Detroit’s food scene is, like the city itself, constantly evolving, which makes it that much more exciting for FOODWORKS. The story of Detroit, the birthplace of Motown, is one of adversity, recovery and revitalization. The momentum has picked up in recent years with a new rail transit initiative, ambitious redevelopments of blighted properties into cultural destinations and robust investment in the city’s burgeoning tech scene.
That same energy extends to the Motor City’s dining scene, and it’s one we at FOODWORKS are watching closely. Square-edged pan pizza and Coney dogs hold a special place in every Detroit foodie’s heart (and for the latter, American Coney Island is the go-to spot and a FOODWORKS fave). But locals and visitors to Detroit should leave plenty of room to explore experimental pop-up restaurants, farm-to-table bistros, Beard Award-nominated restaurants and vegan eateries as well, all of which are winning the city and FOODWORKS fans over. Eater Detroit’s Hot List in early 2019 included a modern Korean restaurant, an eight-seat tasting menu restaurant, a Japanese izakaya and a new-school diner serving vegan comfort-food. Clearly, there is no shortage of dining options, hard-working entrepreneurs or enthusiastic eaters in Detroit, which bodes well for the city and for FOODWORKS.