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Jenay
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Post Number: 120
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 68.41.224.19
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 7:41 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some of the folks at work and I occasionally go out for lunch, and I'm getting tired of going to the same places.

What are your favorite downtown locations for lunch? I'd like to try some new destinations.

Thanks!
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Mrfrench
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 01-2006
Posted From: 69.136.146.194
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 9:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I, along with every other Detroiter in the know,
have been hitting Slows Bar BQ alot.
Also Twingo's has reopened with a new owner and chef
that are turning out some yummy and affordable
sandwiches.
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Erikd
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Post Number: 498
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 69.242.214.106
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 9:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sizzle n Spice on Monroe has great Indian food, at an affordable price. The Potbelly Sandwich Works in the RenCen has good food, and killer views of the riverfront & Windsor.

I'll also shill for Quiznos, on Washington or in the Buhl, because I love their subs. The Thai places on Monroe have also become regular spots for me.
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Erikd
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Post Number: 499
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 9:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

BTW, what are the regular places that you go to?
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Wmuchris
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Post Number: 159
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Posted From: 69.51.137.10
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 10:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I go to Louies just outside of eastern market. They have great HUGE Sandwiches, and really good omlettes.

on 3570 Riopelle. Just off mack.

313 831-1800
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Gdub
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 10:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not quite downtown, but I just went to Hy-Grade's Deli down Michigan Ave. for the first time today and it was really good. The place was packed.
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Jenay
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Post Number: 122
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Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 10:57 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Erikd,

I've been spending a lot of time at Taqueria Lupita's in Mexicantown (YUM!) and Evie's Tamales once in a while, Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck, Thai Bang Kok also in Hamtramck, and we've been to Slow's a few times.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 144
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Posted From: 69.242.223.42
Posted on Friday, January 27, 2006 - 11:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mi Pueblo at Dix and Stair is probably the best of the Mexican restaurants. WJR has been raving it up at the annual Food Fests at the New Center the past few years. It fares well in the reviews in the papers, also
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Kathleen
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 12:11 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Eph McNally's in Corktown has delicious sandwiches named after Detroit landmarks and people. We love it!!
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Neilr
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Post Number: 180
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Posted From: 69.242.215.65
Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 12:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Livernoisyard, I agree! For the last several years Mi Pueblo has been my favorite Maxican restaurant by far. In fact, I just got back from having dinner there this very evening. I had the shrimp kabobs. I almost can't believe how good they are. Another thing, the young employees are always very pleasant and helpful.
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Everydayislikesunday
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Post Number: 157
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 1:09 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

wasnt there just a thread on this recently? i searched the forum, but wasnt able to find it. that thread was quite extensive, and had some great places on there.

I enjoy:

Union Street
Eph McNally's
Cass Cafe
American Masala
Twingo's
Slows
Sala Thai
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Jenay
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Post Number: 125
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 1:39 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I searched too, before I started the thread - I also thought there was a similar one.
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Livernoisyard
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Post Number: 148
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 2:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Neilr: I jogged by the place a while ago, probably while you were there eating.

That place started out by the Lopez family with 17 or 18 seats and now probably seats around 200 after all the additions. The only "bad" review they got in one review maybe four years ago out of a few reviews in both dailies was a mention of their (fried?) rice being bland.
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Dag
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Post Number: 177
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Posted on Saturday, January 28, 2006 - 2:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I am fairly excited about the new restaurant that is going to be opening in the Roosevelt redevelopment. Since this is going to be a jOhn Lopez establishment I feel that it should blend nicely with the current corktown offerings.
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Michigansheik
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Post Number: 79
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Posted From: 69.242.214.54
Posted on Thursday, February 02, 2006 - 3:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

looks like Sala Thai is open again in Lafayette Park. I second Louies, it's a great place.
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Smogboy
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Post Number: 1732
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 5:08 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The soulfood platter at Karmic Cafe rocked my world today!
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 10:10 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

karmic cafe and juice bar all the way! that place is amazing!

I stayed home sick yesterday, and hit it up for some lunch....MAN, am I glad I was sick :-)
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Smogboy
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 2:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I thought the juice bar service at Karmic was a little slow but then most decent juice bars are. I was also in a rush (my food was getting cold and the meter was running) so that probably exacerbated the situation, but any time I can dine at the Guardian Building with divine food from the Karmic Cafe is a good thing.
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Jaredrich
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 2:26 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

check out the cafe in the guardian building. I don't know how the food is, but you can't beat the decor.
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Sharmaal
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Post Number: 718
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 2:30 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

soulfood platter? Explain please. I have visions of Fried Tofu Chicken.
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Jt1
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 2:39 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Soulfood and healthy place. I don't like the idea. That would be like sauce free BBQ or cheese free Italian.
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Smogboy
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I can't exactly remember item for item on the souldfood platter but the meal from Karmic Cafe had a healthy dose of collard greens, acorn squash, some bean dish, stuffing, and some other delicacy that was woofed down long before I could even remember what it was. I'd say there was about five items all firmly packed into my little tray and it was filling. It wasn't your typical Steve's Soul Food sort of greezy (not "greasy") meal but it had just enough of that flair to make it worthwhile.

Methinks I'm going back tomorrow to give another go at it.
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Bucho
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 7:09 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mi Pueblo is by far the best Mexican in Detroit. Being from New Mexico, this is really the only mexican place I frequent.

You can always tell good mexican food by the percentage of hispanics actually eating there. In the few times I visited Xocimoco's (sp?) I saw only white people.
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Matt_the_deuce
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Post Number: 492
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does Mi Pueblo have enchiladas?

I don't recall them on the menu last time I was there.

I'm assuming enchiladas are authentically Mexican.
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Sharmaal
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 8:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't believe Mi Pueblo has enchiladas on the menu.
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Sharmaal
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 8:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

But the food is great.

Two Chorizo Tacos and a Tostada for lunch.
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Matt_the_deuce
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Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 8:22 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is that weird? or am I not that knowledgeable when it comes to mexican food?

I thought the food was great by the way.

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