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Jun 27, 2011 11:38 AM

DTW ideas

Dear all,

After 6 years away, I am moving back to Detroit (the Royal Oak area). I have been catching up on the board, but would appreciate your thoughts on the following categories:

Great local places (places to go for casual weeknight dinners - especially ethnic),
Great upscale places (date night ideas - I had dinner at Roast recently and loved it),
Places worth the drive (where to go if I am leaving the Woodward corridor).

I know this is really broad and that I will have many years to explore the best that Detroit has to offer, but I'd certainly appreciate your thoughts.

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  1. Worth the drive:

    RUB Barbeque PUB in the Theater District, downtown;
    Maria's Comida in Hamtramck.

    1. Great Local Places
      Lockhart BBQ
      Slow's BBQ

      Upscale Places
      Forest Grill (In my opinion, the best restaurant in SE Michigan, but I have not been to Roast)
      Iridescence (Great restaurant inside the MotorCity Casino)

      Worth the Drive
      Beezy's Cafe in Ypsilanti (Good sandwich shop)
      Sweet 220 (Good sweets, but have a limited selection)

      That should get you started.

      Forest Grill Restaurant
      735 Forest Ave Ste 100, Birmingham, MI 48009

      20 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

      1. Mon Jin Lau at 15 Mile Road and Stephenson in Troy is one of my favorite restraurants in the area. Asian/Fusion cuisine. Casual.


        Mon Jin Lau Restaurant
        1515 E Maple Rd, Troy, MI 48083