Candice Simons

I am a pro when it comes to navigating metro-Detroit’s hottest spots for food and drinks. My lifestyle blog, j’adore Detroit is a guide for readers to keep a pulse on the city. J’adore Detroit has turned from a passion project to a media source with a fresh take on the reemerging city.

I am known to be first on the scene to the city’s newest places for food and drinks. I even took this love to another level with opening my own Mexican restaurant, Alley Taco, in the heart of midtown.

What I love most about food and drinks is that they are often at the center of gathering with friends, laughing, dates and intimate conversations. Knowing how to navigate the city’s options will leave you with a limitless amount of options to perfectly match the occasion or your mood.

  • 1

    SheWolf Pastificio & Bar

    SheWolf Pastificio & Bar - Selden Street, Detroit MI

    SheWolf has amazing food. Including freshly made pasta from house milled flour.

  • 2

    Grey Ghost

    Grey Ghost - Watson Street, Detroit MI

    Grey Ghost is an American-style bistro with a phenomenal menu that never disappoints.

  • 3

    Supino Pizzeria

    Supino Pizzeria - Russell Street, Detroit MI

    Supino's is a staple in the city and my favorite place for pizza.

  • 4

    The Sardine Room

    The Sardine Room - South Main Street, Plymouth MI

    This is such a great place to converse over wine and oysters.

  • 5

    Red Coat Tavern

    Red Coat Tavern - Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township MI

    This restaurant is the mac daddy when it comes to cheeseburgers.

  • 6

    Second Best

    Second Best - Watson Street, Detroit MI

    This not-quite dive bar puts such a fun spin on a classic setting.

  • 7

    The Sugar House

    The Sugar House - Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI

    The oldest speak-easy style bar in Detroit has top-notch craft cocktails.

  • 8

    Flowers of Vietnam

    Flowers of Vietnam - Vernor Highway, Detroit MI

    This pop-up turned permanent Vietnamese restaurant has a fun atmosphere and great food.

  • 9

    La Dolce Vita

    La Dolce Vita - Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI

    La Dolce Vida is like a secret garden with amazing Italian food.

  • 10

    Polish Village Cafe

    Polish Village Cafe - Yemans Street, Hamtramck MI

    Traditional food, served in a cozy basement setting. This place is affordable and amazing.

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