Craving brunch? Check out Brooklyn street local

Katie Hamilton '24, Supervising Web Editor

CHECK OUT CORKTOWN Filled with local restaurants and graffiti, Corktown is home to some of the biggest creative minds in Detroit. (Katie Hamilton ’24)

Right on Michigan Avenue in Corktown lies a small place called The Brooklyn Street local. They are open Wednesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Walking in, I first saw how organized they were since the restaurant is quite small. Even on the waitlist I had to wait a bit, so for those who want to visit make sure you get on the waitlist on their website before you go in. Something else I saw that was quite unique was to order on your phone at the table like an open tab and the food comes to you, with no waiters since the place is small. They had their own t-shirts and bags that they sell with their logo on them..

The menu itself was positive, with lots of brunch choices and my personal favorite was the impossible burger. It was so warm and juicy, and even tasted like meat. It’s one of the best that I have tasted and really enjoyed it. The service was efficient and fast and I appreciated them teaching us how to order when they were packed.

Another one of my favorites was the Brooklyn Street Sunrise drink. It was made out of orange juice, soda water, grenadine, and citrus. The flavors of the drink exceeded my expectations. The drink was sweet but just enough that it didn’t overpower anything. The prices of the place were fairly affordable.

The burger was $7 and it filled me up, and the Brooklyn Street sunrise drink was $4 and they served it in a big glass. Overall, the big burger for only $7 and a large drink for $4 are very reasonable for me. I really liked the overall setting, I would rate it 7/10 for being clean, and fast, but a small place for such a busy restaurant. The food on the other hand I would rate a10/10, exceeding my expectations. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves brunch or overall going out to eat with family and friends, but remember they can’t fit parties over six unless the group is okay with splitting up. Other than that, my trip to The Brooklyn Street local was a success and I can’t wait to go again.