What's New In Detroit- New Businesses in Detroit You Just Gotta Try

I gotta be honest…

I’m having a hard time keeping up with all of the new businesses popping up in the city. It’s great, but my Detroit “To- Do” list is about to reach the floor. From bars to restaurants to markets, there are some really exciting places that have recently made the move to the D.

I thought I’d share with you guys just a few places that have caught my eye:

1) Katsu Detroit

5063 Trumbull Ave.

This new izakaya— Japanese pub and kitchen— opened up in Woodbridge in late December. This seems like the perfect new spot to grab drinks and grub after a long day at work. The ~2,000 square foot space is decorated with hanging lanterns, and also features the classic bar seating we’re all used to as well as more traditional Japanese seating— low tables for you to eat at while you sit on the floor. Come in for cocktails, sake, and fairly-traditional Japanese fair.

Yakisoba, here I come!

2) Good Stuff Corktown

1444 Michigan Ave.

Aiming to be your friendly neighborhood corner store, Good Stuff Corktown sells your essentials— milk, cream, bread, flour, etc. It also offers baked goods and prepared foods, and all of the shop’s products are locally sourced. Good Stuff Corktown has that homey Corktown feel, and I really have been on the hunt for an area market that sells fresh, quality goods. This market is located on Michigan Avenue, right by McShane’s George Gregory, and Ottava Via.

3) Fort Street Galley

160 West Fort Street

This food hall-style spot at the edge of downtown showcases different restaurants in one space. Owned by Galley Group, Fort Street Galley aims to incorporate the Detroit community in a dining experience, bringing people together with amazing food, drinks, and atmosphere. It features four “restaurant concepts” that' I’ve heard are just BOMB— Allenby, ISLA, Lucky’s, and Pursue.

4) San Morello

1400 Woodward Avenue

Have you guys been inside the new Shinola Hotel yet? It’s so stylish and cool… so why would the restaurant located in the hotel be any different? I haven’t yet eaten at San Morello, but I’ve definitely embarrassingly pressed my face up against the glass window. The interior is trendy yet still being classic and cozy, with velvet booths and striped cushions in warm tones. I can’t wait to try one of their wood-fired pizzas or authentic Italian pastas…. and have a couple glasses of wine here, of course.

What new Detroit hot-spots are you looking to hit up? Let me know in the comments so I can add them to my Detroit “To-Do List”

Until next time, Detroiters!