2601 W. Fort St., Detroit; 313-309-7946; johnnynoodleking.com
We know: How many noodle restaurants have opened recently, anyway? Be that as it may, the latest hip eatery from Jacques Driscoll (of Green Dot Stables fame) is a welcome addition to a dining scene that really hasn't has a lot of noodle shops. Given Driscoll's time out in California, he was simply in a position to know what we've been missing, and made it happen. If you're not familiar, these creations aren't those 33-cent bricks at the party store; expect finer soups, such as pho, miso, and kimchi soup, creative sides, and a thoughtful list of adult beverages.