Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Planthropie to host tasting takeover at Detroit's Willis Show Bar

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 at 4:23 PM

Willis Show Bar is the new bar on the block — the upscale cabaret and cocktail bar has been recently revived and restored, continuing its legacy as a hotspot jazz club. For the Plantharopie Tasting Takeover event, the plant-based couture small plates catering company will offer up a five-course...

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Vegetarian restaurant The Clean Plate forced to leave its location, launches GoFundMe

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 9:57 AM

The future is unclear for The Clean Plate, a Shelby Township vegeterian restaurant that built up a customer base by being one of the area's only options for healthy, plant-based cuisine. Owner Amber Poupore — who also owns Royal Oak's Cacao Tree, consulted for GreenSpace, does vegan cooking demos...

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Hamtramck's Aladdin Sweets and Cafe catches fire

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 5:57 PM

Hamtramck Bangladeshi restaurant Aladdin Sweets and Cafe caught on fire this afternoon. The fire started around 5:20 p.m., and firefighters appeared to have it contained to a vent running up the restaurant's exterior north wall by 5:40 p.m. A commander on the scene told Metro Times that an investigation...

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Brix wine bar to close, will re-open in 2019 in New Center

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Brix Wine & Charcuterie Boutique's West Village location will close at the end of the month and re-open in Detroit's New Center area sometime in 2019. Owner Mikiah Westbrooks made the announcement Sunday evening on Facebook. Opening Brix was a real dream of mine and to be able to...

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Supino owner is planning a pizza concept in New Center

Posted By on Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 12:24 PM

The owner of one of Detroit's favorite — and busiest — pizzerias will soon send pies out of a new restaurant in New Center. Supino Pizzeria owner Dave Mancini tells Metro Times that he purchased a building on the same block on which Selden Standard's owners and Baobab Fare are...

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Holy Moly donuts opens second location, new sandwich shop planned for West Village

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 2:18 PM

The Holy Moly Donut Shop — partly famous for excellent doughnuts, partly known for executing a stroke of genius by opening next door to a pot shop on Eight Mile Road — has its second location up and running. It made its name with flavors like Devil's Food Cake...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Kaku Sushi & Poke opens a Birmingham location

Posted By on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 9:03 AM

A new Kaku Sushi & Poke location is up and rolling in downtown Birmingham. It's the restaurant's second location, the first of which opened around a year ago on West Long Lake Road in Blomfield Hills. Owner Kaku Usui — who previously rolled at spots like Sharaku, Oslo, and...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

James Beard winning chef's Japanese-inspired restaurant opens this week in Birmingham

Posted By on Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 12:12 PM

James Beard award-winning chef, Michael Schlow, is opening his new "Japanese-inspired" restaurant in Birmingham this week. In 1999, Schlow won a James Beard Award for "Best Chef in the Northeast" with his Boston restaurant, Radius, while also collecting many more accolades through the years. He's partnering with local restaurateurs...

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Detroit Black Restaurant Week announces its lineup

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 1:56 PM

The second annual Detroit Black Restaurant Week kicks off later this month and highlights metro Detroit's many wonderful black-owned restaurants.'s Kwaku Osei-Bonsu and Lauren Bates organized the event, which runs from Aug. 20 through Aug. 26, and is designed "to begin a tradition in and around the city...

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Detroit's first Trinidadian-Caribbean restaurant opens this week

Posted By on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Some of the menu items on Norma G's menu aren't totally unfamiliar to Detroit. Callalloo, chicken pelau, jerk chicken, curry goat — these are plates you'll find in some of the city's other Caribbean eateries. Still, what Norma G's owner and chef Lester Gouvia is doing and preparing is...

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