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The exterior of the new Ima Izakaya in Corktown
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The Hottest New Restaurants in Detroit, August 2022

From ambitious izakaya offerings in Corktown to fresh-made pasta in Royal Oak, here’s where to eat right now

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The exterior of the new Ima Izakaya in Corktown
| Photo by Serena Maria Daniels

It’s about midway through the summer and with that, a number of new dining options around metro Detroit. Among the newest offerings, an expanded view into Ima owner Mike Ransom’s background in fine dining, a new pizzeria that promises to “keep pizza weird,” and a new spot in Royal Oak for fresh-made pasta.

This month, Sozai, Detroit Pizza Bar, Bink’s Grill, and Torta Express make their exits from the map to make way for Ima Izakaya, Pizza Cat Max, and Pastaio Handmade Pasta & Pizza.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Pastaio Handmade Pasta & Pizza | Royal Oak

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Pastaio Royal Oak flung open its doors in the former HopCat space in Royal Oak. The restaurant, owned by Florida-based Pasqualle Lamarra. Lamarra, features brick oven pizza and house-made pasta. Lamarra told Crain’s that all three of property’s floors are being used, including a nightclub that occupies the upper two levels.

Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen

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Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen opened its doors in Ferndale in March, ushering in a much-needed boost to Oakland County’s Mexican food world. The bar features 30 different types of agave spirits, while the menu includes an impressive lineup of tacos, including birria, fish, campechano (a blend of chorizo and carne asada), and alambre — with bacon, chorizo, melted cheese, and choice of chicken or steak.

Trap Vegan

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Trap Vegan made its debut in Detroit’s Green Acres neighborhood on the west side in November, adding to the city’s offerings of meatless restaurant menus. Owner Jasmine Raiford has developed a menu that will convert any discriminating meat-eater, with a variety of vegan burgers such as the BJ Burger made with grilled barbecue jackfruit and topped with grilled onions, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, avocado spread, and the spot’s “Trap Sauce” — all served on a grilled brioche bun. Also expect a variety of smoothies, juices, acai bowls, salads, and loaded nachos.

Petty Cash

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This New American restaurant draws from the legacy of Black Southern culinary traditions and brings an “upscale casual” dining experience to the Avenue of Fashion. The spot, which opened its doors July 7, is helmed by three veterans in the local food scene, including Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles founder and former NFL player Ron Bartell. Partner and chef Dominic McCord brings with him experience working in several downtown and suburban fine dining destinations. Guests can expect Southern cooking techniques that incorporate inspiration from other regions across the globe, including northern Africa, the Middle East, and Mediterranean on a seasonal, vegan-friendly menu.

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A mural designed by Detroit artist Desiree Kelly on the exterior of Petty Cash on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion.
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This new Rosedale Park cafe celebrated its opening on June 11. Owned and operated by Charity Dean and Heather Zygmontowicz, the spot is named after Dean’s great-grandmother, Rosa Malone, who was among the first Black families to move to the community generations ago. According to the Freep, the founders surveyed residents to better serve the needs of the community. On top of coffee sourced by Black-woman-owned coffee roaster, Fast Haus Coffee Roasting Co., the duo are looking to offer breakfast and lunch, extend hours into the evening, host community events, and possibly offer beer and wine — all amenities identified in their survey.

Ex-Wife's Famous Chicken

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A restaurant with the very intriguing name Ex-Wife’s Famous Chicken, debuted in Dearborn on May 2. The menu is remarkably true to its theme with Side Chicks (sides) and Child Support (kid’s menu) to accompany the fried chicken sandwiches and chicken tender meals. The restaurant seems to have big plans for expansion, with eight additional locations listed as “coming soon” on its website. For now, folk can dine-in or place an order online for takeout or delivery.

Kudos Taproom & Fieldhouse

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A new family-friendly “eatertainment” complex, Kudos Taproom and Fieldhouse, opened May 21 in Taylor, offering guests nearly 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activities. On top of a lineup of shareable snacks like queso blanco and chips, buffalo bacon chicken dip, and walking nachos, the spot also offers a full bar with beers, spirits, and wine for the grownups. For fun, guests can practice their axe-throwing, play retro arcade games, or toss the beanbags for cornhole.

Aliz Seafood House

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This new spot in Dearborn opened around early May and serves Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine, but with a seafood twist. Many of the classic offerings one would find in a traditional Middle Eastern restaurant are available here, including skewers, hummus, grilled kibbie, and kofta sandwiches, with one key distinction: except for beef, lamb, chicken, or other typical proteins, at Aliz, it’s all prepared with a variety of marinated or spicy fish or shrimp. The menu is rounded out with entrees like roasted red snapper, grilled salmon with herbs, as well as casseroles and shrimp biryani.

Tacos del Barrio

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Father and son team, Christian and Julián Muñoz, launched a new fleet of food trucks in May in southwest Detroit, Tacos del Barrio and The Real Boss. Tacos del Barrio has locations at West Vernor and Central and Vernor and Dix, while The Real Boss joins the taco truck at the Vernor-Dix spot. Tacos del Barrio offers many of the classic taco truck fare, including tacos al pastor, tacos de lengua (beef tongue), and quesabirria, as well as hot dogs, tortas, and ramen birria. The Real Boss focuses more on barbecue and draws inspiration from the founders’ Argentine background with sandwiches like the Choriboy and Steak Bomba loaded with garlicky chimichurri. Both locations have ample outdoor covered seating.

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The menu at Tacos del Barrio, a new fleet of taco trucks to hit southwest Detroit.
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Ladder 4 Wine Bar

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Set in a historic firehouse in Southwest Detroit, Ladder 4 operates as a bar and retail wine shop, with more than 200 varieties for sale, with a particular focus on natural wines. The space hosts live music events and pop-ups, and features three patios and a spacious backyard. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

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The bar area inside Ladder 4, a new wine bar and shop set inside a historic Detroit firehouse in Southwest Detroit.
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Sakura Hibachi Grill

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Detroit’s entrepreneurial Mexican community has evolved in recent years from focusing primarily on Mexican food to other cuisine. Sakura Hibachi Grill food truck is one such example. Run by a veteran chef at the Dearborn Benihana, this mobile restaurant opened in spring of 2021 and is situated behind a residence at 3109 Roosevelt St. The menu consists of hibachi-style rice and noodle bowls with veggies and choice of steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon, and sometimes lobster. The truck is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but be sure to call in orders because this spot sells out quickly.

Ima Izakaya

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Ima founder Mike Ransom is now flexing his background in fine dining with the opening of Ima Izakaya in July inside the space formerly occupied by Gold Cash Gold. Guests can expect many of the growing chain’s casual favorites, such as its popular udon, pho, rice bowls, shrimp dumplings, and chicken karaage. In addition, Ransom adds a touch of creativity with new arrivals like hamachi crudo made with yellowtail, yuzu-lemon confit, jalapeno, micro cilantro, and black sea salt, robata grill with skewered bites, market cut meats, and a more robust bar menu. The new spot replaces Ima’s original Corktown location just down the street.

Momento Gelato Cafe

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Momento Gelato opened on January 5 at 2120 Trumbull, as part of the Elton Park mixed-use development, next door to the longstanding UFO Factory. The Italian-style ice cream parlor specializes in using all natural ingredients and the menu features seasonal flavors, espresso drinks, and a delightful affogato.

The interior of the Momento Gelato cafe in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood with pastel-colored subway tiles and a gelato display case.
The interior pays a subtle homage to the classic ice cream parlor with pastel-colored subway tiles.
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Seasons Market & Cafe

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The newly open Seasons Market features the Garden Cafe has sustainability in mind. Built using reclaimed materials, Seasons Market pays the many Michigan-based food vendors fair wages for its products. Guests can select a variety of packaged lunch items like salads, grain bowls, and baked goods, curated from local makers like Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, and Detroit Vegan Soul. Grab some lunch and have a seat upstairs in the market’s loft with near 360-degree views of the surrounding neighborhood. During the warmer months, dine and socialize on the outdoor garden patio.

A woman inside a market in front of a fridge below a sign that says farmer’s stand.
The grocery and cafe sections of Seasons Market, a new “good food” grocery and eatery. Guests can grab packaged meals from Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, Detroit Vegan Soul and other local vendors at this new Midtown market.
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Super Crisp

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Ima chef and restaurateur Mike Ransom is building on his success with Asian-inspired sandwiches with his newest venture, Super Crisp, a fast-casual eatery conveniently located next to Ima’s Midtown location. Featuring Ransom’s karaage twice-fried sandwiches (available in chicken, fish, and tofu form), wasabi and kimchi burgers, a curry hot dog, plus miso soups, salads, and snacks, Super Crisp offers a quick fix for the Wayne State folks on the run.

Charminar Biryani House - Express

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Muslims and folks wanting to incorporate more halal food into their eating routines have another fast-casual Indian-style option in Charminar Biryani Express, located across the street from Wayne State University. The restaurant offers a takeout-friendly menu featuring prepared entrees, appetizers, and sides, including butter chicken, chicken 65, and tandoori chicken, as well as a variety of vegan-friendly selections.

Bar Pigalle

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This long-anticipated “playful French” inspired cocktail bar and restaurant flung open its doors on June 23 on the ground level of the historic Carlton Lofts in Brush Park. Behind the project, Joseph Allerton and Travis Fourmont, both alumni of the shuttered Michael Symon’s Roast. Named after the Parisian neighborhood, Quartier Pigalle — known for its nightlife, bars, and bistros — the space gives off unpretentious French brasserie vibes and a high caliber dining and drinking experience. Expect a variety of hot or cold small plates like bison tartar and chef Nyle Flynn’s selection of oysters, or heartier entrees like a Coney-style steak and frites. At the bar, a brief selection of French wines, a cocktail menu that highlights French spirits, and bottles of Budweiser, Jolly Pumpkin on draft or in the bottle, and other select craft brews and ciders.

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To the left, Travis Fourmont, and Joseph Allerton, partners of the newly opened Bar Pigalle in Brush Park.
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Cash Only Supper Club

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Cash Only Supper Club is the latest in fine dining options, situated below Prime + Proper steakhouse in downtown’s Capitol Park district. Folks might have remember this place as a “members-only” nightclub when it and its upstairs neighbor opened in 2019. Now the space, which flung open its doors on May 20, is open to anyone who can afford the $175 price tag for a seven-course menu and its “strict fancy cocktail to black-tie dress code.” The menu changes monthly, with current offerings including lobster tartlet, uni crispy rice, A5 Miyazaki wagyu, king crab Vera Cruz, short rib on the bone, salmon and sorrel, along with a table-side “Cash Caesar,” and truffle risotto. Despite the name of the place, credit and debit cards are accepted. The 1,500-square-foot space seats 52 guests — including six spots at the bar — comprised mostly of two-top and four-top tables, features soft lighting, and decor inspired by both the Art Deco and Hollywood glam eras.

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Some of the food offerings at Cash Only Supper Club, which opened in May below Prime and Proper in downtown.
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Pizza Cat Max

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Toledo, Ohio-born Pizza Cat swung open in Detroit’s Greektown in July with the ambition to “keep pizza weird.” Oddball toppings include Hot Cheetos, pickles, orange secret sauce, mustard, or brisket. The full-service, sit-down pizza shop and bar also features steamed bagel sandwiches such as the Monroe & Central Brisket that comes with barbecue sauce, smoked beef brisket, a six-cheese cheddar blend and cocktails with wacky names like the Mr. Bigglesworth, a nod to the hairless pet cat that belongs to Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movie.

Breadless

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Looking for ways to enjoy a delicious sandwich, without the carbs? Breadless opened its doors in March on East Jefferson Avenue, featuring a line of sandwiches that are wrapped in greens instead of bread. Enjoy sandwiches like the Cloud 9 Pastrami loaded with havarti cheese, shredded cabbage, pickle, red onions, spicy ground mustard, house-made reuben sauce — all in a collard green vessel.

Pastaio Handmade Pasta & Pizza | Royal Oak

Pastaio Royal Oak flung open its doors in the former HopCat space in Royal Oak. The restaurant, owned by Florida-based Pasqualle Lamarra. Lamarra, features brick oven pizza and house-made pasta. Lamarra told Crain’s that all three of property’s floors are being used, including a nightclub that occupies the upper two levels.

Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen

Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen opened its doors in Ferndale in March, ushering in a much-needed boost to Oakland County’s Mexican food world. The bar features 30 different types of agave spirits, while the menu includes an impressive lineup of tacos, including birria, fish, campechano (a blend of chorizo and carne asada), and alambre — with bacon, chorizo, melted cheese, and choice of chicken or steak.

Trap Vegan

Trap Vegan made its debut in Detroit’s Green Acres neighborhood on the west side in November, adding to the city’s offerings of meatless restaurant menus. Owner Jasmine Raiford has developed a menu that will convert any discriminating meat-eater, with a variety of vegan burgers such as the BJ Burger made with grilled barbecue jackfruit and topped with grilled onions, mushrooms, pepper jack cheese, avocado spread, and the spot’s “Trap Sauce” — all served on a grilled brioche bun. Also expect a variety of smoothies, juices, acai bowls, salads, and loaded nachos.

Petty Cash

A dark colored brick building with a mural that says Black Dollars Matter
A mural designed by Detroit artist Desiree Kelly on the exterior of Petty Cash on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion.
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This New American restaurant draws from the legacy of Black Southern culinary traditions and brings an “upscale casual” dining experience to the Avenue of Fashion. The spot, which opened its doors July 7, is helmed by three veterans in the local food scene, including Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles founder and former NFL player Ron Bartell. Partner and chef Dominic McCord brings with him experience working in several downtown and suburban fine dining destinations. Guests can expect Southern cooking techniques that incorporate inspiration from other regions across the globe, including northern Africa, the Middle East, and Mediterranean on a seasonal, vegan-friendly menu.

A dark colored brick building with a mural that says Black Dollars Matter
A mural designed by Detroit artist Desiree Kelly on the exterior of Petty Cash on the Livernois Avenue of Fashion.
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Rosa

This new Rosedale Park cafe celebrated its opening on June 11. Owned and operated by Charity Dean and Heather Zygmontowicz, the spot is named after Dean’s great-grandmother, Rosa Malone, who was among the first Black families to move to the community generations ago. According to the Freep, the founders surveyed residents to better serve the needs of the community. On top of coffee sourced by Black-woman-owned coffee roaster, Fast Haus Coffee Roasting Co., the duo are looking to offer breakfast and lunch, extend hours into the evening, host community events, and possibly offer beer and wine — all amenities identified in their survey.

Ex-Wife's Famous Chicken

A restaurant with the very intriguing name Ex-Wife’s Famous Chicken, debuted in Dearborn on May 2. The menu is remarkably true to its theme with Side Chicks (sides) and Child Support (kid’s menu) to accompany the fried chicken sandwiches and chicken tender meals. The restaurant seems to have big plans for expansion, with eight additional locations listed as “coming soon” on its website. For now, folk can dine-in or place an order online for takeout or delivery.

Kudos Taproom & Fieldhouse

A new family-friendly “eatertainment” complex, Kudos Taproom and Fieldhouse, opened May 21 in Taylor, offering guests nearly 60,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor activities. On top of a lineup of shareable snacks like queso blanco and chips, buffalo bacon chicken dip, and walking nachos, the spot also offers a full bar with beers, spirits, and wine for the grownups. For fun, guests can practice their axe-throwing, play retro arcade games, or toss the beanbags for cornhole.

Aliz Seafood House

This new spot in Dearborn opened around early May and serves Middle Eastern-inspired cuisine, but with a seafood twist. Many of the classic offerings one would find in a traditional Middle Eastern restaurant are available here, including skewers, hummus, grilled kibbie, and kofta sandwiches, with one key distinction: except for beef, lamb, chicken, or other typical proteins, at Aliz, it’s all prepared with a variety of marinated or spicy fish or shrimp. The menu is rounded out with entrees like roasted red snapper, grilled salmon with herbs, as well as casseroles and shrimp biryani.

Tacos del Barrio

A menu printed on black and affixed to a taco trailer
The menu at Tacos del Barrio, a new fleet of taco trucks to hit southwest Detroit.
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Father and son team, Christian and Julián Muñoz, launched a new fleet of food trucks in May in southwest Detroit, Tacos del Barrio and The Real Boss. Tacos del Barrio has locations at West Vernor and Central and Vernor and Dix, while The Real Boss joins the taco truck at the Vernor-Dix spot. Tacos del Barrio offers many of the classic taco truck fare, including tacos al pastor, tacos de lengua (beef tongue), and quesabirria, as well as hot dogs, tortas, and ramen birria. The Real Boss focuses more on barbecue and draws inspiration from the founders’ Argentine background with sandwiches like the Choriboy and Steak Bomba loaded with garlicky chimichurri. Both locations have ample outdoor covered seating.

A menu printed on black and affixed to a taco trailer
The menu at Tacos del Barrio, a new fleet of taco trucks to hit southwest Detroit.
Serena Maria Daniels

Ladder 4 Wine Bar

A bar with four chair set in front of it with shelving stocked with wine bottles overhead, a black sign with white lettering, and white subway tiles.
The bar area inside Ladder 4, a new wine bar and shop set inside a historic Detroit firehouse in Southwest Detroit.
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Set in a historic firehouse in Southwest Detroit, Ladder 4 operates as a bar and retail wine shop, with more than 200 varieties for sale, with a particular focus on natural wines. The space hosts live music events and pop-ups, and features three patios and a spacious backyard. Hours are 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, and 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays.

A bar with four chair set in front of it with shelving stocked with wine bottles overhead, a black sign with white lettering, and white subway tiles.
The bar area inside Ladder 4, a new wine bar and shop set inside a historic Detroit firehouse in Southwest Detroit.
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Sakura Hibachi Grill

Detroit’s entrepreneurial Mexican community has evolved in recent years from focusing primarily on Mexican food to other cuisine. Sakura Hibachi Grill food truck is one such example. Run by a veteran chef at the Dearborn Benihana, this mobile restaurant opened in spring of 2021 and is situated behind a residence at 3109 Roosevelt St. The menu consists of hibachi-style rice and noodle bowls with veggies and choice of steak, chicken, shrimp, salmon, and sometimes lobster. The truck is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, but be sure to call in orders because this spot sells out quickly.

Ima Izakaya

Ima founder Mike Ransom is now flexing his background in fine dining with the opening of Ima Izakaya in July inside the space formerly occupied by Gold Cash Gold. Guests can expect many of the growing chain’s casual favorites, such as its popular udon, pho, rice bowls, shrimp dumplings, and chicken karaage. In addition, Ransom adds a touch of creativity with new arrivals like hamachi crudo made with yellowtail, yuzu-lemon confit, jalapeno, micro cilantro, and black sea salt, robata grill with skewered bites, market cut meats, and a more robust bar menu. The new spot replaces Ima’s original Corktown location just down the street.

Momento Gelato Cafe

The interior of the Momento Gelato cafe in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood with pastel-colored subway tiles and a gelato display case.
The interior pays a subtle homage to the classic ice cream parlor with pastel-colored subway tiles.
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Momento Gelato opened on January 5 at 2120 Trumbull, as part of the Elton Park mixed-use development, next door to the longstanding UFO Factory. The Italian-style ice cream parlor specializes in using all natural ingredients and the menu features seasonal flavors, espresso drinks, and a delightful affogato.

The interior of the Momento Gelato cafe in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood with pastel-colored subway tiles and a gelato display case.
The interior pays a subtle homage to the classic ice cream parlor with pastel-colored subway tiles.
Gerard + Belevender

Seasons Market & Cafe

A woman inside a market in front of a fridge below a sign that says farmer’s stand.
The grocery and cafe sections of Seasons Market, a new “good food” grocery and eatery. Guests can grab packaged meals from Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, Detroit Vegan Soul and other local vendors at this new Midtown market.
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The newly open Seasons Market features the Garden Cafe has sustainability in mind. Built using reclaimed materials, Seasons Market pays the many Michigan-based food vendors fair wages for its products. Guests can select a variety of packaged lunch items like salads, grain bowls, and baked goods, curated from local makers like Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, and Detroit Vegan Soul. Grab some lunch and have a seat upstairs in the market’s loft with near 360-degree views of the surrounding neighborhood. During the warmer months, dine and socialize on the outdoor garden patio.

A woman inside a market in front of a fridge below a sign that says farmer’s stand.
The grocery and cafe sections of Seasons Market, a new “good food” grocery and eatery. Guests can grab packaged meals from Yum Village, Avalon Bakery, Detroit Vegan Soul and other local vendors at this new Midtown market.
Gerard + Belevender

Super Crisp

Ima chef and restaurateur Mike Ransom is building on his success with Asian-inspired sandwiches with his newest venture, Super Crisp, a fast-casual eatery conveniently located next to Ima’s Midtown location. Featuring Ransom’s karaage twice-fried sandwiches (available in chicken, fish, and tofu form), wasabi and kimchi burgers, a curry hot dog, plus miso soups, salads, and snacks, Super Crisp offers a quick fix for the Wayne State folks on the run.

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Charminar Biryani House - Express

Muslims and folks wanting to incorporate more halal food into their eating routines have another fast-casual Indian-style option in Charminar Biryani Express, located across the street from Wayne State University. The restaurant offers a takeout-friendly menu featuring prepared entrees, appetizers, and sides, including butter chicken, chicken 65, and tandoori chicken, as well as a variety of vegan-friendly selections.

Bar Pigalle

Two men standing in an under-construction space.
To the left, Travis Fourmont, and Joseph Allerton, partners of the newly opened Bar Pigalle in Brush Park.
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This long-anticipated “playful French” inspired cocktail bar and restaurant flung open its doors on June 23 on the ground level of the historic Carlton Lofts in Brush Park. Behind the project, Joseph Allerton and Travis Fourmont, both alumni of the shuttered Michael Symon’s Roast. Named after the Parisian neighborhood, Quartier Pigalle — known for its nightlife, bars, and bistros — the space gives off unpretentious French brasserie vibes and a high caliber dining and drinking experience. Expect a variety of hot or cold small plates like bison tartar and chef Nyle Flynn’s selection of oysters, or heartier entrees like a Coney-style steak and frites. At the bar, a brief selection of French wines, a cocktail menu that highlights French spirits, and bottles of Budweiser, Jolly Pumpkin on draft or in the bottle, and other select craft brews and ciders.

Two men standing in an under-construction space.
To the left, Travis Fourmont, and Joseph Allerton, partners of the newly opened Bar Pigalle in Brush Park.
Bureau Detroit

Cash Only Supper Club

Three pieces of food plated on a long white dish
Some of the food offerings at Cash Only Supper Club, which opened in May below Prime and Proper in downtown.
Cash Only Supper Club

Cash Only Supper Club is the latest in fine dining options, situated below Prime + Proper steakhouse in downtown’s Capitol Park district. Folks might have remember this place as a “members-only” nightclub when it and its upstairs neighbor opened in 2019. Now the space, which flung open its doors on May 20, is open to anyone who can afford the $175 price tag for a seven-course menu and its “strict fancy cocktail to black-tie dress code.” The menu changes monthly, with current offerings including lobster tartlet, uni crispy rice, A5 Miyazaki wagyu, king crab Vera Cruz, short rib on the bone, salmon and sorrel, along with a table-side “Cash Caesar,” and truffle risotto. Despite the name of the place, credit and debit cards are accepted. The 1,500-square-foot space seats 52 guests — including six spots at the bar — comprised mostly of two-top and four-top tables, features soft lighting, and decor inspired by both the Art Deco and Hollywood glam eras.

Three pieces of food plated on a long white dish
Some of the food offerings at Cash Only Supper Club, which opened in May below Prime and Proper in downtown.
Cash Only Supper Club

Pizza Cat Max

Toledo, Ohio-born Pizza Cat swung open in Detroit’s Greektown in July with the ambition to “keep pizza weird.” Oddball toppings include Hot Cheetos, pickles, orange secret sauce, mustard, or brisket. The full-service, sit-down pizza shop and bar also features steamed bagel sandwiches such as the Monroe & Central Brisket that comes with barbecue sauce, smoked beef brisket, a six-cheese cheddar blend and cocktails with wacky names like the Mr. Bigglesworth, a nod to the hairless pet cat that belongs to Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers movie.

Breadless

Looking for ways to enjoy a delicious sandwich, without the carbs? Breadless opened its doors in March on East Jefferson Avenue, featuring a line of sandwiches that are wrapped in greens instead of bread. Enjoy sandwiches like the Cloud 9 Pastrami loaded with havarti cheese, shredded cabbage, pickle, red onions, spicy ground mustard, house-made reuben sauce — all in a collard green vessel.

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