Middle Eastern Food Bliss WOW

Let me start by telling you this place is # 16 on Urbanspoon’s top 100 eating spots in the Detroit area and I now know why is just absolute amazing the atmosphere, the servers and the foods WOW. You sit down with hot puffy bread along with hummus and garlic dip being brought to your table in a flash. Must tell you the garlic dip the very best I’ve ever eaten which I found the secret was they add jalapeno juice to the mix OMG it’s like a Mexican style hummus. The combo meal filled with meats and rice are very filling and good.


The Kafta is a mega meal with 4 large logs of that succulent Lamb along with the super smooth Lentil soup. A major hit with me was a special dish I’ve only read about Kafta mini balls in tomato sauce sauteed onions,mushrooms and garlic has me so hooked on this place. This open kitchen with a giant over that they make those super pita breads in sits right out front.


They always have a coupon in the News Herald for savings so get on down to the very best Middle Eastern eating spot downriver. Special shout out to Maggie she was great and brought boxes and get this a bag too only 2nd time this year a special server has done this,what a great touch. Must try Deboned Chicken,Lamb Kafta and Malek’s Kafta

Meatball Sauteed with mushroom, onions and fresh tomato the very best appetizer around town. Do you ever miss the days of La Shish then look no more. The original owners of this restaurant were cooks there and when they sold it to the new owners they passed their recipes down to them.BY far the very best Middle Eastern meals around downriver. ENJOY 

Malek Al Kabob

Location: 22371 Goddard Rd 

TaylorMI

Phone: (313) 203-2067
Reservations: YES


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Yep Downriver’s Only TACO Truck 10 for $10 Everyday

Taqueria El Paisa Food Truck

Location: 191 Southfield 
EcorseMI 48229
Phone: (313) 624-6152
Web : none
Hours: Closed Sun. M-S 10am-10pm

Taqueria El Paisa Food Truck

Ecorse, Michigan

Wow Downriver has a Taco Truck Yep 3 years, Bet you didn’t know.

Downriver’s only taco truck has now been in place for a 3 years and it’s booming. I put it in my top 3 of all taco trucks from Southwest Detroit. The taco are $ 1.25 each and are loaded with pork,chicken or steak topped with onion and cilantro served with radish and salsa verde with is green. You eat 3 of these and you’ll be stuffed from the moist meat yummy taco’s. Note only a few hundred yards from the river, get some taco’s and driver to the river for a great view with your food. The mega deal is everyday you can get 10 for $10 on the same Taco’s which we get every time


Also the most amazing chunky Guacamole you’ll ever eat, a large container only $ 3.50. The wife so Loves the steak Quesadillas loaded with meat and melted cheese,,,, two of them make a meal for her. The Taco dinner come with rice and beans along with 3 Taco’s of your choice for $ 5 now that’s what I call the best meal deal around town. Must try that Grande Burrito it’s big as your head enough to share and my favorite is there homemade Tomatillo Green Salsa I put that on everything. Make sure to try a Mexican soda along with a Botona too. Yes they’re open year round making many happy. You must seek out and try the most unique eating spot in our area. 

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Cat Head Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy Emagenes Southern Tradition

Food lore traces this countrified dish back to Appalachian logging camps—the reason for the term sawmill gravy. 

Cat Head Biscuits with Sawmill Gravy a centuries old dish made by my grandparents in the coal mining towns around WV & KY,this dish be a stick to your ribs to provide a filling breakfast to start the work day along with extra made to be eaten with dinner. I so loved these a child as many restaurant’s make a version, the only place I’ve found our the area is Emagenes for over half a century pinching that dough and dropping on a baking tray,,, the reference that they big as a Cat’s Head comes from the south. The gravy creamy white in color with sausage, fat dripping’s and pepper stirs together in a cast iron skillet are made daily just as in the southern homes.


We get that mega #1 Breakfast twice per month as a takeout loaded with eggs, potatoes,sausage,bacon and a stack of thick sliced ham, along with a full order of Biscuits and Gravy all this only $ 6.95 enough to feed 2 hungry adults. I always compare them to Tony’s in Birch Run as having the biggest best breakfast without the long drive. I first found them in the 80’s as one of the few places that have Grits another southern favorite of many. Yes there was a real Emagene who opened the place which was also famous for those homemade pies,,, 15 years ago Phyllis the current has changed little,,,just no more pies. A truly dated place to dine in think 1970 decor that’s spotless clean that some would call a dive. The other must try goodies are the Ham and Bean soup, Stacked Ham Sandwich and the many daily special’s. A very unique dish the Biscuits and Gravy with get this, Chorizo the Mexican sausage mixed in,,,, Whoa off the chart great.

This old southern style of Biscuits and Gravy is not for everyone,, some will not like these and other true folks from the south will say Oh YEA that’s what I remember as a kid,, so give them a try great burgers,coney dogs and omelets make for a must try,, see super reviews from around the web,, they have no website or Facebook page or advertize since word of mouth has them a thousand plus regular customers from 50 years plating up the most amazing breakfast I say downriver and beyond.
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You Bet Your Chimichangas They be GOOD


I just Love the influx of Mexican families moving into the downriver area over the last decade to open many new restaurants with a dozen in just the last year. Being born and raised in SW Detroit there really is no need for me to travel to Mexican Town with a couple dozens great family eating spots around our area now. Julio’s had be plating up traditional real deal meals for a decade making hundreds of regular customers eating in and carry out. 

 We always start  with the Queso Flameado that’s loaded with pepper,onions,chorizo in melted bubbly cheese.  We always get a Chimichanga dinner with the succulent chunky beef and a salad,,which is a great option to replace the rice and beans that I never eat. I so wish many other Mexican place would offer this option as a healthy option,,, I’d even pay a little more. 
Yes sir indeed they be really great Chimichangas really the best around town.

Also had taco’s and lunch special Botona that comes with a drink, WOW it’s fantastic. Just a few weeks ago they now are open on Sunday with few new special dishes reserved for that day,,, my favorite is the traditional Red Pozole loaded with chunks of Pork Shoulder and Hominy along with many other goodie, this dish is mainly made for celebrations and holidays that’s I real treat as many places don’t make this. Also a special shredded pork Taco marinated in Pineapple Juice with Bacon added,,whoa I really need to try these on a Sunday soon. Please support a family run operation that supports downriver. I’ve been enjoying all these new ethnic eating spots around the area which supports our towns since the money stays here.




Dessert the Cheesecake Chimichanga was Amazing, stuffed very a light fluffy cheese inside a deep fried flour tortilla and topped with Strawberries, Powdered Sugar and a dollop of Cool Whip outstanding. Fast friendly service with a smile in the spotless clean eating spot will keep you coming back for more.



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