The Traffic Jam & Snug offers diners an ocean of possibilities.
Nestled on a brick street in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown is a place that is as classic as it is contemporary. The Traffic Jam & Snug, 511 W. Canfield, has lured customers to experience true dining diversity since 1965. Where else in metro Detroit can you find a restaurant with an in-house bakery, microbrewery and dairy?
Visitors are invited to climb the stairs to a balcony and observe the equipment, which makes both beer and cheese.
Then, of course, there’s the food. Each meal begins with a fresh basket of head baker Pete Waldamier’s bread of the day, with selections ranging from vegetable breads to multigrain sourdough and cheese loaves. Diners can choose from homemade soups, fresh salads, tantalizing sandwiches and unique entrées. And save room for a selection from the infamous Traffic Jam dessert menu, which always includes a healthy fruit selection served with yogurt and honey, along with the popular Chocolate Chip Cookie in Fancy Dress, a fresh-baked cookie wrapped in vanilla ice cream and hot fudge, both made on the premises. Hey, you can always share with a friend and hit the treadmill in the morning. Among the restaurant’s eclectic entrées is this month’s featured recipe, Samurai Salmon, created by Chef Jodi Laney. The dish features a fresh filet of salmon stuffed with jalapeno-studded cream cheese and asparagus spears, wrapped in toasted seaweed, and then baked. Serve it on a bed of sesame brown rice and finish with a drizzle of mango/soy reduction.