Flower Day at Eastern Market is returning this Sunday, featuring vendors from the Metro Detroit Flower Growers Association selling flowers and plants.
It’s also bringing back Flower season Tuesdays through May 31.
Visitors strolling around this annual sale can work up an appetite. Amid the plethora of flowers, there will be plenty of food offerings around the market and at nearby restaurants. Many of the restaurants are typically closed on Sundays but will be open for Flower Day.
Some restaurants, like Vivio’s on Market Street and Zef’s coney Island on Russell Street, are adjacent to Eastern Market sheds and are long-time staples.
Russell Street will be closed from Wilkins to Winder starting at 5 am during the flower sale. Food truck vendors will be parked in that area offering a variety of cuisines.
Here’s a sampling of eateries around the Eastern Market district.
2727 Russell Street
This spot is well-known for smoked barbecue ribs slathered with its signature barbecue sauce typically cooked on outdoor grills. They are also known for tender and juicy varieties of chicken. The restaurant’s signature chicken is the Aretha Franklin World Famous fried chicken. There’s also a variety of other chicken dishes named after celebrities from Louis Armstrong fried chicken wings, Nat King Cole baked chicken, and Ray Charles Bar BQ chicken.
For info: eatatberts.com or 313-567-2030
2542 Market St.
Serving breakfast, Farmer Frank’s will be open 8 am-3 pm Sunday. Its menu features a selection of breakfast dishes with ingredients sourced from Eastern Market vendors, according to its website. There are breakfast combos, breakfast sandwiches, omelets, skillets, crepes, waffles, and pancakes,
For info: thefarmerfranks.com or 313-474-3600.
Frank’s Deli & Grill
3405 Russell St.
Frank’s will open at 7 am on Sunday. Its menu features a variety of breakfast options, breakfast specials, pita sandwiches, salads, soups and sandwiches. Frank’s is best known for its corned beef sandwiches featuring Wigley’s corned beef.
For info: 313-285-9551
2510 Market St., Detroit
The restaurant will be open 8 am-4 pm Sunday with its full menu. There are build-your-own taco dinners or individual tacos, burritos, fajitas and enchiladas. Quesadillas and a la carte items are available.
For info: 313-638-1782
2457 Russell St.,
They are closed for dine-in service but will have carry-out available 9 am-4 pm Supino Pizza has two is known for its East Coast-style pizzas. On the menu are pizzas with a red sauce topped with a variety of toppings, from roasted garlic, kalamata olives, chili oil, and ricotta to white pizzas with no sauce and toppings of parsley, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella and smoked gouda. Pizza by the slice is topped with cheese or cheese and pepperoni and a special offering.
For info: supinopizzeria.com or 313-567-7879.
Thomas Magee’s Sporting House
1408 E. Fishery Freeway
Located on the corner of Russell and the Fisher Freeway service drive. Thomas Magee’s opens at 9 am on Sunday offering its loaded Bloody Marys featuring Gus and Grey’s spicy beans, dill Havarti cheese, smoked turkey sausage, pickled beets, red pepper, and McClure’s Pickles. Also available is its famous Irish coffee featuring a custom blend of Germack Coffee from Eastern Market. The Irish coffee is also available in an iced version.
For info: thomasmagees.com or 313-263-4342.
2460 Market Street
An Eastern Market mainstay since 1967, Vivio’s is still family-owned and operated. Open Sunday 11 am-5 pm Vivio’s is well known for its selection of Bloody Marys with its own house mix and garnished with a variety of ingredients from bacon to shrimp cocktail to marinated mushrooms. They are also known for their mussels served in a variety of styles including its original in wine, butter, celery, and garlic or spicy with house Cajun spices. A variety of sandwiches, burgers, salads as well as daily specials are also on the menu.
For info:viviosdetroit.net or 313-393-1711.
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