Lunch in the D

The Zenith

Today on the Bite Tonight: The Zenith

zenith lamp

Located in the Fisher Building on W Grand Blvd. is The Zenith, a funky, retro, and quirky gem that I just had the pleasure of experiencing. For Mother’s Day, I took my dearest friend, Amanda out to brunch. With a one of a kind Southern-Mexican inspired menu that’s full of flavor and color, the Zenith’s decor is equally as vibrant. With goodies like Red Velvet Waffles, Pistachio Crepes, and omelettes filled with everything from rice and beans to candied mango bacon, the Zenith is sure to attract a serious crowd. See how they ranked.

the zenith

Atmosphere: 4.5 out of 5 bites

Price: 3 out of 5 bites

Quality/Taste: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Service: 3.5 out of 5 bites

Wow factor: 4 out of 5 bites

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Meximash: Scallion mashed potatoes topped with chorizo, two fried eggs, chipotle sour cream and black beans. The chorizo was salty and slightly spicy and mashed potatoes still had some texture. The chipotle sour cream was seriously spicy and had such a good flavor. The eggs were a little undercooked for my liking, but when the yolk broke it really pulled everything together. 

meximash

Candied Mango Bacon and a side of Jalapeno Hollandaise: The bacon was the perfect marriage of sweet and salty, without being too overwhelming. The sugar from the mango really caramelized the bacon. When i saw the jalapeno hollandaise on the menu, I just had to try it so I ordered a side. The Jalapeno was subtle, but just enough to kiss you with spice. Thumbs up!

candied mango bacon

The Zenith is just one of those places you have to try. With faux snake-skin covering the benches and a style that makes you think “upscale vintage garage sale,” it’s really quite the adventure. The dining room is filled with interesting pieces that can only be described as art. The service was good and the menu is one of the most unusual and creative I have come across. Whether it’s a theater performance or just a hungry tummy that brings you to the Zenith, I promise that it won’t be your last visit. You just don’t come across places like this everyday. Check em out!

zenith dining room

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Lafayette Coney Island

Today on the Bite Tonight: Lafayette Coney Island

Working in Downtown Detroit has it’s perks and I just love when our owners treat the office to local food spots. For the opening of the Detroit Tiger’s season, we were surprised with dogs from Lafayette Coney Island. Detroit is known for it’s long time “Coney Wars” and it’s clear that Lafayette Coney Island takes the cake for me. It’s good to know that I can still enjoy a delicious hot dog without going to the game!

Hot Dog: Classic cased dog. The way a hot dog should taste with a nice bite!

lafayette coney

Lafayette Coney Island is a classic, authentic coney spot and a true Detroit gem. The menu is very basic, and if you’re looking for breakfast, you won’t find it here. Don’t bother swiping your card, because it’s cash only here. They do one thing and they do it right: Coney Dogs. The chili recipe is delicious and the best!

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