RESTAURANT REVIEW : Breakfast, the most important meal of the day! Well, that’s what “they” say, I’ve yet to determine who “they” actually are though. I digress. During the Detroit travel I decided to highlight some African-American owned restaurants. I decided to try the Dime Store. It is known for its breakfast items and they only offer breakfast and lunch. They are classified as an “American Brunch Bar”. I didn’t know where to eat breakfast/brunch when I landed in Detroit but happened to come by this restaurant on the internet by researching African-American owned places to eat in the area. Word of mouth also confirmed my choice of eating here as the source had nothing but great things to say about this place. This restaurant gets pretty busy after 9:30-10:00 a.m. so if you’re in the mood to check this place out, make sure you go before that time. You may have to wait an hour or so because it’s a nice place to eat.
I decided to start out with the Cauliflower Cheddar Soup. I ordered a cup because I didn’t want to be too full from eating the other items that were ordered. The cauliflower soup was very rich and creamy and had a smooth texture. The scallions added a hint of extra flavor along with the consistency of the overall dish. It was presented in a cup, which I thought was pretty cool, because at some restaurants when they say “cup of soup” it’s sometimes brought out in a smaller bowl.
The next two dishes that were ordered were the Duck Bop. Its ingredients are : House-Confit duck leg, spinach, onion, bulgogi, pickled veggies, and sriracha. The duck bop hash was amazing. The duck was presented shaved, almost like pulled pork, and was on the bottom of the over easy eggs. The dish offered a nice serving of diced potatoes and an english muffin if you decided to create your own sandwich. The flavors definitely jumped out at you because of the sriracha and pickled veggies, but they all work well together. This dish is something that I would recommend to anyone who wants to try something different then the generic bacon and eggs.
The next dish that was ordered was the Cheese steak Benny. It consisted of shaved steak, shiitake & oyster mushrooms, onion, and american-cheese. The steak sat on two English muffins, topped with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, and served with a side salad with house made vinaigrette. The cheesesteak was cooked perfectly almost as if this dish came straight from Philadelphia. Although they don’t pack the whole dish with meat, this item will have you full and satisfied. The hollandaise sauce had the right amount of butter in it, and wasn’t too sweet or tart, although hollandaise sauce isn’t supposed to be tart. The salad was a nice accompaniment to the dish, although I would’ve liked to see some fries or a hash next to it. It would’ve gave it a cheese steak and fries kind of look.