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Find 'Juicy Steaks' at Alley Cow Grille; Cafe Muse 'Offers Solid Value'

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Cafe Muse
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— Serena Maria Daniels enlightens steak lovers on a Hamtramck summer staple, Alley Cow Grille: A cookout hosted by the proprietor of Baker Streetcar Bar, Alley cow is "the Friday night only, unofficial steakhouse of Hamtramck." For protein "the juicy steaks — Rock's Rib Eye and Streetcar Strip — are each 12 ounces and hit that sweet spot of having the right amount of protein, lined with just enough fatty, charred bark on the outside." All the meats "come out with nice, smoky charred ends for that backyard cookout flavor." [Metro Times]

— Molly Abraham spotlights Royal Oak's Café Muse as it marks its 10th anniversary: "Café Muse offers solid value, especially given the quality, because [Greg] Reyner, who is the chef as well as the proprietor, is focused on fresh ingredients from local sources whenever possible." The eatery's dishes are consistent in approach and "its owners aren't tempted to jump on the latest trend bandwagon." Still, the restaurant manages to stay fresh with its approach. Chef Reynor "puts a Moroccan glaze on pork tenderloin, adds a short rib to mac and cheese and gives scallops a dusting of curry." Three stars. [Detroit News]

Baker Streetcar Bar

9817 Joseph Campau Avenue, , MI 48212 (313) 873-8296

Café Muse

418 South Washington Avenue, , MI 48067 (248) 544-4749 Visit Website