Lots of things about Detroit make me happy to live here: John King Bookstore, The Heidelberg Project, The Conservatory on Belle Isle, The Pistons, Dally in the Alley, The Sphinx Foundation, Eastern Market, The Detroit Institute of Arts.
Another Detroit institution that I celebrate with my patronage as often as possible is Traffic Jam and Snug. How can a place with its own bakery, brewery and dairy be anything but magnificent? Its food is fresh and bountiful (meals begin with homemade bread du jour--often unusual, always delicious); its service is gracious, neither obsequious nor neglectful; its eclecticism is authentic; its location in the heart of midtown is ideal.
Traffic Jam never fails to surprise and delight.