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Friday, April 28, 2017

Royal Oak will get more barbecue, Apparatus Room opens in May

Posted By on Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Greektown's Red Smoke is moving forward with plans for a new Royal Oak restaurant. Tasso Teftsis, co-owner of Red Smoke and Astoria's Royal Oak and Greektown locations, is undertaking the project, according to the Daily Tribune. The new building will go up at the site of a now-demolished Citizens Bank at 218...

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Have Detroit's high-rise restaurants lost their appeal?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 27, 2017 at 10:50 AM

The Top Of The Pontch on the 25th floor of downtown Detroit's Crowne Plaza Hotel recently closed, making it the second top-of-the-tower restaurant to shutter in recent months. According to a post on the Pontch's Facebook page, the space is now used for private events. Its closure follows that of...

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PizzaPlex, a Neapolitan pizzeria co-operative, will open next month in Southwest Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 3:34 PM

A new Neapolitan-style pizzeria that's also a co-operative with a social component in its mission is in the works in Southwest Detroit. PizzaPlex, located on Vernor near Clark, is awaiting final inspections and shooting for a spring opening. In the meantime, the company is hiring. Co-owner Alessandra Carreon...

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Detroit's Café con Leche to shutter permanently

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 10:33 AM

Last year, after little more than a year in business, indie coffee shop Cafe con Leche closed its auxiliary Southwest Detroit location. Now, the shop's only remaining location, across from the Fisher Building, will also shutter. The shop opened in 2007, when the whole of Detroit only had three indie...

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Ann Arbor's first 'poutinerie' is about to open

Posted By on Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Over the last decade, Canada's greatest culinary export, poutine, began appearing with regularity on some of the region's hipper establishment's menus. For the uninitiated, poutine is essentially a jumbled mound of fries, gravy and cheese curds that's heavy and unhealthy - but well-loved - Canadian grub. In fact, it's so...

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Founders is expected to announce plans for a new Cass Corridor taproom

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:19 PM

Founders could be the next Michigan brewery in Midtown. Crain's reports that the Grand Rapids-based brewer is expected to announce plans for a new taproom and brewery in a 12,000-square-foot building at 456 Charlotte St. That's right at the edge of the District Detroit arena/entertainment district now under construction. It would be...

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Juice Joint juice and cold brew coffee bar opens in Midtown

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 1:16 PM

The newest addition to Marcus Market in Midtown is a new juice and coffee bar. The Juice Joint quietly opened last week and is offering a range of smoothies, juices, and cold brews. Its menu is straightforward and the juices are what one would expect from a new juice bar...

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Meaty restaurant concept to replace stalled Geiger Eat Shop in West Village

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:49 AM

A new restaurant/butcher shop called Marrow will open in the spot that was to hold the Geiger Eat Shop. The Detroit Free Press reports that the new project will be a partnership between Geiger's Greg Reyner and The Royce Detroit wine bar's Ping Ho. They're enlisting former Parks & Rec...

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Woodbridge Pub listed for sale

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 8:32 AM

The popular Woodbridge Pub bar/restaurant in the Woodbridge neighborhood just west of Wayne State's campus is on the market. Crain's reports owner Jim Geary is asking $1.225 million and hoping to find someone who will continue running and growing the operation.   The listing price also includes a vacant...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

See photos from Royale With Cheese, Midtown's new 'Pulp Fiction'-inspired burger joint

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:44 AM

As we reported last week, Royale with Cheese — a Pulp Fiction-inspired, “retro style” burger shop infused with American barbecue and Mediterranean flavors — will be the newest addition to Midtown’s ever-expanding dining scene when it starts serving at Willis and Cass. Chef and co-owner Hass Bazzy tells MT the restaurant...

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