I have an unexpected trip to the motor city tomorrow and have one evening free. I will be hitting Bakers Keyboard Lounge on Livernois for some live jazz at 9 pm. Where should I eat a casual dinner beforehand? I need:
1. local flavor, color, and/or history
2. local atmosphere, somewhere that would be fun or at least pleasant when dining alone.
3. location either near Bakers in NW Detroit, OR alternatively somewhat in between Metro airport and Bakers so I don't have to wander around too much.
Prefer NOT fancy ... price not the issue, I'm more interested in exploring local flavor which is usually ethnic or pub food as opposed to high-end grub.
All ethnicities OK, but the food must be great. If there are still any Sanders soda fountains out there, something near by to one would be triple bonus points. (I lived in DET suburbs 20 years ago).
Thanks for your suggestions!!!