Monday, April 8, 2013

[HOT LIST] Detroit delivery

This post authored by EID Co-Conspirator Stefanie Cobb.

The Detroiter: knockwurst with coney sauce, grilled onions and cheddar on a sesame bun. Bucharest Grill.

From time to time, we have one of those days where we find ourselves pants-less in bed and starving without an ounce to motivation to move, much less to put on pants to leave and get food. Or maybe it’s one of those nights where you’re a six-pack-plus-some deep, and all there is to eat in your apartment is a half-empty box of linguine and ketchup packets. Seeing as how it’s generally frowned upon to venture out drunk and pants-less, how will you fulfill that basic human need for pizza nutrition? Delivery, of course, and here are some places that will bring food right to you. Sadly, you're still going to have to put on pants to answer the door. (But only for like, five seconds. Then RIGHT back off again.)

Because who isn’t in the mood for pizza?

The ghost pepper pizza at Amar Pizza.
Amar Pizza (313) 366-0980
Sunday-Thursday 10am-11pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-12am
Pizza, halal, sandwiches, salads, and other fried goodies. All awesome. They’re located in Hamtown at Caniff and Conant St. They deliver within a two and a half mile radius. And yes, they're famous for their ghost pepper pizza, which is not -- and we cannot emphasize this enough, ***NOT*** -- what you want to order when you're actually hungry and actually want to eat something, and YES it's just as hot on its way back out. Show off some other time. "Oh it's not that hot." Fuck you.

Jet's Pizza (313) 297-7000
Monday-Thursday 10am-12am, Friday and Saturday 10am-2am, Sunday 11am-12am
Deep dish, duh. They deliver in and around Midtown.

Vince’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria (313) 842-4857
Tuesday-Friday 11am-10:30pm, Saturday 2pm-11pm, Sunday 2pm-10pm
They’ve proudly been located in Southwest for over 50 years and have a menu that offers pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches and more. It’s pretty much the whole Italian spread.

Happy’s Pizza (313) 874-5555
Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm Friday-Saturday 11am-1am
More pizza, delivering to the Midtown/Downtown and New Center area.

Chinese, Thai, you get it.

Panda Chinese Restaurant (313) 297-6593
Greasy, sturdy portioned Americhinese food with very speedy delivery.

Bai Mai Thai (313) 567-8424
Monday-Thursday 10:30am-10pm, Friday 10:30am-11pm, Saturday 4:30pm-11pm
Found in Lafayette Park. Do try the Coconut Fried Rice!

New China One (313) 872-8888
They’re located in New Center so cover most of the Midtown/Wayne State radius. The perk of ordering from China One is that their kitchen is visibly pretty clean.

Bangkok Cuisine Express II (313) 832-3408
Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 12pm-9pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
The Drunken Noodles are pretty solid and they’re conveniently located to accommodate all Midtowners.

Konbini: For all your Red Bull, Ramen and Haagen-Dazs needs, night or day.

So you just got home from the bar and have the drunken munchies, do ya? No worries, we’ve all been there.

Bucharest Grill (313) 965-3111
Monday-Thursday (and Sunday) 11am-11pm, Friday-Saturday 11am-2am
Hello Chicken Shawarma with curly fries, allow me to devour that fuck out of you so you’re the last thing I see before passing out on my bathroom floor. See you in my dreams. Delicious Romanian-Mediterranean grub delivered until 2am. The End.

Detroit 1 Coney Island (313) 832-7380
Open 24 hours but delivery goes until 2am. Closed at 4pm on Sundays.
D1 is a boozer’s dreamland. Everything fried, cheesy, and smothered in Coney sauce delivered to your door.

Konbini Delivery
Tuesday-Sunday 11am-3am
They cater to those who reside between Midtown and Downtown. Konbini will deliver a variety of products from fresh produce and salads to playing cards and condoms. This is a real thing. Want tampons and Garden Fresh salsa? Done. All you have to do is go to their website and add your desired items to the shopping cart. They’ll be waiting at your door in no time at all.

Hell yes they deliver.

Mudgie's Deli.
Mudgie’s (313) 961-2000
Monday-Friday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
You better believe that Mudgie’s delivers to all of Corktown and some of the Midtown/Downtown area. For all you Mudgie’s novices (if there are any), they serve up some real mean sandwiches using locally-made products. They also have soups, salads, and darling little cupcakes. Thank you, Mudgie’s.

Harmonie Garden Café (313) 638-2345
Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Holy falafel! This Middle Eastern hole in the wall delivers to all of Midtown. They have falafels and more falafels, but also breakfast, soups, salads, sandwiches and then some more falafels. Falafel.

CK Mediterranean Grille and Catering
Monday-Friday 10:30am-8pm. Closed on weekends.
They have a decent spread of Fattoush salad, Shawarma, Kabobs, Hummus, etc. CK delivers within the Downtown radius.

Maccabees at Midtown (313) 831-9311
Monday-Wednesday 8am-10pm, Thursday-Friday 8am-12am, Saturday 9am-12am, Sunday 11am-4pm These newbies inhabit the ground floor of, go figure, the Maccabee building in Midtown. They deliver around that area for orders with a $20 minimum. They’ve had quite a bit of buzz since their recent opening. The menu offers bistro-style American cuisine such as sandwiches, burgers, and breakfast foods.

Hot Spokes
Monday-Friday 11am-4pm
Detroiter Shanye O’Keefe is the founder of Hot Spokes, a bicycle delivery service within the boundaries of Midtown. They will deliver food from Cass Café, Shangri-La, Slows To Go, Goodwells, PJ’s Lager House, Seva, Avalon, and Louisiana Creole Gumbo. If any of those places ignite your craving, simply call any of the restaurants listed, place your order and tell them you’d like delivery through Hot Spokes. They’ll pick up your order and bike it right to your door.