It's a restaurant on the mezzanine of a grocery store -- weird, right? Maybe, but with the accomplished and renowned Chef Jacques Van Staden at the helm, the globally inspired menu at Bistro Joe's is always evolving and never disappoints. Dude’s got access to all of the fresh produce, meat, and seafood literally right downstairs at all times, so this place is kinda what would happen if you gave an award-winning chef an unlimited budget and unlimited inventory. Within reason... this isn't Las Vegas, where Van Staden worked previously and earned Michelin stars.
The brunch competition in metro Detroit has become fierce, but the Fly Trap in Ferndale is still a perennial favorite. Described as a "hipster dive diner" but with a decidedly intentional vintage atmosphere, the Fly Trap is yet another stamp-sized breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot in Ferndale serving a variety of "blunch" items that range from a sizable omelet selection to a popular veggie burger to quasi-Thai eats, just because. There are lots of diners out there, but this one is finer.