Yes, Detroit is largely in shambles, but there are glorious little pockets of life and food in Dtown proper, and of course, in bustling metro-Detroit. Everytime I'm reading online reviews of food opportunities in the area, I keep stumbling on bloggers devoting their musings to food in Detroit.
Eat it Detroit! is a blog, new to me - with dozens of suggestions of restaurants in the larger metro Detroit area. Check it out!