Pop-up restaurant in Hamtramck serves up “discomfort food” this week

May 1, 2018
Originally published on April 30, 2018 4:21 pm

It’s easy to picture “comfort food,” but what about “discomfort food?”

That’s what Tunde Wey will be serving up in the pop-restaurant Saartj, running from May 2 to May 5 inside the community space Bank Suey in Hamtramck.

Wey emigrated from Nigeria to Detroit and opened a restaurant called (revolver) in 2013. Then he hit the road.

He took his discomfort food concept around the country with a dinner series he called Blackness in America. 

Tunde Wey has returned to his “second home” of Detroit for a series of pop-up dinners. He joined Stateside to explain the “discomfort food” concept – where he tailors the experience not to your palate, but to your privilege. He also explains a problem with Detroit’s growing restaurant scene, and what could spur change.

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