Author: Alisha Dixon

Best Use of Street Food

“The Walking Taco” at Fenton Fire Hall

201 S. Leroy St., Fenton; 810-936-0442; fentonfirehall.com Say what you will, but this is pretty brilliant: In a restaurant where a featured drink is the “State Fair Lemonade” — served in a closed mason jar (“When you’re ready,” they say, “shake it up and drink it”) that tastes exactly like what you expect, but with a subtle alcoholic kick — you can get away with serving some unique items, like, say … a walking taco (aka “Frito pie”).…

Best Restaurant Trend

Embracing beer

2014 was, in metro Detroit, the Year of Beer. If that’s a bold description, so be it, but we saw a great number of brewpubs, microbreweries, and beer halls open their doors and begin selling their wares in the last year.…

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Best Martini

Ghost Bar at the Whitney

4421 Woodward, Detroit; 313-832-5700; facebook.com/thewhitneyghostbar
Back in October 2014 we reviewed the Ghost Bar at the Whitney and to say we loved the place would be an understatement. The Witching Hour, a wicked cocktail made with Valentine Vodka, was by far our favorite drink on their menu.…