Author: Mark Kurlyandchik


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At 50, Phoenicia Remains Detroit’s Icon Of Middle Eastern Cuisine

Time doesn’t always work against us. Sameer Eid and his Phoenicia restaurant in suburban Detroit are living proof — both…

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The May Hit List: M Cantina, Townhouse Detroit, Adachi, and More

The promised May flowers have already begun to bloom and so has the energy in metro Detroit, as we collectively…

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The April Hit List: Leila, Barda, Saffron De Twah, Barrio, and More

It’s been a banner award season for Detroit-area restaurants. A record number made the James Beard Foundation Awards shortlist. For…

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The March Hit List: Christine’s Cuisine, Daebak, Grey Ghost, and More

It looks as though we can begin to breathe a little easier as the Omicron surge continues to wane in…

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The February Hit List: Three Cats, Karl’s, Marrow, and More

The shortest month of the year can often feel like the longest in southeast Michigan, as the gray dregs of…

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The January Hit List: Pearl’s Deep Dive, Hazel’s, Stage Deli, and More

The swift rise of Omicron led to a muted holiday season for many Detroit-area restaurants, but the new year offers…

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Baobab Fare, San Morello, and More: Detroit Dining’s Best in 2021

The last year has been no cakewalk for Detroit-area restaurants, each having faced seemingly insurmountable challenges that forced unpredictable pivots…

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The December Hit List: Highlands, Forest, Rattlesnake, and More

It’s set to be a busy holiday dining season. While Michigan’s fourth COVID spike stands to put a damper on…

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The November Hit List: Lumen, Willis Show Bar, The Bricks, and More

This time of year, as the sun descends below the horizon well before the day is through, metro Detroiters turn…

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The October Hit List: Miss Kim, M Cantina, The Sugar House, and More

October marks the hard shift from balmy summer days and warm nights in Michigan to the cold, gray, wet season…

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