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It’s always exciting to try new food in metro Detroit. And this fall, you'll find a whole bunch of newer, totally new and soon-to-open options in many categories that are sure to satisfy. Breweries, international kitchens, coffee shops and laid-back pubs ⎯ we've got 'em all.
Try these recently opened metro Detroit restaurants with a unique Italian flare.
Green Lantern Pizzeria
Opening a second location in Clinton Township due to the popularity of its current residence on 12 Mile Road and John R Street, Green Lantern is famous for its Lantern bread, sandwiches and obviously its pizza. (M) (O)
I Luv Cheese
A totally awesome pasta bar where you can choose from every pasta you can think of paired with your favorite sauce and an abundance of toppings. The best part ⎯ all of the ingredients come from local farmers to support nearby communities and create that delicious Michigan flavor. (M) (DD)
Gnocchi Italian Restaurant
Located in Clinton Township, this unique pasta joint takes Italian dining to a whole new level. Serving every type of gnocchi you can think of, from portabella mushroom gnocchi to chicken broccoli and cheese gnocchi, and everything in between. (M)
This pizza parlor, located in Midtown, has quickly made its name known by introducing the craziest topping combos you can think of. The focaccia-style crust is also a crowd-pleaser. It's pizza like you've never had it before. (DD)
A unique concert venue, restaurant and bar. El Club hosts numerous events and pleases the crowd with its delicious pizza. (DD)
No need to travel thousands of miles for a taste of international flavors from around the world. Just make a stop right here in metro Detroit.
Flowers of Vietnam
Chef George Azar is bringing his popular Vietnamese recipes to a restaurant setting. Here, you can sit down and enjoy Korean fried wings, whole fried fish, pho and coffee with egg cream. (DD)
This Japanese Izakaya is serving up the freshest cuisine from local farmers. The sushi is served in a cone. (DD)
A casual restaurant, The Peterboro is brought to you by the Detroit Optimist Society, and serves contemporary American Chinese food. The extensive bar menu also features craft cocktails, beer, wine, sake and sherry. (DD)
At GoGo's, Detroiters have the opportunity to try Pacific Islander street food. One of its most famous items is the fried Spam. The Hawaiian menu also includes savory rice- and fish-rich options. Diners can also enjoy a variety of craft beers. (DD)
When wine, craft cocktails and maybe a cheese plate are what you crave.
The Royce Detroit
This eclectic wine shop, located on the ground floor of the Kale's Building, highlights the major wine regions of the world. Sporting a collection of 300-plus bottles, it focuses on providing great quality wines at affordable everyday prices, yet has a selection that will satisfy the wine collector. The Royce features a small bar where you can enjoy a glass of wine, charcuterie and cheese plates. (DD)
Located in The Belt art alley, The Skip gives the term cocktail bar a whole new meaning. Serving frozen drinks, five different kinds of boilermakers, Irish Coffee and Old Fashioned cocktails, this open-air bar is also rumored to serve Latin American street food in the near future. (DD)
Rusted Crow Detroit
The original Dearborn Heights distillery is now downtown, too. This time, Rusted Crow has amped up its cocktail bar and is serving a full menu of pub fare and traditional American appetizers. (DD)
Johnny Blacks Public House
Opening its second location in Sterling Heights less than a year ago, Johnny Blacks is a popular spot to catch a big game or visit with friends. It also happens to boast a massive draft beer and whiskey selection. (M)
If you're looking for staples when it comes to pubs and/or classic fare, metro Detroit has a slew of newcomers worth sampling.
Located on the ground floor of the David Broderick Tower, Broderick Grille offers great views from the second-level mezzanine or cozy corners at the coffee bar. Dinner favorites include macaroni-and-cheese croquettes, pasta, pork chops and Mexican-style hanger steak. (DD)
Located in a vaguely art deco space that was once home to the Biegas Gallery, Queen's serves good beer and burgers. (DD)
The Fountain Detroit
A cool place to meet friends and relax beachside at Campus Martius Park. The Fountain Detroit offers traditional food such as burgers, salads and paninis. The crafted beverage list includes beach-themed frozen drinks, cocktails, Michigan beers and a wide variety of non-alcoholic choices. (DD)
A great new burger joint in downtown Detroit. Yes, it's that simple. (DD)
Famous for its piled-high sandwiches and chill vibe, Primanti Brother's now has a second Michigan location in Novi, in addition to their numerous spots throughout the Midwest. (GN)
Check out these morning delights morning, afternoon or at night.
Journey’s End Coffee Shop and
Eos Café & Coffee House
Both of these "brew" houses are located on Jefferson Avenue in St. Clair Shores. Cute and cozy, they are great places to grab a cappuccino on colder days. (M)
Famous for its fried organic Detroit doughnuts, Dilla's Delights has a new shop at the corner of John R and Centre streets. The shop opens at 5 a.m. daily with a fresh batch of doughnuts and coffee waiting for the working crowd or any early riser. (DD)
Keep an eye out for these hot spots slated to celebrate their grand openings soon.
Lady of the House
Taking residence in a former auto shop building in north Corktown, chef Kate Williams will be serving rustic food to customers. She's been offering sneak peeks of her menu at her pop-up restaurant Lady of the Market. Opening winter 2016. (DD)
Finally making its way to Detroit in 2017, Shake Shack is known for its hot dogs and frozen custard. Located in the First National Building at the base of Campus Martius Park, the shack's patio will overlook the park. (DD)
Looking for more? Check out this list of brand new metro Detroit bars and restaurants.
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Book a dinner cruise or go for a late-night moonlight party aboard the Detroit Princess. The five-story riverboat is back in action for the season.
Fall is in full swing and that means Detroit Red Wings hockey at The Joe. No ticket? Cobo Joe's is a surefire hot spot on game days.
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