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Beans & Cornbread named a 'new classic' by GQ magazine

Posted at 6:02 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 21:26:52-04

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Just two weeks ago we told you about a Detroit bakery getting national recognition in Bon Appetit magazine.

Now, we’re learning another eatery in our area is in the spotlight, thanks to GQ Magazine.

Beans & Cornbread is a southern restaurant that sits on Northwestern Highway in Southfield. They opened in 1997.

GQ Magazine named the restaurant one of the best "new classics" in America. They compiled the list of restaurants that “are too old to be new," and "too new to be institutions.”

“We welcome people, this is our house,” said General Manager LaTanya Graddy. “It was super exciting.”

Graddy says heart and soul are the main ingredients in all of their dishes.

“Down home cooked food, away from home.”

She was not surprised about the nod.

“Beans & Cornbread is a staple in Southfield. It has been here for 22 years.”

Author Aaron Foley contributed to the article.

He said, “Very importantly they are a staple of black owned businesses in Metro Detroit.”

Foley highlighted the salmon croquettes, fried chicken and smothered pork chops in the article.

The restaurant is known for their mac and cheese and greens too. But some of their best dishes are really unique.

“We have our vegetarian sloppy joe, we have a Harlem burrito which is not something you will find on any other soulful restaurant and my new favorite is ‘everything but the kitchen sink’, it’s a seafood lovers dream,” Graddy explained.

They’ve hosted many celebrities, including Aretha Franklin.

“Go eat there, you won’t be disappointed if you’ve never been before but all of us who have been there, we know how good it is,” Foley added.