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Brunch at The Jagged Fork and Checking Out the Motor City Car Crawl

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.

I enjoyed getting brunch at The Jagged Fork in Grosse Point Farms (Detroit area).
It was great to catch up with my good friend Jess!
The Jagged Fork Graham Cracker Crusted French Toast

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.

I had tweeted about this and my friend Ami (also a Detroit blogger and photographer) came up with this little breakfast parody to Jagged Edge’s “Let’s Get Married.” LOL! It was perfect!

Try brunch at The Jagged Fork! There are so many breakfast food options from pancakes to customized waffles.

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

Beacon Park Detroit is located in Downtown Detroit

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.

Motor City Car Crawl at the DTE EV Garage featured the new Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV

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.


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It was great seeing Detroit drummer Aisha Ellis and community organizer and photographer Piper Carter, too! Aisha had just finished performing at Campus Martius.

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.

Also, check with the CDC or the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for more information about COVID-19.


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