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Roadfood with Misha Collins | Detroit, MI: Episode 7 | Collard Greens

Urban Farmer transforms his neighborhood with collard greens

To begin, our episode in Detroit, Misha meets up with Willie Patman, an urban farmer that takes old vacant lots and turns them into plant havens.  He strives to buy adjacent lots turn them into gardens that grow vegetables, such as Collard Greens for the community.  His mission is to take the knowledge that he gained over his lifetime and pass that knowledge on to the people of Detroit.  He strives to inspire others to grow vegetables for themselves.  His parents created gardens, and he passes that love for gardens on to others to beautify the neighborhood.

I’ll have a plate of Soul Food:

Next up, Misha heads over to Detroit Soul and meets Jerome Brown and Samuel Van Buren to give their soul food a try.  The turkey legs and collard greens are piled high.  Misha says, “there is magic inside of these greens!”.  The group talks about religion, the future of soul food cooking and how the food makes them feel.

Talking with Sydney James: visual artist:

After the large meal, Misha meets Sydney James, who is an artist who creates iconic murals throughout the city of Detroit.  Sydney explains to Misha how she created one of her murals with a squiggly line technique as he stares in awe at the awesome mural and just says, “How did you do this?”.  Their conversation moves into resources, redlining, and the services that need to be provided to the people in her community.  As they cheer she says, “Here is to conquering the world through creation and partnerships and community”.

The biggest sandwich ever:

Another restaurant they visit is Soul in Wall, a sandwich shop that puts all other sandwiches to shame.  Misha takes a bite, and immediately needs help with this enormous sandwich.  He says, “I am going to go in face first”.  

The exploration of this city was inspiring and over the top delicious.

Dishes in this episode

Featured Restaurants and People

Catfish fillets with greens, dressing, and mac & cheese on a square plate ... Detroit soul
Detroit Soul


Yum Village


Hero sandwich with ground beef, cheese, onions, and sauce ... Boogaloo
Soul N The Wall



What do you think of Roadfood with Misha Collins | Detroit, MI?

12 Responses to “Roadfood with Misha Collins | Detroit, MI”

v. anderson

October 22nd, 2022

I was born and raised in Michigan. However, I have not lived in Michigan for a very long time. Misha does an excellent job of showcasing Detroit and all it has to offer through the universal language of food. Like most large cities Detroit is a melting pot of people from various cultures, backgrounds and histories. Misha’s presentation really speaks to how any city that has experienced its share of struggles still manages to shine and offer hope to everyone through the growing and cooking of food. He encourages people to share their love stories about what food means to them as people and/or community. Misha asks just enough questions to get the intellectual and visual juices going enough to make a simple slice of bread seem delectable!!!


K Black

July 22nd, 2022

Great show! Misha Collins is a wonderful host, with a healthy dose of tolerance, respect, and intelligence.


Teri Flores

June 22nd, 2022

This is the first time my husband and I saw “Roadfood”. How wonderful our first episode was in Detroit which is the area where we are from. We learned great things from this episode about our “hometown”, so much so we go down and volunteer. We went on to watch more episodes. This is a great show, Misha is a terrific host. This is a show we now look forward to seeing and learning much much more!


Pam Adams

June 19th, 2022

LOVED THIS EPISODE! This is what needs to be happening all over this country! Urban gardening for food deserts is soooo needed. This touched my heart to see the commitment and thoughtfulness of the gardeners as well as the restaurant owners and loved loved loved what the artist Sydney James had to say. That Detroit wants equity. They pay taxes and want what everyone else gets with the taxes that they pay!
I wish we could have heard from the politicians and what plans, if any, for rebuilding the city, even though I know that things have to begin in a grassroots way to make an impact.
A very inspiring episode.



June 5th, 2022

I grew up visiting my aunt, uncle and cousin in Detroit near Denby High School. I would love to see the neighborhoods come back. Folks need a sense of community and food is a great place to start.


Daisy Sterling

June 4th, 2022

Absolutely fantastic! I’d like to grow a garden and the food made me hungry. I’d like to visit Detroit one day.



May 31st, 2022

Today was the first I watched Roadfood. I was drawn to the food and the historical references as a African American this is important to me. I would love to travel to different places and taste different foods. I have signed up and programmed my TV to tape each episode. Id like to thank the creators and Misha for this project and wish you all continued success.



May 31st, 2022

Under the guise of a collard greens history lesson, the Roadfood Host and producers perpetuated the misconception that Detroit is full of vacant lots and rundown houses. The dilapidated Packard plant is guaranteed to be featured prominently in almost all tv shows that visit our city. Ridiculous.



May 31st, 2022

love the show especially Detroit…born raised and thanks for the variations…there’s so much more to Detroit…please come back and explore our brilliant city



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Lady Y

May 12th, 2022

I am a native Detroiter. I didn’t even know these places exist. I plan to visit these restaurants and will be starting a small garden in my backyard. Thank you for showcasing positive people and places of Detroit👍🏾
P.S. Kudos to the 87 year old farmer and he’s still drives too….. so Cool!!!!


Andrew McIntosh

May 12th, 2022

What was the background music towards the end? It’s driving me crazy trying to figure it out. Great show. Need more like this.



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