Spring has arrived at long last, which means it's time for a new edition of the Detroit Eater 38 . This regular feature seeks to list the city's key dining establishments (with a few representatives from the suburbs), on both the high and low end of the scale and with a special emphasis on the defining meals that make the city and region move.
This is our answer to that age-old question, "Can you recommend a restaurant..." These are not the best restaurants in the city, or the most buzzy (check the monthly Heat Map for that). These are the restaurants that represent a taste of the city. These are the places that make Detroit, (and Metro Detroit) in no particular order, other than somewhat geographic.
This time around we said "goodbye" for now to 3rd Street Bar/Dangerously Delicous Pies, Local Kitchen & Bar, and Taqueria Mi Pueblo. Nemo's Bar & Grill, Motor City Soul Food, and Cass Cafe were welcomed to the family, and will hopefully hang around for awhile.
The list is updated every quarter, with any restaurant left out or just starting up getting a fair shake in the interim. Did we leave out your classic Detroit eatery? Tell us about it and maybe we'll join you there soon.