Monday, March 28, 2011

Real Detroit Weekly: Oxford Inn

"If you're a regular RDW reader, you've probably heard of the Oxford Inn. They've been named by our readers 'Best Ribs' and 'Best Spinach & Artichoke Dip,' like, a million times now. Which just goes to show that there's something to be said for the old-school restaurant – after customers are done oohing and ahhing over all the glitz of the latest and greatest trendy hotspots, the food had damn sure better be good.

'At Oxford Inn, it's not about trendy – it's about casual comfort. And the food is damn sure good. This Royal Oak staple has the comfortable appeal of an old-world tavern but eats like a white tablecloth steakhouse..."

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Edible WOW: Shatila Bakery

"Although Warren Avenue in east Dearborn is lined with the usual suburban amenities—restaurants, bakeries, pizzerias, markets—the pizzerias and fast-food chains advertise that they serve halal meat. The restaurants specialize in kafta, fattoush and kebbie, and many of the signs are written only in Arabic. That is because Dearborn is home to the largest Arabic population in the United States, and feeding that population is the largest Middle Eastern bakery in Michigan: Shatila Bakery & Cafe.

'Shatila has been feeding the Dearborn community for more than 30 years, serving up authentic Middle Eastern pastries and award-winning ice creams to the hordes of people who crowd the place from early in the morning until late into the night..."

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Real Detroit Weekly: Mon Jin Lau

"For more than 40 years, Mon Jin Lau in Troy has been the place where local and national celebrities go as a Detroit-area destination. A look at the wall of pictures in the lobby, featuring owner Marshall Chin posed next to top actors and sports stars show a little piece of this restaurant's history as a see-and-be-seen kind of place.

'Bryan and Brandon Chin, Marshall's sons and the third generation to operate MJL, have further solidified its reputation as a destination for local trendsetters, party people and celebutantes from all over the country.


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