Molly’s Picks: Detroit Shipping Company & Station Square

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots
Detroit Shipping Company (Left): Pad Thai Roll with chicken, rice noodles, bean sprouts, green onion, and chili pepper. Station Square (right): Parmesan Gulf Shrimp with lime cucumber dill sauce. Photographs by Joe Vaughn

DETROIT SHIPPING COMPANY /// This bi-level destination, created out of shipping containers, offers a variety of food options ranging from the Caribbean-fusion dishes at Coop to chipotle-roasted grasshopper at Brujo Tacos + Tapas to Thai fare from Bangkok 96 and much more. Their setting extends from indoors to outdoors with informal communal seating and hosts a variety of music and art events. 474 Peterboro St., Detroit; 313-462-4973; L & D daily. $12

STATION SQUARE /// Chef Chris Hessler has put together a wide-ranging menu of fish, seafood, and beef dishes with an international spin in a handsome, free-standing building in what was formerly Papa Vino’s. Good service by a professional crew and a nice wine list add to the appeal, as does the fact that the proprietors are usually available. Midtown Square Shopping Center, 1317 Coolidge Hwy., Troy; 248-458-3200; L & D daily. $17