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Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant Review: When different owners took over Traffic Jam & Snug, they knew what a good thing founder Ben Edwards had created. And so they didn't tamper with success. The Wayne State University hangout (professors rather than students, for the most part) has always been known for its fresh-baked breads (including an ever-changing bread du jour), house-made cheeses and eclectic menu that emphasizes vegetarian dishes. The warm, brick-walled setting with a warren of rooms decorated with urban artifacts plucked from dozens of estate sales is another plus. Favorite dishes include crêpes filled with spinach, sprouts, tomato, carrots and cheese; crab cakes with red pepper-caper tartar sauce or mustard aïoli; and soups like gazpacho or portobello mushroom. Try a glass of house-made suds at its brewery. We suggest the Chocolate Amber Ale or a Czech Pilsner. Or go for a flight of all five served in five-ounce pours and decide which you like best. A selection of wine from around the world adds to the appeal. For dessert, don’t miss the Carlotta Chocolatta ice cream cheesecake, a combination of double chocolate cheesecake, coffee ice cream, bittersweet hot fudge and espresso sprinkles.