Detroit Free Press Names Bert’s Marketplace in Eastern Market as the 2019 Restaurant of the Year Classic

Since 1987 Bert’s Marketplace has been serving up delicious food and music while preserving black history in Detroit

Ann Delisi talks with Detroit Free Press Restaurant Critic, Mark Kurlyandchik, about naming Bert’s Marketplace the 2019 Restaurant of the Year Classic, its owner Bert Dearing, Jr., the incredible ribs and the best fried chicken in town. 


  • Ann Delisi
    Ann Delisi hosts Essential Music, the Essential Conversations podcast series and the Essential Cooking broadcast and podcast. Born and raised in the Motor City, Ann is a broadcaster, interviewer, producer, music host, storyteller and proud Detroiter.