23 incredible black-owned restaurants in Detroit you should know about

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National stories about Detroit's emerging restaurant scene are exciting and all, but those of us who live here know that Motown has a rich history in food and drink. It goes far beyond the trendy new cocktail bars and small plate eateries that have been heavily promoted as of late. Specifically, black-owned bars, restaurants, and other businesses have played an integral role in Detroit life, long before the city became a so-called food mecca. While we know we are only giving a small glimpse of the popular spots around town, we hope this slideshow offers some ideas of places - old and new - that you'll want to check out, stat.

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