Detroit is a city of soul food. During the hay day of the auto industry, thousands of African-Americans migrated from the south, bringing their food and traditions along with them. Andrew eats Bert's BBQ chicken and ribs.
2727 Russell Street, Detroit, MI 48207
Motor City Soul Food
Andrew and Detroit News columnist Chuck Bennett stop here, where Martha Clay's cooking draws crowds. she brought her cooking and hospitality along with her when she moved to the Motor City from Mississippi. Andrew eats oxtails, chitlins and okra.
12700 W. 7 Mile Rd., Detroit, MI 48235
Café d’Mongo’s Speakeasy
Andrew and Chuck Bennett for an upscale version of Detroit soul food.
1439 Griswold Street Detroit, MI 48226
My Sisters and Me
Andrew gets some home-style soul food when he samples several desserts at this restaurant run by 5 sisters who cook with their own family recipes. Andrew samples the peach cobbler, banana pudding and caramel cake.
17410 Griswold Street Detroit, MI 48224
Detroit Mower Gang / O’ Shea Playground
Andrew meets the Detroit Mower Gang. The group of men get together on summer weekends to clean up and cut grass at city parks. They also bring creative foods to eat. He tries smoked beef tongue, raccoon, manifold meatloaf and more.
Corner of Greenfield Rd and Capital Street, Detroit, MI
Super Greenland Market
Andrew visits Dearborn, MI, home to the most concentrated Arab population in the US. His friend, Rana, pick up some food and sample kefta, kibbe nayeh and sliced, raw cow liver, served with chiles, onions and mint.
12715 W. Warren Ave. Dearborn, MI 48126
Andrew and Rana stop by a bakery where they get some fresh sweets, including one straight out of the oven!
6235 Schaefer Rd. Dearborn, MI 48126
Andrew is invited to a home of a local family for Ramadan, but first he stops by a local restaurant that serves Lebanese favorites, including a lamb brain sandwich.
14633 W. Warren Ave. Dearborn, MI 48126
Andrew and Rana are invited into the home of a friend for the family Iftar, a huge traditional Lebanese feast, including kroosh, defta, kibbe nayeh and spicy lamb's tongue.
Andrew visits Hamtramck, the most internationally diverse town in Michigan. Forty-one percent of the population is foreign born, He stops at this Polish deli to taste spicy headcheese and jellied pig's feet.
9601 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck, MI 48212
Andrew stops by this Yemeni restaurant and eats lamb kidney cut into small pieces and combined with onions, scallions, garlic and spices, served on a toasted sub roll.
8752 Joseph Campau Hamtramck, MI 48212
After the Polish and Yemeni, the third largest ethnic population in Hamtramck is from South Asia, especially Bangladesh. Andrew and his guide, Mayor Karen Majewski, sample the pizza with a taste of Bangladesh.
11608 Conant Detroit, MI 48212
Kap's Wholesale Meats
Andrew visits Detroit’s Eastern Market where he stops for some quick bites. He starts here and eats pig snout.
2630 Riopelle, Detroit, MI 48207
Corridor Sausage Co.
Andrew meets 2 men who bring handcrafted meat to the market. He samples Vietnamese chicken sausage, pork and green curry sausage with mango salsa, and rustic country tureen.
Eastern Market, Detroit, MI
Love's Custard Pies
Donnie Love learned how to make pies in her mother's kitchen in Arkansas. Now she sells all different kinds of pies at the Eastern Market, including chess pie and bean custard pie.
Eastern Market, Detroit, MI 48221
Detroit is known for its authentic Italian pizza. Andrew samples the Pizza Bismark, a pizza with prosciutto and fresh duck egg.
2457 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207