Sharing a few photos from the Motor City Car Crawl and brunch in Detroit at The Jagged Edge!
Oh, how I have missed going to brunch in the city. After my friend Jas introduced me to Detroit’s brunch scene, I have been hooked ever since! Of course, after COVID hit, our dining out experience has greatly changed.
Last summer, many restaurants were either offering curbside service or some had to temporarily close. This summer, however, more restaurants were able to reopen. By June 22, 2021, Michigan’s mask mandate ended and restaurants were allowed to operate at full capacity both indoors and outdoors.
So a couple of weekends ago, I thought I’d give brunch a try. I met up with my friend Jess at The Jagged Fork for Sunday brunch. We originally planned to just eat at the restaurant, but after we finished our meal, we felt inspired to go check out the festivities in Downtown Detroit.
Here are some photos of our time at brunch and checking out the Motor City Car Crawl.
Have you been to The Jagged Fork? This was my first time visiting the small diner. SIDE NOTE: every time I say Jagged Fork it reminds me of the R&B group Jagged Edge.
🎶🎶 meet me out for breakfast in your white dress, don’t pour your syrup freely it makes a mess, I shouldn’t eat all this sugar I must confess, girl let’s just get breakfast, we just wanna get breakfast
— ACRONYM 📸🍃AMI NICOLE (@acronymofficial) August 9, 2021
I love the breakfast/brunch menu options featured at The Jagged Fork. Chunky Monkey and Red Velvet Pancakes. S’Mores and Strawberry Shortcake French Toast. Waffles, Crepes, Egg Specialities, and more!
There were so many yummy meals to choose from that it was hard to choose. I decided on the Graham Cracker Crusted French Toast and Jess had the Huevos Rancheros.
The Jagged Fork is located at 18480 Mack Ave. in Grosse Pointe Farms (just outside of Detroit city limits). We did have a long wait time when we checked in for a table so I would recommend calling ahead for a reservation. (Not sure if Jagged Fork accepts reservations or not, but it’s worth a try!)
MOTOR CITY CAR CRAWL
After brunch, we headed to Beacon Park in Downtown Detroit to check out the last day of the Motor Car City Crawl (MC3). It was a four-day event produced by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
Live music, new vehicles, and other fun activities were also held at Cadillac Square, Campus Martius, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and Spirit Plaza. Sheryl Crow even performed at the MC3’s charity gala.
Think– the North American International Auto Show, only outdoors at Detroit’s beautiful city parks downtown. New vehicles were on display, including Ford’s new 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV.
I think the MC3 was a considerate way to still have a (mini) auto show while also keeping visitors as safe as possible. There was more room outside for people to space out and practice social distancing.
It was super hot so I had to get a frozen treat from Snow Biz Detroit to cool off. This snow cone with Mango, Watermelon, and Cotton Candy flavors hit the spot!
We got a quick selfie with DJ Darrius from Detroit’s 97.9 WJLB as he wrapped up his afternoon set at Beacon Park. Then we stopped by Campus Martius and Cadillac Square to check out more of the MC3 festivities.
She’s performing again at the African World Festival on Friday, August 20th! You should come check her out!
We ended our evening with a sweet cinnamon roll from the Cinnabon Food Truck. This one (see above pic) is called a Caramel Pecan Center of the Roll. It’s served warm and pairs well with coffee!
Okay– I didn’t even know Cinnabon had a food truck let alone there being a location in Detroit! Did you?
Jess showed me it was parked in the lot across from the courthouse. It’s located at 901 Farmer St. in Downtown Detroit. Definitely made a mental note to stop by the Cinnabon food truck next time I’m downtown!
What have you been up to this summer?
PLEASE NOTE: COVID is still a health risk so make sure you bring/wear your mask. Take along hand sanitizer and wash your hands regularly.
Check the health safety guidelines for any location you visit, including outdoor establishments. Each business/organization may have different rules.
All photographs are courtesy of Jennifer Hamra for Good Life Detroit. FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM!
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