During the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, March 22-April 21, 2023, Muslims from metro Detroit and around the world will celebrate Ramadan, in part, by fasting from sunrise until sunset. And when it comes time to break that fast, these local restaurants and events are serving up special spreads.
Saffron De Twah
This halal modern Moroccan bistro is offering a week of fired sandwiches for Ramadan, March 19-25. During this week, expect extended hours from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. along with halal sandwiches including Moroccan chicken, fish, and spicy options. Saffron De Twah, 7636 Gratiot Ave., Detroit; facebook.com.
Every Friday and Saturday during Ramadan serves a different menu. Week one’s menu is kabsah (lamb), four medames, shish barak, cheese berak, salad, hummos, yalnji, fried kibbeh, lentil soup, dates and tea. Other dishes throughout the month includes oozi, shakriya, fattoush, and much more. Pattternz, 38944 Dequindre Road, Sterling Heights; facebook.com.
Bengali Ranna Ghor
Place your pickup order for Iftar, and maybe Sehri too. The special Ramadan menu offers pulao, piyazi, chicken biryani, chana, beef biryani and more. Orders can be placed from 2-10 p.m. Order at least 1-2 hours before you need the food. Bengali Ranna Ghor, 3910 Commer St., Hamtramck; facebook.com.
MasterChef’s Amanda Saab hosts a one-night sunset Iftar for Ramadan. The menu offers a carefully selected spread of Lebanese-inspired dishes including kibbe nayeh, sawrabat adas, lahme, brown butter knafeh, and more. Frame mixologist Jaz’min Weaver is offering an entirely alcohol-free bar to go with the meal. March 25. Frame, 23839 John R. Road, Suite 2, Hazel Park; framehazelpark.com.
Ramadan Suhoor Festival
While not a restaurant, this annual event features more than 75 food, drink, dessert, and retail vendors in honor of the holiday. Proceeds from the event will go to support a local charity. You must purchase tickets for your chosen date and time in advance. March 25-26. $7-$24. Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn; Eventbrite.com.
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