur Ave

260 N. Old Woodward Avenue, Birmingham, MI 248-480-0768

GreenSpace Cafe

215 West Nine Mile Road, , MI 48220 (248) 206-7510 Visit Website