Come Sail Away: Norma G’s Brings Trinidadian Cuisine to Detroit’s Eastside

Norma G’s Facebook page

Norma G’s is a Trinidadian restaurant that recently opened on Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmbers neighborhood.

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Has the Detroit restaurant scene hit a critical mass of openings?

Not in the city’s Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood on the eastside where Detroit News features reporter Melody Baetens says there’s still gaps to be filled — and Norma G’s is an example of a food-truck-turned-brick-and-mortar that is filling a need in a neighborhood outside of downtown Detroit.

We don’t see a lot of new restaurants opening in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood,” says Baetens. “Detroit does have a lot Caribbean restaurants, but this specific region we don’t see a lot of.”

You can find more info about restaurant hours and address via Norma G’s official Facebook page.

Image credit: Melody Baetens / Detroit News

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

Host & Producer, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.

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