Any time the national media features Detroit’s burgeoning culinary scene is exciting. But it’s particularly special when the journalist writing the story is a Detroit native.
Enter Rebecca Powers, a Detroit-based writer who previously worked as a reporter for The Detroit News and editor for Hour Magazine. Rebecca gives us her first-hand account of dining in the 313 in her latest story for The Washington Post, In Detroit, flavor is in heavy rotation.
To assist natives and tourists alike in navigating Detroit’s “dizzying number of restaurant openings,” which Rebecca likens to a sport, she highlights “A Motown dining trio that’s headed up the charts”: Dime Store for breakfast, Supino Pizzeria for lunch, and Selden Standard for dinner.
Up first is downtown Detroit brunch restaurant, Dime Store, which inspired the question: “Why settle for an omelet when you can have a Duck Reuben for brunch?” Indeed!
“Here, in this self-dubbed American Brunch Bar offering ‘breakfast, lunch and booze,’ T-shirts mingle with business suits and the walls are painted with murals depicting the ‘heads’ sides of Mercury and Eisenhower dimes. Of course you can order a custom omelet, but why not a duck Reuben sandwich, which was the most popular item at my table recently. Other favorites include the duck bop hash and breakfast sandwiches.”
Next, head over to Supino, “a veteran of Detroit’s new-wave dining,” for a Bismark or Affumicata pizza, then onto Selden Standard for the grilled whole trout, described as “possibly the best restaurant fish preparation I’ve ever had.”
Now that your next breakfast, lunch and dinner selections are plated up for you, all that’s left is to pull on some elastic pants and exercise your eating muscles at three of Detroit’s best restaurants.
Thank you, Rebecca, for giving our hometown dining scene some love and attention. We look forward to the next installment!