New restaurant in downtown Dearborn celebrates fresh ingredients and friendship

Four childhood friends. Three favorite foods. And all the fresh ingredients they can gather. Add all that up and you get Trio Eats, a new restaurant in west downtown Dearborn.

Though they opened last November, Trio Eats recently celebrated its grand opening. Trio takes over the old Brera Pizza spot downtown.

The restaurant gets its name from its four co-owners’ three favorite foods: Pizza, wraps, and salads.

"We’ve all been friends since elementary school. We all grew up in Dearborn," says co-owner Nasser Beydoun, a local businessman who has opened 42 restaurants in the Middle East, including Rainforest Cafes in Cairo and Dubai. “We remember restaurants that use fresh ingredients.

"We wanted to bring that back."

Beydoun and his friends also wanted to bring something else back: One of their friends who had moved to Florida, who has since been convinced to move back to Michigan to become head chef at Trio.

According to Beydoun, the ingredients at Trio are fresh and all-natural. The pizza is wood-fired, and uses Contandino flour, San Marzano Italian tomatoes, fresh basil, and pure olive oil. Salads and wraps are made fresh; the falafel is a professed stand-out.

The Trio group is high on downtown Dearborn, and their success there.

"Ford is building new office buildings here, there are lots of great new restaurants opening here. The area’s booming," Beydoun says.

"For this area, Dearborn is the only city with that downtown feeling people are looking for. We have that walkable, exciting downtown experience here."

Beydoun and his group are already planning to expand the Trio brand. A pop-up falafel location in the works for downtown Detroit.

Trio Eats is located at 1002 S. Military St. in west downtown Dearborn.

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MJ Galbraith is a writer and musician living in Detroit. Follow him on Twitter @mikegalbraith.
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