Detroit (HOODLINE) – Interested in finding out about the newest places to eat in Detroit? From an outdoor pop-up serving Latin American fare to an L.A.-based noodle place, read on for the newest spots to arrive around town.
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A newcomer to downtown Detroit, Clementina is a pop-up/food truck/shipping container combination located at Capitol Park, 150 State St. The menu consists of playful takes on Latin American food, like the guajillo chili-cured salmon tostada with crema, preserved lemon, dill and mint, or tacos with mushroom barbacoa, fire-roasted pork or shrimp.
Drinks include cocktails (example: Hendrick’s gin with ancho reyes verde, lime, basil, ancho salt and grapefruit bitters), plus chilled tequila, beer and wine. Set up in part by the proprietors of Time + Proper steakhouse, the outdoor garden-style restaurant is not expected to outlast the summer, according to Crain’s Detroit Business.
Shewolf Pastificio & Bar
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On the ground floor of the Selden building at 438 Selden St. in Midtown, you’ll find Shewolf Pastificio & Bar, a new Italian spot. Birthed by former Bacco chef Anthony Lombardo, house-made pasta is at the center of the menu, from whole wheat orecchiette with spicy lamb neck ragout and whipped ricotta to potato-filled durum pasta with onions and “fonduta” (a sort of Italian fondue). A full selection of meat, fish and vegetable entrees are also available. Yelpers are fans of SheWolf Pastificio & Bar: it’s got five stars out of seven reviews, so far.
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Finally, there’s Urban Ramen at 4206 Woodward Ave. in Midtown. It’s an intimate space, seating about 20 people, but with an open kitchen. Three types of ramen are on the menu: chicken paitan, with thick noodles and chicken broth; tonkotsu, with thin noodles and a pork broth; and vegan shoyu, made with thin noodles and a clear vegan broth. There are a handful of smaller side dishes, like the tuna poke bowl and garlic edamame. This is only the second location for the L.A.-based noodle spot.