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National Geographic: Detroit is ‘unexpected’ food town

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

National Geographic is hip to coney dogs. The magazine this week named Detroit one of six “unexpected cities for the food lover.”

Along with Budapest, Hungary and Yerevan, Armenia, Detroit neighborhoods like Corktown, Greektown, Dearborn, Hamtramck and Midtown were touted as vibrant food and restaurant communities.

Corktown was listed as the “best neighborhood for a food frenzy.” The article suggested the breakfast poutine at Brooklyn Street Local and name dropped Onassis Coney Island (with a picture of two coney dogs), Slows Bar BQ and Katoi in Corktown. The piece mistakenly listed downtown’s Dime Store as being in Corktown and recommended the duck bop hash.

Greektown, Hamtramck and Dearborn were called out as “best neighborhoods for ethnic eats,” citing New Parthenon, Polish Village and Krakus, and Al Ameer, respectively.

Midtown was described as the “best neighborhood for a night out” and mentioned the restaurants Grey Ghost, La Feria and Selden Standard.

Santiago, Chile, Dakar, Senegal and Wellington, New Zealand rounded out the list.

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