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Feb 20, 2008 05:37 AM

Blue Star Café, Detroit?

Just walked by the Blue Star Café on Congress--I think the place is pretty new, because I've never noticed it before. They had three soups on the menu, including chili, and it looked like one of those vaguely Southern-oriented home-cooked food places in Detroit that can be pretty good sometimes. Has anyone tried it? Thanx for any info from the Motown hounds.

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    1. OK, answering my own question here. I finally stopped in today with a friend. We split an order of ribs, which came with two sides--we had collards with smoked turkey and the "Memphis-style" chili, which was fine but hard to see as different from ordinary stovetop chili. The ribs were very tender and the collards had that downhome flavor. With a large drink, the whole thing came to less than ten bucks, and there was more than enough for two. Good cheap taste of Detroit downtown. There was also spinach-stuffed salmon on the menu for some ridiculously low price like $7.95, but it was sold out by the time we got there. At 1 p.m. we got the only open table. To whoever was asking about soups before, they seem to have three different ones every day; portions are large and prices low.