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Food near Wayne State?

asheblogs May 4, 2010 07:25 PM

I'm taking classes at Wayne and always end up grabbing a sandwich at Jimmy John's on Anthony Wayne Drive because it's the only thing I know where is. (Einstein's closes early and I haven't been greatly impressed with the salad or pizza place on the same strip.)

So what else is within a short walk that I don't know about?

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  1. JanPrimus RE: asheblogs May 4, 2010 08:01 PM

    Shangri-La on Cass


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      orangewhip RE: asheblogs May 5, 2010 09:21 AM

      Motor City Brewing Company.

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        chowchowbrowncow RE: asheblogs May 5, 2010 11:57 AM

        Union Street on Woodward

        Union Street Restaurant
        4145 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

        1. coney with everything RE: asheblogs May 5, 2010 12:10 PM

          Traffic Jam & Snug

          Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant
          511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201

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            Jim M RE: asheblogs May 5, 2010 12:22 PM

            If you like Korean food, hit Wasabi on Woodward (address is 15 E. Kirby, and you can also enter from lobby of the Park Shelton). Some unusual Korean items. Also good sushi, and they have a nifty hwedupbab (Korean-style sushi) with a raw quail egg on top. They will leave off the egg if you ask them to. They now have alcohol.

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              asheblogs RE: Jim M May 6, 2010 07:25 AM

              Awesome. I pretty much like everything, and haven't had Korean food since my last trip to the West Coast.

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              worldwarz RE: asheblogs May 6, 2010 04:05 AM

              Kitchen open till 11pm Mon-thur till 1am fri-sat
              Spinoff of Lapita in Dearborn

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                trapani RE: asheblogs May 6, 2010 05:08 PM

                Avalon Bakery on Willis (by Cass). You can grab a sandwich, hunk of focaccia, or just some fine pastry or cookies. Good coffee too.

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                  uhockey RE: trapani Jun 12, 2010 04:16 PM

                  You really can't top what Avalon is putting out there. Great work, healthy, organic - good service, as well.


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                  AmyIM RE: asheblogs May 8, 2010 08:08 PM

                  According to my husband, who works there, with my own comments:

                  Byblos, across from the Academic Administration Building, has delicious Middle Eastern. There's also decent pizza at Circa, and Good Girls Go to Paris Crepes next to Wasabi. There's a good cafe at the International Institute as well, but their hours are spotty.Stay away from Lefty's unless you like way too much cheese on your pizza.

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                    Jim M RE: AmyIM May 8, 2010 11:49 PM

                    Yep, GGGtP is a lot of fun.


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                      interplanetjanet RE: AmyIM May 11, 2010 09:40 AM

                      Byblos hands down, has the best cheese sambusac in the world.

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                      asheblogs RE: asheblogs Jun 11, 2010 09:22 AM

                      Thanks everybody! I'd missed Byblos and the various places on Kirby. I knew I'd heard of more in the area.

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                        Jim M RE: asheblogs Jun 11, 2010 01:48 PM

                        BTW, I just went to La Pita on Cass last night and had a great dinner. Try the Femme Fatale smoothie, which has coconut in it. Extremely tasty and refreshing!

                        La Pita
                        5056 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

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