Mostly Cloudy   84.0F  |  Forecast »

Lagos in Southwest Detroit offers taste of Nigerian BBQ

Restaurant proprietor Tunde Wey of (revolver) showcases the flavors of his homeland in his newest dining concept

Lagos is restaurateur Tunde Wey's spicy take on Nigerian barbecue. And the new dining concept is already generating a positive buzz for its bold flavors among metro Detroit foodies with an adventurous palate.

A sample menu includes dry rubbed beef (suya) with peanuts and ginger served on a spit, rice pilaf (jollof) and a spicy spinach (egusi) with pumpkin leaves and ground melon seeds. Currently operating in a banquet space in southwest Detroit, the atmosphere during meals is casual and familiar, even among strangers—a signature of Wey's.

"With Lagos, it is about being irreverent without being offensive. I love things to be informal. But I am also very sensitive to people's sensibility," says Wey, who is also from the Nigerian city Lagos. "So I think the restaurant is an opportunity to be that. It's also an opportunity to have a good time."

Wey says the menu is a blend of Yoruba and Igbo cooking styles. Or simply: "Just cuisine from where I am from." And yes, it is very spicy. But he says people can stand the heat with proper pairings.

"People who are coming to eat at Lagos don't really have an idea of what they are going to eat. So we are just going to take the meals that complement each other and serve them family style."

Lagos is located at 4114 W. Vernor Highway in Southwest Detroit. For more information, visit FromLagos.com.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »New Content

Jockey Glenmore Mayhew Competes at Hazel Park Raceway

Jockey Glenmore Mayhew Competes at Hazel Park Raceway

Thoroughbred racing is back in metro Detroit on Friday and Saturday nights.

Local Students Answer 'If I Were Mayor' of Detroit in Essay

Local Students Answer 'If I Were Mayor' of Detroit in Essay

Communities in Schools of Metropolitan Detroit ask kids to give Mayor Mike Duggan advice on rebuilding the Motor City.

R&B Group New Edition Talks New Album and Tour

R&B Group New Edition Talks New Album and Tour

We talked with the musical group about new music, biopics and more during their visit to Detroit on July 25, 2014.

Poet Melba Joyce Boyd of Wayne State University

Poet Melba Joyce Boyd of Wayne State University

The chair of Africana studies and professor at Wayne State shares her dreams for rebuilding Detroit's economy and livelihood.