August 2016 | A Finer Diner | Hour Detroit

It’s a Friday afternoon in May, and the Vernor Coney Island is buzzing with activity in preparation for the crowds in town for the Movement electronic music festival. But the lunch counter is closed; not a single coney or breakfast plate will be served that weekend.

The crew, headed by chef George Azar, is busy chopping vegetables, unpacking fish sauce, and trying to stay cool behind the grill as they prepare dishes like the bò tái chanh (a Vietnamese version of the rare beef dish carpaccio), Korean-fried caramel chicken wings, or Azar’s pho. | Read more here.

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