Taste of Detroit recently celebrated their first anniversary as a restaurant in Brandon. The name of the restaurant describes exactly what you’re going to get when you dine with them: a taste of Detroit.
They offer numerous items on their menu that are inspired by the culture in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit is known for having delicious food on every street corner, and this restaurant seeks to bring their take on Detroit to the Deep South to show us what we’re missing.
If you walk into their cozy restaurant at 7 a.m., you can order one of their delicious omelets, a stir fry, or even a Coney dog. Everything is made fresh to order, and even though it’s named Taste of Detroit, the Greek heritage of the owners definitely inspire some of the items on the menu. Those Greek seasonings are the secret that makes these everyday foods so delicious!
Taste of Detroit proudly serves breakfast all day and have an extreme variety of items on the menu, but that’s what makes them so unique!
Some of the most popular items on the menu are the Coney dogs and the burgers. The Coney dogs are authentic topped with chili, cheese, and onions. In case you aren’t familiar, a Coney dog is a beef hotdog, topped with an all meat, beanless chili, diced white onions, and yellow mustard. A true Coney dog uses made-in-Michigan products. After all, the Coney dog originated in Michigan – not in Coney Island, New York, like many people assume. So, to stay true to their heritage and to make their Coney dogs truly authentic, Taste of Detroit has their chili and Coney meat shipped from Detroit giving you an authentic experience we haven’t found anywhere else in the metro.
The burgers at Taste of Detroit are made from prime chuck meat and are hand patted daily. This is important to the restaurant because they know that it makes a difference in the flavor and the quality of the burger.
They also want their burgers to be extra tasty because they host a burger challenge for customers who are willing to compete! The challenge includes a triple burger and a side of fresh cut French fries. Eat this jumbo meal in under ten minutes for a free meal – and I hear it’s been done before!
Taste of Detroit is steadily growing but is committed to knowing every customer’s name that comes thru the door. We love their commitment to people and to their food – infusing a new spin on the metro area’s beloved burger craze.
Taste of Detroit is located at 1530 W. Government St, Ste C, in Brandon. Their hours of operation are Monday – Saturday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. They are closed on Sunday. Grab your EatJXN VIP Card and a friend and head over to Taste of Detroit today and get a Free Combo Upgrade (fries and drink) with purchase of Burger or Sandwich when you show them your card.
Story by Emily Williamson, 2017 summer intern