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Issue 17 Out Now

New Restaurants in Detroit to Try

Trying new foods can foster understanding between different groups opening people up to new experiences. Food brings communities and families together, especially in Detroit. Detroit is known for its diversity and community. The food here is so unique that you can find any cuisine. The culture and different identities make Detroit a prime spot for food enthusiasts.

Petty Cash

A new black-owned restaurant has opened its doors on Livernois. The new eatery, Petty Cash offers southern cooking fused with North African, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean dishes. Serving food influenced by the diaspora on a seasonal and vegan-friendly menu. Owned by Ron Bartell, a former NFL player known for founding Kuzzoz chicken and waffles. Petty Cash is Co-owned by associate and chef Dominic McCord, a well-seasoned chef in Detroit’s many eateries. When you visit, opt for a fashionable look for their upscale environment and strict dress code.

Combining Seafood and Middle Eastern Food can only happen in a melting pot like Detroit. Aliz Seafood House is your traditional Middle eastern cuisine offering staples like hummus, grilled kibbie, tabouli, and lentil soups. The twist here is Aliz doesn’t offer beef, lamb, chicken, or goat. Their menu favors a complete pescatarian diet, only serving a variety of marinated and spicy fish. Although not an upscale environment, Aliz Seafood House provides comfort and a range of fish to enjoy.

Clean eating takes discipline without planning and time management, it can be hard to manage healthy meals around packed schedules. For those that need a convenient way to eat clean, Breadless has you covered. Breadless is a black-owned restaurant serving sandwiches without bread, the concept promotes healthy eating. Collard greens become the ingredient holding the sandwich together, creating a low-carb meal for all to enjoy. The main focus of Breadless is clean eating, while in addition they also emphasize the importance of bringing healthy foods to everyone and all communities.

Nostalgia is at an all-time high, with resurgences of Y2K fashion and late 90’s aesthetics. When you want to reminisce on those good days do it at Jojo’s Shake Bar, a milkshake bar serving up gourmet milkshakes, burgers, and many other comfort food staples. Jojo’s raises their vintage aesthetics with a retro design and TV screens that exclusively play 90s classics such as The Craft, Clueless, and The Breakfast Club.

Located in a restored Detroit firehouse, Ladder 4 is a wine bar that operates as a retail wine shop. Ladder 4 bar holds over 200 varieties of wine and a set menu offered on select days. Their priority is to host and serve, mainly focusing on natural wine, their oldest being 1818 Charles Le Bel inspiration.Selling wine is not the only attraction, they offer live music events, three patios, and a vast backyard.

A Wayne State Campus staple, known as Ima has been rebranded and relocated. Now known as Ima Izakaya, featuring a larger space and newly added menu items. Izakaya has taken over Gold Cash Gold’s previous space, a brunch favorite that has served Detroit for five years. The new menu includes hamachi crudo, robata grill, and an expansive alcohol list.

Tired of traditional coffee shops? Then you should try Haraz Coffee House, a traditional Yemeni coffee shop with a variety of specialty drinks. From saffron lattes, Adeni chai, and pastries made from saffron and rose milk. Haraz has unique drinks and pastries, that are sure to impress any foodie.

Detroit has an ever expanding food scene, year after year we see new restaurants make an impact and leave abruptly. Hopefully these new eateries are around to serve Detroit for many years to come.

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