Step Inside Sam Richardson’s Detroit

The Emmy-nominated actor talks about his favorite things from his hometown of Detroit.
Black and white photo of Sam Richardson sitting on a stool
Photo by Atiba Jefferson

Emmy-nominated actor, Sam Richardson, is best known for his roles in hit series like Ted Lasso, Detroiters and the much-anticipated, Hocus Pocus 2, but once upon a time he was a kid growing up in Detroit.

Here, he talks about what he loves most about his hometown including his favorite bar, meal and what area he’d live in if he were to ever move back.

What’s Your Favorite Bar When You’re Back in Town?

Sam Richardson: I will go to Bumbo’s [in Hamtramck]. My friend Tia Fletcher opened that bar. It feels like my bar, you know? But the bar that feels like one I grew up in — which is a weird thing to say — is 7 Brothers, which closed back in 2016. Bumbo’s is like a cousin to that bar — it has that same kind of feel.

What’s Your Go-To Meal in Detroit

Richardson: I’ll get a grilled chicken with the three-cheese blend that’s all melted at Olga’s. That’s a must. From the airport, I’ll go right to Olga’s. It seems corny to say a Coney, but for real, I’d love a Coney, too.

If you moved back, what neighborhood would you call home?

Richardson: Boston-Edison. That’s where I grew up. I’d get a house there and make it nice. My family is in Indian Village now, which is also very nice, but there’s a nostalgia for me in Boston-Edison. That’s where it would be for me.

This story is from the September 2022 issue of Hour Detroit magazine. Read more in our digital edition