CITY GUIDES | Detroit with Chef Sarah Welch

CITY GUIDES | Detroit with Chef Sarah Welch

Sarah Welch shows you how to fall in love with the city she calls home.

September 19, 2019
CITY GUIDES | Detroit with Chef Sarah Welch

CITY GUIDES | Detroit with Chef Sarah Welch

Sarah Welch shows you how to fall in love with the city she calls home.

September 19, 2019

Detroit. Motor City. Birthplace of Motown Records. And home of chef Sarah Welch, executive chef and partner of Marrow, Detroit's first neighborhood restaurant and butcher shop hybrid. 

Born in nearby Ann Arbor, MI, Sarah spent a large portion of her childhood in Jamaica. It was there that she discovered her passion for food, travel, and cooking. After honing her skills in the kitchens of NYC, Welch returned to Michigan and has been cooking in some of Detroit's best restaurants since. Here's her go-to spots in the city she calls home. 

SPLURGE

Chef's Table at the Foundation Hotel is the place to splurge. A high-end tasting menu by Michelin-starred Chef Thomas Lents is an exceptional and intimate way to feed your tummy and your soul. He cooks in a kitchen at the head of the dining table so you can pester him and fangirl while you dine. They also offer takeovers from local chefs so if the menu is too expensive, try a visiting chef dinner, which is just as intimate and delicious, but a little more affordable.

DRINKS

The Royce is a wine bar downtown perfect for catching up over hard to find PetNat wines. If cocktails are your speed, Standby makes a mean classic but also has a menu dedicated to more adventurous drinks like a kale cocktail that sounds disgusting but might make a believer out of you. Need Beer? Go to Batch Brewing. Not only is the beer excellent, but it also has board games and a patio to die for. ProTip: order the pretzels.

The Standby
Hot Spot
Downtown, Detroit
$$$, Cocktail Bar, Reservations, Modern, Full Bar, American, New American
1 Recommendation

NOT FOOD

Shopping in Corktown is always fun. Check out Mama Coos for cute upcycled clothes, vintage pins, and eclectic home goods. El Dorado is truly a little pot of gold. The owner travels the country to bring back the coolest swag, from turquoise jewelry to coffee sets, and pillows. You may not know what you are looking for when you go in, but you will leave with a treasure.

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