Detroit Institute of Bagels in Corktown has everything you want in a really good bagel shop. Bagels that are boiled and baked fresh each morning? Yep. Lots of options for cream cheese and smoked fish? Affirmative. A chorizo, avocado, and egg sandwich called the La Colmena that we’d eat every morning if we could? OK, you get the point. All of the bagels are great, but if they haven’t run out of the small batch rosemary olive oil bagels yet, make sure to grab one when you go.
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Lady Of The House
Lady of the House is a seasonal restaurant located inside an old Corktown body shop that you should go to with a group and just order the whole menu.
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.
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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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.
Cafe d’Mongo’s looks like a dive bar and the Detroit history museum got drunk and decided to join forces. If you haven’t been, go now.
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.
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