Central, Detroit

If you’re from Detroit, you’re no stranger to Central.

In fact, if you live here and haven’t heard of Central, I’m assuming you probably are living under a rock or don’t go on the internet frequently which is pretty much the same thing.

I’ve been hearing nothing but rave reviews for months now and have been absolutely dying to visit but every time plans were made, life seemed to get in the way.

Finally though, finally I was able to get myself over there and I can’t remember being as excited since I was a kid on Christmas.

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If you know anything about me, you’ll know the only thing that tops my love of twinkle lights is elephants and coffee.

Walking through the front door, that’s the first thing you see at Central and I practically (totally) squealed and ran to the bar, settling myself down with a prime view of the lights and a cocktail in hand.

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Don’t be fooled here – I may look calm and collected but between having stared at all the glorious twinkle lights for some time and knowing my food was about to come out of the kitchen, I was like a kid at Christmas.

Having topped off most of my cocktail didn’t help my composure much either.

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First off, a grilled caesar salad.

I love grilled salads. If I could grill all of my salads, I would. Especially caesar ones.

The lettuce is crunchy, crispy and smoky with a tangy, light vinaigrette. Strips of fresh parmesan and perfectly grilled croutons.

Even non-salad eaters will love this.

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Now, I will tell you my next course is probably one of the best meals I have ever had and is absolutely the best tacos I’ve ever had.

Waiting for my food, it seemed like at least one person from every table in the restaurant ordered tacos which, honestly, just made me all the more excited for mine to come out (you know something’s good when everyone gets it) and exceedingly disappointed when the waiter passed by my table.

There are four types of tacos at Central: fish, pork, steak and vegetarian.

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I ordered vegetarian (meat lovers, I promise it’s worth the gamble, just give them a try).

Normally vegetarian tacos are stuffed with beans and avocado. They’re good but it get’s boring.

Central’s tacos are filled with roasted cauliflower, peppers, avocado, slaw and queso cotija and then are put on the grille to make them perfectly smokey and flavorful.


Just look at these beauties:

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You can find Central right off Campus Marius (in the same building as The Roasting Plant).

I cannot recommend it enough, just promise me you’ll get the tacos and be sure to tweet me a picture so I can be insanely jealous.

Then again, we just may run into each other there because I’m sure to be back there quite often to take care of my taco cravings!


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