Gold Cash Gold operates inside an old Corktown pawn shop right on Michigan Ave and if you’re looking for somewhere to dress up a little, but still eat with your hands, this is it. The menu is Southern-ish, and you should definitely get the fried chicken, but it also includes things like bone marrow dumplings and cassoulet stuffed quail. The food’s a bit all over the place, but that - along with their extensive cocktail list, great brunch, and big patio - is exactly why we keep coming back.
Michelle and Chris Gerard
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Ima is a casual Japanese noodle shop in Corktown that serves traditional udon and rice bowls, and has one of the city’s best sake selections.
Slows in Corktown is a Detroit institution that serves all of the barbecue classics, along with a wide variety of craft beers.
Takoi is a Thai restaurant in Corktown that looks like where Deckard would’ve taken Rachel on a first date in Blade Runner.
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When you’re hungover and/or sleep deprived on a weekend morning, go to Clique for grilled cinnamon rolls and every other breakfast food imaginable.
Lafayette Coney Island
Lafayette Coney Island is one of the two most famous spots for coney dogs in Detroit. It’s open late and best experienced with a side of chili fries.
There is only one place you should go for wings in Detroit and that place is Sweetwater Tavern.
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Grey Ghost Detroit
If you want to eat meat in its many forms, and drink some good draft cocktails, check out Grey Ghost in Midtown for dinner or brunch.
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
With a bright green interior and lots of vegetable dishes, Chartreuse is as close to spring as you can get without leaving Detroit during the winter.
Selden Standard in Midtown has nailed the New American food/good cocktails/exposed wood trio for years. And guess what? It’s still great.
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