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Detroit’s Coriander Kitchen & Farm aims for ethical, affordable farm-to-table dining BY MARKHAM HEID / PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SIMONOV A turkey sandwich seems like an unlikely flashpoint for an argument. But on a recent Saturday evening at…

A brother and sister bring the flavors of their childhood in Mexico to Ferndale’s Mezcal Mexican Bar & Kitchen BY MARKHAM HEID / PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SIMONOV When Sandra Haro was a young girl, her parents owned a restaurant in the Mexic…

How Detroit-based chef Sarah Welch brought her restaurant’s approach to Bravo’s popular cooking competition show BY MARKHAM HEID / PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SIMONOV The first time she auditioned to be a contestant on Top Chef, Sarah Welch’s care…

Pearl’s Deep Dive brings fresh seafood — and a ton of 1920s glamour — to Royal Oak By Markham Heid  /  Photography by Rebecca Simonov At 39 years old, Adam Merkel has held almost every job in the restaurant industry, from dishwasher and busbo…

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From Berlin to Detroit. An idea cooked up during a night out in Germany, Supergeil serves up “super cool” eats and drinks. BY MARKHAM HEID / PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SIMONOV Apart from their long, gray winters, Berlin and Detroit don’t have muc…

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Inside the Great Commoner, Dearborn’s hippest new brunch spot. BY LEENA RAO / PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SIMONOV Everyone knows Dearborn for its delicious (and, in some cases, James Beard Award-winning) Middle Eastern cuisine. But with the Great …

With Barda, Chef Javier Bardauil brings a taste of Argentina to Detroit BY MARKHAM HEID PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SIMONOV The first thing you should know about Barda is that it’s not a steakhouse. “I know that steak is the thing that crosses the mind of people when they think about Argentinian …

Inside the Hazel Park spot that’s ‘reframing’ what is means to dine out. BY JACLYN TROP // PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOE VAUGHN It almost sounds like a punchline: A food photographer renovates a commercial kitchen studio and ends up opening a restaurant instead. As a food photographer for national maga…

Metro Detroit’s hottest new restaurant is serving up local, sustainable fare from a 300-year-old barn. BY MARKHAM HEID PHOTOGRAPHY BY REBECCA SIMONOV CLICK THE ARROWS ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SCROLL THROUGH THE GALLERY OF IMAGES The first time Chef Chris Gadulka cooked for Nicole and Tim Ryan, …

Chef Hajime Sato makes a splash with Sozai, his new sustainable sushi restaurant in Clawson By Markham Heid Photograhy by Rebecca Simonov Tokyo. Vancouver. New York. Hong Kong. On the world’s culinary map, a handful of cities stand out as destinations for world-class sushi. As crazy as it so…

At Shelby Detroit, Chef Matt Tulpa serves up modern American cuisine in a 100-year-old bank vault By Markham Heid Photography by Rebecca Simonov The careers of most chefs follow a predictable arc. A childhood spent in the kitchen with mom or grandma instills a love of cooking that leads to a…

Chef Garrison Price brings his worldly culinary influences to Birmingham with his new restaurant in the Daxton Hotel By Markham Heid Photography by Darrel Ellis Since it opened in 2017, The Apparatus Room — the restaurant-and-bar space in Detroit’s Foundation Hotel — has been a star of the d…

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Michelin-starred chef Jared Gadbaw aims to make Oak & Reel Detroit’s go-to seafood restaurant with a focus on contemporary Italian dishes By Markham Heid Photography by Darrel Ellis Launching a new restaurant is a risky enterprise during the best of times. And these are not the best of t…

At Ann Arbor’s Miss Kim, Ji Hye Kim puts a modern spin on traditional Korean food — and earns a James Beard nod in the process By Dorothy Hernandez If it weren’t for really good cheddar cheese from Zingerman’s, Ji Hye Kim might not have changed careers to own a restaurant. Today Kim, 42, of …

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VDaLish chef and owner Chantele Jones juggles culinary school, a full-time job and motherhood all in pursuit of her dream: opening a vegan bakery. She takes SEEN into her kitchen to show that vegan food is not only healthy – it’s delicious, too. By Dorothy Hernandez Photography by Derrick Ma…

West Village restaurant Marrow aims to rekindle the butcher-customer relationship while building a sustainable, equitable business. Executive Chef Sarah Welch takes SEEN inside the kitchen where they practice beyond just “farm-to-table” cuisine. By Dorothy Hernandez Featured photo by Derrick…

After building his restaurant empire in New York, famed chef Andrew Carmellini and his NoHo Hospitality Group settle into Detroit’s Shinola Hotel. By Dorothy Hernandez Photography by Viviana Pernot Growing up in a Cleveland suburb, Andrew Carmellini would go with his family to the West Side …

Lloyd Roberts, a Jamaican-born chef, trained in French technique who’s worked in some of the top Asian restaurants around the world, comes into his own in Birmingham. By Dorothy Hernandez Photography by Viviana Pernot Ever wanted to try the food of Japanese celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa or f…