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Traffic Jam & Snug

511 W. Canfield St. (Second Ave.) Send to Phone
Innovative dishes benchmark this dining tradition in Detroit’s Cultural Center.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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  • 3.5 star rating
3.5 rating over 3 reviews

Traffic Jam & Snug Restaurant Review

: When different owners took over a couple of years ago, 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. Brews from the Motor City Brewing Works across the street, and a selection of wine from around the world, add to the appeal. For dessert, don’t miss the Carlotta Chocolatta ice cream cheesecake, double chocolate cheesecake with coffee ice cream, bittersweet hot fudge and espresso sprinkles.

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