Hello! My name is Jewell and I love food! I love talking about food, eating food, trying weird food, and answering questions on Jeopardy about food. Please please please join me in making my blog a successful interactive experience.

Be kind.







  1. Hi Jewell,

    Your first posts just appeared on Urbanspoon! Check it out:

    I encourage you to claim your blog, which allows you to add a picture and change some settings. The blog photo shows up next to your posts wherever they appear on Urbanspoon. Here’s how to claim:

    – Make sure you’re logged into Urbanspoon

    – Go to your blog page on our site: http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/19/11909/Detroit/eatfooddetroit.html

    – Click “Claim your blog” in the left sidebar

    After you submit it, we may contact you to verify your claim. Check your spam email folder if your claim hasn’t gone through in a day or two. You’ll also find some interesting badges and widgets on your Urbanspoon blog page – look in the right sidebar.

    If you have any questions, please contact me via email.





  2. Thanks, Jewell! I just approved your blog claim. Now your Urbanspoon profile picture is displayed on your blog page. You can upload a blog-specific photo if you prefer, and can change a few other blog settings there. Also, if you vote for a restaurant that you’ve reviewed on your blog, we now show your vote next to your post everywhere on our site.






  3. Hi Jewell,

    I’ve added a new feature so you can publish your blog posts on Urbanspoon yourself! Next time you post a review, give it a try. Here’s how:

    – Make sure you’re signed into Urbanspoon.
    – Go to your Urbanspoon blog page (not your user profile): http://www.urbanspoon.com/br/19/11909/Detroit/eatfooddetroit.html
    – Click “Edit blog settings”.
    – In the Pending Posts section, click “Edit and publish my pending posts”.
    – Then, enter the “snippet” text, verify the date and URL, and press Publish.

    Please make sure that:
    – The URL should be the permalink to the blog post (not the blog home page, a post preview, or a service like feedproxy).
    – The snippet should be 2-3 sentences (quoted from your blog post) that gives an idea of what’s in the post.
    – The snippet should NOT include bylines, dates, address info, captions, tags, HTML code, etc.

    Note: there may be a delay of 1-2 hours after you post on your blog until our system detects the post.

    We’ll give you one week to do it yourself, then it’ll go into our queue to publish.

    Thank you for all of your contributions, and let us know if you have any questions.





  4. What didn’t you like about Zef’s food? You explained that it was delicious and perfectly cooked…. What are the negatives? I work across the street and go there quite often. Ive always been pleased.


  5. I just came across your blog and really enjoy it! I would love to invite you to my restaurant, Nonna’s Italian Kitchen. It is located in Shelby twp. I know you will appreciate our homemade, authentic, and comforting food. Please email me if you would like to stop by! Thank you for your time.



    1. Hi Gabriella,

      Thank you for reading, it is appreciated. I love to hear the feedback from my audience. I reside in the Detroit area and don’t make it to Shelby often, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t make a trip. Plus, my BF and I love Italian and you probably know from reading, Italian restaurants our hit or miss for us. I refuse to believe that good Italian is hard to find. I would love to stop by!


  6. Hey Jewell,

    I hope all is well and that you are having a great week so far! My name is Robert Greenfield, and I’m a senior at the University of Michigan in the College of Engineering. I follow your blog and love your posts, and was wondering if I could collaborate with you.

    As a foodie myself, me and a few of my co-founders are developing a web and mobile application that can enable people to find places to eat and recipes based on their dietary lifestyle.

    Outside of finding places to eat, the application will enable bloggers to share their diet-specific recipes on the platform, which would link back to the blogger’s site. We support Kosher, Halal, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Sugar-Free, Vegetarian, Local, and Health/Fitness diets so far. We currently support the Greater Detroit Area, Ann Arbor, NYC, and SF.

    If your’e interested in testing the beta version and would love your feedback! Let me know your thoughts and thank you!




    1. Hi Robby,

      I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. Thank you for the follow and kind words. Of course I am interested in testing the app. I hope the offer still stands. Let me know ASAP! Thanks,



  7. Hi!

    My name is Kat and I am a casting assistant for Food Network Star, one of Food
    Network’s most iconic shows. We are currently casting for season 12 and wanted to inform you that we are holding an open casting call in Dallas on Saturday, November 7th!

    We are looking for those with a captivating personality who believe they’re at the top of the culinary game and want to inspire a Food Network audience through their passion for food and cooking! Please feel free to post this information to your website, or forward on to anyone who might be interested in becoming the host of his or her own cooking show! Any help in spreading the word is greatly appreciated!

    Please find the details of our event below:

    Dallas, TX Open Casting Call
    Date: Saturday, November 7th, 2015
    Time: 10am – 1pm
    Location: The Westin Dallas Park Central
    12720 Merit Drive, Dallas, TX 75251
    Please visit us at http://www.FoodNetwork.com/Casting for additional information or to let us know you are attending!
    *If you cannot make it to this event, check out where else we will be, or submit an application online!

    Attached is a copy of our flyer with further details about our open call. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Thank you so much for your time and assistance and we hope to see you in Dallas!


    Kat Koehler
    Casting Assistant
    JS Casting Inc.


    1. Hi Kat,

      I am the worst! I apologize for just now getting back to you. Thank you for the comment and invitation. WOW! Food Network, I LOVE Food Network, however I reside in the Detroit area. I will check out the link you provided, but if you there ever is a casting please let me know. Again, thank you! Happy Holidays! Thanks for reading the blog. 🙂


  8. Hi Jewell –
    I’m working with a start-up for food bloggers in Michigan called Tabelog (www.tabelog.us). They’re a subsidiary of the largest company in Japan Tabelog.com (similar to Yelp here in the US).
    We’re bringing their annual restaurant awards to the US that are judged solely by a panel of local food bloggers (all online). The winning restaurants get a framed 2015 award and the food bloggers get an ‘official judge’ icons/etc. and related PR for their blog. We’re looking for bloggers from the Michigan area to invite as an official judge. Is this something that you would be interested in?
    Thanks in advance!


  9. Hi Jewell,

    Wanted to send you a quick note to invite you to check out our new restaurant in downtown Northville: Wok Asian Bistro. We focus on high quality stir-fry utilizing fresh, locally sourced and organic ingredients. Hope you can make it by and let us know what you think!

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  10. Hi Jewell,

    I recently began working for a University of Michigan – Ann Arbor startup company called Forklore that is creating an online marketplace similar to Etsy, but for food! We are focusing heavily on small batch, gluten free, vegan, free-from food makers, and the story behind their creation.

    We are looking to grow our user base, to get people into our website, so we can test out the idea and grow quicker. Currently we have three vendors, however, we are adding two new vendors this week and more in the upcoming weeks.

    I think we could benefit from a partnership, where we can give you products sold in our website, or articles, videos, and pictures for your blog. In return you just have to mention our name and our website (https://eatforklore.com).

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Mohammad Shaikh


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