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For a hearty and creative breakfast, head straight downtown to The Hudson Cafe. The Hudson Cafe carries all your traditional breakfast favorites like pancakes, omelets, french toast, eggs and waffles, but also has some more creative versions that put a whole new spin on the most important meal. They also have a substantial sandwich menu. Start your day right at The Hudson Cafe.
Wright & Company is a trendy bar and gastropub housed in a 19th-century brownstone. The interiors are cozy and familiar feeling, but still with exciting modern touches like a tin tiled ceiling and large leather booths. Drinks are carefully and lovingly prepared, utilizing fresh seasonal ingredients. The food menu is a good selection of seasonal small plates designed to share.
Selden Standard has a very simple mission, that is to serve their guests with complete honesty and humility. The restaurant's fare is modern American, whose contents are expertly-crafted out of local ingredients, meant for every palate to savor. The dishes are served small plate-style, making them perfect for sharing. Selden Standard's menu is seasonally-driven, which increases the novelty quotient of the place. The Mushroom Ragu, Grilled Duck Breast, and the Tuna Crudo are some of the staples from the menu. The restaurant's bar is one of its main attractions is manned by a team of highly-skilled mixologists, who concoct some truly innovative elixirs.
La Feria serves traditional Spanish tapas right in the heart of Midtown Detroit. This is the perfect restaurant to bring a group of friends so you can order a lot of their small plate dishes and then try a bit of everything! La Feria has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and they support local farmers by often using locally sourced ingredients. Make sure you order Sangria to have a refreshing drink as you enjoy your meal.
When this once-obscure hole-in-the-wall expanded from a bar and pool room to a big restaurant, it marked the revival of the western portion of Mexicantown. Now Xochimilco is so popular that crowds regularly keep coming in. Plenty of competitors have opened their doors, but Xochimilco is still the top spot for its dependable, consistent dishes. The formula is simple: generous portions of Mexican staples, including tasty guacamole and gargantuan burritos. The price has remained affordable, and people keep coming nightly until 2a for drinks and munchies.
A Detroit tradition, Buddy's Pizzeria has grown from a little-known bar and pizza joint to an institution. There are now Buddy's outlets in multiple suburbs, but the authentic experience is at the original, crowded, multi-roomed eatery. Buddy's was the first spot in Detroit to offer square pizzas, in 1946. The pizza is thick and the filling comes with plenty of cheese and sauce, and it is repeatedly voted the best in Detroit in local surveys. Salads, pastas, burgers, sandwiches and home-made soups are also on the menu. There is always a bustling party atmosphere.
Anita's Kitchen is a Metro Detroit favorite for Middle-Eastern specialties that everyone will love. With a huge menu of items ranging from Shish Kebob to Mezze platters, gyros, salads and some special Lebanese dishes. The servings are the perfect size, a bit on the large side and make for a great value whatever time of day.
One-Eyed Betty's is a beer lover's paradise, offering 44 beers on tap and over 100 types of bottled beer. Enjoy a game of pinball with friends in between rounds of refreshing drinks. The food menu is also impressive, featuring items like delicious burgers, salads and full meal plates.
Located a little away from downtown Troy, Kona beckons with a superb menu of Asian and American specialties, as well as some of the freshest sushi you'll find in town. The diverse menu offers a good choice ranging from meat specialties like the Hawaiian Ribeye to seafood delights like sweet-chili glazed salmon. There is a definite pan-Asian influence to the menu with classic preparations like miso soup, edamame and pad thai. House favorites include the Thai Beef Noodle salad, Lemon-Garlic Shrimp Penne and many more. A selection of hearty sandwiches cater to lighter appetites. The sushi selection is a delight and offers a great choice ranging from classic favorites to their signature rolls. Try their assorted sushi for a bit of everything. The bar offers a stunning array of drinks, with the well-mixed cocktails deserving a mention. Happy Hours offer great deals throughout the week and the outdoor patio is an airy delight. Comfortable and spacious interiors make it a great place to go with a group. A separate selection of menus make it great to host private functions.
Hong Hua in Farmington Hills serves up some of the finest Chinese food in Michigan. Since opening in 2000, Hong Hua has seen both its reputation and clientele grow. Executive chef Peter Chan, from Hong Kong, uses his expertise to create authentic Chinese flavors. The delicious food and warm service, make this a wonderful place to drop by for a meal or use it to host your next private event.