Andrew Zimmern: Best Ethnic Food in the U.S.
This Detroit suburb may be better known as the headquarters for Ford Motor Co., but it’s also home to the largest population of Arab Americans in the United States (and the biggest mosque). The community of Iraqis, Palestinians, Egyptians and Lebanese, who originally immigrated to the area to work in the auto industry, have brought new energy and vitality to greater Detroit. Check out Al Ajami for fresh Middle Eastern food, serving both traditional (shwarma, kabobs, fresh pita) and dishes for the more adventurous (the veal brains are fantastic, as is the beef tongue). After a savory meal, head to Masri Sweets and satisfy your sweet tooth. At the family-owned operation, the Masri’s are baking fresh, nut- and date-filled treats such as baklava, cookies and mammoul every day.