Testimonial: My wife, grandson, and I recently stepped back into "Old Detroit" when we visited Ernie's market for a sandwich. We loved it! The market--grocery store stands on a corner and has the look of the mom and pop grocery that I remember as a child.
Step inside and there are the old grocery shelves, some of the memorabilia from the time Ernie's dad started the store and then there's the high school picture of Ernie hanging on the right wall where his dad hung it years ago.
And to get a sandwich from Ernie is not only just getting a sandwich. He performs--as only the old time showmen could-- as he creates this wonderful tall delicious looking sandwcih filled with your choice of condiments, placed very carefully on the sandwich by an assistant. That is all Ernie will allow his assistant to do. He--very definitely--is the only one who makes the sandwiches. It is his specialty performance, a performance that is a thrill to watch. His arms wave in the air as he says, "Baby I will fix you the best sandwich you ever had;" or "Would you like a little love with that?" (Love is his own specially created condiment, one, I think he should market and get placed on the shelves right next to Paul Newman's dressings.)
You definitely have to hold the sandwich in both hands. And you can stand right there and eat it, enjoying the ambiance, or jump into your car and have your stomach put a smile on your face as you drive through the neighborhood.
We will remember our visit to Ernie's Old Detroit Market for a very, very long time. It was a treat and a blessing. Thanks Ernie. You are the spirit of "Old Detroit!" You are the king of the sandwich makers. Love right back at you Ernie. Ellie, Dominick and Joe