Fantastic find. We tried going to St. CeCe's, but they were closing for a special event. Next, we went to a Salad restaurant, but there was no parking. So, this was our last ditch effort before we would have to leave Detroit and get to Toledo for a late dinner.
What a find! The bartender was friendly and knowledgeable about all of the beers on tap and in bottle. They had a good array of local brews.
Thinking we would just have thawed veggie burgers, we were thrilled to find they had a whole veg section to their menu including tempeh sandwiches. Now, this was bar sandwiches and not haute cuisine, but you are in a bar after all.
The sandwiches were excellent, large enough for dinner and showed that the chef really cares about flavor. In fact, we met the chef. And the owner, PJ.
He is building a bed and breakfast above the bar which looks to be lovely. We are going to try and stay on our next road trip west.
Please tell them that you saw a review in Happy Cow. PJ was very interested in giving his patrons what they want, although he is not veg in anyway. But, he is a FAB guy. In fact, this is a local hangout and everyone was friendly and willing to help you see all the great places in Detroit.
Other info - this is about 2.5 miles from the Detroit Art Institute. You can have a walk through a myriad of urban Detroit neighborhoods being able to see the community gardens put in when abandoned houses were removed and walk through the downtown area. Also, there is public transportation right outside of the bar and museum. If you drive, there is plenty of secure, free parking in the back. The bar/restaurant is within walking distance from most downtown hotels and next door to Brooklyn Local deli and the Detroit Institute of Bagels.