New York Times has released a list of 50 most vibrant and delicious restaurants of 2021, and one of Michigan’s favorite spots is in there. Actually, Michigan only has one restaurant on the list, which is a bit surprising to me. I personally think Michigan has some of the best places to eat in the country, so it would have been nice to see a few Mitten dining establishments on there.
The sole Michigan restaurant on the list is AlTayeb, a beloved Lebanese restaurant located at 15010 W. Warren Ave. in Dearborn.
Regarding AlTayeb, the New York Times sates, “Ali Hamade and his son-in-law, Ahmad Sanji opened the first AlTayeb — ‘the delicious’ in Arabic — as a sub shop in 2017. That original location, in nearby Garden City, dropped the sandwiches after it became locally famous for its weekend-only Lebanese breakfasts.”
They added, “The evolution continued when this larger, convivial location opened last year. The all-day menu includes breakfast dishes like fatteh and makanek sausages with sunny-side-up eggs, along with versions of Levantine staples (cheese-stuffed baby eggplants, 10 varieties of foul and hummus, hot-to-the-touch batata harra) that stand out in a Detroit metro area teeming with them.”
View the full New York Times 50 most vibrant and delicious restaurants of 2021 tally here.