Accolades continue to pour in for one of Detroit’s up-and-coming neighborhoods. Corktown, in a list recently released by Thrillist, was named as one of the top food neighborhoods in America.
We’ve written about Corktown in a few ways, including this piece on Rubbed, and included Mercury on our list of 5 Burgers Tasty To Burgers To Love Around Metro Detroit. But is Corktown Detroit’s culinary center? Thrillist seems to think so.
Detroit’s historic Corktown may be the city’s oldest neighborhood, but it’s also at the forefront of the D’s new food frontiers. The stretch alongside Michigan Ave, in particular, is exploding with flavor, courtesy of the newly legendary Slows Bar BQ, farm-fresh upscale Southern fare at Gold Cash Gold, and Italian at Ottavia, all of which pair perfectly with after-dinner cocktails at Sugar House. Want a burger? Three of Motown’s best — Mercury Burger Bar, Nemo’s, and St. Cece’s — are in Corktown. Deli sandwiches? Get one of the city’s best at Mudgie’s, and pair it with one of the 100+ craft beers on offer. And if you need a coney — and trust us, you always need a coney — Onassis has your back.
What’s number one on the national list? The Mission in San Francisco.