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Local critic picks 10 Metro Detroit must-visit restaurants this summer

June 03, 2021, 9:31 PM


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Former Free Press dining writer Mark Kurlyandchik has re-emerged with a top ten Detroit-area restaurant list to coincide with this summer's return to normal.

Put together in conjuction with reservation website Resy, the so-called "Hit List" features a number of pandemic-era newcomers, including ethnic restaurants and brewpubs.

On the list are:

  • Bunny Bunny, which opened nine months ago as an Asian and Southern fusion restaurant in Eastern Market.

  • Baobab Fare, an East African former pop-up that has found a more permanent home in New Center.

  • Ferndale Project, Eastern Market Brewing Co.'s 2020 expansion to the suburbs.

  • The Goblin, a sushi spot that gained popularity with its first location in Clinton Township.

  • Olin Bar & Restaurant, which managed to debut "a successful small plates restaurant with no outdoor seating in the middle of the pandemic."

The list will be released monthly. Only a portion of the restaurants featured appear to partner with the booking website.


Read more:  Resy


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