Le Petit Zinc--another lunch winner in Detroit
A little slice of Paris in an ugly, graffiti-scarred building on Trumbull--that's Detroit for you! You enter at the rear (on Howard), walking through a garden that's going to have herb beds, a fountain, and outdoor seating in good weather. There's a bar (liquor license on the way but not there yet), topped with zinc (a common French practice, hence the name), and about eight tables. Menu offers crepes (both lunch and dessert), salads, and baguette sandwiches. We had a smoked salmon sandwich with hard-boiled egg and lettuce (very good) and a roasted-vegetable-and-goat cheese baguette (incredible), along with a chocolate-banana crepe and coffees, getting out for less than twenty bucks. Hip vibe. Some people have said it can be slow, but we got the food promptly, and the service was tops. A real find in Corktown. Breakfast also available.