Where To Eat & Drink In Detroit For The Movement Electronic Music Festival

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Most people don't see Detroit as a fledging music town, but that's because they haven't been to the Movement Electronic Music Festival yet. Every Memorial Day Weekend, all of Motor City rocks out to sick electronic beats from some of the most celebrated techno musicians in the biz.

If you're heading to Hart Plaza for the festivities, make sure to get yourself acquainted with the best of Motown's food culture. From kimchi sliders to pickle-brined fried chicken, this grub list is just as worthy of commiting to memory as this year's lineup.
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For Pizza: Supino
A line spills outside owner and pie tosser Dave Mancini's jewel box of a pizza shop in Eastern Market. You can't go wrong with the namesake Supino pie, loaded with roasted garlic, black olives, chili oil, ricotta, and mozzarella. Coming soon: Mancini's adjoining sit-down Italian restaurant, La Rondinella, which will share a kitchen.

Supino, 2457 Russell Street (near Winder Street); 313-567-7879.
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For Cocktails: Gold Cash Gold
Located in a former pawn shop, Gold Cash Gold serves next-level cocktails and the best munchies (homemade burrata, pickled veg, popped corn with garlic-chili butter) from behind a beautiful, smooth white concrete bar framed by a colorful stained glass installation. Or, grab a seat at a communal patio table and sample chef Josh Stockton's local, seasonal, Southern-inspired menu while you imbibe (tip: pickle-brined fried chicken!).

Gold Cash Gold, 2100 Michigan Avenue (near 14th Street); 313-242-0770.
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For Burgers: Green Dot Stables
Until a couple years ago, Green Dot was a cop dive bar with late-night karaoke. These days, it's decorated with vintage jockey helmets and horse racing murals, slings an inventive slider menu: quinoa burgers with kale chimichurri, Korean beef with peanut butter kimchi, and a venison Coney toped with chili.

Green Dot Stables, 2200 West Lafayette Boulevard (at 14th Street); 313-962-5588.
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For Coffee: Astro
A neighborhood institution, this bustling coffee shop serves roasters like Ritual and Sightglass while turning out some of the most delicious, veggie-centric food in the city. The aioli-smothered egg sandwiches are legend; house salads and sandwiches (think ricotta and homemade pesto piled high with asparagus, arugula, and mint) change every day; and the baked goods case is filled with rhubarb galette, chocolate banana bread, and Anzac cookies.

Astro, 2124 Michigan Avenue (between 14th and Wabash streets); 313-638-2989.
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For Bagels: Detroit Institute of Bagels
All the regulars, plus small-batch specialties like rosemary olive oil and cheddar jalapeño, are made on-site. If you try just one sandwich, make it the D.I.B. Griddle with local Corridor sausage, egg, cheddar, maple syrup, and hot sauce on a cinnamon raisin bagel. There's plenty of of outdoor seating and don't miss out on the cool pocket park with stools that pull out from the wall and a mural by local artist Ben Saginaw.

Detroit Institute of Bagels, 1236 Michigan Avenue (near Brooklyn Street); 313-444-9342.
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For Diner Food: Rose's Fine Food
Opened last fall on Detroit's East Side, Rose's is an effortlessly cool diner with homemade everything and healthy, responsibly sourced ingredients. Order breakfast knockouts like socca green onion pancakes with herb-pickle sauce, two poached eggs on biscuits with stewed chicken and cilantro crème fraîche, and cinnamon raisin bread French toast. Or, hit up the counter for chef/baker Molly's baked goods, including the instantly famous crybaby donuts.

Rose's Fine Food, 10551 East Jefferson Avenue (between Harding and St. Clair streets); 313-309-7947.


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