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Steve's Backroom - DTW - on Jefferson

I used to love this place, when it really was a backroom-this restaurant's original location on Kelly road near eight mile.

But, after years of going there, my husband and I started to get 'snubbed' by the owner. I still do not know why, or what we did. We stooped going to the smaller location.

Years later, we tried the Jefferson location. Same coldness. Haven't gone back yet.

i only bring this up because this is the only place, in my 54 years, I've even been treated like this any restaurant.

Mar 11, 2013
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Prepared Food at Farmers Markets [DTW & metro]

It's nice to know that I'm not the only one turned off by the prices at royal oak.

Remember-Vang Family farms and the Greening of Detroit will be showing up soon at Eastern. Vang is one of my favorite stands at eastern!

PS-As long as eastern market gets vendors as good as Corridor sausage-i'm for more vendors. And the rebuilding of the old Hirt's is coming along!

Apr 30, 2012
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Alternative to Caul Fat

I asked some questions at eastern market yesterday, Corridor Sausage said that Wolverine packing has caul fat-you have to buy about 20 pounds-but it's around $2.00 a pound.

Apr 15, 2012
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DTW Chow alert: Hankuk Oriental Grocery & Restaurant (long)

Ah...don't be so hard on them. I've tried fancy Korean and lunch counter Korean (lots of that in Ann Arbor) and I take this little "dive" over most of them. The family treats you well, and the mandu dumplings are all hand made. The owners did have other restaurants before-this is where a GI brought his korean bride. How many ex-military guys make sure their wife's have a grocery and restaurant to remind them of home?
If this is granny cooking-I like it-I've been going to Hankuk for over 5 years now for my bi-bim-bop fix.
PS-Anyone in Detroit remember the first korean place in Detroit-Koreana, which was at Gratiot near Seven Mile? Man, long gone-but I miss that place.

Mar 30, 2012
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Birthday dinner help needed for Downtown Detroit

Traffic Jam & Snug at Canfield & Second: Mid-town Shangri-la on Cass near Warren: Cass Cafe" (very casual) are very close to the mid town Noel Night festivities. Should fit their needs, and none will break the bank.

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Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant
511 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201

Nov 26, 2011
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Detroit Trip Report (long!)

Sorry. The urban gardens were about 2 blocks east of the Yacht Club, but on the same street (Farnsworth.) Also, with plant die off-they are looking a bit bedraggled. Truthfully, the biggest of the gardens-a peach-nectarine-pear orchard a street south of Farnsworth-doesn't look like much until you really look.

Nov 06, 2011
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Detroit Trip Report (long!)

Glad you did go to the Polish Yacht Club, and weren't scared away! Also, sounds like I'd better try Chao Zhou.. Thanks!

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Polish Yacht Club
5249 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48211

Nov 05, 2011
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Kimchi in Metro Detroit?

Oh my god...any Korean market in the Troy -Sterling Heights area has kim chee. Any Korean resterant has Kim Chee. If I remember correctly, Asia Mart on Rochester Road near Big Beaver has up to gallon jars of the stuff!

Hankuk on Gratiot (between 13 and 14 mile) has handmade kim chee-great hole in the wall bare bones resterant attached.
Also-even Saigon Market-John R, around 13 1/2 mile, has a garlic/ginger Kim chee.

Oct 29, 2011
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Anyone really know what's going on about the R Hirt closing? (DTW)

Detroiters should know about R Hirt's in Eastern Market closing at the end of the year. This is one of the best places in the Detroit area for cheeses and gourmet foods! Is it the economy? Or a family squabble, as the media is reporting? They can't close!

Oct 23, 2011
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Detroit Food Tour

The 'night market"- the wholesale part of Eastern Market-is open weekdays from about 1 am to 6:30 am-if you are adventurous.

The website isn't in error-Tuesdays are gone until next year.

Oct 12, 2011
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Detroit Food Tour

Hey, I live eight blocks from the Polish yacht club! (I guess that makes me a tough foodie.) And, three blocks from that restaurant, is as nice as any block anywhere-I call it the Yes Farm collective-where there is urban farming going on. Rising Pheasant Farms-they sell sunflower sprouts, among other vegetables, at Eastern Market-is four blocks from Polish Yacht Club.

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Polish Yacht Club
5249 Joseph Campau St, Detroit, MI 48211

Oct 12, 2011
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Detroit Food Tour

Cadieux Cafe can be hit or miss, but it's the only place for bowls of mussels. The atmosphere can be neighborhood bar/sports bar.

Try the Polish Yaught Club for polish food. ( I miss Under the Eagle, when it was good, for polish...)

There was a Bosnian restaurant at Caniff and Joseph Campau,,,I think it just changed name and owners. Good cheap chevapi.

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Cadieux Cafe
4300 Cadieux Rd, Detroit, MI 48224

Under the Eagle
9000 Joseph Campau St, Hamtramck, MI 48212

Oct 06, 2011
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Dim sum recommendations? [Detroit]

Huh-this is the first time I heard Wah Court just changed, not completely died. Do you have an address for May Wah?

At one time, before the borders got--wonky--Wah Court is where I'd also go for a Christmas Eve feast. If I can find them again-I'd be most grateful. Thanks!

Sep 25, 2011
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Dim sum recommendations? [Detroit]

Wah court, late and lamented, was my go to place for dim sum. Golden Harvest at 12 and Van Dyke sells the cold Dim Sum-unless they have improved since the last time I was there. (Golden Harvest does a much better job with their other food.)

I live near i-75 and i-94: I'd like to find somewhere closer than Farmington. I do know about Shangri-La Midtown-which is good, but nowhere are good as when Mr. Wong ruled over Wong's eatery in Windsor.

I'm hoping that a rumored chinese restaurant that's still in the building stages at 13 mile & John r, right by Taipan Bakery, will fill my cravings.

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Golden Harvest
6880 E 12 Mile Rd, Warren, MI 48092

Sep 24, 2011
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Dim sum recommendations? [Detroit]

My favorite dim sum place died over a year ago. Where can I go get curried squid again in Detroit? That's not cold? And edible?

Sep 23, 2011
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Truck Stop - Eastern Market - Next Tuesday 9/27 - DTW

Try the Vietnamese chicken. It reminds me of pho soup. I've been buying from Corridor Sausage ever since he showed up at Eastern Market in February 2011.

Sep 23, 2011
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