Andrew finds out if it is food that keeps Detroit’s motor running. Andrew visits Motown and gets revved up about tasting some of the city’s food, including iconic soul food and lamb brain sandwiches, in the ...

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Bert's Marketplace

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

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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

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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

Masri Sweets

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


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