An urban planner and culinary enthusiast, Randall used to work on Saturdays at Rafal Spice Company, a renowned haven for the well-seasoned in Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. Rafal’s closed in 2008, but Detroit Spice Co. pays tribute to the city’s diverse ethnic communities through its handcrafted spice blends.
Each signature blend is packaged in a gift-ready metal tin with an illustration that highlights what’s going on under the hood. The Mexicantown blend (perfect for fajitas) and Greektown seasoning (try it on lamb, beef, chicken, and seafood) capture the flavors of their respective neighborhoods in the city. Jamaican Jerk will heat up your dish, Detroit-style, and the Middle Eastern seasoning celebrates tastes from the city’s Arabic population. If it’s meat you’re grilling, give the Detroit Barbecue Rub (with no sugar, so it won't burn when you’re cooking) or best-selling Steak Seasoning (the rub that started it all) a try.
Grill masters, prepare to start your engines… er, we mean fire up those grills.