Restaurant reviews

Metro Detroit’s kabob king restarts reign in Royal Oak Farmers Market

Back from retirement, the former Mr. Kabob chef now serves shawarma out of a carryout window at Kal’s Lunch Bowl

By Tom Perkins

For years, to find one of the best kabobs in town, one needed to hit an unlikely spot – the Mobil gas station at the corner of Coolidge and 12 Mile roads. It wasn’t much of a secret that Mr. Kabob chef and manager Kal Al-Amara was rolling up gold as local and national media raved about the Lebanese fare, and a carryout crowd packed the small station on weekend nights...

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The essential Downriver restaurants that you should have tried by now

When it comes to local dining scenes, Downriver isn’t necessarily the first area that comes to mind. However, the group of cities…

By Metro Times Staff

Hops & Barley Bar & Grill
18561 Allen Rd., Melvindale; 313-586-3125;

If you’re looking for a great dive bar, with great food, good drinks and better people, look no further than this Melvindale neighborhood bar.
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35 essential Detroit area patios that are perfect for warm weather

Warmer weather is finally on its way to Michigan, and we’re ready to head outdoors to celebrate. What better way than lounging…

By Metro Times Staff

La Dolce Vita
    17546 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-865-0331;
    Looking for an outdoor Italian restaurant to impress a date? Or just looking to treat yourself? La Dolce Vita's beautiful courtyard patio along historic Woodward Avenue is what you've been missing.
    Photo via La Dolce Vita/Facebook
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The essential restaurants in Southwest Detroit you should have tried by now

Southwest Detroit might be known for its Mexican food choices, but the food scene is quite varied in this neighborhood. Cuisine from…

By Metro Times Staff

Los Altos
7056 W. Vernor Hwy., Detroit; 313-841-3109

Los Altos serves authentic Mexican flavors, right on Vernor. Have a picky eater for a kid? No worries, they have chicken nuggets on their kid’s menu.
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20 restaurants that have opened — and reopened — in the Detroit area in 2022

Many restaurants are still reeling from the pandemic, as made evident by the amount of restaurants we lost in 2021. Things seem…

By Metro Times Staff

Detroit Pizza Bar
 7316 W. McNichols Rd., Detroit; 313-646-4601;
Detroit Pizza Bar is a Black-owned pizza joint located on Detroit’s west side. If that wasn’t great enough, the pizza place has a full service bar and a rooftop terrace.
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