Parks & Rec- End of Summer

The Grand Army of the Republic Building
1942 Grand River Avenue
Detroit, MI — 48226
313-446-8370

Once again we visited Parks & Rec in the GAR building. It is a different eatery every time we go. The menu changes with the seasons and utilizes the best produce available in the area. The menu is fresh, innovative, delightful and always pleasing.

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Detroit Vegan Soul

Detroit Vegan Soul (EAST)
8029 Agnes St.
Detroit, MI — 48214

Detroit Vegan Soul is one of our favorite spots and I cannot believe I have never blogged about it. AND I just discovered they have a second location coming soon on 19614 Grand River Ave.Detroit, MI — 48223.

The food is amazing. The space on Agnes is pretty small but it is so worth the wait if you have to. This visit we started with the Black-eyed Pea Hummus (GF w/o pita). Creamy black-eyed pea hummus dip served with cucumbers, pita, olives, and pickled beets. It was really good. Much deeper, richer, savory flavor than chickpea hummus.

John hd the Soul Platter which includes Mac-n-cheese, tenderly smoked collards, maple glazed yams, black-eyed peas and a cornbread muffin. The collards are to die for. I asked the waiter how they were prepared and became out with a list of ingredients from the chef. Amazing. And the mac-n-Cheese. No words.

I had the Cesar Chavez salad of Romaine lettuce, capers, rosemary garlic croutons with house-made creamy Cesar dressing. I had them ad the grilled tempeh which was seasoned just perfectly and the dressing was outstanding.

The Jagged Fork

18480 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236   (313) 458-8440

Happy Birthday to me!! Breakfast this morning with John. We have been here to the Jagged Fork a few times and have always enjoyed it. So today, on my Birthday I will tell you all about the Jagged Fork.

It is one of my top 20 breakfast spots. One of the great things is it is sooo close yo home. Right down the street. SO it makes for a nice quick trip. 

We started with their French Press coffee which is really good. A real kick-starter for your day. They bring it with a crystalized sugar swizzle stick which is fun. The I ordered the Huevos Rancheros and John had the Greek Skillet.

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Cafe Muse

418 S. Washington Ave.   Royal Oak, Michigan   248-544-4749

This was our first visit to Cafe Muse for a nice weekday morning breakfast. As usual I had perused the menu before we left and it looked like we would have no trouble finding a meatless breakfast. We arrived at 10:15 am  and several tables were filled but were seated immediately.

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Seva-Detroit

66 E Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48201  313-974-6661

Seva has long been one of our favorite restaurants. We started going to Seva when it was located in Ann Arbor on Liberty street. That is still my favorite location for the place. I do not like the atmosphere of the new Seva’s in a strip mall on the other side of Ann Arbor.

But, that’s okay. I do like the Detroit space and the menu is pure Seva.

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Atwater in the Park

1175 Lakepointe St., Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230         (313) 344-5104

So today is two-fer day since I have been negligent in posting. Last night John was off so we made our first dinner trip in a while to Atwater in the Park. We had been about a year ago and this was not a haven for vegetarians at all, but I had heard the menu changed so we gave it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised.

For those of you who have not been, Atwater is located in an old church on Lakepointe and Kercheval. I love the vibe inside and since we went early on a Wednesday evening, it was pretty quiet and not crowded.

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