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Voyager Restaurant Opens in Ferndale

Seafood eatery features raw bar with oysters, craft beer and cocktails

Hummus Recipe from The Root Chef Nick Rodgers

He offers a take on a deceptively simple dish that hits all the notes: tradition, cultural, local, healthy, and delicious

Ima in Corktown Dishes Up Udon Soup for the Soul

Japanese-inspired eatery glimpses into a chef’s culinary journey from Michigan to Chicago to San Francisco and back home

Detroit's Intu Tea Steeped in Personality

For Mary Jones, the tea business hasn't always been easy, but that hasn't stopped her from taking it on with personal flair.

Naming Rites

Three Cats Café continues Leon & Lulu’s owners habit of honoring their furry friends

2017 Restaurant of the Year: Bistro 82

With impeccable attention to details and the subtle evolution of ongoing menu items, the staff at Bistro 82 keeps pushing the envelope in a tireless quest to seek perfection

Love & Buttercream Expands

Second location means there's even more to Love (& Buttercream).

Local Pop-Up Chefs Form Multicultural Alliance

How a group chefs are expanding Detroit's ethnic dining scene

Alie's Lebanese Grill Goes Beyond Typical Fare

With a high-end menu, the Sterling Heights restaurant carves a new identity

El Asador Steakhouse Takes a Gourmet Approach to Mexican Fare

El Asador Steakhouse takes a gourmet approach to Mexican fare.

MOCAD’s Super Happy Sushi Offers Simple Yet Fun Food

Corner cafe and bar good spot for fresh, quick bite for museum-goers and hungry Midtown visitors alike

Beyond Beer

Great Baraboo Brewing Co. was founded on suds, but there’s plenty else to like

Imported to Detroit

Ex-Manhattan duo’s The Royce celebrates wine regions of the world

Recipe: Hearty for Hunters

Rocky Rachwitz’s favorite meal for family holidays — or camping buddies

Flights of Fancy

Rusted Crow’s new Detroit location soars above the gastropub pack

Recipe: The Love Bath

What’s Old is New Again

In Detroit’s faded Chinatown, the Peterboro takes Asian cooking to new and delightful heights

Déjà Food: Tiki Time in the Big City

A look back at Detroit's tiki craze

Cravings: Jeremy Grandon

Mr. Vice Guy

This small-batch ice cream serves up unique flavor combinations out of a 1969 Airstream Land Yacht

Molly’s Picks

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

The Bee’s Knees

The deliciously retro Boodles offers old-school dining — including Caesar salads and ‘VIP’ selections prepared table side

Our favorite burgers in metro Detroit

To honor National Burger Month, here are few of Hour Detroit staffers’ picks

Molly's Picks

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

2016 Restaurant of the Year

On a rebounding stretch on Second Avenue in Midtown, Selden Standard's Andy Hollyday takes casual high-end restaurants to the next level

Spirited Inspiration

Jim Brady’s Detroit owner sets out to recreate the feeling of his grandfather’s famed saloon

Family Style

Dearborn Meat Market serves affordable old favorites with a twist

Molly's Picks

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

Hot Spot

A slice of European elegance in downtown Birmingham offers an impeccable little menu of Italian dishes and an array of coffees and espresso in a serene setting

Deja Food

Our family’s “go-to” restaurant in the 1970s for birthdays, anniversaries, or a meal after church was The Susie Q restaurant (aka Chick ‘n Chips by Susie Q) in Royal Oak.

Cravings

“When I’m not at the restaurant and actually have a day off,” says Jared Bobkin, executive chef at Local Kitchen & Bar in Ferndale, “I like to check out the hot spots ranging from downtown Detroit to Ann Arbor.”

Cake Boss

After barbecue business closes up shop, entrepreneur reinvents herself with Detroit Sugar

Final Flight

After a nearly 35-year perch atop metro Detroit’s restaurant scene, Jim and Mary Lark bid a fond farewell to their acclaimed European-style country inn

Healthy Options

Grass-fed, organic meat and non-GMO fare put a fresh spin on burgers

Hot Spot: December 2015

It’s a whole new ballgame at Tom's Oyster Bar with the arrival of executive chef Norman Fenton

Web Exclusive: First Tastes of Marais' New Menu

Grosse Pointe restaurant unveils 10 courses under new arrangement

Web Exclusive: Summer’s Last Stand

Grosse Pointe Farms bakery rolls out DIY lemonade bars to parties, events

Déjà Food: Recalling a Family Restaurant 'Empire'

Hot Spot: May 2015

Game On

Déjà Food: A Fresh Apology from Joe Muer's Chef

Bites: January 2015

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.

Cravings: January 2015

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.

Hot Spot: January 2015

Hot Spot: December 2014

Cravings: December 2014

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.

Bites: December 2014

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene

Hot Spot: November 2014

Cravings: November 2014

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.

Bites: November 2014

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.

Déjà Food: Giving Thanks at Benno's

Hot Spot: October

First-time patrons are amazed at both the exterior and interior transformation of a building that was an eyesore in the downtown landscape, but is now adding to its rebound

Cravings

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

Déjà Food: Remember the Rhino!

The Snug is Still Jammin'

Popular Midtown gathering place T.J.’s gets ready for a 50th anniversary

Bites: October 2014

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.

Hot Spot: September

Picnics Plus

Rose’s Fine Food stakes out a reclaimed diner near Belle Isle.

Picks

Bites

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.

Behind Closed Doors

Technically, the Forest Grill isn’t open for lunch. (Just don’t tell the chef and manager.)

Figaro With a Fuchsia Finish

The first time I tried the Figaro at Two James Distillery, I knew it had to be featured here.

A Taste for Travel

Culinary tourists and locals are finding a wealth of fine dining around Traverse City

Andiamo Riverfront

Déjà Food

A Jazzy Harp and a Musical Fountain at Café Gourmet

Slurp's Up

Celebrated chef Takashi Yagihashi returns to area with a ramen restaurant

Comfort Food, French Style

Café Felix brings a bistro ‘A’ game to A2

Cravings

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.

Bites

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.

Sweet Preservation

Krema fills historical Greektown storefront with a traditional pastry bakery

Déjà Food: Butter Warmers and the ‘Upper Class’ at Topinka’s

Bites

News and notes about the metro Detroit food scene from Molly Abraham and the Hour staff.

Stellar Survivor

Scotty Simpson’s Fish & Chips maintains its Brightmoor outpost

Daily Bread — and Pasta

Birmingham breakfast and lunch spot Cucina Medoro is gaining a loyal following

Cravings - Bistro 82 - Andiamo Italia

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.

Molly’s Picks

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots.

In Season

John D Bistro dishes up contemporary cuisine in fashionable Ferndale

Pizza with Puddle Pepperoni

Old-School Italian

Giovanni’s lives up to its reputation so well, even leftovers spur memories

It's Moo Time

Fast food ‘chain’ out to build a better burger

Honest and Well-Done

Royal Oak's Trattoria Da Luigi isn't glamorous — just rustic, lovable...and marvelous

Identity Crisis?

The Crowne Plaza's Jefferson House restaurant fare deserves attention — and more customers

2014 Restaurant of the Year

Marais' chef/owner David Gilbert has brought world-class, top-end dining to Detroit.

Molly's Picks: La Feria & Taste of China

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

Hot Spot: Taqueria Nuestra Familia

Motor City 'Melt' Down

Satisfy your sweet tooth at Midtown's espresso and gelato shop

New Kid in (Mid)Town

The Grille restaurant joins the renovated Garden Theater to boost a Woodward block near The Max

Beyond Bagels

Corktown's newest food joint values tradition, community

Cravings: Kruse & Muer and Eddie Merlot’s

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.

HOT SPOT: The Stand

Hot Spot: New Hellas

HOT SPOT: Kresge Court

Cravings: Salvatore Scallopini and Sterling’s Bistro

Red Crown

Cravings: Bootleg Bar-B-Q and Wolfgang Puck Steak

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.

Local Kitchen & Bar

Cravings: Andiamo Riverfront and Local Kitchen & Bar

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.

Hot Spot: The Masters Restaurant

Hot Spot: One-Eyed Betty's

Picnic-style tables and blackboards lettered with the names of the gazillion brew choices add a convivial beer-hall sensibility to this popular Ferndale spot.