Here and There

Traffic Jam prides itself on our involvement in Detroit. We are proud of our participation in local festivals, events and community happenings.







"Chris Meller of Fraser says he saw a lot and learned a lot on our tour, “I have a different perspective of the city. I can go out of my comfort zone and visit places that I never even knew existed."


"We want them to know about the great things"


"Roanan Lowell shows "mixologist" talent with his Rowdy Roanan soda drink offered on the menu of his parents' restaurant in downtown Detroit. An adult version has more recently been added to the menu, too. "


"A Midtown favorite since 1965, Traffic Jam & Snug has been serving an eclectic mix of foods that please carnivores and vegetarians alike with longtime favorites an extensive list of specials that changes daily. It’s more than just a restaurant. Traffic Jam & Snug has its own bakery that produces artisan breads and desserts. It also houses Michigan’s smallest licensed dairy that makes ice cream, hand-crafted beers and award-winning cheeses."


"I spent almost 3 weeks in Detroit this month. I had intended to do a Battle of the Detroit Veggie Burgers piece but alas most of the places I wanted to try weren't able to happen. The winner as it stands would be Traffic Jam & Snug in the Cass Corridor section of Detroit. The spicy lentil veggie burger is just amazing. I can't get enough of this sandwich, I have it almost every time I visit Michigan."


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  Recent News  



FOX 2 Detroit

Posted June 17, 2014 in Restaurant News

Traffic Jam and Snug Cooking Segment

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Traffic Jam Owners Move a Barn to Midtown.

Posted June 02, 2014 in Neighborhood News

Carolyn Howard and Scott Lowell to reassemble dairy barn in Detroit.

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Traffic Jam Featured on HGTV's House Hunters!!

Posted June 02, 2014 in Restaurant News

Check us out! We are featured on the May episode of HGTV's House Hunters!!

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Diners Drive-Ins and Dives

Posted June 02, 2014 in Restaurant News

Dopplebock Lager Braised Barbecue Beef Brisket Panini

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Traffic Jam restaurant to be on Guy Fieri's 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'

Posted December 10, 2011 in Restaurant News

Detroit's Traffic Jam & Snug restaurant will be featured on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" show at 10 p.m. Nov. 28.

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Guy Fieri visits TJ's!

Posted December 10, 2011 in Restaurant News

Diners, Drive-ins and Dives at the Traffic Jam and Snug!

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"T"- Party--Traffic Jam Style!

Posted September 04, 2011 in Neighborhood News

Eastside A's, after a tour of the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant--stop in to "refuel"

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VegYorkCity Votes our Lentil Burger the Best in the D!

Posted February 03, 2011 in Restaurant News

VegYorkCity spent three weeks in Detroit scoping out the best veggie burgers, and Traffic Jam & Snug's Lentil Burger topped the list!

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Motor City Cribs

Posted June 01, 2010 in Neighborhood News

Scott Lowell and Carolyn Howard redevelop historic Forest Arms

by Metro Time's Doug Coombe

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DetroitSymphony Orchestra

Posted February 14, 2008 in Neighborhood News

The DSO is BACK!

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