Downtown Wyandotte.

The Different Twist Pretzel Co

The Wyandotte Street Art Fair was a couple weekends ago and you know what that means….Great food! Food trucks and vendors line up to deliver our favorite eats that we can only enjoy at festivals and street fairs. One of my favorites is the Different Twist Pretzel Co. My lovely dear friend Jessica (co-owner of Dance Avenue in Southgate) knew the owner of this food truck so we stopped by to say Hi. Jim currently lives in FL, but travels to be where the action is. He owns and manages two pretzel food trucks and was nice enough to give us a tour of the pretzel to consumer process. Which, I might add, was more involved than I expected. Jim is very passionate about his business and his love for his product really shined. See how they ranked!

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Atmosphere: 5 out of 5 bites

Price: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Service: 5 out of 5 bites (personal tour)

Wow Factor: 4.5 out of 5 bites (menu and passion)

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Original Pretzel: Jim’s delicious recipe fried to perfection. Slightly salty with warm, buttery, dough twisted into a mouth watering pretzel. Yum!

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Pretzel Dog: All beef frank wrapped in a pretzel. Delicious! The perfect ratio of dog to pretzel. The pretzel was golden brown with a slight chew. This is my new favorite way to eat a hot dog.

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The Different Twist Pretzel Co. offers a variety of pretzels for any palate. Enjoy an original, pretzel dog, pizza pretzel, parmesan pretzel, garlic pretzel, a salted pretzel, and more! Jim was so enthusiastic about showing us his process that it’s no surprise why his food truck has a line of hungry patrons outside of it. If you are looking for Jim and his pretzel truck , you can spot him at the Allen Park Street Fair the weekend of August 6th. I will be there endulging in another pretzel to celebrate my birthday. Come cheers me with a pretzel…or two!

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Bob Jo’s

A local favorite for years, Bob Jo’s has been serving up frozen custard since my mom was a little girl. Located on Fort St. in Wyandotte, MI., Bob Jo’s always serves up the classics; vanilla, chocolate, and twist frozen custard. They also have different flavors of frozen custard each day with an array of topping options, smoothies, and other creamy favorites. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 4.5 out of 5 bites (Classic Ice Cream spot)

Price: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 4 out of 5 bites (unique flavors)

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My Pick

Pistachio Frozen Custard: Creamy and rich frozen custard with a slight pistachio flavor. If you know my taste buds, then you know that I am a nut for pistachio (Fly Trap’s Pistachio Milkshake). This frozen custard was right up my alley! Frozen custard is richer, thicker, and more decadent than ice cream. It also doesn’t melt as fast as ice cream so we were able to sit out side the shop and enjoy our sweet treats before heading back home.

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Ma’s Pick:

Vanilla Frozen Custard dipped in peanuts: Creamy and rich vanilla flavored frozen custard dipped in peanuts. My mom was really nostalgic and wanted a cone. The vanilla frozen custard was delicious and the peanuts just added an extra crunch to take this dairy dream to the next level. 

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Bob Jo’s always has a line to the street, but the girls do a great job at filling orders fast. When Ma and I first got there, we probably had 20 people in front of us, but we received our frozen custard in about 6 minutes. Dairy Queen could learn a thing or two from Bob Jo’s! There’s something about Bob Jo’s that takes you back to your childhood. It doesn’t matter if you’re 6, 18, or 59, indulging in frozen custard is sure to make you feel like a kid again.

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Sushi Bar

Today on the Bite Tonight: Sushi Bar

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I am taking a little break from Texas eats to feature Sushi Bar, located on Maple, in Downtown Wyandotte, MI. Josh and I visited this restaurant a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. Offering Japanese cuisine using only the finest ingredients, a full bar, and lunch specials, Sushi Bar is Downrivers go to sushi spot. See how they ranked.

Atmosphere: 3 out of 5 bites

Price: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Service: 4 out of 5 bites

Wow Factor: 2 out of 5 bites

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Here’s the sushi bar:

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California Roll (Left): Crab Stick, Cucumber, Avocado And Caviar On The Top, Rolled With Rice And Seaweed. Classic and delicious!

Henry Ford Roll (Middle): Crab Stick, Cucumber, Rice and Seaweed. Lightly Fried. Just as delicious as the California roll, but deep fried and really good.

Multiple Orgasm Roll (Right): Rolled with Rice and Seaweed Filled with Salmon, Spicy Crab, Tuna, Avocado then Lightly Fried. Topped with Spicy Mayo. My favorite! The creaminess of the avocado complimented the spicy mayo and crab. I really liked the slight crunch of the roll. The spice wasn’t too overpowering either.

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I was really impressed with the quality of the rolls. They were tightly rolled and didn’t fall apart. You could really taste the fresh ingredients with each bite. Service was good and the prices were reasonable. Sushi Bar has a nicely decorated dining room with flat screen TV’s. I also really liked that the names of the menu items were local: Detroit Roll and Biddle Roll. Kudos for “shouting out” to the community. Stop in and check em out!

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Bourbon's on Sycamore

Yesterday my brother, Jason and I wanted to grab lunch @ Coastal Thai in Wyandotte, but we found out that it doesn’t open until 4 pm, so we went a few doors down to Bourbons on Sycamore. I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and I’m glad fate directed us to try out Bourbons.

Fried Brussels Sprouts: Brussels Sprouts marinated in Balsamic Vinegar and flash fried. The Balsamic was a nice touch to the brussels sprouts. The only thing I didn’t like was that the brussels were a little on the burned side. Flash fried is defined as cooking at a high temperature for a minimal amount of time: 15 seconds or so. Judging by the color, I don’t think these brussels were cooked for only 15 seconds. Regardless, I respect the idea and the light crispy texture of the brussel leaves. It was very interesting and like nothing I’ve ever had.

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Blackened Salmon Wrap with Dill Mayo & Tempura Purple Sweet Potato Fries: The salmon was served on a spinach wrap which was the first thing that caught my eye. The dill mayo was cool & refreshing, yet subtle. I ordered a side of pickles (because I love them) and they added a nice crunch to this light wrap. Now, when I ordered the purple sweet potato fries I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The tempura batter was light and combined with the sweet potato, had an elephant ear flavor. The sweet potato wasn’t too rich, but perfect. It was delicious! When you go to Bourbons on Sycamore, you have to order these! And tell them the Eat Food Detroit blog sent you.

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Bourbons on Sycamore is new to Downtown Wyandotte, but they fit right in. The food was unique and our server was on point. Bourbons brings that neighborhood bar feel with an upscale flavor experience. They have seasonal draft beers (some of which were unavailable), but my brother was able to find a couple he liked. The place was decorated with holiday swag and flat screen TVs making it a warm, cozy atmosphere.

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