Quickie Pickie is where you go fully intending to just pick up a box of Good Pops and a bottle of wine, until you find yourself having lunch or dinner on the patio without realizing how or why. This high-end convenience store and all-day cafe has two locations now, but the original on East 11th is the more low-key of the two and is a great place to grab a sandwich, salad, or burger on the patio. Just make sure you don’t forget about the popsicles slowly melting in the bag by your feet.
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Tamale House East
Tamale House East on East 6th Street makes some of the breakfast tacos and migas in town.
Taco-Mex hits that sweet spot in the breakfast taco venn diagram of cheap, fast, and good. It’s commonly known as “Taco Window.”
The tacos coming out of Tacos Guerreros, a tiny, orange, one-woman trailer on the East Side, are spectacular.
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Emmer & Rye
Emmer & Rye’s seasonal small plates and beautiful space make it one of the better places for a special occasion dinner.
June's All Day
June’s All Day is a cool, casual cafe on South Congress we endorse for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks.
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Cherrywood Coffehouse is a utility coffee shop with a good patio, live music, and excellent breakfast tacos.
Nickel City is a Detroit-themed dive bar on East 11th with frozen cocktails, pinball, and coney island hot dogs.
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