Fall is upon us, but there’s an abundance of thriving local businesses in Detroit rising to meet & exceed our expectations of good food. New eclectic restaurants and bars in Detroit lure us in before we’ve even seen the full menu!
September is a month of designing how we’d love the city to look in the months and years to come. Luckily, inspiration is all around! Take a picture.
Detroitisit rounded up a list of new restaurants in bars in Detroit that are roaring up some noise in the streets with their delicious drinks, jaw-dropping eats, and cool environments.
Check out what collaborators Chi Walker and Nik Renee Cole have cooked up. They recently took their skills from their luxe-comfort food pop-up Fried Chicken and Caviar and infused it into a one-of-a-kind experience at Dragonfly Detroit. The menu changes daily based on that morning’s deliveries of fresh produce, meat, and seafood. Detroit businesses are befriending the local farmers and it’s paying off. Enjoy your creative eats and specialty drink menu, curated by the bar team while partying to the spunky playlist. See for yourself why this funky-colored cocktail bar is becoming the best happy hour in Detroit. Click HERE to view their site.
2929 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202.
SUGAR FACTORY AMERICAN BRASSERIE
It’s here and they’re ready for all of your Instagram praise! The famous Las Vegas-based chain Sugar Factory American Brasserie landed in Detroit this past August. They’ve mastered their image & taste with their signature, celebrity-endorsed, smoking cocktail goblets (all of which can be made without alcohol). The restaurant is set inside the One Campus Martius building downtown and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Photo-worthy dishes include the Strawberry Cheesecake Stuffed Waffle and The 24K Gold Burger meal, featuring a burger dripping in 24k gold leaves and served with gold-dusted french fries, and a 24K Gold Milkshake. Click HERE for more information and to view their full menu.
Located at 45 Monroe St. Detroit, MI 48226.
JOJO’S SHAKE BAR
Groove back in time for this 80s and 90s-themed diner opening in Downtown Detroit this fall. You’ll be snapping pics of these colorful bouquet-like creations of this Illinois-based bar. Nostalgia can be bittersweet, but Jojo’s Shake Bar is provided more than enough sweetness (and savory) to go around. Modern Detroit merges with the best of throwback food and entertainment. Menu highlights are the Rocky IV shake, a banana Reese’s pieces base topped with a toffee marshmallow, a white chocolate boxing glove, and a colossal peanut butter cookie. Signature entrees include Smash Burger, honey-fried chicken sandwich, JoJo’s loaded fries, overstuffed sandwiches, and chicken pot pie. Bubbly brunch drinks invite you to indulge in treats all day! Stay updated HERE on Facebook.
Location: 88 W Columbia St. Detroit, MI 48201
Opening ate 2022 is the next project up Chef Max Hardy’s sleeve. Rosemary is a casual dining spot that will offer seating for 25 in a historical plaza alongside Red Jazz Shoe Shine Parlor in the North End. Rosemary is showing off it’s appreciation one herb in particular by highlighting its versatility. Menu items include rosemary and garlic chicken, garlic and herb-roasted vegetables, garlic truffle fries, blackened salmon, and rosemary and garlic bourbon steak. Stay tuned for their weekend brunch offerings!
Location: 9421 John R. Rd., Detroit
EX-WIFE’S FAMOUS CHICKEN
Ex-Wife’s Famous Chicken has a name you won’t forget. Although this restaurant made its recent debut in the city of Dearborn, they’re opening eight other locations as well. Unlike an ex, they remain loyal to their theme with clever menu items worth belly-laughing over, such as Side Chicks (sides), and Child Support (kid’s menu). There are plenty of fried chicken sandwiches and chicken tenders to go around too. They also offer vegan nuggets. Dine-in or place an order online for takeout or delivery. Click HERE to view their site.
Location: 22444 Ford Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI
Ima chef and restaurateur, Mike Ransom is helping Asian food in Detroit be a delicious and fast cuisine. His success with Asian-inspired sandwiches has found a new venture with Supercrisp. The quick-stop eatery is conveniently located next to Ima’s Midtown location and features Ransom’s Karaage, twice-fried sandwiches, available in chicken, fish, and tofu form, wasabi, Kimchi burgers, and more. Try a curry hot dog! Stop in for a refreshing miso soup, salad, or snacks if you just want something light. The Wayne State crowds are lucky to have the service of Supercrisp nearby. Click HERE to view Supercrisp’s site.
Location: 4830 Cass Ave Suite C, Detroit, MI 48201.
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