Every Sauce Is Better With a Taste of Home

By: Michael Fossbakk | October 26, 2018

When I think of some of my favorite menu items, it’s often the sauce that gives it that extra heaping helping of flavor. Give me a good aioli or spicy ketchup on a burger and I’m living on a cloud of flavor-filled happiness. A “purist” might say good food doesn’t need sauce, but they clearly haven’t tried some of the best house-made sauces in Detroit.

Detroit 75 Kitchen

This stationary food truck set up shop in 2015 in Southwest Detroit and ever since, they’ve been slinging delicious chicken wings, shawarma, fries, chicken egg rolls and more. Of note is the Vernor Hwy. Chicken Shawarma. It is made with grilled chicken, sauteed peppers, cheddar cheese, sour cream and, most importantly, Detroit 75’s own house-made salsa. Wrap that in a pita and lunch is served!

Rusted Crow

This recently-opened bar & restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Detroit on W. Adams St. They make a spicy tomato sauce they call “Crow’s Blood.” It’s served with their mozzarella bites, calamari, or spicy chicken parmesan sandwich. But, I’m sure you can also request a side if you just can’t seem to get enough.

Green Dot Stables

Green Dot Stables has been a staple for great sliders when I find myself downtown with a greasy craving. It’s no surprise that the key ingredients of one of my favorite sliders, the BBQ Bacon slider, is Green Dot’s housemade BBQ sauce. It’s a simple fix, but I can’t deny how good it tastes.

Brass Rail Pizza Bar

I know, I know. Brass Rail may be known for their pizza and I implore you to order a pie no matter what. But, the Bangin’ Brass Tacos deserve credit, too. They’re shrimp tacos, made with their sweet and spicy Bangin’ Brass Shrimp, coleslaw and house-made pico de gallo. It’s a perfect combination.