Sylvia Rector, restaurant critic at the Detroit Free Press, first discovered Dime Store when the space was still under construction. Popping her head in while we were putting chairs together and hanging shelves, she inquired if we were opening a restaurant.
Three months later and Sylvia is a regular patron, citing “stylish, delicious breakfast and lunch dishes” as reasons why Dime Store became ” an instant hit with downtowners,” in Wednesday’s Free Press article, Fun, Casual Spots Not to Miss.
Sylvia highlights Dime Store’s duck dishes, including the popular Duck Bop Hash for breakfast and “indulgent” Duck Reuben Sandwich for lunch. Crediting Executive Chef Josh Taylor and his culinary team for doing “dishes with more flavor and finesse than you’d expect at such a casual spot,” she notes that “everything at Dime Store is house-made.”
Her superbly shot photo series, which accompanies the article, includes mouthwatering close-ups of Dime Store’s Duck Reuben, Macaroni & Cheese, Brussel Sprout Salad — which was named among the Top 5 Brussel Sprouts in Detroit — and a soup of the day: Spicy Carrot Puree Soup.
Thank you for the thoughtful write-up, Sylvia, and considering Dime Store a restaurant “not to miss!” See you soon!