Ramadan dining in Metro Detroit, plus more food news and events


Food news and events

Baobab Fare extends the hours for Ramadan: During Ramadan, the new East African restaurant Baobab Fare offers extended opening times on Fridays with family plates from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The extended opening times are April 16, 23, 30 and May 7. Reservations are welcome. 6568 Woodward, Detroit. (313) 800-5111.

Iftar in the Patternz Restaurant: Enjoy sweet dates and lentil soup with every dinner order Thursday through Saturday. at this family-run Syrian restaurant during Ramadan. The restaurant specializes in kibbeh, doner, shish barak, fatteh and much more. 38944 Dequindre, Sterling Heights. (586) 693-5700.

Corn on the Corner served late during Ramanda: Open late for Ramadan, this corn stand serves up grains flavored with butter, cheese, mayo, and hot cheetos, as well as fruit for dessert. Find corn on the corner from 11pm to 3pm during Ramadan at 25415 Ford, Dearborn Heights. (313) 888-7397. Instagram @cornonthecorner.

Paul Andoni from Shields Pizza

sign celebrates its 75th anniversary: The name Shield’s dates back 75 years in the city of Detroit. The restaurant and pizzeria group is celebrating this milestone by giving away 75 customers large pizzas with two toppings to eat or take away. The freebies start this week and can be redeemed at all three locations in Troy, Southfield and Detroit. Visit to register.

The cookbook author “Black Smoke” speaks at the Zoom event: Author Adrian Miller will discuss his latest book, Black Smoke: African American and the United States of Barbecue, with Ann Arbor’s culinary historians. The food writer, attorney, and former special assistant to President Bill Clinton will speak at an online event at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Register for the meeting at

Virtual wine tasting from Duckhorn Vineyards at Andiamo: Tickets include a virtual tasting by Duckhorn Vineyard District Manager Kristin Dwyer, three hand-picked bottles of wine, and a sausage platter for 2 to 4 people. Register by April 21st. Collection of the package on April 23rd or 24th at Andiamo of your choice. The guided tasting will take place on April 24th at 7:00 p.m. Starting at $ 170, add-ons available.

New book “Food Americana” will be published on Tuesday: Emmy winner David Page (producer and creator of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”) wrote “Food Americana”. The new book, out Tuesday, covers multiple stories from Michigan, including Detroit-style pizza, the birth of chain pizza stores, and classic restaurants like Detroit’s London Chop House.

Lincoln gives Marrow a break: As part of its “Rest Week” campaign to help small businesses, the Lincoln auto company paid a week off for employees at Marrow Restaurant in Detroit last month. Lincoln made sure that the crew paid for their free time and also covered the cost of operating for a week. On the last day of her week off, Lincoln bought the staff dinner at the Apparatus Room in Detroit and delivered it to Marrow for a family dinner. The restaurant is featured in the Lincoln ads that run on their social media channels.

Melody Baetens


Dusty Kennedy