Cravings: Townsend Hotel and Cadieux Cafe

Their stylish menus are enticing enough to attract a loyal clientele of discriminating diners, but no matter how expert they are, restaurant people like to take a break from their own kitchens for a taste of someone else’s cooking


Drew Sayes, the newly appointed executive chef at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, recently returned to Michigan after living in Illinois, California, and Georgia for the past six years. “I haven’t had much time to re-acclimate myself to the area and find new favorites,” he says. “On the rare occasion that I do go out, I go for simple meals that are done well. For example, I’ll go for sushi and noodles at Noble Fish in Clawson; for a quick lunch, it’s the Fly Trap in Ferndale; and for picking up specialty brews, I go to 8 Degrees Plato Beer Company in Ferndale. However, my favorite meal is at home when I cook for my family. I have to admit though, a burger at the Rugby Grille cooked medium rare can’t be beat!”

> Cadieux Cafe co-proprietors Paul Misuraca and Ron Devos (Paul’s uncle), spend much of their time at the traditional Belgian bar/restaurant/feather-bowling center on Detroit’s east side, but they have their favorite getaways. “There are three places I go,” Misuraca says: Antonio’s in the Park, Luciano’s, and Sindbad’s. His favorite dishes include penne pesto at Antonio’s, where his brother Andrew happens to be the bartender, veal dishes at Luciano’s, and pan-seared scallops at Sindbad’s on the river, “where my grandmother used to take me.” Misuraca says he gets a nostalgic feeling every time he walks through the door. Devos likes Loui’s Pizza in Hazel Park, where he gets a simple pepperoni and cheese, burgers at the Irish Coffee in Grosse Pointe Farms, and the blackened-salmon salad at Antonio’s.

Edit Module
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Content

A Taste of Paris

Cannelle Patisserie chef Matt Knio’s baked goods are turning up in restaurants and markets across metro Detroit

The Big Dipper

Garden Fresh Gourmet is a shining star in the metro Detroit Food scene

A Zen Monk on Her Vegetarian Diet

Myungju Hillary talks spirituality, a plant-based diet, and more

These Businesses Are Planting Purpose in Metro Detroit — Through Food

Hour Detroit’s food issue explores sustainable restaurants, organizations, and more

3 Eateries that Focus on People, Profit, and the Planet

These triple bottom line businesses are part of Detroit’s FoodLab organization
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Most Popular

  1. An Animated Life
    As Rob Paulsen prepares to publish his memoir, the Hollywood veteran and voice behind some of the...
  2. An Hour With ... Teddy Dorsette III
    President, Detroit Black Deaf Advocates
  3. State of the Arts
  4. Gold Standard
    Tucked into an industrial strip in Ann Arbor, a new restaurant offers French fare
  5. A New Noodle Shop on the Block
    Midtown Detroit welcomes Urban Ramen
  6. Drink Beer, Do Good
    Local breweries and pubs jump on the charity bandwagon
  7. Business Class
    Trim suits, creative layers, and crisp white shirts - Fall's wardrobe essentials are fitting for...
  8. Recipe: Roast Boneless Pork Loin With Tart Cherry Chutney
    Executive chef at Ford’s Garage, Darin Thompson’s boneless pork loin marvel
  9. In Tune
    Influenced by its storied past, Willis Show Bar sets the tone for a nostalgic sound
  10. 13th Annual Best of Detroit Party
    On June 29, Hour Detroit brought the Best of Detroit issue to life at the 13th annual Best of...